Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
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(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactMore >>
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.More >>
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The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.More >>
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:47:11 GMT
- May 31 at 2 p.m., the ASU Honey Beez will debut on nationwide TV!- Free & open to the public! WHEN: Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m.WHERE: ASU's J. Garrick Hardy Student Center, near the Dunn-Oliver AcadomeMore >>
On Friday May 31st the ASU the Honey Beez, the University's plus-sized dance team, will make their national television debut on the Steve Harvey Show. To celebrate ASU will hold a watch party on May 31st at 2pm in the new J. Garrick Hardy Student Center located near the Dunn-Oliver Acadome & Shuttlesworth Dining Hall. More >>
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
A Butler County man is using social media in hopes of finding his biological family.
Michael Hayes, 35, has been looking for his biological family for most of his life. However, after beginning his search on Facebook nearly a week ago, Hayes' efforts seem to be paying off.
Michael found out he was adopted when he was in the fifth grade. His adoptive parents told him little about his biological mother.
"It was just the same old story over and over again," said Michael. "She just wasn't fit to be a mother. She was always out partying; she was a party junkie, always out on the street and everything."
About seven years ago, Michael's mother informed him that he had a younger brother. Michael's mother also informed him that he had an older brother who had died.
Michael also learned that he was named Kevin Cantrell at birth, Michael and his wife April began looking on Facebook for a Cantrell connection.
"We messaged every Cantrell in the Middletown area with his story on the Facebook to see if they would remember any family members having their kids taken away and being adopted out," said April Hayes.
Some people have responded with support.
"They told us about their stories," said April. "Sometimes they're devastating, sometimes they're really positive, but they express the importance to find out your background and where you come from."
Michael says these stories have given him strength for what has been a difficult journey.
"People are out there and they're wonderful," said Michael. "They're wanting to help and that means a lot. It really means a lot."