Monday, May 20 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:15:07 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofFull Story >
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:50 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:50:26 GMT
Sherry Lakey said her 32-year-old son, Scott, would probably be dead if it wasn't for a group of quick thinking neighbors. "He's doing ok," she said. "Thankfully, because he has two little girls to thinkFull Story >
Sherry Lakey said her 32-year-old son, Scott, would probably be dead if it wasn't for a group of quick-thinking neighbors.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:47 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:47:15 GMT
Here's what you can expect Tuesday on the FOX19 Morning News. Jeff Creighton and Frank Marzullo have the Storm Tracker Forecast starting at 4:30 a.m. Warmer weather but ‘tis the season for some healthyFull Story >
Here's a look at the fun you can expect on the FOX19 Morning News.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:33 GMT
A man is accused of stalking the Flying Pig Marathon's Executive Director, and then bringing a concealed handgun to the race. Prosecutors say 49-year-old David Moore called Executive Director Iris Simpson-BushFull Story >
A Hamilton County man is indicted on charges of stalking the Flying Pig Marathon's Executive Director, and then bringing a concealed handgun to the race.Full Story >
The Supreme Court is taking a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open meetings in an upstate New York town.Full Story >
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a new case on the intersection of religion and government in a dispute over prayers used to open public meetings.Full Story >
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
The exercise routine of an arthritic sea otter at the Oregon Zoo is a slam dunk, followed by slam dunk after slam dunk.
Eddie is 15 years old, which is considered geriatric for the species. After an X-ray last year, arthritis was discovered in the animal's elbow.
The veterinarians prescribed regular exercise as a way to improve joint function, but that presented a challenge for zookeepers.
Sea otters don't use their front limbs to swim, instead using their back legs and flippers. So, workers decided to give basketball a try as a way of working out Eddie's elbows.
It didn't take long for Eddie to get a handle on what basketball is all about.
"He's definitely got game," said Jenny DeGroot, the zoo's lead otter keeper. "Sea otters have incredible dexterity, so it makes sense Eddie would have this hidden talent. They're famous for using rocks as tools to crack open clams."
Eddie rarely misses a slam dunk, according to zoo workers, but even when the ball doesn't bounce his way, he's trained to keep going until he scores a basket.
Eddie and his longtime companion, Thelma, have lived at the Oregon Zoo since 2000, on long-term loan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Both otters were rescued off the coast of California, where they had been abandoned as pups in 1998. Lacking the skills to survive on their own in the wild, they were taken to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for rehabilitation, but were eventually deemed nonreleasable.
Visitors won't get a chance to watch Eddie's basketball exploits. His moves on the pseudo court take place off-exhibit, in a behind-the-scenes training pool connected to the zoo's Stellar Cove habitat via underwater tunnel.
Zoo workers think Terry Stotts, head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, might be especially impressed by the hoop skills of Eddie. Stotts majored in zoology at the University of Oklahoma.
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Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:31:32 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
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