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 >
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:23:51 GMT
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m. The victim's name and conditionFull Story >
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:10:46 GMT
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The incident happened Saturday evening on the corner of Burnet and Rockdale Avenue in Avondale. One man was arrestedFull Story >
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The victim is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
(RNN) - On Valentine's Day, it's typical to see mushy displays of affection from couples, friends and family.
It's the day we tell each other - in sickeningly, loving detail - how much we care and show it with heart-shaped chocolate boxes and shiny jewelry.
Saint Valentine's Day is named after a martyr in ancient Rome. There are a few stories about different St. Valentine's, but the most popular account tells of a priest under the reign of Emperor Claudius II. When the emperor decided young, single men made better soldiers, he outlawed marriage for them. Valentine continued to marry young Christian couples in secret and when discovered, he was put to death.
Another version tells of a Valentine imprisoned for trying to help persecuted Christians escape Roman prisons where they were tortured and beaten. He fell in love with a girl, possibly the jailer's daughter. He wrote the first "valentine" to her from prison, signing it "From your Valentine."
The saint wouldn't recognize his own feast day today. Valentine's Day is now celebrated world-wide and in a variety of cultural fashions. Whether you're planning a nice evening out, or a quiet night in, love will be all around this Feb. 14.
Here's a breakdown of V-Day, by the numbers:
269: The year St. Valentine was said to be martyred for marrying Christian couples and helping Christians being persecuted in Rome under Emperor Claudius.
3: Saints the Catholic Church recognizes as having the name Valentine or Valentinus.
496: Year (A.D.) Pope Gelasius I made Feb. 14 St. Valentine's feast day.
$130.97: Dollars spent on average by a person celebrating Valentine's Day.
$175.61: Dollars spent on average by men for their better half. This is about twice as much as women spend.
$88.78: Dollars spent on average by women for their significant other. In Japan, because of marketing by chocolate companies, women are actually expected to buy chocolate for their men.
$18.6 billion: Estimated dollars spent in 2013 on Valentine's festivities and gifts.
100,000: Pounds of candy hearts produced every day to meet the Valentine's demand.
1.97: People out of 10 that say they will purchase jewelry to show affection.
1,177: Manufacturing plants that produced chocolate and cocoa products as of 2009.
$21.47: Dollars spent on average by one person on Valentine's Day candy.
8.6 million: Dollars spent on sparkling wine for V-Day. Valentine's Day comes in fourth for holidays celebrated with bubbly liquor after New Year's, Christmas and Thanksgiving.
37.44: Average dollar amount spent by one person on flowers for Valentine's Day. Roses are a Valentine's staple, and each color of rose has its own special meaning.
12: Perfect number of roses to give your sweetie to say, "Be mine!"
144 million: Valentine's Day cards given out annually. Valentine's Day is the second-largest greeting card holiday after Christmas.
7: Countries other than the U.S. that celebrate Valentine's Day. They are the U.K., Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Denmark and Australia.
25: Percent increase in condom sales on Valentine's Day.
14: Day in November that babies conceived on Valentine's Day will be born.
2.3 million: Couples that will get engaged this Valentine's Day.
Copyright 2013 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved. Sources: Catholic Online, Necco, National Retail Federation, U.S. Census Bureau, Hallmark, Teleflora, TopTenz.net, Examiner.com, History.com, About.com.
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 >