Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:28:57 GMT
An inmate walks away from a Lebanon jail. Officers are asking the public to be on the look out for Stephen Ramey. Officers say Ramey walked away from the Lebanon Correction Institution just before noonFull Story >
SR 63 is shut down in Lebanon while police look for an inmate who escaped from the Lebanon Correctional Institution. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:07:34 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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:00:59 GMT
Cincinnati remains front and center on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue ongoing hearings regarding the controversial targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt statuses. Members of the SenateFull Story >
Cincinnati remains front and center on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue ongoing hearings regarding the controversial targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt statuses.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:50:56 GMT
Two men have been indicted on several drug charges for selling harmful intoxicants. Troy Wilson and Mohammed Hmeidan both face 35 counts of trafficking harmful intoxicants, permitting drug abuse and saleFull Story >
Two men have been indicted on several drug charges for selling harmful intoxicants.Full Story >
(RNN) – With the discovery of mad cow disease in dairy cow in California, two South Korean retailers have suspended sales of U.S. beef, according to the Associated Press.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it detected the nation's fourth-ever case of mad cow disease - the first instance since 2006.
South Korea is the fourth-largest importer of U.S. beef. One of the supermarket chains told the AP they stopped selling U.S. beef because consumers were worried, not because there were any "quality issues" in the meat.
The USDA says the single cow does not pose a threat to the U.S. food supply. It was identified through random testing.
"The beef and dairy in the American food supply is safe and USDA remains confident in the health of U.S. cattle," said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in a statement posted on the USDA's website. "The system and safeguards in place to protect animal and human health worked as planned to identify this case quickly."
The last time a cow was confirmed to have the disease was in 2006.
Mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy, attacks a cow's central nervous system. There is no way to test for the disease in a live animal.
The disease is part of group of "transferable" maladies that renders the afflicted animal or human incapacitated. In humans, the disease is called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).
Symptoms of the disease in a cow include a change in disposition (aggression or nervousness), inability to rise from the floor, uncoordination or wasting. There is no treatment or cure.
If the disease is transmitted to a human, the disease manifests as vCJD and the symptoms resemble those of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. There can be an incubation period of more than eight years.
Fewer than 200 people worldwide have ever contracted this sub-type of CJD. There have been no known cases in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Health.
According to the Government Accountability Project, food-borne illness sickens more than 76 million people, causing 725,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths in the U.S. every year.
Sarah Damian, a spokeswoman with the GAP, said in a 2010 op-ed that the problem lies with the enormity and highly mechanized nature of our food production process.
She says steroids and anti-biotics pumped into their feed daily can do little to mitigate the problems of overcrowding in food pens - and is probably hazardous to humans.
She cited as an example an Iowa chicken farm owned by Austin DeCoster that houses 80,000 chickens in one house. Overcrowding breeds sick animals, she says. DeCoster testified at a 2010 congressional hearing after the mass recall of eggs from his farm.
DeCoster had a well known history of salmonella poisoning from the eggs on his farm. In 1987, eggs from one of his farms killed nine people. In 2010, thousands were sickened by his eggs.
"Why are people surprised at the result? It's time to get a clue," Damian said.
USDA Chief Veterinary Officer John Cliford said in a statement the detection of the afflicted animal "should not affect U.S. trade."
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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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