Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:18:30 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead Tuesday after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
Electric cars prove to have less impact on the environment than gas powered vehicles.
However, researchers are questioning how these plug-in electric vehicles, or PEVs, will effect the electric grid when they 'charge'.
Workers at Duke Energy in Northern Kentucky are thinking ahead to the future.
Sally Thelan, Spokesperson for Duke Energy explained how their company could be impacted by electric cars in the coming years.
"We're looking at the future knowing that by the year 2020, we estimate that there could be upwards of 10% of customers actually driving them. So it's important for us as a company to know how they'll impact the grid structure in each of the areas where we think they'll become pretty prominent or popular in certain areas."
A 2008 Energy Department study found that on a national scale, the United States is ready to handle more electric cars.
However, the same study concluded that if a majority of drivers charged their PEVs at home around 5 p.m., up to 160 new large power plants would be needed. If charging happened around 10 p.m., during low demand, new generators would not be needed.
Duke Energy says they're discovering their grids are capable of handling multiple vehicles charging at once.
Some industry leaders believe President Obama's reelection could fuel the production and sale of electric cars. In addition, there's even been talk of boosting the federal tax credit to $10,000.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >