Saturday, May 18 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:32:55 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million.Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV/AP) - President Barack Obama is now officially the Democratic nominee for President.
Obama joined former President Bill Clinton on stage Wednesday night after his nominating speech at the Democratic National Convention.
Clinton, who spoke for 48 minutes, is the first former President to nominate a President for a second term. The speech started just after 10:30 p.m. at the Time Warner Cable arena.
Roll call for the delegates official nomination for President Obama started just before 11:30 p.m.
Delegates from North Carolina cast 152 to make Obama the official nominee. A short time later, South Carolina delegates cast 62 votes.
Former President Clinton is expected by many Democrats to give President Obama the push he needs to get ahead of Mitt Romney.
Clinton says no president could have fully repaired within four years the damaged economy that Barack Obama inherited.
"But he has laid the foundations for a new, modern successful economy, a shared prosperity," Clinton told the Democratic convention Wednesday night. "And if you will renew the president's contract, you will feel it. You will feel it.
"Whether the American people believe what I've said or not may be the whole election. I just want you to know that I believe it. With all my heart I believe it," Clinton said.
The former president, greeted by cheering Democrats like a rock star, acknowledged that too many Americans aren't yet feeling the effects of recovery.
"Are we where we want to be today? No. Is the President satisfied? Of course not," Clinton said. "But are we better off than we were when he took office?"
Delegates answered in the affirmative with a raucous standing ovation.
"When President Barack Obama took office, the economy was in free fall. ... We were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Are we doing better today? The answer is YES."
Democrats hope Clinton's speech will have the same impact it did for Obama in 2008.
WBTV caught up with several close Obama and Clinton allies before Clinton's speech.
"Bill Clinton, who I've known since law school days, is one of the most articulate spokesman for our party," said Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Former Clinton Energy Secretary, Governor Bill Richardson, says Clinton's speech will help President Obama win North Carolina.
"He was a president from the South. He'll appeal in a state like this that is very tight," Richardson said.
Chelsea Clinton was in the audience. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is overseas on official business.
"He's the best president we've ever had," South Carolina delegate Ruby James said of Clinton. "We ended up with a surplus and he just put us on the right road and made sure the middle class was well taken care of and he opened the door for Barack Obama."
"We need him. We need them both."
But some Republicans, who have set up shop inside the DNC, say Obama bringing Clinton back is an act of desperation.
"Let's face it, Obama needs anything he can get, so he's resorted to not running on his record of 2012, but on Bill Clinton's record of 1996," said NC Rep. Patrick McHenry.
Time Warner Cable Arena was locked down by officials around 8:30 p.m, leaving some people outside of the arena, causing a few minutes of chaos at the arena.
That's when it was announced that President Obama would be in the arena for Clinton's speech.
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 >