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"Structured Recess" has some parents worried

A new program at an Indiana school district has some parents worried their child will get in trouble for not wanting to play during recess.


Could pets help children with cancer?

Researchers are trying to prove that animals can help kids with cancer feel better.


Mental disabilities in kids increase

As kids head back to school we're learning there's a possible connection between what happens in the classroom and childhood mental health disabilities. Those disabilities like ADHD and autism are on the rise in the United States.


Family: Elderly loved one scammed

Investigators who say a 91-year-old man was scammed offer ways for you to protect your family.

College students

Preventing the 'Freshman 15'

Four reasons teens put on weight when they go away to college, and ways to prevent or minimize it.


Avoiding germiest places in schools

Health officials and school teachers want to remind parents and students about staying healthy and that includes avoiding the germiest places in schools.


Black Bean and Corn Salsa recipe

Black Bean and Corn Salsa
2 15 oz. cans of black beans, rinsed and drained (low sodium)
1 15.25 oz. can of sweet corn, drained (fresh approx. two cobs)*
2 Large Tomatoes, seeded and chopped (can sub. red pepper – 1 large)*
1 Large, ripe Avocado, diced (can sub. green pepper – 1 large)*
½ Cup Chopped Cilantro (more or less depending)*
½ Red Onion, diced…


Great Wall Green Beans recipe

Great Wall Green Beans
2Tbs Canola or Vegetable Oil
2 Cloves Fresh Garlic – minced (1/4 tsp. garlic powder)
1 Tbs. Fresh Ginger – minced (1/4 -1/2 tsp. powdered ginger)
½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes (or more to your liking)
4-5 Assorted Color Mini Sweet Peppers –seeded and sliced (one small red pepper)
¾ lb. Fresh Green Beans, blanched
2 Tbs. Soy Sauce (can…


Prevent your kids from ignoring phone calls

This app lets Android users lock down phones until the phone's owner calls them back.


Researchers hope drug can prevent Alzheimer's

It's a drug trial many are watching.  Could a drug actually prevent Alzheimer's disease?


Shhh...don't tell the kids their veggies are healthy

A study finds keeping the health benefits of fruits and vegetables quiet may actually get children to eat them more often.

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Best ways to brand yourself online

It might seem like a good idea to use as many resources as possible when building your personal brand, but new research shows using just one can get the job done without wasting any of your time. But which one is the best?


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Photos: Have you seen these fugitives?

Capturing Jacksonville's wanted suspects is a tough task, so The Local Station is trying to help with the Wheel of Justice.  Every Thursday morning, the wheel spins and a wanted fugitive is profiled. Online, we feature all the fugitives on the wheel.

1st Birthday

Morning Show Recognizes First Birthdays

Every day on the morning show, Channel 4 features babies on their first birthday. Learn how to send the photos and when to watch.

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