Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:43:55 GMT
A suspect appeared in court Wednesday for allegedly sexting a minor. Landon Boettcher is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old female. According to investigators, the messages includedFull Story >
A suspect appeared in court Wednesday for allegedly sexting a minor. Landon Boettcher, 28, is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old female.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksFull Story >
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manFull Story >
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. Full Story >
The Boy Scouts of America will convene a two-day meeting of 1,400 local leaders to consider changing its long-standing ban openly gay boys belonging to the scouting movement.Full Story >
As protesters made one last stand, the Boy Scouts of America's leadership began a conference Wednesday that was expected to culminate in a long-anticipated vote on whether to allow openly gay Scouts - a decision that,...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:08:36 GMT
Wyoming residents are saying there's a troublemaker disturbing the peace in their neighborhood. Some are calling them a 'neighborhood nuisance'. "We have a dog, and we cant even let our dog out," explainedFull Story >
Wyoming residents are saying there's a troublemaker disturbing the peace in their neighborhood, with some even calling them a 'neighborhood nuisance'. Full Story >
(FOX19) - There is a lot of discussion right now over a little talked about government program. One that provides free cell phones to low income families.
The program comes from the FCC's Universal Service Fund or USF and it provides 8 billion dollars a year to low income individuals for free cell phones and handsets.
You might have seen the email forward going around that calls this the "Obama phone" claiming the Obama administration has created this program. But that is not true.
So where does this program come from? It originated in 1984 during the Reagan administration. The FCC created the program to assist low income families with having a low cost landline and to update communication services in areas affected by disasters.
The program has grown and continues to do so. In 2009, the prepaid cell phone provider Tracfone Wireless, Inc., announced the launch of Safelink Wireless in Illinois. Now, Safelink Wireless and a company called Assurance Wireless provide free cell phones and 250 free minutes a month to low income individuals.
So where does this money for Assurance come from? Well, it actually is paid into USF by cell phone carriers and it is required to be paid by the FCC. So where do the carriers get the money? On your cell phone bill, there is a USF charge. You pay the surcharge to cover the cost of those phones.
The issue has really come to light because the FCC is now looking to shift that USF money away from land lines and cell phones exclusively and moving toward free broadband internet service for 14 million to 24 million Americans.
About 4.5 billion dollars of the 8 billion dollars from USF would be moved to provide broadband.
Here's what you need to know.
The debate over the USF, whether it is free cell service or free broadband service, really boils down to this. Are we shifting money from one group to pay for another?
Assurance says their company helps people to get jobs, people who might be out of work but need access to a phone. Furthermore, they are helping people when they need it.
Most Americans can probably get behind that. But the hard sell is convincing most Americans that those phones only go to people looking for work, and are only used in ways that pull people up from their struggle.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >