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  • A string of car burglaries linked by a manufacturer flaw

    A string of car burglaries linked by a manufacturer flaw

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:01:36 GMT
    It's something Johnson City Police said they've never seen before.Police said starting in late July there's been a string of car burglaries with GM SUVs.In the last month this has happened to seven in Johnson City, four in Bristol, and none so far in Kingsport.One local GM dealer, Tim Copenhaver, told me with the more recent models from 2007 up to 2014 it's easy to cut the power off from the outside. He said he suspects thieves are going up under the front right wheel and cutting the electric...More >>
    It's something Johnson City Police said they've never seen before.Police said starting in late July there's been a string of car burglaries with GM SUVs.In the last month this has happened to seven in Johnson City, four in Bristol, and none so far in Kingsport.One local GM dealer, Tim Copenhaver, told me with the more recent models from 2007 up to 2014 it's easy to cut the power off from the outside. He said he suspects thieves are going up under the front right wheel and cutting the electric...More >>
  • Baby in critical condition after being left in trash can

    Baby in critical condition after being left in trash can

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:43:08 GMT

    Neighbors found the infant Tuesday, after hearing a sound coming from their trash can. 

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    Neighbors found the infant Tuesday, after hearing a sound coming from their trash can. 

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  • FL mother: 911 didn't help baby locked in hot car

    FL mother: 911 didn't help baby locked in hot car

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:17:20 GMT

    A 10-month-old accidentally locked himself inside a hot car, and his mom says a 911 dispatcher didn't immediately send help.

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    A 10-month-old accidentally locked himself inside a hot car, and his mom says a 911 dispatcher didn't immediately send help.

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Bugs:   When bugs are smashed onto the front of your car dip a dryer sheet in some water to clean them off your car.  It takes them right off. Tracey, LA

Use De-mineralized water, it is great for removing bugs from vehicles along with water spots.  It leaves a beautiful shine.  Also, works great for cleaning windows. C. Butler, MO

 

To keep bugs from getting on your car during the season, wash your car well then spray it with Pam or any other cooking spray.  The smashed bugs will wipe or wash right off.  Tonia, AL

For removing bugs from the front of your car, use an old knee high stocking when cleaning the car.  Comes right off.  Diane, VA

 

Wet your car first then spray the bugs with a little bit of 409. Let it sit and then the bugs will wipe right off.  Michelle Ellison, NC

Icy Windows:  After cleaning car windows on the outside. Put rubbing alcohol on a paper towel and  rub over windows. When warming car up if there is ice or frost on the windows. It will help it to melt away!  Cecelia Mattingly

Interior:
  When cleaning the interior of your car, use Murphy's Oil soap on the vinyl and then there is no need to use a dressing (such as a cover).  It looks great and smells good. Cathy Beal, IN

 

To keep the interior of your vehicle smelling fresh/clean, place one or two fabric softner dryer sheets anywhere inside your vehicle overnight - just open/unfold the sheet and "stuff" one corner into the back of one of the front seats, or any other nook/cranny. (If it's not inconvenient, leave them there 24/7!) This idea works well for almost any other small, contained, etc., area, in your vehicle, R.V., boat (especially), and, of course, your home!  (Bathrooms, Linen Closets, Hampers, Hall and Bedroom Closets, Dresser Drawers, Bathroom Cabinets, Etc.)  Sharelle Fry

Tar:  Use peanut butter to get tar off of the exterior of your car.  Diane Hutchison, AL

Tires:  Spray white wall tires with Mean Green and gently brush grime away easily.  Ruby Knott, KY

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