Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:04:15 GMT
Good afternoon Tri-State! BREAKING: Officials say a military aircraft crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, Virginia. Details here: http://bit.ly/1opeNgw Ponzi schemer Glen Galemmo is in court rightFull Story >
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:54:46 GMT
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be anFull Story >
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:33 GMT
The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.Full Story >
The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N....Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:16 GMT
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.Full Story >
A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.Full Story >
A local boy's dream came true this week after he got to interact with his hero, a Super Bowl-bound player for the Seahawks.
Ten-year-old Gavin Ruckes of Lebanon says he is the number one fan of Derrick Coleman, a Seahawks player who, like Gavin, is deaf. Coleman will be playing in the Super Bowl tomorrow against the Denver Broncos and is the first deaf offensive player in the NFL.
"I like him because he is a deaf player and doesn't care if people make fun of him," Gavin explains.
The interaction began when Gavin's mother, Amy Jackson, sent Coleman a photo of the number 40, Coleman's number, shaved in to her sons head. Coleman then posted the photo on Facebook with the caption "Shout out to my buddy, Gavin Ruckes. Love the new cut!! Thanks for the support."
Coleman gave Gavin a shout out again by sharing his "Giving Forward" online fundraiser page. Gavin wants to play football at Donovan Elementary School next year, but he needs a special helmet to play, one that is large enough to accommodate his cochlear implant that aids his hearing. The online fundraiser was set up by a family friend and is raising money to buy the specially-made helmet.
Coleman's second post read: "Gavin Ruckes, 10 years old, has a Cochlear Implant and need a special helmet to play football. He needs our support, could you all help him and his family (Amy L Jackson) reach their goal? This is what its about #AchievingDreams #Faith #Supporting #HelpingOthers" with a link to the web page.
Amy is raising her three children as a single mother and says the proper helmet "is expensive… so we thought that was awesome because he got so many people to donate." The fundraising page reached it's goal on Saturday night.
Amy says Gavin can not hear anything without his implant. "To see him get out there and play and not be told he can't because of his implant is going to be awesome."
Gavin and Amy made shirts and have posters in their house rooting on the Coleman in the Super Bowl, and say because of how he has treated them, they will be Seahawks fans for life.
"He's doing it from his heart, it means a lot," Amy said as she choked back the tears.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:19:25 GMT
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday. The former Cincinnati money manager is expected to appear in Federal Court whereFull Story >
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:30:32 GMT
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. Full Story >
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. According to NTSB investigators, the plane never got very far off the ground Monday night.Full Story >
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