Published On: Jan 04 2012 11:00:07 AM CSTUpdated On: Apr 08 2014 08:42:56 AM CDT
Once considered an affliction of the lazy and indulgent, obesity now affects about one-third of Americans. Gallup and Healthways recently ranked which U.S. cities are the heaviest -- and which are the skinniest -- using Americans' Body Mass Index (BMI) scores. The indexes are calculated based on a person's self-reported height and weight radio, with scores of 30 or above considered obese.
9. (tie) Town of Barnstable, Mass. -- 19.6 percent
The search for 15-year-old Pearl Pinson continues Friday with a newly expanded area that includes the Central Coast. This comes after the Amber Alert abduction suspect Fernando Castro was shot dead in a moving gun battle Thursday in Solvang.
Emergency personnel with the Los Padres National Forest Service and Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to an injured horse rider near the Upper Oso Campground area in the Santa Barbara back country just after 1 p.m. Friday.