Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling a too-tall load hit an overhead girder of a bridge on the major thoroughfare between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River below, though all three occupants...Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after a plane carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan to Britain was diverted from its original course Friday, officials said. The incident further...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:46:44 GMT
(RNN) - A deadly tornado ripped through Moore, OK, killing 24 people. The EF-5 tornado had wind speeds of at least 200 mph and was roughly two miles wide. Among the dead were children who took shelterFull Story >
A deadly EF-5 tornado, a murder suspect with links to the Boston bombing suspects and a British soldier brutally killed by alleged terrorists dominated headlines this week.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
UC's baseball team is making national headlines. Check out this video of the players who are photo-bombing the after game interviews. Full Story >
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -
An Atlanta man is suing the Georgia Department of Driver Services over a personalized license plate. The words he wanted to have on the plate reference his sexual orientation.
Cyrus Gilbert feels his rights were violated by the state when his request for a personalized license plate was denied. Thousands of prestige plates are on cars all over the state.
"You drive down the road and you see the whole Mrs. so and so or Mr. so and so or someone's favorite team of some sort and I thought, 'that's kind of cool,'" Gilbert said.
Gilbert applied for a personalized plate for his car. As an openly gay man, he wanted a plate that would represent him. He tried 4GAYLIB, then GAYPWR and GAYGUY.
"In some small way I feel it would be something for me to be kind of proud of who I am and be a supporter of gay rights, gay and lesbian rights and the community that I live in," Gilbert said.
All three requests were denied.
"The ones that I applied for happened to be on the banned tag list," Gilbert said.
Gilbert feels his rights were violated.
"It's my choice to say I'm a gay man. No one's saying it to me, no one's saying it for me. It's my choice to say that," Gilbert said.
Gilbert hired attorney Cynthia Counts and sued the state.
"It's a forum for speech and the government provides it. They can't restrict speech unless there's a compelling state interest, certainly a legitimate state interest, and here I see no interest at all," Counts said.
Gilbert would like to see the state change their position and allow him to have the vanity plate.
"You know, I'm a reasonable person. Just to have it on a list and say it's bad is not acceptable," Gilbert said.
The Dept. of Revenue and the Attorney General's office had no comment because of pending litigation.
However, The Department of Driver Services released the following statement Wednesday:
"The Department of Driver Services (DDS) plays no role in the issuance of prestige license plates. Since July 1, 2005, jurisdiction over motor vehicle registration including the review of content proposed for prestige license plates has fallen within the purview of the Department of Revenue as a result of the implementation of House Bill 501."
Currently there are 10,217 banned plates in the state
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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 >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. 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 >
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 >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >