Friday, July 25 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:08:44 GMT
An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in western Afghanistan, identified 14 Shiite passengers and shot them dead by the side of the road.Full Story >
In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban's reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.Full Story >
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President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
President Barack Obama met with Central American leaders Friday to urge them to help slow the stream of unaccompanied children from their countries to the U.S., as House Republicans tried to agree on their own proposed...Full Story >
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL (WFLX) - Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head. The FacebookFull Story >
Southwest Florida investigators are looking into a disturbing photo posted online. It shows a man holding a cat by it's "scruff" and pointing a gun at its head.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Centers for Disease Control ranked Ohio as the 13th most obese state in the nation.
One of the contributing factors is the lack of grocery stores in some neighborhoods, according to officials. Those neighborhoods are called 'food deserts'.
A campaign has been launched to help change that.
Liz Carter, Executive Director of Cincinnati's St. Vincent DePaul Society, said the West End is typical of many neighborhoods without a local grocery store.
"It's interesting when you put in your GPS a grocery store. The first thing that comes up in this neighborhood is a gas station," said Carter.
Carter conveyed it's hard on families.
"The families that live in neighborhoods like this don't have access like so many of us do, to stores where they can get fresh produce and good quality food something beyond snacks and a bag of chips," she said.
Donna Jean Wells in Clifton said living in a food desert can be a burden.
"It's affected my health in that I've gained weight because I've not been walking to my local grocery store," said Wells.
Liz Carter said it's a problem agencies like the St. Vincent de Paul society are trying to address.
"We make a big push to make sure that we provide fresh produce and milk and protein, and the things that you wouldn't get at a convenience store," she said.
The Center for Closing the Health Gap launched a Food Desert awareness campaign to educate the public about the relationship between diet and illness.
However, Goessling IGA General Manager Chris Acus revealed the difficulty in putting a grocery store in every neighborhood that needs ones.
"The cost of properties, rents, the overhead that the owners have to deal with on a regular basis, and changing prices and the whole financial crunch as it is right now. It is difficult, and it takes a bold person to put a store in."
Clifton hasn't had a grocery store in the past 12 months, but if all goes as planned, Goessling IGA will reopen later this year, eliminating one food desert in the Cincinnati area.
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >