Thursday, December 12 2013 10:50 PM EST2013-12-13 03:50:59 GMT
It's the most wonderful time of the year, right? Well, for some local families, the holidays are rough. Imagine having no money for gifts to your children, and nothing set aside for a special ChristmasMore >>
12's Day of Giving --- a one-day event to help make the holidays special for local families that can't afford to otherwise -- is coming up Friday.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:36 PM EST2013-12-13 03:36:33 GMT
Hokes Bluff Middle School is being evacuated as a precautionary measure after at least 15 students reported breathing problems, Etowah County school officials confirmed Thursday. Six of the students haveMore >>
School officials say 13 Hokes Bluff Middle School students and one teacher were hospitalized today after developing breathing problems at the school.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:27 PM EST2013-12-13 03:27:55 GMT
The Alabama State University Board of Trustees has set a date to vote on the next president of the university. A meeting has been scheduled for Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. to interview and vote on the next presidentMore >>
The Alabama State University Board of Trustees has set a date to vote on the next president of the university.More >>
North Korean state media say Kim Jong Un's uncle has been executed, calling the leader's former mentor "worse than a dog."More >>
North Korea said Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2.More >>
GREENFIELD, MA (WSHM) -
While many people struggled with the latest heat wave, workers at Summit Ice Inc. in Greenfield were chilling out.
Owner Marcus Stetson said he employees more than a dozen people during the busy summer months. July is typically the busiest month, and makes up about one third of total business for the year.
While the heat index was over one hundred degrees Friday, employees worked in a room that was kept between 40 and 45 degrees. The various bags of ice they sell were stored in a large room kept at 15 degrees. Employee Daniel Kempf started last week, just before the latest heat wave. He said he likes working in the cold, because he doesn't want to have to worry about sweating and heat exhaustion.
Summit Ice supplies bagged ice in various sizes for several small and large retailers across western Massachusetts, including WalMart and CVS. They also make 300 pound, crystal clear blocks for ice sculptors.
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Thursday, December 12 2013 11:13 AM EST2013-12-12 16:13:40 GMT
"I just ate cotton." Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous. There are hundreds of dietary supplementsMore >>
Consuming large amounts of cotton is what some people are doing to lose weight. It's called the cotton ball diet and it's extremely dangerous.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:18 PM EST2013-12-12 22:18:16 GMT
Springfield police have broken up a major marijuana growing operation in the city's Pine Pint neighborhood. Police tell us during a drug raid Wednesday night at 40 Ivanhoe Street they found 622 marijuanaMore >>
Springfield police have broken up a major marijuana growing operation in the city's Pine Pint neighborhood.
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.More >>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world...More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 12:17 PM EST2013-12-12 17:17:26 GMT
A five-year-old girl surprised her deaf parents by beginning to use sign language during her concert to make sure they didn't feel left out while the other children were singing.According to BuzzFeed,More >>
A 5-year-old girl gave her parents an amazing Christmas present when, to their amazement, she began to use sign language during her concert to make sure they didn't feel left out while the other children were singing.More >>