Story Ideas - February 2016

At the half-way mark in February, our SmithGeiger team offers 11 potential quick-turn stories from around the country to juice your promotional and planning calendars...

GET YOUR UNCLAIMED MONEY

With billions of dollars up for grabs, this story exploded on social media and prompted tens of thousands of inquiries by viewers in this market.

SEX OFFENDERS STILL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Some states ban sex offenders from using social media, but this investigation reveals many are still online, and authorities aren't actively tracking them.

FITNESS TRACKER PRIVACY

Tens of millions of people wear a Fitbit or similar technology, but the information it tracks can be used against you in court.

THE GUN TEST

Hidden cameras show what a child does after discovering a gun.

DOG FLU PROTECTION

How to protect your "best friend" from the dog flu.

AVOID BECOMING A SCAM MIDDLEMAN

How a seemigly innocent job offer can suddenly make you a key player in a scam.

HOVERBOARD INJURIES

We know about their fire danger. But hoverboards are prompting other big concerms from doctors.

CHIPOTLE UPDATE

Are your viewers ready to try Chipoltle again? Check to see how local health inspectors are tracking the chain's new safety procedures.

MAGIC BABY HOLD

Some parents have tried everything.  Now one doctor says this technique will get your baby to stop crying.

AVOIDING TAX SCAMS

5 tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of a tax scam.

COOK AT HOME DELIVERY MEAL DEALS?

The ingredients show-up at your door, promising mouth-watering, ready-to-prepare meals for you and your family. This station puts one service to the price and taste test.

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