Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?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 >
(RNN) - Country singer Mindy McCready died Sunday night in Heber Springs, AR. She was 37.
The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a news release that McCready died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
McCready was found dead on her front porch, the same place where David Wilson, her longtime boyfriend and father to her second son, is believed to have committed suicide just weeks ago, reported the Associated Press.
According to several news reports, the death hit McCready hard.
"David was my soulmate; he was a caregiver and guiding hand to our sons, Zander and Zayne," McCready said in a statement issued after Wilson's death.
And in the weeks after the incident, McCready was court-ordered to put her sons in foster care and enter drug and alcohol rehab.
As news of McCready's death spread, fans and celebrities tweeted their condolences to the much-troubled but much-loved star who influenced so many.
"My heart goes out to Mindy McCready's family," tweeted LeAnn Rimes Cibrian. "I knew her well. It's a horribly tragedy. May peace be with her sons."
"So so sad to hear about Mindy McCready. Had some fun times with her back in the day. Lets respect her memory and wish her soul peace," tweeted country star Terri Clark.
The popular star also called for people to show compassion for McCready, who reportedly suffered from severe drug and alcohol addiction.
"I hope our society shows compassion and realizes the severity and reality of mental illness, and addiction," Clark wrote.
McCready was born on Nov. 30, 1975 in Fort Myers, FL, and graduated early from high school so that she could begin her singing career.
At 18, she moved to Nashville before recording five studio albums: Ten Thousand Angels (1996), If I Don't Stay the Night (1997), I'm Not so Tough (1999), the 2002 eponymous titled Mindy McCready and I'm Still Here (2010).
Ten Thousand Angels went on to be certified as double-platinum and produced four hit singles, including Guys Do It All The Time, which hit No.1.
McCready's success was peppered with scandal, drug addiction and arrests, fodder for the tabloids.
Baseball star Roger Clemens was reported to have had an affair with the singer. Clemens denied the claims that the relationship was sexual, even filing a defamation suit, but admitted knowing McCready since she was 15. Clemens released a statement in 2008 saying, "I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry."
Her tumultuous personal life also included the arrest of her ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight for attempted murder in 2005 after beating and choking her.
A sex tape of McCready was sold by Vivid Entertainment in 2010.
McCready sought treatment a few times for drug addiction, even appearing on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2009 after a string of incidents with police.
The singer was arrested for various drug charges throughout her life, including trying to purchase OxyContin with a fake prescription, as well as driving with a suspended license, identity theft, violating probation, battery due to a fight with her mother, and resisting arrest.
She attempted suicide three times previously, twice due to drug overdoses, and has sought treatment at various facilities, including recently being committed to a facility for an evaluation for alcohol-abuse and mental-health issues.
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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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