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Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

BY FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK (AP) — Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV. The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like “Liv and Maddie,” ”Jessie” and “The Lodge” on her laptop, iPad and phone. “Sometimes I watch TV in the car,” she says. “I have ballet every day, so I watch on the way.” She has a TV in her bedroom that isn’t hooked up to cable but is perfect for watching DVDs. And the family’s flat-screen has advantages of its own. “It’s much bigger,” Grace explains, “and on the...

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Bipartisan Effort to Fix the Texas Child Welfare System

TEXAS (KFXV) — At the Texas capitol, a bipartisan decision made this week by legislators will change the future of kids in foster care. One Valley state representative who helped co-author house bills four and five speaks to Fox News about the hundreds of lives that could be saved thanks to changes made to the Department of Family and Protective Services. In a five-year span close to 800 Texas children died due to a funding shortfall to the Texas Child Welfare System — according to one valley lawmaker. The law will go into effect in September. Under House Bill...

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Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE – AP TECHNOLOGY WRITER SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Regan was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and had spent most of his life in a blur. Then four years ago, he donned an unwieldy headset made by a Toronto company called eSight. Suddenly, Regan could read a newspaper while eating breakfast and make out the faces of his co-workers from across the room. He’s been able to attend plays and watch what’s happening on stage, without having to guess why people around him were laughing. "These glasses have made my life so much better," said Regan,...

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Alton Home Gutted By Fire

ALTON (KFXV) — A mother and her two children in alton are left with nothing after their home catches fire. Take a look – the house practically gutted by the blaze. It’s located on the 1700 block of Chicago Street. You can see how the fire went through the house destroying everything in its path. Luckily the mother and her two kids were not there. Neighbors called 911 after seeing smoke billowing out from the home. What caused the blaze remains under investigation by Hidalgo County...

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Donna ISD Partners with VAC to Fight STDs

DONNA (KFXX) — Local statistics of HIV infections prompt experts and school personnel to unite in providing education and support for teens more than ever before. Oscar Lopez, Director of Education at the Valley AIDS Council, said, “Right now, we get four new HIV infections in the Valley every week, and every nine days, that infected person is a teenager.” The Donna Independent School District is the first in the Valley to enter into an agreement with the Valley AIDS Council (VAC) to offer awareness presentations in an effort to prevent students from acquiring HIV, AIDS, or other sexually...

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