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 eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
CHARLOTTE, NC - In this season of giving many of you will be deciding this week which charity you want to give to as the year ends. It is important to make sure you the spirit of the season doesn't make you vulnerable to a scam.
There are millions of charities in this country and many of them are asking for you help as the year ends. It takes a little bit of effort to separate the legitimate charities from criminals preying on your generosity. One of your best tools is the Internet.
Your first stop should be the charity's web site. Take some time to look at the charity's history. They should have financial disclosures available to you. Checking independent sites like the Better Business Bureau or Charity Navigator will help you as well.
You should make it a rule to avoid phone solicitations. Some scammers invent charity names that sound very much like a legitimate charity.
Advisors at Charity Navigator recommend you do not give to a charity that solicits you through email.
"The fundamental message is you gotta use your head a little bit, so you don't get your heart broken," according to Ken Berger.
Words to live by as you choose to help a charity in need.