Sunday, May 19 2013 1:00 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:00:12 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park this Sunday.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:32:55 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million.Full Story >
Barry Louis Larkin was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 28, 1964. He graduated from Cincinnati's Archbishop Moeller High School in 1982 where he played baseball, football and basketball. Despite being drafted by the Reds in the second round right out of high school, he went on to play baseball for the University of Michigan and hit .361 during his three seasons there (1983-1985). At Michigan he earned All-American honors twice and was the first baseball player ever to be named MVP of the Big Ten twice. Larkin also played on the U.S. Olympic team at the 1984 summer Olympics in Los Angeles and hit .311 helping his team win the silver medal.
His brothers had successful careers in athletics as well. Mike played football at Notre Dame, Byron played basketball at Xavier University and is their all-time leading scorer, and Stephen Larkin was originally selected by the Texas Rangers in the 10th round of the June 1994 free-agent draft but was later traded to the Reds in August of 1995.
After his three seasons at Michigan, Larkin was selected by the Reds with the fourth overall pick in the 1985 draft. Larkin's stint in the minor leagues was brief and he had his major league debut with the Reds on August 13, 1986. During his first year with the team he fought for the shortstop position with fellow prospect Kurt Stillwell and saw play in 41 games of the 1987 season. Despite struggling that year, finishing with a .244 batting average, 12 home runs, 43 RBIs, and 21 stolen bases, the Reds traded Stillwell to Kansas City and made Larking their #1 shortstop.
In his first year as the Reds starting shortstop, Larkin batted .296 with 12 home runs, 56 RBIs, and 40 stolen bases, although he also led the league that year with fielding errors (29). Later in his career, Larkin would go on to win the National League Shortstop Golden Glove three years in a row (1994-1996). Over the next 16 years, Larkin became one of the best shortstops in the game, even helping the Reds shock the world with a sweep of the Oakland A's in the 1990 World Series. He also became the first shortstop in Major League history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season and was named the Reds team captain in 1997.
Larkin is a big advocate of giving back to the community and created the Barry's Bunch program which would host underprivileged children at Reds home games. In 1993 he received the Reds' Roberto Clemente Award for his performance on and off the baseball field. He was a finalist for the Branch Rickey Award which honors "Service over self," twice in both 1996 and 1998. In 1997 his Caring Team of Athletes, Inc., a national organization of professional athletes that raises money for children's charities, donated $25,000 to schools in Pendleton County, KY, an area hit hard by that year's flooding.
Larkin retired from baseball after the 2004 season, having played all 19 seasons of his career for the Reds. Larkin will always be known as an exceptional leader, tough competitor, and fan favorite. Larkin was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2012 with 86.4% of votes and will be inducted on Sunday July 22. Larkin will be the 8th Reds player in the Hall of Fame and 24th shortstop. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife and three children: daughters Brielle D'Shea (21) and Cymber (16) and a son, Shane (19).
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 >