By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) - An old keg is the traveling trophy that goes to the winner of a long-standing Ohio River football rivalry. And it's most of what's at stake when No. 19 LouisvilleFull Story >
An old keg is the traveling trophy that goes to the winner of a long-standing Ohio River football rivalry. And it's most of what's at stake when No. 19 Louisville plays at Cincinnati on Thursday night.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:27 PM EST2013-12-04 22:27:55 GMT
Lincoln Heights Elementary is on lockdown following a shooting near the school's grounds. Officers say that a female victim was shot outside of the Lincoln Heights Fire Department. The shooting happenedFull Story >
Lincoln Heights Elementary is on lockdown following a shooting near the school's grounds.Full Story >
A wintry storm pushing through the western half of the country is bringing bitterly cold temperatures that prompted safety warnings for residents in the Rockies and threatened crops as far south as California.Full Story >
The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to 20-below or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to...Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:06 PM EST2013-12-04 22:06:47 GMT
A homeless man has been reportedly beaten without cause after two men walked into a homeless camp in Queensgate offering free sandwiches. The Homeless Coalition states that the incident happened on MondayFull Story >
A homeless man has been reportedly beaten without cause after two men walked into a homeless camp in Queensgate offering free sandwiches.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:50 PM EST2013-12-04 21:50:19 GMT
Skydivers killed over Eloy
Two skydivers are dead and a third was injured after colliding midair during a jump over a southern Arizona community, the FAA said.Full Story >
The victims were from the United Kingdom (pictured on the right) and Germany (seen on the left). Both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet above the ground near Eloy and their canopies collapsed.Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Monday, a group of pastors and community leaders gathered with the president of the North Carolina NAACP to speak out against recent full page advertisements taken out in multiple newspapers by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
"We're evangelicals too," said Rev. Dr. William Barber, the head of the NC NAACP. Barber said Rev. Franklin Graham and his famous father, American evangelist Rev. Billy Graham are trying to push a particular political agenda by acting as the voices of American evangelicals.
Barber read from what he called an open letter to Franklin Graham.
"Those of you in the so-called ultra-conservative tradition say so little about what God says so much, and so much about what God says so little," said Barber.
He said recent ads taken out in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and numerous other newspapers don't tell the whole story of Christianity and the evangelical vote.
"We regret that some members of the NAACP find issue with the recent ads sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), a statement from the organization sent to WBTV on Monday night said.
"The content of the ads speaks for itself, and we readily acknowledge the campaign does not include every concern other groups and organizations may have liked it to address," the statement continued.
"However it does reference specific biblical values about which Mr. Graham has spoken -- recently and in the past -- encouraging people to vote for candidates who would 'support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman, protect the sanctity of human life, and defend our religious freedoms."
The ads are signed "Billy Graham, Montreat, NC" and say in part, "I believe it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for candidates who base their decisions on biblical principles and support the nation of Israel. I urge you to vote for those who protect the sanctity of life and support the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman."
Barber called the theology behind the ads "hollow at best, and hypocritical and heretical at worst." He called on voters to consider other issues such as education, health care, and taking care of the poor. He said the Grahams paid too much attention to the issues of gay marriage and abortion, which Barber called "a woman's right to choose."
In that area, Pastor Earl McBride of Charlotte's new Uplift Christian Center disagrees with Barber.
"I do agree with Dr. Graham that those are very important issues," said McBride, who is opposed to same sex marriage and abortion and agrees with supporting Israel no matter what.
McBride is a member of a national group called Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP). The group is currently fighting against President Barack Obama's support of gay marriage.
McBride said he agrees with the NAACP that more attention must be placed on biblical issues such as fighting for justice and caring for the poor, and he hopes voters will look at each candidate's total package before making a decision.
"Who do you feel in total supports the beliefs that you have as it pertains to the Christian faith?" said McBride.
"Certainly there are any number of topics about which other individuals and organizations in this country feel strongly and may prefer to discuss," BGEA's statement on Monday night said.
"We respect their right to use their voices and public forums to do so. These ads have been paid for by a large number of donors who have lent their support to this effort."
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New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.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 >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:01 AM EST2013-12-04 16:01:35 GMT
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus. Campus police report that two female students were accosted in women's rest rooms in theFull Story >
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-03 22:29:16 GMT
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died, the friend he said gave him the bet. It didn'tFull Story >
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died. On Tuesday, the school released a statement with their opinion on the matter.