Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-04-22 08:00:09 GMT
Veterans on a "honor flight" are taken to Washington to visit some of the sights. FOX19 file photo
Seventy-two Tri-State veterans and their guardians will take an Honor Flight from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Tuesday to Washington to see memorials and participate in ceremoniesFull Story >
Seventy-two Tri-State veterans and their guardians will take an Honor Flight from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Tuesday to Washington to see memorials and participate in ceremonies that honor their service.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:52:53 GMT
House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester. File photo
House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, will tour on Thursday Kaivac Cleaning Systems in Hamilton. He'll also address the Middletown Rotary Club. Boehner's visit in Hamilton is expected to bring protesters.Full Story >
House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, will tour on Thursday Kaivac Cleaning Systems in Hamilton.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:40:40 GMT
Cincinnati Police are investigating a shooting in the 4600 block of Hamilton Avenue. A man was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made. Copyright 2014 WXIX. AllFull Story >
Cincinnati Police are investigating a shooting in the 4600 block of Hamilton Avenue.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:25:54 GMT
The annual Take Back the Night is 6:30 p.m. Thursday starting at the World Peace Bell in Newport. The event brings awareness to the ongoing problems of sexual violence in the community. Here's an agenda:Full Story >
Tonight marks the 25annual Take Back the Night candlelight march in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:21:49 GMT
Police in Dayton, Ky. are looking for a missing 2-year-old girl who is believed to be with her grandfather. The child was reported missing at 8 p.m. Thursday. Police are not expecting to issue an AmberFull Story >
Police in Dayton, Ky. are looking for a missing 2-year-old girl who is believed to be with her grandfather.Full Story >
(RNN) - More than 100 years after its tragic sinking, the Titanic is coming back to life.
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer is funding the construction of a luxury cruise ship to replicate the world's most famous sunken ship. Construction of the Titanic II will start in a few months, and it will set sail in 2016.
Palmer first announced the plans for construction in April 2012.
At a news conference in New York City on Tuesday, Palmer said he wanted to respectfully pay homage to those who built the ship and those who perished.
"It's important to remember the courage they had, what they did and what they stood for," Palmer said. "I think the Titanic is a romantic concept."
The construction of the ship will be paid for by Palmer's shipping company, Blue Star Line at the CSC Jinling Shipyard in China. The original Titanic was commissioned by the White Star Line.
The Titanic II's voyage in 2016 will sail the same path as its predecessor from Southampton, England to New York City.
Palmer said several prospective voyagers have expressed interest. Some have offered to pay upwards of $1 million per cabin, according to CNN.
The ship will have the same interior and cabin layout as the original, with one important deviation. Palmer said it will have "130 percent more (life rafts) than is required under regulations on life-saving devices."
The original Titanic didn't have enough lifeboats for all the passengers, and most of those weren't filled to capacity when the ship went down.
The new ship will be equipped with modern amenities, like air conditioning. Other modern luxuries, such as a helicopter pad and satellite technology will be on board.
"Titanic II will be the ultimate in comfort and luxury with on-board gymnasiums and swimming pools, libraries, high-class restaurants and luxury cabins," Palmer said in a press release.
Other changes from the original are below the water including technology for increased fuel efficiency and movement.
The billionaire has not announced how much his project will cost.
Both Palmer and Markku Kanerva, director of sales for marine design company Deltmarin, stopped short of stating whether the ship is unsinkable, like the original Titanic builders boasted.
"Anything will sink if you put a hole in it. I think it would be very cavalier to say it," said Palmer at his news conference. "I think people in the past have done that and lived to regret it."
But both insist it will be the safest ship in the world.
The original Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912 and was the largest and most technologically advanced ship in the world for the time.
On April 15, 1912, the large ocean liner collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic, sinking it. In all, 1,500 passengers aboard the ship died, with only 700 survivors.
The story was turned into the 1997 movie of the same name, once the highest grossing film of all-time.
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Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 GMT
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.Full Story >
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >