Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:40 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:40:52 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:02 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:02:50 GMT
Three people escaped an overnight fire in Price Hill. It happened in the 700 block of Mt. Hope Avenue around 11:30 Tuesday night. When fire crews arrived, there was heavy fire in the back of the twoFull Story >
Fire crews knocked the fire down in 20 minutes. They stayed on scene for another 40 minutes putting our hot spots.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:00:21 GMT
From thousands of miles away, pilots here in the U.S. fly drones on missions overseas every day. Air Force researchers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base are now studying whether they can get drone operatorsFull Story >
From thousands of miles away, pilots here in the U.S. fly drones on missions overseas every day. Air Force researchers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base are now studying whether they can get drone operators to fly five or six at a time, they tell FOX19 exclusively.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:00:20 GMT
If you watch the show, you probably know I have a lot of connections to Japan. I'm half Japanese and spent most of my school years in Japan. However, the tri-state has many connections as well. I foundFull Story >
Rob looks at the cultural connection between Cincinnati and Rob's native land of Japan.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -- Hundreds packed a small room in a shopping center off Reading Road on Saturday morning, but they're not shopping. They were there to get a gift that is meant to warm up their holidays: a free coat.
"We have over 300 donated coats," said Yasmen Jones, who helped organize the event. "We wish we had more, because we see the need is so great. We got here this morning to get set up at 10 a.m. and there were people already waiting."
The idea is the brainchild of Allen Temple A.M.E. member Edna Rogers-Williams.
"I was downtown one day and there was gentlemen asking for change," said Rogers-Williams. "I noticed that all he had on was a t-shirt, and it was about 20 degrees that day."
She decided someone had to fix that problem.
She asked her church to help. Members did, but she knew that not all of the donations would be ready for those who needed them the most. Rogers-Williams asked two local dry cleaners, Super Press Dry Cleaners and Golf Manor Fabric Care Cleaners, to discount their services so she could clean the coats.
"I was standing in here, talking to my mother and she walked in and asked me if I could clean her coats because she was doing a coat drive," said Angel Blakes, owner of Super Press Dry Cleaners. "I just said yes."
Both dry cleaners did something even better; they cleaned all of the coats for free.
"Everybody needs a coat," said Blakes. "There are people out here that are homeless, they're hungry, they're cold. They need help."
Both dry cleaners finished the work on Saturday. Volunteers collected the donations, then packed them in their cars, and headed to the church.
Alyscia Stone-King was able to get coats for each of her seven children.
"It actually helps me to get other things that they need," said Stone-King. "I'm more into the needs for the wants. I really came for my children, and they offered me a coat as well so I was extra grateful for that."
Members also donated dozens of toys for children.
The coat drive is part of the Food Pantry ministry at Allen Temple A.M.E. Church. The food pantry is open to anyone every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. It's been open since January, and organizers say the need has been great. Organizers said filling that need is what this season is all about.
"I just want to say it's the season, honestly, for everyone to pull together as a community, as a family, not just Allen Temple Church, but the community to help each other," said Jones. "So let's just not forget what the season is about. It's about giving and servicing."
And those who received coats on Saturday said they appreciated the effort.
"I would like to say thank you and God bless everyone at Allen Temple Church," said Stone-King. "Keep up the good work. I love you all for helping my children and myself."
Organizers hope to host another coat drive next year. They say they need more men's coats.
"I would love to do this again next year," said Rogers-Williams. "As soon as I clear this with the pastor, we will be doing an annual coat drive here at the Temple because the Temple cares."
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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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