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About Tina Volpe

Tina Volpe is an author, freelance writer and a college student. She loves spending time with her rescued feathered and furry friends... cooking Italian food, reading, writing, hiking and dreams of a huge animal sanctuary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google+
Hot Pockets Included In Massive Meat Recall

If you thought you were safe eating these highly processed foods, namely Nestle‚Äôs Hot Pockets, think again. A massive meat recall of nearly 9 million pounds of beef from Rancho Feeding Corporation, has included in the recall, the Hot Pocket …

Telluride Plane Crash: Three Killed, Cause Unknown

A single engine plane went down near a small airport outside of Telluride, Colorado on Sunday, and the three people on board were killed. All three people on the plane were pilots, known as Sherry Anderson, 57, and Sherman Anderson, …

Great Lakes: Nearly Completely Frozen!

This winter has brought some extreme weather with record-breaking bitter cold, freezing rain and ice, and snow levels many states haven’t seen in decades. Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati have seen more snow than they typically get for the entire season, …

Indonesia Volcano Erupts: 66,000 People Evacuated

Java Island is the main island in Indonesia as well as the most densely populated, and it is home to the stratovolcano, Mount Kelud. Mount Kelud has been giving signs of its coming eruption for the past 10 days. Kelud …

Kentucky Gas Line Explosion: Two Homes Destroyed

Early Thursday morning at 1:00 am, a natural gas line exploded in Adair County, Kentucky, catching three homes on fire, and sending two people to the hospital. The explosion was so intense it left a crater in the ground that …

Probiotic Supplements: Accelerating Weight Loss

A recent test that was conducted in Canada has found that probiotic supplements helped women lose weight, and keep it off. Although the test was performed on both men and women, it appears that only the women lost the weight. …

The U.S. Bans Commerical Ivory Trade

In an effort to combat the ivory trade and subsequent slaughter of elephants to obtain their precious ivory, the U.S. has placed an all out “ban” on all ivory – raw, as well as ivory products. Sadly, almost 6 tons …

SUV Crashes into DMV in Colorado

For those parents who are conscientious and leave their vehicles running in an effort to keep the kids warm, heed this story. A woman in Parker, Colorado stopped at the Department of Motor Vehicles to conduct some business she had …

Plane Crash In Algeria: Only One Survivor

A military plane crashed today, killing 77 people and leaving one sole survivor in what is now being called one of the worst plane crashes in ten years in Algeria. The Hercules C-130 crashed in Oum al-Bouaghi province, while in …

Prince William & Prince Charles Make Wildlife Plea

Prince William and Prince Charles have teamed up to publicize the devastating effects of the illegal wildlife trade in a video they released today, in an effort to stop the trade and killing of the world’s wildlife species. The duo’s …

New York Cockfighting Ring Is Busted

A cockfighting bust, referred to as “Operation Angry Birds,” resulted in three separate raids on Saturday and Sunday. Officials discoverd a bloody late-night cockfight in the dark and dirty basement of a vacant Queens store. Police discovered birds waiting for …

Medicare Paid Millions For Drugs Provided To Prison Inmates
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Medicare improperly paid out millions for prescription drugs provided to incarcerated persons, a new government report finds. How this slipped through the cracks is beyond belief. Not only are most people who are incarcerated ineligible for federal health care benefits, …

Rice Recall: Uncle Ben’s Rice Is Making Children Sick

Some products created under the “Uncle Ben’s” logo have been recalled due to unhealthy reactions in school children and teachers. The rice being recalled includes 5 lb and 25 lb bags of infused rice, which is not generally sold in …

HealthCare.gov – More Problems Ahead?
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With the shaky start-up of the new Affordable Care Act website, HealthCare.gov and many other problems this site has encountered since its inception, the Obama administration decided a different website developer/contractor was needed to get the site running properly. The …

Parts Of Georgia In State Of Emergency Due To Storms

Just as the icy gridlock of highways and school closings have passed in Atlanta, the state of Georgia just got news that there is yet another icy storm on its way – prompting the governor to prepare ahead this go …

Extreme Weather – Is Arctic Warming To Blame?
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The winter of 2013-14 will go down in the history books as one of the most frigid cold and snowy winters in decades. Records have been broken all over the country, record cold and snowfall levels. But what is really …

More Federal Privileges Extended to Same-Sex Couples

For those couples that are of the same sex, it appears as if things are only going to get better for your partnerships and lives. Not only are more states opening their doors to acceptance of same-sex marriage, now the …

Infant Found Alive! 6-Day-Old Kayden Is Back With Parents

Brianna Marshall discovered her 5-day-old son, Kayden, missing from his bassinette around 4:30 a.m. on Thursday and immediately called police. Officials said that within an hour of her call, they were investigating Brianna’s stepsister Kristin Smith. Just over 24 hours …

Stray Dogs In Russia & The Rush To Save Them

Thousands of homeless dogs wander the streets of Sochi, begging for food. They live in the mud, and amid abandoned buildings and construction sites, without food or water, in the cold. With the winter Olympics opening ceremonies to start Friday, …

California Now Running Low On Natural Gas

California – the home of Hollywood great climates, and celebrity glitz – is now facing yet another crisis. As if the drought wasn’t enough… The state has been in a severe drought with some communities expected to literally run out …

Hybrid Cars Are On The Rise – And So Are Sales

Since the U.S. recession began, many folks have looked for ways to downsize, to cut costs, and conserve. All of this could explain the jump in sales of smaller, more fuel-efficient cars beginning in January of this year. Cutting vehicle …

Texas Execution, Basso Put To Death

Suzanne Basso, 59, died at 6:26 p.m. CST on Thursday February 6, by lethal injection at the death chamber in Huntsville, Texas. Basso did not make a last statement, the Department of Criminal Justice said. Before entering the chamber, when …

Elijah Blue Allman Talks About His Heroin Addiction
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Elijah Blue Allman, age 37, is the son of the legendary rocker Gregg Allman, of the Allman Brothers Band and Cher, who were married during the 70′s. In Gregg’s recent biography, “My Cross To Bear” he reveals his addiction to …

White Lion Triplets Born – Rare Sight!

A Zoo owner in Boryszew, Poland just got the cutest surprise when three white lion cubs were born to rare white lion parents. Andrzej Pabich has the honor of caring for three adorable baby white lion cubs which are very …