Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:21:50 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty in the department's 150-year history was ambushed, possibly from a hilltop, according to the Jefferson County Coroner'sFull Story >
The coroner said a 12-gauge shotgun was used to shoot K-9 Officer Jason Ellis multiple times -- possibly from a hilltop -- early Saturday morning on an off-ramp leading from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:52 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:52:50 GMT
Memorial Day weekend began with a violent 24 hours in the City of Cincinnati. Two people were killed and three others wounded in four separate shootings. Despite the recent gunfire, the faith communityFull Story >
Memorial Day weekend began with a violent 24 hours in the City of Cincinnati. Two people were killed and three others wounded in four separate shootings. Despite the recent gunfire, the faith community delivered a message of hope.Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
It's a staggering thought. Of the 4.4 billion (that's billion with a "B") tons of foods produced every year worldwide, half is wasted.
That's according to a new study conducted by the British-based Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
Started in 2010, the study quickly found the majority of the waste happens in developed countries like the United States and throughout Europe.
Most of the food is thrown out by consumers and businesses.
Edgar Grier of Charlotte told WBTV more folks should follow his lead.
"I never waste food," he said. "I save leftovers," he said. "I try to cook a reasonable portion and you know, try not to over cook stuff."
But the responsibility isn't just on the consumer. The study also pointed the finger at businesses who throw out perfectly good food or food that may only be a few days past its expiration date.
That's why Jennifer Wozniak, marketing leader with Whole Foods market in Charlotte, says their philosophy is different.
"Hopefully we're helping set an example for other businesses as well as folks and how they use their food at home," she said.
Wozniak told WBTV they do that by recycling a lot of the fresh produce they have to throw out.
"We work with Earthfarms Organics and they come and pick up our organic waste and compost it, thereby diverting it from the landfills," she said.
In fact, the company composts more than 700 pounds of the store's organic waste each month.
They also donates hundreds of dollars in other unwanted food to local food banks each day.
Trader Joe's also told WBTV, "Trader Joe's donates a majority of our items that are not sellable. The donations are done seven days a week to different non-profit and charitable organizations such as local food banks. We take the safety of our customers and donations very seriously and unless the donations are recommended for safe consumption we will not donate them."
Other factors that contribute to waste: improper harvesting and issues with storage and transportation.
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.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 >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.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 >