Thailand's prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.Full Story >
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(RNN) - A few world leaders, including President Barack Obama, decided to snap a selfie during the Nelson Mandela memorial Tuesday. A photographer snapped a picture of Obama with British Prime MinisterFull Story >
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William L. Mallory Sr., the patriarch of a Cincinnati Democratic political family, died Tuesday. Mallory, 82, of the West End, served 28 years in the Ohio House of Representatives starting in 1966, accordingFull Story >
William Mallory Sr., patriarch of a Cincinnati political family, died Tuesday.Full Story >
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The infant mortality rate reported in the Cincinnati area is more than twice the national average. However, a new collaboration is being launched to combat that statistic.
The March of Dimes estimates 13.3 babies die in Cincinnati for every 1,000 births, compared to the national average of 6.1 deaths.
The infant mortality rate is even higher among African American and Hispanic babies, who account for about 58% of the deaths in Hamilton County.
Infant mortality is an important measure of a community's overall wellness. As a result, the medical community and policy makers have joined forces to save lives.
Premature birth is just one of the causes of infant mortality. Twins Tamar and Tamara Charleston, born nine weeks premature at the University of Cincinnati's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, are lucky.
Their mother Angela had good prenatal care, so she says she's not worried.
"I really have no concerns because they're getting the care that they need, and they're moving right along developmentally like the doctors and nurses expect them to."
The Charleston twins are fortunate, but many infants around the area don't make it to their first birthday, which is why a coalition of political leaders, health care professionals and non-profits gathered Thursday to form an intiative group to address the problem.
The initiative is co-chaired by Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune, who says, "Everybody coming together, to work together collaboratively, to decide what it is we need to do in order to solve this problem."
Dr. Elizabeth Kelly with UC Health, an expert on infant and maternal health, says the collaborative will take a close look at a very complicated problem, including different risk factors.
"African American women, women who live in poverty, women who are single, women who have less than a high school education and teens."
The goal is to connect expectant mothers with the resources they need to have healthy babies.
UC Health has committed more than $1 million in start-up money for this initiative.
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31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup. One intriguing option is the speedy youngsterFull Story >
New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 9:25 PM EST2013-12-10 02:25:43 GMT
One Cincinnati city councilman is calling for an investigation into possible government waste, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Charlie Winburn says the public works department forgotFull Story >
One Cincinnati city councilman is calling for an investigation into possible government waste, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.Full Story >
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Fifty-three people were on board a Dallas-bound flight that had to make an emergency landing at CVG on Monday evening. American Eagle flight 3162 departed CVG bound for Dallas/Fort Worth InternationalFull Story >
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Fire crews are on the scene of a large fire in Newport Ky. Firefighters say that the fire broke out around 9:45 p.m. on Monday night on Saratoga Street. FOX19 is heading to the scene. We will continueFull Story >
One person is in the hospital following a fire in Newport Ky. The fire broke out around 9:45 p.m. on Monday at a house on Saratoga Street.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 11:55 PM EST2013-12-10 04:55:48 GMT
A new law proposed in the Ohio state House could change the way courts handle your religious freedoms. The proposed Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act aims to make sure citizens are able to freelyFull Story >
A new law proposed in the Ohio state House could change the way courts handle your religious freedoms.Full Story >
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(CNN) – The hiker who got caught under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to free himself was arrested early Sunday. Aron Lee Ralston, the subject of the 2010 movie, 127 Hours, was arrested in Denver,Full Story >
The hiker who got caught under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to free himself was arrested early Sunday.Full Story >
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