Thursday, July 24 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:21:24 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
Fire crews rescued a trapped puppy on Thursday from an abandoned incinerator in South Cumminsville.
"I heard a dog barking this morning when I came into work crying. I just happened to go in there. I looked down in the pit. I seen him walking around in the pit," said John Peoples with the Cincinnati Public Works Department.
A fireman who assisted in the rescue described it to FOX19 as just another day on the job but city worker Teresa Gill called it a miracle.
"It's just miraculous, marvelous. It shows how all life is precious," Gill said. She first heard whimpers coming from the Cincinnati Sanitation building on Wednesday. When Gill went inside the next day, she said it was clear the noises were from a crying dog stuck at the bottom of the incinerator pit.
A firefighter and SPCA worker were lowered on harnesses into the 40 foot pit and safely retrieved the dog. The dog appeared to be only a few months old and showed no signs of distress.
Responders decided to name him ‘Smokey.'
"Just went down on the rope, got the dog, put him in the cage and pulled him back up. It's what we do every day. It's what we train for so we practice it monthly. It's what we are there for," Cincinnati firefighter Ben Kutcher said.
Gill said seeing the pup no longer trapped brought tears to her eyes.
"Our guys risked their life going down in that small pit to get that animal," she said.
Smokey is now in the care of Cincinnati SPCA. The SPCA said Smokey seems to be in good health. There is already a waiting list full of people wanting to adopt her.
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >