Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:08:29 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:55:59 GMT
Thirty parkgoers were stuck on The Beast for Tuesday afternoon. Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car. Officials say theFull Story >
Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.Full Story >
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:25:37 GMT
A Warren County manufacturer is cited by OSHA. According to a news release, The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited A & B Foundry & Machining LLC with 33Full Story >
OSHA says they cited the factory for a variety of unsafe practices.Full Story >
With gasoline prices once again hovering around four dollars a gallon and oil companies set to announce what are expected to be record profits this week, President Obama wants a repeal on subsidies for oil companies.
Specifically the White House wants 4 billion dollars in taxpayer subsidies for oil companies to come to an end. While that is worth exploring, there is another Congressional mandate for bio-fuels that taxpayers are footing the bill for. No one seems to talk about this, but this one could be causing hunger across the world.
The United States, purchased less than half the amount of food aid this year that it did in 2000, while spending the same amount of money. That is because the cost of that food is so much higher than it used to be and the U.S. gasoline policy is partially to blame.
"The President sent a letter earlier today to the leaders of the House and Senate urging them to take immediate action to eliminate unwarranted tax breaks for the oil and gas industry and to use those dollars to invest in clean energy to reduce our dependence on foreign oil." said White House Spokesman Jay Carney.
That is true.
The President wants to move that 4 Billion dollars into more investment in clean energy. Already Congress is putting 6 billion in subsidies into ethanol.
In 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act was passed by Congress to mandate the mix of bio-fuels into the gasoline. The blenders receive a tax credit of 45 cents per gallon of ethanol.
Right now, 24% of the U.S. corn crop is now going to ethanol production.
Even so, bio-fuels have done nothing to reduce the price of gasoline in the U.S as we clearly see from the current sky-rocketing gas prices.
When it comes to alternative energy, oil companies say they are the ones already paying a large share.
"If the President wants to put this money in renewables he should know that one out of every five dollars invested in renewables today in America are being invested by oil and natural gas companies." says Rayola Dougher from the American Petroleum Institute.
There is a bigger issue than just gas prices here.
Because of corn being used for Ethanol, U.S. reserves of field corn are at their lowest levels in 15 years. The corn demand for ethanol is now at 4.9 billion bushels per year.
Because of that corn prices have almost doubled, from $3.49 a bushel in July of last year to $6.10 in January of this year.
Because of subsidies, there are fewer farmers growing wheat and cotton and more growing corn.
So here is what you need to know.
The corn that is not going into the market from the U.S, plus, drought in Russia and China, are creating food shortages world-wide. That means increased food prices for you and me.
But consider this. 1.2 billion people worldwide make $1.25 or less a day. Of that $1.25, they spend 50% to 80% on food and the rest on medicine or education.
Causing the price of food to double world-wide in just 7 months for a bio-fuel plan that isn't working while over a billion people won't be able to afford food. That isn't just a debate over economic policy, it is a debate of what is immoral.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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