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About Erika Watts

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
Baby 11-Story Fall: Child Survives Fall from Balcony

In what can only be described as a miracle, a baby survived an 11-story fall from the balcony of an apartment building in Minneapolis. Fifteen-month-old Musa Dayib is believed to have slipped through the rails of his family’s apartment balcony, …

Donald Sterling Claims He Isn’t Racist, Questions Magic Johnson’s Integrity

Guess what? Despite being caught on tape telling his girlfriend not to bring any black people to his games, disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling insists that he is not a racist. Instead, Sterling says he was “baited” into …

Peephole Shooting: Man Killed While Looking Through Peephole

Be careful the next time you check to see who is knocking on your door, as a 29-year-old man was shot through the peephole of his Philadelphia home. The victim, whose name hasn’t been released, died from the injuries he …

Miami Dolphins Player Don Jones Suspended After Tweets About Michael Sam

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was suspended after posting negative tweets regarding Michael Sam being drafted. Jones posted the comments on Saturday shortly after Sam, who is the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL Draft, was …

Michael Sam Becomes First Openly Gay Player to be Drafted, Gets Congratulations from Obama

Former Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted after being taken in the NFL Draft on Saturday. Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round. Michael Sam came …

COPSLIE License Plate: Court Says Vanity Plate Must Be Allowed

Think that cops tend to be less than truthful and want to share that belief on a vanity license plate so you can inevitably be pulled over more often? Now you can if you live in New Hampshire, as the …

Sleep Apnea Implant Approved by the FDA

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. While some people struggle with insomnia, others have difficulty resting at night because of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is described as …

Circus Accident Leaves Nine Performers Injured

Nine performers were injured in a horrifying circus accident at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ Legends show in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday. The accident happened during the show’s hair-hanging act; several acrobats were suspended up to …

Gay Marriage: Arkansas Attorney General Backs Same-Sex Marriage, But Defends Ban

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel spoke out on gay marriage today and let everyone know that he believes in marriage equality. While having another politician that supports same-sex marriage should be a good thing from the gay rights perspective, McDaniel’s …

Jerry Sandusky Fights to Receive State Pension

After being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse pertaining to the Penn State scandal and being sentenced to at least 30 years in prison, former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is fighting to have his state pension reinstated. Pennsylvania’s …

Redskins Name: Harry Reid Wants NFL to Follow in NBA’s Footsteps, Ban Racist Name

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is making headlines for talking about racism again, but this time it has nothing to do with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Instead, Reid says that the NFL should follow in the NBA’s footsteps and ban …

Free Comic Book Day: Grab Some Freebies on Saturday

If you like free stuff and want the chance to start (or add to) a comic book collection, you can do so for zero cost on Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is held the first Saturday in …

Internet Explorer Security Flaw Puts Users at Risk, Feds Say Switch Browsers

If, for some reason, you still use Internet Explorer to browse the web, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advises that you switch to a different browser for the time being. A major security flaw was exposed in Microsoft Internet …

Rachael Rapraeger Admits to Falsifying Mammogram Reports

One of the scariest things for a woman is the possibility of getting breast cancer, which is why many women diligently check themselves for lumps at home each month and have regular mammogram screenings. Taking such preventative measures is great, …

Donald Sterling: Los Angeles Clippers Owner’s Racist Rant Angers Many

TMZ released an audio clip of a racist rant yesterday that was allegedly made by Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. In the clip, which has outraged the masses, we hear a man telling a woman that …

Grumpy Cat Appears on American Idol; Is This A New Low for the Show?

Pretty much everyone knows that American Idol has experienced a significant drop off in ratings in recent years. With so many changes in the judging panel, being on the air for so long, and being upstaged by newer reality competition …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …