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  • Deadly bacteria in ocean water

    Warning about deadly bacteria found in ocean water

    It's become a routine -  a nurse coming to the house every day to check on Walt Hays and change out his bandages. Hays and his brothers recently took a fishing trip - something they do about three times
    Here's a medical alert about a deadly bacteria found in ocean water. Here's how one man's tragedy might save your life.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:39:47 GMT
    Fugitive Fridays tracks down Central Virginia's most wanted. Take a look at the photos and see if you can help police track down these suspects.
    Fugitive Friday helps track down Central Virginia's Most Wanted.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
  • Police make arrest in Fort Bragg soldier's murder

    Police make arrest in Fort Bragg soldier's murder

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:39:50 GMT
    Adacia Bruton, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Fort Bragg soldier Justin Moore.Adacia Bruton, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Fort Bragg soldier Justin Moore.
    Police arrested a Fort Bragg soldier in the murder of a fellow soldier who was found shot to death in Fayetteville Wednesday.
    Police arrested a Fort Bragg soldier in the murder of a fellow soldier who was found shot to death in Fayetteville Wednesday.
  • Don't Waste Your Money: Best and worst casino game odds

    Don't Waste Your Money: Best and worst casino game odds

    Monday, May 6 2013 2:45 PM EDT2013-05-06 18:45:09 GMT
    Before your next visit to the casino, you may want to know which games give you the best chance of winning.
    It has been almost a year since the opening of Toledo's Hollywood Casino, and Ohio is still buzzing over games with additional new casinos in Cleveland and Columbus. Before you go, you may want to know which games give you the best chance of winning.
  • Spray tans may have harmful effects

    Spray tans could lead to long-term health problems

    If you think spray tans are a safer alternative to sunbathing outdoors or crawling into an indoor tanning bed, what America Now just learned may change your mind.
    Millions of Americas pay hundreds of dollars each year to have their bodies tanned. If you think spray tans are a safer alternative to sunbathing outdoors or crawling into an indoor tanning bed, what America Now just learned may change your mind.
  • Operation Broken Heart results in arrests of 19 child exploitation suspects

    Operation Broken Heart results in arrests of 19 child exploitation suspects

    Thursday, June 5 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-06-05 08:00:28 GMT
    Louisiana officials said a recent investigation called Operation Broken Heart led to the arrests of 19 suspected child predators.
    Louisiana officials said a recent investigation called Operation Broken Heart led to the arrests of 19 suspected child predators.
  • Mouse droppings cause disease

    Mouse droppings cause respiratory disease

    Mice are one of the most resilient mammals living on the planet. Some people have them as pets, and they're also used in laboratory experiments. If wild mice get inside your house, they can potentially
    If wild mice find a way inside your home, they can potentially cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your drywall and insulation. They can also transmit a harmful disease which can cause death in humans. 
  • Football helmets fail safety tests

    Football helmet rating system reveals weakest links

    Is your child's helmet really safe? We investigate high schools that are using two of the worst football helmets on the market according to the ratings system developed by a Virginia Tech professor.
  • Does lip balm dry out your lips?

    Do lip balm products dry out your lips?

    If you hear the words "heavy user" or "addict," one of the last things you think about is lip balm. Some people say they just can't stop applying lip balm products, and others claim they can't find a
    If you hear the words "heavy user" or "addict," one of the last things you think about is lip balm. Some people say they just can't stop applying lip balm products, and others claim they can't find a brand that works.
  • Chronic nail biters, beware

    Chronic nail biting could signal a psychological disorder

    Host Lead It's one of the most COMMON nervous habits…but one that can be CAUSE for CONCERN. About 30-percent of children…and 15-percent of adults are NAIL BITERS. This quirk isn't skin deep…for some
    It's one of the most common nervous habits, but one that can be cause for concern. About 30 percent of all children and 15 percent of adults are nail biters. But this quirk isn't skin deep -- for some people, it's a sign of a much deeper issue.
  • Should you buy meds abroad?

    Buying prescription drugs in Mexico

    Because of the high price of prescription medication, many Americans head south of the border to buy their medicine. They say what Las Vegas is to gambling, Mexico is now to pharmacies.  As soon as you
    Because of the high price of prescription medication, many Americans head south of the border to buy their medicine.
  • Health

    Improperly sanitized nail salon equipment can cause infections

    Improperly sanitized nail salon equipment can cause infections

    In recent years, there have been at least three cases reported in the media involving people in the U.S. who died from health problems that the victims' families claim stemmed from unsanitary nail salon practices.
    In recent years, there have been at least three cases reported in the media involving people in the United States who died from health problems that the victims' families claim stemmed from unsanitary nail salon practices.
  • Wiping the "sleep" from your eyes

    Why not to wipe the "sleep" from your eyes

    The Sandman may lull you to sleep, but he also leaves a few sprinkles behind in the corners of your eyes. People call it sleep, eye goop, crusties or sand, but no matter what you call it, the gunk keeps
    The Sandman may lull you to sleep, but he also leaves a few sprinkles behind in the corners of your eyes. People call it sleep, eye goop, crusties or sand, and no matter what you call it, it always appears after you've awoken.
  • Safety

    Foreign objects in your food

    What to do if a foreign object shows up in your food

    If you discovered a foreign object in something you were eating, would you know what to do?
    We've all heard horror stories of fingers and other foreign objects showing up in food, but would you know what to do if it happened to you?
  • UPDATE

    Microburst topples trailers, at Buckeye RV park

    Microburst topples trailers, at Buckeye RV park

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:44:36 GMT
    Three people suffered minor injuries, and some park residents said some trailers had to be cut open to get people out.
    Three people suffered minor injuries, and some park residents said some trailers had to be cut open to get people out.
  • Dangers of staying in a hot tub for too long

    Dangers of staying in a hot tub for too long

    Did you know you can overstay your welcome in a hot tub or heated pool? No matter how relaxed you may be, lingering too long can be hazardous to your health - even deadly.
    Did you know you can overstay your welcome in a hot tub or heated pool? No matter how relaxed you may be, lingering too long can be hazardous to your health - even deadly.
  • Tech

    Who's spying on your webcam?

    Preventing a cyber creep from spying on you at home

    Strangers can see inside your home with the aid of a computer or smartphone equipped with a built-in camera -- and it happens more often than you think.
    If you spotted a 'peeping Tom' looking in a window, you would likely call police. But strangers can now see inside your home with the aid of a computer or smartphone equipped with a built-in camera -- and it happens more often than you think.
  • Consumer

    How accurate are dollar store pregnancy tests?

    How accurate are dollar store pregnancy tests?

    A pregnancy test purchased at the dollar store says 'Over 99% Accurate', but the price is just one dollar. Is this a case of 'you get what you pay for', or is the test as accurate as the label claims?
    A pregnancy test purchased at the dollar store says 'Over 99% Accurate', but the price is just one dollar. Is this a case of 'you get what you pay for' or is the test as accurate as the label claims?
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