Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent more than 60 people to Connecticut hospitals, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested...More >>
Officials investigating a train collision in Connecticut have ruled out foul play and are studying a rail fracture where a derailed commuter train was struck by another bound for New York City.More >>
OMAHA, NE (KCTV) -
This is a story of love, loss and a mother knowing her son's heart.
And one Nebraska mother went above and beyond to reunite her son with a precious toy that the family thought was gone forever.
Liam was just a year old when his grandparents gave him a cute blue monkey with a white face and accents plus ungainly legs and arms. The cuddly toy was named Ah-ah.
The two were inseparable with Liam even taking the beloved toy on trips and his first day of preschool.
Ah-ah even joined the family on a camping trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. That's when the story takes a turn that all too many distraught children and frantic parents know.
The stuffed animal was lost in Colorado. And feverish efforts to retrace their steps and find him were unsuccessful. Telephone calls turned up nothing. Copious tears were shed.
The little blue monkey had disappeared.
"He was gone forever," Liam's father wrote in a video. "While the rest of us had given up, my wife never did."
She kept her eye out for the monkey. And one day in 2012, she was searching on eBay for a musical instrument for her daughter.
And something prompted her to type in "blue monkey."
A website in Florida that reunites children with lost toys was selling a blue monkey.
Liam's mother never thought it would be the actual Ah-ah, but the animal sure looked like a close relative. So she bought it, thinking it would offer a measure of comfort for the empty place in her son's heart.
Then the toy arrived. And Liam's parents couldn't believe their eyes. It was their Ah-ha moment because it was THE Ah-ah.
His hair was singed on his top from the dryer. His jagged torn tag matched just how Liam had clumsily cut off the tag as a preschooler.
He was home. Now it was just about putting Ah-ah in Liam's arms.
And the ensuing video would melt the heart of anyone. His excited and weepy mother tells the story to her son and presents Ah-ah to him.
He looks on in disbelief and then Liam clutches Ah-ah to his face, holding on for dear life. And he bursts into tears.
"You are kidding?" he exclaimed.
His mother was not.
"Look, it's him!" she says, showing the tell-tale signs. "We found him!"
And Liam then gives Ah-ah a big kiss and hug.
The story has since gone international. Liam's father, who chronicled the reunion, said his son is embarrassed by the attention.
"We'd like to turn all this positive attention into something good," he said. The family asks that you donate to MyCharityWater.org if you're as touched by the story as we are. Click here to donate.
And if you would like to search for a long-lost toy, here is the eBay website for Lost Loves Toy Chest where the Omaha family found Ah-ah.
Tell us about your favorite childhood toy, whether you lost that toy, and what you think of this story. Click here.
Copyright 2012 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 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,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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