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Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
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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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The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman left disfigured after being misdiagnosed with a cancerous tumor and mistreated with radiation will receive life-changing surgery.
Lessya Sennik-Kotelevskaya was left with a crater in her face after receiving targeted radiation treatments she didn't need. Part of her jawbone and cheek deteriorated as a result.
The Russian-born mother, who prefers her maiden name Sennik, has a six-year-old but lost a child before her son was born due to unnecessary medical procedures.
More than 10 years ago Sennik was accidentally hit in the face during a basketball game in Kazakhstan and the swelling was misdiagnosed as cancer.
Sennik was 19 when she lost her home, husband and boutique business following the misdiagnosis.
Her cousin, Oleg Sennik, spent decades searching for his childhood friend and relative. He finally tracked her down online and flew her to Louisville where he's lived for several years.
"I went to church very often and prayed some day I would not have to worry about my face all the time," she said through Oleg, who interpreted for her.
"I always knew that he existed somewhere but I didn't know how to reach him," she said.
In the coming months a team from University of Louisville Physicians will reconstruct her face. It will cost more than $1 million to pay for the procedures, but she won't be charged a dime.
Dr. Jarrod Little, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will be donating his time and expertise so she can live a life without covering up what unnecessary radiation left behind.
"Certainly if anybody deserves a chance of a new life, it's Lessya," Dr. Little said.
The first surgery is scheduled for November 14.
The second surgery is a major operation. It's scheduled in January and may take up to 24 hours. Doctors will remove a leg bone that still includes skin and blood vessels.
The bone will be formed into a new jawbone, and the skin will become the new inside covering of her mouth.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.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 >