Red Cross, fire department Sound the Alarm for fire safety in Osceola County
Red Cross volunteers and the Osceola County Fire Department teamed up to install free smoke alarms in homes that do not have them and educate people about home fire safety. Volunteers and members of the fire department also installed smoke alarms throughout the community. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 8 Red Cross, fire department Sound the Alarm for fire safety in Osceola County (American Red Cross of Central Florida)The national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign launched in October 2014. Nationwide, more than 2.4 million free smoke alarms have been installed, making more than 1 million homes safer. Read: Osceola County wants public’s input on county website redesignFor more information on Sound the Alarm, CLICK HERE.wftv.com
Red Cross, fire department Sound the Alarm for fire safety
SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. — Home fire safety is a critical part of reducing home fire-related deaths and injuries and on Saturday, the American Red Cross of Central Florida continued its Home Fire Prevention campaign called “Sound the Alarm” in South Daytona. Red Cross volunteers and the South Daytona Fire Department teamed up to install free smoke alarms in homes that do not have them and educate people about home fire safety. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Red Cross, fire department Sound the Alarm for fire safetyThe national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign launched in October 2014. Nationwide, more than 2.4 million free smoke alarms have been installed, making more than 1 million homes safer. Read: Casselberry police investigate deadly Saturday morning shootingThe American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes with the vast majority being home fires, claiming 7 lives every day.wftv.com
Republicans want Biden visitor logs after more documents marked classified discovered
Five more pages marked as classified were discovered at President Biden's Wilmington home Saturday, meaning roughly 20 records with classified markings have been uncovered in two locations since November. A congressional oversight committee is now asking for visitor logs for Mr. Biden's Wilmington home as a special counsel's probe gets underway. Adriana Diaz reports.news.yahoo.com
New homeowner finds decomposing body in basement
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A man who bought a new home in Ohio was shocked to discover the body of the home’s previous owner in the basement. >> Read more trending newsThe Cleveland Heights director of communications told WOIO that the body was found in the basement of the home on Tuesday morning. City officials said the body was identified as 71-year-old Nina Fielden, who was the previous owner of the home, WKYC reported. The homeowner told officers they had recently purchased the property at a sheriff’s sale and were visiting to check on it, according to WEWS. The incident is under investigation, and it is not clear why the body was not found prior to the sheriff’s sale.wftv.com
Buy the Byers’ home: ‘Stranger Things’ house for sale
The home that served as the focal point of the first season of “Stranger Things” is now on the market and could be yours for $300,000. >> Read more trending newsThe house that was used as the home for Joyce, Jonathan and Will Byers is now for sale in Fayetteville, Georgia, not in Hawkins, Indiana, WSB reported. The listing also warns that fans of the show frequently visit the property to get a photo of the “Stranger Things” home. The house is currently owned by seven siblings who were asked by the Duffer brothers to film there, TMZ reported. “Stranger Things” debuted on Netflix in 2016 and next year is supposed to end with season five, CNET reported.wftv.com
Man charged with sexual battery of girl who ran away from Volusia children’s home, deputies say
Man charged with sexual battery of girl who ran away from Volusia children’s home, deputies sayVOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Volusia County man has been arrested and charged with the sexual battery of a 12-year-old girl who ran away from a children’s home. WATCH: Middle school teacher accused of kissing student in classroomDeputies said the girl ran away from Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in August 2021. This is the same children’s home where a 14-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy ran away from in June 2021 and later opened fire on Volusia County deputies. Young was found Thursday in the area of Green Springs Park and arrested without incident, deputies said. This week, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood and others appeared before the Volusia County Council to advance plans for a Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) designed to improve services for juveniles who encounter law enforcement.wftv.com
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
Shedding whole new lights: 5 advantages to adding permanent exterior lighting to your home
Whether it’s for the front of a house, a patio without a pool or an outdoor space where the pool is positioned at the heart of it all, programmable exterior lighting has become a popular fad for homeowners.
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.
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.
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.