A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the...Full Story >
Now that tech darling Apple Inc. has been dragged front and center into the debate over the U.S. tax code, lawmakers are hoping that the spotlight on such a high-profile company could be the catalyst for Congress to take...Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
The federal government fined the Kansas City Zoo more than $4,500 after one of its chimpanzees literally starved to death because of zookeeper failures.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture notified the zoo in May that it had failed to prevent dominant chimps from keeping food away from Nusu. The 13-year-old male died in December. He should have weighed about 150 pounds, but instead weighed 94 pounds.
He had lost 37 percent of his body weight in 20 months, which was the last time he had been weighed.
Zookeepers used treats to lure primates onto a scale, but failed to keep track that Nusu wasn't being weighed. This was because other chimps were literally keeping food from him.
"Your employees were not certain as to how much food this chimpanzee was consuming as they were not monitoring this animal specifically and they knew that other chimpanzees hoarded biscuits from the other chimpanzees," according to the federal letter of reprimand.
The zoo's daily log failed to note anything wrong with Nusu until the staff contacted the veterinarian after he started developing bumps on his arm. Nusu was never separated from the troop despite his weight loss or skin irritations.
Zoo officials admitted Thursday that they failed to provide adequate care but stressed changes have been made as a result of Nusu's death.
Geoff Hall, who was recently hired as second in command at the zoo, said caring for captive animals is both an art and a science. He said changes have been made.
"We have fantastic veterinarians that work at the Kansas City Zoo," he said. "Of course, veterinarians at zoos are working on hundreds of animals of different specifies. It's not like a human physician working on one species and having multiple subjects. We have to learn all the time from the animals."
Hall told the Kansas City Star, KCTV5's reporting partner, that he has great confidence in the zoo's animal management team and their care of the zoo's animals.
"We recognize that we could have done things better back then," Hall told the newspaper. "We have made some very significant strides and improvements. It's an expectation of excellence that constantly grows. We're very pleased with the progress of this institution."
The zoo has brought in a chimpanzee expert from Chicago as well as zoo directors from across the country to review the zoo's operations. Additional staff have been hired and training has been stepped up.
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 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
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 >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. 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 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
635 W. 7th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45203
Switchboard: (513) 421-1919
Newsroom: (513) 421-0119
Press releases: desk@FOX19.com