QUICK-TURN IDEAS - February 2015

Half-way through February, most people are obsessed with what to get their sweetheart.  Nope, not us news folks.  We're most interested in what those ratings look like, and what's coming-up on your planning calendar.  Here are 13 potential quick-turn stories from around the country we hope your viewers will fall in love with...

 

POPULAR ANTIBIOTIC KILLS MAN

 

The FDA is deciding whether to issue strong new warnings about potentially damaging side effects from a popular drug.

HEALTH BAND RASH PROBLEM

We wear them to track our activity each day, but they're giving some people a rash, and a recent recall doesn't seem to have fixed the problem.

LONG-TERM PARKING NIGHTMARE

We've all left our car in long-term parking. This investigation uncovers what can happen when you're away. Check for issues in your market.

SURVIVING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION

A law enforcement agency has produced a video to arm the public with knowledge on how to survive an active shooting event.

 

TRAMPOLINE PARK DANGERS

As indoor trampoline parks explode in popularity, parents are fighting for more regulations to make sure they're safe for children and adults.

HEARING LOSS ON THE RISE FOR KIDS

For the first time in history, there are more people with hearing loss younger than the retirement age.  What's causing it, and what parents can look-out for.

DRINKING & SANITIZING

It's cheap. It's everywhere. You might think it sounds crazy, but some teens are now getting drunk off of hand sanitizer.

 

 

 

10 WAYS TO FREE UP A LOT OF SPACE ON YOUR iPHONE

Don't want to fork-out big bucks for a new phone with more memory? Or upgrade your iCloud storage plan? Some quick tips.

 

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY STIMULATES SALES

Mr. Grey isn't just exciting couples across the country. Even stores like Target are turning to the sex industry too.

HOMELESS IN THE BURBS

 

This station documents a trend showing homeless moving from the city to the suburbs. Are you seeing the same pattern?

CHILD SUPPORT BROKEN?

An investigation reveals new questions and major concerns about child support guidelines.

911 VS. GOOGLE MAPS

A call to 9-1-1 is supposed to let rescuers know where you are.  But this story shows how Google Maps may work better than the system used to save your life.

 

WHY WE'RE PAYING MORE FOR LESS SODA

More waste. More money. So why are people obsessed with buying those tiny cans of soda?

And if you missed it, click here for a link to several other story ideas published in our January 2015 Content Booster.