Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:51:51 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 >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted the nine Greenpeace protesters in connection with hanging two large banners at Procter & Gamble's downtown headquarters last week, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced Wednesday.
The protesters were indicted on burglary (a second degree felony) and vandalism (a fourth degree felony) charges. If convicted of charges, the protesters face the possibility of 9.5 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, the prosecutor's office said.
Prosecutors say the nine people entered P&G shortly after 1 p.m. March 4. Wearing business suits and carrying rolling suitcases, the group entered the highly secured building using fake identification. The group went to a specific floor and were able to open windows and rappel down the building to unfurl banners protesting how P&G secures palm oil for use in some of their products.
The prosecutor's office said it does not anticipate any charges against anyone associated with a helicopter that was flying at low-altitude over the scene while the banners were hanging outside the buildings. Passengers who chartered the helicopter took photographs during the protest.
"While some people may be sympathetic to their message, this is definitely a crime," Deters said. "This was a very sophisticated plan that put P&G, fire and police personnel at risk while causing damage to a major corporation. They had numerous other ways to get their message across without committing a crime. They should be prepared to face the consequences."
Following the indictment, Greenpeace released the following statement Wednesday from Joao Talocchi, the organization's palm oil campaigner:
"Nine Greenpeace activists were indicted today, yet Indonesia's forests are still disappearing at a rate of more than nine Olympic swimming pools each minute; which is the greater crime? Peaceful protest has long been a valuable way to bring important issues to the public attention and to companies like P&G that have the ability to influence the fate of the forests and the last remaining Sumatran tigers.
Unilever, L'Oreal, Mars, Kellogg and Nestle have already committed to keeping rainforest destruction out of their products. There's no reason for P&G not to follow suit."
Some of those indicted were hanging from some type of rope or wires suspended between two P&G buildings during the incident, the prosecutor's office said.
The protesters secured the windows in such a way that prevented responding P&G security or other law enforcement from opening the windows. The approximate 90-minute incident ended when protesters surrendered to Cincinnati Police.
P&G sustained approximately $17,000 in damages primarily to windows. There was also some minor roof damage.
The prosecutor's office said 24 Cincinnati Police officers and 12 firefighters responded to the incident.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >