A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.Full Story >
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:04:09 GMT
Bikes were lined up and engines were revved in Northern Kentucky for an annual motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Wednesday. The event, called the Annual Ride to Freedom, was a send-off for severalFull Story >
Bikes were lined up and engines were revved in Northern Kentucky for an annual motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:56:29 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) - The devastation left behind the massive tornadoes that hit Moore, OK and the surrounding areas on May 19 leveled homes, flattened trees and killed more than 20 people, many of them children.Full Story >
As the survivors of the tornadoes in Moore, OK, begin their recovery efforts, many will be trying to locate pets and photos.Full Story >
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 >
A Georgia Southern University team of professors and students Monday started excavating the fossil of a whale on the shore of the Flint River. The geology dig has been in the works for two years, and the team calls it a stunningly significant find.
Did you know that there were whales at one time in South Georgia. It's true. About 35 million years ago. And now a team of geologists is digging out one huge piece of a whale as fascinating proof.
Three students and two professors from Georgia Southern University dig carefully on the bank of the Flint River, unearthing so far about a 7 foot fossil of the backbone of a 35 million year old whale.
"And it turns out we have a nice part of a probably this ancient fossil whale called a bassilosaurus," said Dr. Katy Smith of Georgia Southern University
This ancient whale was between 50 to 70 feet long, and swam freely in what was then the ocean. In a person, this vertebrae would be about 2 inches long, to give you an idea how big this whale was.
"A long time ago Georgia was covered in water. It was under the ocean. So at this time this whale was living Georgia was an ocean, or aquatic environment," said Smith.
The student volunteers spent most of the day carefully uncovering the vertebrae, finding the fossil bigger and bigger.
"This vertebrae is upturned and not in its place. So we are just kind of cleaning the area and finding new things," said Georgia Southern Junior, Shawna Felkel.
The work is hot, and slow, but they are already learning a lot.
"We can see which way the head is. And which way the tail is. But that's about it right now," said Georgia Southern University senior Zach Ansley.
"To be able to find this much of a whale intact is pretty amazing for us," said Georgia Southern Junior, Kelly Simpson.
Most of the fossil is buried deep in limestone, so the team will have to break the rock around it, and take it back as much in one piece as they can.
"As it is encased in a lot of rocik, and we are not going to be able to get all of the rock out of it while it's in here. We're going to take it out in blocks of rock., take it back to Statesboro, and then prepare it there," said Smith.
After study and cleaning, the fossil will be displayed at Georgia Southern University's museum and looks like it will be their oldest whale fossil.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers told the professor about the fossil, and are helping the dig.
They say there are many more ocean fossils like this around South Georgia, but this is the biggest they have found.
The Georgia Southern geology team will continue their fossil dig tomorrow, until they have it excavated and removed. Georgia Department of Resources officers are guarding the dig site.
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 >