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Published: Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 9:27 PM
— It’s known as Super Saturday, but some also call it Panic Saturday. It’s the last Saturday before Christmas and is, for obvious reasons, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Saturday will see upwards of 125 million people out shopping – they will all seem to be in front of you in line – trying
to finish their Christmas gift buying, according to the National Retail Federation
Only 12 percent of consumers had finished their holiday shopping as of Dec.12, according to the NRF. Six percent of those surveyed said they believe they will still be shopping on Christmas Eve. Super Saturday will see shoppers mainly in brick and mortar stores looking for bargains.
Here’s a list of Super Saturday store hours. Hours can vary by location. Check with your local store to confirm the hours.
Super Saturday hours
Hours can vary by location. Confirm store hours by checking retailer websites or calling your closest location.
Apple: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Barnes & Noble: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bass Pro Shops: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bealls Florida: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bed Bath & Beyond: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Belk: 8 a.m. to midnight
Best Buy: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Big Lots: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
BJ's Wholesale Club: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Burlington: 7 a.m. to midnight
Costco: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dick's Sporting Goods: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Dillard's: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dollar General: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
DSW: 9 to 9 p.m.
Five Below: 7 a.m. to midnight
GameStop: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Home Depot: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
HomeGoods: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
J.C. Penney: 7 a.m. to midnight
Kmart: 8 a.m. to midnight
Lowe's: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Macy’s: Most stores open 7 a.m. to midnight.
Marshalls: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Michaels: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Microsoft: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Nordstrom: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Office Depot: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Petco: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
PetSmart: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ross: 8 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Sunday
Saks Fifth Avenue: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sam's Club: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sears: 9 a.m. to midnight
Staples: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Target: 7 a.m. to midnight
TJ Maxx: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Ulta: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 2:16 PM
— A phone app that claimed it was an effective digital contraceptive is now under fire after dozens of women who said they used the app became pregnant.
Natural Cycles was certified as a birth control method in the European Union last year.
It would help woman keep track of body temperature to predict when women could become pregnant when not using traditional forms of birth control, the Evening Standard reported. It was promoted as an alternative to birth control pills and researchers believed in the results after they found it was up to 99 percent effective, the newspaper reported last year.
Now a Swedish hospital is casting doubts on the method after it has reported dozens of unwanted pregnancies from users over the past few months, The Daily Mail reported.
The app is popular in Europe where users went from 5,000 in 2016 to 125,000 in 2017.
And while there have been reports of unplanned pregnancies, the company markets Natural Cycles told the Daily Mail, “No contraception is 100 percent and unwanted pregnancies is an unfortunate risk with any contraception.”
Company officials said that the number that the hospital was reporting, 37 unplanned pregnancies out of 668 users, is within the 93 percent risk communicated to consumers, the Daily Mail reported.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:34 PM
— A 12-year-old boy from Michigan who vomited during dinner one night, went to an urgent care facility the next night and had a flu test come back negative tragically died the very next morning.
Michael Messenger’s family can’t believe how quickly their world was turned upside-down, losing a son and a brother who had been so full of life in just a matter of days.
The timeline of Messenger’s symptoms, evaluation and death has his mother Jessica Decent-Doll urging other parents not to wait if they see signs of flu.
“Don’t wait, it’s all I can say. This flu or whatever is going around this year is unbelievably dangerous,” she told the Times Herald.
12-year-old Michael Messenger died last week after having flu-like symptoms for a few days. https://t.co/ILoR9h5vva— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 17, 2018
Messenger vomited during dinner Jan. 9, was taken to an urgent care the next evening where he was cleared for flu and administered anti-nausea medication and was found unresponsive at home in bed the morning of Jan. 11.
An hour and a half later, he was declared dead at a hospital.
Decent-Doll said her son’s vital signs were deemed normal at the urgent care center and that the family was advised to give him fluids.
DEADLY FLU WARNINGS: The death of 12-year-old Michael Messenger of Clay Township, Michigan, of flu-like symptoms after a rapid flu test at an urgent care came back negative is raising new questions about the epidemic. @GioBenitez reports. pic.twitter.com/tpJdY2Qpbg— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 19, 2018
By 9:15 a.m. Thursday, it was clear Messenger’s life was in grave danger.
“I ran upstairs, and I sat with him, and I tried to get him to respond to me, but there was no response, nothing,” Decent-Doll said. “It’s indescribable, it really is.”
The grieving mother said that her son had just gotten a flu shot in December and that he “never stopped, ever. He loved science. He loved his family.”
Kristen Ervinck started a GoFundMe to help the grieving family:
"Mikey was so full of life and so energetic he lit up the room with his smile," it read.
Michael Messenger's funeral was Thursday. His family is still waiting for the results of his autopsy.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 8:46 AM
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ore. — An Oregon man is behind bars after sheriff’s deputies said he put his wife’s hand in hot frying oil.
Jeremiah Crothers is also accused of nearly suffocating his baby son, KATU reported.
Police said Crothers covered his 7-month-old son’s mouth and nose until the baby’s legs turned blue, Oregon Live reported.
According to police, Crothers’ wife hit her husband in the head with a frying pan to get him to let go of their child, KATU reported.
Later, police said, Crothers complained that his wife didn’t season the chicken she was preparing for dinner and then grabbed her hand and put it in the oil she was using to fry the chicken, KATU reported.
When police arrived, they said Crothers was not there, but they saw what they said were burns on the victim and the baby had signs of strangulation and a bruise on his head, Oregon Live reported. Crothers was arrested the next day in St. Helens. Crothers has been charged with attempted murder, strangulation, assault, coercion and attempted assault.
A judge set bail at $217,750.
Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 7:17 PM
— Jim Rodford, bassist for popular rock band The Kinks from 1978 to 1996, has died at 76, according to the band.
The Kinks, whose hits include “You Really Got Me,” “Lola,” “I’m Not Like Everybody Else,” “A Well-Respected Man,” “Victoria” and “Waterloo Sunset,” made the announcement Saturday on its official social media accounts.
“It is with deep sadness that we have learned that Jim Rodford passed away – he toured and recorded with the Kinks for many years and will be greatly missed. He was much loved by all of us #JimRodford,” the band said on Twitter.
It is with deep sadness that we have learned that Jim Rodford passed away - he toured and recorded with the Kinks for many years and will be greatly missed. He was much loved by all of us #JimRodford https://t.co/LmWFGd9ZRV— TheKinksOfficial (@TheKinks) January 20, 2018
Founding member Dave Davies also expressed his sorrow over Rodford’s “sudden loss.”
“I’m devastated Jim’s sudden loss I’m too broken up to put words together it’s such a shock I always thought Jim would live forever in true rock and roll fashion – strange – great friend great musician great man – he was an integral part of the Kinks later years RIP,” he wrote on Twitter.
I’m devastated Jim’s sudden loss I’m too broken up to put words together it’s such a shock i always thought Jim would live forever in true rock and roll fashion - strange - great friend great musician great man - he was an integral part of theKinks later years RIP #JimRodford pic.twitter.com/rL5vAuuVwp— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) January 20, 2018
Although Rodford did not play for the band when they burst onto the scene in the ’60s, he was credited by Davies as being an integral part of “The Kinks” in their later years. Rodford would later return to the band The Zombies.