Friday, May 24 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:03:25 GMT
As survivors of Monday's tornado that killed 24 people in Moore, Oklahoma, prepare to spend part of Memorial Day Weekend honoring the dead, the survivors must worry about health dangers stemming from allFull Story >
As survivors of Monday's tornado that killed 24 people in Moore, Oklahoma, prepare to spend part of Memorial Day Weekend honoring the dead, the survivors must worry about health dangers stemming from all the infrastructure that's been destroyed.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:43:05 GMT
Here's a look at what events lead to the Cincinnati-based IRS scandal. Learn more about the players and timelines inside. Full Story >
Here's a look at what events lead to the Cincinnati-based IRS scandal. Learn more about the players and timelines inside.Full Story >
When Crimson found a way through her electric fence recently --- and stayed gone for days --- Andi Sims was beside herself.
"It's such a hopeless and helpless feeling. You want to do something, but you don't know what to do," she said.
What she did was distribute flyers offering a reward. She also visited nearby vet's offices. Then, she took her search to social media.
"…posted it on Facebook. I posted it on Craig's List. I put that we had lost our dog on Twitter," Andi said.
A friend who saw her post about the missing dog saw another post about one that was found and connected the dots --- or the dog, so to speak.
This is just one of many ways pets are being reunited with owners after going missing, an increasingly common trend, according to the American Kennel Club.
"In 2010 we tracked 255 pet thefts," said AKC's Lisa Peterson. "Compare that to last year, 2011, we tracked 432 pet thefts. So there was an increase of nearly 70-percent."
And those are just the cases they tracked through media and online reports. According to PetFinder.com, more than two million pets disappeared last year. Less than 10-percent made their way back home.
Pet expert Charlotte Reed claims companies are hoping to change that by bringing high-tech options to animal owners.
Consider the Tagg GPS system, for example.
"It's attached to your pet's collar and it will you track your pet in real time," said Charlotte Reed, a pet lifestyle expert.
You'll get a text or email when your dog or cat leaves the zone you've set-up. And you'll see exactly where your pet is, as long as the collar is still on.
There's also a collar that uses QR codes to tell others about your animal. You just register your pet online, then order an ID tag, which can be read with a regular QR code app.
"So, if someone has the phone app they can scan the tag and find out all about your pet. Also, there's Amber Alerts for pets where you can actually upload your data, pay a fee and they'll do all of the legwork for you," Reed said.
With animal theft becoming an issue around the country, the American Kennel Club still prefers micro-chipping, which is embedded under the animal's skin.
"Notify the police" if your dog is taken, Peterson advises. "Tell them the dog has a microchip if it does, clearly, you know, get the word out. Put flyers up around the neighborhood."
Websites dedicated to missing pets also help.
No matter what, don't give-up hope.
"In the last year or so we've seen pets who have returned home after 8 years, 12 years," said Reed.
Meanwhile, Andi has an appointment to get a microchip for Crimson.
"It was one experience that we never want to repeat," she said.
It's important to note the Tagg system has an ongoing monthly fee to keep the GPS system active.
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Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:32:20 GMT
A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in East Price Hill. On May 14, officers responded to the 500 block of Elberon Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Upon arrival, police located ScottFull Story >
A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in East Price Hill.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:47:43 GMT
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases. The suspension marks the second time the high court has suspendedFull Story >
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 4:38 AM EDT2013-05-24 08:38:10 GMT
(RNN) - A bridge in Washington has collapsed and at least two cars are in the water, according to KING 5 TV out of Seattle. The bridge is part of Interstate 5. There is no word on injuries. Copyright 2013Full Story >
A photo from the scene showed a man sitting on top of his car, which was partially submerged.Full Story >
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