Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?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 >
SHANKSVILLE, PA (RNN) – A quiet memorial is forming in the countryside - the crash site of United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001.
The National Park Foundation has been earnestly raising $30 million dollars to build the Flight 93 National Memorial, and features are incrementally constructed as funds are raised.
"Over 100,000 individual donations have come in from every state and from 200 foreign countries," said King Laughlin, vice president of the Flight 93 Memorial Campaign.
The 11th anniversary of the attacks provided a boost in fundraising for the memorial, which expects to reach its fundraising goal by spring 2013.
But the anniversary also brought squabbling about the finances for the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center into the public eye.
Arguments between the memorial foundation and the New York/New Jersey Port Authority, which owns the land, postponed construction and delayed the museum's opening.
The Flight 93 Memorial, however, is a public memorial. It needs to raise about $5 million more, and recently partnered with Alcoa Foundation in a donation matching program.
The foundation will match public donations up to $255,000 through Oct. 1.
The memorial stretches across more than 2,000 acres of a former coal mine and blends nature with the man-made features. Visitors walk along a memorial plaza before arriving at the Wall of Names - 40 names engraved on giant marble panes with two gaps to depict the flight path of the plane.
"[The memorial has] achieved its purpose of protecting the sacred ground where the plane crashed," Laughlin said.
The two features planned for construction with the new funds are the Learning Center, which will house exhibits, and the Tower of Voices, a 93-foot tall tower containing 40 wind chimes, one for each victim.
The construction of the next phase of the memorial is on schedule, and Laughlin said it would be completed in 2014 – a quick turnaround for a national memorial that broke ground Nov. 7, 2009.
"The World War II Memorial took us 60 years before that was built. The Martin Luther King Memorial took almost 40 years," Laughlin said. "And to come this far to build a memorial - a 2,200 acre national park in a little more than 10 years - is quite impressive and quite extraordinary."
Flight 93 was scheduled to travel from Newark, NJ, to San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2001, but terrorists overtook the flight crew and veered the plane toward Washington. The 40 passengers prevented the attackers from flying the plane into a U.S. government building.
Those wanting to donate should visit www.honorflight93.org or text MEMORIAL to 90999 and $10 donation will be added to your mobile phone bill.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
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 eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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