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    Let Wayne Buy It: Hottest Toys of 2017

    We put the Hottest Toys of 2017 in the hands of kids to see if they live up to their title. (Published Friday, Dec. 1, 2017)

    We put the Hottest Toys of 2017 in the hands of kids to see if they live up to their title.

    Meet the team of testers: Alyssa, Alice, Alexis, Priscilla and her little sister, Cailyn. Those last two, they call me dad.

    The kids only got one direction: jump in and have fun.

    These third grade girls jumped at the karaoke machine inspired by tween sensation Jojo Siwa. Being a dad, I reminded them we already had a karaoke machine. My daughter Priscilla tried to convince me that the one she already had was completely different.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    "You can't connect it to a phone to play your own. You can only play your CDs," she said.

    Next up was the Aura Indoor Drone. It was like a hot potato — every kid wanted a turn.

    Alyssa got worried that it might be too late for her to get the toy for Christmas.

    "Um, I already gave Santa my Christmas list," she said. But she assured me that she would definitely add it to her list if she could.

    While designed for indoors — beware. Ours wound up upside-down on a ledge of a 20 foot ceiling, and when we got it down the drone's housing cracked and it no longer flew.

    We reached out to the makers of the drone because it was pretty cool. They said, "Aura despite its superpowers, is a toy-grade product and under certain rare circumstances the cage may become cracked or broken."

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    They said they have a support team to help you replace it, if it happens to you.

    Other toys, like the Fur Real Roarin' Tyler the Tiger, got lots of attention.

    My 3-year-old wasn't into the lifelike Baby Luvabella, but Alexis sure was.

    "Well, she does open her mouth really well when you say, 'Open up'…or if you do the airplane to her, she'll open her mouth," Alexis said.

    The girls were sad to see them go. There were tears when the tiger had to go back in the box.

    Each hot toy had one thing in common: they're loud and sometimes need parental assistance.

    Roof Blown off Apartment in Pennsylvania

    [DFW] Roof Blown off Apartment in Pennsylvania

    Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
    Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
    It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
    As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
    A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
    No word on any injuries.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

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