Monday, July 28 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:57:10 GMT
Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.Full Story >
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:27:54 GMT
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.Full Story >
A suicidal maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun before killing himself over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in...Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:13 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 >
Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave...Full Story >
Craigslist is apparently not only spreading around used furniture and cars. Researchers at New York University said they've linked a rise in sexually transmitted diseases to the free classified ad web site.
Looking for a bargain in this day and age usually means clicking on Craigslist.
It's the place to shop for bikes and used cars. People advertise pictures of new iPhones, their unwanted furniture, and in the last few years, even their bodies.
'The Internet's Dirty Secret' is the latest research out of New York University's Stern School of Business.
The authors link Craigslist to a 14% increase in the rate of new AIDS cases — that's more than 6,500 new infections each year. They said there's a similar increase in the number of syphilis cases.
"The ease of seeking sex partners through Craigslist's personal ads," wrote Jason Chan and Anindya Ghose, "has brought a culture of sexual openness to the younger generation not seen since the seventies."
Craigslist revenues from adult services was estimated at $45 million in 2010.
Four years ago, NBC12 was reporting about an increase in sexually transmitted diseases in greater Richmond. At the time, even the Health Department was pointing the finger at the internet.
"We're seeing lots of people finding their sex partners on the Internet, both straight and gay people. That does provide a challenge for public health and trying to reach out to those people for prevention," said Elaine Martin with the Virginia Department of Health back in 2008.
Not much has changed. In 2011, in metro Richmond HIV cases were up slightly. So were cases of chlaymidia.
In the Craigslist ads for Richmond this week, a man posted a picture of himself in towel, advertising he's at a hotel on Broad Street.
Another man was seeking college coeds for sex in Chesterfield.
And another person wanted to meet up for sex in The Fan.
"To just tune in on Craigslist isn't fair and it's not realistic," said Susan Tellier. She's the HIV testing coordinator for the Fan Free Clinic. She said it's the internet as a whole that's re-opened the door to risky behavior and casual sex.
"It's those instant connections that are even more concerning because people are responding to them and they're showing up to have sex. Just to have sex."
We even found a Richmonder advertising he's STD-free and discreet.
"When we test folks and we diagnose people. With HIV in particular, we ask them about their partners and how are they meeting partners," said Tellier.
And a 2010 survey found that nearly 700 people in greater Richmond admitted to having anonymous sex. Nearly 500 said they met that person online.
"The anonymity of being online and not being face to face has created some big challenges as far as the spread of HIV and other sexual transmitted infections," said Tellier.
We reached out to Craigslist for comment, but never heard back from the company.
Monday, July 28 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:07:25 GMT
CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) – A FOX19 investigation's uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven moreFull Story >
A FOX19 investigation uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven more than $13 million in loans since 2005 and plans to forgive more in the future.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 >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:34:58 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 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:25:24 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team. The pizza will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and fans will be able to take advantage of giveawaysFull Story >
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:36 GMT
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Officers were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. May 22 for a U.S. Bank robbery at 9430Full Story >
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Full Story >
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