Friday, May 24 2013 1:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:25:37 GMT
Several Cincinnati car dealerships are giving away $50 gift cards to active and retired military and veterans starting on Monday though June 2. In partnership with a non-profit military charity calledFull Story >
Active and retired military can stop by the following Performance Group locations now through Sunday, June 2 to receive a free $50 gift card.Full Story >
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 an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span into a river below as the driver watched the structure...Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British...Full Story >
A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.Full Story >
A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter, but no casualties or damage were reported.Full Story >
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Instead of using high tech equipment to determine the sex of a child, some moms and dads are turning to the drug store instead of their doctor's office.
Parents-to-be can pick up IntelliGender at many local pharmacies, which is a take home test that claims to determine their baby's gender weeks before an ultrasound.
Several soon-to-be moms at FOX Carolina wondered if the test really worked, including News Director Kelly Boan. The test costs about $40.
"I was very impatient and didn't want to wait till my ultrasound to see if I was having a boy or girl, so I was tempted to buy one," Boan said.
While she didn't pick up one herself, three other expectant mothers did and were used as a control group to see if the test works.
Photographer Summer Gagnon tried the test and said she was having a girl, which was confirmed by her ultrasound. But FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent's test showed a boy while three ultrasounds said she is expecting a girl.
Photographer Mindy Cecil thinks she is having a boy, but she has not had her ultrasound yet.
"We've been saying all along we hope to have either or, but I have this weird feeling that we are having a boy," Cecil said. "I don't know why I just do."
She took the IntelliGender test and it said she is expecting a boy.
When asked about IntelliGender's odds, Dr. Tiffany Rhoades at Upstate OBGYN recommends women wait the few extra weeks and spend $20 more for an ultrasound. At Upstate OBGYN, an ultrasound costs $60.
"Of course the test has their own data, but I don't see any independent studies to say it 87 percent, which is in the morning," Rhoades said. "But if you take it later in the day, it's 50 percent, which is as good as a guess."
She said she would never recommend a test that is not independently verified.
"It's not going to hurt anything, but I wouldn't use that as your be all end all when you're planning your nursery or names and all that," Rhoades said. "It definitely has a chance to be wrong."
IntelliGender claims if the results are inaccurate, it is normally because people did not follow the directions.
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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 >