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A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found.Full Story >
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GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) -
Two women say they found a dead animal carcass in their Uncle Ben's Ready Rice packet. They purchased the rice in Goochland.
These pictures in the slide show show what Chris Browning and Brooke Pleasants say came out of the rice. The women think it is a bird, but say state inspectors are testing to see what it is.
"I was ill," said Browning, describing the scene as whatever it was plopped onto her plate. "Just the smell alone was enough to…cause it looked like a cooked creature."
"It has a beak and you could see it's eyeball," added Pleasants. "It was clearly visible that it was a bird."
They say they just opened the rice package and what looked like a bird fell out onto their plate.
"It smelt like rotten flesh just like, just death and pure death," said Pleasants. "Death for days."
"I couldn't even think about eating," added Browning.
The women say they immediately called the store where they got it, Uncle Ben's and the state. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stopped by to sample the rice.
"He definitely said it was an animal," said Browning. "He kept thinking it was a rat, which is even worse in my opinion."
The department confirms that an investigation is ongoing, but sample results are still pending. Pleasants said she ended up in the hospital after touching it.
"I actually ended up being extremely nauseated," said Pleasants. "I was throwing up for approximately probably like a few hours throughout the day and I just could not stop so I went to the hospital."
Now the women say they want the product off store shelves.
"I would like to see some action taken about this," said Pleasants. "It is a health risk. I don't' think it's fair for the community to not know what's going on with Uncle Ben's."
We did speak with Uncle Ben's. They say they are working with the women, but think this incident was just a case of mold.
The company spokesperson said they have seen a few situations like this before and the spoilage can look like a dead animal. They say it was probably caused by a pin prick in the bag that let air in and contaminated the product.
The spokesperson added that the process used to cook the rice makes an animal in the bag highly unlikely.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
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