Millstream Students Seek To Raise Awareness Of Teen Dating Violence

03/29/17 – 4:45 P.M. Three students from the Millstream Career Center put on a presentation on teen dating violence. John Reid was one of the students and explained that teen dating violence is like domestic abuse. John Ried He added that it’s more than just physical abuse. Teen dating violence can be emotional and mental abuse as well. The students created shirts and bands for their “Stop the Silence” program. Ryan Shorter said that they even designed shirts to raise awareness. Ryan Shorter Caleb Wallace added that the shirts sold well. Caleb Wallace The boys are donating the funds from the shirts to Open Arms Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services. They will hold the presentation again in April for the Skills USA State competition.

Everything you need to know about former acting Attorney General Sally Yates

Pete Marovich/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was fired by President Donald Trump back in January after a career spanning more than 27 years with the Justice Department. Now it appears that she’s come back to haunt the Trump administration. Yates was expected to testify on March 28 at a House Intelligence Committee open hearing as part of its probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Last week, committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-California, postponed the opening hearing, the same day Yates’ attorney advised the Trump administration that she would testify about internal discussions had about communications between Trump’s former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Since then, reports have emerged that the Trump administration sought to block Yates’ testimony. The White House has pushed back against those reports, maintaining that it took no such action. Here’s a look at Yates: Name: Sally Quillian Yates (née Sally Caroline Quillian) Family: She and her husband, Comer Yates, have a daughter, Kelley, and a son,…

Robot allows 6-year-old to attend kindergarten while she fights cancer

Courtesy Michelle Adkins(ROBINSON, Texas) — One kindergartner undergoing cancer treatment is able to “attend” class, thanks to the help of artificial intelligence. In January, PJ Trojanowski, 6, was diagnosed with the kidney cancer Wilms tumor in both kidneys. “She’s our most outgoing child,” dad Eric Trojanowski told ABC News Wednesday. “It was a different thing to sit down and tell my 6-ear-old, ‘You have cancer and the doctors have to figure out how to get it out of you. She was feisty about it. The doc even said, ‘I don’t know Paisley very well, but I know kids like her do well in treatment because they have a lot of fight in them.’” “It takes a lot out of her … [but] she’s taking it in stride,” he added. “She talks about [how] she’s going to beat cancer.” Because of her weakened immune system, Paisley Jane, who goes by PJ, was unable to return to her kindergarten classroom at Robinson Primary School in Robinson, Texas. With help from her school…

Boy with deadly disease competes in triathlons to stay healthy

Courtesy Josue and Maruska Vella(NEW YORK) — Jake Vella is literally running for his life. The 7-year-old Maltese boy suffers from an extremely rare life-threatening disease that causes him to gain weight despite his healthy diet and vigorous exercise regime. Less than 100 people in the world have ever been diagnosed with the illness called ROHHAD, which affects the automatic nervous system and endocrine system. But Jake is no ordinary kid. To help combat the disease he competes in triathlons like his father and follows a strict diet. “Triathlons help Jake to keep fit and active. It’s good for his health and also gives him a chance to socialize with other kids,” his parents, Josue and Maruska Vella , told ABC News. “He leads a normal life, goes to school, plays the drums, but he has to be very careful not to get sick and we are frightened that a simple flu could lead to other complications.” When Jake was first diagnosed with the dangerous illness at age six in…

This Amazonian tree frog’s poison has become part of the latest super cleanse trend

Top Photo Group/iStock/Thinkstock(PERU) — Deep in the Peruvian Amazon lives a giant tree frog that is in high demand for its natural toxins, which people are using to poison themselves in a ceremony that has become the latest super clense trend. For hundreds of years, these frogs have been used by Amazonian tribes for their supposedly powerful healing properties. The person first burns a small area of their skin and then applies the frog toxins, called “kambo” or “sapo,” to the burned spot so it’s quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. At first, the person feels a few moments of serenity, but then within seconds, that feeling turns to suffering and can force the person to vomit. The effects shortly fades away and practitioners say it’s worth it, claiming the process can cure depression, drug dependency, heart problems, high blood pressure and gastrointestinal issues. Lenny Kosh works as a mortgage broker and went to a kambo practitioner in the Los Angeles hills on a recommendation from his holistic health practitioner. “Kambo…

Anthony Anderson says we’ll be “pleasantly surprised” by Chris Brown on tonight’s black-ish

GMA After Hours(NEW YORK) — Anthony Anderson is well aware of the controversy surrounding tonight’s black-ish episode, which guest-stars troubled R&B singer Chris Brown. While Anderson says it wasn’t his decision to have Brown appear, he’s fine with it. “I’ve known Chris Brown personally since he was fourteen years old and I had no idea that he was coming onto our show,” Anderson tells ABC Radio. He explains that it was an encounter between black-ish co-creator Kenya Barris and Brown that led to his appearance. “Kenya was out one day having dinner and Chris was at the same restaurant and knew who Kenya was…,” says Anderson. “He walked over and said, “Hey man, I love your show. I just wanted to let you know that I want to be on it. Can we make that happen?” “And the next thing I know, this episode was written and they were like, ‘Yo man…we got Chris Brown to do it!’” And I was like, ‘That’s great.’” On tonight’s episode, Brown plays Rich…

Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia suspended 15 games

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia has been suspended 15 games without pay over over a domestic violence incident that occurred last year. Major League Baseball announced the suspension on Wednesday, saying that Familia has agreed not to appeal it. Last October, police in Fort Lee, New Jersey said they found “a scratch to the chest and bruise to the right cheek” of Familia’s wife. She declined to press charges. While MLB commissioner Robert Manfred said his office “does not support a determination that Mr. Familia physically assaulted his wife, or threatened her or others with physical force or harm,” he said the relief pitcher’s “overall conduct that night was inappropriate, violated the Policy, and warrants discipline.” Manfred added in a statement that Familia has undergone counseling and agreed to speak to other players about what he learned. The 15-game suspension begins on Opening Day. In the meantime, Familia is allowed to take part in all Spring Training and exhibition games. Copyright ©…

Tax Tip: Waiting for your refund

iStock/ThinkstockIt’s finally time to file your taxes. But, you might be wondering if you’ll get a tax refund. ABC News Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis says the odds are in your favor. “Last year, 111 million out of 152 million returns resulted in refunds, and the average return in 2015 was $2,857,” she points out. If you are getting one, the next thing you’ll want to know is when it will be coming. “If you’re waiting on your refund and you’ve already filed everything but you want to know where your refund is, the IRS has something for that. Go to their website and you click on ‘Where’s My Refund’ and they should be able to tell you the status,” Jarvis says. “They’re pretty good about turnaround. It only takes a few weeks.” The IRS says e-filed returns with direct deposit are usually credited within three weeks. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.