Ist Murder of 2013, Big Year for Movies, Food Allergies and Bullying

Police are investigating the first murder of 2013. It happened around 2:48 a.m. on New Years Day. Cleveland Police Officers were called to 10101 Hilgert Avenue for a report of shots fired. When the Fourth District Officers arrived on the scene, they found a man lying on the front porch. He had been shot in the torso. EMS was notified, responded to the scene, and pronounced the man dead. Officers say it appears the shooter kicked in the victim's front door and shot him. The victim's name is not yet being released. The official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

Looks like 2012 was a record year for movies. Americans apparently went to theaters in droves this past year, with nearly $11 billion in ticket sales. that's pretty good, analysts say, in this age of video streaming on computer tablets and large screen HD televisions. One analyst thinks 2013 may be even better. A number of high-profile sequels are set to hit theaters, including Thor, Ironman, Superman, Star Trek and Hunger Games films.

Up to 8 percent of children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with food allergies. The study, "Child and Parental Reports of Bullying in a Consecutive Sample of Children With Food Allergy," in the January 2013 issue of Pediatrics examined whether those children are at increased risk for bullying. Researchers surveyed 251 parent and child pairs to see if they have experienced bullying related to their food allergies.  The results show that 31.5 percent of these children report being bullied, and threats frequently involved food. Children who report being bullied, and their parents, had higher stress levels and lower quality of life.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager