Saturday, July 26 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:20:32 GMT
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself: Never give personal information to telemarketers who call you on the phone Shred sensitive information, for example credit card bills andFull Story >
According to AARP, here are the top 3 tips to protect yourself.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:57:45 GMT
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is unhappy that the carrier has offered them no grief counseling in more than a week.Full Story >
The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday.Full Story >
PEORIA, AZ (CBS5) -
Plenty of people charge cell phones at night when they're sleeping or leave a charger plugged in when they're not there. But that inattention proved devastating for a Peoria couple when an e-cigarette left in a car charger sparked a fire.
Unlike a regular cigarette, electronic cigarettes don't use smoke to deliver the nicotine, only vapor. There's a battery inside that heats up a magnetic coil to create the vapor. Still, this couple thought nothing of it when they left it in their car to charge.
"I put it into the cigarette lighter and this red light comes on to let you know it's charging," said Jennie Burton.
She and her husband, Lee, headed to the hospital for an appointment and left their electronic cigarette to charge while they were inside. The appointment lasted a couple of hours, longer than expected.
"We get a call over the loud speaker of the hospital: 'Lee Burton, go to your car,'" Jennie Burton said.
Jennie Burton went outside and realized that the electronic cigarette was not as harmless as she thought.
"All of a sudden, I see the hood of the car that's raised, it's orange, you can't miss it, and two or three fire trucks and about 20 guys," Jennie Burton said.
The car had caught fire, and though it was out by the time Jennie Burton got outside, the damage was already done.
"This just shot out into the back seat and created the fire," Jennie Burton said, pointing to the tip of the electronic cigarette. "It started smoldering like a hot cigarette and created the fire."
The fire was caused by "a small lithium battery that is commonly found in cameras, camcorders, things of that nature," said Michael Young with the Glendale Fire Department.
He said they believe the lithium battery inside the electronic cigarette exploded. He said this is the first case he's seen, but as more people start to use electronic cigarettes - and as the weather heats up - he said you should never leave them unattended.
"The fact that this was contained to just the back seat, she's extremely lucky," Young said.
While the Burtons are happy everyone's safe, they want to warn other people.
"If someone was in the back seat and that projected to the back, we have grandchildren, I mean, how many other people that are using these could that happen to?" Jennie Burton asked.
CBS 5 News emailed the manufacturer of the e-cigarette, Ego-T, Wednesday afternoon and has yet to hear back.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-07-26 13:57:22 GMT
Springdale police have issued an amber alert for 5-year-old Kelcie Hawkins. The amber alert was issued around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Police are looking for her father, Kaelin Teron Hawkins, 34,Full Story >
A missing girl has been found after an amber alert was issued Saturday morning, but police are still looking for her father who took her.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:53:57 GMT
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students. The Columbus Dispatch obtainedFull Story >
Amidst allegations that the Ohio State University band director ignored a 'sexualized culture' within the band, a recording was released of the director berating students.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:20:00 GMT
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat stature. This kitten has moves you would expectFull Story >
It seems like every time you check YouTube, you see a new viral cat video. This time the video features an adorable kitten trying to attack a ceramic cat statue.Full Story >
Saturday, July 26 2014 8:48 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:48:58 GMT
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. restaurants including Kaze, Lucy Blue Pizza, Tom + Chee and Eli'sFull Story >
The tastes, flavors and sounds are on display during the 2nd annual Taste of OTR at Washington Park.Full Story >