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Weekend Express with Lynn Smith

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Manhunt for Memphis police officer's killer

Manhunt for Memphis police officer's killer

There's a manhunt for the person who shot and killed a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee.

Officer Sean Bolton pulled over a car Saturday night and police say he was shot multiple times by a person who was in the car. The suspect has been identified as Tremaine Wilbourn.

A simple text can wreck your Android phone

A simple text can wreck your Android phone

The Android flaw discovered last week is likely the biggest smartphone flaw ever discovered. It affects an estimated 950 million phones worldwide.  That's about 95% of the Androids in use today.  Sam Burke takes a look a what the flaw means for your phone and what you can do to protect yourself.

Lila May's special day was everything and more

Lila May's special day was everything and more

Lila May has stage four neuroblastoma and even though she has fought hard, doctors warned her parents that her fifth birthday may be her last.  Her parents set out to make it the best birthday ever, with every major milestone celebrated in one day.  They asked for help putting on the party and it was beyond anything they could have ever imagined.  

Thanks to KOIN for the story.

Kid-tested mom-approved energy bites

Kid-tested mom-approved energy bites

Summer is winding down and that means it time for kids to head back to school. Here's a snack that'll fill kids up and keep them going until dinner time.  Lynn shares her recipe for energy bites.

 
RECIPE 
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter
2 cups old fashioned oats (not the quick-cooking kind)
2/3 cup of honey 
1 cup of freshly ground flax seed
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Home buying 101

Home buying 101

The rules of real estate have changed over the past five years. With mortgage rates so low, now may be a good time to buy a house. 
Financial Expert Vera Gibbons sets the record straight on some home buying and selling misconceptions, in our pop quiz. 
Pilots report drones near JFK airport

Pilots report drones near JFK airport

The FAA says it is investigating two reports of a drone flying near John F. Kennedy Airport.  The pilot of a Delta jet says his plane was flying at an altitude of 800 to 900 feet yesterday and the drone came within 100 feet of the jet.  A JetBlue Flight also reported a drone near JFK Friday.  It's not clear if the incidents are related.

Free agent's tweet gets him a job!

Free agent's tweet gets him a job!

This may be the definition of moxie: tweeting a team for a tryout, getting it AND a job!  Coy Wire has the story.

Do police bodycams help or hurt?

Do police bodycams help or hurt?

Officials in Cincinnati may be reconsidering just how much power campus cops have.

This comes on the heels of new bodycam video showing a new angle in the shooting death of Sam Dubose, who was unarmed.

Back-to-school lunchbox alternatives

Back-to-school lunchbox alternatives

As kids head back to school, it's time to start packing those lunch boxes again. How do you keep your kids from getting tired of that boring old sandwich? Weekend Express takes you back to school with a quick and easy alternative: cheeseburger muffins!

Here's the recipe.  Enjoy!

Girl saves sister from drowning

Girl saves sister from drowning

12-year-old Carin's passion for swimming helped save her sister's life.  When her family decided to go inside, Carin stayed outside and was close by when her baby sister fell in the water.  What happened next has her family calling Carin a hero.  Thanks to WJRT for the story.

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