Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:00:15 GMT
The White House has named Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelbach as the 2013 Harvey Milk "Champion of Change." Seelbach will accept the award this Wednesday, May 22 (Harvey Milk Day) at the WhiteFull Story >
The White House has named Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelbach as the 2013 Harvey Milk "Champion of Change."Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:58:35 GMT
Funeral services are set for a Ft. Thomas man killed in Afghanistan. Visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30. Funeral services will beginFull Story >
Visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:41:27 GMT
Two suspects are on the run after an aggravated robbery at the BP station in Green Township. It happened just after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the station on Northbend Road. Police say two suspects enteredFull Story >
Two suspects are on the run after an aggravated robbery at the BP station in Green Township.Full Story >
(RNN) - Country singer Mindy McCready died Sunday night in Heber Springs, AR. She was 37.
The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office confirmed in a news release that McCready died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
McCready was found dead on her front porch, the same place where David Wilson, her longtime boyfriend and father to her second son, is believed to have committed suicide just weeks ago, reported the Associated Press.
According to several news reports, the death hit McCready hard.
"David was my soulmate; he was a caregiver and guiding hand to our sons, Zander and Zayne," McCready said in a statement issued after Wilson's death.
And in the weeks after the incident, McCready was court-ordered to put her sons in foster care and enter drug and alcohol rehab.
As news of McCready's death spread, fans and celebrities tweeted their condolences to the much-troubled but much-loved star who influenced so many.
"My heart goes out to Mindy McCready's family," tweeted LeAnn Rimes Cibrian. "I knew her well. It's a horribly tragedy. May peace be with her sons."
"So so sad to hear about Mindy McCready. Had some fun times with her back in the day. Lets respect her memory and wish her soul peace," tweeted country star Terri Clark.
The popular star also called for people to show compassion for McCready, who reportedly suffered from severe drug and alcohol addiction.
"I hope our society shows compassion and realizes the severity and reality of mental illness, and addiction," Clark wrote.
McCready was born on Nov. 30, 1975 in Fort Myers, FL, and graduated early from high school so that she could begin her singing career.
At 18, she moved to Nashville before recording five studio albums: Ten Thousand Angels (1996), If I Don't Stay the Night (1997), I'm Not so Tough (1999), the 2002 eponymous titled Mindy McCready and I'm Still Here (2010).
Ten Thousand Angels went on to be certified as double-platinum and produced four hit singles, including Guys Do It All The Time, which hit No.1.
McCready's success was peppered with scandal, drug addiction and arrests, fodder for the tabloids.
Baseball star Roger Clemens was reported to have had an affair with the singer. Clemens denied the claims that the relationship was sexual, even filing a defamation suit, but admitted knowing McCready since she was 15. Clemens released a statement in 2008 saying, "I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry."
Her tumultuous personal life also included the arrest of her ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight for attempted murder in 2005 after beating and choking her.
A sex tape of McCready was sold by Vivid Entertainment in 2010.
McCready sought treatment a few times for drug addiction, even appearing on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in 2009 after a string of incidents with police.
The singer was arrested for various drug charges throughout her life, including trying to purchase OxyContin with a fake prescription, as well as driving with a suspended license, identity theft, violating probation, battery due to a fight with her mother, and resisting arrest.
She attempted suicide three times previously, twice due to drug overdoses, and has sought treatment at various facilities, including recently being committed to a facility for an evaluation for alcohol-abuse and mental-health issues.
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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 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 >
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 >
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 3:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:16:56 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 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 >
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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.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 >