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Colorado Springs is here!

August 14, 2017

We are pleased to announce the newest member of the NewsON family, KOAA in Colorado Springs, CO! KOAA is a Cordillera Communications station as well as our first station in Colorado! Take a look at their schedule and be sure to tune in for the latest local news from Colorado Springs with NewsON on your mobile app or Roku device. We’re happy to have them join our team. Welcome Aboard KOAA!

 

 

Over the Weekend

August 14, 2017

Chaos in Charlottesville, VA: This weekend a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville turned violent. Protesters clashed and a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters killing one and injuring around 20 others. Hours later a police helicopter crashed nearby when responding to these disturbances killing two police officers. Since then, vigils and additional protests have taken place across the country in response to the violence. WRIC, WWBT, and WSET have continuing coverage from Charlottesville.


 

Shooting in Union Grove, WI: Three men from Illinois were killed in a shooting at Great Lakes Dragaway racetrack in Wisconsin on Sunday night. WISN has more details.

 

Train derailment in Oklahoma: Authorities say heavy rains caused a train to derail this weekend in Sequoyah County. The area was evacuated after around 10 cars left the tracks. Schools in the area are closed today as crews work to repair the damage. FOX 23 and KTUL have the latest.

7 Stories that Made us Smile (and Cry) this Week

August 10, 2017

Woman’s lost luggage with items needed for cancer treatment personally returned – WPXI

 

 

After husband needs kidney transplant, wife’s donation is perfect match – KCBD

 

 

Teen severely injured after helping crash victims takes first steps with new prosthetic leg – WDIV

 

 

Dad creates “magic” wheelchairs that make kids feel great – WUSA

 

 

Cancer patient surprised with parade en route to last chemo treatment – KTRK

 

 

8-year-old inspiring kids to focus on school by rapping – WTVD

 

 

One teen’s birthday wish to help others – WSOC

 

 

 

 

 

Local Stories we’re Following this Week

August 10, 2017

Orlando Day Care Van Death: 3-year-old Myles Hill was found dead Monday afternoon after he was found to have been left in a van for several hours at a day care in Orlando. WFTV, WESH, and WKMG have the latest as investigations continue into how this happened and what this means for the daycare and others involved.

Water Pumps in New Orleans: New Orleans was hit with flooding on Saturday with more heavy rains expected to come . Throughout the week there have been several reports of the number of water pumps in operation. WDSU and WVUE are tracking the developments of this story and how the city is preparing for another round of rain.

Woman Returns to Raleigh from Honduras: After being jailed in Honduras for what authorities thought was cocaine in her luggage, Amanda LaRoque returned home to Raleigh. WNCN and WTVD have more on her homecoming.

Death of Glen Campbell in Nashville: Country legend Glen Campbell died this week after a battle with Alzheimer’s at age 81. WKRN and WZTV took a closer look at the impact he had on country music.

Tracking the Tropics: Local meteorologists from our stations along the coast and across the country have been keeping an eye out on the tropics after the NOAA announced that this year could be the most active hurricane season since 2010.

The Solar Eclipse is ALMOST Here: Find out when and where to view the solar eclipse and what kind of special glasses you need from our stations in the path of totality.

 

 

 

 

9 Headlines That Made Us Say “Seriously?” in July

August 2, 2017

1. “Please Help” Worker Stuck inside ATM Passes Notes to Customers – KPRC

 

 

2. American Airlines insists Passenger’s Flatulence wasn’t the Cause of Emergency Landing – ABC 11

 

 

3. California Teen Wins Lottery Twice in the Same Week – ABC 13 Houston

 

 

4. Family finds Shark in their Yard –  NBC 12

 

 

5. Latest Tattoo Trend is on your Armpit – WFAA.

 

 

6. Overturned Eel Truck Leaves Slime all over Oregon Highway – ABC 13 Houston

 

 

7. Uber Driver, Couple describe Baby’s Birth in Back of Car – ABC 7 Los Angeles

 

 

8. Gang of Goats Vandalize Business – WPXI

 

 

9. 15 Pounds of Frozen Italian Sausage Crashes Down on Family’s Roof – WPLG