Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:52:21 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Full Story >
The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:27:22 GMT
The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
PASADENA, CA (WTVM) -
A die-hard Auburn fan and wounded warrior has been given the chance to attend the big game in Pasadena on Monday, and this was all made possible with help from the Auburn family.
U.S. Army Specialist Josh Wetzel was deployed to Afghanistan in May 2012 when he stepped on an IED causing him to lose both of his legs.
He has been recovering at the Walter Reed Medical Center just outside of Washington D.C. and recently just moved to Opelika with his family.
As an anniversary gift, Wetzel's wife Page surprised him with a trip to California and with a little help from Facebook, the Auburn family and some even some Bama fans, they raised enough money to buy him a ticket to the game.
"It's a dream come true, I was beyond excited when I found out," said Wetzel. "I was in tears, I never expected this in my wildest dreams."
He continued, "It's super humbling that people would come together and do stuff like this for people and I never expected anything like this and it's humbling and amazing that people would take their time and give money to help me go."
Opelika comedian, speaker and veteran Jody Fuller heard Wetzel's story, posted it to his Facebook and more than $850 have been raised to send him to Pasadena.
"I'm a veteran so anything I can do to help out a veteran, particularly a wounded warrior, I'll do what I can," said Fuller. "I got a pretty good following on Facebook of a lot of good people to help anytime. So it was just a blessing to be able to do it and send this young man to Pasadena."
The Bowman family decided to give the ticket to Wetzel for free, leaving the money raised to go toward other expenses. They look forward to sitting with him at the game.
"For someone like Josh, it's not often you get to make someone else's dream come true," said Marlene Bowman. "He had a dream of going to the game and to be able to do that for somebody it feels great. It's all about giving."
Wetzel will also attend Auburn University this year to finish his degree. We hope to catch up with him here in California when he arrives this weekend.
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >