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6:10 a.m. Boneheads In The News

The Mumbai Mirror claims three college students from Mumbai recently had to be rescued after they got stuck on a sandbar while taking selfies. The men weren't watching the water levels rise around them until it was too late. The students started flailing in the water before others on the shore called the fire department and the police. Firefighters rescued the trio before the police scolded them for being clueless.

6:18 a.m. Story

Do you eat mac and cheese with a fork or a spoon? Apparently, this great food debate was sponsored by Annie’s Homegrown foods, in conjunction with National Mac and Cheese Day -- which was on Saturday. According to their survey, 71 percent of adults prefer to eat their macaroni and cheese with a fork, while 28 percent use a spoon. Things are different for kids, though. Parents in 41 out of 50 states said they give their kids a spoon to eat mac ’n’ cheese -- because it’s easier and less messy. (The Daily Meal)
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6:30 a.m. Music Quiz

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6:55 a.m. Health Story

According to the experts at mattress company Beautyrest, there is one sure-fire trick that will make you fall asleep fast. Instead of tossing and turning and trying to figure out how many hours you have left before you have to wake up, just close your eyes and visualize your childhood home. Take yourself through the hallways, into each room, think about the pictures on the wall. Pretty soon you’ll be snoozing. Why does this work? It distracts you. When you get your mind off everything but that bedspread you had in your room in the fifth grade, you’ll be asleep in no time. (Pure Wow)
6:56 a.m. Hospital Happenings/ABC World News/Local News

7:15 a.m. Story

What do we use our phones the most:

For most people, it certainly isn’t phone calls. According to a SurveyMonkey poll, here’s what people use their phones for the most:

Texting (87%)
Emails (76%)
Alarm clock (76%)
Social media (64%)
Reading blogs and the news (60%)
Shopping (57%)
Listening to music (56%)

7:15 a.m. Lunch Menus/Valley Happenings

7:30 a.m. Tim's News You Can't Use

Yesterday was World Emoji Day. Facebook studied user profiles to find out the most used emojis over the past year. They are ...

1 the crying-so-hard-I'm-laughing emoji
2 the smiling heart-eyes emoji
3 the kissy face emoji
4 the birthday cake emoji
5 the heart emoji
6 the blushing emoji.

- people used the heart emoji twice as much this year as compared to last year.

- there are 2,800 emojis, of which 2,300 are used each day.

- over 700 million emojis are used everyday in Facebook posts.

- New Year's Eve is the biggest day of the year for emojis
A sundae costs $1,500 and contains vanilla ice cream from Madagascar, dyed cocoa butter, black truffle crumble, gold cocoa nibs, hibiscus champagne and citrus merengue. The sundae is finished with gold sugar strands and gold and silver leaves.
The Telegraph claims a new mirror scans owners' faces before displaying a detailed analysis of their flaws. The "HiMirror Mini" highlights problem areas like red spots, wrinkles, dark circles, and fine lines. It then recommends products to improve the skin. The device also connects with popular apps like Instagram and Facebook.
The Daily Star claims Airbus has created a plane for large people. The plane features expanded seats and larger toilets. The middle seats are at least 20 inches wide or several inches larger than seats on most commercial jets. There is also more leg room. Many airlines require larger passengers to purchase extra seats.
Duct tape can be used for so many projects around the house and now apparently, it’s a fashion trend as well. As part of a Miami Swim Week fashion show, models took to the runway wearing stick-on bathing suits from the Black Tape Project.

Styles of the swimwear range from glitzy gold looks to styles that were more obvious, the “I’ve wrapped myself in black duct tape” look. And if you thought regular bikinis and thongs were revealing, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. These experimental bathing suits are a lot more daring than regular swimwear.

These stick-on swimsuits are basically just little bits of tape covering the nipples and crotch, with embellishments like sleeves or wrist decorations. But they leave very little to the imagination and we’ve officially seen it all now … literally.

Sure, these custom suits are tailored to your shape, so no more saggy bottoms, but can you imagine what a nightmare these would be to remove? Taking off a wet bikini is a pain, but this sticky situation takes it to the next level. We’ll just stick with the lycra, thanks.
The Girls Scouts are doing what they can to help broaden the interests of young girls. The organization just introduced 30 new badges girls ages five to 18 can now earn, with many of them strong in STEM and associated with key issues of our time. New badge additions address areas like cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science and even space exploration.
Mashable claims Skype is developing a new feature that will allow users to record their video calls. Everyone on the call will be aware they are being recorded. Videos will be available for download and can be posted to social media.
ABC claims a man was recently gambling at the Kentucky Downs entertainment venue on the Kentucky/Tennessee border when he won $709,000 while playing a penny machine. The winner did not want to be identified.
A minor league baseball game in Reno, Nevada was recently interrupted when a skunk ran onto the field. The Arizona Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate, the Reno Aces, were playing the Tacoma Raiders when the skunk ran behind a grounds crew gate and into center field. The grounds crew was unable to locate the skunk. Tacoma won the game 10-6.
WKRN claims veterinarians are now prescribing Viagra to dogs and cats with lung and heart conditions. The pill increases blood flow to pet organs, which in turn allows pets to breathe easier. Veterinarians say most pet owners laugh at the prescription.
CBS claims snake massages have become trendy. A person will lie face down before snake handlers guide three or four boa constrictors over their body. The snakes wrap around the feet, the head and the neck. The pulsating snakes are meant to give a relaxing massage. A 75-minute session usually costs around $300.
The NY Post claims the Sterling, Virginia police were recently called to an LA Fitness because of a hard foul during a pickup basketball game. One man fell to the ground after he ran into a hard pick. He got up, walked out of the gym, and called the police. Police told the man he was wasting their time. The game continued.
It's like something out of an episode of "CSI Miami." A Florida man was thought to be a victim of a homicide until police figured out that it wasn't a homicide at all, it was a suicide. The 71-year-old "victim" Alan Jay Abrahamson actually tied a gun to a weather balloon, shot himself, and let the balloon carry the gun away so it wouldn't appear as a suicide.

A $3,000 reward was posted for tips leading to Abrahamson’s killer but it drew no leads. A search of Abrahamson's phone revealed he had researched ways to commit suicide and guns, and various ways a weather balloon could assist. Police say the balloon likely burst over the Atlantic ocean.
Who steals a fire truck while firefighters are battling a brush fire in California? A 29-year-old named David Carcalete, that's who. Then he drove it over to pick up his girlfriend, 35-year-old Candice Scollard, about a mile away. And after that, they had a nice romantic two hour, 100-mile police chase. The cops wound up putting down spike strips, which popped one of the tires but David and Candice kept going for another half hour until they finally crashed in a ditch. They're both facing several charges, including vehicle theft, evading, and possession of stolen property.
Technology is an amazing thing. Especially when it allows you to watch on your cell phone as someone tries to break into your house. That's what happened to Sara Egan of Kansas City. Sara had installed one of those doorbell cameras and it worked like a charm. A would-be burglar attempted to open the front door of her home while they weren't home but because of that doorbell camera, she could see it all unfold. Police were notified and the suspect was apprehended shortly afterward.
WHIO claims the Troy, Ohio police recently arrested Colin Mesler after he allegedly stole a check from a relative in order to buy a 2016 Ford Mustang. The 22 year-old wrote a check for $33,468 before a check verification company denied it. Colin's relative closed the account once they discovered checks were missing. Colin was charged with Grand Theft
A Florida man who was upset about his grilled chicken being ruined, and who was also very intoxicated, was arrested after he threatened to attack people with a boat anchor.

Cops say 41-year-old John Mathews got into an argument with another man on the beach and accused him of ruining his chicken that was on the grill. Witnesses called police after they say Mathews picked up a large metal anchor, and started swinging it around his head and shouting at people.

When cops arrived, Mathews started crying and insisted he didn't do anything wrong. He was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication. (TC Palm)
The Journal News claims the Middletown, New Jersey police recently arrested Daniel Gabbard for buying Domino's pizza with a fake $50 bill and then tipping his driver $1. He and his friends ordered three Hawaiian pizzas and one medium pizza before a driver showed up with their order. The men gave the driver a fake $50 bill before the driver gave them $17 in change. Daniel offered a $1 tip. The driver called the police after realizing he had been given funny money. Cops arrived and found Daniel and his friends hiding inside a home. Daniel told cops that a friend gave him the money. He was arrested for petty theft.

7:45 a.m. Birthday Show

7:50 a.m. Montana Trivia/Science Faction/Local Sports

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8:12 a.m. ABC News/Northern Broadcasting Montana News/Obituaries/Pressing On

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9:00 a.m. ABC News/Weather

9:30 a.m. Doggone Show

9:50 a.m. Job Hunt

10:00 a.m. ABC News/Weather

10:50 a.m. Hi-Line Highlights

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