Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:09:56 GMT
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:37:25 GMT
The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
(RNN) – Want to get your tailgate party into full swing? A hot new item is raising eyebrows and team spirit at sporting events all around the country – the portable stripper, or "dancer" pole.
"If you want to be the center of attention at any tailgate, you bring the pole," the company website proclaims. "The Hitch Stage has a 3 foot by 3 foot platform that floats approximately five feet from the ground and has approximately seven feet of usable pole."
With a myriad of tailgating products already on the market that appeal to the sort of sports fans who arrive at the stadium hours before kickoff, equipped with grills, TV mounts, tables and kegerators, Keith Scheinbert, CEO of Platinum Stages, said his product is sure to make you stand out at any tailgate party.
"The pole is a great way to make a scene," he said.
The pole is not limited to electrifying tailgating parties - it can make a pretty big impression just about anywhere else you want to be the center of attention. And you don't have to wear stiletto heels and a thong to do it, either.
Many amateur pole dancers realize it's a good workout and do their dancing in gym clothes or - in some cases - their favorite team getup.
The product description boasts that the pole "can be attached to the ball hitch of any truck or SUV."
The tailgate accessory can support up to 200 pounds, and even breaks down into two pieces for easy storage in the car.
The pole is made of stainless steel and is being sold for $399, but for those who'd like brass, it's a $100 upgrade.
The California company manufactures products ranging from poles to sleek leather furniture and sky-high footwear.
PlatinumStages.com is now expanding worldwide.
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>