Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:51:51 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – If you're on social media you've probably noticed the "Stop KONY 2012" video that has gone viral this week. The film is part of a larger online campaign by a non-profit corporation based in California called "Invisible Children".
The group solicits donations to help raise awareness about Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony. 12 Investigates took a look at its financial statements to see where all the money goes.
This video was just posted on Monday, but already has been viewed more than 50 million times on YouTube alone. The film mixes a quick history of the Lord's Resistance Army, or L.R.A.'s activity in central Africa. It focuses on the atrocities committed by L.R.A. leader Joseph Kony ----- and ends with a call to action asking people to purchase an "action kit" that contains a t-shirt, an action guide, a bracelet, posters, and a button. This online marketing campaign has been so successful, that the "Invisible Children's website" indicates the kits and t-shirts are sold out.
Invisible Children has been independently audited and its financial statements are available online. The audit shows that last year the group's total revenue was over 13 and a half million dollars. Its expenses came in at just under $9 million. Its expenses for film costs, production costs, and travel and transportation costs come in at over $2.2 million. If you couple that with the $1.7 million in compensation costs you see that over $4 million in expenses come from these four categories alone. That's almost half of the total expenses.
The movement has also made a splash here in Richmond. On April 20th, Invisible Children is organizing an event where posters with Kony's name will be placed all over the world, in order to bring awareness to Kony's crimes. A Richmond facebook event has already received over 250 responses from people promising to attend.
The city of Richmond has responded to the organizers reminding them it's illegal to put up posters on public property, and each offense can come with a $50 fine. The facebook group has responded by saying it will hand out the posters rather than posting them.
We sent a message to one of the organizers of the Richmond event but have not yet heard back from them.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >