What Happens When You Don't Shoot: Meet Stephen Mader
Early in the morning of May 6, 2016, Weirton Police Officer Stephen Mader responded to a domestic dispute call. When he arrived on the scene, he encountered R.J. Williams, a young African American man. When Officer Mader asked Mr. Williams to show his hands, Mr. Williams revealed that he was holding a gun. As Mr....
How to be Trauma-Informed
Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who cannot concentrate at school? The domestic violence survivor who is in a constant state of hyper-vigilance? Yes, most of us in family services are now able to recognize trauma-symptoms and respond with empathy… most of the time But what does it mean to be truly trauma-informed? For a start, it means that we have patience with others and ourselves as we seek to acquire the skills and attitudes of a trauma-informed practice. Calling out other people for being judgmental? Yes, this and many other ironies litter the path of learning this new language because we just so enjoy being right! It is easy to become smug or ‘preachy’ when we have all these…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Energy Star Could Survive, But With a Lot Less Money
The House Appropriations Committee’s spending bill for 2018, which came out last week, keeps the popular Energy Star program but drastically reduces its funding, according to a report on the committee’s proposal that was released on Monday. Read More at DWM
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Central Texas Fisherman Stumbles Upon Massive Water Snake
Just remember: when you need to steady yourself on a tree branch, you may get more than you bargained for.
20 Boating Myths Busted
We bust 20 of the most common boating myths!
Breeders’ Cup Betting Menu
DEL MAR, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2017) — The Breeders’ Cup announced today the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders’ Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (nine Breeders’ Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:25 a.m. PT with five undercard races. Championship Saturday first post is 10:10 a.m. PT, and begins with three undercard races The race order for the undercard races on Friday and Saturday will also be announced on Monday, October…
That's What Happens When You Bring a Gun to a Snake Fight
Don’t worry, honey, I’ll take care of that snake for you. . . Oh (explicit!!!) This funny clip shows what happens when A: you mess with snakes, and B: you’re not a very good shot. Before you try to pull off a stunt like this, make sure you at least hit the range first. Folks …
The Extreme Complications of Tree Removal
Sometimes, deciding whether or not to remove a tree is a most difficult question to answer.