Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:18 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:18:04 GMT
A local free speech case has found its way to federal court. Attorneys for Forest Thomer, of Cold Spring, have filed a lawsuit against the City of Cincinnati for false arrest, malicious prosecution andFull Story >
A local free speech case has found its way to federal court.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:11 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:11:09 GMT
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The schedule for one of the country's best high school football showcases is about to be released, but here's a sneak peek at some of the match-ups. The following eight games willFull Story >
A record 17 new schools will be playing in the 16th annual Crosstown Showdown high school football showcase this coming season. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 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 >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactFull Story >
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:04 GMT
An inmate walks away from a Lebanon jail. Officers are asking the public to be on the look out for Stephen Ramey. Officers say Ramey walked away from the Lebanon Correction Institution just before noonFull Story >
Officers say Ramey walked away from the Lebanon Correction Institution just before noon on Tuesday.Full Story >
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -
In this season of giving, one man's chance encounter produced a big, life-saving gift.
For 20 years, 55-year-old Gil Alexander has been struggling with two failing kidneys. The fourth-generation farmer from Nicodemus, KS, had to spend hours on dialysis.
"You know, four hours a day during harvest when you need to be busy with planting or harvest - it's a big chunk out of your day. Plus you don't feel that well after doing dialysis treatment," Alexander said.
But he said his life has been changed forever after having a kidney transplant at the University of Kansas Medical Center three days ago.
It's all thanks to hunter Rob Robinson from Mississippi who showed up on his doorstep a year ago and asked for permission to hunt turkey on his northwest Kansas farm.
"He pitched a tent out in my backyard and I finally convinced him that it's cool to come in the house. We got to talking and got to be friends," Alexander said.
"I got him watching SEC football and he has me watching K-State," Robinson said.
When Robinson learned his Kansas friend needed a kidney transplant, he didn't hesitate to be tested to see if he was a match.
"I hate to see anybody hurting and restricted. I've been active and farmers are active I said, 'let's see what happens,'" he said.
What happened was the two men were a match and they soon looked to the donation. Doctors said both men had successful surgeries and getting a kidney from a live donor will be much better for Alexander.
"Not only the bond the donor has with recipient, but that kidney (from a live donor) usually last longer than an average deceased donor kidney by three to five years," said Dr. Sean Kumer, surgical director of the liver transplant.
Both Alexander and Robinson are men of faith and they believe this was divine intervention. They point to the Bible, specifically Hebrews 13:2, as the real message behind their special bond.
"Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels."
"To paraphrase it of course it's be careful your treatment of strangers because you never know when you might be entertaining angels unaware. And that's my angel right there," Alexander said.
Now that he's no longer tied to a dialysis machine, Alexander said he's planning a trip to Mississippi to visit Robinson and his wife to keep the special friendship going strong.
"I've said this before, the kidney thing is just a bonus. Rob is just a good guy," Alexander said. "I mean we'd be friends if it wasn't the kidney involved. He's cool to be around. He's teaching me about turkey hunting and deer hunting."
"I was just trying to be a good guy," Robinson said.
Doctors said Robinson will be able to return to his active life as a hunter and firefighter and his remaining kidney will pick up the slack and work just fine.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 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 >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.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 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 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 >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. 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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