Chris Kissel is a writer based in Los Angeles.
Greedy Trick-or-Treater Caught Taking Fistfuls of Candy From Halloween ‘Honor Bowl’
Bill Michaels, a radio personality in Davenport, Iowa, decided to conduct a little Halloween experiment. Instead of answering his front door for each and every trick-or-treater, he set an 'honor bowl' full of candy on his front porch with a sign that read: "Take One, Please.”
U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria
The U.S. began "intense" operations in Syria against the terror group ISIS early Tuesday, sending bombers, fighters, and Tomahawk missiles into ISIS-dominated territory in the northern part of the country.
Is It Illegal to Have Those Car Rims That Stick Out?
How wide is too wide when it comes to the car rims that can poke out as far as six inches from the wheel? One caller on today's Ask the Trooper program asked if the rims (which, according to this article, are sometimes known as "swangers, elbows and pokes") are illegal.
Louisiana May Limit Red Light Cameras – Our Listener Comments
One of our topics this morning involved red light cameras – and whether or not KPEL listeners agree with the concept. A new bill in the Louisiana would eliminate red light cameras on state highways.
Chris Christie Refuses to Respond to Meghan McCain Criticism: ‘It’s Ridiculous and Sophomoric’
Gov. Chris Christie has nothing to say to Meghan McCain, who criticized Christie on CNN yesterday. "But if John McCain wants to say something to me, I'm happy to respond," Christie said.
Win a ‘Big Game Getaway’ to a Pro Football Game This Season
The weather's getting cooler, and this year's football action is heating up. We wanted to take that opportunity to fly you anywhere to see the pro football game of your choice as part of our Big Game Getaway contest. Enter below for your chance to fly with a friend to any pro football stadium and get two tickets to see any pro football game between week nine and week 14 of the season...
National Radio Personality Kidd Kraddick Dead at 53
Kidd passed away today in New Orleans at a golf tournament organized to raise money for his beloved Kidd’s Kids charity.
How You Can Help Victims of the Tornado in Oklahoma
A huge tornado touched down just outside of Oklahoma City earlier today, causing widespread destruction and leaving behind a yet-untold number of casualties. To see how you can help those affected, see the list below. This list will continue to be updated...
Texas Fertilizer Plant Explodes; Mass Injuries Reported
There are reports of multiple deaths.
Time to Complete Your NCAA Tournament Bracket – You Could Win a Million Dollars
Thank you for registering for our KPEL 96.5 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge! Now that the field has been announced, it's time to fill out your bracket, and see if you can out-pick Jeremy Lawrence. So, who ya got? To complete your bracket, go here...
Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf Dead at 78
Norman Schwarzkopf, the retired American general who led coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War, died of pneumonia Thursday in Tampa, Florida at the age of 78, the Associated Press reports.
If They Built a 85 MPH Highway in Acadiana, Would You Do 85?
A 130-mile stretch of Texas Highway 130 opened yesterday with a speed limit of 85 miles per hour. What if Acadiana did the same thing?
3 Killed, 4 Injured in Shooting at Spa in Milwaukee Suburb
Three people are dead and four others injured today after a mass shooting at a spa in Brookfield, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. The man police suspect in the shooting has also been found dead, according to a county dispatcher in Wisconsin.
Arlen Specter, Former U.S. Senator, Dead at 82
Arlen Specter, the bristly former Republican senator from Pennsylvania who often made headlines by playing the political center and confounding Republican colleagues in the Senate, died today at age 82. According to Specter's family, his death was due to complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
First Picture of ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting Suspect Released
The first picture of the suspect in the murder of 12 people at a movie theater in suburban Denver have been revealed.