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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