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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:36 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:36:59 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 has caused damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:35:26 GMT
A Henderson driver was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle overturns. KSP says 59-year-old Tara Coomes, of Henderson, pulled out of the Zion Country Store on KY 351 in Zion, and was traveling eastboundMore >>
A Henderson driver was injured Sunday morning when her vehicle overturns.More >>
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Facebook posts, tweets and YouTube videos may seem to have a short shelf-life, but often they are nearly impossible to erase and can have a major impact on people's careers.
While some posts may seem harmless or funny at the time, they could put people in trouble with their school or job. And now, some employers are firing people for their Facebook posts.
"We're acting our lives out online without thinking of the implications," Lori Andrews, author of I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did.
Andrews said these days not much is truly private, with 75 percent of employers requiring their human resources officials to look at workers' social network profile before they offer someone a job.
Columbia attorney Chuck Thompson said employers often keep looking. He cited the example of someone who was offered a job at Cisco and tweeted, "Cisco just offered me a job now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work."
"One of his followers on Twitter was a Cisco employee and reported it to the hiring manager and the offer was revoked," Thompson said.
Thompson said not every case is cut and dry. It can depend on whether you work for the government or a private company, and there is more protection if you post something and open it up to comments.
"If that involves a discussion with other workers or is even just an invitation to other workers, hey let's discuss this, then that's generally going to be protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act," Thompson said.
And Andrews said she believes what we write or post should be better protected by the law.
"If a cop wanted to enter my home, he'd need a warrant. If my boss wanted to crash a party I was having, he would be guilty of trespass, and yet we allow our future employers and employers to look at our social network page," Andrews said.
She said right now, there are a few state and federal laws to protect people. Workers could end up with a legal fight on their hands if they lose a job for an online post.
Andrews' advice is to protect yourself.
"You have to be conscious of what you're posting," she said.
Some states have laws that say anything that is legal an employee does off duty cannot be used against them in their employment. However, most states including South Carolina do not have that law.
Andrews said people should use the highest privacy setting possible on Facebook, to not let friends tag them in photos without permission and know that a third of the time, employers turn potential hires down for something they found online.
And even if something is deleted, there are companies that save the past seven years of Facebook pages and market them to employers.
For employers, the laws are changing and Thompson said they should always consult an attorney before making a decision on an employee's status because of what they posted online.
Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
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 >>
1115 Mt. Auburn Road
Evansville, IN 47720