Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:47:32 GMT
The Cincinnati Fire Department is on the scene of an house fire in the 1600 block of State Avenue. Crews reported flames coming from the second story. FOX19 crews on the scene say the house has beenFull Story >
The home was vacant but neighbors told investigators that a squatter had been staying in the building. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:33:49 GMT
Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend. All members of the military – active and retired – will receive free admission toFull Story >
Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:55:59 GMT
Thirty parkgoers were stuck on The Beast for Tuesday afternoon. Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car. Officials say theFull Story >
Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car.Full Story >
(RNN) - A man wrote a letter to the Archdiocese of New Orleans asking a simple question.
Can I eat alligator during Lent?
Lent is the six week period beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Sunday. The fasting period is meant to represent the 40 days of wilderness where Jesus Christ fasted, tempted by the devil and overcame all instances of temptation.
The letter from 2010 was posted on Ash Wednesday on the Facebook page of Insta-Gator Ranch, of Covington, LA. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond responded to Jim Piculas of the Insta-Gator Ranch assuring him alligator could be eaten on Fridays during Lent.
"Yes, the alligator is considered in the fish family and I agree with you," said the Archdiocese in the response. "God has created a magnificent creature that is important to the state of Louisiana and it is considered seafood."
If you know anyone that can gator hunt, now would be a good time to go and get dinner.
Since the inception of Christianity and the observation of Lent, cultures have treated what and how to fast differently.
In the Middle Ages, some cultures abstained from everything except bread, while other cultures would allow fish and fowl. Most abstinence laws omit poultry, considering it meat because it lives on land.
There is no universal diet for Lent - it all boils down to exerting self-control.
According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website, no meat of land living animals - chickens, cows, sheep or pigs - are to be eaten during Lent. Broths, soups flavored with the by-products of animals, consomme or gravies are technically permissible. Eggs, butter cheese and gelatin are fair game.
On Fridays, most Christians eat fish to help restore nutrients lost in the fasting of the meat omitted from their diet.
"On the Fridays of Lent, we remember the sacrifice of Christ on Good Friday and unite ourselves with that sacrifice through abstinence and prayer," according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website.
This Lent season, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is responding to inquiries on his Twitter page, assuring those who wish to eat the reptile while observing Lent can do so accordingly.
"Fish are a different category of animal," said the Bishops website. "Salt and freshwater species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, (cold-blooded animals) and shellfish are permitted."
In other words - lobster, scallops, clams, crayfish, oysters are all good - and alligator.
The Bishops website warns, however, overindulging at your local seafood buffet defeats the purpose of Lent.
Everything in moderation.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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