Thursday, May 23 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:07:35 GMT
So just what is a tornado cave? The idea of a tornado cave goes back to the 1880s, and the first member of my list of severe storm 'rock stars'. Sometime in the future, I will reveal all the members ofFull Story >
So just what is a tornado cave? The idea of a tornado cave goes back to the 1880s, and the first member of my list of severe storm 'rock stars'.Full Story >
An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.Full Story >
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest, a Nepali official and Miura's Tokyo-based support team said.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:48:39 GMT
In preparation of Memorial Day, a group of boy scouts spent Wednesday evening putting flags at CVG. The young men from Troop 1 in Florence, along with members of the local American Legion, lined the entranceFull Story >
In preparation of Memorial Day, a group of boy scouts spent Wednesday evening putting flags at CVG.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:29 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:29:53 GMT
Local residents had their final chance to weigh in on Cincinnati's $35 million budget deficit on Wednesday evening. In addition, Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan made a new proposal during the meeting asFull Story >
Local residents had their final chance to weigh in on Cincinnati's $35 million budget deficit on Wednesday evening. In addition, Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan made a new proposal as an effort to fill the budget gap. Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Three Arizona women were busted this summer for running one of the largest counterfeit coupon rings in the country. Since the bust, CBS 5 News has uncovered that the use of counterfeit coupons could be even more widespread.
The newspaper is a popular place to find coupons that help a lot of people save a buck, and those savings really add up on the ever-popular reality show Extreme Couponing.
Some people walk out with thousands of dollars worth of products for almost nothing.
But CBS 5 News' months-long investigation reveals a different reality. Some of the coupons you see changing hands are actually illegal.
Bud Miller is a coupon industry watchdog.
"We have known for quite some time that a large number of the guests on that show have used counterfeit coupons," Miller said.
Miller claims the show's been warned.
"They are aware of it, we are aware of it. It would be nice to see if they would actually take some action," Miller said.
His group, called the Coupon Information Corporation, or CIC, said it's caught several shoppers passing fakes.
At a California store in an episode that aired last fall, one shopper walked away with about 400 rolls of Quilted Northern toilet paper.
CBS 5 confirmed with the manufacturer, Georgia Pacific, that those coupons were counterfeit.
The register rejects the fakes and then the manager on the show overrides it.
Last spring, in Vegas, a shopper loaded up 200 bottles of Tide laundry detergent. Procter and Gamble said it was another fake.
Experts said red flags include shoppers using dozens of coupons at one time and each one offering a free product.
"Most free coupons actually have a hologram on them. It's a CIC hologram to ensure their authenticity and the coupons we were seeing on the show have no hologram either," said Jill Cataldo, the president and founder of Super Couponing.
Cataldo is a nationally syndicated coupon columnist.
She said the counterfeits used on Extreme Couponing may have come from Arizona.
In July, three women were arrested and accused of making millions selling fraudulent coupons online all over the world.
"There are a lot of match-ups and a lot of correlation between what was being sold by the counterfeiters and what's being used on the show," Cataldo said.
CBS 5 News talked with one of the shoppers on the show, who didn't want their identity revealed, said some shoppers found out after the fact that the coupons were counterfeit.
The FCC does not regulate cable programs and no charges have been submitted to the prosecutors in the cities where the shows were shot.
CBS 5 News contacted TLC about the coupons used on their show and they refused to comment.
Experts recommend getting coupons from the paper, or if you do go online, they recommend using sites such as:
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 >