Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:28:12 GMT
A Dearborn County jury has recommended life in prison for a man convicted of murdering an Indiana woman. Charles Stephenson was found guilty on Monday in the beating death of Leigh Jennings, 67. On Tuesday,Full Story >
A Dearborn County jury has recommended life in prison for a man convicted of murdering an Indiana woman.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:00:58 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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:57:26 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 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:53:13 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) -
One East Texas boy's dreams of being an actor will come true Valentine's Day. Five-year-old Simon Ramber of Livingston will be playing the role of Cupid.
Simon Ramber was born prematurely at 31 weeks weighing an amazing 10 pounds and was 21 inches long at birth, and doctors said he would only live to be the age of a late teen or early adult.
"Simon pushes past pain every day," Julie Ramber, Simon's mother, said. "He has Morquio Syndrome, which is very rare. His spinal structure is such that it causes dwarfism."
Simon may only be 36 inches tall but his passion for acting is larger than life.
Last month his mother wrote "Cupid is a Gangster." She assigned her son to the role of Cupid.
"Simon attached himself to this play immediately," Julie Ramber said. "He was just going around saying, ‘I'm going to shoot you and make you fall in love.'"
The play is about a hate crime which causes Cupid's death.
"Inspiration and hope brings Cupid back to life," Julie Ramber said. "The kids that participate are just dying to have something that they can hold on to, something that's inspirational."
Julie Ramber's inspiration to help kids with disabilities live out their creativity and dreams comes from her daughter's death. The then 9-year-old had the same rare syndrome Simon lives with.
"My daughter Victoria whom everyone in this area loved died in 2009 after having a surgery, and it was very tragic," Julie Ramber said.
After her oldest child's death she started jewlkids.com; a non-profit organization to help other disabled children.
"Jewlskids.com was built as a resource for disabled kids and their families. It's so they can find their own doctor and the right specialist that would take care of disabled kids," Julie Ramber said. "If they needed to take an autism test, they were able to find one online with assistance from the site or if they needed a psychologist or therapy, they could do so at jewlskids.com."
The site helped parents access the right sources. Children were able to display their talents on the site and share their inspiring stories. Due to lack of funds, site has been down for several months. Ramber hopes some of the proceeds from "Cupid is a Gangster" will help get the site back up and running.
"We at jewslkids.com are trying to get the kids involved in
something special. There isn't a whole lot of activities for disabled kids
around here," Julie Ramber said.
Ramber knows first hand how important the site is as a single mother to three children who each live with disabilities. Simon is her youngest child but says he doesn't see his disability as a set back.
"He makes himself extremely likeable because he cares about other people," Julie Ramber said. "Simon cares more about other people than he even cares about himself, and that's what makes Simon special."
Ramber will be performing in "Cupid is a Gangster" tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the upper ballroom at Buster McNutty's in Livingston.
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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