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 (WBTV) The dreaded cell phone plunge into the potty costs Americans thousands in damaged phones every year. Falling into the toilette is the most common way cell phones get submerged, but we met Sarah Wiley from Charlotte who lost hers on a walk on the beach. "I went to put my flip flop back on and as I reached down to do it, a wave knocked my cell phone right out of my hand," she said. Talk about a trauma for a sixteen year old on spring break! Sarah's phone suddenly seemed possessed, vibrating and lighting up. She took apart the phone and dried as much as she could then pulled out her blow dryer.
Most phone manufacturers will tell you the intense heat from a blow dryer isn't a good idea, but for some people it has worked. When you're desperate to avoid buying a new phone, people will do just about anything. Some have recommended vacuuming your cell phone, which doesn't seem like such a bad idea. You do want to get that water out!
But the number one think you do NOT want to do after your phone has been underwater, is attempt to turn it on. That water and your switch on can short circuit the phone and ruin it for good.
The people I spoke with had the best luck putting their cell phone into uncooked rice for 24 hours. The rice seems to absorb the moisture out of the phone.
Most cell phone companies will tell you, the best bet is insurance so you're protected no matter what!