Monday, July 28 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:48:05 GMT
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing...Full Story >
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.Full Story >
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Date night at the movies, but it's not a cheap proposition anymore. Tickets to first-run films run almost $10 a pop, and matinees aren't that much cheaper. But there are people willing to sell you first-run entertainment at a bargain basement price.
An ad on Richmond's Craigslist: The seller is promising good quality DVD's of new movies, still in theatres. Titles like, "New Moon," "2012," and "Precious" -- films that won't officially come out on DVD for months. The price? $5 per movie -- or five DVD's for $20.
Our contact with this boot-legger begins through a series of text messages... We start with - "I'd like to buy some movies...can you send me a list to..."
After we get a list - we ask: "can I meet you somewhere?"
He responds - "I'm near the train station on Staples Mill."
We agree on a shopping center parking lot - and text back: "k, be there in 20."
We're in the parking lot, our contact sends this text: "that you in the truck?"
With an undercover camera, a Channel 12 producer makes his way to the bootlegger's trunk.
"I wanted New Moon and 2012. And there was something else too... Precious. Hold on."
Just like that – a deal is done.
Remember the great quality our bootlegger promised in his ad? Well, these DVDs were clearly shot by a camcorder in a local theatre. At one point, you can even see someone down near the front of the theatre stand-up and leave.
At the new Bow Tie Cinemas in Richmond, ushers check the auditoriums every 20 minutes or so -- looking for just such problems.
"We're checking the theatres anyway to make sure the film presentation is good -- no one is on their cell phones -- but obviously, as part of that -- we're also looking to make sure nobody is taping the film," and usher said.
And the penalties for bootlegging are steep.
"Those warnings that you see at the beginning of DVDs that we try to fast forward through, they mean it. These are serious crimes that carry up to 5 years in prison."
And ask anybody in the movie business -- from big time movie producers to the ticket taker at your favorite theatre -- and they'll tell you, this is not a victimless crime.
"It costs the industry billions of dollars a year, which costs lots of people jobs. It has a large impact on many, many people."
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Monday, July 28 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:07:25 GMT
CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) – A FOX19 investigation's uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven moreFull Story >
A FOX19 investigation uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven more than $13 million in loans since 2005 and plans to forgive more in the future.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 >
Monday, July 28 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:38:32 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 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:25:24 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team. The pizza will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and fans will be able to take advantage of giveawaysFull Story >
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:36 GMT
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Officers were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. May 22 for a U.S. Bank robbery at 9430Full Story >
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Full Story >
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