Making Driving Safer For Seniors

According to the AAA, there are some simple adjustments senior citizens can make to their cars to help them "fit" better. You can see some of them and find out about the AAA's Senior Defensive Driving Class by clicking HERE.

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St. Lucie County School Resource Deputies Drill Active Shooter Scenario

Hoping the skills are never needed, about half of St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputies practice the reaction to a school shooting situation.

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For years, religious scholar Bart Ehrman wanted to write a book about the early spread of Christianity, but he shied away from it because the topic seemed too big.

Eventually, Ehrman decided that the massive scope is what made the project so compelling: "The entire history of the West was transformed by the fact that Christianity took over the Roman Empire and then became the dominant religious and political and cultural force in our civilization," he says.

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State elections officials need more funding and better safeguards against cyberattacks in order to prepare to defend the 2018 midterm elections, according to new Senate intelligence committee recommendations on Tuesday.

A Chinese space lab the size of a city bus will soon be falling back to Earth, and no one knows exactly where bits of it might crash down.

Congressional negotiators delayed the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill Tuesday as the clock ticked closer to a Friday shutdown deadline amid battles over more than a dozen unresolved policy matters.

Leaders originally planned to release the details of the bill over the weekend but the spending talks remain mired in fights over immigration, gun control and health care.

A secret "gingerbread house" deep in a forest sounds like something from a fairy tale, but investigators in Seattle say the one they found was anything but. Now, 56-year-old Daniel Wood faces charges of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to the Seattle Times.

Ohio GOP Introduces Bill To Ban Abortion

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After a federal judge put the brakes on Ohio's latest abortion restrictions, a group of Republican lawmakers is trying to take a step even further: banning all abortions in Ohio.

Under a bill introduced Monday, HB 565, the state would prohibit abortions even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman's life.

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Tuesday's Illinois primaries could bring down the first congressional incumbent of 2018, set the stage for a highly competitive gubernatorial race, and give Democrats challengers against several possibly vulnerable GOP congressmen they're aiming to defeat in order to take back the House.

There are also big signs of Democratic enthusiasm, both in how many candidates are running and in the donations voters are willing to make.

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Two students were injured when another student opened fire at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Md., according to the local sheriff. The shooter was confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital.

"A male student produced a handgun and fired a round, wounding a female student and another male student in a hallway of Great Mills High School just before classes begun" around 8 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary's County Sheriff Timothy Cameron told reporters at a news conference.

The British government says it is seeking a warrant to search databases and servers belonging to Cambridge Analytica, the London-based company accused of using data from 50 million Facebook users to influence the 2016 presidential campaign.


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The vernal equinox is today – that’s the fancy term for the beginning of spring. On Monday, March 20th, at 12:15 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time, the sun will appear at the top of the sky as seen from the earth’s equator. You'd think seasons would start first thing in the morning, but it seldom works out that way. Astronomers plot the sun's position in the sky as it drifts past the background of distant stars due to earth’s revolution. When it reaches a certain spot where the sun's direct rays touch upon the earth's equator, they know that spring has begun.

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WQCS wins “Professional Services” Award

WQCS was honored as the winner and top business in the “Professional Services” Category at the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce 33rd Annual Business & Industry Awards. The Awards recognizes the best of St. Lucie County. WQCS selection is just indicative of the professionalism and dedicated service WQCS provides everyday on-air, at the College, and in the community.

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