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Local Many become vulnerable to thieves during holiday shopping (Video)
After the big meal, it's not a question of if, but when. When will you start your holiday shopping? We know some stores are already open. Your generosity is what thieves take advantage of. And, it never fails that some people forget to protect the things they buy. A KEPR reporter walked through a shopping plaza with a police officer to show you how often it happens.

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YouNews Forte  Studios Ribbon Cutting Forte Studios Ribbon Cutting
Grand Opening for Forte Studios in Kennewick WA. A Studio for Photographers to have access to a fully stocked photo studio without the cost of owing their own studio. Great for amateur and professionals looking for a great place to produce some great photos.

Entertainment

Offbeat

Offbeat Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it Heirloom ring flushed; sewer workers retrieve it
Pat Hanson of Central Point says she's lost about 10 pounds recently, an aftereffect of a fall, and noticed in church earlier this month that her mother's wedding ring was loose on her finger.

KEPR TV

Local & Regional

Local Holiday show lineup Holiday show lineup
Need to get into the holiday spirit? Here is a selection of seasonal television specials on the networks' lineups.
Local Stabbing suspect charged with second degree murder (Video)
Murder charges are now official for the man accused of a deadly stabbing inside a Kennewick plasma donation center. Matthew de Vore is charged with second degree murder. Prosecutor Andy Miller says it could be upped to premeditated, first degree murder once he goes over all the evidence. KEPR spoke with the victim's daughter about her painful loss.
Local Hot Holiday Toys (Video)
Holiday decorations are ready to go at the mall and the shopping frenzy begins tomorrow night. Toy stores are stocking up on the season's hot toys.

Sports

Sports Ray Rice wins appeal, NFL suspension vacated Ray Rice wins appeal, NFL suspension vacated
Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.
Sports Sherman, Baldwin dig at NFL in press conference
With the help of a cardboard cutout, the Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin took digs at the NFL during a news conference on Tuesday after the league issued a $100,000 fine to teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.
Sports Browns QB Manziel involved in hotel fight
A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel "a hug" was struck by the rookie quarterback's entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

Around the World

National & World Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses.
National & World New York dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables
Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 each Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a church, an intersection of two worlds that left one down-on-his luck man thinking the seemingly impossible might happen.

Top Video

Home Consumer Reports: Why rice & kids might not mix Consumer Reports: Why rice & kids might not mix (Video)
Several variations of rice and rice products contain concerning levels of arsenic. Consumer Reports used data from the FDA and its own testing to recommend limits for how much rice kids and adults should eat. The testing also indicates the types of rice and other grains with lower levels of arsenic.
Home Stabbing victim's girlfriend says she's sick from her loss Stabbing victim's girlfriend says she's sick from her loss (Video)
KEPR is continuing to follow the murder at a Kennewick plasma donation center. We got our first look at the suspect in court Tuesday. Witnesses told police, Matthew de Vore called the victim a rat bastard before plunging a knife in his chest. KEPR spoke to the victim's girlfriend who says she has lost the man she was meant to be with forever.

Will It Work

Consumer

Consumer Recall Roulette: Gambling with product safety Recall Roulette: Gambling with product safety (Video)
Nearly every day, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues a recall alert about products that could cause property damage, serious injury and even death. Yet, a joint Problem Solver investigation with ABC News finds most recall warnings never reach consumers.

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Technology

Technology Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
The U.S. military, along with the auto industry, is scrambling to fortify the cyber defenses of commercially available cars before criminals and even terrorists penetrate them.
Technology Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens - and their top-end price tags - and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a third of the cost.

Health

Health Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
Health Administration says HealthCare.gov working well
As a crucial second sign-up season gears up, the Obama administration said Sunday that HealthCare.gov is stable and working well, a far cry from last year's frozen computer screens and frustrated customers.

Business

Business Oil price plunge a panacea for much of world economy
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump.
Business Black Friday special: Prison handicrafts
Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure - an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison.
Business European inflation dips again as energy costs tank
A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0.3 percent in the year to November, official figures showed Friday.

Consumer

Consumer Jeep recall says vehicle can 'crash without warning' (Video)
A local man is in a quandary - he got a recall notice warning his car could stall and cause a crash with no warning. But the problem is that same notice also said that manufacturer Chrysler Jee doesn't yet have the part to fix the problem.
Consumer Consumer group lists '10 worst toys' for kids (Photo Gallery)
A bow that shoots illuminated arrows its manufacturer says can fly up to 145 feet, and the "Catapencil" — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher at its erasure end — are among an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday.