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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
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A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
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Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A Portland stripper is making national headlines after the private Twitter messages she exchanged with Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker went viral.
Booker and Casa Diablo stripper Lynsie Lee appeared in an upcoming documentary about Twitter, which appears to be both how and why they started tweeting at each other in the first place.
Lee tells FOX 12 she's had a crush on Booker for months and was hoping he'd be at the premiere of that documentary in Austin, TX, so she began messaging him on Twitter.
Recently, she decided to post his responses on her Facebook page, catapulting their rather private messages directly into the public eye.
"I was flirting with him, I thought he was cute, and I was excited to meet him at the premiere, but he couldn't make it, so we just kept flirting," said Lynsie Lee.
In the messages to the stripper, Booker wrote that, "the east coast loves you, and by the east coast, I mean me."
Lee, whose photograph on Twitter features her topless on a yellow couch, replied, "Well now I'm blushing."
Booker responded, "It's only fair."
"I don't think he would have replied to me so many times publicly if he was not interested or at least not used emoticons," said Lee.
The Newark mayor, now running for the U.S. Senate, has long talked about the revolutionary power of social media, collecting 1.4 million Twitter followers in the process.
It's that exact power, experts said, that seems to have worked against him in this case, during an impulsive moment.
"I imagine he was responding as a person and not as a politician," said PSU Professor of Sociology Randy Blazak. "I'm sure people who are seasoned politicians, are saying to him that you're never a person once you are a politician and you have to think like everything will be exposed."
Lee said she doesn't think her relationship with Booker is anything to make a big deal about and had this message for the Newark mayor: "I would say, I just hope this doesn't hurt his career, because I'm rooting for you. And, you can take me out to dinner any time."
Booker's camp has yet to return FOX 12's requests for a statement, but a spokesman for Booker told the New York Times that the mayor talks with people from all walks of life on Twitter.
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Politicians spend years building up their reputations and status, but a sex scandal can tear it all down in a matter of days, ruining their political career. Check out the top 15 political sex scandals in the last 20 years.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >