Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:49:54 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 >
Around 3:00 a.m., a car flipped over on the highway, near the Kellogg exit, and hit the median. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:30 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:30:08 GMT
At the entrance to Irish Heritage Center in Cincinnati there is a display with the 32 counties of Ireland. It's all alphabetical so people can come and see where their family is from. FOX19 Morning AnchorFull Story >
FOX19's Sheila Gray shows you where you can get a taste of authentic Irish culture here in Cincinnati.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 >
It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize.Full Story >
It was a rare moment in relations between the media and the government: In 2008, FBI Director Robert Mueller called the top editors at The New York Times and The Washington Post to apologize because the bureau had improperly...Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
The Boy Scouts of America is seeking input about a potential change in its policy against allowing openly gay members.
The scouting organization sent out a 13-question survey to its committees, representative of Scouting's members, to engage representatives of Scouting's membership and "listen to their perspectives and concerns."
In February, the group's national executive board postponed a vote on lifting its outright ban on openly homosexual scouts and troop leaders.
According to BSA officials, the group distributes a bi-yearly survey called "The Voice of the Scout."
"The BSA used this survey to add questions about the membership standards policy," officials said.
The surveys go to all leaders, parents, and youth over 14 years of age, officials said.
"The questions about the membership standards policy do not vary and have only been included in the surveys going to adults," BSA officials say.
The questionnaire lays out some very specific questions and scenarios about the BSA's connection with homosexuality.
The survey includes six multiple-choice answers ranging from "totally acceptable" to "totally unacceptable."
"Bob is 15 years old, and the only openly gay Scout in a Boy Scout troop. Is it acceptable or unacceptable for the troop leader to allow Bob to tent with a heterosexual boy on an overnight camping trip?" one question asks.
Rob Wick, a Charlotte parent whose 8 year-old son is a Cub Scout, is glad the organization is revisiting the issue.
"Can't kick the can down the road too far," he said. "You gotta -- the time is right, I think you gotta make that call."
The survey isn't just about the younger scouts, another question focuses on troop leaders being homosexuals.
"A gay male troop leader, along with another adult leader, is taking a group of boys on a camping trip following the youth protection guidelines of two-deep leadership. Is it acceptable or unacceptable for the gay adult leader to take adolescent boys on an overnight camping trip?"
But ask Wick how he feels about gay trooper leaders and that's where he falters a bit.
"You caught me here," he admitted. "I don't know that even where I fall on it. I do know for the scouts but not for the overall organization. I don't know. It's a tough call."
Another parent, who didn't want her name used said sexual orientation shouldn't matter.
"It's just really too bad they're making sexual orientation something that they're going to love and take care of everybody unless of course you're different from me," she said.
"We are currently in the "Listening Phase," where the BSA's committees engage key stakeholders for input and develop a summary report," officials said. "The survey results, along with the committee's work, will be put into a larger report and will help inform the officers' work on a resolution regarding membership standards."
Officials say the voting members of the National Council will take action on a resolution at the National Annual Meeting in May 2013.
The BSA says it is reviewing a number of issues and how they will impact the BSA, "including youth, chartered organizations, parents, and financial, fundraising, and legal concerns."
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 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 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 >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:23 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:23:02 GMT
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 23-year-old 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 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:33:16 GMT
Two Ohio lawmakers want to make some changes to license plate requirements in the state, and it's all in an effort to save money. State representatives Terry Johnson and Stephen Slesnick want vehiclesFull Story >
Two Ohio lawmakers want to make some changes to license plate requirements in the state, and it's all in an effort to save money.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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
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