Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:30:40 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Baby monitors can be a great asset for parents trying to keep a watchful eye over their little ones, but have you ever thought about who might be watching you?
"I saw arms reach in and pick up what I thought was my child and even as I tell this story I get chills," recalls parent Danielle Kelly.
Kelly vividly remembers the night she thought someone was trying to abduct her baby. She ran through the house in sheer panic. To her surprise, she saw little David nestled warmly in his crib, undisturbed.
"We had picked up a feed of someone in our neighborhood, and that was very scary," says Kelly.
And guess what, it happens more often than you'd think.
"I can tell you that it's very easy to do," says wireless expert, Gary Savage. He says the reason why is simple. There aren't enough audio and video frequencies to go around. So many times, lines get crossed.
"You know baby video monitors are still in their infancy. So it is still possible to pick up feeds from neighbors or a passerby," explains Savage.
Now imagine putting that power in the hands of the wrong person who's watching your every move. With that realistic fear in mind, we decided to put two audio and two video baby monitors to the test.
In less than ten minutes, we can see a clear shot inside a crib on our monitor, but no baby.
"It's now 12:48 p.m. so this is about 20 minutes in and a baby was just placed inside this crib literally seconds ago. We're going to try to track down which house this is coming from," reports WMBF News Anchor Heather Biance while conducting the investigation.
WMBF News crew knocked on the door of Jason Cox, a dad with a 1-year-old absolutely shocked at what he was seeing on our monitor.
"It's really freaky," admits Cox.
"Can you see how somebody with the wrong intentions could use this in a bad way," asks Biance.
"Oh most definitely they could drive around the neighborhood. pick the child out and wait and if they wanted to do some harm, they could do that," realizes Cox.
Determined to warn other unsuspecting parents, Biance continues the experiment, only to find 45 minutes later, a mom of a baby on our monitor.
"Yeah, yeah that's his bed," shrieks concerned mom Sonia when we show her the image of her child's crib.
Sonia, who didn't want to give us her last name, is in sheer disbelief. She says seeing the capabilities of the monitor has her reconsidering using the device.
"It does for sure. I will think about it. I will decide what to do," she says of considering a different type of monitor.
Our next big question was how far would this signal actually carry. After walking the distance with a measuring wheel, the signal came in at a total of 352 feet in every direction surrounding the house.
That's information Danielle Kelly wishes she knew. "In hind sight, I really wish I would have turned off the monitors more than I did."
So what can you do to safeguard your family? Don't be fooled by the price, the monitor that picked up a signal was at least $140. So look for a security guarantee that says "video encryption." People won't be able to stroll through the neighborhood picking up your signal without a set code they'd have to install.
Now, if you have an older or a more affordable option, make sure the transmitter is turned off in the baby's room. That way you know its not sending out a signal when you're not home. Follow the guidelines here when it comes to purchasing your baby monitors.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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