Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:21 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:21:28 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manFull Story >
The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a man in custody while conducting "official duties," spokesman Dave Couvertier told NBC News. In a WESH interview, a friend identified the deceased as Ibragim Todashev, 27.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:18 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:18:20 GMT
Motorcycle riders from throughout the tri-state area will depart for Washington D.C. today for a Memorial Day weekend rally honoring military prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Nearly oneFull Story >
Motorcycle riders from throughout the tri-state area will depart for Washington, D.C. on Wednesday for a Memorial Day weekend rally honoring military prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:16:01 GMT
A driver was taken to the hospital after a crash Wednesday morning in the West End. It happened around 9 a.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and Liberty. Witnesses say the driver of a car ranFull Story >
A driver was taken to the hospital after a crash Wednesday morning in the West End.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:34 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:34:51 GMT
A La Salle High School student who attempted suicide in a classroom last month has left the hospital to begin rehab. The student's family has released the following statement through University of CincinnatiFull Story >
A La Salle High School student who attempted suicide in a classroom last month has left the hospital to begin rehab.Full Story >
HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -
You've heard the debate over those new healthy lunches in America's classrooms. Many parents like the idea their kids are eating healthier. But some say the calorie restrictions leave their kids hungry, while other critics say it's leading to a lot of wasted food that kids are refusing to eat.
Having heard all of the complaints, FOX19's investigative team decided to see what's happening inside a Tri-State school. We contacted Boone County school leaders, who invited us inside the new Thornwilde Elementary in Hebron.
What we found was a healthy menu that, for the most part, appears to be working.
On the day we visited, the main item on the menu was spaghetti made from whole grain pasta.
"Can I have some spaghetti with chili?" one boy in the lunch line asked --- a question that would surely throw cafeteria workers in other parts of the country for a loop. But it's the key to making these healthy lunches work, believes cafeteria manager Dawn Schwamb. You have to offer kids choices.
"They can pick something off of each tray," she said, putting out fruit cups and cups of strawberries. "There's no limit to how much that they can take (when it comes to) fresh fruits and vegetables."
And if students here don't like spaghetti or whatever else is on the menu, they can choose something different to eat, such as a sandwich.
"It tastes way better than a restaurant," said 4th grader Tommy Castrucci.
His classmate, Dustin Davis, told us he likes the school lunches at Thornwilde better than McDonald's.
"Really?" we asked.
"Yeah," he said. "McDonald's is not healthy."
At public schools in Boone County, they didn't wait on First Lady Michelle Obama's push for healthier lunch food to jump on the bandwagon. They've been moving in this direction for the past five years. Now that other schools in the Tri-State are jumping on, though, it does give them an advantage.
"It makes our purchasing easier because other districts are purchasing whole grain items," said Barbara Kincaid, director of food services for Boone County public schools. "They're purchasing more fruits and vegetables, which brings the price down."
Mrs. Obama is among those urging schools to improve the quality of food they serve kids due to the nation's obesity epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control, between 1980 and 2008, the number of obese children in America tripled.
So starting last fall, the federal government made school cafeteria managers set a limit of about 600 calories per lunch. The rules about what they can serve kids get even more stringent starting next fall, when half of the breads served for breakfast at school have to be whole grain. By the 2014-2015 school year, all of the grains offered at breakfast and lunch have to be whole grain products.
Not everyone at Thornwilde is wild about the move toward healthier food.
"My mom, she sticks salt and pepper in it. So it has more flavor," 4th grader Christen Oney told us after eating the healthy spaghetti. "But I don't taste the flavor here."
Other kids in Boone County have complained about changes this year, following the publicity over Mrs. Obama's efforts, even though they've been served the same ingredients for several years now.
One of them shared his frustration with Barbara Kincaid over the whole grain crust now in the schools system's pizza.
"I had to laugh because that's the exact same pizza," Kincaid said. "Nothing has changed in the last three years. But now he knows it's whole grain crust."
The cafeteria manager at a Catholic school in Northern Kentucky, who chose not to go on camera, tells FOX19 she's had to find creative ways to integrate the healthier ingredients into her students' lunches. But she says the new federal standards have not led to many complaints or increased waste at her school, either.
What was interesting to see at Thornwilde was how many of the students truly seem to appreciate the food prepared for them.
"I think the lunch ladies take out a lot of time and put in a lot of hard work to make our food, to make it nice and healthy," Dustin Davis said. It was a remark we didn't solicit from him. He offered it on his own.
They say good food is made with lots of love.
Here at Thornwilde, most of the kids we talked with love what they eat.
To view a timeline of the implementation of meal requirements, click here.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.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 >
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 8:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:06:35 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:42:17 GMT
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday. Kara Perkins agreed to go along when one of her friends said she neededFull Story >
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday.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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.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 >
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