Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at the lighter stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
A woman in Georgia was surprised recently to find a retro, giant 7-foot tall Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in her yard. It was left there by her landlord, who wants to put it on display. This story’s article became extremely popular here on our webchannel. On Facebook, Frances Culver-Small responded to the unusual story, saying, “Somewhere a truck driver is looking for that bucket!” And, Skip Nelson asks, “Did it come with 2 sides and a biscuit?”
Record-breaking low and low high temperatures were observed in many northern states from Wisconsin to Minnesota over the last weekend, coming in at 10 to 15 degrees below normal. Some records that were many years or even decades old were broken. On Facebook, Becky Player told about her encounter with cold weather, saying, “I was in the mountains of West Virginia last week and it was very cool there. Around 50 at night and 70 during the day.” And, on our webchannel, a user named Lois responded to the story with “In the 60ies. Is that all, my daughter in law keeps her air conditioner set on 60...She loves cold weather. I don't go visit her much. My son says he sleeps under a comforter while his wife and the 2 kids sleep in short pajamas.”
Last week, a bear entered a bar in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The bear’s visit was even caught on camera! No one was hurt in the incident, and in fact, the bar planned a drink in the bear’s honor afterward! On our Facebook page, viewer Lisa Tomlinson relayed her own unusual animal experience saying, “Although my encounter isn't as scary as this one, I did, however, manage to hit a cow while canoeing in the north Georgia mountains.”
The sales tax holiday for back-to-school shopping begins in Alabama in just a couple of days. Items covered will include everything from clothes to computers. This means many shopping lists were be made for these shoppers! On Facebook, Greg Davis says that “it’s funny how a “new car” showed up on my kid’s list this year!” Cars are not covered under the tax holiday!
Over the past weekend, another convention celebrating the animated series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic took place—this one in Kansas. The Midwest Brony Fest had over 300 Bronies—teenage and adult fans of the show—attend to play games, listen to fan music and purchase Pony merchandise. This article was kindly linked by the fan site “The Daily Oat!” And, Jacob Seikel commented on the article saying, “I always enjoy seeing a news station taking an interest in Bronies.”
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