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About Toni Matthews-El

Toni Matthews-El hails from the land of chunked pumpkins and people who come to a complete stop before making any and every turn. When she isn't contributing articles to WebProNews, she spends her time freelance writing, cheering Liverpool FC, and enjoying life as a hair flower connoisseur. Disclaimer: Written opinions do not necessarily reflect that of WebProNews or its affiliates
Bear In Hammock More Comfortable Than Most People

Imagine one May evening you glance out the window and happen to witness a large black bear making itself comfortable in your hammock. Daytona Beach, Fla. native Vincent James likely could only scratch his head at the sight. After all, …

Star Trek Actor Seeks Help For Reading Rainbow

Quick question: Do you have $1? Chances are that you do. Believe it or not, that one buck is more than enough to make a huge difference in a wonderful campaign. LeVar Burton, the actor best known for playing Lieutenant …

Boston Bombing Probe: Man Jailed For Destroying Evidence

According to the Associated Press, a new arrest has been made in relation the Boston Marathon Bombings. Khairullozhon Matanov of Quincy, Mass. was charged on Friday with one criminal count of destroying records and three counts of lying to officials …

Happy Birthday Song: Where Did It Come From?

Happy birthday to you…. Almost everyone knows the “Happy Birthday Song” in one form or another. While this is true of the song, there are some interesting tidbits about this particular melody you may not know. Surprisingly, one of the …

PSY Hit “Gangnam Style” Has 2 Billion YouTube Views

When “Gangnam Style” was released in 2012, its popularity was simply astonishing. The hit by YG artist PSY shattered the belief that Asian stars couldn’t amass global appeal. It also sent record executives from major Korean labels, who’ve been desperate …

Edward Snowden On Vindication: I Can Sleep At Night

Edward Snowden remains a highly divisive figure in the American political and social landscape following his decision to leak thousands of highly classified documents to the international press in June of 2013. Some argue that Snowden’s actions exposed the dangerous …

Ohio Executions Temporarily Halted By Judge

There will be no executions carried out in the state of Ohio until after August 15th. This two and a half month window of time was granted by a federal judge so that arguments over the state’s new lethal injection …

Chicago $15 Minimum Wage Could Happen

If a group of Chicago aldermen’s plans prove successful, the minimum wage for the Illinois city could be increased to $15 per hour. The officials worked to introduce a proposal on Wednesday that would boost the city’s minimum wage. It’s …

Holly Bobo Gag Order Request Denied By Judge

Earlier today it was reported that the prosecution in the Holly Bobo case was seeking to have a gag order issued. If granted, the gag order would ensure that anyone attached to the case could not discuss any relevant information. …

Holly Bobo Case: Prosecution Wants Gag Order

Prosecutors in the Holly Bobo case are requesting a gag order be placed on one of the suspects. According to the Tennessean, a gag order motion was filed in Decatur County Criminal Court in order to stop Jason Autry and …

N.M Biofuels Plant Fire Results In Evacuation

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of a fire at a biofuels facility that nearly led to a catastrophic explosion. At around 9:00 am on Tuesday morning, a fire was reported at the Rio Valley Biofuels facility near …

South Korea Ferry Incident: Owner Missing, Crew Members Indicted

The tragedy of the Sewol sinking has angered many South Koreans and observers from around the world. In an attempt to bring justice and closure to the situation, South Korean prosecutors are moving forward with plans to severely punish anyone …

Work From Home Opportunities And Scams

A rising number of Americans have found themselves so disillusioned with the traditional work landscape that they’re seeking far more flexible job opportunities. This includes specifically looking for work that can be done from one’s own home. The very words …

Oregon Tunnel Crash Caused By Teen’s Dumb Idea

Here is a piece of advice for those of you who drive through tunnels or over bridges: Please, don’t hold your breath. It’s quite possible that you heard some piece of superstition that suggests you hold your breath in these …

Mesa County Mudslide Victims Identified

A violent mudslide occurred in Mesa County, approximately 11 miles to the southeast of Collbran, Colo. on Sunday. Three men are feared to have been caught up in the massive slide and the search for them continued through Monday. The …

Oscar Pistorius Undergoes Mental Health Tests

Oscar Pistorius was ordered last week by Judge Thokozile Masipa to undergo a month-long series of mental health tests. The 30 day evaluation, which begins today, may at last offer a look at just what’s going on inside the mind …

Hurricane Amanda Threatening The Pacific Coast?

What began as the first tropical storm of the Pacific hurricane season has since been upgraded to a category-4 hurricane. Hurricane Amanda has grown into the most powerful May hurricane in modern history. The monstrous weather phenomenon is reported to …

Kim Kardashian: Where Were The A-List Guests?

Reality television star and professional attention whore Kim Kardashian and her superficially-enchanted and ego-maniacal rapper beau Kanye West officially tied the knot in Florence, Italy over the weekend. As gossip-crazed media outlets hyped up the event, it was clear that …

Bunny Yeager: Famed Bettie Page Photographer Dies

With her blonde hair and good looks, it’s not at all surprising to find that Bunny Yeager was one of the most photographed models of the 1940s. Yeager wasn’t satisfied with simply being a pretty face; she decided she loved …

Real Madrid Celebrates “La Decima”

Real Madrid made history on Saturday when they beat local rival Atlético Madrid 4-1 in extra time to claim the Champions League title. To be fair to Atlético, it was a scoreline that heavily favored Real Madrid, perhaps suggesting a …

Yingluck Shinawatra Has Been Freed

A week after the Thai military declared martial law, bringing political fighting to a halt, it has been learned that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is no longer in military custody. An anonymous source said to be very close to …

Elliot Rodger: A Creep Who Couldn’t Take Rejection?

Elliot Rodger was walking validation for any and every woman who ever felt the hairs on the back of her neck stand up when approached by certain men. Clearly by his actions, every woman who rejected the man who is …

Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $152 Million

It’s that magical time again! The Powerball jackpot has hit climbed over $100 million. It usually takes the Powerball climbing to nine figures for otherwise non-interested members of the public to take a chance. And now with each passing win-less …

Myrtle Beach Shooting Leaves 3 Dead And 1 Injured

Investigators are still trying to piece together what led to a fatal shooting in front of a popular oceanfront motel in Myrtle Beach. The South Carolina destination is always buzzing during warmer months, and especially holidays like Memorial Day. However, …