Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:43:55 GMT
A suspect appeared in court Wednesday for allegedly sexting a minor. Landon Boettcher is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old female. According to investigators, the messages includedFull Story >
A suspect appeared in court Wednesday for allegedly sexting a minor. Landon Boettcher, 28, is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old female.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksFull Story >
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 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 >
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. Full Story >
The Boy Scouts of America will convene a two-day meeting of 1,400 local leaders to consider changing its long-standing ban openly gay boys belonging to the scouting movement.Full Story >
As protesters made one last stand, the Boy Scouts of America's leadership began a conference Wednesday that was expected to culminate in a long-anticipated vote on whether to allow openly gay Scouts - a decision that,...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:08:36 GMT
Wyoming residents are saying there's a troublemaker disturbing the peace in their neighborhood. Some are calling them a 'neighborhood nuisance'. "We have a dog, and we cant even let our dog out," explainedFull Story >
Wyoming residents are saying there's a troublemaker disturbing the peace in their neighborhood, with some even calling them a 'neighborhood nuisance'. Full Story >
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
It's tax season and chances are many have seen a new television advertisement by Turbo Tax, making light of part-time tax preparers. The ad has one tax giant in Kansas City up in arms.
The commercial and ad campaign shows people running into the person they thought was a full-time tax preparer and who they relied on to put together their taxes performing other full-time jobs, such as a plumber or employee at a department store. It's a new ad strategy by Turbo Tax, the do-it-yourself software company, attacking H&R Block's seasonal tax preparers. The campaign has Kansas City-based H&R Block steaming mad.
While H&R Block declined to talk with KCTV5's Alan Shope on camera, he did talk with a local tax expert who said the ad is misleading.
Aimee Sanita with Circle Tax has been doing taxes on Westport Road for eight years and said the ads are somewhat misleading.
"I'm not sure the commercial offended me, but people should know that not all tax people pack up on April 15th and leave town," Sanita said.
In a recent open letter to clients and employees H&R Block CEO William Cobb blasted the new Turbo Tax ads.
Cobb said the company has been doing taxes the same way for nearly 60 years, and adds that the advertisements don't just insult tax preparers, but plumbers as well.
"I am incredibly proud of our tax professionals, and I will not let them be tarnished by some overzealous marketing campaign. Turbo Tax is trying to promote itself, taking cheap shots at hardworking plumbers," Cobb said.
Gene King, the director of corporate communications at H&R Block in the Kansas City, MO, area also released a written statement.
As the largest tax preparer in the industry we know competitors will target us. However, this unauthorized and misleading use of our brand by Turbo Tax is an obvious attempt to deceive the public about our tax professionals, preparation products and services. When you read the facts about the experience and training of the 90,000 H&R block tax professionals, that they put their integrity on the line by signing each and every return they complete in our offices and that we guarantee those returns, you understand why we stand behind them.
H&R Block recently took Turbo Tax to court to try and block the ads, but the district court agreed with Turbo Tax.
Sanita said whomever a person hires to do their taxes, they are more than likely qualified to do the job.
"Nowadays everybody that does tax returns does have to be a registered tax preparer, so they do have some education requirements," she said.
The Western Missouri District Court ruled in favor of Turbo Tax because H&R Block failed to prove the ads were literally false, but the case is ongoing.
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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 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 >
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 >
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 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. 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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >