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) -
Robbers targeting the blind.
That's what police say is happening in North College Hill. In the last week, police say there's been two separate incidents where visually impaired people were mugged, most recently Thursday night. Both times this happened in broad daylight.
"Disturbing, and concerning and alarming," said Clovernook president Chris Faust.
The sense of sight can often be taken for granted, and Clovernook president Chris Faust says for two that don't have that gift, what happened this past week is just unfair.
"If there are individuals who are truly preying on the blind and visually impaired, that is really concerning because they are vulnerable," said Faust.
The victims declined to go on camera, but the police report states that last night one victim had credit cards, personal information, and more than $2,000 cash stolen from her. The suspect also yanked the victim's purse so violently that she fell to the ground and had several scrapes on her arm.
"They don't want to have to worry about what's coming up behind them or around them, so this makes them more vulnerable than they already are to other events," said Faust.
In the other incident, the victim says he heard at least two or more subjects approaching him on his walk home from work and they took his wallet from his back pocket. He yelled for help, but to no avail.
"We have a number of employees within this centrally located area and they have not had to worry about things like this in the past," said Faust.
Faust says they do teach their employees where to put personal items, and how to carry themselves while walking in public.
"There are certain protocols and I would say given the circumstances we're probably going to take what would be normal protocols and we're going to have to take them to another level now," said Faust.
Clovernook is looking into some support services because Faust realizes there's emotional and physical healing that not just the victims will need, but the rest of his employees.
"We want people to be able to be out in their community, be able to come into work every day, and not have to be worried about what could be lurking behind them"
Clovernook is working with police to set up a seminar for their employees to learn about safety training. They're also going to be offering rides home for any of their employees that don't feel safe.
If you know anything that can help investigators in either of these incidents, call the North College Hill police department.
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 >