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January 12, 2018

NewsON brings you top stories of the week from across our categories! Check out Featured, We Recommend, Entertainment, Seriously? and the rest for more content from our affiliates across the country.

(Houston, TX) Couple in their 70s helps each other lose nearly 400 pounds

Together a couple lost nearly 400 pounds using their weight loss buddy system! Each of them both weighed over 300 pounds at one point in their lives, but with their support and love for each other, they were able to push through and create some amazing results! This story is from KTRK Houston.

(Dallas, TX) Adoption Agency suspended for ‘negligence’ 

An American adoption agency in India was suspended for what is being called ‘negligent’ behavior among some adoptive parents. Holt Agency is being suspended for the suspicious death of one of their kids. The three-year-old was found dead in Richardson, with the parents being arrested and charged for her death. After this incident, parents who are looking to adopt will be going under a special psych analysis. You can find the rest of this story at WFAA Dallas.

(Greenville, SC) Tide Pod Challenge

A dangerous new trend called the ‘Tide pod challenge’ is gaining popularity among teens. Doctors say just one of these tide pods will send you to the hospital. Many fads can be innocent, but consuming tide pods is something that should be recognized as unhealthy. This story and more can be found at WHNS Greenville/Spartanburg

(Honolulu, HI) Maui from ‘Moana’ lives in Maili and works at Costco?

‘That’s Maui!’ A couple of young girls screamed during a recent trip to Costco where they met a cashier who resembled a character from the Disney movie Moana. The girls could hardly contain their excitement when they first saw the cashier. In the now viral video, the cashier played along and invited the girls to yell ‘chee-hoo’ which is the character’s signature phrase. Check out the rest of this story at KHNL Honolulu.

(Houston. TX) Ways to protect information while using public Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is great when it comes to checking social media, websites and even online banking, but connecting to a public network may put your information into the hands of identity thieves. Thieves can make clone networks that look identical to real ones you connect to. Here are three tips on how to protect yourself from these thieves.

  1. Turn off Wi-Fi and use your cellular plan
  2. Disconnect from Bluetooth when in public
  3. You can add a layer of protection when buying a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Check out the rest of this story from KPRC Houston.

(Atlanta, GA) Workers shocked after Sam’s Club closes abruptly

Employees had no idea that when they left work one night, they would show up the next morning without a job. Sam’s Club customers and workers were shocked to discover that without warning the store suddenly closed down. Customers will have their memberships refunded and the employees given their last check. You can find the rest of this story and more at WSB Atlanta.