Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactFull Story >
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:33:30 GMT
CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The schedule for one of the country's best high school football showcases is about to be released, but here's a sneak peek at some of the match-ups. The following eight games willFull Story >
A record 17 schools will be playing in the 16th annual Crosstown Showdown high school football showcase this coming season. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:04 GMT
An inmate walks away from a Lebanon jail. Officers are asking the public to be on the look out for Stephen Ramey. Officers say Ramey walked away from the Lebanon Correction Institution just before noonFull Story >
Officers say Ramey walked away from the Lebanon Correction Institution just before noon on Tuesday.Full Story >
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.Full Story >
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.Full Story >
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -
One tiny dog is causing a conflict between two Upstate families, one an Easley City Councilman and his wife, and the other a family with four children - who all claim the dog is theirs.
And the two families are ready to fight for ownership of the small Chihuahua.
"Everyone loved Lucy. I mean her temperament was great. She was a very calming dog," Kerri Blanton said.
"She found us. She was on our front porch in a chair shivering and she weighed 3.5 pounds and now she weighs 6.5 pounds," said Trisha Watson.
Both families believe they are entitled to the same dog, called Lucy or Gracie depending on the family.
The Blantons lost their beloved Lucy when she got out of a friend's yard while they were on vacation in May.
"We went door-to-door in the neighborhood where she went missing, handed out fliers," Keith Blanton said. "Put fliers in some of the local area restaurants, convenience stores, even left one with the fire department in that area."
The Blantons also posted at least five ads on Craigslist then they spotted a photo of Lucy at an Easley City Council meeting on the Easley Patch website.
Councilman Dave Watson and his wife Trisha said they tried hard to find the owners but couldn't. They kept Lucy, naming her Gracie.
"We put out signs and we called vets and we called groomers and nobody that we could see was actively searching because there were no signs up in our neighborhood," said Trisha Watson.
So the Watsons kept her. They take her with them to their auction business where she has an embroidered blanket and wears a pink sweater and new collar.
"We have just fallen in love with her and she's in love with us and it would be like giving away your child," said Trisha Watson.
The Watsons believe since so much time has passed, Gracie belongs to them.
"She sleeps with us," Dave Watson said. "We take her to work."
"It would be like asking someone to give up their child," Trisha Watson said.
But the Blantons are heartbroken. They've shed a lot of tears and their two youngest children have shirts with Lucy's picture on them. They're hoping the Watsons change their mind.
"You would think a public servant in this situation would do the right thing, morally right," Keith Blanton said.
The Blantons have filed a complaint in magistrate's court and are ready to take the matter to a judge, who will likely resolve this doggie dilemma.
"The court will decide who the proper owner of the dog is," Keith Blanton said.
"We're not going to give her up easily," Trisha Watson said. "It would have to go to court I guess because we really feel the law is on our side."
The dog did not have a microchip or tag, and the Blantons said she was always inside.
Councilman Watson and his wife offered the Blantons $300 to buy a new dog. Before that, the Blantons claimed the Watsons asked them for $500 for food, vet care and other bills because they had taken care of the dog since May.
When FOX Carolina contacted several Upstate attorneys to see what their take on the case was, there were several varying opinions.
A few cited a South Carolina statute about stray animals. Some said the dog should be returned to the Blantons, but they should pay the Watsons back for taking care of her.
And other lawyers said that after three days, the dog belonged to the new family because she wasn't claimed.
All the lawyers agreed it will be up to a magistrate to decide who gets to keep her and who is left without their beloved dog.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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