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 >>
(KYTX) - We live in a world where technology has changed the way we do just about everything, including the way we get to know people.
Melissa Daigle shows us how social media is influencing dating in the 21st century......
We used to get to know people face to face, then came social media and dating websites. But today, technology has taken that a step further. We can now meet people in the palm of our hands.
According to a recent study, mobile dating is now more popular than dating websites. Dating apps are paving the way for successful relationships across the country and right here in East Texas.
But be warned, when you increase your use of technology, you could be increasing your risk of danger.
"I can talk to him about anything. And, that was what I was looking for, is a best friend."
Meet Heather McDonald and Alan Burk. They're happily engaged now, but there was a time when they were single parents struggling to find love again.
"Men don't approach a whole lot of women running around with two kids behind them." says McDonald.
As busy parents in their early 30s, they say they didn't have time to date.
"You just want to find somebody who's ready to settle it down." says Burk.
Wanting to cut to the chase, they decided to give mobile dating a shot.
They found each other through "Plenty of Fish," one of the countless dating apps available these days.
"It was a lot easier on Plenty of Fish. I mean, it showed the people in my area. I could look and see their 'about me.' it showed what we had in common."
By answering a series of personal questions and using GPS technology, mobile apps like "Plenty of Fish" match you with other people in your area.
"And, his 'about me' just blew me away because the first thing he said was 'I have three kids and they're the glue that holds this guy together.' And, I was like, that's the kind of guy I want to get to know!"
The couple says the app made it easy for them to get to know each other because it was literally always on hand.
"I could be in a restaurant with friends and be going through the dating app."
The app lead to a face-to-face meeting, and the rest is history.
"It was love at first sight?"
"Yeah, basically, yeah."
"I'm getting a little teary-eyed."
And, their success is catching on.
"I have a lot of friends who are using it now just because of me and him."
Research shows the mobile dating market is expected to be worth $2.3 billion by 2016.
Unfortunately, not everyone using these apps is looking for love.
"This is one of those places they can find a victim."
Mechele Mills with the Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas says it's important to limit the amount of information you share on these dating apps.
"One in ten profiles are actually scammers out there trying to get your money."
"The danger is not just financial, it's also physical."
That's why Mills says you should protect yourself and your money by keeping your dating profile as private as possible. She also recommends discontinuing communication if someone makes you feel uncomfortable. McDonald agrees.
"If you're going to go meet on the first date, go meet in a public place. Don't tell them to come to your house. Don't give them your address. Don't go to their house."
McDonald and Burk say by playing it safe, they found success.
"One day at a time. There have been better days and there have been worse days. But, more good than bad."
"He's it. He is my best friend."
"Can I have a kiss?"
McDonald and Burk say they took down their dating app profiles after finding each other.
They're still working on setting a wedding date.
Some more advice from Mills- if you're using a dating app, install a dating safety app, too. Apps like D8mate, Safety Siren, and Blue Light are designed to alert friends or family if you don't arrive at a certain destination when you say you're going to.
Mills also says it's a red flag when somebody professes their love online or through an app within the first 24 hours of meeting you.
You should also be concerned if they say they're a U.S. citizen, but live overseas.
Remember to remain as private as possible and never send money to someone you don't know.
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 >>
TYLER (KYTX) - The Smith County Salvation Army was recently forced to cut food services because of funding shortages. While other local non profits haven't cut services yet, they are also dealing withMore >>
The Smith County Salvation Army was recently forced to cut food services because of funding shortages. While other local non profits haven't cut services yet, they are also dealing with funding issues are fighting to keep services steady.More >>