Monday, May 20 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:33:19 GMT
A man is accused of stalking the Flying Pig Marathon's Executive Director, and then bringing a concealed handgun to the race. Prosecutors say 49-year-old David Moore called Executive Director Iris Simpson-BushFull Story >
A Hamilton County man is indicted on charges of stalking the Flying Pig Marathon's Executive Director, and then bringing a concealed handgun to the race.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:28:13 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:26:28 GMT
A retired Kentucky plumber is now a millionaire. On Monday, the winners of a $1 million Powerball prize from the May 15th drawing and the two winners of $1 million prizes from the May 18th drawing claimedFull Story >
On Monday, the winners of a $1 million Powerball prize from the May 15th drawing and the two winners of $1 million prizes from the May 18th drawing claimed their jackpots.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 2:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 18:10:03 GMT
On Monday, Gov. John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance for 10 projects set to create more than 1,100 jobs and retain 21,264 jobs statewide. During the Ohio Tax Credit Authority's (TCA) monthlyFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.Full Story >
BOSTON (RNN) - Policymakers are calling for a review of the Transportation Security Administration's screening procedures after allegations of racial profiling at Boston's Logan International Airport surfaced in a New York Times report Saturday.
According to the report, the TSA's attempts at using "behavior detection" techniques to stop potential terror threats have deteriorated into racial profiling targeting Middle Easterners, blacks and Hispanics in particular.
In the Aug. 11 report in the New York Times, five TSA officers spoke out about the agency's alleged misuse of "behavior detection" techniques on the condition of anonymity.
"They just pull aside anyone who they don't like the way they look - if they are black and have expensive clothes or jewelry, or if they are Hispanic," an officer, who was identified as white, told the New York Times.
Another officer said the focus on a person's race, which is allegedly driven by pressure from management to stop, search and refer high numbers of people, "takes officers away from the real threat, and we could miss terrorist be are looking for."
The TSA announced it has opened an investigation into the allegations. However, Rep. William Keating, D-MA, the ranking member on the Committee on Homeland Security's Oversight and Investigation subcommittee, said in a press release that "in matters of civil rights being violated, the investigation shouldn't be left to the agency itself."
"The behavioral detection program, if implemented properly, offers another level of security that technological screening cannot," Keating said. "However, if the program is skewed by racial profiling, it is not only illegal; it undercuts the effectiveness of the program itself."
Ranking Member Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-MS, of the Homeland Security Committee, also called for a hearing but opened his request to the full committee.
"As the agency charged with the responsibility of protecting the nation's transportation systems, TSA must make clear that racial profiling will not be tolerated," he wrote in a letter to the committee's chairman, Rep. Peter King, R-NY.
The executive director of the Massachusetts Port Authority, David S. Mackey, said Sunday the airport operator was taking the allegations of profiling seriously and "eager" to hear the findings of the federal investigation.
"There is no place for racial profiling in any security program," Mackey said. "It is illegal and it is not effective."
The TSA has been pilot testing behavioral detection procedures at the Logan and Detroit International airports and has plans to spread the procedures to other airports in the future.
The Government Accountability Office has also questioned whether the TSA's behavioral detection techniques are effective, noting in many reports on the subject that policies were piloted and implemented without any hard scientific evidence to back the claim that it is more effective than random testing.
It's not the first time the TSA has come under fire for alleged racial profiling. In 2011, airports in New Jersey and Hawaii reported small amounts of suspected profiling. According to the New York Times, employees allege profiling is "rampant," at Logan Airport, with more than 30 officers coming under their investigation.
Approximately 600 million passengers are screened each year by TSA agents.
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Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 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 returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
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