Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:18:24 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 announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:04 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:04:28 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51.Full Story >
It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize.Full Story >
It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize because the bureau had improperly...Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:33 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:33:11 GMT
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many of them are using social media to find out.Full Story >
People affected by the massive tornado that killed at least 51 people and destroyed parts of Oklahoma still do not know where their loved ones are, but many are using social media to find out.Full Story >
BYRON CENTER, MI (WNEM) -
One Michigan father is doing everything he can for a daughter that can't do the things she loves for herself - and along the way, the two of them are inspiring others to do things they never thought possible before.
Thirteen-year-old Madison suffers from cerebral palsy and her family says she loves to be outdoors. That's where her father, 39-year-old Rick van Beek, comes in. The pair completed the Sanford and Sun sprint triathlon on Sunday, west of Midland.
To accomplish his daughter's desire, her dad carries her from section to section of the races, pulls her in a kayak during the swim portions, pulls her in a cart as he bikes 12.4 miles and runs 3.1 miles while pushing her in a wheeled child carrier.
Through all this, the father and daughter dubbed "Team Maddy" have completed more than 70 races, including half-marathons and triathlons.
Cerebral palsy is a broad term used to describe a group of non-progressive,non-contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, mainly in the various areas of body movement.
Van Beek told The Midland Daily News that his daughter functions like a 3-month-old, but loves being outside, in the water and feeling the wind in her hair and face.
While van Beek, who hails from Byron Center, MI, acknowledges that the day he and his wife found out their daughter had cerebral palsy was the worst day of their lives, he said his outlook on life changed when he saw pure joy on her face while taking part in a Grand Rapids marathon about four years ago.
"I watched my daughter Maddy being pushed in the Grand Rapids Marathon," he stated on his blog. "To see her being so happy and enjoying every bump in the road was more than I could handle, my emotions took over."
Van Beek said he quit smoking two packs a day and using chew, and took up running. Besides getting in shape, he and Maddy raise money for charities with their participation in events.
"She is my heart and I am her legs, though someday she might not physically be able to be there with me, she will always be in my heart, quietly cheering me on," van Beek wrote on his blog.
"I think Madison has changed more peoples' lives than I even know about - without doing anything, just being out there. Not me, her," van Beek told Fox News. "We make a good team."
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:49:54 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Around 3:00 a.m., a car flipped over on the highway, near the Kellogg exit, and hit the median. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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