Trending today: Time Warner nationwide outage; 'Knee Defender' - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Trending today: Time Warner nationwide outage; 'Knee Defender' causes in-flight altercation

United Flight 1462 traveling from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after two passengers got into an altercation over these clips that prevent the seat from reclining. (Photo: Gadgetduck.com) United Flight 1462 traveling from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after two passengers got into an altercation over these clips that prevent the seat from reclining. (Photo: Gadgetduck.com)
(FOX19) -

While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with.

Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about.

Time Warner Cable experiences nationwide outage

Time Warner Cable was experiencing major outages Wednesday morning across the country.

Customers were reporting disruptions in service for the cable Internet. In addition, the Time Warner Cable website was down and users reported phone calls to the company were going unanswered.

The TWC Help Twitter account posted around 7 a.m.: "We're working to restore services to all areas as quickly as possible; no ETR. Tweets will be delayed while this is addressed."

An outage map showed areas affected from coast to coast.

By 7:30 a.m., customers were beginning to report Internet connections being restored.

Flight diverted after 'Knee Defender' sparks altercation

United Flight 1462 traveling from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after two passengers got into an altercation over a reclining chair.

A man used a gadget called the "Knee Defender" to prevent the seat in front of him from reclining while he used his laptop.The $21.95 device is a small pair of plastic clips that "helps you stop reclining airplane seatbacks so your knees won't have to," the website states.

A flight attendant asked the man to remove the lock and he refused, CNN reports. The woman seated in front of the man stood up and threw a cup of water at him. 

United decided to land in Chicago due to the escalating fight.

The two passengers were seated in Economy Plus section of the plane, which has an extra four inches of legroom (ironically).

According to CNN, the Knee Defender was created in 2003 by 6'3-tall American Ira Goldman. The website states the gadget helps you "stop reclining seats on airplanes so your knees won't have to."

While some airline companies prohibit its use, the gadget has not been banned by the FAA.

Dad catches daughter doing selfies

Rod Beckham was driving around with his teenage daughter in the backseat when he noticed her making strange facial expressions.

After realizing she was taking a bunch of selfies, he began secretly filming.

Parenting in the year 2014, folks.

Mobile users watch here: http://youtu.be/j9RAk1TjGGY


Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • WAVE 3 NewsNEWSMore>>

  • Mother of slain child wants to help prevent violence

    Mother of slain child wants to help prevent violence

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-05-29 04:16:19 GMT
    Dequante Hobbs Jr. (Source: Family Photo)Dequante Hobbs Jr. (Source: Family Photo)

    Micheshia Norment shared a collage of photos that was put together for the seventh birthday of Dequante Hobbs Jr.  Sadly, Hobbs will never get to see age eight.

    More >>

    Micheshia Norment shared a collage of photos that was put together for the seventh birthday of Dequante Hobbs Jr.  Sadly, Hobbs will never get to see age eight.

    More >>
  • Abbey Road On The River is a hit, despite rain

    Abbey Road On The River is a hit, despite rain

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-05-28 04:29:27 GMT
    Despite a small thunderstorm blowing through WAVE Country, WAVE 3 News's Abbey Road On The River turned out to be hit on Saturday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)Despite a small thunderstorm blowing through WAVE Country, WAVE 3 News's Abbey Road On The River turned out to be hit on Saturday. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

    Despite a small thunderstorm blowing through WAVE Country, WAVE 3 News's Abbey Road On The River turned out to be hit on Saturday.

    More >>

    Despite a small thunderstorm blowing through WAVE Country, WAVE 3 News's Abbey Road On The River turned out to be hit on Saturday.

    More >>
  • At least 3 shot; 1 dead at Waterfront Park

    At least 3 shot; 1 dead at Waterfront Park

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-05-30 04:04:43 GMT
    Police are investigating a shooting incident at Waterfront Park. (Source: William Joy/WAVE 3 News)Police are investigating a shooting incident at Waterfront Park. (Source: William Joy/WAVE 3 News)

    The identities of the victims, as well as the conditions of those who survived, were not immediately available.

    More >>

    The identities of the victims, as well as the conditions of those who survived, were not immediately available.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly