Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:01 AM EST2013-12-04 16:01:35 GMT
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus. Campus police report that two female students were accosted in women's rest rooms in theFull Story >
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus.Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (RNN) - Six protesters were arrested Wednesday outside Bank of America headquarters as hundreds of people rallied at the bank's annual shareholders meeting.
The protesters were trying to force their way into the building. WBTV says about 500 protesters gathered to highlight the bank's role in the nation's housing crisis and foreclosures, as well as other practices it deems unfair to average citizens.
The protesters represent members of the Occupy Wall Street movement, homeowners, students, immigrants, environmentalists, workers, women's rights organizations and peace activists, blogger Allison Kilkenny reports.
Protester Emma Ladson said the demonstrations are meant to send the message that when people come together, they can wield real power.
"We believe the message is being heard. We are the 99 percent, and we want to take back our country," she said. "The greedy banks are taking our homes and evicting people and throwing them into the streets. We want to say, 'Stop the Greed now, Bank of America, stop the greed now!'"
Outside the building, police had prepared in advance for the protests.
An ordinance passed to address such a protest gives local police expanded power to search and detain people outside a major gathering.
Called the extraordinary events ordinance, it "prohibits camping, obstruction, possession/dispersal of noxious substances and other activities on public property, roadways or public rights of way."
It also prohibits the use of backpacks, any type of item that could be used as a weapon, as well as masks to conceal his or her identity.
At the meeting, 92 percent of shareholders voted to approve executive pay plan. CEO Brian Moynihan listened to shareholder after shareholder complained about the bank's policies, practices and support of the coal industry, with some shareholders taking the mic several times.
One shareholder, whose microphone was shut off shortly after he began speaking, railed against the bank and its actions after the 2008 housing bubble collapse.
"I'm of the judgment that Bank of America is a felon," the shareholder said. "I don't believe that Bank of America would be here today without the 99 percent of taxpayers that bailed out Bank of America. The $45 billion that you received pales behind the hundreds of billions that were guaranteed in bonds, commercial paper, and the list goes on and on."
Moynihan comes into the meeting one of the worst performing bank CEOs in the country.
Banking analysts ranked Moynihan at the bottom among big banks based on the company's stock performance. Fortune Magazine reported since Moynihan took the helm in 2010, the bank's stocks have plummeted 42 percent.
On Tuesday, protester Bridgette Flaherty said protesters were being bussed in from several surrounding cities.
"So far, we know we have buses from Asheville, Durham, Raleigh, Wilmington, Greensboro, and Chapel Hill," she said. "What we're going to have tomorrow is the 99 percent in one corner, and Brian Big Banks Moynihan in the other."
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Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:30 AM EST2013-12-04 10:30:21 GMT
This evening as the wind shifts and is no longer blowing off the lake, we'll see the sky clear and the temperature drop into the teens for Thanksgiving morning.Full Story >
A variably cloudy sky will continue Wednesday morning and through the afternoon. Cold air arrives and it looks like rain will change to snow Friday with significant accumulations into Friday evening.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 11:15 PM EST2013-12-04 04:15:42 GMT
An ongoing legal battle between the city of Cincinnati and Duke Energy has taken a turn. Duke wants the city to pay for about $15 million for the relocation of utilities during streetcar work. FOX19Full Story >
An ongoing legal battle between the city of Cincinnati and Duke Energy has taken a turn. Duke wants the city to pay for about $15 million for the relocation of utilities during streetcar work. Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-03 22:29:16 GMT
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died, the friend he said gave him the bet. It didn'tFull Story >
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died. On Tuesday, the school released a statement with their opinion on the matter.
Authorities say a bar owner in Nashville told police he shot a country music singer in self-defense at his club.Full Story >
A downtown bar owner told police he fatally shot a country music singer in self-defense after the two got into an argument over the musician smoking a cigarette in a no-smoking area, authorities said.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 8:50 PM EST2013-12-04 01:50:45 GMT
FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) - Bail has been set at $1 million for two men in southwest Ohio who have been charged with murder after a badly beaten teen was left at a hospital and died from his injuries. Thirty-nine-year-oldFull Story >
Bail has been set at $1 million for two men in southwest Ohio who have been charged with murder after a badly beaten teen was left at a hospital and died from his injuries.Full Story >
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