Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.Full Story >
About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:15:38 GMT
Residents attending Maifest 2013 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experienceFull Story >
Residents attending Maifest 2013 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
$52 Million dollars from the State of Ohio will not come to the Cincinnati streetcar project. Is this decision politics or simple economics?
It was only a short time ago when the Ohio's TRAC board claimed that Cincinnati's streetcar was a great thing and named it the highest priority transportation project in the State of Ohio.
"We've been the highest-scoring project in the State of Ohio and a system that is based on points, that expects to award money based on how you score. I would expect that system to produce quite a bit of money for the city of Cincinnati." Mayor Mark Mallory told FOX19.
That is true.
The state's TRAC board assigns points on a scale of 1 to 100 to a projects' worthiness. The Cincinnati streetcar earned 84 points which placed it as the highest-scoring transportation project in the entire state.
Despite that, Ohio Governor John Kasich wasn't convinced. "A hundred million into a streetcar that a lot of the business community says doesn't make any sense. The whole build it and they will come is not a real good philosophy when we have a situation where we have limited resources on infrastructure." says Kasich.
The part about limited resources is also true.
With an 8 billion dollar budget shortfall, the State of Ohio's TRAC board, was considering Tuesday, requests for $167 million dollars in new projects. The TRAC board cut $98 million out, including the 52 million for Cincinnati's street car.
What they approved for the entire state for new construction was only $70 million dollars.
What you need to know:
The money is not coming from the state because at the end of the day whether the streetcar scored 84 TRAC points or 8 doesn't really matter. The former rating came under a different Governor and different administration.
Had the street car funding gone through, that would mean one quarter of all the funding for new construction in the state. would go to a 4 mile long street car route that is already served by city buses. Under Governor John Kasich, that is not going to happen.
Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >