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So-called 'Drano bombs' are making a comeback — and it's scary

They might not be as damaging as devices made with metal fragments and pressure cookers, but a type of homemade bomb called the Drano bomb that’s been used to prank people for decades is making a comeback. And it’s all thanks to the viral nature of social media sites like YouTube and...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:12am

Indiana's using emojis to tell young drivers whether they're going too fast

A police department in Danville, Indiana is testing out a new way to implement safety on the roads. Hint: it's super hip.  Tuesday morning the Danville Metropolitan Police Department installed a "Digital Driver Feedback" speed limit sign along one of its roads —...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:47pm

Here's a friendly reminder to water your Christmas trees

Christmas trees signify love, life (unless it’s Home Depot artifical) and happiness — and we’ve learned a lot of things about them this year. For starters, there's a scarce supply in some parts of the country. They could be filled with bugs on bugs (up to 25,000), and there...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 2:31pm

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

The scary reason you should never blow out a candle

How often do you blow out candles to extinguish the flames? Probably every time there’s a candle burning, but it's apparently not the right way to do it. Ashley Brawley learned the hard way last weekend when flames from a Bath & Body Works vanilla-scented candle exploded in her face...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 1:38pm

Fidget spinners top most dangerous toys list

Fidget spinners have been lauded for their “therapeutic” effects, but a consumer watchdog group is warning parents that the viral gadget is one of the most dangerous toys of the summer. World Against Toys Causing Harm Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.), a Boston-based nonprofit, released its summer...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 3:51pm

Add this to your keychain, connect with police 3 times faster than dialing911

Guard Llama, recently seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” is a personal safety device that claims to best calling 911 with faster response time and — something local dispatch can’t do — it knows your location. Guard Llama is a smartphone app plus key fob, with potential...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:38pm