Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:55:22 GMT
The Kings Local School Board has voted to release depositions that the district's lawyer took while an investigation was underway into the allegations against a teacher. The vote was part of a settlementFull Story >
The Kings Local School Board has voted to release depositions that the district's lawyer took while an investigation was underway into the allegations against a teacher.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:20:17 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them...Full Story >
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists,...Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:46:29 GMT
Among the devastation from Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. was two school buildings. So, are local schools ready if the worst happens? "It makes me nervous more than anything," said Jamie Klauke, theFull Story >
Among the devastation from Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. was two school buildings. So, are local schools ready if the worst happens?Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Nearly two out of three Americans say they're not getting enough sleep at night. The main reason may literally be in front of them. From laptops to cell phones, from iPads to televisions, we spends our nights illuminated by the glow of electronic gadgets.
Mommy blogger Titania Jordan, whose site is called Baby Gooroo, tosses and turns for hours each night and she thinks she knows why.
"From about 7 p.m. ‘til midnight, I am in front of a screen," she said. "I'm on the computer. I'm on my mobile device."
Titania is on to something.
Researchers, including Harvard University's Steven Lockley, have long known that light suppresses melatonin. It's a hormone that helps regulate sleep. But these days, we're flooded with light long after the sun sets whether we're texting, e-mailing, or catching-up on TV.
"It's a very unnatural thing for us to do and so when we expose ourselves to light at night, we tell the brain that it's daytime," said Lockley, who's written a book about sleep called Sleep: A Very Short Introduction.
Exposing our eyes and brains to light actually shifts our internal body clock, or circadian rhythm.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine says it's important to raise a red flag about blue wavelengths, the kind emitted by energy efficient light bulbs and electronic gadgets.
"We know that blue light has the greatest propensity to alter circadian rhythms and yet now-a-days it seems that blue is the color du jour," said Dr. Nathaniel Watson, who's on the academy's board of directors.
In fact, a recent poll revealed that 95% of Americans use electronics a few nights a week within the hour before bedtime. Even dim light can be problematic.
"We've done a number of studies to show that light levels that you would be normally exposed to in the home in the evening, for example from a bedside lamp, are very easily capable of shifting the body clock," said Lockley.
Research shows our health may be at risk, too. Studies have linked blue light and poor sleep to depression, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular problems.
"Shift workers have been found to have about 50% to 60% increased risk of cancer, particularly breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men," Lockley added.
So what's a gadget addict to do?
Have a regular bed time routine
Sleep in a cool, dark room
"Power down" two to three hours before bedtime
"If you must have screen time before going to bed, then limiting the amount of light that's emitted from the screen would be helpful," said Dr. Watson, "so you can turn down the brightness."
We asked Titania to cut back on screen time. She says the results were noticeable.
"It was fabulous," she said. "I didn't go to sleep right away. But I found myself feeling much more relaxed."
Think about this, too: Exposing yourself to lots of bright light during the day can also help. Lockley says it keeps you alert and helps your body clock reset each night.
From Tan Mom to a photo-bombing stingray, these awesome costumes ideas will ensure that you make a statement at this year's Halloween party.Full Story >
If you haven't picked out your Halloween costume for the year, here are some fun suggestions. From Tan Mom to a photo-bombing stingray, these awesome costumes ideas will ensure that you make a statement at this year's party.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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