Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:18 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:18:23 GMT
(CBS/CNN) - Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration says 51 people have suffered fiery deaths inMore >>
Chrysler is expected to explain why its refusing to recall more than 2.5 million jeep SUVs and another recall on the Nap Nanny infant recliner.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:41:31 GMT
(CNN) - A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloonsMore >>
A science-fiction-style project -- which could bring internet access to five billion people across the planet -- is being tested out in New Zealand. Software giant Google is launching balloons into the stratosphere -- equipped with wireless technology that could create a truly global network.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-06-14 14:13:03 GMT
(CNN) - An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today. It's not a place you would expect to find an elephant, even a babyMore >>
An elephant stuck in a well, a really big hornet's nest and flying food trays are all video that will have you talking today.More >>
Thursday, June 13 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-06-13 14:32:18 GMT
(CNN/CBS) - Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. The social network wants to make it easier for users to find content already on Facebook and functionalMore >>
In today's What's Trending report, #Hashtags are coming to Facebook. This is to help users better surface conversations. More >>
Wednesday, June 12 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-06-12 14:09:28 GMT
(CNN) - Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue fromMore >>
Buying your clothes from thrift stores, also called, "thrifting," is becoming more popular and trendy. An example of how it's grown: Goodwill Industries reported an 83% increase in revenue from 2007 to 2012.More >>
Tuesday, June 11 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-06-11 13:50:52 GMT
(CBS) - Law enforcement from San Francisco and New York are holding a smartphone summit this week. They'll meet with representatives from Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft and urge them to create newMore >>
A smartphone summit gets underway this week to tackle the rise in gadget thefts and more than 300,000 Honda Odysseys are being added to a federal probe of faulty air bags.More >>
Monday, June 10 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-06-10 13:53:42 GMT
(CNN/KSDK) - A woman's chance of living at least five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer has gone up from 50% in the 1970's to 85%. But modern science doesn't get all the credit for the healing,More >>
A chair dubbed-- The Healing Chair-- helps seven women recover from cancer. The big brown recliner has been passed down by several ladies who were going through chemo and surgery.More >>
Saturday, June 8 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-06-09 03:48:40 GMT
(CNN) - An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday. Maybe you'll recognize her from appearances.More >>
An Idaho grandmother who believes in living on the edge, jumps off a bridge wearing a chute and a smile. Get this, it was all for her 102nd birthday.
Thursday, June 6 2013 2:16 PM EDT2013-06-06 18:16:46 GMT
(CNN) - In Entertainment News, Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized this morning. She's recovering after cutting one of her wrists. A family lawyer said Paris is physically fine. OneMore >>
Michael Jackson's 15 year old daughter Paris is hospitalized. More good news for Jennifer Love Hewitt, the actress is engaged.More >>
Wednesday, June 5 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-06-05 14:33:44 GMT
(CNN) - The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico. Americans flock to MexicoMore >>
The apparent kidnapping of a U.S. Marine and the recent arrest of a mother on drug charges. These cases are raising questions about the safety of Americans in Mexico.More >>
LONGVIEW (KYTX) -- Reports of mail theft and car break-ins are up in Longview this summer compared to earlier this year, and police say the thieves are passing stolen checks at local businesses. CBS 19's Abby Broyles is live at the U.S. Post Office on McCann Road in Longview with important information to keep yourself from becoming a victim.
One of the easiest ways to fall victim to a thief is to mail a check from your mailbox at home. Instead, you should always go directly to the post office to mail a check. Police are also asking retailers to be more vigilant every time someone tries to pay with a check.
Investigators say you should think twice the next time you put a check in your own mailbox to be picked up by a postal worker. Chances are, police say, a thief could get there first.
"Thieves will just drive through a neighborhood and check mailboxes to see if there's mail in the mailbox," Officer Kristie Brian said.
That's how a Longview man had one of his checks stolen earlier this summer. Police say the thief passed it a couple weeks ago at the Ulta store on highway 259.
"He felt like they either washed his check or forged it somehow, they may have even gotten his information off and actually printed checks with their information on his bank account," Officer Brian said.
Police say store clerks should be asking at least one form ID when someone pays with a check. Small businesses owners we talked to Monday say they're taking extra safety measures this summer.
"We get their phone number, their address, we put that in our computer for our references too and get their driver's license if they're new," Karen Doyle said.
Karen Doyle has been a small business owner for nearly 10 years. She deals with about 30 customers a day, and still accepts checks, with caution.
"Their address, if I put it in the computer, if it matches what's on their check, then you're pretty safe, if they don't match, then a red flag goes up and you ask more questions," Doyle said.
Investigators say stolen checks are also related to car break-ins, and Longview police say they're getting reports of forgery almost every day.
"It's one of those crimes that, unfortunately, its easy to make your own checks and the bad guys know that - they go out and these businesses become victims," Officer Brian said.
Police say it's a good idea to get a P.O. Box if you can. If you're having checks mailed to you, you should never have them mailed directly to your house, instead you should pick them up at the post office.
If a thief does pass someone's stolen check, police say people should call their banks first to stop the payment immediately, then file a police report. Your bank will also want a copy of that report.
Police say you should also carefully monitor your bank statements, and shred them, along with deposit slips and old checks, before you throw them away.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:50 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:50:52 GMT
TYLER (KYTX) - One man is dead after being shot in a hotel room at 6:55 Saturday morning at the American Inn Motel. Tyler Police said a report of a shooting victim was called in to police. When officersMore >>
Tyler Police are hoping surveillance video will lead them to four men wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:07:12 GMT
(KYTX)- TYLER, Texas-A Tyler eco-tourism guide was discovered with something up his sleeve in August of 2012. U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that sixty-three year old William Lamar has nowMore >>
U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that sixty-three year old William Lamar has now has pleaded guilty to smuggling snakes into the country.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:54:38 GMT
An award winning local East Texas Bakery has announced their sweet secret that reveled them as contestants on the Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars." The Luscious Crumb filmed their episode back inMore >>
An award winning local East Texas Bakery has announced their sweet secret that reveled them as contestants on the Food Network's hit show "Cupcake Wars."More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:57 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:57:16 GMT
JACKSONVILLE (KYTX) - A new course designed to help military vets and their families cope with life after war kicked offIn Jacksonville Monday night. When you gotten used to living in a war zone, theMore >>
A new course designed to help military vets and their families cope with life after war kicked off in Jacksonville Monday night.More >>