Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:52 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:52:50 GMT
Memorial Day weekend began with a violent 24 hours in the City of Cincinnati. Two people were killed and three others wounded in four separate shootings. Despite the recent gunfire, the faith communityFull Story >
Memorial Day weekend began with a violent 24 hours in the City of Cincinnati. Two people were killed and three others wounded in four separate shootings. Despite the recent gunfire, the faith community delivered a message of hope.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:09:34 GMT
A group of concerned Tri-State residents joined a national movement on Saturday regarding genetically engineered foods and the seed giant Monsanto. "March Against Monsanto" organizers say they're callingFull Story >
"March Against Monsanto" organizers say they're calling attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the companies that produce it.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:04:09 GMT
(RNN) - Two-year-old girls rule the world. If you in any way doubt that statement, you obviously do not have nor have ever had a 2-year-old girl. One thing that Matt Clarke made abundantly clear in a video heFull Story >
Two-year-old girls rule the world. If you in any way doubt that statement, you obviously do not have nor have ever had a 2-year-old girl.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:26:42 GMT
Police responded to a fatal shooting in Millvale on Saturday afternoon. It happened in the 3000 block of Bowling Green Court around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found Quentin Snell, 21, inside a vehicleFull Story >
It happened in the 3000 block of Bowling Green Court around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found Quentin Snell, 21, inside a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was taken to a nearby hospital.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The brutal heat is cooling off the energy bill this summer at the Cincinnati Zoo
"A year ago on a day like today, I was sweating it big time because of my electricity bill," said Mark Fisher, Senior Director of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability at the Cincinnati Zoo. "But the same day this year, I'm saying bring on the sun!"
That's because Fisher said their new solar panels generate at least 20-percent of their power.
Zoo managers installed 6,400 solar panels in the parking lot in April. They produce enough energy to keep all of the lights on in the Zoo's 70+ buildings within the Zoo's 70-acre campus.
"On a day like today, we're off the grid right now," said Fisher. "From 10 to four, we're literally producing more power than we're using."
All that green is saving the zoo green.
The Zoo can't store the energy produced so it's sent back to Duke Energy. Instead of owing money for the bill, the Zoo gets a credit. The power overage is shared with the Uptown community. In all, in just one day, the 1.6 megawatt display produces enough energy to power one house for a year. At the end of one year, the solar panels could produce enough energy to power 200-300 houses.
Fisher said it's not just about saving, but educating. Zoo managers have also installed an educational kiosk where families can learn about the new technology.
The structure also provides shade for nearly 800 of the 1,000 spots available at the Zoo's Vine Street Parking Lot.
It all grew out of an idea from a local company -- Melink Corporation.
Steve Melink is President of the company. He said his headquarters in Milford is one of the greenest buildings in the country.
You'll find just about every piece of solar technology on the market somewhere on the campus. Everything from silicon mounted on the roof to solar panels on the ground. Melink said he even has car chargers installed for those who have solar-powered vehicles.
"Every day of this week, we have been exporting back power back to the grid."
That's right. Melink said they haven't had one energy bill in the last three months.
But Melink wanted more.
He said he wanted to develop a marquee project in Cincinnati. A year and a half ago, they approached the Zoo. Fisher said Melink asked if they knew of a large space in Uptown where they could install solar panels. Fisher recommend the Zoo's parking lot. The two worked together and developed a plan to cement Cincinnati's place as a leader of the green movement.
Today, the Zoo's solar panel project is the largest urban publicly accessible one in the country, but maybe not for long. Fisher said just about every zoo in the country has called about the project. Fisher said he's even heard from dozens of colleges, hospitals, and aquariums from around the world.
"We're not just saying this is our secret. Look at us. You can't have it. We're saying here's how we did it. Here's exactly how we did it, and hopefully this project will get people that were on the fence off the fence," said Fisher.
"My hope is that in another three to five years what we did at the Zoo is going to be commonplace," said Melink.
Fisher said it took 15 months to figure out the financing for the project, and only four months to build it. The Zoo didn't come up with any money up front, but worked with several organizations, including: Melink Corporation, PNC Bank, Uptown Consortium, the National Development Council and FirstEnergy Solutions. The group secured a number of tax credits to get the $11-million needed to build the solar panels.
All major components of the solar canopy were manufactured either locally, or in other locations with the United States. In addition, the project has funded 10 scholarships at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College in their Greater Workforce Development Program.
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >