A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the...Full Story >
Now that tech darling Apple Inc. has been dragged front and center into the debate over the U.S. tax code, lawmakers are hoping that the spotlight on such a high-profile company could be the catalyst for Congress to take...Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
Clermont County homeowners are trying to get answers directly from the United States Department of Agriculture about the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation.
Tuesday evening the USDA hosted an informational forum to talk with property owners about the eradication process.
Homeowners have been trying to save their healthy non-infested trees for months and are getting frustrated with the process.
But the USDA says this project takes time and it is doing the best it can.
Bill Skvarla is not convinced.
Skvarla found the first beetle last June in a maple tree on his property and business Harmony Hill Vineyards.
Since November the USDA has cut down infested ALB trees and marked healthy potential host trees for possible removal.
"We do not trust them," says Skvarla who helped form the Bethel ALB Cooperative, a grassroots organization committed to maintaining healthy trees.
Homeowners are now waiting on the USDA to decide on a course of action based on four options in its May 2012 Environmental Assessment.
"This is a community effort and naturally we want to do what is most prudent to combat the beetle but take into consideration the impact potentially," says Brendon Reardon.
Reardon wrote the EA and is the USDA's National Program Manager for the ALB Program.
Homeowners are also concerned over the eradication process based on the USDA's guidelines for tree removal which state: "...vehicles should be tarped...material may be held no longer than 24 hours."
"Instead of doing that they just piled them into the back of a truck and then pulled the truck over off of 125 at a school bus parking garage and it sat there for the rest of the weekend. I think they finally got around to chipping them trees about 2 yesterday afternoon," says Skvarla.
The USDA's ALB Local Program Manager Phil Baldauf says he is working with limited resources
"Sometimes things get missed, we do our best to make sure that they don't," says Baldauf.
The USDA is currently collecting comments within the EA's 60 public comment period, the deadline to submit a comment is July 9.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.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 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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