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Published: Monday, August 24, 2015 @ 6:48 AM
Updated: Monday, August 24, 2015 @ 6:48 AM
PHILADELPHIA — A pregnant television meteorologist is firing back after receiving several body-shaming comments from viewers.
Katie Fehlinger of Philadelphia's KYW-TV, who is pregnant with twins, took to Facebook on Wednesday to respond to the "haters" who called her a "sausage in casing" and "disgusting."
"Frankly, I don't care how 'terrible' or 'inappropriate' anyone thinks I look," Fehlinger wrote on her Facebook page. "I will gladly gain 50 pounds & suffer sleepless, uncomfortable nights if it means upping my chances to deliver 2 healthy baby girls. Now it's about more than aesthetics. I want these babies to have the best start possible. And that hopefully means my belly that 'looks like it's about to explode!' will continue to grow the next few weeks."
Her post had been shared more than 4,600 times and received 60,000 likes by Sunday morning. Fans were overwhelmingly supportive, chiming in with more than 10,000 comments.
"Anyone who doesn't respect, and understand what a sacred time this is, is an idiot," wrote Facebook user Chelsea Rebecca.
"I'm confused," added Heather Elms Hunt. "She is stunning. Absolutely beautiful. What could anyone [possibly] say about her?"
Fehlinger also lauded moms everywhere and had some advice for the critics.
"I say let's raise a Shirley Temple to swollen feet, stretch marks, nausea, all the extra pounds and the dark circles! They're badges of motherhood. And for those of you who think that's 'disgusting,' remember a woman went through the very same thing to bring YOU into the world," she wrote. "In the meantime, let's all remember the lesson Mom taught us – if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all."
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 7:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 7:48 PM
HOUSTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush has died at her home in Texas at the age of 92.
The news came after a family spokesman said April 15 that Bush would not be seek further medical treatment following a number of hospitalizations. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said the former first lady would “instead focus in comfort care.”
McGrath did not specify the illness or sickness that led to Bush’s decision. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Bush was hospitalized early last year when her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, was admitted for treatment of a case of viral bronchitis.
The Bushes had six children, including former President George W. Bush, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and Robin Bush, who died as a child.
Barbara Bush was born June 8, 1925 in New York City.
She married George H.W. Bush in 1945, making theirs the longest marriage of any presidential couple in American history. Barbara Bush supported her husband throughout his political career, including his time as a congressional representative from Texas, as vice president and as the 41st president of the United States.
Barbara Bush founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989 with the goal of empowering families through literacy.
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 @ 11:19 PM
HOUSTON — Barbara Bush’s funeral arrangements are set for this weekend in Houston.
The public is invited to pay their respects at a public viewing for the former first lady from noon until midnight on Friday at St. Martin’s Church.
The private funeral service for Bush is set for Saturday at the Second Baptist Church in Houston. Attendance at the service is by invitation only.
President Donald Trump has ordered flags at the White House and on public and federal property around the United States flown at half staff this weekend in honor of Barbara Bush.
Published: Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 9:52 AM
— Thousands of students across the country are set to walk out of class on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado.
More than 2,500 groups have signed up for the “National School Walkout,” a student-led protest aimed at bolstering the discussion about gun-control measures.
Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore who started a Change.org petition suggesting the walkout, said keeping the momentum of the national “March for Our Lives” movement strong was important to her and that, “Our generation is demanding change and won't be ignored or swept under the rug."
March for Our Lives grew out of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people died in the Feb. 14 shooting.
Murdock told National Public Radio that the protest is “not conservative or liberal. It is just about making sure our children don't get harmed in school and we don't live in a community and in a country that has institutionalized fear. I think we're all sick of it. That's why we're doing this."
Murdock goes to a Connecticut high school about 20 minutes away from where Sandy Hook Elementary School once stood. The Newtown, Connecticut, school was the site of a mass shooting in 2012 where 26 people – mostly 6- and 7-year-old children – were killed.
Here’s what you need to know about Friday’s National School Walkout.
When is the National School Walkout?
The walkout is set for Friday and starts at 10 a.m.
What is the walkout about?
Students are protesting “congressional, state, and local failures to take action to prevent gun violence,” according to the National School Walkout website. They are asking lawmakers to support:
What will happen?
Students across the country will walk out of their schools at 10 a.m. local time and pause for 13 seconds of silence – one second for everyone killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.
After that, organizers are encouraging students not to go back to school, but to stay out the entire day. They are telling students to hold rallies and letter-writing campaigns or other activities around the day.
How do you participate?
Since organizers are suggesting that students walkout of school for the day, the event is geared more toward high school students. More than 2,500 schools in the United States have registered their intention to participate in the walkout. Not all groups registered are high schools.
Organizers have compiled a guide with suggestions for activities and a link to resources including legal rights and safety tips.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 11:23 AM
MONROE, La. — A woman came home Tuesday and found a naked woman taking a bath and eating Cheetos, according to police.
Evelyn Washington, 29, was arrested and charged with simple burglary and criminal damage to property, according to police.
Washington told police an unknown man told her to break into the house. Washington used a tall cooler to break a window and gain entry, police said.
A plate of food, including the homeowner’s Cheetos, was found on the toilet next to the bathtub, according to police.