Saturday, May 18 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:32:55 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million.Full Story >
Autism Speaks raises money for Autism research and awarenessFull Story >
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - These days, Tomas Kaplan is a ball of energy. Two years ago, he was a canvas.
"People bring banners, but instead of making one we thought we'd paint it on my belly," said Tomas' mother, Kendra Kaplan.
Kendra, then 5 months pregnant with Tomas, was welcoming her husband Joshua home after a year long deployment in Iraq.
The 'Welcome home, Daddy' message and the moment were captured by a news photographer. "I think it hit papers the next day and it blew up," said Kendra.
The picture ran around the world. It was even chosen as a Life magazine photo of the year, but it didn't take long for the comment boards to heat up. How could her husband be deployed for a year and come home to a wife 5 months pregnant?
"I mean you see this picture, she's pregnant, 12 months, I get it," said Kendra. "But it's not okay."
The comments got nasty and haven't stopped since. The truth, Kaplan says, is Tomas was conceived on her husband's two-week leave.
"A lot of babies are conceived on mid-tour. A lot," said Kendra. "The husbands come home, they're home for 2 weeks, and what else are you going to do? You're gonna make a baby!"
Kaplan says it got uglier when the picture got copied without the original description that spelled out the story of conception.
It's definitely missing from websites that describe it as "pregnancy fail" -- websites that do manage to print her full name.
"It's my name, they're saying my first and last name," said Kendra. "That carries on."
Kendra worries about when Tomas is old enough to read and get teased for what other kids might find on the Internet.
It was enough for Kaplan to get a paternity test that she says she wanted to make her point to the world and her son.
"I can say this is your daddy, there are no ifs ands or buts about it," said Kendra.
Kendra says in the end she's glad she has a series of photos to one day show her son even if they come with an ugly Internet reputation.
"It just sucks that it was taken to that extreme," said Kendra.
Kendra says despite the paternity test, the picture and its controversy has alienated some of her friends. But she says her husband has believed and stood by her throughout the drama.
Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >