Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:52:10 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenFull Story >
Ten children, which includes two infants, were killed by the EF-5 tornado in Moore, OK, according to the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.Full Story >
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:43:02 GMT
Cincinnati's Komen for the Cure is giving you a chance to register for a discounted rate for the Race for the Cure. Now through 5/22, you can register as an individual for $16. The 2013 Komen GreaterFull Story >
The 2013 Komen Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure will be September 14, 2013 at Great American Ball Park.Full Story >
(FOX19) - Your car's odometer can help determine your car's value, lease fees, or even affect your warranty. If yours is off, your vehicle could be racking up more miles than you actually drive, and there's no federal law that regulates odometer accuracy.
FOX19 wanted to see if that could really be the case with any car. So we headed to the Kentucky Speedway. We took four FOX19 vehicles: a 2013 SUV, a 2009 SUV, a 2009 sedan, and a 1993 van. First, we measured one mile on the track keeping in mind the shape and angle of it. We then drove each vehicle one mile, one at a time, in the top lane of the track.
Not one was dead on!
The first vehicle came close. It was off by 8 ft. The second vehicle was off the mark by 14 feet. The van overshot the mark by 28 feet. The car overshot it by 29 feet.
Those may all seem like short distances, but Kelly Blue Book's Jack Nerad said it still counts.
"Over the course of time a few feet suddenly become a mile and miles and miles and miles," said Nerad. "So you odometer being inaccurate can be wildly off. Maybe in your favor or maybe not. As a buyer, you have to consider the fact that the vehicle you're looking at may not have accurate mileage."
Over the vehicle's lifetime those nearly 30 feet can mean more than 500 extra miles.
Garrett Myers fixes odometers for a living. He runs Gene's Speedometer in Milford, Ohio.
He admits it's not easy, but there is one way consumers can test their odometers.
"Go maybe 100 miles or 200 and compare that to what you know the trip should actually be," said Myers. "That's the best way because they're usually off by a small percentage so if you take it on a shorter trip that may not show up."
First, make sure your tires are in good shape; improperly inflated or worn tires can throw off your reading. Another possible issue? The gauge could just be calibrated differently.
Nerad said there are only guidelines when it comes to odometer accuracy. The Society of Automotive Engineers calls for a margin of error up to four percent.
In 1972, Congress passed the Federal Odometer Act. It protects consumers against someone tampering with an odometer, but Nerad added that most are off by a small percentage.
"The fact is the rules are kind of wide-ranging," said Nerad. "They're not as specific as say meat in a meat market. The scale in a meat market has to be spot on, but what happens with an odometer is it's not as precise as that because it's not required to be as precise as that because of either state law or federal law."
Myers said if you do suspect a problem, there is a solution.
"There is a module you can install that can take care of that," said Myers. "But you're talking about spending, you know, $150-200. And it's really something that should be the manufacturer's responsibility, in my opinion."
Another sign of an faulty odometer is the wear of the car. Look at the steering wheel at the seats, even check out the tires. An odometer is an indicator of how much the car has been driven so there are most likely signs elsewhere.
Forbes Magazine released the Top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities. Check out which cities made the list.Full Story >
While most violent crimes dropped by 10 percent in the U.S., the national average is five times the rate it was in 2011. Forbes Magazine released the Top 10 most dangerous U.S. cities. Check out which cities made the list.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.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 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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:06:35 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:42:17 GMT
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday. Kara Perkins agreed to go along when one of her friends said she neededFull Story >
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.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 >
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 >
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