The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through...Full Story >
The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear...Full Story >
Police say suspected Maoist rebels attacked a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25 others.Full Story >
About 200 suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in the country's east, killing at least 28 people and...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.Full Story >
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -
A whale died Thursday after being stranded on the shore in Fripp Inlet near the Nature Center at Hunting Island State Park. Now, there are several other whales facing similar fate.
It's certainly is not something you expect to see in the lowcountry, an 18 foot pilot whale, weighing almost a ton, beached on the shore.
"We get to see a lot of wildlife here, dolphins and such but I've never seen a whale, it's pretty amazing," said Whit Suber, Fripp Island resident.
But officials say this whale should have never turned up here.
"It generally lives off shore," said Al Segars, veterinarian, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. "The fact that he's here in the Fripp Inlet tells me something is very wrong."
Unfortunately, Segars says this is one of several pilot whales in this same situation.
"Pilot whales are very social animals," said Segars. "They don't strand alone and so generally when one pilot whale comes ashore, there are other whales coming ashore. They have a very strong social bond in that pod of animals. We've had reports from fishermen about other pilot whales aimlessly circling near shore so we were concerned we were going to have a mass straining event and that's what's happening now. We know four additional animals that have come ashore today and possibly several more are to come ashore still.
Experts are not sure why this happens.
"There are theories as far as parasites, maybe navigational errors, there could be a diseased animal that's maybe the leader of the pack and the group follows even though it's not in their best interest," said Segars.
While they'd like to save these whales, they say there just are not many options.
"We know if we put this animal back in the water, it's going to come right back on shore," said Segars. "It's happened time and time again. So with this species, when you get a mass stranding event, you're really limited."
Fishermen in the area say they have noticed other struggling whales over the last day.
"Sometimes we see them five or six miles out, but never as close as we have lately. I could see the fin sticking up," fisherman Robert Gay said.
The whale has been loaded up and taken to the NOAA lab in Charleston so they can perform an animal autopsy to hopefully find out more about why these animals do this and what causes it.
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
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 >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.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 >