Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:09:46 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them...Full Story >
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists,...Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:46:29 GMT
Among the devastation from Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. was two school buildings. So, are local schools ready if the worst happens? "It makes me nervous more than anything," said Jamie Klauke, theFull Story >
Among the devastation from Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. was two school buildings. So, are local schools ready if the worst happens?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 >
Monday, July 2 2012 11:33 PM EDT2012-07-03 03:33:23 GMT
A weekend packed with powerful storms left thousands without power and crippled crops in Clermont County. Hail shredded corn, soybeans, zucchini, tomatoes and several other vegetables and grains at GrantFull Story >
A weekend packed with powerful storms left thousands without power and crippled crops in Clermont County. Full Story >
Monday, July 2 2012 10:40 PM EDT2012-07-03 02:40:24 GMT
Over 85,000 Duke Energy customers have lost power Friday evening. According to the Duke Energy web site, nearly 28,000 outages are reported in Hamilton County, 18,000 in Butler and nearly 17,000 in WarrenFull Story >
Power is being restored to the thousands of Duke Energy customers who lost power over the weekend.Full Story >
Monday, July 2 2012 1:51 PM EDT2012-07-02 17:51:58 GMT
Following the violent weather in Ohio this weekend, Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering a warning to residents to beware of traveling contractors who try to take advantage of homeowners in need ofFull Story >
Following the violent weather in Ohio this weekend, Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering a warning to residents to beware of traveling contractors who try to take advantage of homeowners in need of assistance.Full Story >
Monday, July 2 2012 7:04 AM EDT2012-07-02 11:04:17 GMT
Two of country music's biggest stars took the stage at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday night. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw entertained thousands of fans with their music on the 2012 Brothers of the Sun Tour.Full Story >
Two of country music's biggest stars took the stage at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday night.Full Story >
The FOX19 News Nation sent in their photos of damage throughout the Tri-State. Send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.Full Story >
COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -
Following the violent weather in Ohio this weekend, Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering a warning to residents to beware of traveling contractors who try to take advantage of homeowners in need of assistance.
"The aftermath of the storms we recently experienced in Ohio has been devastating," Attorney General DeWine said. "But by working together we will get through this. Members of my office are available for local officials to assess the situation and determine how we can help. As repairs continue, please watch out for fly-by-night contractors trying to scam money out of this difficult situation."
After disaster strikes, traveling contractors may come into a community to try to take money for services that they do not provide and make promises that they do not keep. Ohio Attorney General representatives can discuss with local officials the Office's Contractor Registration Program, which is designed to help protect affected communities from contractors who try to take advantage of them. If a community chooses to implement the program, the community would pass an emergency ordinance requiring contractors to register before doing work in the affected area. The Ohio Attorney General's Office would assist with the registration process and verify information provided on contractor applications.
Attorney General DeWine offers the following tips for homeowners who are looking for contractors and/or other repair or removal services:
Research the contractor before signing any contract. Obtain the name, address, and phone number of any contractor agreeing to do work for you. Ask for identification from the company's representative. Check out consumer complaints with the Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau.
Be cautious. Do not accept services from any contractor who refuses to provide proper identification, does not have a permanent place of business, cannot provide references, or insists on a large payment before work begins.
Get written estimates. Do some shopping and get estimates from more than one contractor. Refuse to do business with a company that does not provide a written estimate.
Get a sworn statement. Insist that the contractor provide you with a sworn statement that all materials have been paid for and all subcontractors have been paid. This will protect you from liens which may be placed on your property if the contractor fails to pay all suppliers and subcontractors.
Never sign over your insurance check to a contractor. If you are financing the transaction, arrange for a certificate of completion with your bank. The bank will pay the contractor for each completed stage of the job only after you give your permission.
Be wary of a demand for a large down payment (more than one third of the total cost) and/or the use high-pressure sales tactics
Be cautious of people who knock on your door and want to do the work immediately. Businesses who solicit you at your home are required to give a three day right to cancel and should not begin the work before the three days. Consumers may waive this right.
If your vehicle was damaged in the storm, contact your insurance company to determine what your plan covers. If you take your vehicle to a repair shop, you have the right to a verbal or written estimate if the anticipated cost of the repair or service is more than $25. In general, if the cost will be more than 10 percent of the original estimate, the shop must get your approval for the additional costs.
Ohioans who have questions about a contractor or those who believe they have been treated unfairly should contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 800-282-0515.
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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