Sunday, May 19 2013 1:00 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:00:12 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park this Sunday.Full Story >
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 >
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:23:51 GMT
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m. The victim's name and conditionFull Story >
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m.Full Story >
(RNN) - A 60-yard field goal? No problem.
Kicking a football into a canoe waiting off shore? Or into the arms of a passenger in a passing car? Or ringing a trash can … over his back shoulder?
It's as good as in.
In fact, Havard Rugland might be the best kicker who never played football. Ever.
Rugland, who is from Norway, doesn't even know much about football. With a foot like he has, he doesn't really have to, not yet anyway.
His video of trick kicks has already scored nearly 2 million views on YouTube.
Some of the shots required more than one take, including one of him sending the pigskin through a basketball hoop.
"The basketball kick, I wanted it to go straight in, but it kept hitting the rim. That actually took a while. That could have been like 40 tries," Rugland told The New York Times.
The video also caught the attention of NFL teams.
Rugland has already tried out with the New York Jets and will be returning for a workout later in 2013.
"I've played amateur soccer most of my life, but before this trip I never had a coach, or real training regarding kicking. So I was not sure what my level was like, compared to other kickers," Rugland said in a statement.
Working with kicking coach Michael Husted, the former soccer player who found himself without a team after his club disbanded, Rugland is learning the art of another kind of futbol - American football.
Husted knows a little bit about how to be a successful kicker. He scored more than 500 points over a nine-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Of course, Rugland doesn't yet know the feeling of taking a hit by a 300-pound lineman. And he admits he has a lot to learn about the game.
But Husted says his protege stacks up well.
"He has a canon for a leg. As he continues to refine his technique, he could be one of the strongest kickers in the NFL," Husted said.
In addition to a kicking coach, Rugland also has an agent, Jill McBride Baxter, who "signed him on the spot" after watching him work with Hustead.
"I could tell he had a strong leg … he has a lot of potential," Baxter said.
"The process is, right now teams may or may not sign a second kicker, getting ready for training camp. They'll work out different guys. Hopefully he gets signed to a deal so he can be in training camp.
Then he's got to compete in training camp, and beat the guy out. Is it easy, absolutely not. Can he do it, yes."
From YouTube to the NFL? With a little bit of hard work, it just might happen for Rugland.
"It's all about how he performs," Baxter said. "I will call every team, ask them to work him out. Because they have never seen him, I think he has a better chance of getting a workout. Other guys have college film. If you watch his video, he has a lot of potential."
For now, Baxter is looking for sponsors to help him stay in the states and continue to refine his technique, giving him a shot at the pros.
"If you had asked me a couple of months ago, playing in the NFL was just a vague dream," Rugland said. "But after the recent development and progress, my goal is to play in the NFL."
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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 >