Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:44:50 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingFull Story >
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.Full Story >
Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of political thriller novels, has died at age 47 after a two-year battle with prostate cancer.Full Story >
Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year battle with prostate...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:38:40 GMT
A worldwide pop star could be staying in the Queen City. According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week. Mars is set to kick off hisFull Story >
According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 02:34:50 GMT
A Republican-backed measure would require Ohio women seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound. Doctors would have to describe to pregnant women 'all relevant features' of the fetus. The billFull Story >
A Republican backed measure would require Ohio women seeking an abortion to first undergo an ultrasound. Doctors would have to describe to pregnant women 'all relevant features' of the fetus. The bill would also require doctors to tell women that the procedure increases the risk of breast cancer.Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
Tennessee songbirds and backyard birds are being killed in record numbers, and the culprit responsible might be the animal purring at your feet.
A brand new study released by the American Bird Conservancy reveals a shocking statistic - more than 3.5 billion birds are killed every year by cats.
In fact, the study shows that the average cat kills one animal every single day.
Bird watching in Tennessee is a huge pastime for many people, as the state boasts a wonderful array of songbirds, backyard birds and migratory birds.
This time of year, migrating robins make Middle Tennessee their home, but many of those birds are being gobbled up by cats.
"The studies that have been done show a cat kills a bird or a mammal about every 17 hours on average. So, you estimate that as 100 million cats that are free-roaming in North America, that's 100 million birds a day. You do the math. That's a lot of animals," said Scott Somershoe, state ornithologist at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Animal control in Nashville understands the problem but from a distance.
Metro Animal Control has almost no control over stray cats. The only time they are allowed to ever pick up a cat is if that cat has bitten a human. As far as strays roaming all over the city and in your backyard, they can't touch them.
"It's a big issue. I know from experience here in Davidson County there are a lot of cat colonies, even running loose downtown and in several other spots in the county. Unfortunately, in our line of work there's no law against cats running at large," said Billy Biggs, with Metro Animal Control.
Somershoe said there is one good way to keep beautiful birds and their songs in your neighborhood - make your cat a housecat.
"You don't see cats killing things very often. Some people see things left on their doorstep, but only about 25 percent of kills from housecats are actually brought back to the home," he said. "Most of the time you don't even know that it occurs, and you might think your kitty is being good when it's outside but it's not."
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedFull Story >
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:03 GMT
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWineFull Story >
The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IFull Story >
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recalled cases come from the National Beef Packing Company, basedFull Story >
More than 23,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled on fears they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:39:28 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Golf Manor police officer Michael Forrest says an unknown individual went to the rear of the home and from the back patio shot several rounds into the bedroom. Full Story >
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