Friday, May 10 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-10 19:49:29 GMT
(RNN) - Small airport towers that faced closure due to sequestration received another reprieve from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement on FridayFull Story >
The U.S Department of Transportation announced an extension of the 149 air traffic control towers that were scheduled to closed will remain open until Sept. 30.Full Story >
Friday, April 5 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-04-05 18:47:20 GMT
(RNN) - The Federal Aviation Administration said it will delay the closure of 149 air traffic control towers at small airports until June, according to the AP. In March the agency made the decision toFull Story >
The Federal Aviation Administration said it will delay the closure of 149 air traffic control towers at small airports until June, according to the AP.Full Story >
Monday, March 18 2013 8:43 AM EDT2013-03-18 12:43:27 GMT
(RNN) – Will it or won't it? As people fill out their tax forms this year, they ponder whether or not the sequester will delay their anticipated refunds. The short answer is no, but that is by no meansFull Story >
The sequester will not affect returns. However, the last-minute passing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act pushed back the start of tax season to Feb. 8.Full Story >
Saturday, March 2 2013 12:48 AM EST2013-03-02 05:48:05 GMT
(RNN) - Hours before the budget cuts known as sequestration were set to take effect, President Barack Obama has signed the order to begin $85 billion in across the board reductions.Copyright 2013 RaycomFull Story >
Hours before the budget cuts known as sequestration were set to take effect, President Barack Obama has signed the order to begin $85 billion in across the board reductions. Full Story >
Friday, March 1 2013 7:03 AM EST2013-03-01 12:03:14 GMT
Is the sequestration scare an exaggeration or a sign that the military is an indispensable part of our economy? Full Story >
One oft-cited study says sequestration cuts to military spending will cost about a million jobs and the nation's security will be compromised. But is that an exaggeration or a sign that the military is an indispensable part of our economy?Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:40:24 GMT
Among the devastation from Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. was two school buildings. So, are local schools ready if the worst happens? "It makes me nervous more than anything," said Jamie Klauke, theFull Story >
Among the devastation from Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. was two school buildings. So, are local schools ready if the worst happens?
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:28:57 GMT
An inmate walks away from a Lebanon jail. Officers are asking the public to be on the look out for Stephen Ramey. Officers say Ramey walked away from the Lebanon Correction Institution just before noonFull Story >
SR 63 is shut down in Lebanon while police look for an inmate who escaped from the Lebanon Correctional Institution. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:07:34 GMT
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma. "We are prepared to lend our support when the time comes forFull Story >
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma.Full Story >
The former head of the Internal Revenue Service heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups.Full Story >
Summoned by Republicans, a key figure in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups plans to invoke her constitutional right against self-incrimination and decline to testify at a congressional...Full Story >
Another large tornado has touched down south of Oklahoma City a day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK.Full Story >
Another large tornado has touched down in Moore, OK, south of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people, many of them children.Full Story >
HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
While the stalemate is in Washington D.C., one Tri-state program is already bracing for the potential cuts that would come with the sequester.
The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency disperses federal funding for early education programs. Verline Dotson is in charge of doling out that money to Hamilton County's Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
"The unknown was even more unraveling when I first heard about it," she told FOX19 News.
When she found out the cuts could go to 8%, Dotson got out the calculator. By her math, the sequester could result in a $1.9 million cut which she says would likely mean a reduction of 300 students out of their current 3,666.
"We know how important and critical these early years are," Dotson said. "To have those interrupted because we can't make a decision on the Hill it is quite alarming."
Dotson worries the cuts would have a ripple effect reaching far beyond the classroom to contracted services like buses and food vendors.
She says the waiting game takes an emotional toll on teachers and parents.
"Each time we extend it, it just raises the anxiety level even higher," she told FOX19.
"The most persuasive emotion is fear," Dr. Gene Beaupre explained. "I think [politicians] use it although I don't think they would go beyond what is the possible."
Xavier political science professor Gene Beaupre says Washington politicians often use public outrage to play to their agendas.
"There's lots of games of chicken but this is like for the whole hen house," he said. "I think this is Titanic in its scope."
While Beaupre says it is impossible to know if the sequester will be realized, he does not believe it will last long if it does come to that.
"It can't persist for any period of time," he said. "It becomes a self inflicted wound for everybody that's involved in the discussion."
"We are hoping that these guys will come to a conclusion that we do not have to experience this," Dotson said.
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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