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Posted: 9:48 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Target Stores Data Breach; Man Punches Mom Over Ornaments 

By Veronica Waters

The Secret Service is looking into a massive credit and debit card data breach at Target stores. It started Black Friday weekend and may have gone until December 15. Crooks used malicious software to read the data strips on cards. Consumer expert Clark Howard advises to change your PIN, or your debit card itself; he says it will be "the Super Bowl of hassles" if your PIN is stolen and your bank account is stolen. The thieves could also use the information stored on the strips to open new accounts with your personal information. Forty million accounts may be at risk.

One of the winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot says she used family birthdays and the lucky number 7 to choose her numbers for Tuesday night's drawing. Ira Curry of Stone Mountain, Georgia will take a lump sum of about $120 million after taxes. She bought her ticket last Friday. The second ticket was sold at a gift shop in San Jose, California. The winner there has one year to come forward.

A former teacher at New Georgia Elementary School in Villa Rica gets three years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Joseph Wilson, 44, ordered kiddie porn of young boys from a Canadian company in 2011; agents searched his home and found the images the following year. At the time, he was in the process of trying to adopt a seven-year-old boy.

Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston says it sends a bad message when they get free breakfasts and lunches in school. The man who is running for the US Senate proposes that poor school kids pay a dime or nickel to eat--or sweep up the cafeteria to earn their lunch. He made the comments to a Jackson County GOP group last weekend.

She's guilty, and she'll forever regret it. Those are the words of former test coordinator Lera Middlebrooks, the latest to plead guilty to Atlanta Public Schools test cheating. Her lawyer said more tears were shed in this plea deal than in some of his murder cases. Middlebrooks was sentenced as a first offender and gets probation, community service and must write a letter of apology.

A Michigan man punches his mom in the face over Christmas tree ornaments. The tipsy 33-year-old gave her a cut lip and bloody nose when he
found there was an ornament with his brother's name on it but not one with his name. This comes about a week after a South Carolina family got into a shoving match and called 911 after a woman got upset when she came home from work and found two others had decorated the tree without her.

The KISS 104 weather forecast: sunny, high near 60.

Veronica Waters

About Veronica Waters

Veronica Waters is the morning news anchor on KISS 104.1 and B-98.5FM. She is also an anchor and reporter for News/Talk WSB.

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