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Erika Watts is a former teacher, now stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for WebProNews. When she isn’t busy navigating parenthood and writing, she enjoys watching college sports and reading. Follow Erika on Twitter @erikawatts83, Pinterest or
Missouri Execution: Fourth Inmate Executed in 2014 Missouri Execution: Fourth Inmate Executed in 2014

Death row inmate William Rousan was executed on Wednesday; the execution is the fourth for Missouri in 2014. Rousan was sentenced to death after being found guilty of murdering a couple in 1993. After being denied clemency by Missouri Governor …

Brittney Griner Says Baylor Kept Her in the Closet in New Book Brittney Griner Says Baylor Kept Her in the Closet in New Book

While Baylor University certainly enjoyed Brittney Griner’s talents on the court, the former player claims that officials at the university told her to keep her sexual orientation a secret. Griner, who is now openly gay, wrote about her experience at …

Powdered Alcohol Approved, Will Hit Stores Later This Year Powdered Alcohol Approved, Will Hit Stores Later This Year

It won’t be long before your next trip to the liquor store involves deciding whether to buy liquid or powdered alcohol. Yes, powdered alcohol. There is such a thing. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved several flavors …

Miss America Prom: Teen’s Prom Invitation Gets Him Suspended Miss America Prom: Teen’s Prom Invitation Gets Him Suspended

With prom season upon us, we keep hearing stories about teens inviting celebrities to the prom. Typical, right? Sometimes they get a “yes,” but mostly it’s a “no” or no response. Unfortunately for a high school student in York, Pennsylvania, …

8THEIST License Plate: Woman Files Lawsuit Over Vanity Plate Rejection 8THEIST License Plate: Woman Files Lawsuit Over Vanity Plate Rejection

A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit after the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) denied her request for a vanity license plate that reads “8THEIST.” The license plate was rejected because it is considered “objectionable.” After the woman discovered …

Drumstick Corsage: KFC Spices Up Prom Night Drumstick Corsage: KFC Spices Up Prom Night

Are you looking for a way to make prom night more interesting? If so, KFC has just the thing for you: a drumstick corsage. No, we aren’t joking, nor is this a belated April Fools’ Day joke. KFC is really …

Lindsay Lohan’s Reality Show Slammed by Rosie O’Donnell on Twitter Lindsay Lohan’s Reality Show Slammed by Rosie O’Donnell on Twitter

Things are going fairly well for Lindsay Lohan right now. The former star hasn’t had any legal issues pop up lately and launched a reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network last month. Even though things are looking up somewhat …

Joe Biden Sparks Outrage With Boston Marathon Speech Joe Biden Sparks Outrage With Boston Marathon Speech

The first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing was today, and Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the memorial ceremony to deliver a speech. While most of Biden’s speech went smoothly, he hit a bump in the road at one …

Taco Bell Breakfast Menu Edges Out McDonald’s in Survey Taco Bell Breakfast Menu Edges Out McDonald’s in Survey

Maybe it’s just the novelty of having new breakfast items to choose from, but in the less than three weeks since Taco Bell launched their breakfast menu, the fast food chain is winning the breakfast game. According to a survey …

Teacher Fired After Telling Kids to Beat Up Another Student Teacher Fired After Telling Kids to Beat Up Another Student

A middle school teacher in St. Lucie County, Florida was fired just over a year after being accused of ordering a group of students to beat up another student. The attack was caught on a surveillance video, which shows the …

Gas Prices Are Rising, Will Likely Continue to Go Up Gas Prices Are Rising, Will Likely Continue to Go Up

After gas prices dropped to under $3.20 per gallon in many states back in September, we are seeing prices trickle up again. With the exception of a few small dips, gas prices have been rising steadily since early February and …

Bears Drag Woman From Garage in Florida Bears Drag Woman From Garage in Florida

In a terrifying story out of Lake Murray, Florida, a woman was attacked by black bears in her garage. The bears dragged the woman from her garage and mauled her. Amazingly enough, she survived. Terri Frana went out to her …

Wheel of Fortune Contestant Loses Chance at $1 Million in Embarrassing Way Wheel of Fortune Contestant Loses Chance at $1 Million in Embarrassing Way

It’s tough watching a Wheel of Fortune contestant struggle to complete a puzzle when the answer is painfully obvious. Watching a contestant miss out on a prize because he can’t properly pronounce the words in an already completed puzzle is …

IRS Tax Filing Deadline Pain Lessened With Yummy Deals IRS Tax Filing Deadline Pain Lessened With Yummy Deals

April 15, also known as Tax Day, is upon us again. While some people like to file their taxes with the IRS early on–especially if they’re getting a refund–others wait until the last minute. Whether you were the early bird …

Jenny McCarthy Speaks Out on Vaccination Views Jenny McCarthy Speaks Out on Vaccination Views

Even though The View panelist Jenny McCarthy has long argued that vaccinations are linked to autism, which has earned her the “anti-vaxxer” label, the former Playboy model claimed that she is pro-vaccinations in a piece published in The Chicago Sun-Times …

Affluenza Teen’s Family Gets a Break on Rehab Fees Affluenza Teen’s Family Gets a Break on Rehab Fees

Remember how outraged everyone was after the defense attorney for Ethan Couch, also known as “Affluenza Teen,” argued that his client was a victim of his family’s wealth, which affected his judgment when he decided to drive drunk? And then …

Orca Shows: Bill Stemming from ‘Blackfish’ Documentary is Deferred Orca Shows: Bill Stemming from ‘Blackfish’ Documentary is Deferred

The show will go on–for now. Following the fallout from the Blackfish documentary, an assemblyman in California proposed legislation that would end orca shows in the state–namely at SeaWorld San Diego. To the dismay of many animal rights activists, the …

Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Run Out of Town Westboro Baptist Church Protesters Run Out of Town

Less than three weeks after Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps died, his former congregation is at it again. This time, the Westboro Baptist Church members decided to picket a school in Moore, Oklahoma, a town that was devastated by …

Smart Car Tipping Prank Investigated in San Francisco Smart Car Tipping Prank Investigated in San Francisco

Smart Car owners in San Francisco have to be wondering whether the great mileage their cars get is worth it now that they are finding themselves targets for a prank called “Smart Car tipping.” Similar to cow tipping, vandals are …

Chicken Nugget Recall: Tyson Recalls Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club Chicken Nugget Recall: Tyson Recalls Nuggets Sold at Sam’s Club

Tyson Foods announced on Friday that the company is recalling thousands of pounds of their chicken nuggets. Two different chicken nugget products were included in the recall: five-pound bags of white meat chicken nuggets and 20-pound packs of nugget-shaped chicken …

HIMYM Alternate Ending To Be Released on DVD HIMYM Alternate Ending To Be Released on DVD

[SPOILERS AHEAD] It’s no secret that a good series finale can be hard to pull off. Just look at the backlash popular shows such as LOST and Dexter received for their series finales, after all. Series co-creator and executive producer …

Chick-Fil-A is Outselling KFC With Fewer Restaurants Chick-Fil-A is Outselling KFC With Fewer Restaurants

Despite being closed on Sundays and fueling an gay marriage controversy in the summer of 2012, Chick-Fil-A is now the leading fast food chicken chain. While it’s hard to imagine any other chicken chain surpassing KFC, Chick-Fil-A did just that …

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Comes to an End Tonight ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Comes to an End Tonight

After a nine-year run, the series finale of How I Met Your Mother will air on CBS tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The hour-long episode will show Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) finally finishing the story he started telling his kids …

Wil Wheaton Has Advice for Kids Being Bullied Wil Wheaton Has Advice for Kids Being Bullied

Were you ever picked on for being a nerd or have a child who is being picked at school for being nerdy? If so, Wil Wheaton has some advice, and who better to listen to than Wesley Crusher from Star …