Story Ideas: November 2015

Even with your November plan running on all cylinders, it never hurts to have a few additives ready to pour into the story engine.  Here are 10 potential quick-turn ideas collected by our team at SmithGeiger...

BOARDING PASS WARNING

Be careful what you do with your used boarding passes.  Identity thieves love what they can find on them.

 

HOTEL SAFE LOOPHOLES

 

That hotel in-room lock-box certainly provides peace of mind.  But just how safe... are these safes?

ODOMETER ROLLBACK CONCERN

If you thought those electronic odometers were tamper-proof, some drivers are quickly finding out that's far from the case.

TAXI METER INACCURACIES

What you can do if you think you're being taken for a ride by your local taxi company.

ROAD WARRIOR PROJECT

A nice play for advocacy brands, this traffic anchor finds broken-down or stranded drivers, and makes their day.

SYNTHETICS TOP EMS CALLS

Not heart attacks.  But synthetic drug overdoses are now topping the list of EMS calls in this region.  Are your first responders seeing the same trend?

FANTASY OR GAMBLING?

When exactly does Fantasy Football become gambling, and are you and your friends breaking the law in your state?

 

WHY'D YOU STEAL MY STUFF?

With holiday deliveries ramping-up, it's prime season for people to steal straight from your porch.  This station actually tracks down the offenders.

 

LICENSE PLATE READER PRIVACY

New technology allows law enforcement to automatically read license plates, helping find stolen cars and other violators.  But where does all that data go?

LOCAL DAM FAILURE RISK

Given the recent dam breach with all that rain in South Carolina, here's how to quickly find whether dams in your market are at risk.

Still looking for stories? Be sure to check our previous lists.