TODAYS TOP STORIES
Oklahoma Hunters Support Gov. Paul Ryan's Decision to Take His 10-Year Old Daughter Deer Hunting
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- Despite critical response to Governor Paul Ryan's decision to take his 10-year old daughter hunting, local hunters say the vice presidential candidate has done nothing wrong.
"I don't think it's too young," said Rick Gore, a hunter, "I don't think five years old is too young."
Gore says he took his son hunting for the first time when he was about five years old, he took his 21-year old daughter hunting for the first time last year.
"Just being outdoors, it's exciting for her," Gore said, "and it's even more exciting for me to have her next to me."
Keith Owen teaches hunter safety courses at Bass Pro Shops in Bricktown, he says when children learn the safe, legal, and ethical way of hunting, it can be a pastime the whole family can enjoy and a teaching tool for parents.
"In a country where we buy everything pre-packaged, pre-made, ready to eat, we do need to learn where that protein comes from," Owen explained, "and how it's processed, and what it takes to provide that to us."
Owen says hunting can also teach youngsters about responsibility and sustainability. He says ethical hunting gives children a better understanding of conservation and helps build a sense of character.
"Ethical hunting again is about not being selfish," said Owen, "understanding that these natural resources in the great state of Oklahoma are here for everyone, and we do have to share."
Gore says if he could do it over again, he would have had his daughter accompany him on his hunting trips when she was younger.
"I think it brings her and I even closer together," he said.
Posted: Thursday, September 27 2012, 09:53 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Man: Daughter killed in tornado was 'special baby'
May 22, 2013 22:52 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma man whose daughter was killed when a tornado struck Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore says she was his "special baby" who made friends with everyone she met.
Joshua Hornsby's 9-year-old daughter JaNae was among seven children killed when the tornado hit the school Monday afternoon. Officials say 10 children in all were among the 24 people killed in the storm.
Hornsby says he drove to the school after hearing a tornado was headed that way but arrived 10 minutes after it struck. He says he also lost his home.
State officials say the damage estimate from the twister that's been rated an EF5 by the National Weather Service could exceed $2 billion.
Sometimes the stories with the most impact come directly from the viewers. If you have a story that needs to be told, we want to hear it. Fill out the form below and let us know what stories need to be told.
From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Hello everyone...It's a nice evening weather wise with clear skies, pleasant temps and light winds. However our next front / upper disturbance coming in next couple of days with more clouds, scattered showers and t'storms and mild temps for May. ...
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.