Friday, April 11 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:25:08 GMT
The 2014 season for the Flying Squirrels is under way and many of us are itching to get back to ball field. Both of Alison Brown's sons love the sport, but she isn't going to pay full price for her familyMore >>
The 2014 season for the Flying Squirrels is under way and many of us are itching to get back to ball field.More >>
Thursday, April 10 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:15:09 GMT
Anyone who's ever held a yard sale knows it can be hard work, but they are worth it to clear out your home and make some money in the process. Here are some steps you can take to make your garage saleMore >>
Anyone who's ever held a yard sale knows it can be hard work, but they are worth it to clear out your home and make some money in the process. Here are some steps you can take to make your garage sale more successful.
Thursday, April 3 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-03 21:15:09 GMT
The grocery store is filled with hundreds of snacks, but did you know you can make those same items cheaper, healthier and in just minutes? Renae Chiovaro has to feed herself, her husband and two growingMore >>
The grocery store is filled with hundreds of snacks, but did you know you can make those same items cheaper, healthier and in just minutes?More >>
Friday, March 28 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-03-28 21:15:05 GMT
Healthcare does not come cheap, and to make matters more frustrating, the cost is different everywhere you go. When frequent ear infections derailed little Amos McGrew, his parents arranged for ear tubes.More >>
Healthcare does not come cheap, and to make matters more frustrating, the cost is different everywhere you go.More >>
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
You see an airfare on a travel site and decide to jump on it - only to watch the price plummet weeks later. Or worse, you've sat on it, only to see it leap beyond your budget.
Don't you hate it when that happens? Bad timing often leads to paying more for plane tickets or hotel rooms... but that might be a thing of the past, thanks to a new feature on booking websites called price predictors.
The name is exactly how it sounds: a new tool that promises to give you a heads up on ticket price changes so you can find the sweet spot for your wallet.
For example, a hotel booking website "The Suitest" has added this price forecasting. It uses a tool that pours over the data and analyzes more than 10,000 different pricing models to predict whether the current price of a room is likely to rise or fall.
Then it distills all that information down to one number to you - the percent likelihood that the price you are getting quoted now will fall or increase if you wait to purchase.
This is all, of course, so that you can make an informed decision if the price is right for you - at that moment - to purchase your room.
This isn't the first site to jump on the trend either. In January, Kayak added this option to its website, letting guests use it to predict whether an airfare will stay put or change - basically crowdsourcing the answer.
Experts say all of this is very similar to what they do in the finance industry - processing large amounts of information into something that can help you make a split second decision whether to invest, or in this case, pull the plug on your holiday bookings.
If you're unsure about a certain prediction, cross check it.
Bing travel operates the same way, plus it lets you filter the search results to only see fares according to your preferences.
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:49:56 GMT
Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred Saturday evening in Prince George County. The accident, involving a tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle, occurred in the southboundMore >>
The accident, involving a 2001 Kenworth tractor-trailer and a 1999 Volvo, occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295, north of the Interstate 95 interchange, at approximately 7:54 p.m. More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:11:19 GMT
An Amber Alert for a missing North Carolina child has been canceled after the 10-month-old was found safe in Virginia. WNCN reports Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was found safe in Emporia on Sunday. The initialMore >>
The Durham Police Department confirmed to NBC12 that Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was found safe in Emporia at approximately 12:00 p.m. Sunday. More >>
Sunday, April 20 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:10:32 GMT
On Sunday, Petersburg Police provided an update on the investigation surrounding the deaths of four people, including a child.More >>
Alexander Roosevelt Hill, Jr. has been identified as a person of interest in the investigation. Hill is currently wanted for violating a protective order, providing false information to police, and assault. Petersburg Police said Hill should be considered armed and dangerous. More >>
He was once a stranger to Anna Majure -- just a man behind her in the drive-through at a local fast food restaurant on Forest Drive. But in a split second, Clark McCarthy went from stranger to savior.More >>