Scores of heads of state and other foreign dignitaries are beginning to converge on South Africa as the final preparations for Tuesday's national memorial service for liberation struggle icon Nelson Mandela are...Full Story >
Workers busily constructed a stage Monday at the Soweto soccer stadium where world leaders will eulogize Nelson Mandela before tens of thousands of mourners, as police promised tight security.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 10:11 AM EST2013-12-09 15:11:16 GMT
A woman narrowly escaped a Hamilton apartment fire Sunday night. The fire broke out at 4:30 p.m. as the resident was cooking dinner in her Washington Blvd. apartment. The 71-year-old woman told fireFull Story >
As she exited her apartment she alerted neighbors to call 911 and evacuate. Hamilton paramedics evaluated the woman who had burned hair and smoke inhalation, then transported her to Fort Hamilton Hospital.Full Story >
Eight major tech giants have called for tighter controls on government surveillance, joining forces to argue there should be reforms in the way the United States snoops on people.Full Story >
Major technology companies, stung by poor publicity for having helped the U.S. government access personal data, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
A Shriner's patient has a 'burning desire' to race in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Shay Eskew was a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati when he was eight years old after being burned on over 30 percent of his body.
Not only was Eskew as burn victim but he was a hero, as well.
Eskew stopped, dropped and rolled to put out the fire engulfing his body and used a garden hose to put out the fire that engulfed his 7-year-old friend.
Eskew lost an ear and sweat glands in 30 percent of his body. His right arm was webbed to his body and he had only 60 percent range of motion in his neck.
However, after years of rehabilitation and more than 30 surgeries, he considers himself lucky and says, "I'm in better health now than I have ever been."
Now, Eskew's biggest challenge is to win an opportunity to participate in one of the biggest triathlons, the Ironman, on October 13, 2012.
His goal is to finish the race in 10 hours, well before the 17-hour cutoff.
"I don't think my burns are an excuse not to be competitive," he says.
Eskew is competing for a chance to participate in the race against 14 other individuals who have faced adversity.
"If I am chosen to participate, I'll be raising money for burn trauma advances, specifically for Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Phoenix Society. "
To vote for Shay, click here and look for his video, Burning Desire, and vote.
You can vote once a day, every day, to send Shay to Kona. Voting ends July 18, 2012.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
Saturday, December 7 2013 6:07 PM EST2013-12-07 23:07:22 GMT
After Genevieve Smith had been missing since December 5, the 42-year-old's body was found in a car near Ripley, Ohio. The body of Andrew Smith, 55, her estranged husband, was found as well. Full Story >
After Genevieve Smith had been missing since December 5, the 42-year-old's body was found in a car near Ripley, Ohio. The body of Andrew Smith, 55, who the sheriff says is Smith's estranged husband, was also found in the car. Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Saturday, December 7 2013 12:31 PM EST2013-12-07 17:31:11 GMT
Police say impairment appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that sent four people to the hospital Officers say that the accident happened around 2:05 p.m. on Friday afternoon near mile markerFull Story >
Police say impairment appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that sent four people to the hospitalFull Story >
Images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle have been removed from an official state TV documentary, a disappearing act that appears to lend credence to Seoul's claim that Pyongyang's second most...Full Story >
North Korea announced Monday that it has purged leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, considered the country's second most powerful official, accusing him of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and generally leading a...Full Story >
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the...Full Story >
By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming...Full Story >