Wild hogs are taking over Texas neighborhood
SIENNA, Texas — Home security camera footage shows a big problem in the Sienna neighborhood of Fort Bend County, Texas, where dozens of wild hogs are seen running through the street. >> Read more trending newsThe homeowner whose camera caught the video told KHOU that he originally pulled the video to look at because of the damage done to his and his neighbors’ yards. “You’ve seen one hog, OK,” Garner told KHOU, “and then you see the whole family troop filing in. Some residents have reached out to their homeowner association for assistance but have been told nothing can be done because the animals are considered wild and invasive, KPRC reported. Researchers have estimated that each wild pig carries an associated cost of $300 per year, and annual costs associated with wild pigs in the U.S. are likely close to $2.1 billion, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife.wftv.com
This Central Florida home comes with a giant pirate ship in the pool
A sprawling home with arguably the most piratey pool in Tampa Bay is now on the market in Lutz. The 4,700-square-foot estate comes with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a three-car garage, a half basketball court, and a $1.5 million pool featuring a waterslide and a pirate ship with functioning water cannons, says the listing. According to records, Swanston purchased the home a few months ago for $1,650,000, and is currently listing it for $2,500,000. The pirate home's listing agents are Georgia Janas and Kirby Bryan of Northstar Realty. Photos via ZillowThis story originally appeared at Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.photos.orlandoweekly.com
Sheriff: Colorado parents, 2 children dead in murder-suicide
(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP) (Jerilee Bennett)MONUMENT, Colo. — (AP) — Authorities believe a man killed his wife and two of his children last weekend before killing himself in an affluent community near Colorado Springs. Yvette M. Siegert-Kreb, 50, Felicity Kreb, 13, Barrett Kreb, 9, and Christof Kreb, 55, were found dead Saturday in their home in the community of Gleneagle, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday. Details about how they died will be made public by the county coroner, the statement said. Felicity had learning and social problems because of dwarfism and Barrett, one of the newest adopted children, had recently underwent surgery, Gromko said. “She wanted her son to feel like he had people like him in his life, so they specifically adopted children with dwarfism,” Gromko said of Siegert-Kreb.wftv.com
Backyard burial case: Brothers from Lyons released without charges, death investigation probe ongoing
Lyons police said two brothers who had been arrested Saturday when human remains were found in their backyard were released without charges Monday. The investigation remains ongoing.chicagotribune.com
Everyone and everything we saw at the Vibra Urbana festival in Orlando
A historic Sanford home is on the market for $350K, and it comes with a literal caveEveryone and everything we saw at the Vibra Urbana festival in OrlandoOrlando punk trio Vicious Dreams celebrate album release at Uncle Lou’s with Wet NurseThe Orlando home of SunTrust president Joel R. Wells is now for sale, and it looks like an ’80s shopping mall20 classic Orlando dive bars everyone should visit at least onceThis Orlando mansion hosted U.S. presidents and comes with a grottophotos.orlandoweekly.com
Wildfires: What are the 6 “Ps” of wildfire evacuation?
Should your home be threatened by wildfire and you are ordered to evacuate, what would you do? >> Read more trending newsWould you know what to take and how to prepare? California’s Ready for Wildfire website offers the six “Ps” to keep in mind if you are ordered to get out of your home when a wildfire is near. The site suggests you get ready, then take these things when you go:People and petsPapers, phone numbers and important documentsPrescriptions, vitamins and eyeglassesPictures and irreplaceable memorabiliaPersonal computer hard drive and disks“Plastic” (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Column: Couples’ sex lives took a hit during COVID-19 pandemic. A new book aims to put them back on track.
Sex therapist Ian Kerner's new book, "So Tell Me About The Last Time You Had Sex" arrives just in time to combat what he calls “a perfect storm of libido-debilitating factors” during the pandemic.chicagotribune.com
You’re not lazy — Why you need to stop feeling guilty in lockdown, according to an expert
So there would usually be more time "bleeding out," but Price said this is a good thing. In fact, despite people feeling like they're doing less working from home, Price said studies have actually shown a rise in productivity amid the pandemic. A study published September, commissioned by British telecommunications company Talk Talk, found nearly three in five of the 1,250 U.K. workers surveyed said their productivity had gone up since working from home in lockdown. There have also been a number of studies showing that people have been putting in more hours working remotely this past year. In the book, Price said that even prior to the pandemic people had convinced themselves that "having limitations makes us 'lazy' — and that laziness is always a bad thing."cnbc.com
Rock Island girl, 3, fell out of window and died from cold overnight, police say
The home is in the Quad Cities area, which is located along the Illinois-Iowa state line. She was pronounced dead at a hospital and preliminary autopsy findings show she died from hypothermia, The Moline Dispatch and Rock Island Argus reported.chicagotribune.com
Joliet police shoot, kill Naperville man, 19, after he made 911 call, then threatened them with what turned out to be BB gun, authorities say
Alvarez was inside her home when she heard about 10 gunshots. She and her children hit the floor and moved away from the windows when the shooting started. When she returned moments later to look out her window, she saw a man on the ground and Joliet police officers trying to revive him.chicagotribune.com
2 injured in Old Town fire, one of them seriously, officials say
The fire started about 12:15 p.m. in a bedroom of a single-family home in the 500 block of West North Avenue, according to Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokeswoman. Three people were inside the home: a 31-year-old man, 34-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman.chicagotribune.com
COVID-19 Thanksgiving travel: Rising cases force hard family conversations, last-minute changes
If he does go home, he would drive, but isn’t sure he’s up for the cost of renting a car and 22 hours behind the wheel. Still, it would be the first time he’s spent both Thanksgiving and Christmas away from home.chicagotribune.com
Correction: Election 2020-Voting story
Correction: Election 2020-Voting storyPublished: November 3, 2020, 12:39 am Updated: November 6, 2020, 1:56 pmFull Screen 1 / 14 People line up to vote at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Franklin, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)In a story November 3, 2020, about Election Day voting, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a voting advocacy group. Its name is the National Vote at Home Institute, not Vote from Home. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
13-year-old boy tells Chicago police his 9-year-old brother was accidentally shot and killed by their 5-year-old sibling
The 13-year-old told them Ashton was shot in the back of the head by the 5-year-old and directed them to a second-floor bedroom where police found three guns, police said. One of them, a revolver, had a spent shell casing in the cylinder.chicagotribune.com
You can essentially become your homes own electric company -- heres how
Central Florida can be warm year-round, but now that were officially in the summer months, theres no reprieve from the heat. Not only that; with the coronavirus pandemic still keeping a lot of us at home, were using more electricity. If it has pained you to watch your hard-earned money leave your bank account just to head straight for bills, you should know, theres another, more affordable option. IQ Power Solar says by going solar, not only can you get a brand new roof, but you will get solar panels, and it will all still likely cost you less than your monthly electricity bill -- plus, that bill will become almost null. Learn more in the video above.
'NASA at Home' is bringing space to you daily with incredible resources for all ages
NASA has taken to social media to engage and educate people across the world with a new initiative called NASA at Home . This is a free online resource for people of all ages looking to learn and get excited about science and space while staying at home. More details:NASA has launched their "NASA at Home" initiative to provide free online resources for people of all ages. We hope everyone takes a few moments to explore NASA at Home." NASA at Home also includes videos that will air on NASA Television every weekday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT (1400 to 2000 GMT).space.com
Ready to tackle home improvement projects now that you finally have some time? 5 tips
More time at home has turned into more of an opportunity to do various home improvement projects, although that sometimes can be dangerous. Scott Frankel, co-president of Frankel Building Group in Texas, offered five tips for those who are currently attempting or about to start home renovation projects while quarantined. They aren’t things that are going to necessarily wow your neighbor, but they need to be done.”Don’t bring in outside workers. It’s a real easy way to throw your back out or slip off of a ladder.”Clean out items you don’t need anymore. “When you go to a professional and you say that this is what you want to do, your ideas are organized,” Frankel said.
How do we defeat ISIS at home?
CBS News Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell and former Homeland Security Adviser to George W. Bush, Fran Townsend weigh in on the evolving “home game” and “away game” US intelligence strategies to defeat ISIS. In the wake of recent attacks in San Bernardino, California, US officials expand their hunt for homegrown terrorists.cbsnews.com
New app brings healthcare to your home
If you don't want to trudge to a doctor, there are new house call apps that bring healthcare professionals to your door. One provides doctor house calls, another has a nurse come to your home and lets you talk to a doctor online over a tablet. Alison Harmelin reports.cbsnews.com
Keep your "smart home" from being hacked
Keep your "smart home" from being hacked Smart home technology can let homeowners network together entertainment, security, environmental control, and other systems into a completely automated home. But there are a few things you need to know before you make your smartphone the key to your smart home.cbsnews.com