An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit of Mount Everest five years ago is back on the mountain to make another attempt at the title.Full Story >
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer on Thursday became the oldest person to reach the top of Mount Everest - although his record may last only a few days. An 81-year-old Nepalese man, who held the previous record, plans his...Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-05-23 04:07:35 GMT
So just what is a tornado cave? The idea of a tornado cave goes back to the 1880s, and the first member of my list of severe storm 'rock stars'. Sometime in the future, I will reveal all the members ofFull Story >
So just what is a tornado cave? The idea of a tornado cave goes back to the 1880s, and the first member of my list of severe storm 'rock stars'.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:48:39 GMT
In preparation of Memorial Day, a group of boy scouts spent Wednesday evening putting flags at CVG. The young men from Troop 1 in Florence, along with members of the local American Legion, lined the entranceFull Story >
In preparation of Memorial Day, a group of boy scouts spent Wednesday evening putting flags at CVG.Full Story >
WEST END, OH (FOX19) -
New information has been released on the shooting death of a man by a police officer in the West End on Friday.
Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig said during a press conference on Saturday that Officer Benjamin Schneider shot Kevin Willingham. Officer Schneider has been on the force since 2008 and is assigned to District One.
Around 6:15 p.m., Schneider responded to a residence at the request of a guardian with Person Guardianship Services.
The guardian was attempting to conduct a wellness check on Angeli Johnson, Willingham's sister, after being granted guardianship of Johnson by a magistrate earlier that day.
District One had made a number of visits in the past few weeks to check on the wellness of Johnson, who was cared for 16 hours a day by a medical caregiver, but in the care of her brother the other eight hours. Police say in their prior nighttime attempts to reach the guardian, no one came to the door.
Schneider first went to the side door of the residence and was met by Willingham. The officer told Willingham that he and the guardian needed to conduct a wellness check on Johnson and that she would not be removed from the residence at that time.
Willingham told the officer Johnson was fine and asked to review the court order. Craig says Willingham became "visibly agitated" after reviewing the court order.
Willingham gave the officer the court order and stated, "We will meet in Hell" and then shut the door to the residence. Schneider again requested entry to check on the condition of Johnson.
About a minute later, Willingham stated, "Come in, the door is unlocked."
Craig says the officer instinctively positioned the guardian away from the entryway into the residence. When the door was opened, Schneider could see Willingham standing roughly ten feet away with both hands extended, holding a black firearm. Schneider shut the door and turned and grabbed the guardian and pushed her to the front of the residence away from the threat.
Willingham exited the residence and continued pointing his gun at Officer Schneider, who had retreated to the front of the residence and moved the guardian out of Willingham's line of fire. Schneider grabbed his gun and turned to see Willingham continuing to advance in his direction with his gun pointed at the officer.
The guardian reported hearing Schneider order Willingham to drop his gun two times before firing his weapon. Schneider took four shots.
Emergency crews attempted to perform CPR on Willingham but were not able to resuscitate him.
Craig says Willingham was armed with Bersa 380 semi-automatic weapon with a fully-loaded magazine with the hammer in the cocked position and the safety off.
Willingham's prior record includes only misdemeanor and traffic offenses.
"Although loss of life is always tragic, officer Schneider's action in placing the guardian's well being above his own personal safety can only be described as heroic," said Craig. "It's always tragic when we have to use deadly force. Certainly our prayers and concerns go out to the family of Mr. Willingham. It's unfortunate."
Police say it is routine in this type of situation for the officer to be placed on administrative leave. Officer Schneider will be evaluated by a psychologist before returning to work.
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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >