PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday. Arroyo (4-4) struckFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.Full Story >
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.Full Story >
About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.Full Story >
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer The son of the U.S. national swim team director is reporting that Michael Phelps is planning a comeback for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Full Story >
By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer Is Michael Phelps planning a comeback?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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Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. 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 >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >