Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:29 GMT
Police were called to a fatal shooting in Madisonville Friday evening. It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-oldFull Story >
It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-old man was killed in the shooting. His identity has not yet been released.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:44:59 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straightFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched around a mistake to Cubs starter Scott Feldman and the Reds downed the Cubs 7-4.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:33:04 GMT
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate Fire Department received the Medal of Valor, whichFull Story >
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. On May 28, 1977, nearly 2,000 people were saved but over 150 people died in the blaze.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (RNN) - Four crew members died in the C-130 air tanker crash that led to the temporary grounding of the eight-plane fleet, the National Guard and National Interagency Fire Center confirmed.
Lt. Col. Paul Mikeal of Mooresville, NC, and Master Sgt. Robert Cannon of Charlotte were reported dead earlier Tuesday. Maj. Joseph McCormick of Belmont, NC, and Maj. Ryan David of Boone, NC, were also killed in the crash.
"The firefighting community extends its condolences to the families and friends of the deceased," the NIFC, a support center for wildland firefighting, said in its morning update Tuesday.
The National Guard confirmed two other members of the six-man crew were injured, but did not release their names. Family members confirmed Josh Marlowe of Shelby, NC, suffered serious injuries, reported WBTV.
The plane crashed about 6:30 p.m. Sunday while fighting the White Draw Fire near Edgemont, SD.
The C-130 was one of two from the Charlotte 145th Airlift Wing that were dispatched to help fight the fires in Colorado, determined the worst in the history of the state. The other tanker returned to North Carolina.
The six remaining air tankers will resume flying Tuesday after the Air Force temporarily grounded them following the crash.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives and to those of who were injured and especially to the family members of these Airmen," said Lt. Col. Robert Carver during a news conference Monday. "They are paramount on our minds."
The U.S. Northern Command said it grounded the planes temporarily as a "prudent measure."
"We all need to make sure our crews and planes will be ready to re-engage in the mission safely," said Col. Jerry Champlin, 153rd Air Expeditionary Group commander.
There are eight planes nationwide equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), used to fight wildfires. All eight were dispatched to Peterson Air Force Base to help with the fires. Sunday night's crash was the first in the 40-year history of the program, a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Defense.
Other C-130s equipped to drop up to 3,000 gallons of water and fire retardant are based in California and Wyoming.
Two people were confirmed dead in the Waldo Canyon fire, and officials believe two more people are also dead. The fire was 70 percent contained as of Monday night.
The remains of the two victims were found on separate days last week at the same home.
Police Chief Pete Carey has told the Associated Press that fewer than 10 people are missing from the areas affected by the blaze.
Officials said the Waldo Canyon fire is now the most destructive is state history, burning 346 homes.
National Guard troops have been deployed to help Colorado Springs police deal with the disaster.
Officials have said more than 20,000 homes and 160 businesses were in danger from the potential spread of the fire.
The FBI in Denver is trying to determine whether the fire was started intentionally.
Evacuations are ongoing, and more than 36,000 people had been displaced as of Friday.
"We're still fighting with everything we've got," said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach said hundreds of homes have been destroyed by blazes that ate through the city's neighborhoods and threatened the Air Force Academy.
Officials moved more than 500 cadets to safety Wednesday last week, although their living quarters were not immediately threatened. More than 1,000 new cadets were expected to arrive Thursday.
It was estimated that Red Cross shelters near the area had enough room to house about 2,500 people.
President Barack Obama toured parts of Colorado that have been ravaged by the blazes, where he visited with firefighters on Friday. He has declared Colorado a disaster area due to the Waldo Canyon and High Park wildfires, making the state eligible for federal aid.
"We're going to continue to make sure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Forest Service, our military and National Guard and all the resources that we have available at the federal level are brought to bear in fighting this fire," Obama said in his weekly radio and internet address Saturday.
The High Park Wildfire in Colorado was 100 percent contained Saturday afternoon.
The number of fires that have broken out mixed with shifting winds and dry weather has put a strain on available resources. Firefighters got a little help Thursday after winds calmed in many parts of the region.
"With over 10,000 firefighters in the Forest Service and the ability to get over 700 aircraft of all types, we're feeling cautiously confident when you look at the season as a whole," Harbour said.
Wildfires are also burning in central Utah and Billings, MO, destroying dozens of homes and leading to the evacuation of hundreds of people. The Bridger-Teton National Forest Fire in Wyoming had burned about 19 square miles as of Wednesday.
More than $3.2 million has been spent on the Waldo Canyon fire alone, and 1,200 personnel and six helicopters are fighting the blaze.
The multiple fires that have broken out in Colorado and other parts of the West are among some of the worst wildfire events of the past decade:
Largest fires in Colorado history:
1. Hayman (2002) - Burned 137,760 acres and killed five firefighters; $39 million in firefighting costs.
2. High Park Fire (2012), Larimer County - Burned 87,250 acres; $29.6 million in firefighting costs.
3. Missionary Ridge (2002) - Burned 71,739 acres and killed one firefighter; $40 million in firefighting costs.
4. Last Chance grassland (2012) - Burned 44,000 acres.
5. Trinidad Complex (2002) – Burned 33,000 acres; $2.18 million in firefighting costs.
Largest fires in U.S. history:
1. Peshtigo, WI (October 1871) - Burned 3.8 million acres and killed 1,500.
2. Idaho and Montana (August 1910) - Burned 3 million acres and killed at least 85.
3. Southern California (October 2003) - Burned more than 800,000 acres and killed 22.
Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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