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    Kids tying up 911 lines

    Kids playing with old cell phones tie up emergency lines

    When they hear the sirens for 911, emergency responders obviously expect it to be a true emergency on the other end -- but more and more frequently, children playing with old cell phones are accidentally dialing in.
    When they hear the sirens for 911, emergency responders obviously expect it to be a true emergency on the other end -- but more and more frequently, children playing with old cell phones are accidentally dialing in.
  • Safety

    Keeping burglars from stealing from the dead

    Keeping burglars from stealing from the dead

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-22 09:00:31 GMT
    Thieves will go to extreme measures to steal from anyone -- even the dead. There have been a number of cases in the United States involving burglars breaking into a dead person's home while family
    There is a growing trend in the United States involving burglars who use information obtained from a newspaper or online obituary to target homes of the deceased. There are some things you can do to make it more difficult for a burglar to find your loved one's home and keep their valuables safe. 
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    Renting a movie? Don't get robbed

    Renting a movie? Don't get robbed

    Movie rental machines are everywhere these days, but as they become more popular, so does the opportunity for criminal activity.
    Movie rental machines are everywhere these days, but as they become more popular, so does the opportunity for criminal activity. We'll show you what to look out for to keep movie night from turning into a fright!
  • Safety

    Where to go when you see a tornado

    Where to go when you see a tornado

    What would you do if the warning sirens went off? Would you know where to go? We've got tips from the National Weather Service to help you stay safe no matter where you are.
    What would you do if the warning sirens went off? Would you know where to go? We've got tips from the National Weather Service to help you stay safe no matter where you are.
  • Safety

    When a rabid animal attacks

    What to do when a rabid animal attacks

    Between 16,000 and 39,000 people are treated annually in the U.S. for rabies following exposure to a potentially rabid animal.
    Between 16,000 and 39,000 people are treated annually in the U.S. for rabies following exposure to a potentially rabid animal. Wild animals account for up to 92 percent of reported cases for rabies according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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    Are your home grown veggies as safe as you think?

    Are your home grown veggies as safe as you think?

    Do you grow your own vegetables at home? The soil you are using could be contaminated with toxic lead and what's in the soil could end up in your food and your body.
    Do you grow your own vegetables at home? The soil you are using could be contaminated with toxic lead and what's in the soil could end up in your food and your body.
  • Safety

    Practice makes perfect, even for self defense

    Practice makes perfect, even for self defense

    "In the movies, we always see women hanging right there with the men, being able to take them down," says Self Defense Instructor Jessica Scarsella. "But in real life, it won't be that easy."
    "In the movies, we always see women hanging right there with the men, being able to take them down," says Self Defense Instructor Jessica Scarsella. "But in real life, it won't be that easy."
  • When is it time to turn over the car keys?

    When is it time to turn over the car keys?

    For many older drivers, their mobility gives them a sense of freedom, of having choices and affects their overall quality of life. But when is the right time for seniors to turn over the keys?
    For many older drivers, their mobility gives them a sense of freedom, of having choices and affects their overall quality of life. But when is the right time for seniors to turn over the keys?
  • Safety

    Do your kids know what to do if a stranger tries to grab them?

    Do your kids know what to do if a stranger tries to grab them?

    After video circulated of a man in Georgia trying to grab a young girl, parents across the country started wondering what their own kids would do in that situation.
    After video circulated of a man in Georgia trying to grab a young girl, parents across the country started wondering what their own kids would do in that situation. We've got tips on how to teach your kids to stay safe!
  • Safety

    What to do if you're caught in a high-speed chase

    What to do if you're caught in a high-speed chase

    Would you know what to do if a high-speed chase erupted around you? Many motorists panic or speed up to get out of the way, but police suggest another tactic.
    Would you know what to do if a high-speed chase erupted around you? Many motorists panic or speed up to get out of the way, but police suggest another tactic.
  • Window safety for families

    Window safety for families

    Kristin Perkins is living with every parent's nightmare -- losing a child. Her son, Dylan, fell to his death from a bedroom window.
    Kristin Perkins is living with every parent's nightmare -- losing a child. Her son, Dylan, fell to his death from a bedroom window.
  • Safety

    "Air freshener" is actually a dangerous drug

    "Air freshener" is actually a dangerous drug

    A dangerous drug called "Zannie" has made its way onto the party scene, and it's being marketed as an "air freshener." Here's what you need to know.
    A dangerous drug called "Zannie" has made its way onto the party scene, and it's being marketed as an "air freshener." Here's what you need to know.
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    25,000 bees take up residence in man's car

    25,000 bees take up residence in a car

    How do you get rid of 25,000 bees that have decided to hang out on your car? One Tennessee man had to find out the hard way.
    How do you get rid of 25,000 bees that have decided to hang out on your car? One Tennessee man had to find out the hard way.
  • Safety

    Protect your privacy if you take your phone to be repaired

    Protect your privacy if you take your phone to be repaired

    Don't leave personal and private photos on your smart phone when you leave it with a repair shop. Someone's bound to go snooping.
    Don't leave personal and private photos on your smartphone when you leave it with a repair shop. Someone's bound to go snooping.
  • Safety

    Playing on treadmills can end in tragedy

    How to avoid a treadmill tragedy

    Doctors estimate some 25,000 children under the age of 14 are injured each year by exercise equipment -- and treadmills are one of the top offenders.
    Doctors estimate some 25,000 children under the age of 14 are injured each year by exercise equipment -- and treadmills are one of the top offenders.
  • What to do if your car is stolen

    What to do if your car is stolen

    What do you do if your car is stolen? We've got time-sensitive tips that will help you improve the chances of getting your vehicle back.
    What do you do if your car is stolen? We've got time-sensitive tips that will help you improve the chances of getting your vehicle back.
  • Safety

    Electrical heater safety

    Electrical heater safety

    A lot of people have a water heater but fire officials say you need to be careful. Heating appliances are one the leading causes of fires in the U.S.
    A lot of people have a water heater but fire officials say you need to be careful. Heating appliances are one the leading causes of fires in the U.S.
  • Safety

    Weapons seized at airports

    Weapons seized at airports

    TSA officers seize a strange menagerie of potential weapons that passengers were trying to sneak through security.
    TSA officers seize a strange menagerie of potential weapons that passengers were trying to sneak through security.
  • Safety

    Is your child's school playing with fire?

    Is your child's school playing with fire?

    Even if your child knows the drill when a fire alarm goes off at school their path to safety is sometimes compromised at public and private schools.
    Even if your child knows the drill when a fire alarm goes off at school their path to safety is sometimes compromised at public and private schools.
  • Safety

    Workplace shooting: What would you do?

    Workplace shooting: What would you do?

    What would you do if someone opened fire at your office? If you're like most people you've never had a training in the event of a workplace shooting.
    What would you do if someone opened fire at your office? If you're like most people you've never had a training in the event of a workplace shooting.
  • Safety

    Tips to stay safe during your shopping trips

    Tips to stay safe during your shopping trips

    Walking from the mall or the grocery store could be a prime time for a thief to target you.
    Walking from the mall or the grocery store could be a prime time for a thief to target you.
  • Family

    Common mistakes parents make using child booster seats

    Common mistakes parents make using child booster seats

    An automobile crash occurs about every 13 hours in the U.S. and kills a child. In fact, automobile accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death for children 12 or younger.
    When your son or daughter outgrows their child restraint seat, a booster seat should be used until they reach a specific height and weight. We'll show you how the proper use and installation of a booster seat could prevent injury to your child or pre-teen.
  • Safety

    Hot tub horror stories

    Hot tub horror stories

    A nice soak in the hot tub or spa is a great way to relax, but a recent study found that hot tub-related injuries have increased by 160 percent in the last decade, and many of these involved children.
    A nice soak in the hot tub or spa is a great way to relax, but a recent study found that hot tub-related injuries have increased by 160 percent in the last decade, and many of these involved children. America Now shares one family's story of a close call and what you can do to prevent a tragedy.
  • YourHome

    Demand for 'safe rooms' up

    Demand for 'safe rooms' has jumped

    Is your door locked? Are your windows shut? Is the alarm set? If you are really serious about home security, there is a unique way to stay safe you might want to consider - but it will cost you.
    Is your door locked? Are your windows shut? Is the alarm set? If you are really serious about home security, there is a unique way to stay safe you might want to consider - but it will cost you.
  • Safety

    'Dusting' no longer just a household chore

    Teens getting high by 'dusting' could suffer organ damage, death

    Glue, gasoline and household paint are easy for teens to get their hands on, and a growing number of youth are now abusing keyboard cleaner, which can be fatal at first puff.
    While overall teen drug use is declining, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that inhalant experimentation among this group is on the rise, and one household product is particularly dangerous. America Now explores this trend and what parents need to watch out for!
  • Safety

    1 in 10 seniors abused, neglected

    1 in 10 elders is abused or neglected

    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, one out of every 10 older Americans is abused or neglected and for every case we know about, an estimated 23 more go unreported.
    According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, one out of every 10 older Americans is abused or neglected and for every case we know about, an estimated 23 more go unreported. America Now delves into this growing problem and what you can do to protect your loved ones!
  • Are ATV's safe for kids?

    Safety tips for kids who ride ATVs

    Check out the safety tips you need to know if your child ride an all-terrain vehicle.
    Check out the safety tips you need to know if your child ride an all-terrain vehicle.
  • Safety

    Don't become the victim of a purse snatching

    Don't become the victim of a purse snatching

    It can happen in the blink of an eye and you might not even know it. Thieves are targeting unsuspecting victims at the gas pump.
    It can happen in the blink of an eye and you might not even know it. Thieves are targeting unsuspecting victims at the gas pump.
  • Family

    'SafetyTats' give parents peace-of-mind

    'SafetyTats' give parents peace-of-mind

    Thursday, April 3 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-04-03 09:00:11 GMT
    A new product called Safety Tattoos is making being prepared for the worst easy for parents and fun for kids.
    A new product called Safety Tattoos is making being prepared for the worst easy for parents and fun for kids.
  • TechTips

    Craigslist rental scams

    Craigslist rental scams

    Craigslist received more than 100 million new posts every month and that mean billions in merchandise is bought and sold online, most times with no direct contact between buyer and seller.
    Craigslist received more than 100 million new posts every month and that mean billions in merchandise is bought and sold online, most times with no direct contact between buyer and seller.
  • Safety

    AAA reminds drivers of the dangers of taking selfie photos while driving

    AAA reminds drivers of the dangers of taking selfie photos while driving

    AAA is reminding people how dangerous it can be to take a selfie while driving.
    AAA is reminding people how dangerous it can be to take a selfie while driving.
  • Do you need a front end alignment for your car?

    Do you need a front end alignment for your car?

    At some point, a mechanic may tell you that your car is out of alignment and that you need to spend over $100 to correct the problem. Now you need to make an informed decision.
    At some point, a mechanic may tell you that your car is out of alignment and that you need to spend over $100 to correct the problem. Now you need to make an informed decision.
  • Safety

    Don't be a target when you're shopping

    Don't be a target when you're shopping

    Both police and store security are warning men and women alike to be more aware of thieves while you're shopping. The bad guys are using some old and new tricks to rip you off.
    Both police and store security are warning men and women alike to be more aware of thieves while you're shopping. The bad guys are using some old and new tricks to rip you off.
  • Safety

    How to 'survive the skid' in your car

    How to 'survive the skid'

    A stunt driver shows you what to do if your car goes into a skid.
    A stunt driver shows you what to do if your car goes into a skid.
  • Safe sleeping practices for your baby

    Safe sleeping for your baby

    The CDC says more than 4,500 infants die suddenly each year of causes that aren't immediately clear— a phenomenon called 'sudden unexpected infant death.'
    The CDC says more than 4,500 infants die suddenly each year of causes that aren't immediately clear— a phenomenon called 'sudden unexpected infant death.'
  • Tick bite causes meat allergy

    Tick bite causes meat allergy

    Emmanuel Spencer never had allergies a day in his life, but he went into full anaphylactic shock after eating meat while on vacation. His isn't the only bizarre case.
    Summer is here, and so are skin-loving ticks! We'll show you which kind could give you a serious allergy - even if you've never had them before.
  • ScamAlert

    Beware official looking emails, they could be a rip off

    Beware official looking emails, they could be a rip off

    Phishing emails can be quite convincing. They use the company's logo and usually some scary message that something is wrong with your account.
    Phishing emails can be quite convincing. They use the company's logo and usually some scary message that something is wrong with your account.
  • Safety

    Identity thieves targeting school records

    Protecting your child's identity

    Kids are natural targets for identity thieves because the crime can go undetected for years. Unfortunately, school is one of the places where a child's personal information can easily be compromised. Is yours at risk?
    Kids are natural targets for identity thieves because the crime can go undetected for years. Unfortunately, school is one of the places where a child's personal information can easily be compromised. Find out how to make sure your family's information stays safe!
  • Health

    Invasive species: A growing threat to the US

    Invasive species: A growing threat to the US

    We're all aware of threats to our national security, but there is one very important war being waged that you might not know about. The survival of our economy, environment and eve our health hang in the balance.
    We're all aware of threats to our national security, but there is one very important war being waged that you might not know about. The survival of our economy, environment and eve our health hang in the balance.
  • Pay less to insure your teen driver

    Pay less to insure your teen driver

    If you've got a teen driver in your house, you know how expensive it is to insure them. We've got some tips to save money.
    If you've got a teen driver in your house, you know how expensive it is to insure them. We've got some tips to save money.
  • Safety

    Railroad accidents can lead to larger safety hazards

    Protecting yourself during a haz-mat railroad disaster

    The U.S. Department of Transportation says billions of dollars in freight are moved by trains each year. But when there's a railroad accident, these cargos can contribute to massive emergencies.
    Billions of dollars in freight are moved by trains each year. But when there's a railroad accident, these cargos can contribute to massive emergencies. America Now has the info that can protect your home and family.
  • Safety

    Toppling television sets cause injury, death

    Toppling television sets can cause injury, death

    A fallen television or piece of furniture injures nearly 10,000 children every year and kills a child nearly every two weeks. America Now shows how to make sure your set is properly secured to keep your kids safe!
    A fallen television or piece of furniture injures nearly 10,000 children every year and kills a child nearly every two weeks. America Now shows how to make sure your set is properly secured to keep your kids safe!
  • TechTips

    New twist on an old Microsoft support scam

    New twist on an old Microsoft support scam

    There is a new twist to an old scam. Instead of cyber criminals calling you, claiming to be Microsoft Support, now they've got you calling them.
    There is a new twist to an old scam. Instead of cyber criminals calling you, claiming to be Microsoft Support, now they've got you calling them.
  • Family

    Staying safe while traveling overseas

    Staying safe while traveling overseas

    What would you do if you were traveling overseas and something went wrong?
    What would you do if you were traveling overseas and something went wrong?
  • Family

    Stranger danger: Talking to your kids

    Stranger danger: Talking to your kids

    "Don't talk to strangers," every parent has said that to their child but throw in a cute puppy with that stranger and will they remember their parents words?
    "Don't talk to strangers," every parent has said that to their child but throw in a cute puppy with that stranger and will they remember their parents words?
  • Coast Guard warns about false distress calls

    Coast Guard warns about false distress calls

    The Coast Guard is sending out a warning about recent false distress calls after a recent event in which several occurred in Oahu, Hawaii.
    The Coast Guard is sending out a warning about recent false distress calls after a recent event in which several occurred in Oahu, Hawaii.
  • The truth about smoking salvia

    The truth about smoking salvia

    Like marijuana, salvia is an herb - but this plant packs a hallucinogenic punch as potent as LSD when smoked or ingested. We investigated the terrifying side effects this powerful plant is having on users.
    Like marijuana, salvia is an herb - but this plant packs a hallucinogenic punch as potent as LSD when smoked or ingested. We investigated the terrifying side effects this powerful plant is having on users.
  • Safety

    Expert offers tips for keeping children safe from predators

    Expert offers tips for keeping children safe from predators

    In a rapidly-evolving world, protecting a child's innocence is on the minds of many parents.
    In a rapidly-evolving world, protecting a child's innocence is on the minds of many parents.
  • Tech

    Smart911 system speeds up emergency response

    Smart911 system speeds up emergency response

    Smart911 is a free service that allows people to create a profile detailing personal or medical information, which only shows up to 911 dispatchers if they ever call in an emergency.
    Smart911 is a free service that allows people to create a profile detailing personal or medical information, which only shows up to 911 dispatchers if they ever call in an emergency.
  • Safety

    Doctors train as S.W.A.T. officers

    Doctors train as S.W.A.T. officers

    Serving your community means different things to different people, for two doctors 'giving back' means gearing up.
    Serving your community means different things to different people, for two doctors 'giving back' means gearing up.
  • Safety

    Hazards of inflatable children's bounce houses

    Hazards of inflatable children's bounce houses

    They're a hit with the kids but they can be dangerous. Here's what you need to know to avoid a bounce house disaster.
    They're a hit with the kids but they can be dangerous. Here's what you need to know to avoid a bounce house disaster.
  • After-school safety for kids

    After-school safety for kids

    Typically your kids are supervised at school and at home, but how do you keep them safe in between? Here are some lessons for parents and kids to help ensure a child's safety on their way home from school.
    Typically your kids are supervised at school and at home, but how do you keep them safe in between? We'll show you some strategies to help ensure your child's safety on the way home from school.
  • Safety

    Extension cords can cause fire, injury and death

    Extension cords can cause fire, injury and death

    Extension cords are handy tools that provide power where we need it. But used inappropriately, these cords of convenience can pose a fire, shock and electrocution danger.
    Extension cords are handy tools that provide power where we need it. But used inappropriately, these cords of convenience can pose a fire, shock and electrocution danger.
  • Family

    Drug dealers moving into safer neighborhoods

    Drug dealers moving into safer neighborhoods

    Warning: your safe, quiet neighborhood may not be as safe as you think.
    Warning: your safe, quiet neighborhood may not be as safe as you think.
  • Safety

    Use care when mixing cleaning chemicals

    Use care when mixing chemicals

    A man from Tucson, Ariz. was mixing pool chemicals inside his home when, he says, "It started to boil, like boiling water."
    A man from Tucson, Arizona was mixing pool chemicals inside his home when, he says, "It started to boil, like boiling water."
  • Safety

    Street safety for kids

    Street safety for kids

    Getting hit by a car is the third leading cause of death for kids 5 to 9 years old, and it's a real danger for teenagers, too. Here are tips for teaching your kids how to be street-savvy.
    Getting hit by a car is the third leading cause of death for kids 5 to 9 years old, and it's a real danger for teenagers, too. Here are tips for teaching your kids how to be street-savvy.
  • Safety

    Experts: Most common 'date rape drug' is not what you think

    Experts: Most common 'date rape drug' is not what you think

    When you think of a "date rape drug," what is the first thing that comes to mind? A pill? Something someone slips into a drink?
    When you think of a "date rape drug," what is the first thing that comes to mind? A pill? Something someone slips into a drink?
  • Safety

    Jumping fish threaten boaters

    Asian carp endangering U.S. boaters

    Asian carp are taking over US waterways. We'll show you why you need to take precautions against these large, jumping fish when you're out on the water!
    Asian carp are taking over US waterways, multiplying like rabbits and working their way through the Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio rivers. We'll show you why you need to take precautions against these large, jumping fish when you're out on the water! 
  • Safety

    Safety tips for commuters on scooters and mopeds

    Scooter hazards make safety the most important rule of the road

    Scooters and mopeds are extremely popular with commuters and students primarily because they're economical. But your chance of getting killed while operating a scooter is 35 times higher than driving a car.
    Scooters and mopeds are extremely popular with commuters and students primarily because they're economical. But your chance of getting killed while operating a scooter is 35 times higher than driving a car, according to a recent report from the NHTSA.
  • How to avoid a chimney fire

    What's inside your chimney could destroy your home

    Unlike house fires where smoke and flames shoot out of windows and walls, the fires that start inside a chimney often remain hidden. Within a short period of time, they can develop into a dangerous and deadly blaze.
    Unlike house fires where smoke and flames shoot out of windows and walls, the fires that start inside a chimney often remain hidden. Within a short period of time, they can develop into a dangerous and deadly blaze.
  • Safety

    'Swatting' cases on the rise

    'Swatting' cases on the rise

    Here is a story about an alarming prank that's sweeping the nation. It's called swatting.
    Here is a story about an alarming prank that's sweeping the nation. It's called swatting.
  • Safety

    Shooting victim warns of abuse

    Man shot five times by ex-girlfriend lives to tell the tale

    One man shares his story of surviving a brutal murder attempt and living to spread a message about love.
    Millions of men and women are assaulted each year in our country and one in every 12 women has been a victim of stalking, as has one in every 45 men. America Now shares one man's story of surviving a brutal murder attempt and living to spread a message about love.
  • How strong is a storm shelter?

    How much can a storm shelter withstand?

    The United States is home to more tornadoes than any other country, and storm shelters can be the difference between life and death for many people.
    The United States is home to more tornadoes than any other country, and storm shelters can be the difference between life and death for many people.
  • Safety

    Beware of purse snatchers

    Beware of purse snatchers

    Police are warning shoppers to beware of their surroundings, you don't want to be a victim of a purse snatching.
    Police are warning shoppers to beware of their surroundings, you don't want to be a victim of a purse snatching.
  • Safety

    Appliances hold a dangerous shock hazard

    Appliances can hold dangerous charge while unplugged

    We depend on our appliances for many things. Most people use them everyday, so if something goes wrong, many people may try to fix it on their own. But what may seem like a simple fix could cost you your life.
    We depend on our appliances for many things. Most people use them everyday, so if something goes wrong, many people may try to fix it on their own. But what may seem like a simple fix could cost you your life.
  • Safety

    How to survive a water immersion auto accident

    How to survive a water immersion auto accident

    Monday, March 3 2014 5:00 AM EST2014-03-03 10:00:27 GMT
    An estimated 300 people die each year in the United States in water immersion auto accidents. Knowing how to escape quickly could save your life.
    An estimated 300 people die each year in the United States in water immersion auto accidents. Knowing how to escape quickly could save your life.
  • WATCH: Water-skiing squirrel

    Skiing squirrel focuses on water safety after trainer's husband drowns

    People howl with laughter when Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel dons his bright orange life jacket, hops aboard his custom squirrel skis and takes to the wake.
    People howl with laughter when Twiggy the Water Skiing Squirrel dons his bright orange life jacket, hops aboard his custom squirrel skis and takes to the wake. But his purpose is more than sheer entertainment.
  • Bicycle helmet fit test

    Bicycle helmet fit test

    Kate Carr, president of Safe Kids Worldwide, shares three tips on how you can make sure their helmet fits just right.
    Kate Carr, president of Safe Kids Worldwide, shares three tips on how you can make sure their helmet fits just right.
  • YourHome

    Tips to foil burglars when you're away from home

    Tips to foil burglars when you're away from home

    One thing police say should be on your checklist that may surprise you - do not close your blinds or curtains unless you normally do that when you're home.
    One thing police say should be on your checklist that may surprise you - do not close your blinds or curtains unless you normally do that when you're home.
  • Safety

    Safety precautions when using Craigslist

    Safety precautions when using Craigslist

    With more than 100 million ads posted to Craigslist every month, the online marketplace can save you big bucks, but could cost you your safety.
    With more than 100 million ads posted to Craigslist every month, the online marketplace can save you big bucks, but could cost you your safety. Crime Prevention Officer Harry Sosa says there are precautions you can take to ensure that the buying and selling doesn't go sour.

     
  • Safety

    What would you do if your grill caught fire?

    What would you do if your grill caught fire?

    Whether you prefer charcoal or propane firefighter say grilling still involves fire and can still be dangerous.
    Whether you prefer charcoal or propane firefighter say grilling still involves fire and can still be dangerous.
  • Auto

    Thieves taking a back seat...literally

    Thieves taking a back seat...literally

    Think your new stereo system is the most valuable thing in your SUV? Think again. America Now Host Leeza Gibbons talks to the LAPD to find out what thieves are really after!
    Think your new stereo system is the most valuable thing in your SUV? Think again. America Now Host Leeza Gibbons talks to the LAPD to find out what thieves are really after!
  • Safety

    Look out for the 'knock knock' home invasion

    Look out for the 'knock knock' home invasion

    A bold new tactic that some robbers are using to break into homes - knocking on the front door. Here's what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim.
    A bold new tactic that some robbers are using to break into homes - knocking on the front door. Here's what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim.
  • Safety

    Don't toss your junk mail

    Shred to protect yourself against ID theft

    It takes very little for thieves to steal your identity. Your name, address, birth date, phone number - that's all they need.
    It takes very little for thieves to steal your identity. Your name, address, birth date, phone number - that's all they need. We'll show you one of the easiest ways to keep your information safe!
  • Road rules for big rigs

    How safe are the big rigs?

    According to recent research, more than 4,000 people die every year in collisions with trucks, and more than 80,000 more are seriously injured. Here's what you need to know to stay safe while driving near big rigs.
    According to recent research, more than 4,000 people die every year in collisions with trucks, and more than 80,000 more are seriously injured. Here's what you need to know to stay safe on the road!
  • Career

    Workplace bullying on the rise

    Workplace bullying on the rise

    What was once thought as a "kids" problem, bullying has been identified as one of the newest problems among adults in the workplace.
    What was once thought as a "kids" problem, bullying has been identified as one of the newest problems among adults in the workplace.
  • Livestock, laundry detergent and other strange theft trends

    Livestock, laundry detergent and other strange theft trends

    Cash hungry crooks are getting more creative than ever! We'll show you what they're after.
    More than 9,000,000 property crimes were committed across the country in one year alone. And we're not just talking about stolen cars and purses. Cash hungry crooks are getting more creative than ever! We'll show you what they're after.
  • Safety

    The best home surveillance systems

    Best home surveillance systems

    Recent FBI data shows Americans lose more than $4.5 billion in property each year to burglary. As a result, a growing number of homeowners are installing video surveillance systems.
    Recent FBI data shows Americans lose more than $4.5 billion in property each year to burglary. As a result, a growing number of homeowners are installing video surveillance systems in and around their homes. Leeza Gibbons and the LAPD will show you which ones work best!
  • Safety

    Law enforcement using animated child pornography to catch predators

    Law enforcement using animated child pornography to catch predators

    It's the new face of child pornography: molesters are downloading cartoon images of children having sex with adults. Officers are actually rescuing children by using these offensive cartoons.
    It's the new face of child pornography: molesters are downloading cartoon images of children having sex with adults. Officers are actually rescuing children by using these offensive cartoons.
  • Health

    Choking on food kills one child every five days

    Choking on food kills one child every five days

    Choking on food and small objects sends thousands of children to the ER every year, and is fatal to one every five days. Leeza Gibbons shares more on what parents should watch out for to prevent a tragedy at home.
    Choking on food and small objects sends thousands of children to the ER every year, and is fatal to one every five days. Leeza Gibbons shares more on what parents should watch out for to prevent a tragedy at home.
  • Tech

    'Human-hacking' is key to gaining personal info

    Lessons from a hacker

    Seconds. That's how long professional hackers say it takes to access your personal information. You won't believe how they're doing it – no technology required, no complicated computer skills.
    Seconds. That's how long professional hackers say it takes to access your personal information. You won't believe how they're doing it – no technology required, no complicated computer skills. America Now joined an "ethical hacker" to find out more!
  • YourHome

    Electric shock can occur from common items in your home

    Electric shock can occur from common items in your home

    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 3,000 people go to emergency rooms each year suffering from electrical burns.
    According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 3,000 people go to emergency rooms each year suffering from electrical burns.
  • Safety

    Distracted driving dangerous for moms, dads

    Distracted driving dangerous for moms, dads

    Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible and in a split second, its consequences can be devastating, yet a lot of parents are admitting to doing it.
    Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible and in a split second, its consequences can be devastating, yet a lot of parents are admitting to doing it.
  • Safety

    Cruise ship safety, crimes draw public focus

    Cruise ship safety, crimes draw public focus

    Cruise lines promise us a vacation of a lifetime, but you need to know the facts on cruise ship crimes and how to stay out of danger.
    Cruise lines promise us a vacation of a lifetime, a floating luxury hotel with lots of thrills and adventure, but before you shell out for your next trip to paradise you need to know the facts on cruise ship crimes and how to stay out of danger.
  • Safety

    Dangers of mowing the lawn

    Dangers of mowing the lawn

    More than 600 children are injured by lawn mowers and lose fingers, hands, toes, feet – and even legs each year. Here is what you need to know to keep your kids safe...
    More than 600 children are injured by lawn mowers and lose fingers, hands, toes, feet – and even legs each year. Here is what you need to know to keep your kids safe...
  • Safety

    Highway pirates are looking to profit from abandoned vehicles

    Highway pirates are looking to profit from abandoned vehicles

    Most states require scrap yards to submit paperwork, report the Vehicle Identification Number of the cars or trucks they buy, and hold those vehicles for a waiting period.
    Most states require scrap yards to submit paperwork, report the Vehicle Identification Number of the cars or trucks they buy, and hold those vehicles for a waiting period. Too often, the system isn't perfect and time is not on the owner's side allowing highway pirates to make a profit off of your abandoned vehicle. 
  • Family

    Child sexual abuse victim hopes to help others

    Child sexual abuse victim hopes to save others

    Child sexual abuse is a serious problem in the United States and making this problem even more alarming, the American Psychological Association says, is that 90 percent of victims know their abuser.
    Child sexual abuse is a serious problem in the United States and making this problem even more alarming, the American Psychological Association says, is that 90 percent of victims know their abuser.
  • Getting rid of bees and wasps

    Tips for eliminating stinging insects near your home

    Bees and wasps can be harmless to humans, but if you get too close their nests, you could find yourself under attack.
    Bees and wasps can be harmless to humans, but if you get too close their nests, you could find yourself under attack.
  • Protect your home from wildfires

    Wildfires: Create 'defensible spaces' to protect your home

    Creating a strategic 'defensible space' around your home could be the difference between life and death if a fire threatens your property. How do you do it? We've got advice from the experts!
    Creating a strategic 'defensible space' around your home could be the difference between life and death if a fire threatens your property. How do you do it? We've got advice from the experts!
  • Safety

    How to avoid skidding on a wet road

    How to avoid skidding on a wet road

    Law enforcement are using a new tool in the fight against hydroplaning. Please are using a wet-pad to teach future officers to handle hydroplaning.
    Law enforcement are using a new tool in the fight against hydroplaning. Please are using a wet-pad to teach future officers to handle hydroplaning.
  • Basic moves to ward off a mugger

    Basic self-defense moves can help you ward off a mugger's attack

    Anyone can be the victim of a mugging or carjacking, particularly seniors. We learned a few moves that will help you ward them off!
    Anyone can be the victim of a mugging or carjacking, particularly seniors. We learned a few moves that will help you ward them off!
  • Safety

    What to do if you are involved in an active shooter situation

    What to do if you are involved in an active shooter situation

    We joined forces with the LAPD to learn how best to survive if you ever find yourself caught in the crossfire of an armed robbery or worse--a mass shooting like Virginia Tech or Columbine.
    We joined forces with the LAPD to learn how best to survive if you ever find yourself caught in the crossfire of an armed robbery or worse--a mass shooting like Virginia Tech or Columbine.
  • Auto

    How to avoid a collision with a deer

    How to avoid a collision with a deer

    The aftermath of a deer collision is often horrific. Find out what you can do to avoid this common danger.
    The aftermath of a deer collision is often horrific. Find out what you can do to avoid this common danger.
  • Safety

    The deadliest snake in America is turning up in unexpected places

    The deadliest snake in America is turning up in unexpected places

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the U.S. every year. Most survive, but only because they receive life-saving antivenom.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, as many as 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the U.S. every year. Most survive, but only because they receive life-saving antivenom.
  • Safety

    Self defense could save your life

    Self defense could save your life

    If someone tried to attack you would you know how to defend yourself? Your body can be used as a weapon if you know what to do.
    If someone tried to attach you would you know how to defend yourself? Your body can be used as a weapon if you know what to do.
  • Safety

    DNA database brings speedy justice

    DNA database brings speedy justice

    Here's how a groundbreaking DNA database is helping the justice system in South Carolina work faster and better than ever.
    New developments in the handling of DNA evidence is bringing hope both to victims of violent crime and law enforcement agencies alike. Here's how a groundbreaking DNA database is helping the justice system in South Carolina work faster and better than ever.
  • How safe are energy drinks?

    How safe are energy drinks?

    You might want to think twice before gulping down the entire can of your favorite energy drink. Here's a look at what's in these beverages and how they can be hazardous to your health.
    You might want to think twice before gulping down the entire can of your favorite energy drink. Here's a look at what's in these beverages and how they can be hazardous to your health.
  • Safety

    Newest crime trick: The distraction burglary

    Newest crime trick: The distraction burglary

    Here's an inside look at one of the most under-reported and growing crimes in America.
    Here's an inside look at one of the most under-reported and growing crimes in America. 
  • Family

    Knowing the signs of drowning could prevent deaths

    Knowing the signs of drowning could prevent deaths

    About 10 people die from unintentional drownings every day according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    About 10 people die from unintentional drownings every day according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are, however, some simple signs you can look for that could save someone's life.
  • Safety

    Practicing fire safety with your kids

    Practicing fire safety with your kids

    America Now's Leeza Gibbons recently met with the president of Safe Kids Worldwide, who shared a few easy tips for fire safety at home.
    America Now's Leeza Gibbons recently met with the president of Safe Kids Worldwide, who shared a few easy tips for fire safety at home.
  • Safety

    Former prostitutes working to get young girls off the streets

    Former prostitutes working to get young girls off the streets

    An effort is taking place to get prostitutes off the streets. Project Raise is a program that offers diversion to prostitutes who are first time offenders, or have no felonies on their record.
    An effort is taking place to get prostitutes off the streets. Project Raise is a program that offers diversion to prostitutes who are first time offenders, or have no felonies on their record.
  • YourHome

    Lead alert: What you need to know when remodeling

    Lead alert: What you need to know when remodeling

    No matter what part of the country you live in, if your house or apartment was built before 1978, your family could be at risk.
    No matter what part of the country you live in, if your house or apartment was built before 1978, your family could be at risk.
  • Safety

    Could your home appliances spontaneously combust?

    Could your home appliances spontaneously combust?

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that each year more than 150,000 residential fires are started by household appliances, resulting in 150 deaths, and thousands of injuries.
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that each year more than 150,000 residential fires are started by household appliances, resulting in 150 deaths, and thousands of injuries.
  • Safety

    Survival tips if you get lost in the woods

    Survival tips if you get lost in the woods

    Mistakes were made by Cindy and Ryan when they got lost in the woods. Find out how NOT to walk in their footsteps.
    Mistakes were made by Cindy and Ryan when they got lost in the woods. Find out how NOT to walk in their footsteps.
  • Safety

    Coyote sightings near residential areas causing alarm

    Coyote sightings near residential areas causing alarm

    Suburban neighborhoods are getting a call from the wild! Coyotes are moving in to more populated areas in some states. We'll show you how to protect your livestock, pets and kids.
    Suburban neighborhoods are getting a call from the wild! Coyotes are moving in to more populated areas in some states. We'll show you how to protect your livestock, pets and kids.
  • Kids can drown in an inch of water

    Kids can drown in an inch of water

    If you've got buckets in your home and you have children, this is a potential disaster. America Now host Leeza Gibbons explains how it takes as little as an inch of water for a child to drown.
    If you've got buckets in your home and you have children, this is a potential disaster. America Now Host Leeza Gibbons explains how it takes as little as an inch of water for a child to drown.
  • Safety

    Don't fall victim to the smash and grab

    Don't fall victim to the smash and grab

    It's one of the most costly property crimes sweeping the country and it happens in the blink of an eye.
    It's one of the most costly property crimes sweeping the country and it happens in the blink of an eye.
  • Family tries to wake up drowsy drivers after teen's death

    Family tries to wake up drowsy drivers after teen's death

     It's a contributing factor in at least 20 percent of all crashes: nodding off behind the wheel. In fact you are four to six times more likely to have a crash if you're sleepy.
    Nodding off while driving is a contributing factor in at least 20 percent of all crashes.  After enduring tragedy, a Mid-South family is hoping to wake drivers up before tragedy strikes again.
  • Health

    Danger in the driver's seat

    Danger in the driver's seat

    Did you know that every day, many people get behind the wheel and take a chance on a medical emergency happening while they're driving?
    Did you know that every day, many people get behind the wheel and take a chance on a medical emergency happening while they're driving?
  • Safety

    Police warning about office creepers, say you could be their next victim

    Police warning about office creepers, say you could be their next victim

    Police are calling them office creepers. Someone who look like your co-worker or perhaps even a delivery or repair person -- only they're there to make you their next victim.
    Police are calling them office creepers. Someone who look like your co-worker or perhaps even a delivery or repair person -- only they're there to make you their next victim.
  • Disaster preparedness for senior citizens

    Disaster preparedness for senior citizens

    It's smart to be prepared for a natural disaster, but senior citizens often don't get the early warning or need extra help getting prepared. Check out these tips on disaster readiness that include strategies for seniors.
    It's smart to be prepared for a natural disaster, but senior citizens often don't get the early warning or need extra help getting prepared. Check out these tips on disaster readiness that include strategies for seniors.
  • Safety

    Officers train for brazen suspects, more dangerous shootouts

    Officers train for brazen suspects, more dangerous shootouts

    The rise in the ambush of police officers is rising. Now officers are being trained to deal with these tips of situations.
    The rise in the ambush of police officers is rising. Now officers are being trained to deal with these tips of situations.
  • Safety

    Rules of the road for bike riders

    Safety tips when riding your bike

    Bicycles continue to be a popular way for kids to get to school, but this mode of transportation can also be dangerous. Here are some tips from a teenage bike rider and his dad to help keep all bikers safe on the road.
    Bicycles continue to be a popular way for kids to get to school, but this mode of transportation can also be dangerous. Here are some tips from a teenage bike rider and his dad to help keep all bikers safe on the road.
  • Safety

    Getting a good description helps catch thieves

    Getting a good description helps catch thieves

    Would you know what to do in the critical moments after a crook suddenly snatched your purse or wallet? One of the best weapons for fighting crime can actually be a good memory.
    Would you know what to do in the critical moments after a crook suddenly snatched your purse or wallet? One of the best weapons for fighting crime can actually be a good memory.
  • Safety

    What your home says to criminals

    What your home says to criminals

    From overgrown shrubs and trees in front of your house to common tools left on your front porch, we share some of the secrets burglars don't want you to know.
    From overgrown shrubs and trees in front of your house to common tools left on your front porch, we share some of the secrets burglars don't want you to know.
  • Safety

    How a hunter used a snake bite kit to save his life

    How a hunter used a snake bite kit to save his life

    Poisonous snakes bite thousands of people in the U.S. each year. Would you know what to do if one bit you? Find out what to do from a savvy victim who saved his own life.
    Poisonous snakes bite thousands of people in the U.S. each year. Would you know what to do if one bit you? Find out what to do from a savvy victim who saved his own life.
  • Road trip safety tips

    Road trip safety tips

    The station wagon is one of those nostalgic symbols that says "family road trip," but no matter what you drive, safety is priority number one. Steve Strope has some expert safety tips for your next road trip.
    The station wagon is one of those nostalgic symbols that says "family road trip," but no matter what you drive, safety is priority number one. Steve Strope has some expert safety tips for your next road trip.
  • Safety

    Study finds many parents ignore child safety seat guidelines

    Study finds many parents ignore child safety seat guidelines

    A new study shows many parents and caregivers are ignoring the recommended guidelines for child safety in cars.
    A new study shows many parents and caregivers are ignoring the recommended guidelines for child safety in cars.
  • BreathalEyes: Putting the technology to the test

    BreathalEyes: Putting the technology to the test

    You're at a bar, you've had a few drinks. You think you're good to drive, but what if you could know if you're over the legal limit? It's as easy as reaching for your phone, or so the makers of an iPhone app claim.
    You're at a bar, you've had a few drinks. You think you're good to drive, but what if you could know if you're over the legal limit? It's as easy as reaching for your phone, or so the makers of an iPhone app claim.
  • Safety

    How to fight off an attacker if they pull your hair

    How to fight off an attacker if they pull your hair

    One in four women will be attacked in their lifetime and a woman's hair is a main target. Nelson Nio from Shield Self Defense gives great tips on what to do if an attacker grabs your hair.
    One in four women will be attacked in their lifetime and a woman's hair is a main target. Nelson Nio from Shield Self Defense gives great tips on what to do if an attacker grabs your hair.
  • Kids overdosing on adult meds

    Keeping adult meds away from kids

    More than 150 children are rushed to emergency rooms every day due to accidental exposure to medications and even overdoses. America Now's Leeza Gibbons shares tips on how to keep them out of reach.
    More than 150 children are rushed to emergency rooms every day due to accidental exposure to medications and even overdoses. America Now's Leeza Gibbons met with Safe Kids Worldwide to find out how to keep dangerous meds away from your kids.
  • Singing behind the wheel could be dangerous

    Singing behind the wheel dangerous

    Would you be surprised if we told you your favorite song can be dangerous? A recent Australian study finds singing while driving may be putting you at risk.
    Would you be surprised if we told you your favorite song can be dangerous? A recent Australian study finds singing while driving may be putting you at risk.
  • Hunters risk paralysis or death by ignoring treestand safety

    Hunters risk paralysis or death by ignoring treestand safety

    Hunting is a favorite pastime for millions of Americans. Within the last 25 years, the number of hunters using elevated treestands has increased tremendously, and so have the number of accidents involving these devices.
    Hunting is a favorite pastime for millions of Americans. Within the last 25 years, the number of hunters using elevated treestands has increased tremendously, and so have the number of accidents involving these devices.
  • YourHome

    What would you do if you had five minutes to evacuate your home?

    What would you do if you had five minutes to evacuate your home?

    You're sitting at your dinner table enjoying a meal when a knock at the door startles you. A law enforcement official frantically says you have five minutes to get out of your home. What do you do?
    You're sitting at your dinner table enjoying a meal when a knock at the door startles you. A law enforcement official frantically says you have five minutes to get out of your home. What do you do?
  • Safety

    Special window screen could mean better school security

    Special window screen could mean better school security

    See how a window screen could mean better security for school children.
    See how a window screen could mean better security for school children.
  • Storm safety for mobile homes

    Storm safety for manufactured homes

    According to the National Weather Service, half of all tornado deaths each year involve victims who were inside mobile or manufactured homes.
    According to the National Weather Service, half of all tornado deaths each year involve victims who were inside mobile or manufactured homes. America Now uncovered important information to help keep homeowners -- and neighbors -- safe during a storm.
  • Warning about "killer bees" attacking pets

    Warning about "killer bees" attacking pets

    Africanized bees have now infiltrated 9 states and while deadly attacks on humans attract widespread media attention, many people are unaware that these aggressive "killer bees" also attack pets.
    Africanized bees have now infiltrated 9 states and while deadly attacks on humans attract widespread media attention, many people are unaware that these aggressive "killer bees" also attack pets.
  • Safety

    Thieves stealing cars by using keyless entry codes

    Thieves stealing cars by using keyless entry codes

    Pressing the lock button on a keyless entry device would make anyone feel safe and protected knowing no one can get into their vehicle. The only problem is that's not always the case. Apparently thieves
    Pressing the lock button on a keyless entry device would make anyone feel safe and protected knowing no one can get into their vehicle. The only problem is that's not always the case. Apparently thieves
  • Tech

    How to protect yourself from "revenge porn"

    How to protect yourself from "revenge porn"

    Vindictive ex-lovers are posting personal videos and private pictures. It's happening to a lot of people. Here's how to protect yourself from "revenge porn." The back-and-forth exchange of sexy pictures
    Vindictive ex-lovers are posting personal videos and private pictures. It's happening to a lot of people. Here's how to protect yourself from "revenge porn." The back-and-forth exchange of sexy pictures
  • Safety

    Party buses may be death traps

    Party bus busted

    "Party buses" are surging in popularity across the country, but these rolling nightclubs can also be very dangerous. America Now went undercover to expose the hidden dangers everyone should see before boarding a party bus.
    "Party buses" are surging in popularity across the country, but these rolling nightclubs can also be very dangerous. America Now went undercover to expose the hidden dangers everyone should see before boarding a party bus.
  • Safety

    How to prevent a purse-snatching

    Preventing a purse snatching

    It happens when you least expect it. You're walking through a parking lot or down a street and within seconds the assailant comes out of nowhere.
    It happens when you least expect it. You're walking through a parking lot or down a street and within seconds the assailant comes out of nowhere.
  • Safety

    Thousands of children injured yearly in school bus accidents

    Thousands of children injured yearly in school bus accidents

    Millions of children ride buses to their elementary and secondary schools each year in the United States. Unfortunately, about 17,000 children end up in emergency rooms each year due to school bus-related injuries.
    Millions of children ride buses to their elementary and secondary schools each year in the United States. Unfortunately, about 17,000 children end up in emergency rooms each year due to school bus-related injuries.
  • Safety

    Day after DUIs: "Sleeping it off" doesn't always work

    Day after DUIs: "Sleeping it off" doesn't always work

    Imagine going to a big party. You have a few too many, but the next morning you think you're good to go. However, we've uncovered that you could actually still be drunk.
    Imagine going to a big party. You have a few too many, but the next morning you think you're good to go. However, we've uncovered that you could actually still be drunk.
  • Safety

    Life-saving lesson: Dialing 911 in a wireless world

    Life-saving lesson: Dialing 911 in a wireless world

    An estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 centers across the country annually. Some of these calls are made by the littlest of heroes - our children.
    An estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 centers across the country annually. Some of these calls are made by the littlest of heroes - our children.
  • Safety

    Road work zone dangers explained by the people who work there

    Road work zone dangers explained by the people who work there

    They put their lives on the line every day - highway workers inches from the danger of cars and trucks going by at dangerous speeds.
    They put their lives on the line every day - highway workers inches from the danger of cars and trucks going by at dangerous speeds.
  • Safety

    How to spot severe weather

    How to spot severe weather

    Even with sophisticated radars and warning systems, severe weather can sneak up on you. We met up with a professional storm chaser to find out how to read warning signs in the sky.
    Even with sophisticated radars and warning systems, you can suddenly find yourself trapped in severe weather, sometimes without sufficient shelter. Recently, America Now met up with a professional storm chaser and meteorologist to find out how to 'read' the sky and stay safe.
  • Safety

    Talking to your kids about sexual abuse

    Talking to your kids about sexual abuse

    It's estimated that nearly 70-percent of all reported sexual assaults happen to children 17 and under. Talking to kids about sexual abuse isn't easy, but here are some tips to start the conversation.
    Nearly 70 percent of all reported sexual assaults happen to children ages 17 and under. Talking to kids about sexual abuse isn't easy, but here are some expert tips to start the conversation and help keep kids safe.
  • News

    Human trafficking victim offers hope for others

    Human trafficking victim shares her story

    Human trafficking is the second fastest growing crime in the world and occurs in all 50 states. The victims are trapped in lives of misery - often beaten, starved and forced to work.
    Human trafficking is the second-fastest growing crime in the world and occurs in all 50 states. The victims are trapped in lives of misery - often beaten, starved and forced to work as prostitutes or take other grueling jobs for little or no pay. One woman shares her powerful story with America Now about how she's fighting back.
  • Driveway dangers and distractions

    Driveway dangers and distractions

    When it comes to driveways there are thousands of children are killed or seriously injured because a driver backing up. Here's how you can avoid these tragedies.
    When it comes to driveways there are thousands of children are killed or seriously injured because a driver backing up. Here's how you can avoid these tragedies.
  • Safety

    What to do if you wake up to a burglary

    What to do if you wake up to a burglary

    Would you know what to do if burglars invaded your home while you were there? Doing the wrong thing could be deadly. Find out how one man's good instincts helped him survive a scary break-in.
    Would you know what to do if burglars invaded your home while you were there? Doing the wrong thing could be deadly. Find out how one man's good instincts helped him survive a scary break-in.
  • Safety

    Active shooter drill trains employees for real thing

    Active shooter drill trains employees for real thing

    How would you react if a gunman entered your office?
    How would you react if a gunman entered your office?
  • Health

    Have you seen Molly? Details about this dangerous form of ecstasy

    Have you seen Molly? Details about this dangerous form of ecstasy

    Have you heard of Molly? She's the so-called "it" girl at parties and in the music world. But the reality is Molly isn't a girl at all. Learn the details about this dangerous form of ecstasy.
    Have you heard of Molly? She's the so-called "it" girl at parties and in the music world. But the reality is Molly isn't a girl at all. Learn the details about this dangerous form of ecstasy.
  • Safety

    Bill Rancic & SMFD share grease fire safety tips

    Bill Rancic & SMFD share grease fire safety tips

    Did you know your kitchen could be the deadliest room in the house?  It's because of kitchen fires—they cause hundreds of deaths and nearly a billion dollars in property damage every year.
    Did you know your kitchen could be the deadliest room in the house?  It's because of kitchen fires—they cause hundreds of deaths and nearly a billion dollars in property damage every year.
  • Safety

    Is our 'culture of convenience' aiding crime?

    Crimes of convenience

    Putting yourself in harm's way is now even easier than in the past. It's all because of new conveniences.
    Modern conveniences like ATMs and movie rental kiosks make life on the go much easier for busy Americans. But has efficiency made us lazy when it comes to safety? America Now investigates.
  • Safety

    Wearing the right helmet can save your life

    Wearing the right helmet can save your life

    A CDC study found that motorcycle death rates have increased by an alarming 55-percent over a recent eight year period. But wearing a properly made motorcycle helmet could help reduce these deaths.
    A CDC study found that motorcycle death rates have increased by an alarming 55-percent over a recent eight year period. But wearing a properly made motorcycle helmet could help reduce these deaths.
  • How to steer clear of a stingray attack

    Avoiding a stingray attack

    When you think about going fishing, you think about a safe and relaxing day near the water. But that wasn't the case for one couple. In fact - their day could have had a fatal ending.
    When you think about going fishing, you think about a safe and relaxing day near the water. But that wasn't the case for one couple. In fact - their day could have had a fatal ending.
  • How your privacy can be violated while you are driving

    How your privacy can be violated while you are driving

    When Bill Rancic was in Charlotte, North Carolina he asked National Cyber Security expert Theresa Payton just how much privacy are we giving up with each new gadget we buy.
    When Bill Rancic was in Charlotte, North Carolina he asked National Cyber Security expert Theresa Payton just how much privacy are we giving up with each new gadget we buy.
  • Could your propane tank explode?

    Could your propane tank explode?

    More of us are grilling with gas than ever. But, these propane tanks can explode. Here are some safety tips to prevent a dangerous propane fire in your backyard.
    More of us are grilling with gas than ever. But, these propane tanks can explode. Here are some safety tips to prevent a dangerous propane fire in your backyard.
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