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Sharla Named Runner-up in Hairry Awards

A BIG honor for one of our own–Newswatch 16’s Sharla McBride was named a 2017 Hairry Award recipient. A website dedicated to hair styling and hair products is behind the Hairry Awards. The honor is bestowed on men and women with “fabulous” hair. This year, there was a category dedicated to newswomen with exceptional dos. Expert stylists chose a winner and runner-up from each state, and out of all the newswomen in Pennsylvania, Sharla was named the runner-up. Cecily Tynan, […]

Burger King Drive-Thru Employee Goes Viral after Helping Diabetic Woman

AMARILLO, Texas — An employee at a Burger King restaurant in Texas is getting worldwide attention after she helped a diabetic customer in the drive-thru. Rebecca Boening was driving along a Texas highway when she realized her blood sugar was dropping. She entered the drive-thru and quickly started stumbling through her order. Boening shared the story on Facebook: “Wednesday afternoon I was driving west on I-40 when my blood sugar dropped to a dangerous level. Luckily a Burger King restaurant […]

Toddler Signals ‘Help’ in Sign Language During Photo with Santa

OWING MILLS, Md. – Every year when Santa comes to town children and their parents line-up to meet the jolly big man – but one Maryland toddler wasn’t having it. Kerry Spencer taught her son the sign for “help” in sign language – and during his photo with Santa he made the sign. “We taught our baby sign language. This is the sign for ‘help.’ You’re welcome,” Spencer wrote. We taught our baby sign language. This is the sign for […]

Man celebrated for rescuing rabbit from fire now faces backlash

LOS ANGELES – A man caught on video rescuing a small rabbit from a blazing wildfire in California was hailed as a hero Thursday — but not by everybody, including experts who say it’s debatable whether the rabbit even needed saving in the first place. Torie Bosch at Slate says risking the flames to grab the bunny was “a stupid thing to do” and sharing the man’s story, possibly inspiring others to similar acts of animal rescue, is “irresponsible.” Tosch […]

Woman does yoga pose over rushing river – what could possibly go wrong?

You know exactly where this is going. And yet it’s still worth a watch. When enthusiasm for yoga and social media reach these heights, there are bound to be a few slip-ups. If the yoga picture wasn’t worth it or if I don’t make it on America’s Funniest Home Videos it was not worth it at all pic.twitter.com/YSnBNIptTL — Chisa(; (@Chisamariee) May 17, 2017 A woman set up her phone in an attempt to capture her yoga skills in a […]

Fourth-grader’s heartbreaking Christmas wish: New shoes and a ‘happier life’

NEW ORLEANS – A fourth-grade student’s wish for a “happier life” this Christmas left a local politician stunned after he chose the child’s gift list. In an emotional Facebook post, New Orleans City Councilman-elect Jay Banks said he found the child’s wish while working with the annual Angel Tree program at a local YMCA. Counselors and teachers at James Singleton Charter School write down the children’s Christmas lists as part of the annual program. Community members then donate what they can […]

High Schoolers Surprise Teacher With Puppy After the Loss of His Dog

LIMESTONE COUNTY Ala. — Students at Clements High School went above and beyond to bring a smile back to their teacher’s face last month, according to WHNT. Troy Rogers is a history teacher at Clements High School. His dog of over ten years, Chip, went blind and one day wandered off and disappeared. “I was just heartbroken,” Rogers said. “We don’t have any children of our own. I just missed him so bad and I was wondering, ‘Is he out […]

New Yorkers Can Feel Free to Dance After 91 Years

NEW YORK — New Yorkers might still be suffering from frustrating subway delays, but at least they now have one more legal way to unwind. A repeal of the city’s 91-year-old Cabaret Law, which banned dancing in any public establishment without a cabaret license, was signed into law Monday by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Under the law, there were only 104 establishments where the city’s more than 8 million residents could dance without breaking the law. “It’s 2017 and this law […]

Philadelphia Eagles Turn Prince Harry Engagement Into Social Media Win

PHILADELPHIA — With Monday’s full-on media blitz surrounding the engagement of Prince Harry to American actor Meghan Markle, the Philadelphia Eagles found a way to turn it into a social media win of their own! At around 2:00 p.m. Monday the Eagles tweeted, ” ‘It’s one of those things where every week we just come in ready to work.’ Carson Wentz weighs in on yesterday’s win.” The only issue – the photo used in the tweet was that of newly engaged […]

Australian Paramedics Grant Dying Patient’s Wish to See the Ocean One Last Time

A dying woman in eastern Australia was granted her final wish of visiting the beach one last time, according to local authorities who shared a photo on Thursday. A pair of paramedics in the coastal town of Hervey Bay, about 150 miles north of Brisbane, were transporting the woman to a palliative care facility when she expressed her desire to be near the ocean before she died, the Queensland Ambulance Service said in a Facebook post. The crew made an extra […]