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Dunkin’ introduces Donut Fries

Dunkin’ Donuts has upped the doughnut game with its latest invention -- Donut Fries.

If a doughnut isn’t portable enough, the company has formed them into sticks and put in a hand-held cardboard box.

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The Donut Fries are made with a croissant-style dough then will be coated in cinnamon sugar, CNBC reported.

The company says they will also be served warm. 

They will start appearing at participating Dunkin’ Donut shops around the country on July 2. Five Donut Fries will set you back $2. 

Copperhead snake bites Alabama girl swimming in pool

Apparently, snakes can be lurking anywhere – even in your swimming pool.

According to WBRC, Chappell Williams, 9, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, recently was taking a dip when a copperhead snake sank its fangs into her hand.

>> Rattlesnake bites 1-year-old boy while hiding near toys, slide in family's backyard

Her father, Reed Williams, said the snake, which likely was hiding behind the pool ladder, struck Chappell as she was climbing out of the water.

>> Swimmers find rattlesnakes living in pool noodles

"She thought she had a scratch, but I saw the two fang marks, and I knew she'd been bitten," he told WBRC.

He spotted the snake swimming toward the steps and removed it from the pool, then killed it, he said.

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Chappell, who was treated at a nearby hospital, told WBRC that she's "feeling great now" but will check the pool "about five times" before jumping in again. Her dad echoed the sentiment, saying he and the rest of the family will be "very cognizant, very vigilant about the pool."

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World Chocolate Day: Krispy Kreme to ‘Glaze the Globe,’ to offer Chocolate Glaze Doughnuts July 7

Krispy Kreme will do its part to bring chocolate to the masses on World Chocolate Day.

The doughnut company will be offering its Chocolate Glaze Doughnuts at participating locations across the world on July 7 while supplies last. The celebration will start at a store in Auckland, New Zealand at midnight there, and will end 29 countries later at the shop in Kahului, Hawaii.

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To see if your local Krispy Kreme shop is taking part, and to join the countdown, click here.

Rattlesnake bites 1-year-old boy while hiding near toys, slide in family's backyard

A Texas toddler was hospitalized Tuesday after a rattlesnake bit him outside his Abilene home.

>> Severed rattlesnake head bites Texas man

According to KTXS, Harrison Bakke, 1, was playing outside when the snake, which was near the boy's slide and toys, bit his hand.

>> Sea lice in Florida? Beachgoers warned about itch-inducing pests

Harrison's mother, Erin Bakke, told KTXS that she usually looks for snakes before letting her children go outside, but they sneaked out the door when she left the room. She said Harrison cried out as she was joining the kids in the backyard.

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"I saw his hand was bleeding, took him in, rinsed it off," she told the news station. "It looked like a snake bite."

She then spotted a rattlesnake among the children's toys and called 911.

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Doctors at Cook Children's Medical Center are giving Harrison more than two dozen vials of antivenom, KTXS reported Wednesday. He's also had surgery.

KTAB reported that health officials expect the boy to "make a full recovery."

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10 ways to enjoy Fourth of July fireworks safely

With the national fireworks holiday here, it’s a good time to review safety guidelines that will keep everyone safe and enjoying the show.

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Here are 10 tips to keep in mind:

1. Keep water nearby

When you light fireworks, you are literally playing with fire. Keep a bucket of water, a fire extinguisher or a working hose within easy reach just in case your clothes, the pile of dry leaves you didn’t notice, or any other flammable object gets one too many sparks.

2. Don’t let children use fireworks unattended

Children and fireworks are both miniature explosives, so putting them together is a bad idea. Even seemingly harmless sparklers can burn tiny hands and arms. If it’s hot enough to melt metal, it’s hot enough to burn your child.

3. Designate an official lighter

Choose one responsible adult to light the fuses. You avoid potential accidents with only one person in charge.

It should go without saying, but the designated lighter should not be under the influence. Alcohol, fire, and explosions are not a good mix.

4. If it’s a dud, it’s still dangerous

A dud can still explode even after it appears to have gone out. Your best bet is to soak it with water and leave it alone for at least 20 minutes.

In the case of bottle rockets that don’t ignite, DO NOT look into the opening. People have reportedly died from fireworks to the eye while making that exact move.

5. Fireworks are not throwing toys

It sounds like a story that starts with “Hold my beer and watch this,” but every year there are stories of injuries caused by people throwing fireworks.

Would you want someone throwing a lit cherry bomb at you? No, so don’t play around, even in a joking manner, with any fireworks.

6. Keep a safe space

What kind of fireworks you are using will determine how far is a safe distance for onlookers. In most cases, a distance of about 20 feet will work, but practice good judgment. Larger explosions require more distance.

7. Wear safety glasses

Safety glasses can save your eyes when sparks shoot around and jumping jacks fly into the air.

While it might not be possible for everyone to have safety glasses, the lighter should definitely have them.

8. Obey the law

Another somewhat self-explanatory tip, but obey the local laws when using fireworks. It is easy for stray fireworks to end up on a neighbor’s roof or to hit a passing car.

Check your local ordinances to find out what rules your town or city has for personal fireworks.

9. Listen to fire safety reports

If there’s a drought, it’s not a good idea to blast off fireworks. Dry leaves, trees, and grass can easily ignite if a spark from a firework lands in the right place. If those dry leaves are on the roof of your house or a neighbor’s house, you could have a fireworks display that will ruin your day.

If your local fire department prohibits fireworks until after a good rain, listen to them.

10. Only buy legal fireworks

Don’t buy explosives from an unknown vendor.

Legal consumer fireworks will have labels and instructions on them. If they don’t, then they are either for professionals or manufactured illegally. In either case, those aren’t the fireworks you want to set off around your friends and family.

Which fireworks cause the most injuries?

Independence Day is upon us, and lots of us will celebrate by watching fireworks – or shooting off our own.

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All that firepower results in thousands of injuries and a handful of fatalities each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

“On average, 250 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4 holiday,” the agency notes. “Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries.”

According to a month-long report conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission during the summer of 2015, of the approximately 8,000 injuries caused by fireworks, sparklers caused the most injuries and rockets caused the second most.

Here are some more of the agency’s findings:

Back 2 School Expo August 4

The Back 2 School Expo is Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9am to 1pm at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall, at 3201 E. Houston (next to the AT&T Center).

Sponsored by Brain Balance Achievement Center, Mrs. Baird’s Bread, & Western Finance. 

It's the fun way to get ready to go back to school!

  • Free immunizations provided by Communicare Health Centers
  • Free school supply bags for kids (1 bag per child), while supplies last
  • Free backpacks provided by the San Antonio Aquarium, while supplies last
  • Free sports physicals provided by Promptu Immediate Care
  • Free kids haircuts from The Beauty School Point Academy, Nuvani Institute, University of Cosmetology Arts & Science, and Paul Mitchell The School
  • Enjoy our entertainment stage and appearances by familiar mascots like the KONO 101’s Top Dog, 106.7’s Eagle, and many more!
  • Check out the Lego display and lots of giveaways at participant booths all day

Sea lice in Florida? Beachgoers warned about itch-inducing pests

As travelers flock to northwest Florida beaches this summer, an unwelcome guest may await them.

>> What parents need to know about 'dry' and 'secondary' drowning

According to the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards Facebook page, purple warning flags indicating dangerous marine life have been flying along the shore this week thanks to an itch-inducing pest commonly called "sea lice."

WEAR-TV reports that the term is a misnomer: The creatures are really thimble jellyfish larvae, not lice, and cause a rash known as "seabathers' eruption."

>> Doctor answers 6 questions about flesh-eating bacteria

"People affected by sea lice may feel a prickling sensation on their skin while in the water, but the rash caused by the microscopic organisms typically occurs several hours after exposure," the station reported.

The rash often can be treated with hydrocortisone and antihistamine creams available at most drug stores, according to the Florida Department of Health. If you have symptoms, you may need to see a dermatologist, the department said.

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Swimmers can reduce their risk of being stung by not wearing T-shirts in the water, using sunscreen, practicing good hygiene and taking off wet swimsuits immediately after getting out of the ocean, the department reported

Cheez Balls are back, retro treat returns to shelves July 1

For those who are remembering a simpler time of hanging with friends, playing in the woods, and scarfing down handfulls of non-organic, horrible for you snacks, you can soon relive the food part of your childhood. Planters is bringing back the kid-favorite canister of Cheez Balls. 

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Retro canisters of Cheez Balls will be for sale once again starting July 1 for the price of $1.99, Fox News reported.  

And you may want to stock up on the snack that will stain your fingers in that unnatural orange color because Planters officials say the food will be available for a limited time. Cheez Balls will initally only be available at Amazon and Walmart.com, but will be rolled out to other companies and storefronts, People reported.

Cheez Balls will also be accompanied by another old-school favorite -- Cheez Curls. 

Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls both were discontinued in 2006, People reported.

Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana

Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana in the state in Tuesday's primary election.

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State Question 788 represents the legalization of medical marijuana in Oklahoma.

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The description of State Question 788 on the ballot said the following:

"A yes vote legalizes the licensed use, sale, and growth of marijuana in Oklahoma for medicinal purposes. A license is required for use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes and must be approved by an Oklahoma Board Certified Physician."

>> Midterm 2018: Here are the Senate races that you should be watching

The measure does not legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, nor could those receiving it for medicinal purposes give or sell it to others. Licenses are only given to those 18 years or older and residents of Oklahoma.

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There are some exceptions that must be approved by multiple physicians and a parent or legal guardian.

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Gov. Mary Fallin released the following statement after the measure was approved:

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“I respect the will of the voters in any question placed before them to determine the direction of our state. It is our responsibility as state leaders to look out for the health and safety of Oklahoma citizens. As I mentioned in previous public comments, I believe, as well as many Oklahomans, this new law is written so loosely that it opens the door for basically recreational marijuana. I will be discussing with legislative leaders and state agencies our options going forward on how best to proceed with adding a medical and proper regulatory framework to make sure marijuana use is truly for valid medical illnesses.”

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