Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling a too-tall load hit an overhead girder of a bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below, though all three occupants...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:07:35 GMT
Today members of the Colerain Township police and fire departments, along with representatives from each branch of the armed services, will be in attendance for the dedication of the Colerain TownshipFull Story >
The memorial is intended to honor the men and women of Colerain Township who have given their lives in the line of duty. Full Story >
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
It's been said there is nothing stronger than a mother's love. After 28 years, a Columbus mother is telling her story and trying to find the baby she gave up for adoption.
"Love was not the issue. I loved her the second I knew she was there. I loved her the whole time she grew in my tummy. Because I loved her so much I had to give her a better life. I had to give her a chance. She deserved it," explained Dove Foutz.
Dove Foutz found herself pregnant at 18, having just graduated from high school, "My priority at the time was taking care of my mother. I had to take care of her."
Her mother was fighting breast cancer, going through tough chemo treatments, with Dove the only one to take care of her. "It was the most difficult, agonizing, heart wrenching decision I have ever had to make. But, I knew I couldn't take care of her the way she needed. I would lay in the bed with my mother after her chemo treatments and my mother would just cry. She would rub my stomach and would feel her moving and she would just cry and said 'I wish we could keep her. I wish there was something we could do.' But, there was nothing we could do, we didn't have the support."
Dove made the decision to give her baby up for adoption for that chance at a better life. The adoption was set up before she even entered the hospital.
August 5th, 1984, Dove gave birth to a baby girl at the Medical Center in Columbus. She never had the chance to hold her daughter. "They opened the curtains and they held her up. I only saw her through the glass. They let me look at her for a minute and then they shut the curtains and I left."
When she went for her 6 week check up, her doctor, who was in contact with the adoptive parents, said to her, "I have a photo for you that they sent, if you would like to have it." Dove said "Oh my gosh, yes."
One more picture was sent to Dove through the doctor. It was a picture of her little girl at three months old. The picture had the name 'Lindsey' written on the back.
Dove wrote a letter to her daughter explaining why she gave her up for adoption. The adoptive parents said they would give the letter to the baby girl and tell her she was adopted.
But, it has been 28 years, and Lindsey has not reached out to her mother. So, Dove Foutz decided to start looking. "I have to start. If she hasn't found me yet, I knew I had to start doing something because my heart is broken. And, I will never be complete and I have to find her. I have to hold my child one time and I have to look her in the eye and tell her I love her."
Dove began with a Facebook page, "Looking 4 Lindsey," so she could share her story and the two pictures publicly for the first time. She is hoping that someone might see these two faces and recognize her lost daughter. "I have had an incredible amount of support from total strangers. Offering prayers and best wishes and help if they can. I feel like somebody out there may know her or know the family or something."
In the state of Georgia, birth mothers have no rights after the adoption is complete.
"I may not be the mother that raised her, but I gave her life. And, I have loved her ever since," said Dove.
Every year on Lindsey's birthday, Dove went to the Hallmark store and bought a hand painted porcelain doll for Lindsey. The dolls ran out at age 21, but Dove still celebrates by lighting a candle and taking a moment to think about the daughter she has never met. She hopes one day to be able to give the dolls to Lindsey.
"I want to know that she has had a good life. I want to know that she has had everything possible that I was afraid I couldn't give her. That was the whole purpose for her to have it all. So, I hope at the end of this rainbow I find my pot of gold, which will be my daughter. And, I hope we can have a nice relationship."
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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 >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >