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 >
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
Jason Hamilton and his wife Tracy waited years for this, it's the first time they met their 18 month old son Jacob.
"We were like oh my God this is him, and then the wave of emotion," said Jacob's Dad Jason Hamilton.
Jason and Tracy struggled with infertility for five years before deciding on adoption. They researched all their options before choosing to adopt from Russia.
Tracy remembers the first time she saw Jacob's picture. "Oh my God - just tears. I couldn't believe that was going to be my son, and he is so beautiful."
Now it's hard for the Hamilton's to believe that they almost didn't get to take Jacob home. He is one of the last children to be allowed to go home with a family from the United States.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning adoptions to the U.S. within days of when the Hamilitons were set to make the long journey to Russia to get Jacob, they said one of the last if not the last child to get out before the ban takes effect.
But there are dozens of families stuck in the middle - some right in North East Ohio - still waiting to hear if they'll get to finally bring their child home. None we approached were willing to talk on camera - afraid of rocking the boat.
The reasons why Russia decided to ban U.S. Adoptions can be very complicated, but the impact is very simple. You now have children who thought they would have loving homes here that are now stuck in an orphanage.
The ban came right after President Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for Human Rights Violations. But Attorney Mary Catherine Barrett who has done close to 50 Russian adoptions says there's also some distrust about Americans. 19 children have been killed after being adopted by American families.
Mary Catherine Barrett, an adoption attorney said, "Every time I went over there they would ask are they adopting these children for their organs? Are they adopting these kids to work on a farm? I would say no. They will love these children like they were their own."
If Russian children are not adopted - the statistics out there are very grim.
98 percent of the girls would be prostitutes and the boys would be dead from dealing drugs.
Tania Kamis and her husband Michael saw that first hand when they went to Russia to adopt their daughter Anastasia.
Tania said, "It's heartbreaking because a lot of those children are not going to get homes, and when they are 16 they are just sent out of the orphanages without a lot of background on how to take care of themselves."
Everyone hoping this ban will be lifted because no matter what country you adopt from everyone deserves a lifetime of love.
It's obvious there's been a happy ending for the Hamilton family. There is no doubt about it when watching Jacob's smile.
Jacob's mom said "I wake up every day and go, Oh my gosh!!! We did it. We're parents it's amazing. We are excited.."
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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