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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:54:57 GMT
Simon Cowell will be surrounded by women when THE X FACTOR returns for its third season this fall on FOX. Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio join him andFull Story >
It will be the beauties and the Brit this season on the X Factor.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:47:32 GMT
The Cincinnati Fire Department is on the scene of an house fire in the 1600 block of State Avenue. Crews reported flames coming from the second story. FOX19 crews on the scene say the house has beenFull Story >
The home was vacant but neighbors told investigators that a squatter had been staying in the building. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:46:27 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
The Phoenix Herpetological Society is full of reptiles, but one really stands out. He's a 9-year-old alligator named Mr. Stubs.
"In the world of alligators, they are cannibalistic so a larger alligator tried to make a meal out of Mr. Stubs," said curator Daniel Marchand.
The meaning behind his moniker is pretty clear, the poor guy's tail turned into that bigger gator's snack. He's lived without that important limb for years, which means Mr. Stubs can't swim.
"His body just spins around in the water so he just churns up a lot of water, doesn't go anywhere forward," Marchand said.
"If there are other alligators with him, of course without a tail, he'd be the last one to the dinner table," he said.
Since gators store food in their tails during the winter time, Mr. Stubs is out of luck there too.
"We have to be careful that he doesn't basically starve to death in a sense because that tail only supplies obviously very little food," Marchand said.
So after years of just dealing with the hand their were dealt, workers found a little cinematic inspiration. The movie Dolphin Tale is based on the true story of a dolphin that got a prosthetic tail. It seemed logical Mr. Stubs would benefit from the same technology.
"As far as we know, as of today there are no reptiles in the world that have ever received a prosthetic limb of any kind," Marchand said.
There's a first time for everything, so doctors have been measuring Mr. Stubs and figuring out how to make this work for about a year.
"And through X-rays, we found out that there is enough backbone there," Marchand said.
Now it's a matter of building the flexible, water friendly appendage to propel Mr. Stubs to the front of the dinner line. Mr. Stubs is expected to live for another 60 years or so, and he'll get much bigger, so chances are he'll need more than one prosthetic tail in his lifetime.
It's all paid for by donations, so if you'd like to help Mr. Stubs or any of the other reptiles at the Phoenix Herpetological Society just click here.
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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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