Friday, February 15 2013 11:30 AM EST2013-02-15 16:30:13 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The marching ducks are a longtime tradition at Memphis' famous Peabody Hotel. It was one of the attractions Congressman Steve Cohen's daughter checked out on a recent trip. On January 8th,More >>
The marching ducks at the famous Peabody Hotel are a longtime tradition in Memphis. It was one of the attractions the woman Congressman Steve Cohen is now claiming as his daughter checked out on a recent trip to the Bluff City.More >>
Thursday, February 14 2013 7:23 PM EST2013-02-15 00:23:37 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Congressman Steve Cohen has some explaining to do after he sent a questionable tweet to a young woman. Cohen's office says that young woman is the daughter of a longtime friend. But many inMore >>
Congressman Steve Cohen confirms the model he was tweeting during the State of the Union address is his daughter.More >>
(WMC-TV) – District 9 Congressman Steve Cohen revealed he has daughter, whom he kept a secret for three years, and that she is the woman he tweeted from the State of the Union address.
It was a tweet seen around the country, even seen in video behind President Obama as he spoke to the nation during the SOTU address.
It was those tweets that made Congressman Steve Cohen's private life very public and forced him to expose a secret he has kept for years.
On Thursday, Congressman Cohen put rumors to rest with a bombshell.
"I'm a very happy father," he said. "I'm very pleased to have a daughter and I'm very pleased that she allowed me to come forward today."
His sweet tweets during the president's State of the Union address were not with a love interest. They were with a daughter did not know he had until three years ago.
"I think about her every day, and it's what I think about more than anything else," Cohen said.
Cohen says he learned he fathered 24-year-old model Victoria Brink after reconnecting with her mother.
"I said, ‘By the way your youngest daughter is absolutely gorgeous.' And she said, ‘Yes and every time I look at her I see the German Jew in her face.' That's me. I'm Lithuanian, but that's close enough," Cohen explained.
President Obama knew of Cohen's secret, as well as a few of his friends and colleagues. She has been to Memphis, to Washington D.C., and even the White House Christmas party.
During the president's speech Tuesday, Cohen was thrilled to learn via tweet that Brink was watching.
"I was doing the right thing to encourage my daughter to know about government and respond to her," he said.
Cohen says reporters and Republicans owe him and his daughter an apology for jumping to scandalous conclusions after the tweets he intended to be private went public.
"They didn't know she was spiritually beautiful and beautiful in so many other ways," said Cohen. "All they saw was her physical beauty, and all they did was zero in on the idea that this was a sexual relationship."
On Thursday, Brink gave her father the go ahead via text to go public with the truth. Cohen wants his constituents to know he is a proud father and has but one regret.
"Think about what I missed not seeing her grow up and my parents not knowing her but now I have a child and I'm very proud of her and it's a good thing," he said.
Cohen says he is relieved the secret is out. He is looking forward to being able to attend his daughter's wedding and to becoming a grandfather one day - things dads do - without anyone on her side saying, "Who is that guy?"
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:20:27 GMT
Judge Bill Gowan's Hinds County courtroom is in session for the 6th day of the James Hutto murder trial. Hutto, who is known for making obnoxious outbursts in court, has already made several erraticMore >>
After 6 days of testimony, evidence and many loud and obnoxious outbursts by Hutto, a jury has unanimously found him guilty of capital murder.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:46 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:46:35 GMT
The list of the names is a part of rotating lists of names. For example, the list used in 2012 is used in 2018. Each storm will be named alphabetically. The lists of names are chosen by World MeteorologicalMore >>
The names for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:30 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:30:42 GMT
Yesterday we first told you about two parents of Boyd Elementary school students, who say their children were sexually assaulted by another student. The parents were furious that no action had been takenMore >>
Thursday we first told you about two parents of Boyd Elementary school students, who say their children were sexually assaulted by another student. The parents were furious that no action had been taken on their cases. Today more parents are speaking out about their children also falling victims.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:22 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:22:29 GMT
James Hutto interrupted his own capital murder trial Tuesday morning, angry that judge Bill Gowan decided against the admissibility of certain evidence. "None of that matters? F***. I don't give a f***More >>
A capital murder case defendant, known for his abrasive outbursts and odd behavior in court, entered court Friday morning with a limp. James Hutto told Judge Bill Gowan that he needed to be excused for the day because the shackles on his legs had been irritating his skin. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:19:22 GMT
A Vicksburg man was killed in a one vehicle accident on I-20 in Warren County Friday afternoon.Forty-nine-year-old Johnny Johnson was traveling westbound when he lost control of his 2004 Chevrolet at mileMore >>
A Vicksburg man was killed in a one vehicle accident on I-20 in Warren County Friday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:33:13 GMT
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick. Crump's attorney Warren Martin says Patrick yelled racial slurs when walking out of the store.More >>
A battle of words from the attorneys representing Jackson Police Officer Terrance Crump and Shane Patrick has sparked after both parties claim they were the victim in a fight at an Edwards gas station. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:04:01 GMT
Friday morning, Paul Williams told viewers it would be beautiful, summerlike Mississippi day. That was his last forecast for WLBT. Paul is leaving to become the Chief Meteorologist at the ABC affiliateMore >>
Friday morning, Paul Williams told viewers it would be beautiful, summerlike Mississippi day. That was his last forecast for WLBT. Paul is leaving to become the Chief Meteorologist at the ABC affiliate in Memphis.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:17:09 GMT
A wreck involving a Hinds County Deputy happened on Highway 80 in Brandon, Friday afternoon. The female deputy's cruiser collided with another car. The front bumper of the cruiser was barely hangingMore >>
A wreck involving a Hinds County Deputy happened on Highway 80 in Brandon, Friday afternoon. The female deputy's cruiser collided with another car.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:58 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:58:48 GMT
Jefferson County Community Work Center inmate MELVIN TONEY, MDOC #K1985, left from the facility, in Fayette at approximately 6:00 a.m. today. TONEY was last seen wearing MDOC state-issued green and whiteMore >>
Authorities are searching for a MS Department of Corrections inmate who escaped this morning.