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What we’re watching today in local news…

January 25, 2017

New Hampshire woman arrested after injuring herself and her husband while attempting sword tricks. WMUR has the story.

Greenpeace protesters carrying a resist sign climbed up a construction crane in northwest D.C. Heres the latest from WUSA9.

Iconic, groundbreaking actress Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80. ABC 7 Eyewitness News has the details.

What you missed over the weekend

January 23, 2017

Protests turned violent Friday night in Seattle & Portland. One man was shot at UW campus; others arrested. See more details from KIRO, KOMO, & KOIN.

Massive crowds gather at Women’s Marches nationwide just the day after Trump’s inauguration. WUSA9, ABC7 NY, WSB, ABC7 Chicago, ABC7 LA, 6ABC, & WFAA have coverage.

A deadly tornado ripped through Hattiesburg, Mississippi early Saturday morning leaving four dead. Here’s the latest from WDAM.

Severe weather in southern Georgia left 11 dead and 23 injured early Sunday morning. More storms hit midday on Sunday. See the damage from a massive tornado that it Albany, GA. WALB has continuous updates.

Severe weather and winds leave over 30,000 without power in Houston. ABC13 has updates on the impact the weather had on this area.

At least one dead and six injured after a shooting at Rolling Oaks mall in San Antonio, TX. have more on the shooting. KSAT, WOAI, & KABB are covering this tragedy.

What We’re Tuned into Today…

January 20, 2017

Last night police used tear gas on hundreds of protesters outside the National Press Club in D.C. Check in with WUSA9 for the details.

One person shot in school shooting at West Liberty Salem High School near Columbus, OH. Shooter in custody.  WTTE has the latest.

It’s Inauguration Day. Donald Trump takes office and is now the 45th President of the United States. Tensions begin to mount in D.C. as protests over the new president turn ugly. Check in with WUSA9 for the latest from D.C.

Hashtags & Handles

January 20, 2017

Around here we throw around the phrase “Hashtags and Handles” a lot.

This isn’t just an alliteration (although it is fun to say), it’s a strategy we like to practice within reason here at NewsON. So what do we mean when we say, “hey, don’t forget your hashtags and handles?” We’re aiming to be a part of a larger conversation. By implementing something as simple as “#” or “@” we increase our average engagement rate. Our impressions go up. We have the potential to hop on board with trending topics, discover more interesting stories, engage with new users, and expand our digital footprint.

As a small but growing company, we’re always searching for ways to make our mark and get involved with stories that matter. Using these tactics helps us reach a larger audience, and shows those that are interested that we provide stories of interest no matter where you live around the country. One of the most effective ways to engage others is to mark and mention who and what these stories are about. This method of engagement gets the conversation flowing and encourages discovery. So if you want to increase the shelf life of your tweets we highly recommend the “hashtags and handles” approach. You’d be surprised who you’ll end up talking to.

What we’re watching today with NewsON

January 19, 2017

Murder suspect Markeith Loyd makes obscenity filled rant during 1st court appearance in Orlando. He says he will defend himself. During his tirade he said “Im not finished talking. Yall making up s___.” See more from WESH, WFTV, and WKMG.

On the eve of a new administration, CBS5AZ spends 24hrs on the border. Will building a wall be a silver bullet solution to illegal immigration?