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Winterize your car (New) Winterize your car (Video)
Local mechanics are seeing a rush on people looking to winterize their car and put on snow tires, but not everything has to be done by an expert.
Local Drivers ignoring the rules, putting students at risk (New) Drivers ignoring the rules, putting students at risk (Video)
It's a threat affecting local students every day. Drivers are rolling the dice and hoping to avoid tragedy by ignoring a stopped bus that has its red lights flashing. Despite the lights and the stop sign that extends off the bus, many drivers speed right by. The state looked at how often it's happening right here in the Tri-Cities.

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(New) Winterize your car (Video)
Local mechanics are seeing a rush on people looking to winterize their car and put on snow tires, but not everything has to be done by an expert.
Local (New) Drivers ignoring the rules, putting students at risk (Video)
It's a threat affecting local students every day. Drivers are rolling the dice and hoping to avoid tragedy by ignoring a stopped bus that has its red lights flashing. Despite the lights and the stop sign that extends off the bus, many drivers speed right by. The state looked at how often it's happening right here in the Tri-Cities.
Home Vandalism incidents aren't slowing down (Video)
You don't have to look very hard to find graffiti somewhere in the Tri-Cities. In fact, the numbers show it's happening even more frequently than usual. KEPR pulled the numbers and found out what police are doing to prevent tagging from occurring on one of the most troublesome nights of the year - Halloween.

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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 Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent contest Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent contest
The city of Pittsburgh has "won" Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.
Offbeat Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.

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Local & Regional

Local Consumer Reports: Ford Mustang 50 years later (Video)
Consumer Reports gets nostalgic with a historical view of the Ford Mustang. The car was first tested 50 years ago and now the Consumer Reports team is putting 2015 Ford Mustang through its paces.
Local Kids Aviation Day (Video)
The Mid-Columbia Ninety-Nines and Bergstrom aircraft hosted the event where kids got to learn basic flying instructions.
Local McMurray Park Cleanup (Video)
Richland Rehabilitation and McMurray Park Apartments joined with the public to clean up McMurray Park today.

Sports

Sports Harvin not 'perfect,' happy for chance with Jets
The New York Jets' newest wide receiver doesn't deny he has had some issues. But he also wants to be judged from what he does starting now, not just his checkered past.
Sports Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster
Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.
Sports Report: Seahawks tried to deal Harvin to Broncos
Seattle Seahawks general manger John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll apparently wanted more - much more - in return for wide receiver Percy Harvin than the conditional draft pick they received from the New York Jets on Friday.
Sports Troopers called as school football game turns ugly
A melee erupted on the sideline of a high school football game on Saturday, with the visiting team's coach accusing a home team assistant coach of choking a player, bringing the game to an early end. State police were called to ensure order as the teams and fans left the field.

Around the World

National & World Texas man admits setting 1986 fire, killing 2 boys
A Texas man admitted Tuesday to setting a backyard fire that killed his two young stepsons a quarter-century ago, bringing a surprising end to a long fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully imprisoned him.
National & World 1 American released from N. Korea; 2 others still captive
American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

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Will It Work

Will It Work? Will it Work? The HD Pianist Will it Work? The HD Pianist (Video)
Click on the video tab to watch as Storm Tracker Jay Frank prepares for a cameo role in ACT's production of "Annie" with the help of an app called "HD Pianist."

Consumer

Consumer FTC seeks public comment on telemarketing loophole FTC seeks public comment on telemarketing loophole (Video)
Thanks to a legal loophole in the telemarketing rules, some marketers are using a backdoor approach to get you on the phone and deceive you. They're getting your attention with advertising on TV and radio, placing ads in the newspaper, and inviting you to call or click when you're online.

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Technology

Technology Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix
Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.
Technology Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month.
Technology Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

Health

Health New military medical team to help with Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.
Health Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
Health Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
Health Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban
Top government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Business

Business Sales of existing U.S. homes rise in September
U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.
Business Unemployment rates fall in 31 states last month
Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections.
Business New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans
Banks will get a break in easier rules for packaging and selling mortgage securities and fewer borrowers will have to make hefty down payments under actions taken by federal regulators.
Business Coke to slash costs as soda sales remain flat
Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda volume.
Business McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

Consumer

Consumer Should you pay for college with a credit card?
These days, many families are forced to get creative in order to pay the staggering cost of college. Some now charge it. That's right; they use a credit card to cover some of the tuition.
Consumer Should you have a prepaid debit card in your wallet?
Prepaid debit cards are growing in popularity. They're not just for people with no credit or bad credit anymore. They've become an alternative to checking accounts for people who are tired of bank fees.