Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:28 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:28:55 GMT
As tornado survivors in Oklahoma gather a more clear idea to the extent of damage from Monday's twister, relief continues to pour in from all over the country, including the Tri-State. On Wednesday, thereFull Story >
As tornado survivors in Oklahoma gather a more clear idea to the extent of damage from Monday's twister, relief continues to pour in from all over the country, including the Tri-State.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:28 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:28:28 GMT
Della Mae prepares for album release with free music Della Mae, a country band comprised of five multitalented women from all over the U.S, developed a following through their high-energy performancesFull Story >
Is she or isn't she? Who knows? But new Beyonce music is here. Full Story >
Attorney General Eric Holder says four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009.Full Story >
The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:13:44 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andFull Story >
The jury in the Jodi Arias trial has told the judge they can't reach an unanimous decision. The judge then gave the jury some suggestions on how to proceed and sent them back to deliberate.Full Story >
An Army soldier has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom.Full Story >
An Army sergeant has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom.Full Story >
FRUITVALE, TX (KLTV) -
An East Texas family is rebuilding their life together after losing everything, including their mother, in a mobile home fire.
A space heater started the fire that destroyed the family's home on December 11, 2012 in Fruitvale, just north of Canton.
Breeanda, Hunter, and Presley Harris are planning out their new home.
"I think that once we're all together the healing process is really going to start," says Breeanda, the oldest sibling of the family.
That healing process could take some time. The Harris family lost their father to heart failure in September. Exactly three months later, a fire destroyed their home and took their mother's life.
"It's always right there, every time you close your eyes you can just see it and it's hard," Breeanda says.
Breeanda, Hunter, and a friend were sleeping in the living room when the fire started. Presley and her mother were in a back bedroom.
"I was really wondering, ‘is this a dream? is it not a dream?' And when I realized it wasn't, because of the heat, I woke everybody up," Breeanda says.
"Halfway to the driveway I turned because I remembered Mom and Presley were in the house," says Hunter, the family's 17-year-old brother.
Hunter says his brotherly instincts kicked in, "I got around the house to the window. I didn't think about it twice, I just punched right through it."
He says the smoke was unbearable, "I couldn't see anything, I was sticking my head in screaming for them and sticking it back out because I couldn't breathe and Presley's arms just reached through the window and I grabbed her."
Presley, a freshman at Fruitvale High School, remembers her brother's heroic act, "I tried to feel my way to the window and when I did I put my arms out and he just he grabbed me out of there ... If I were in there for two or three more minutes I would have died."
When Hunter returned for his mother, she did not respond.
"I was just sitting there yelling and yelling and I didn't get any response and I knew there was nothing I could do. I walked away my head down, I was crying, and I stood at the end of the driveway and stuff started exploding inside the house and I just watched it burn to the ground," Hunter says.
But where ashes once lay now stands a new home, one of the many things donated to help the Harris family start over.
"I would have never guessed that they were this supportive, you know, coming together this much to make this much happen in such a little time," Hunter says.
A double wide trailer, furniture, and a lot of love has been given to the family, but Breeanda says it will never fill their void, "It doesn't replace what you have, it doesn't replace your parents, it doesn't replace the bond, it doesn't replace what we had left of our Dad, just appreciate what you have."
The Harris siblings say they now have a new outlook on life and can feel their Mom and Dad watching over them.
"I know that I've got angels up in heaven watching my back," says Hunter.
Angels in heaven and now an entire community watching over them.
The Harris family hopes to be in their new home by the end of this month. They say there is still a lot to be done but they are doing well and want to thank everyone who has helped their family through this tragedy.
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 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:53:49 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 >
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.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 >