Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday. Arroyo (4-4) struckFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:15:38 GMT
Residents attending Maifest 2013 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experienceFull Story >
Residents attending Maifest 2013 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:04:39 GMT
The Tri-State's Germania Society is celebrating the birth of spring with their second annual Maifest. The celebration began Friday and continues on Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Full Story >
The Tri-State's Germania Society is celebrating the birth of spring with their second annual Maifest. The celebration began Friday and continues on Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:18:53 GMT
A 60-year-old man is recovering from a stabbing in Dillonvale. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department says the victim was an employee of the Apple Tree Cafe. Investigators believe that someone followedFull Story >
A 60-year-old man is recovering from a stabbing in Dillonvale. The man's injuries are not considered life-threatening.
COLUMBIA, SC (RNN) - This weekend, teens from Brian Silldorff's youth group will wrap their arms - and stomachs - around an issue that starts at their church steps and extends to the far corners of the globe.
They'll learn firsthand what it means to be hungry, fasting for 30 hours straight.
Part of World Vision's 30 Hour Famine, the youth group at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral - along with thousands of youth groups across the country - hope to raise awareness and money to end world hunger, one dollar at a time.
For Silldorff, the famine is a practical way for his group to connect not only with the hungry across the globe, but with the 10 homeless people who he estimates sleep on the Columbia, SC church's grounds every night.
"We think that it's important to realize we have a large homeless population in our city, [to know] what they go through every day," Silldorff said.
According to World Vision, a humanitarian organization, $1 will feed and care for hungry child for a day.
They estimate a child dies worldwide from hunger-related causes every 13 seconds. Not all die from starvation. Many die from diseases resulting from hunger, malnutrition and a compromised immune system.
Students set individual goals for how many children they will raise money to help and for how long. Youth groups can choose from a list which country their funds go to aid or can designate them to go to the country where the greatest need exists.
For the first time, the United States is on the list of countries groups can donate funds to.
Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show a little more than 85 percent of homes in America were considered "food secure" in the year 2011, the latest year with available numbers. But the remaining 15 percent were considered to have low food security, with 5.7 percent of those homes having very low food security, meaning there simply wasn't enough food for all the members of the household at certain times of the year.
"Our kids try to raise enough money for at least half a year each, ideally a year," Silldorff said.
As they raise money, the reality of how far a dollar can go begins to sink in.
"They go to the movies and spend $35 on tickets and popcorn and realize they could feed a child for 35 days with that money. It's good for them to put that into perspective," he said.
In 14 years participating in the famine at two different churches, Silldorff's youth groups have raised close to $1 million.
One year, a group raised $185,000 alone.
"We take a different approach than some. We don't focus on the money. We focus on raising awareness," he said. "When we stopped focusing on actual dollar amounts and pledges … the amount we raised went up exponentially."
"It changes the dynamic. It's not a kid asking someone for money. It's telling someone about trying to solve this horrific incident that we can solve. By changing our focus to raising awareness from raising dollars, it's something they find they're passionate about and they don't dread."
Students spend their 30 fasting hours at lock-ins and performing community service projects, oftentimes at food pantries and soup kitchens, driving home the reality of what it means to be hungry.
"It humbles you because it's something a lot of us have control over. We know we can get a meal afterward, but it makes you realize there are people out there who absolutely don't have that choice," said Leah Swindon, director of the 30 Hour Famine and a youth leader at her church in Seattle.
"I worked at a rescue mission before and told the kids, 'This is probably the only meal these people are eating today.' It causes them to think differently and to appreciate what they have."
Swindon says all the money raised during the 30 Hour Famine goes directly to World Vision's food relief efforts around the globe.
Anywhere from 200,000 to 300,000 students participate in one of two famines each year. Groups not participating this weekend can join the next 30 Hour Famine on April 26 to 27.
Though it's both a physical and mental a challenge, Swindon says students "want the challenge … They have this attitude of 'Bring it. I want to feel this, experience it.' Kids come to me every year and ask 'When are we doing the famine again?'"
"It's not something you can train for like a marathon. So it's still that same impact every year. It's just as hard every year."
Silldorff's group takes the famine experience a step farther than most. In addition to the fast, they'll spend Saturday night on the church's lawn, constructing shelter from cardboard boxes.
"Most people who are hungry also don't have a home," he said.
When the fast is over, they won't dive head-first into the ice cream.
They'll share a meal at a breakfast their church serves every Sunday to the local homeless population.
"It's not just about the food, it's about relationships. The kids no longer use the word 'bum' or 'homeless person,' all those [words with] negative connotations. Now they're saying 'Oh, that's John.' They put a face and a name with a homeless person," Silldorff said.
"The kids are no longer scared, they just talk to them and realize they stood in line with that person and were just as hungry as that person was with the famine."
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Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. 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 >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >