Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
Love it or hate it, you can't deny NASCAR brings big bucks to our state, which is why workers at Phoenix International Raceway give a big thumbs up to the racetrack section of the fiscal cliff bill. It's the so-called NASCAR loophole that gives a tax break for any new racetracks built or any improvements made at current facilities, like PIR.
"This is about jobs. It's about people and that's really what we want to do is just bring it home where it's supposed to be," said Arizona Film and Media Coalition President Mike Kucharo.
Kucharo is talking about another bullet point in the bill, the one that gives a tax break to anyone who shoots more than three-fourths of their movie or TV show in the United States.
"Oh it's critical. I mean, this is one of the industries that brings millions and millions of dollars into the state every year," Kucharo said.
Movies like Everything Must Go with Will Ferrell and The Kingdom with Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner were shot in Arizona. Kucharo said incentives like the one in the fiscal cliff legislation will keep production crews looking stateside for their big budget projects.
"Even as contentious as the Congress has been over most things, they just passed something that extends motion picture credits. So on the national level they understand the importance of this," he said.
Kucharo said he hopes that mentality will trickle down to state lawmakers. Arizona has voted down legislation that would give tax credits for filmmakers here in the past.
"We're thinking now with a new legislature, new people in that, we're probably going to have a chance to actually go in and show the benefits of this," Kucharo said.
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