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Riverbanks Zoo & Garden -- April 17, 2014

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It's always a good time to head to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and they have a lot going on. Susan O'Cain sat down with News Channel 6 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth to discuss all the changes. More>>

Lack of food causes people to be "Hangry"

What's trending at 5:30, Wednesday, April 16th & Conversation Video included

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Have you heard the term "Hangry"? it is when hunger leads someone to become angry. It's a real thing -- and it may have some very real implications for your marriage. New research shows a powerful link between low blood sugar and higher levels of aggression among spouses, suggesting that the hungrier you are, the less self-control you have, and the more aggression you let come out. A 3 year old child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a stuffed animal claw crane machine at a... More>>

Free Tax Day Treats

What';s trending at 5:30, Tuesday, April 15th & Conversation Video included

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Several businesses around the area are offering treats this tax day. Arby's is giving away snack-sized orders of curly fries, when you print a coupon from their website.Hard Rock Cafe will give you a free dinner... but you have to perform a song on stage.Fast food chain sonic is offering half off soft drinks and slushes today and if you want to get rid of all those important documents safely--you can take up to 5 pounds of paper to office depot to shred with a coupon from their website....the... More>>

Pronunciation Mishap

Wheel of Fortune Flub Video included

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That's Julian Batts--a college Freshmen out of Indiana. And because he pronounced the word "achilles" wrong, his answer does NOT count. But the rules state, " when a contestant tries to solvea puzzle, they must pronounce it using the generally accepted pronunciation ." Just guess what amount the wheel had landed on ?One million dollars. Despite his mistake Julian still came back to win the entire game. More>>

NFL Player goes to Prom

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Time for What's trending....Some brave southwest airlines passengers are being praised... after stopping a man from opening one of the doors mid-flight.Witnesses say he was planning to jump from the plane.It started with loud frantic voices on a flight from Chicago to Sacramento.Some thought it was a medical emergency....but quickly learned otherwise. A group of passengers tackled the man. Pilot made and emergency landing....and air marshals took him off the plane. It's every teenager's dream... More>>

$5000 to quit your job

Amazon Employees paid to Quit Video included

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If your boss offered you five-thousand dollars to quit, would you take the money and run?that's exactly what Amazon is doing.The "pay to quit" program is designed to make sure employees really want to be there.it's only available to warehouse employees.Amazon is in the process of adding jobs, so this isn't about reducing the workforce.the internet giant makes this offer once a year. More>>

FROZEN

What's trending at 5:30, Friday, April 11th & Conversation Video included

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Time to look at What's trending at 5:30....Move over ice desk....a Texas t-v station has come up with something hotter!It's a piñata in the shape of an anchor desk.It stands 70 inches wide, 38 inches tall and 20 inches deep.The desk was designed in honor of fiesta San Antonio, the city's annual Spring Festival.Disney's "Frozen" is not only a box-office hit, the animated film is causing a frenzy on e-bay.Kids across the country are clamoring for "frozen" merchandise...especially dress-up versi... More>>

Late Night with Stephen Colbert

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Time for What's trending at 5:30....A Ukrainian daredevil is making headlines. He effortlessly dangles from off skyscrapers by his fingertips and does one-handed chin-ups on top of antenna towers.The 27 years old calls himself "mustang wanted".... and warns onlookers not to try any of his stunts. Fast and furious....if you loved the movies, you'll love a new roller coaster ride. Universal studios is creating a ride based on the popular movies.Fast and furious supercharged will open at the Hol... More>>

Hollywood Minute April 16, 2014

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"Excuse Me Miss, But I'm In Love With Your Husband"... Sounds like the plot line of a well-known soap opera, but this is actually the title of a play coming to a local theater near you. Playwright and Author Donna "Portugese" Hodges says the play focuses on marital issues and how to deal with and fix broken relationships. She adds that it is important we support our own.You can catch "Excuse Me Miss But I'm In Love With Your Husband" this Saturday at 3 and 7 P.M. at the Jabez Performing Arts ... More>>

Free events offer financial and organizational tips

Start New Tax Year With Clarity, Less Clutter

Free events for a fresh start on new tax year! Free events for a fresh start on new tax year!
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Free events from Professional Organizers of Augusta. Friday, April 18th- Free Financial Seminar. Saturday, April 19th- Free Shredding Event. More>>

Beyonce on a magazine cover

What's Trending at 5:30, Wednesday, April 9th & Conversation Video included

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Time to take a look at what's trending Musical mogal Beyonce gracing the new cover of L-G-B-T magazine entitled "OUT" In the picture she resembles marilyn monroe.in the magazine...beyonce talked about women's empowerment, and equality overall. she also talked about some of the concepts behind her new album like control, truth, and riskshe goes onto say..."there is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality."Prince George has his first "playdate" with other toddlers ... More>>

Fans Remember The "Trooper Terry Show" Video included

Photo of Terry "Trooper Terry" Sams on the "Trooper Terry Show" Photo of Terry "Trooper Terry" Sams on the "Trooper Terry Show"
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Countless children grew up here in the CSRA with the "Trooper Terry Show", which ran right here on WJBF for 20 years.WJBF News Channel 6 talked to some CSRA residents about the memories of the show. More>>

HEY KIDS! Trooper Terry Reunion Shows Now Online

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Click to view our Trooper Terry reunion shows we recorded in early December during our 60th Anniversary celebration. More>>

'I AM A BULLY' Sign Holder Calls Sentence Unfair

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An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Funeral Arrangements Announced For Terry "Trooper Terry" Sams Video included

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It's is a very sad day for the WJBF News Channel 6 family. We have lost one of our most beloved family members. Terry Sams, known far and wide as “Trooper Terry”, has died.
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Masters Book Is Big Hit With Children

Masters Book Is Big Hit With Children Video included

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Author Kip Walden Carr dropped by WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon Friday to discuss her Masters book for children, "The Adventures of Grady-Bear: Masters". More>>

Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman On "Late Show"

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CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy. More>>

Pultizer Prize Winning Author, Co-Founder Of Juilliard In Aiken Dies

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The man who won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography of the artist Jackson Pollock, and a co-founder of the Juilliard in Aiken festival has died. More>>

Encouraging More Girls To Play Golf

Puttin In Pearls: Women's Golf Tournament May 30th Video included

14-year-old Brette Bryant lines up a putt at First Tee of Augusta 14-year-old Brette Bryant lines up a putt at First Tee of Augusta
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While the world watches celebrated men play golf in Augusta this week, a 9th grader is on a mission to promote golf for girls... through her second "Puttin In Pearls" women's golf tournament.
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Plastic Cups Are A Hot Commodity At The Augusta National Golf Club Video included

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Masters patrons are always ready to get their hands on collectibles. One of the hottest items taken out of Augusta National Golf Club is the plastic cups. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory reports on the popularity of this commodity. More>>

Life On Mars? How Else to Explain A Mars Rover Picture?

photo captured by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover of a mysterious "light" on Mars (Credit: NASA) photo captured by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover of a mysterious "light" on Mars (Credit: NASA)
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What appear as glints of light on new photos from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has people all over the globe talking. Could it be a Martian's campfire? A UFO? A rival planet's rover cooking along on the horizon with sterno? More>>

Wrestling Icon Ultimate Warrior Dead at 54

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The Ultimate Warrior, one of professional wrestling’s biggest superstars, has died at 54, days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, WWE officials said in a statement. More>>

Hollywood Minute April 9, 2014

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Even the line up has changed since this photo on my side has been taken, the matriarch of "The View" has announced her last day on the show.According to ABC officials, Barbara Walters last day will be May 16th. The network will air a 2-hour special that night highlighting her life and career, and execs at The View are planning a week-long sendoff leading up to that date. ABC will be renaming its New York headquarters after her. Walters began her career in television in 1961.And NeNe Leakes ma... More>>

No girls allowed

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Time now for what's trending.....If you drive a smart car...be careful where you leave it. A group of vandals is tipping over smart cars in san francisco.they leave the tiny vehicles in different positions --- sometimes on their side and sometimes completely turned over.Its not clear why they are targeting the cars, and police say the suspects are still at large.If caught, they face felony vandalism charges.The University of Connecticut's victory in the N-C-double-A Men's Basketball Tournamen... More>>

Television icon retiring

What's Trending at 5:30 Monday, April 7th & Conversation Video included

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Time to take a look at what's trending.....Television icon Barbara Walters will give up her chair on her talk show "The View" on May 16th. Walters, who is 84, will retire from regular TV appearances.She started in television in 1961 and became the medium's best-known interviewer. ABC will air a two-hour prime-time special on her career on the 16th and will also name its New York headquarters after Walters. She will make special appearances as news warrants.Reality star, Nicole "snooki" Polizz... More>>

Rock Fore! Dough Brings Together Country, Golf Video included

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The 10th annual Rock Fore! Dough celebration brings in cash for The First Tee of Augusta.Sounds filled Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans as supporters of country music and golf came under one roof. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story.
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Animals Run for Mayor ! Video included

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The race for the next mayor in Divide, Colorado has turned into a real animal house.11 candidates are up for the new position -- but not a single one is human.
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Hollywood Minute: 2014 LA Web Fest

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"Make Your Own Luck" - that was the theme of the 2014 L.A. Web Fest. Vanessa Verduga and Christopher Limon are two of the hundreds of creators that were chosen to be apart of this year's festival. Verduga is the creator, producer, and star of "Justice Woman", and Limon is the creator and star of "Happy Humans." Michael Ajawke is the founder of the L.A. Web Fest, and this year's festival was a 5-day festival, making it bigger than any other festival in the past. This was an opportunity for fil... More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go, April 3

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In case you missed the morning newscast, here is a recap of all your local news, weather and traffic updates -- the 6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go. More>>

Communal Apartment Dog Video included

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Many new apartment complexes in Washington, DC provide courtyards or dog parks, but one complex is going even further.You get a communal dog with your lease. More>>

2nd Annual Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival To Be Held In May

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The 2nd Annual Little Roy & Lizzy Music Festival will be held May 1st-3rd at Elijah Clark State Park, located at 2959 McCormick Highway (Highway 378), in Lincolnton, Georgia. More>>

A Live Chupacabra Caught?

Photo of a creature a couple claims is a chupacabra (Credit: ABC News) Photo of a creature a couple claims is a chupacabra (Credit: ABC News)
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Tales of the elusive chupacabra continue to spread, but this time a Texas man says he has caught it alive? It's some kind of animal, but is it really a chupacabra? Janelle Bludau reports. More>>

April Fool's Prank on Brad and Jennie Video included

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News isn't all serious business. Some of our producers decided to pull an April Fools Day prank on Brad and Jennie before they got to work Tuesday. More>>

Laney's Look: Stars Are Battling In Season Eighteen Of DWTS

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When the cast for Season 18 of Dancing With The Stars was announced, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it. I thought that cast was hit and miss, with several stars that I was unfamiliar with. After three weeks I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised.
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Mysterious Object Spotted In Sky Over Evans Video included

Photo of object captured on video over Evans, Georgia (Credit: Vishal Bhatia) Photo of object captured on video over Evans, Georgia (Credit: Vishal Bhatia)
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Was a UFO captured on video in the sky over Evans this past weekend? Take a look at the video and you decide. More>>

Pre-Sales Start Tuesday For New Michael Jackson Album

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Eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs will be released on a new album in May, Epic Records announced Monday. Pre-sales begin on iTunes on Tuesday. More>>

6th Annual Women In Philanthropy Meeting and 2014 Grants Awards Luncheon

Women In Philanthropy Milestone: Grant Funding Now Exceeds a Half-Million Dollars Video included

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This one was a milestone: in 6 years, Women In Philanthropy for the CSRA has funded 28 local grants totaling $523,300.
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John Hart & Road Rage

What's Trending at 5:30, Friday, March 28th & Conversation Video included

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Couples are spending more than ever on getting hitched. Last year, weddings cost an average of 30-thousand dollars. Venue and catering expenses were a big part of that -- 13-thousand dollars.Some of the other big ticket items are engagement rings, reception bands or d-j's, flowers and wedding photos. Most of the cost depends on location though... The average cost to wed in New York city is nearly 87-grand. This is case of serious road rage -- and karma. A Florida driver says a man in a lifted... More>>

Man Rescues Baby Dead Porcupine From Dead Mother Video included

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He went from searching for mushrooms...to finding a baby porcupine. Now, a Maine man is caring for that small animal after a strange turn of events. Jared Buzzell has his hands full...a wife, two kids, a baby, a dog...and now, a baby porcupine which is called Porcupett. Aly Myles reports. More>>

Get "Happy" With "GMA" Video included

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Pharrell's hit song "Happy" from "Despicable Me" has been putting smiles on everyone's faces. Even some familiar faces at WJBF News Channel 6 and ABC can't help but get up and get happy when they hear it!?Watch them and put a little "Happy" in your day! More>>

Salvation Army of Augusta's Doing the Most Good Dinner May 8th, 2014

2nd Annual DTMG Dinner Features Coach June Jones and Former QB Steve Bartkowski

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Coach June Jones and former Atlanta Falcons QB Steve Bartkowski are the featured speakers at the Salvation Army's 2nd Annual Doing The Most Good dinner May 8th. More>>

Walton Foundation for Independence Sponsoring GA Artists with Disabilities Exhibit

Award-winning art exhibit to visit Augusta

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Approximately 50 award-winning pieces of art from disabled artists across Georgia, including one from the Central Savannah River Area, will be on display March 27-April 19 at the Georgia Artists with Disabilities, Inc's 29th annual statewide tour and exhibit.
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100% of sub sales go to local charities across the USA

Jersey Mike's Day of Giving

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Jersey Mike's Subs will be contributing 100% of all sales on Wednesday, March 26th, to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation.
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Fort Gordon Celebrates 30th Special Olympics Video included

900 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at Fort Gordon. 900 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at Fort Gordon.
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Fort Gordon hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Wednesday morning. Athletes between the ages of 5 and 60 took part in a number of events, including a softball throw and a long jump. More>>

Will Tiger play the Masters this year??

What's trending at 5:30, Wednesday, march 19th & Conversation Video included

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Its not as delicious as eating a pure chocolate bar.....but carries the same health benefits. Researchers have developed a chocolate pill.Take the cocoa bean compound....minus the fat and sugar and pack all the nutrients and heart health benefits into one.Flavanols found in dark chocolate can lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes....improve blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin regulation and other cardiovascular issues. There are two winner's of last night's 400-million dollar mega mill... More>>

What would you give to get your cat back?

401k Cat Video included

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A Houston man put part of his 401 K on the line to find his missing cat.He says he would've done anything to find his pet that he considers a child.Keith Hardin cashed in a part of his retirement savings as a reward for the person who found his beloved cat, dolly. He ended up spending 5 thousand dollars on the feline. Dolly vanished New years Eve after someone broke into the apartment. Hardin put up flyers and asked for help from everyone after 2 and a half months a woman said she found Dolly... More>>

Steve O from t.v. show facing charges

What's trending at 5:30, Tuesday, March 18th & Conversation Video included

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ABC's "DANCING WITH THE STARS" kicked off last night with a killer lineup of performances. Among the changes in season 18 are new host Erin Andrews, a new band and a guest judge every week. Also new this year is a partner switch coming in week 3.One of the most memorable performances of the night was Billy Dee Williams performing a Star Wars themed dance, but the judges didn't quite like it. Everyone was in watching as Amy Purdy danced on two prosthetic legs. At the top of the leaderboard is ... More>>

Happy St. Patrick's Day

What's trending at 5:30, Monday, March 17th & Conversation Video included

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Now its time for what's trending.....Guinness is one of the most popular irish beers in the world and today is its big day. Before or while you enjoy a cold one.....the manufactures want to share a few things....Myth number one -- that guinness is very high in alcohol......not true, it has less alcohol than most beers.Myth number two -- that guinness is so heavy that it must be high in calories....not so. a 12-ounce serving is only 125 calories.March madness is filled with basketball games...... More>>

Woman Convinces Herself, Everyone Else She Was Pregnant With Quintuplets Video included

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A Canadian woman convinces her boyfriend...and even herself...that she's pregnant with quintuplets. Oddly enough, her body responded as if she actually was pregnant. Vanessa Lee explains how this so-called phantom pregnancy is even possible. More>>

Razor Blades Found Glued To Playground Equipment Video included

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It's perhaps the last thing you'd expect to find at a playground. Authorities say they found razor blades glued to playground equipment at a park in East Moline, Illinois and a 2-year-old boy was injured because of it. Kiya Edwards has the story. More>>

Cases Of Beer Spilled On Georgia Interstate After Two 18-Wheelers Collide

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Two 18-wheelers collided shortly after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning near Darien, Georgia in McIntosh County.One of the vehicles was transporting cases of beer which spilled along the roadway.
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Quick Cooking -- Artichoke & Goat Cheese Tortellini

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Hot dogs and apple pie. American fare at its finest.But every now and then you want something a little fancier. More>>

"Judge Joe Brown" Arrested In Tennessee

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TV personality "Judge Joe Brown" has been released from jail in Tennessee after being held in contempt in Shelby County Juvenile Court. More>>

"Criminal Minds" Writer and Consultant: From Sexual Abuse Victim to FBI Profiler (Part 1) Video included

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The Means Report episode that aired on March 23, 2014 featuring former FBI profiler, prosecutor, and writer and technical consultant for the hit CBS show “Criminal Minds”. (Part 1 of 3)

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"Criminal Minds" Writer and Consultant: From Sexual Abuse Victim to FBI Profiler (Part 2) Video included

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The Means Report episode that aired on March 23, 2014 featuring former FBI profiler, prosecutor, and writer and technical consultant for the hit CBS show “Criminal Minds”. (Part 2 of 3)

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"Out There...Somewhere": Good For Goose And The Gander In North Augusta Video included

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For years, two geese have occupied a pond on Jackson Avenue in North Augusta and there are three ladies who have grown very fond of these two fowl. It's a special "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola during "Your Hometown: North Augusta". More>>

WJBF News Channel 6's Parent Company Getting Bigger

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Media General, the company that owns WJBF News Channel 6 here in Augusta, is getting bigger. More>>

Criminal Minds FBI Profiler Video included

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Jim Clemente is a former special agent with the FBI. He taped an interview for The Means Report Thursday afternoon, prior to being the featured speaker at an event to benefit Aiken's Child Advocacy Center. More>>

Vernal Equinox Egg Myth Video included

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With the arrival comes and old myth that due to the Vernal Equinox, when the center of the sun is directly over the earth's equator, you can get an egg to stand on its end. Meteorologist John Lynn took some eggs -and some egghead co-workers- and put it to the test! More>>

Hollywood Minute March 19, 2014

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Chris Brown will be spending the next few weeks in jail. Brown was taken to the Los Angeles County jail on Friday after violating his probation. Brown's lawyer was unable to convince the judge to set Brown free until his upcoming hearing in April. His next scheduled hearing is on April 23rd. Brown announced on his twitter page a few weeks ago that his new album "X" will be released in May.This week we kicked off the brand new season of Dancing With the Stars. Real Housewife of Atlanta reality... More>>

Stein Mart “Trade-In Trade-Up Event” to Support Salvation Army

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Stein Mart and The Salvation Army will partner for their "Trade-In Trade-Up" event March 20th - March 22nd. More>>

University Health Care Foundation To Hold 22nd Annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration

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University Health Care Foundation will hold the 22nd annual Art Patchin/Will Weston Celebration Sunday, March 23rd. Click for details on the event. More>>

CW at 10 St. Patrick's Day Surprise Video included

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Jennie, John, Tom and director Chris O'Connor wish you a happy St. Patrick's Day! More>>

12th Annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride Video included

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300 bikers turned out in full force for the 12th annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride, which raises money for children with special needs and the Children's Hospital of Georgia. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update March 15, 2014 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

CSRA Shag Club Offering Free Shag Lessons for Teens

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The CSRA Shag Club is offering free lessons to kids ages 10-17 every Sunday in March. More>>

Mari-juana job??

What's Trending at 5:30, Friday. March 14th & Conversation Video included

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Today is a very special one for math lovers... and it only comes around once a year.It's PI Day.Not the kind you eat, but the kind you multiple. 3-point-1-4 day is celebrated every year on march 14th.It's the ratio of a circle's circumference, to its diameter.It's an irrational number, that just keeps going on and on, without stopping or repeating.But - outside of the math world....it's celebrated only once a year. If juana job....and you like the chronic.....we've got a job fair to tell you ... More>>

Colorado Opening a Marijuana Club

What's Trending at 5:30, Monday, March 10th & Conversation Video included

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A Colorado couple opening a club where people can smoke marijuana legally.Believed to be the first of its kind in the country.After a 14 month legal journey....and law makers adding marijuana to the Colorado Clean Air Indoor Act...things really began to flow. They have to follow the same guidelines a private club would, can only have a certain number of employees and food sales can only reach a certain amount. Also customers will have to sign a code of conduct before coming in. At 8200 FEET, ... More>>

What's Trending at 5:30, Friday, March 7th & Conversation Video included

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Ellen set the re-tweet record at the oscars last week with more than 3 million people retweeting a photo. Terry Shipman is trying to break that record by tweeting a picture of himself and his two dogs. The 65-year-old structural engineer sent the tweet three days ago.If you want to help him reach his goal, his handle is "at terry underscore shipman."A fortune cookie actually lead one woman to a fortune...She's 2-million dollars richer.75-year-old Emma Duvoll from New York used the numbers she... More>>

Creating Art with Ashes of the Deceased

What's Trending at 5:30, Tuesday, March 11th & Conversation Video included

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The Animal Rescue League of Boston and the MSPCA-Angell came together to free 199-animals from a hoarder. The ARL brought 60 of those animals back to their Boston shelter for emergency medical care.According to the ARL, the incident in Lynnfield was one of the largest hoarding encounters the organization has dealt with in recent years. Dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles were all rescued. Remembering a loved one in style. A company in Washington State creates art with ashes of the deceased. They ... More>>

Strangers Kissing Strangers

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Rolling Stone, Keith Richards making plans to roll out a children's book in September. The book entitled.... "Gus and me: The story of my granddad and my first guitar" The book will highlight the rock star's relationship with his grandfather, in 2010, richards released his autobiography entitled, "Life"Jonathan Martin.... the former offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins who accused fellow teammate, richie incognito of bullying has been traded to the san francisco 49ers. Martin will be reuni... More>>

Six Flags Over Georgia Opens For Record-Breaking Season of Thrills

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Six Flags Over Georgia officials say the amusement park will be opening a record-breaking season on Saturday, and there will be a speciall admission price for visitors this weekend. More>>

Keeping unwed fathers out of the delivery room

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As many of you know...sleep is a beautiful thing and you're probably not getting as much sleep as you should, so one group is hoping to give you a wake-up call on Friday.We're one day away from "world sleep day" sleep increases our mental sharpness, productivity, emotional balance, health and weight.For every one hour of sleep you lose, you need one day to recover, so thinking you can pick up sleep later in the week may leave you more deprived than you think.A judge in New Jersey has ruled a ... More>>

"Trooper Terry" Hospitalized Video included

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Our thoughts and prayers are with our good friend, "Trooper Terry" Sams tonight as he remains hospitalized. More>>

Spring Cleanup for Your Health Video included

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Spring cleaning is a good opportunity to focus on some spring cleaning for your health's sake.
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Hollywood Minute March 12, 2014

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Isaiah Washington will be making a return to the hit drama "Grey's Anatomy." Washington played Dr. Burke, Christina Yang's love interest, on the first three seasons of the show. Creator Shonda Rhimes made an official statement saying that it was important that Christina Yang's journey unfolded exactly how it should be, and Doctor Burke is vital to that journey. Grey's Anatomy is in its 10th season, and Sandra Oh, who plays Yang, will be leaving the show after this season is over. You can catc... More>>

WFXG Anchor Dies After Battle With Cancer

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We have some sad news to report out of Savannah. Longtime WTOC and WFXG anchor Mike Manhatton has died from complications with cancer. More>>

WJBF's Dee Griffin Reads To Diamond Lakes Elementary School 4th Graders Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's Dee Griffin read to 4th graders at Diamond Lakes Elementary School Friday morning. More>>

Mom2Mom: Kids Say the Darndest...

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Augusta Family Magazine, March 2014:  You never know what's going to come out of a 4-year old's mouth! More>>

Barbie creating a glass ceiling in the workplace

What's trending at 5:30, Thursday, March 6th & Conversation Video included

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It could be the start of a trend.This bar in san francisco is banning google glasses.The move follows a controversy in that city last week at a different bar.A woman says she was assaulted for wearing the computer eyewear.Some states have also banned drivers from wearing the devices behind the wheel.An ATM heist at a Texas bank is caught on camera. Thieves used a forklift to steal an ATM at a credit union in Odessa.Investigators aren't revealing how much money the robbers got away with.But...... More>>

Help Kimberely Scott join Twitter .... #@WJBF

What's Trending at 5:30, Wednesday, March 5th & Conversation Video included

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John Travolta is speaking out about his flub during the Oscars. Travolta butchered a singer's name while introducing her. "uh-deen-ah men-zelle" performed the academy award-winning song "Let It Go," he released a statement saying, "I've been beating myself up all day. then I thought...what would Idina Menzel say she'd say, let it go, let it go! Idina is incredibly talented and i am so happy frozen took home two Oscars Sunday night!"Katy Perry tried her hand at forecasting on an Australian mor... More>>

2015 Fiscal Year

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President Obama unveiled his budget for the 2015 fiscal year that promotes his policy priorities and contains few concessions toRepublicans. Most say it that stands little chance of becoming law. Karen Travers has more.Today President Obama sent congress a 3.9 trillion dollar budget, but he made his sales pitch at an usual spot - an elementary school here in Washington."These kids may not be the most excited people in town on budget day, but my budget is designed with their generation and fut... More>>

Fat Tuesday

What's Trending at 5:30, Tuesday, March 4th & Conversation Video included

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Pope Francis used some rather unholy language at the Vatican on Sundaywhen he mistakenly dropped a crude Italian slang word during his morning sermon.The slip came while he was addressing hundreds of people from his windowoverlooking St. Peter's Square. Instead of saying "caso" meaning "example,"Pope Francis said "cazzo," a vulgar Italian word for a male body part.The moment has since gone viral online.It's Fat Tuesday, and in Missouri a candy shop is giving that term whole new meaning. They ... More>>

See what the Grammy's won't show you....as the conversation continues on WJBF.com

What's Trending at 5:30, Monday, March 3rd and Conversation Video included

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What's trending....The carnival season is in full swing in brazil.It's a week of feasts, parties and parades leading up to the final Tuesday before lent, a christian period of moderation and sacrifice.and...in Rio De Janeiro....they know how to party. The director says each parade costs some 5 million dollars and takes months to prepare.Closer to home....new orleans has a celebration of its own. Thousands of people came out to celebrate the carnival season. Floats filled with colors and a var... More>>

Black History Moment: President Barack Obama

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On the last day of Black History Month, we want to highlight the first African American to hold the office of president of the United States - President Barack Obama. President Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961, and he is the first president to have been born in Hawaii. President Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School. President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 a few months after his first presidential inauguration. President Obama is mostly kno... More>>

President and Vice President stay in shape

What's Trending at 5:30, Friday, February 28th Video included

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One Wisconsin family is making the best of a rough winter.The Berkholz family created a winter wonderland in their own backyard.They have a 20-foot american bobsled sculpture, a snow cave with a laser show.....and an ice rink. It's a smartphone that'd make James Bond jealous.Aerospace manufacturer boeing unveiled a new "self-destructing" smart phone this week.This is the "boeing black."The company says it's meant for people who work for or with government agencies in defense and homeland secu... More>>

Black History Moment: Opera Singer Jessye Norman

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In this Black History Moment, we are putting the spotlight on Augusta native, Grammy Award Winning Opera Singer Jessye Norman. Norman was born in Augusta, GA in 1945. Norman attended C.T. Walker, A.R. Johnson, and Lucy C. Laney High School. Norman credits opera singers like Marian Anderson as inspirational figures. Norman moved to Europe in 1969, where she performed in many countries including Germany and Italy. She made her U-S debut in opera in 1982 with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. N... More>>

Giving Your Best: Lyn Fleming

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Lyn Fleming is the Giving Your Best winner for January, 2014. More>>

Giving Your Best: Jade Nealious

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Jade Nealious is the Giving Your Best award winner for December, 2013. More>>

Black History Moment: Bill Cosby

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You ever hear the phrase, You should give someone their flowers while they are still living? In this Black History Moment, we want to highlight actor, comedian, and activist, Bill Cosby. Mr. Cosby began his career as a stand up performer doing comedy shows in various clubs. In the 1960's, he landed a starring role in the action show, I Spy, and then he starred in his own sitcom, THE BILL COSBY SHOW. Mr. Cosby is also known for his cartoon comedy series, Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids. Mr. Cosb... More>>

Black History Moment: Coretta Scot King

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Beside every good man is a great woman. In this Black History Moment, we are highlighting Coretta Scott King. Mrs. King is not only the wife of Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., but she is also an activist and civil rights leader in her own right. King helped lead the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's, and after her husband's death, she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality along with equal rights for women and the LGBT community. King founded the King Cente... More>>

Black History Moment 2014: Historian Carter G. Woodson

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With this being the last week of Black History Month, we want to take the time out to highlight some important pioneers in the fight for equality. Historian Carter G. Woodson is responsible for the creation of what was known as Negro History Week back in 1926. It was the second week in February, and it was chosen because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln and Fredrick Douglass. In 1976, Negro History Week was expanded to Black History Month. Remember, Black History is America's... More>>

Chris O'Connor's Happy Be-lated Birthday on WJBF.com

What's Trending at 5:30, Monday, February 24th & Conversation Video included

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Making history while playing a game he loves.....Jason Collins became the first openly-gay pro basketball player to hit the court on Sunday. Collins revealed he was gay in a sports illustrated article last season and says he's happy to be the first, but wants to be measured by his ability on the court, not his personal life. Justin Bieber is house hunting....and those who live in atlanta's affluent buckhead area, say bieber should keep looking....they don't want him in their neighborhood. Res... More>>

Kate Upton floating in a swimsuit

What's trending at 5:30, Thursday, February 20th & Conversation Video included

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pink hair, pink beard and even pink eyebrows!one man is sporting it because he lost a super bowl bet....but decided to make it pay off for a good cause. steve betters posted his picture on facebook...and for 500 likes, he said he would donate 5-hundred dollars to the barbara bush hospital in portland, oregon....if he got one-thousand likes...he would donate 0ne-thousand dollars to the hospital. the picture got well over a thousand likes. the u-s appears to be experiencing a decline in its clo... More>>

What do your musical choices say about you?

What's trending at 5:30, Tuesday, February 18th & Conversation Video included

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Millions of eyeballs are glued to the Olympics.A lot of the buzz is about eyeballs.....from Bob Costas' eye infection to a new picture that's getting a lot of laughs.A selfie of one woman who thought she was taking a pic of the hockey rink, from Bob Costa's to the selfie's the eye have it.The University of Wisconsin is inviting people to walk through a giant, inflatable colon...in order to learn about digestive health.The University's Carbone Cancer Center is hosting the "strollin' colon" -- ... More>>

"Out There...Somewhere": Assassination Revisited On Kennedy Drive

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Remembering JFK on the 50th anniversary of his death on Kennedy Drive...it's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola.
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"Out There...Somewhere": Looking A lot Like It, But Not Feeling Like Christmas

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It's Christmas time, but the weather seems more like Spring. Up North, though, it's a winter wonderland. So, what's better? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has more "Out There...Somewhere".
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  • CSRA EntertainmentMore>>

  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden -- April 17, 2014

    Riverbanks Zoo & Garden -- April 17, 2014

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:48:38 GMT
    It's always a good time to head to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and they have a lot going on. Susan O'Cain sat down with News Channel 6 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth to discuss all the changes.
    It's always a good time to head to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia and they have a lot going on. Susan O'Cain sat down with News Channel 6 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth to discuss all the changes.
  • Hollywood Minute April 16, 2014

    Hollywood Minute April 16, 2014

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:56:24 GMT
    "Excuse Me Miss, But I'm In Love With Your Husband"... Sounds like the plot line of a well-known soap opera, but this is actually the title of a play coming to a local theater near you. Playwright and Author Donna "Portugese" Hodges says the play focuses on marital issues and how to deal with and fix broken relationships. She adds that it is important we support our own.You can catch "Excuse Me Miss But I'm In Love With Your Husband" this Saturday at 3 and 7 P.M. at the Jabez Performing Arts ...
    "Excuse Me Miss, But I'm In Love With Your Husband"... Sounds like the plot line of a well-known soap opera, but this is actually the title of a play coming to a local theater near you. Playwright and Author Donna "Portugese" Hodges says the play focuses on marital issues and how to deal with and fix broken relationships. She adds that it is important we support our own.You can catch "Excuse Me Miss But I'm In Love With Your Husband" this Saturday at 3 and 7 P.M. at the Jabez Performing Arts ...
  • Free events offer financial and organizational tips

    Start New Tax Year With Clarity, Less Clutter

    Start New Tax Year With Clarity, Less Clutter

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:08:33 GMT
    Free events for a fresh start on new tax year!Free events for a fresh start on new tax year!
    Free events from Professional Organizers of Augusta. Friday, April 18th- Free Financial Seminar. Saturday, April 19th- Free Shredding Event.
    Free events from Professional Organizers of Augusta. Friday, April 18th- Free Financial Seminar. Saturday, April 19th- Free Shredding Event.
  • U.S./World EntertainmentMore>>

  • Lack of food causes people to be "Hangry"

    What's trending at 5:30, Wednesday, April 16th & Conversation

    What's trending at 5:30, Wednesday, April 16th & Conversation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:40:31 GMT
    Have you heard the term "Hangry"? it is when hunger leads someone to become angry. It's a real thing -- and it may have some very real implications for your marriage. New research shows a powerful link between low blood sugar and higher levels of aggression among spouses, suggesting that the hungrier you are, the less self-control you have, and the more aggression you let come out. A 3 year old child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a stuffed animal claw crane machine at a...
    Have you heard the term "Hangry"? it is when hunger leads someone to become angry. It's a real thing -- and it may have some very real implications for your marriage. New research shows a powerful link between low blood sugar and higher levels of aggression among spouses, suggesting that the hungrier you are, the less self-control you have, and the more aggression you let come out. A 3 year old child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a stuffed animal claw crane machine at a...
  • Free Tax Day Treats

    What';s trending at 5:30, Tuesday, April 15th & Conversation

    What';s trending at 5:30, Tuesday, April 15th & Conversation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:21:38 GMT
    Several businesses around the area are offering treats this tax day. Arby's is giving away snack-sized orders of curly fries, when you print a coupon from their website.Hard Rock Cafe will give you a free dinner... but you have to perform a song on stage.Fast food chain sonic is offering half off soft drinks and slushes today and if you want to get rid of all those important documents safely--you can take up to 5 pounds of paper to office depot to shred with a coupon from their website....the...
    Several businesses around the area are offering treats this tax day. Arby's is giving away snack-sized orders of curly fries, when you print a coupon from their website.Hard Rock Cafe will give you a free dinner... but you have to perform a song on stage.Fast food chain sonic is offering half off soft drinks and slushes today and if you want to get rid of all those important documents safely--you can take up to 5 pounds of paper to office depot to shred with a coupon from their website....the...
  • Pronunciation Mishap

    Wheel of Fortune Flub

    Wheel of Fortune Flub

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:06:49 GMT
    That's Julian Batts--a college Freshmen out of Indiana. And because he pronounced the word "achilles" wrong, his answer does NOT count. But the rules state, " when a contestant tries to solvea puzzle, they must pronounce it using the generally accepted pronunciation ." Just guess what amount the wheel had landed on ?One million dollars. Despite his mistake Julian still came back to win the entire game.
    That's Julian Batts--a college Freshmen out of Indiana. And because he pronounced the word "achilles" wrong, his answer does NOT count. But the rules state, " when a contestant tries to solvea puzzle, they must pronounce it using the generally accepted pronunciation ." Just guess what amount the wheel had landed on ?One million dollars. Despite his mistake Julian still came back to win the entire game.
  • Take A Look At This On The CW at 10PMMore>>

  • Take A Look At This On The CW: February 19, 2013

    Take A Look At This On The CW: February 19, 2013

    WJBF News Channel 6's John Hart and meteorologist George Myers take a satirical look at offbeat and funny stories making headlines at 10:00 p.m. on the CW.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Hart and meteorologist George Myers take a satirical look at offbeat and funny stories making headlines at 10:00 p.m. on the CW.
  • Take A Look At This On The CW: February 21, 2013

    Take A Look At This On The CW: February 21, 2013

    WJBF News Channel 6's John Hart, Kimberely Scott, and meteorologist George Myers take a satirical look at offbeat and funny stories making headlines at 10:00 p.m. on the CW.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Hart, Kimberely Scott, and meteorologist George Myers take a satirical look at offbeat and funny stories making headlines at 10:00 p.m. on the CW.
  • Take A Look At This On The CW: February 27, 2013

    Take A Look At This On The CW: February 27, 2013

    WJBF News Channel 6's John Hart, Kimberely Scott, and meteorologist George Myers take a satirical look at offbeat and funny stories making headlines at 10:00 p.m. on the CW.
    WJBF News Channel 6's John Hart, Kimberely Scott, and meteorologist George Myers take a satirical look at offbeat and funny stories making headlines at 10:00 p.m. on the CW.
  • Trending On 6 At 5:30More>>

  • Lack of food causes people to be "Hangry"

    What's trending at 5:30, Wednesday, April 16th & Conversation

    What's trending at 5:30, Wednesday, April 16th & Conversation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:40:31 GMT
    Have you heard the term "Hangry"? it is when hunger leads someone to become angry. It's a real thing -- and it may have some very real implications for your marriage. New research shows a powerful link between low blood sugar and higher levels of aggression among spouses, suggesting that the hungrier you are, the less self-control you have, and the more aggression you let come out. A 3 year old child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a stuffed animal claw crane machine at a...
    Have you heard the term "Hangry"? it is when hunger leads someone to become angry. It's a real thing -- and it may have some very real implications for your marriage. New research shows a powerful link between low blood sugar and higher levels of aggression among spouses, suggesting that the hungrier you are, the less self-control you have, and the more aggression you let come out. A 3 year old child is safe after climbing into and getting stuck inside a stuffed animal claw crane machine at a...
  • Free Tax Day Treats

    What';s trending at 5:30, Tuesday, April 15th & Conversation

    What';s trending at 5:30, Tuesday, April 15th & Conversation

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:21:38 GMT
    Several businesses around the area are offering treats this tax day. Arby's is giving away snack-sized orders of curly fries, when you print a coupon from their website.Hard Rock Cafe will give you a free dinner... but you have to perform a song on stage.Fast food chain sonic is offering half off soft drinks and slushes today and if you want to get rid of all those important documents safely--you can take up to 5 pounds of paper to office depot to shred with a coupon from their website....the...
    Several businesses around the area are offering treats this tax day. Arby's is giving away snack-sized orders of curly fries, when you print a coupon from their website.Hard Rock Cafe will give you a free dinner... but you have to perform a song on stage.Fast food chain sonic is offering half off soft drinks and slushes today and if you want to get rid of all those important documents safely--you can take up to 5 pounds of paper to office depot to shred with a coupon from their website....the...
  • Pronunciation Mishap

    Wheel of Fortune Flub

    Wheel of Fortune Flub

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:06:49 GMT
    That's Julian Batts--a college Freshmen out of Indiana. And because he pronounced the word "achilles" wrong, his answer does NOT count. But the rules state, " when a contestant tries to solvea puzzle, they must pronounce it using the generally accepted pronunciation ." Just guess what amount the wheel had landed on ?One million dollars. Despite his mistake Julian still came back to win the entire game.
    That's Julian Batts--a college Freshmen out of Indiana. And because he pronounced the word "achilles" wrong, his answer does NOT count. But the rules state, " when a contestant tries to solvea puzzle, they must pronounce it using the generally accepted pronunciation ." Just guess what amount the wheel had landed on ?One million dollars. Despite his mistake Julian still came back to win the entire game.
  • Say What?More>>

  • VIRAL VIDEO: Selfie Captures Man Getting Kicked By Train Engineer

    VIRAL VIDEO: Selfie Captures Man Getting Kicked By Train Engineer

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:46:32 GMT
    A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.
    A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Moonroof Trick Shot

    VIRAL VIDEO: Moonroof Trick Shot

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:56:33 GMT
    David Kalb shoots some of the weirdest and most creative baskets ever seen.
    David Kalb shoots some of the weirdest and most creative baskets ever seen.
  • Controversial 'Donkey' Litter Signs Moved In Laurens

    Controversial 'Donkey' Litter Signs Moved In Laurens

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:47:17 GMT
    The signs reading "Don't Litter Jack," then showing a cartoon image of a donkey were later installed in a neighborhood that requested them.The signs reading "Don't Litter Jack," then showing a cartoon image of a donkey were later installed in a neighborhood that requested them.
    Two signs urging people to stop littering in Laurens have been moved after the city was asked to remove them from state right of ways by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
    Two signs urging people to stop littering in Laurens have been moved after the city was asked to remove them from state right of ways by the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
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