CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head. The FacebookFull Story >
Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:25:35 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled unrest in the West Bank,...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:07:43 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators combed the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down, taking notes and photos as their governments prepared police detachments they hope can...Full Story >
Friday is National Rare Disease Awareness Day and The Xtra is grateful to have on Friday's show a Northern Kentucky boy who is battling a rare illness.
Joey Holt, 12, of Fort Thomas, has Langerhans cell histiocytosis or histio. The disease happens when the body accumulates too many immature Langerhans cells (a type of white blood cell), according to the Histiocytosis Association Inc. The organization says with the disease too many Langerhans cells are produced and build up in certain parts of the body where they can form tumors or damage organs.
In a public announcement, Joey says there is no known cause or cure for the disease that can attack your skin, bone or organs.
When Joey was in the fourth grade, his white blood cells ate away his right hip bone. He underwent a bone graph and spent four months in a wheelchair. Steroid treatment was prescribed. If the disease returns, he says he will go through chemotherapy.
"I suffer from chronic pains that can make me miss days of school at a time," he said.
Joey participates in online support groups and considers himself one of the lucky ones because he does not have to leave the groups to travel far for treatment. He receives care at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, who employs some of the leading Histio doctors around the world.
Joey decided last year that he would become an advocate for his disease and bring awareness of the illness to the Tri-State. He stuffs treat bags with candy and Histio brochures to pass out, he filmed a PSA for the Histio association and wrote a letter to the Fort Thomas Mayor asking February 28 to be recognized as Histiocytosis Day.
Joey says he hopes his love for science will one day help him find a cure for Histiocytosis.
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >