News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:28:47 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Missouri massacre: nine dead http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/missouri-massacre-nine-dead.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/missouri-massacre-nine-dead.html Missouri massacre: nine dead

Tyrone, Mo. --- (NBC News)  Investigators in Missouri are trying to figure out what caused a man to go on a killing spree that claimed eight lives.
 
It took place at four different homes in the town of Tyrone.
 
In all, eight people were shot to death, including the suspect. One woman survived the attack.
 
Police say they found the suspect's mother dead as well, apparently from natural causes.
 
The county coroner says the victims shot at the first crime scene were husband and wife.
 
In second and third houses, deputies found two other married couples shot to death; a young boy apparently slept through one of the attacks and was not hurt.
 
At a fourth house, police discovered another man shot to death, his wife shot, but clinging to life.

Police found the suspected gunman, Joseph Jesse Aldridge, dead in a nearby county.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:39:16 -0800
Caught on cam: school bus slap http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/caught-on-cam-school-bus-slap.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/caught-on-cam-school-bus-slap.html Caught on cam: school bus slap

Cincinnati, Ohio --- (WLWT)  A Cincinnati, Ohio mother is facing an assault charge after police said she slapped a child on a school bus.

According to court documents, N'Doumbe Gueye, 30, told police that her 6-year-old son had been hit on several occasions by a 5-year-old boy who rode the same First Student school bus.

Police say Gueye boarded the bus bound for Roll Hill Academy, asked her son to point out the boy who hit him, then slapped the boy in a confrontation.

The incident was captured on video.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:37:29 -0800
Bigger is better? http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/bigger-is-better.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/bigger-is-better.html Bigger is better?

(NBC News)  New statistics on cosmetic surgery trends finds less is more when it comes to the face, and more is more when it comes to the backside!

Celebrities like Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez are bumping up a growing trend in cosmetic surgery with their gluteal assets.

"People are focusing on that area of their body much more and are interested in enhancing their buttocks," says Dr. Scot Glasberg, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The group just released a report that finds rear-end lifts and augmentations are among the fastest growing cosmetic procedures, with a near doubling of silicone implants between 2013 and 2014.

Increasingly surgeons are opting for fat grafting, enhancing the derriere using fat from another part of the body.

"Fat transfer is the single largest growing entity in plastic surgery over the last five to ten years," Grasberg says.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:35:04 -0800
Nevada gaming commission now allowing Olympic betting http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/nevada-gaming-commission-now-allowing-olympic-betting.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/nevada-gaming-commission-now-allowing-olympic-betting.html Nevada gaming commission now allowing Olympic betting

Nev. --- For the first time, the Nevada Gaming Commission is allowing gamblers to bet on Olympic events.

The amendment was approved unanimously, Thursday, February 26th; however, the Gaming Commission isn't allowing people to bet on every sport. 

The chairman has the power to remove an event from seeing any betting action, but many believe that any game decided by points or time would be included. Betting on sports where winners are determined by judges, like figure skating, will probably not be allowed. 

Even sports that are somewhat unfamiliar to most people, like curling, could see some betting action.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:30 -0800
Study shows bad sleep leads to craving fatty foods http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/study-show-bad-sleep-leads-to-craving-fatty-foods.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/study-show-bad-sleep-leads-to-craving-fatty-foods.html Study shows bad sleep leads to craving fatty foods

Penn --- A new study from the University of Pennsylvania finds a bad night's sleep may lead a person to crave fatty foods the next day.

Researchers had 46 adults spend four nights in a sleep laboratory.

When they skipped just one night of sleep, study participants ate foods higher in fat content than those who got a full night of shuteye. 

Brain scans also showed differences in areas thought to influence decision-making.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:53:48 -0800
Slushy waves? http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/slushy-waves.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/slushy-waves.html Slushy waves?

Mass. --- After months of deep freeze, one Massachusetts photographer captured some chilling beauty when ocean waves turned to slush.

Check out this shot of what he calls “Slurpee Surf."

Jonathan Nimerfroh says he was surprised to discover the nearly-frozen waves hitting the Nantucket shoreline. He says he's a surfer who's obsessed with the ocean.          

The day he took this shot, the high temp for the day was 19-degrees and strong winds helped to stir up the ice curls.

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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:41:34 -0800
Washington police search for dangerous man http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/washington-police-search-for-dangerous-man.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/washington-police-search-for-dangerous-man.html Washington police search for dangerous man

Kelso, Wash. -- Police in Washington are looking for a man considered armed and extremely dangerous.

The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office says 41-year-old Christopher Lee Yourkwitz reportedly shot his roommate Wednesday night in Kelso, after the two had an argument.

The victim underwent surgery; his condition is unknown at this time.

Yourkwitz has a criminal history and is wanted for first-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

If you know where he might be, call 911.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:05:24 -0800
Questions remain after baby's death http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/questions-remain-after-baby-s-death.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/questions-remain-after-baby-s-death.html Questions remain after baby's death

Yolo County, Calif. --- (KCRA)  Search teams looking for a weeks-old infant recovered the baby's body Wednesday morning along a slough in Yolo County, California.

The child vanished from the Woodland area earlier this week.

"It's been an emotional roller coaster," said Ladonna Ryan, of Woodland, who helped organize a memorial Wednesday night. "I get sad and I cry and I was even sick to my stomach."

"This is mind-blowing. It's like a dream I'm still trying to wake up from," said Randy Green, the baby's grandfather. "It's just hard on the whole family."

The infant's mother, 23-year-old Samantha Green, was found alive with scratches on her body at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, "crying and hysterical," near the river, deputies said.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:16:43 -0800
Think twice before buying your next vehicle http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/think-twice-before-buying-your-next-vehicle.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/think-twice-before-buying-your-next-vehicle.html Think twice before buying your next vehicle

Before buying a used car you may want to look into whether that vehicle was involved in a recall and if it was repaired.

According to a study by Carfax, which sells vehicle history reports, more than 46,000,000 cars and trucks on the road in the U.S. were recalled because of safety defects, but were never repaired. 

Last year, around 5,000,000 of those unfixed vehicles were sold to new owners and that number is certain to rise, since automakers recalled nearly 64,000,000 vehicles last year alone. 

The problem is, that there's no legal requirement for dealers or individual sellers to get repairs done before a used vehicle is sold.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:10:29 -0800
New Facebook feature hoping to save lives http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/new-facebook-feature-hoping-to-save-lives.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/new-facebook-feature-hoping-to-save-lives.html New Facebook feature hoping to save lives

Facebook is rolling out a new feature designed to put suicide prevention tools at your fingerprints.

These days, people share so much on Facebook, from what they're doing, to how they're feeling.  

Stephen Paul Miller, a student at the University of Washington School of Social, read a Facebook post written by a college classmate saying, "it's too much, I can't take it", but he never got a chance to make a call because his friend died by suicide later that night. 

This experience is the motivation behind a new Facebook feature that gives users the option to report a potentially suicidal post. 

It's a new approach to suicide prevention, "to think about this tool as a way to save lives and other comm and families from this loss, excites me very much."

In Stephen's eyes, it's the power of social media finally being used to do powerful things.

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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:57:19 -0800