Now Playing
106.1 BLI
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
106.1 BLI


200 items
Results 31 - 40 of 200 < previous next >

Mega Millions jackpot hits $540M after nobody wins Tuesday's drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot has hit an estimated $540 million after no tickets matched all six numbers in Tuesday’s drawing.

According to the Mega Millions official site, there were no winners of the estimated $454 million jackpot from Tuesday’s drawing.

>> Read more trending stories

Seven people matched five numbers but did not match the Megaplier, winning $1 million.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were 29-46-53-64-73 with the Megaplier 10.

The next drawing is Friday.

Play it safe with fireworks this 4th of July

In anticipation of the Fourth of July, the Pflugerville Fire Department wants everyone to better understand the dangers of fireworks and work together as a family to stay safe.

In the United States and nearly 11,000 people go to hospital emergency rooms every year for fireworks burns and injuries — most often children and teens. At least 10 are killed every year.

Fireworks also cause over 17,000 fires annually, including wildfires, house fires and car fires.

Rather than risking your safety with personal fireworks, we strongly recommend checking out a professional fireworks show. Some options include the Pfirecracker Pfestival on Lake Pflugerville, and the 4th Fest in Wells Branch.

These are especially good options because it is illegal to sell, have or light any personal fireworks in the city of Pflugerville. If police catch you breaking this law, you face a possible Class C misdemeanor ticket and a fine up to $500.

If you live in an unincorporated area of Travis County or another place where it’s currently legal to light fireworks (except in parks and certain other areas), work together to make fireworks a family activity:

  • Well before the holiday, discuss fireworks safety with everyone in your family to decrease the chance of someone getting hurt.
  • Never let children purchase fireworks without parents there — even older kids.
  • Insist on adult supervision whenever fireworks are being lit — even for older kids. Children 10 to 14 years old actually get the second-most number of fireworks burns and injuries, right behind preschoolers and toddlers.
  • Kids who aren’t yet in kindergarten should never be allowed to hold any fireworks on their own, including sparklers. They reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees, which is hot enough to melt metal. Give little kids glow-sticks instead, and pass the sparklers to much older kids and adults to carefully light one at a time — ideally wearing gloves.

A few other important things to keep in mind:

  • Only light fireworks outside on a flat surface that’s far from any homes or buildings. Don’t light fireworks near dry grass or leaves; you can catch them on fire.
  • Before you light fireworks, take a good look around to be sure there aren’t any people or pets in range of possibly getting hurt. And never point a firework at someone.
  • Don’t lean over firework devices or place your hand over them when lighting. Immediately back up as far as you can after lighting. The body parts that suffer the most fireworks injuries are fingers, hands, eyes, face and ears.
  • Don’t carry fireworks in your pocket, and never use a container (especially a metal or glass container) for launching.
  • Don’t try to re-light fireworks that didn’t work on the first try. Leave them alone, then thoroughly soak them in water with a bucket or hose before you try to handle them. Double-wrap them in plastic before throwing them in the trash. The same is true for a firework you find sitting on the ground that looks like it’s been used. It may still be active and could re-ignite in your hand.
  • Teach children and remind adults to stop, drop and roll if their clothing or hair catches fire. Remove any burned clothing, then wrap the person in a clean, dry blanket to keep them warm until help arrives.
  • Call 911 for burns bigger than a quarter.
  • Pour cool water over the burn for one minute for kids and five minutes for adults. Do not put ice on it; ice can deepen the burn and decrease body temperature.
  • Not only does the sound of fireworks cause many dogs and other pets to experience fear and anxiety, but when fireworks are ingested they are also poisonous to pets. Symptoms may include vomiting, a painful abdomen and bloody diarrhea.

Texas man loses leg to flesh-eating bacteria after trip to the beach

 A Texas man has lost his right leg after contracting flesh-eating bacteria during a trip to the beach.

According to KRIV, Brian Parrott, 50, of Jacinto City started to feel sick after he went swimming with his family at a Galveston beach June 12. The following Wednesday, his right leg was red and covered in boils.

Doctors amputated the leg from the knee down at Houston's Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, where Parrott remains in intensive care.

Parrott's mother, Donna Dailey, told KRIV that doctors believe the bacteria entered his system through a scratch on his foot. Parrott also suffers from diabetes, which takes a toll on the immune system, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Dailey said the family wants to share Parrott's story "to get the word out" about the bacteria.

"There's nothing more that we can do for my son, but maybe we can save somebody else," she told KRIV.According to the Chronicle, Parrott's family has started a GoFundMe campaign. 

Taco Bell offering free tacos on Tuesday

Taco Bell announced today it would offer one free Doritos Locos taco to customers on Tuesday afternoon, June 21, as part of the restaurant chain’s “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” NBA promotion.

The special offer will run from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday only. Taco Bell had announced prior to the NBA Finals that it would give away Doritos Locos tacos if a team won on its opponent’s home court in the NBA Finals — and that ended up happening not once, but three times, with the Golden State Warriors winning Game 4 in Cleveland, then the Cavaliers winning Games 5 and 7 on Golden State’s home court.

No purchase is necessary, according to the promotion’s terms and conditions, and as always, the offer will be good at participating Taco Bell locations. There is, of course, a limit of one free taco per customer.

Trooper saves infant after woman rolls vehicle

An Ohio Highway Patrol trooper rushed to put out a fire after a woman rolled her vehicle during a pursuit, and after putting out the flames he discovered an infant hanging from a seat belt in a back seat.

“I opened up the door and there’s a 4-month infant hanging from the seat belt in the back seat in a car seat,” Trooper Sean Eitel told WBNS.

Eitel had been pursuing the vehicle after he said spotted the driver, Brandy Wilson, 35, driving erratically on Ohio 16 in Newark, a city about 30 miles east of Columbus.

Wilson pulled away from Eitel during the pursuit and sped up, eventually running a stop sign and striking a utility pole, Eitel said.

Wilson’s vehicle burst into flames and Eitel grabbed a fire extinguisher, not knowing that the baby was trapped inside.

“She started going towards the back of the car,” Eitel said, describing what Wilson was doing after the flames were extinguished. “An then I could hear her say ‘My baby!’”

The infant boy was rescued from the vehicle after Eitel cut the seat belt free. The child was left with family while the mother was taken into custody on a series of charges.

Wilson was charged with driving under suspension, reckless operation, failure to yield, failure to comply and two counts of child endangering.

Zookeeper killed by tiger was leaving zoo for new job

Trending on Facebook

More popular and trending stories

Stacey Konwiser, the zookeeper killed Friday by a tiger at the Palm Beach Zoo, had worked there for three years but was planning to leave. She had taken a job with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to zoo officials.

“Konwiser had recently accepted a position with the FDA, looking at long-term career progression to get into U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. We were in the process of crafting another position to retain her,” Palm Beach Zoo General Curator Jan Steele said in a written statement Saturday morning.

>>Tiger kills handler at Florida zoo

The male Malayan tiger that killed Konwiser remains at the Palm Beach Zoo and is recovering from the tranquilizer administered after the encounter, zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter said at a news conference Saturday.

Carter declined to say which of the zoo’s three male Malayan tigers killed Konwiser, known as the “tiger whisperer.”

>>More on Konwiser, the tiger whisperer

The zoo will be closed through the weekend and remains under active investigation by West Palm Beach police as well as OSHA and the FWC, Carter said. The zoo is not commenting on whether Konwiser was alone in the tiger’s “night house” when the attack took place.

Carter also would not say whether the tiger exhibit will remain open at the zoo or if they will euthanize the tiger.

>> Read more trending stories

Funeral arrangements are being made and the zoo is working with Konwiser’s family to set up a fund in her memory, Carter said.

An animal rights group is calling for federal authorities to impose the maximum penalties on the Palm Beach Zoo following the death of the zookeeper.

The details on how Konwiser died are still a matter of speculation. She was in the tiger’s enclosed area, dubbed the “night house,” that is not visible to the public when the bite occurred. Zoo officials initially said Konwiser had done nothing wrong, but it remains unknown if she was having direct contact with the 300-pound male tiger or if the area somehow was breached by the tiger.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund called upon the OSHA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expedite its investigation and impose a penalty that would “ensure an end to these preventable deaths in zoos.” The group has previously called upon OSHA to enact specific standards governing workplace safety for employees who work with dangerous wild animals.

“As long as employees are allowed to work in dangerously close proximity to tigers, elephants, and other dangerous animals, a significant risk of serious injury or death persists,” a statement from the group read.

The animal rights group says Konwiser’s death could have been prevented with appropriate safety measures. The group headquartered near San Francisco focuses on litigation to stop animal abuse — whether it involves companion animals, factory farming or the entertainment business.

Since 1990 there have been at least 24 deaths—and 265 injuries—caused by captive big cats in the United States resulting in the deaths of over 128 big cats—many of whom were endangered species, the group stated.

One dead, several injured in hazmat situation near University of Texas campus

Trending on Facebook

More popular and trending stories

Austin firefighters responding to a hazardous materials call found a man thought to be in his 20s dead in anapartment Wednesday afternoon. It was unclear if the victim is a University of Texas student, firefighters said.

Paramedics took two people to University Medical Center Brackenridge in connection with the incident at 21 Pearl Apartments in West Campus near 21st and Pearl streets. Three others were treated at the scene, Austin Fire Division Chief Palmer Buck said.

Firefighters responded to the hazardous materials call at about 3:22 p.m. They found the man in cardiac arrest and attempted to resuscitate him, Buck said. Firefighters also found indications of hydrogen sulfide inside the apartment.

Buck said the first firefighters found a “warning sign” outside of the victim’s apartment but Buck did not elaborate further.

The manner and cause of death of the man will be determined by the Travis County medical examiner’s office.

Residents of the apartment building, mostly UT students, have remained outside of the building for about an hour.

At 4:30 p.m., Pearl Street remained closed from 21st to 23rd streets, officials said.

200 items
Results 31 - 40 of 200 < previous next >