Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:31 GMT
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 >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:48 GMT
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 >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:18:52 GMT
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 >
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:44:06 GMT
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 >
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
A 64-year-old man is finding his roots this holiday season, as he prepares to meet his biological father for the first time.
Yogi Himplier has had a good career. The retired Baton Rouge police officer now owns a vending machine company and a nursery. He also has a son who is a section chief in the district attorney's office. However, Himplier, who was born in Germany, has never met his biological father. Back in the early 1960s, people didn't speak about absentee parents.
"We were never told anything; we didn't know," said Himplier. "I don't remember knowing anything, who my father was in Germany. It wasn't until 1962 when my mother remarried and we were told that, ‘This is your father.' That's all, you know. ‘Don't say anything to anybody. This is your father.' Period, end of conversation."
As Himplier grew older, he began to wonder about who his real father was, even though he deeply loves his step-father.
"Well, off and on, you would just think, ‘Who's my father?' Just out of curiosity. Just who is he? And later on in life, I began to think about health issues and I'm a very healthy person, but I always thought, ‘What if?'" Himplier explained.
He stayed in touch with his aunt. His real father would come up from time to time. She sent him pictures, but Himplier wasn't ready way back when, but now things have changed.
"And she said, ‘Are you ready? Do you want me to tell you?' I said, ‘Yes, I'm ready,' and she gives me the low down," he added.
It turns out his biological father is only a drive away. He lives in a border state.
"My plans are to go up there, contact him person-to-person and see what happens. A little nervous, yes," Himplier admitted.
"Everybody's happy. Everybody's happy," Himplier answered when asked about a best case scenario.
He said he actually plans on arranging a meeting his dad and we wish him well.
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 >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 GMT
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 >