Militants stormed the Defense Ministry in the heart of Yemen's capital Thursday, killing 52 people, including at least seven foreigners, in a suicide car bombing and assault by gunmen. The brazen,...Full Story >
Militants stormed the Defense Ministry in the heart of Yemen's capital Thursday, killing 52 people, including at least seven foreigners, in a suicide car bombing and assault by gunmen. The brazen attack claimed by...Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 1:06 AM EST2013-12-06 06:06:06 GMT
In less than 24 hours, police arrested Columbus residents in two separate parts of town for not taking care of their dogs and both men spent the Thanksgiving holiday in jail. A rescued Great Dane appearsFull Story >
In less than 24 hours, police arrested Columbus residents in two separate parts of town for not taking care of their dogs. Both men spent the Thanksgiving holiday in jail. A rescued Great Dane appearsFull Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 12:34 AM EST2013-12-06 05:34:32 GMT
Mandela called apartheid a "human tragedy" and spent 27 years in prison for speaking against the practice that was still in place nearly three decades after legal integration in the U.S.Full Story >
Mandela called racist apartheid a "human tragedy" and spent 27 years in prison for speaking against the segregationist practice that was still in place nearly three decades after legal integration in the U.S.Full Story >
Friday, December 6 2013 12:09 AM EST2013-12-06 05:09:07 GMT
(RNN) – People from across the world are expressing their sadness on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday. President George H.W. Bush "Barbara and I mourn theFull Story >
World leaders and dignitaries are sending their condolences on the news of Nelson Mandela's passing. Full Story >
Finding it hard to breathe?
An environmental group says that's no surprise for parts of the Tri-State because Ohio and Kentucky top the list for the biggest polluting power plants.
The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report today ranking Kentucky #1 and Ohio #2. It's not just bad for Mother Nature, the organization says, but has an effect on our health and the economy.
In Ohio, the Muskingum River Plant is the biggest culprit when it comes to pollution, according to the report. The plant is located near Beverly, Ohio, in Washington County. The NRDC blames the plant for releasing 6.5 million pounds of toxic material into the air in 2010, making it the third worst polluting power plant in the entire country.
Mercury is among the toxins released from the plant.
To get a balanced view of the situation, we also went to owner American Electric Power's website to see what it said about the issues with the plant. The company doesn't deny the Muskingum River Plant is a problem. Rather, their beef is with the Environmental Protection Agency, arguing the federal government isn't giving the company enough time to upgrade the nearly 60-year-old power plant. So it's going to shut down in 2014.
AEP also points out that in February it started-up A new power plant in Dresden, Ohio, about 1.5 hours up the Muskingum River. It's a lot cleaner because it burns natural gas.
Meanwhile, Kentucky is home to the worst power plant in the country, in terms of pollution.
It's the Tennessee Valley Authority's Paradise Fossil Plant near Drakesboro, in Western Kentucky.
The Natural Resources Defense Council blames it for releasing 7.8 million pounds of toxic material in 2010, though it released less mercury than the Muskingum River Plant in Ohio.
Those new, tougher EPA standards that American Electric Power is fighting are set to go into effect in 2015, according to the NRDC. If that's allowed to happen, the environmental group argues that in the very next year, 2016, "as many as 11,000 premature deaths…130,000 asthma attacks…5,700 hospital visits" and 4,700 heart attacks will be avoided.
Fewer health problems from power plant pollution would save $37-$90 billion a year in health costs, the NRDC estimates. The environmental group says it would also prevent American workers from having to use up to 540,000 sick days each year.
But those new EPA rules are very controversial. Many conservatives argue they could end-up putting a lot of people out of work, though supporters of the new environmental regulations say that claim is overblown.
It's an issue that could come into play as Ohio prepares to vote for candidates for the White House and U.S. Senate.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), on the short list to be Gov. Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, voted for a measure that would've rolled-back the EPA's new mercury and air toxic rules.
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who's running for re-election this year, voted to keep the EPA's new rules.
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Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 6:59 PM EST2013-12-05 23:59:17 GMT
Dash cam video obtained by FOX19 shows the interaction between law enforcement officers and Brown County inmate Zachary Goldson less than an hour before he died. His death has now been ruled a homicideFull Story >
Dash cam video obtained by FOX19 shows the interaction between law enforcement officers and Brown County inmate Zachary Goldson less than an hour before he died. His death has now been ruled a homicide by the local coroner, Dr. Judith Varnau.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-06 02:51:49 GMT
With a winter storm warning in effect for Friday, how do school districts decide whether or not to stay open? There's several factors that go into the decision to cancel school or not, and it's certainlyFull Story >
With a winter storm warning in effect for Friday, how do school districts decide whether or not to stay open?Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:14 PM EST2013-12-06 04:14:47 GMT
Larry Bush has lived in Silver Grove, a small town in Northern Kentucky, for nearly a decade. Before that, Bush's mom lived in the same house there for 30 years. But Bush says many of the 1,100 SilverFull Story >
Many of the 1,100 Silver Grove residents are packing their bags for a place where the school tax rate isn't the highest in the state.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:25 PM EST2013-12-05 21:25:01 GMT
Over the course of a five month investigation, police have arrested 22 individuals in relation to gun violence and drug trafficking in Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati Police worked with law enforcement partnersFull Story >
Over the course of a five month investigation, police have arrested 22 individuals in relation to gun violence and drug trafficking in Over-the-Rhine.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 4:42 AM EST2013-12-05 09:42:14 GMT
(CNN) – After the death of actor Paul Walker, Universal Pictures has made an announcement about the upcoming Fast and Furious sequel. CNN Entertainment has confirmed that Universal Pictures will donateFull Story >
New details in the death of actor Paul Walker, a coroner's report says walker initially survived a horrific car crash but died moments later from injuries sustained at impact and from the resulting fire.Full Story >
Thursday, December 5 2013 7:26 PM EST2013-12-06 00:26:30 GMT
A Grant County band director has been indicted on three sex charges. Kenneth "David" Owens, 34, was arrested on September 12 after rumors surfaced of an inappropriate relationship with a former studentFull Story >
A Grant County band director has been indicted on three sex charges.Full Story >
Monday, October 14 2013 11:01 PM EDT2013-10-15 03:01:02 GMT
Two months to the day after Dennis Mathis buried his 32-year old son DJ, he sifts through pictures, pointing out his favorites to FOX19's Amy Wagner. "Here's one he was always so proud of, he was 16 andFull Story >
Two months to the day after Dennis Mathis buried his 32-year-old son DJ, he sifts through pictures, pointing out his favorites to FOX19's Amy Wagner.Full Story >
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