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 12:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:33:45 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 >
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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:14:03 GMT
Dozens of Cincinnati cops received notice that they would be the ones to go if the city doesn't find a budget that allows them to stay. Lay off notices went out to 66 Cincinnati Police officers on Tuesday. FOPFull Story >
Hundreds of Cincinnati cops, firefighters and city support workers received notice that they would be the ones to go if the city doesn't find a budget that allows them to stay. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:44:06 GMT
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma. "We are prepared to lend our support when the time comes forFull Story >
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Several local ladies have come together to form a support group for African-American women who are breast cancer survivors.
"I wanted to live to at least see 35. I was afraid I would never be married. I was afraid I would never have kids. I was worried about my career. I was two years out of college and I was just worried I wasn't going to make it," said Jocelyn Banks.
"When they called me and told me that I had breast cancer, I was devastated. I cried, but I knew, you know what? It happened for a reason. I'm going through this. It may be a testimony for me to share with someone else one day. This is what I'm going through. This is my journey. I'm traveling it right now," said Sonya Watkins.
She is now traveling on that journey with members of the support group. Members of Inspirational Baptist Church felt there was a void in the African-American Community. Too many women were diagnosed, but not enough were coming together. So, these members planned and prayed then formed a support group for women who are fighting and survived breast cancer.
"There is no doubt in my mind that there is a strong need for more awareness, more education and more support for African-American women. The survival rates are not as good for us," said Banks.
Researchers say women of color, especially African-American women, tend to get diagnosed later in life.
"A lot of people just kind of close the door. It's like okay. It's my issue. I'm going to deal with it, instead of sharing it with everyone else, and saying hey look, you're not alone. There are so many people who are going through this experience and it's bad for everyone, but we can come together. We can make it work," said Watkins.
Through faith and fellowship, these survivors are attempting to black out the stigma still associated with the disease in many communities of color. In May, the group will provide mammograms for those with and without insurance.
"We're just thankful by the grace of God, we're still here, and we want to give back. And we're trying to be a channel of resources in our church," said Jackie Robinson, a survivor.
If you would like to get involved or need someone to talk to, members say you can call the church at 513-961-3060. You do not have to be a member of the church to join the support group.
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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