Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:48 AM EST2013-12-10 16:48:43 GMT
The National Weather Service released their preliminary snowfall totals for Tuesday's snow around 10:00 a.m. Here's a look at what trained spotters, highway workers and NWS staffers say they have on theFull Story >
The National Weather Service released their preliminary snowfall totals for Tuesday's snow around 10:00 a.m. Here's a look at what trained spotters, highway workers and NWS staffers say they have on the ground.Full Story >
Thailand's prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve the lower house of Parliament and call early elections in an attempt to calm the country's deepening political crisis.Full Story >
The head of Thailand's protest movement on Tuesday extended his extraordinary claims to holding power over government activities, issuing orders to officials over whom he has no legal or actual authority.Full Story >
Prosecutors say they could legally continue to pursue a domestic violence case against George Zimmerman, despite a signed affidavit from his girlfriend asking them not to.Full Story >
Prosecutors are considering whether to move forward with domestic violence charges against George Zimmerman even though his girlfriend is asking them not to do so.Full Story >
Andrew Philson and his 3-year-old son will sleep a little on edge knowing that the alleged 15 to 20 foot long snake spotted in their backyard on Tuesday has remained elusive.
Philson got a call from his elderly neighbor about the reptilian nuisance and thought he'd be finding a small garter or black snake, but got the shock of his life when he saw the beast slithering up one of his trees.
"I looked over there and wow!" Philson said. "It was a revelation."
After the initial shock, Philson snapped several pictures of the massive snake behind his Devereaux St. home, which is near Kilbourne St and N. Beltline Blvd., and started calling around to see who could get rid of it.
So far, he's not had any luck, but, after looking at Philson's pictures, officials at the Department of Natural Resources say they're positive that it is a black rat snake.
Philson, however, believes it is some type of python. "I've seen a rat snake and they don't get that big," said Philson.
According to DNR, rat snakes are not poisonous and are considered to be beneficial to have around because they eat rats and rodents and keep other, more dangerous, snakes away. They are incredibly agile when it comes to climbing and can sometimes be found among the rafters of outbuildings, along rock walls, or in trees high above the ground.
Their climbing abilities allow them to ascend the trunks of mature trees, which they sometimes do in search of prey which includes birds and small mammals.
Some large black rat snakes can kill and eat a full grown squirrel.
The snake is still on the loose and Philson hopes that somebody will come and take it away. He's not ready to pay over $150 out of his pocket just to have a professional come out and look around, without a guarantee of the snake being captured.
DNR officers said they do not respond to remove rat snakes because of the benefit they offer to the environment.
"I think this is a public nuisance and I think people need to know in this area that there's a snake this big on the loose," said Philson. He does not want to see the snake be killed, he just doesn't want it around his home anymore.
Philson says his 3-year-old isn't allowed in the back yard until he is sure the snake is gone.
"He plays in the back yard a lot and they have children that come over, her grandchildren, and they play in the back yard a lot. And a snake that big could easily take out a child that size," Philson said.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup. One intriguing option is the speedy youngsterFull Story >
New manager Bryan Price has the difficult task of replacing center fielder Shin-Soo Choo at the top of the Cincinnati Reds' lineup.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 9:25 PM EST2013-12-10 02:25:43 GMT
One Cincinnati city councilman is calling for an investigation into possible government waste, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Charlie Winburn says the public works department forgotFull Story >
One Cincinnati city councilman is calling for an investigation into possible government waste, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 8:44 PM EST2013-12-10 01:44:24 GMT
Fifty-three people were on board a Dallas-bound flight that had to make an emergency landing at CVG on Monday evening. American Eagle flight 3162 departed CVG bound for Dallas/Fort Worth InternationalFull Story >
Fifty-three people were on board a Dallas-bound flight that had to make an emergency landing at CVG on Monday evening.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:11 AM EST2013-12-10 14:11:17 GMT
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Fire crews are on the scene of a large fire in Newport Ky. Firefighters say that the fire broke out around 9:45 p.m. on Monday night on Saratoga Street. FOX19 is heading to the scene. We will continueFull Story >
One person is in the hospital following a fire in Newport Ky. The fire broke out around 9:45 p.m. on Monday at a house on Saratoga Street.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 11:55 PM EST2013-12-10 04:55:48 GMT
A new law proposed in the Ohio state House could change the way courts handle your religious freedoms. The proposed Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act aims to make sure citizens are able to freelyFull Story >
A new law proposed in the Ohio state House could change the way courts handle your religious freedoms.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 12:23 PM EST2013-12-09 17:23:12 GMT
(CNN) – The hiker who got caught under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to free himself was arrested early Sunday. Aron Lee Ralston, the subject of the 2010 movie, 127 Hours, was arrested in Denver,Full Story >
The hiker who got caught under a rock and had to cut off his own arm to free himself was arrested early Sunday.Full Story >
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