Saturday, May 25 2013 3:35 AM EDT2013-05-25 07:35:23 GMT
A large fire is burning at a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.In addition toFull Story >
A large fire burned a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford early Saturday morning. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:29 GMT
Police were called to a fatal shooting in Madisonville Friday evening. It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-oldFull Story >
It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-old man was killed in the shooting. His identity has not yet been released.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:44:59 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straightFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched around a mistake to Cubs starter Scott Feldman and the Reds downed the Cubs 7-4.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:33:04 GMT
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate Fire Department received the Medal of Valor, whichFull Story >
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. On May 28, 1977, nearly 2,000 people were saved but over 150 people died in the blaze.Full Story >
(RNN) - Four possible tornadoes have been spotted in Oklahoma, and more severe weather is expected for the Midwest Sunday after tornadoes on Saturday killed two children and three adults in the state.
The NWS has issued a tornado watch for parts of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The warning includes the possibility of hail bigger than golf balls and wind gusts around 70 mph.
A second tornado watch has been issued for northern Iowa, southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin, which will last until midnight.
Oklahoma, Arkansas and Nebraska see tornadoes hit ground
The National Weather Service (NWS) branch in Tulsa, OK, reported that a tornado had been spotted in Eldon, OK, by Tulsa's KOTV.
The NWS also received reports of significant tree and some home damage near Tahlequah, OK, around 10:30 a.m. ET, suggesting a possible tornado had touched down.
Only five minutes later, tree damage near Tenkiller Lake suggested that another tornado may have hit the area.
Less than 10 miles away, a possible tornado damaged a mobile home, a barn and more trees, again five minutes later.
Tree damage suggested that a tornado may have struck Lincoln, AR while a sixth minor tornado was spotted briefly touching ground near Bartlett, NE around 2:55 p.m. ET.
Another tornado damaged two buildings and tore the roof off a structure near Ericson, NE, scattering debris in all directions. Two other minor tornadoes were spotted in Nebraska's Knox County.
No injuries have been reported.
Preparing for Sunday's projected severe weather
The NWS expects that strong tornadoes which rank from EF-2 to EF-5 are unlikely in the region, although there is a 40 percent chance that two or more EF-1 tornadoes will hit the ground.
There is also an 80 percent chance that a combination of severe hail and wind will hit the area.
High winds were reported in Cherokee, KS, where a roof was torn off a building. Winds were estimated to be between 50 and 60 mph around 8 a.m. ET. The state was part of an earlier severe thunderstorm warning that has since expired.
In southeastern South Dakota, Davison and Sanborn counties reported dime to quarter-sized hail.
As the day wears on, the NWS predicts that tornadoes may form again, most likely in north central and northeast Iowa, south central and southeast Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Severe storms are also possible from northern Wisconsin southward into Arkansas, northwest Louisiana and east Texas.
The storms are expected to pick up in the late afternoon hours.
However around 10:30 a.m., two aircraft were reportedly damaged at the Quad City International Airport in Rock Island, IL, due to high winds. A few flights were delayed from the airport, which serves travelers in eastern Iowa and western Illinois, according to its website.
The airport is just outside the area meteorologists expect tornadoes to hit Sunday night.
Midwest still recovering from Saturday's rash of storms
The warnings come on the heels of Saturday's outbreak across the Plains, which claimed five lives in Oklahoma.
Data from the NWS suggests that there may have been as many as 121 tornadoes to touch down in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. According to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, 97 tornadoes hit the Sunflower State alone, although no fatalities have been reported.
The tornadoes were at times so violent that they "flattened out probably the west part of our town," Woodward, OK, Mayor Roscoe Hill said to Oklahoma City's KOCO.
The five fatalities in the state were in Woodward.
"It was insane," storm chaser and meteorologist Tony Laubuch told CNN. "One of the tornadoes we saw was extremely violent. In fact, it looked a lot like the Tuscaloosa tornado from last year."
Nearly a year ago to the day on April 25, 2011, tornadoes started churning from Texas to New York. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates 305 tornadoes hit the country from April 25 to 28, one of the most deadly striking Tuscaloosa, AL.
More than 240 people were killed in Alabama as a result of the storms, at least 64 of which died in Tuscaloosa, according to the NWS's Storm Prediction Center.
As of March 19, the NWS has recorded at least 57 fatalities as a result of tornado damage in 2012.
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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 >
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 >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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