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  • Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:49:07 GMT
    Fugitive Fridays tracks down Central Virginia's most wanted. Take a look at the photos and see if you can help police track down these suspects.
    Fugitive Friday helps track down Central Virginia's Most Wanted.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
  • Health

    Improperly sanitized nail salon equipment can cause infections

    Improperly sanitized nail salon equipment can cause infections

    In recent years, there have been at least three cases reported in the media involving people in the U.S. who died from health problems that the victims' families claim stemmed from unsanitary nail salon practices.
    In recent years, there have been at least three cases reported in the media involving people in the United States who died from health problems that the victims' families claim stemmed from unsanitary nail salon practices.
  • Mouse droppings cause disease

    Mouse droppings cause respiratory disease

    Mice are one of the most resilient mammals living on the planet. Some people have them as pets, and they're also used in laboratory experiments. If wild mice get inside your house, they can potentially
    If wild mice find a way inside your home, they can potentially cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your drywall and insulation. They can also transmit a harmful disease which can cause death in humans. 
  • Spray tans may have harmful effects

    Spray tans could lead to long-term health problems

    If you think spray tans are a safer alternative to sunbathing outdoors or crawling into an indoor tanning bed, what America Now just learned may change your mind.
    Millions of Americas pay hundreds of dollars each year to have their bodies tanned. If you think spray tans are a safer alternative to sunbathing outdoors or crawling into an indoor tanning bed, what America Now just learned may change your mind.
  • Chronic nail biters, beware

    Chronic nail biting could signal a psychological disorder

    Host Lead It's one of the most COMMON nervous habits…but one that can be CAUSE for CONCERN. About 30-percent of children…and 15-percent of adults are NAIL BITERS. This quirk isn't skin deep…for some
    It's one of the most common nervous habits, but one that can be cause for concern. About 30 percent of all children and 15 percent of adults are nail biters. But this quirk isn't skin deep -- for some people, it's a sign of a much deeper issue.
  • Peoria PD arrests 3 for sex romp in hot tub

    Peoria PD arrests 3 for sex romp in hot tub

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:20:00 GMT
    A sexual romp in an apartment hot tub landed a Peoria mother, her boyfriend and another woman behind bars on various sex and child abuse charges Sunday night.
    A sexual romp in an apartment hot tub landed a Peoria mother, her boyfriend and another woman behind bars on various sex and child abuse charges Sunday night.
  • Don't Waste Your Money: Best and worst casino game odds

    Don't Waste Your Money: Best and worst casino game odds

    Monday, May 6 2013 2:45 PM EDT2013-05-06 18:45:09 GMT
    Before your next visit to the casino, you may want to know which games give you the best chance of winning.
    It has been almost a year since the opening of Toledo's Hollywood Casino, and Ohio is still buzzing over games with additional new casinos in Cleveland and Columbus. Before you go, you may want to know which games give you the best chance of winning.
  • Does lip balm dry out your lips?

    Do lip balm products dry out your lips?

    If you hear the words "heavy user" or "addict," one of the last things you think about is lip balm. Some people say they just can't stop applying lip balm products, and others claim they can't find a
    If you hear the words "heavy user" or "addict," one of the last things you think about is lip balm. Some people say they just can't stop applying lip balm products, and others claim they can't find a brand that works.
  • UPDATE

    Cleanup continues after 100-mph macroburst in Phoenix

    Cleanup continues after 100-mph macroburst in Phoenix

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:08:17 GMT
    NWS: Macroburst hit north Phoenix with 100 mph winds  NWS: Macroburst hit north Phoenix with 100 mph winds
    A macroburst with winds in excess of 100 mph hit north Phoenix Saturday night, snapping power poles, toppling trees and cutting power to 33,000 utility customers, the National Weather Service said.
    Intense macrobursts can cause tornado-force damage of up to F3 intensity, the National Weather Service said after it confirmed the event. The Paradise Valley Hospital sustained rooftop damage.
  • Hidden fire danger in your home

    Hidden fire danger is likely lurking in your home

    Since most us probably have a phone charger plugged in at home right now, we decided to do an investigation to see how exactly a phone charger can cause a fire.
    Since most us probably have a phone charger plugged in at home right now, we decided to do an investigation to see how exactly a phone charger can cause a fire.
  • How to spot a black widow

    What to do when you spot a black widow spider

    It's the most dangerous spider in America; it's venom 20 times stronger than that of a rattlesnake....the black widow. A new case study of a patient who died after being bitten by a black widow spider
    The black widow is the most dangerous spider in America, it's venom 20 times stronger than that of a rattlesnake. Jules Sylvester shows how you can spot one....and avoid its dangerous bite.
  • Dangers of staying in a hot tub for too long

    Dangers of staying in a hot tub for too long

    Did you know you can overstay your welcome in a hot tub or heated pool? No matter how relaxed you may be, lingering too long can be hazardous to your health - even deadly.
    Did you know you can overstay your welcome in a hot tub or heated pool? No matter how relaxed you may be, lingering too long can be hazardous to your health - even deadly.
  • How does sleep help kids grow?

    How does sleep help kids grow?

    It's an age-old question: How much sleep do people really need to function and stay fit? Dr. Cara Natterson, a pediatrician, reveals the shocking facts about how critical sleep is --especially for children.
    It's an age-old question: How much sleep do people really need to function and stay fit? Dr. Cara Natterson, a pediatrician, reveals the shocking facts about how critical sleep is --especially for children.
  • Safety

    Foreign objects in your food

    What to do if a foreign object shows up in your food

    If you discovered a foreign object in something you were eating, would you know what to do?
    We've all heard horror stories of fingers and other foreign objects showing up in food, but would you know what to do if it happened to you?
  • Tech

    Who's spying on your webcam?

    Preventing a cyber creep from spying on you at home

    Strangers can see inside your home with the aid of a computer or smartphone equipped with a built-in camera -- and it happens more often than you think.
    If you spotted a 'peeping Tom' looking in a window, you would likely call police. But strangers can now see inside your home with the aid of a computer or smartphone equipped with a built-in camera -- and it happens more often than you think.
  • Wiping the "sleep" from your eyes

    Why not to wipe the "sleep" from your eyes

    The Sandman may lull you to sleep, but he also leaves a few sprinkles behind in the corners of your eyes. People call it sleep, eye goop, crusties or sand, but no matter what you call it, the gunk keeps
    The Sandman may lull you to sleep, but he also leaves a few sprinkles behind in the corners of your eyes. People call it sleep, eye goop, crusties or sand, and no matter what you call it, it always appears after you've awoken.
  • The deadliest snake in North America

    The deadliest snake in North America

    SOURCE: ThinkstockSOURCE: Thinkstock
    About 12 Americans die every year from venomous snake bites. But hundreds more are bitten and survive only because they receive life-saving antivenin in the nick of time.
    Flooding can bring snakes to the surface of your yard, but this one is especially dangerous! America Now Expert Jules Sylvester shows how you can spot it, and what to do if you get bitten.
  • Football helmets fail safety tests

    Football helmet rating system reveals weakest links

    Is your child's helmet really safe? We investigate high schools that are using two of the worst football helmets on the market according to the ratings system developed by a Virginia Tech professor.
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  • Murder victim's mom speaks out on delays in case

    Murder victim's mom speaks out on delays in case

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:58:59 GMT
    Jessica Williams' mother, Sherry, told Region 8 News that she is at her wits end over what she calls a lack of progress in her daughter's case.
    Jessica Williams' mother, Sherry, told Region 8 News that she is at her wits end over what she calls a lack of progress in her daughter's case.
  • Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:59:54 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...
  • Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Mom accused of leaving babies home alone

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:37:58 GMT
    Sharonda LopezSharonda Lopez
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
    A Jonesboro woman was arrested Saturday, July 26, after police say she left her two babies home alone. Sharonda Lopez, 25, is charged with two counts of first degree child endangerment.
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