Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:08:29 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.Full Story >
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:25:37 GMT
A Warren County manufacturer is cited by OSHA. According to a news release, The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited A & B Foundry & Machining LLC with 33Full Story >
OSHA says they cited the factory for a variety of unsafe practices.Full Story >
ATHENS, GA (CBS ATLANTA) -
A sport with a growing concern for concussion that may be overlooked is cheerleading.
Last year at the University of Georgia, there were more concussions per cheerleader than there were per football player.
UGA considers cheerleaders athletes, even though the NCAA doesn't recognize cheer as a college sport.
"I wouldn't want to cheer anywhere else. I mean this is greatest school ever. We give them all we got and it's our second priority to school," cheerleader Hannah Lech said.
Lech, of Alpharetta, grew up doing gymnastics and later turned to cheer.
"I found the dedication and commitment makes me more successful in other aspects of my life," Lech said.
Round-off back handspring fulls come naturally to the sophomore. UGA raised the bar.
"The stunts are more than I ever imagined myself doing when I was in high school and tumbling, a lot higher standards," Lech said.
Head UGA cheer coach Ben O'Brien admits the skill level required becomes more advanced each year, and even more so by the time cheerleaders get to college.
"It's very demanding. When you're in college, you can flip in the air and you can twist, and with stunts, you can flip. With pyramids, you're two and a half people high," O'Brien said.
The stunts are complicated. Even so, a concussion never crossed Lech's mind.
"Whenever I heard about cheerleaders getting concussions, I thought, 'oh, they're being too cautious,'" Lech said.
Her view changed last year.
"I threw up a girl. She did one flip, two twists. It was actually one of her first tries so she was a little nervous and I think she just kind of did something weird and came down a little bit crooked. I was supposed to catch her sideways, but her feet actually came this way and hit me in the face," Lech said.
Lech was knocked down and dizzy but continued to practice. It wasn't until the next day she realized something was wrong.
"I started slurring my words a little bit, started getting hot flashes, was nauseous, which was weird," Lech said.
Lech was one of eight cheerleaders at UGA who suffered a concussion last year. There are only 52 cheerleaders. Compare that to the nine football players on a team of 125.
"Last year for us, we had a pretty big learning curve in terms of, we a had a lot of new kids come in. It's an elbow to the head here or there, or if you're catching somebody, and you're catching them and your heads butting, things like that," O'Brien said.
Dr. Ken Mautner with Emory's Sport Medicine Center said girls are more prone to concussions than boys. Couple that with the need to constantly try new stunts and the risk for concussion increases.
"Any sport where you are twirling your body rapidly and there's a lot of acceleration and deceleration forces to the brain is a potential for brain injury. If the spotting's not done correctly or if they land awkwardly, just with the high velocity of impact with no protection on the brain at all, no helmet or anything like that, it lends itself to having concussions," Mautner said.
O'Brien feels UGA takes the proper precautions and takes concussion education and treatment seriously.
"We know when they've had enough in terms of pushing them and stepping back and saying let's take a deep breath here because we don't want them to injure themselves," O'Brien said.
Lech was required to fill out a symptoms sheet daily and couldn't return to cheer until her symptom list was at zero.
"I know what I signed up for. I know it's a risk and if I get one, then, it's all part of it. I'm healed from it and just have to make sure I'm careful," Lech said.
Mautner said the blows in cheerleading sometimes aren't as obvious as the hits in football. That's why it's important for cheerleaders to report when they feel out of sorts. In certain people, Mautner believes three or four concussions over six to eight years could cause long-term damage and could end a career.
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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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