Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.Full Story >
Anthony Weiner knows there may be a lot of New Yorkers who would never consider voting for him again, but he says he's running for mayor because he wants to bring his ideas to the fore - and win.Full Story >
An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.Full Story >
An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:41 GMT
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It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andFull Story >
The jury has gone home for the day without a verdict on life or death for convicted murderer Jodi Arias.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenFull Story >
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. Full Story >
When Crimson found a way through her electric fence recently --- and stayed gone for days --- Andi Sims was beside herself.
"It's such a hopeless and helpless feeling. You want to do something, but you don't know what to do," she said.
What she did was distribute flyers offering a reward. She also visited nearby vet's offices. Then, she took her search to social media.
"…posted it on Facebook. I posted it on Craig's List. I put that we had lost our dog on Twitter," Andi said.
A friend who saw her post about the missing dog saw another post about one that was found and connected the dots --- or the dog, so to speak.
This is just one of many ways pets are being reunited with owners after going missing, an increasingly common trend, according to the American Kennel Club.
"In 2010 we tracked 255 pet thefts," said AKC's Lisa Peterson. "Compare that to last year, 2011, we tracked 432 pet thefts. So there was an increase of nearly 70-percent."
And those are just the cases they tracked through media and online reports. According to PetFinder.com, more than two million pets disappeared last year. Less than 10-percent made their way back home.
Pet expert Charlotte Reed claims companies are hoping to change that by bringing high-tech options to animal owners.
Consider the Tagg GPS system, for example.
"It's attached to your pet's collar and it will you track your pet in real time," said Charlotte Reed, a pet lifestyle expert.
You'll get a text or email when your dog or cat leaves the zone you've set-up. And you'll see exactly where your pet is, as long as the collar is still on.
There's also a collar that uses QR codes to tell others about your animal. You just register your pet online, then order an ID tag, which can be read with a regular QR code app.
"So, if someone has the phone app they can scan the tag and find out all about your pet. Also, there's Amber Alerts for pets where you can actually upload your data, pay a fee and they'll do all of the legwork for you," Reed said.
With animal theft becoming an issue around the country, the American Kennel Club still prefers micro-chipping, which is embedded under the animal's skin.
"Notify the police" if your dog is taken, Peterson advises. "Tell them the dog has a microchip if it does, clearly, you know, get the word out. Put flyers up around the neighborhood."
Websites dedicated to missing pets also help.
No matter what, don't give-up hope.
"In the last year or so we've seen pets who have returned home after 8 years, 12 years," said Reed.
Meanwhile, Andi has an appointment to get a microchip for Crimson.
"It was one experience that we never want to repeat," she said.
It's important to note the Tagg system has an ongoing monthly fee to keep the GPS system active.
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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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >