Saturday, May 18 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:23:51 GMT
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m. The victim's name and conditionFull Story >
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m.Full Story >
Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont...Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:10:46 GMT
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The incident happened Saturday evening on the corner of Burnet and Rockdale Avenue in Avondale. One man was arrestedFull Story >
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The victim is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...Full Story >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.Full Story >
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.Full Story >
An elderly driver plowed into dozens of hikers marching in a Saturday parade in a small Virginia mountain town and investigators were looking into whether he suffered a medical emergency before the accident.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Workers made last minute touches to Washington Park Thursday as city officials prepared to celebrate the re-opening of the landmark Friday morning.
Since construction began, the park has been expanded from six acres to eight. Visitors can now enjoy a 450 space parking garage located underneath the park, along with a water feature, stage, and many other new elements.
The renovation and expansion came with a price tag of $48 million. Just over half of the money came from public funds with nearly 22 million from private dollars.
"I think it's a great idea. I think the park is beautiful," Sade Griffin said.
Griffin, who has lived in the area for seven years, says the external changes in the park mirror the internal changes in her own life.
"I was once a part of this park and once you get in here you get stuck in here," she explained. "I came here every day. I was an alcoholic and it felt like I had nowhere else to go but here."
Now that she is in recovery, Griffin is glad to see old temptations have been cleared out.
"As soon as my changes started coming, this park changed too. They say old people, places and things … stay away from them," Griffin said. "So I'm glad this place is changing."
"They've been able to clean that all up and I think with the new program of beautifying and everything I think it's been really an upgrade," Lord's Gym volunteer Larry Tanner said.
Across the street at Lord's Gym they have been watching the changes take shape.
"I think it's all for the best," Tanner offered.
Not everyone in the neighborhood is convinced, however.
"A lot of people that live in this area just feel like they're just at the bottom end of the totem pole and they don't feel like people welcome them and embrace them," Debbie Burstion explained.
Burstion has been coming down to the Washington Park area since 1995 working as a health educator.
"I can almost feel that most people won't feel comfortable going back into the park setting," she said.
"I can understand cleaning it up or whatever, that's fine," one neighborhood resident said. "That's no problem, but we don't want to be run out of our neighborhood because you want to bring in the rich, bring in what you need instead of helping the minority that's out here to bring in businesses also."
The resident, wanting only to be referenced by her first name Mary, says she has lived in Over the Rhine for more than fifty years. She says while the old park walls may have been taken down, she argues an invisible wall has taken its place.
"I do not feel like it's going to be our park anymore, no," Mary said.
Burstion, however, has hope the park can help bridge the gap in the neighborhood now increasingly home to a diverse population of varying backgrounds and income levels.
"Over the Rhine has always been a hub of diversity for people that live in Over the Rhine and I'm hoping that the park will be more conducive to embracing that diversity in the neighborhood," Burstion said.
She says the park has come to stand for something much greater than the trees and grass that now line the eight acres.
"It represents more than just that," Burstion said. "It represents people's history and people's feelings that just because they're at a lower income class status they should be able to mix and mingle just as well."
A rally is also being held Friday morning against the park's renovations.
The Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless says the "rally will be to notify the public of the discriminatory process that took place to re-do Washington Park."
Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >