News RSS Feed | KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2 http://kobi5.com Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:33:41 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Dog rescued from Florida railroad tracks, treated for Shock http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/cabela-dog-rescued-from-florida-railroad-tracks-treated-for-shock.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/cabela-dog-rescued-from-florida-railroad-tracks-treated-for-shock.html Dog rescued from Florida railroad tracks, treated for Shock

Cabela, Fla. --- (NBC News) Cabela, the Florida dog rescued by police after she was shot and tied to railroad tracks with a train approaching, lost a lot of blood and will have her right foreleg amputated when she's stable enough, clinic officials and police said Thursday.

Dr. Kathleen M. Meyer, president of Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service, told NBC News that Cabela was treated for shock and was resting comfortably Thursday. "Unfortunately, due to extensive damage from the gunshot wound, she will probably have her front leg amputated tonight if she remains stable," Meyer said.

Tampa police said they found the dog tied with a belt to tracks in the Sulphur Springs area north of downtown Wednesday. The 1- to 2-year-old female mixed breed had been shot in her neck above her right shoulder. Authorities stopped a train that was approaching as officers freed the dog, whom police nicknamed R&R, and rushed her to the clinic, where she was renamed Cabela.

Police said Thursday that there were no witnesses and that they still have no idea who tied Cabela to the track. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit, asking anyone with information to call 813-231-6130.

The veterinary clinic said Cabela's treatment would cost several thousand dollars. It set up a web page for donations and said any money raised above what was needed for Cabela would go to care for other rescued animals.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:36:11 -0800
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Baily removing elephants from circus http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/ringling-brothers-and-barnum-and-baily-removing-asian-elephants-from-circus.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/ringling-brothers-and-barnum-and-baily-removing-asian-elephants-from-circus.html Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Baily removing elephants from circus

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey will remove elephants from its traveling circus performances by 2018.

The Feld family, parent company of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey, says the 13 elephants currently touring with Three Circus Units will be relocated to the Ringling Brothers Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida.

The center is currently home to more than 40 elephants.

The change comes amid public concerns about treatment of the animals.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:56:17 -0800
Canadian Government urging citizens to stop "Spocking" http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/canadian-government.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/canadian-government.html Canadian Government urging citizens to stop

(NBC Montana and CNN Money) -- Live long, prosper ... and Spock your bills.

Actor Leonard Nimoy -- Spock -- died last week, but he lives on, as Canadians leave their tribute to the "Star Trek" legend on the face of Canadian currency.

In other words, Canadians are sketching a Spock-style bowl haircut with pointed 1960s sideburns over the mostly hairless pate of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who was prime minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911.

Laurier's face adorns the $5 bill, the lowest denomination of Canadian paper currency. With a bit of scribbling, he does sort of resemble Nimoy, the oxymoronic author of two autobiographies: "I Am Not Spock" and "I Am Spock."

The artist community Canadian Design Resource, for example, called on its Twitter followers to "Spock your $5 bills for Leonard Nimoy."

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:58:25 -0800
Like father, like son: Baby bursts into tears whenever dad cries http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/like-father-like-son-baby-bursts-into-tears-whenever-dad-cries.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/like-father-like-son-baby-bursts-into-tears-whenever-dad-cries.html Like father, like son: Baby bursts into tears whenever dad cries

(TODAY) If daddy's not happy, baby's not happy! It's a sound enough sentiment, and there's just no denying it after watching this father-son video.

Fabian Herrera is the proud papa of a particularly empathetic 6-month-old, and in a clip titled "Sweetheart Baby," he shows off his little guy's tender nature.

"I just had to get it on video so you could see that Aris is a natural sweetheart," Fabian explains to the camera. "Anytime he sees me cry, it makes him want to cry, too."

The good news is that Aris not only follows Fabian's cue to cry, but he also stops crying when dad does. So the waterworks don't flow for long.

This touching duo isn't the only daddy-baby team to master this trick. After watching their clip, be sure to check out these classic cry partners:

Watch video: http://on.today.com/1B1U4tD

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:09:53 -0800
Federal agents crack down on 'Birth Tourism' in California http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/federal-agents-crack-down-on-birth-tourism.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/federal-agents-crack-down-on-birth-tourism.html Federal agents crack down on 'Birth Tourism' in California

Irvine, Calif. --- Federal agents launched a major crackdown on a practice that's been growing in recent years.

Pregnant women, usually traveling here from China, to give birth on U.S. soil, so their babies will automatically become American citizens.

It's a shadow industry called 'Birth Tourism’, but now the feds are trying to stop it.

Over 100 federal agents stormed a California apartment complex in Irvine, as many as 20 locations were raided in California on Tuesday.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:07:55 -0800
Gruesome discovery found in California apartment http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/gruesome-discovery-found-in-california-apartment.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/gruesome-discovery-found-in-california-apartment.html Gruesome discovery found in California apartment

San Diego, Calif. --- Deputies in San Diego County, California made a gruesome discovery Tuesday, March 3rd, while serving an eviction notice at an apartment.

Upon arriving at the apartment in Lakeside, deputies were told by the tenant that a dead body was inside the residence.

A homicide team was called to the scene with search warrants and they confirmed there was a body inside the container.

Officials believe the deceased was a relative of the tenant and say the body appears to have been in the container for six months.

The tenant has not been identified and no charges have been filed at this point.

Photo credit: Steven Luke

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:02:43 -0800
Oregon's unemployment rates continues to decrease http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oregon-s-unemployment-rates-continues-to-decrease.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/oregon-s-unemployment-rates-continues-to-decrease.html Oregon's unemployment rates continues to decrease

Ore. --- Oregon’s unemployment rate is at the lowest it’s been in nearly seven years.

According to the state's Employment Department, it has dropped to 6.3% in January, that's down from 6.7% in December.

The unemployment rate has been lowering since May 2009, that's when it peaked at 11.9% and the number of unemployed people has also declined, it's at 124,000, a year ago it was 138,000.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:54:48 -0800
Local restaurants best accommodating to guest with food allergies http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/allergey-eats-website-list-chains-best-accommodating-to-guests-with-allergies.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/allergey-eats-website-list-chains-best-accommodating-to-guests-with-allergies.html Local restaurants best accommodating to guest with food allergies

"Allergy Eats" recently released its annual list of the most allergy-friendly restaurant chains, based on diner feedback from its website and app.

Topping the large chains list is Chipotle Mexican Grill, followed by P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Outback Steakhouse and Mellow Mushroom.

Allergy Eats is a peer-based website and app where people find and rate restaurants based solely on their ability to accommodate guests with food allergies.

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Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:40:54 -0800
Amazing photo: Weasel rides on a woodpecker http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/amazing-photo-weasel-rides-on-a-woodpecker.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/amazing-photo-weasel-rides-on-a-woodpecker.html Amazing photo: Weasel rides on a woodpecker

This photo of a woodpecker and a baby weasel was taken by British man Martin Le-May on Sunday at a park.

Le-May descried the event to ITV News, saying: "Suddenly it was obvious it had a small mammal on its back and this was a struggle for life."

He goes on to say, "The woodpecker landed in front of us and I feared the worst. I guess, though, our presence, maybe 25 meters away, momentarily distracted the weasel. The woodpecker seized the opportunity and flew up and away into some bushes away to our left. Quickly the bird gathered its self respect and flew up into the trees and away from our sight."

"The weasel just disappeared into the long grass, hungry," Le-May said.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:00:10 -0800
Tide turns for bullied toddler http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/tide-turns-for-bullied-toddler.html http://kobi5.com/news/national-world-news/item/tide-turns-for-bullied-toddler.html Tide turns for bullied toddler

(WCBD)  A toddler and mother facing the wrath of the internet may now be on the right side of the web.

Things are getting better for Kyra Pringle and her daughter Mariah, a 2-year-old with a rare genetic condition.

Last month, Kyra posted a photo of Mariah to Facebook to celebrate her birthday. However, thousands on the internet had other ideas, making fun of the birthday girl's picture and calling her a monster, not knowing she is real.

After sharing her story on NBC affiliate WCBD, the country took notice. Mariah's story was shared around the country and in Europe.

"It's amazing because now the world knows Mariah," said Kyra Pringle.

The negative spotlight on Mariah turning positive as the strangers that taunted the 2-year-old began saying sorry.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:23:42 -0800