Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:51:51 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A Las Vegas restaurant showcased its newest purchase Tuesday - a rare, white, 2-pound truffle reported to be worth at least $10,000.
Gino Ferraro, owner of Ferraro's Italian Restaurant on Paradise Road, said he jumped at the chance to own the scant fungal find, when he was contacted by a distributor.
"It's like finding a 25-pound lobster in the ocean," Ferraro said. Incidentally, Ferraro said he bought just that about 20 years ago.
The terrific truffle, which is the fruiting body of a subterranean fungus, was found near Sienna in the Tuscany region of Italy, by a hunter of such treasures, who worked with Chef Choice, a food distributor serving the Las Vegas area.
"When I got this call, I was here in Las Vegas talking with Ferraro," said Salvatore Cesareo, of Chef Choice. "He called his father who is co-owner, and ... they didn't think twice about getting this beauty."
Ferraro said he paid between $10,000 and $20,000 for the rare culinary catch.
Cesareo said there are only three or four white truffles of this size in any given season. He said this year, there were only two.
Now, what to do with such a Tuscan treasure. Typically, the shavings of a truffle are used in many dishes, Ferraro said, including his famed risotto with champagne. However, this time he'd like the fungus to do some good for a local charity, in the form of an auction.
"It's rare," Ferraro said. "So, it could be auctioned off for anyone interested in bidding for it."
Cesareo said the starting bid for such a rarity would be at least $10,000.
Ferraro said the largest white truffle ever recorded was 5 pounds and 5 ounces, and brought $330,000 at auction.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >