Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:12 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:40:35 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:09 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:09:58 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke This summer's abnormal weather created near perfect growing conditions for farm crops which could mean lower prices for shoppers. Projected high corn yields, called bumper crops, couldFull Story >
This summer's abnormal weather created near perfect growing conditions for farm crops which could mean lower prices for shoppers.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.
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 >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 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 >