Sunday, May 19 2013 9:07 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:07:26 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofFull Story >
A tornado outbreak in the midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:34:24 GMT
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati'sFull Story >
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati's most recognized mustachioed fellow to help judge the first ever CincItalia Mustache Contest: Mr. Redlegs.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:31:32 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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:24:08 GMT
A train derailment was reported near the Bridgeport and Fairfield city lines Friday night. Few details have been released on the derailment, but the incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the area ofFull Story >
Dozens of passengers and employees were among those injured when two Metro-North trains collided near a station in Fairfield Friday night.Full Story >
MILFORD, OH (FOX19) -
Even long before Vice President Joe Biden walked into the large cafeteria at Milford High School Sunday afternoon, a crowd of about 700 students and adults were hyped-up, chanting "4 more years!" and "We want Joe!"
Had you not seen the enthusiasm of Democrats at their convention in Charlotte, you might have wondered where this reservoir of optimism and confidence in their candidate was coming from. But just like at the convention, supporters of the Obama/Biden ticket in Clermont County were not listening to the conventional wisdom that an incumbent president at the helm of such a shaky economy faces an uphill fight for re-election.
And, it should be pointed out, the polls don't suggest this either. President. Obama is in the lead --- narrowly.
But Clermont County would not generally be thought of as friendly territory for the Obama campaign. In 2008, John McCain trounced Mr. Obama here. The final vote was 62,559 for McCain and 31,611 for Obama.
Vice President Biden has a new pitch for those voters, though.
"This is not your father's Republican Party," he told the crowd. "They're not bad. They're just very different," a reference to the Tea Party's influence on the GOP.
He also accused the Romney/Ryan campaign of supporting a plan for Medicare, the healthcare program for senior citizens, that would have immediate negative impacts.
"I mean literally immediately cut their benefits on prescription drugs, wellness visits --- everything from breast cancer exams to colonoscopies," Biden said. "All those things which you don't have to pay any out-of-pocket thing for now."
He cited a study by a Harvard professor showing that despite claims from Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan that they wouldn't touch Medicare benefits for those currently in the program, a 65-year-old would actually end-up paying an extra $11,000 over the rest of their life in out-of-pocket Medicare costs.
Biden said a 54-year-old would pay $60,000 more and a person who's 48-years-old today would end-up paying $125,000 more under Romney's plan.
One man in the crowd got so angry, he actually shouted at Biden.
"Not going to happen!" the man said.
"It's not going to happen. No, no," said Biden, perhaps fearing the man misunderstood him, as Obama supporters behind the vice president shook their heads to confirm what the vice president was saying.
"And it's not just, it's not just me," Biden added. "There's a Congress and Democrats --- they're not going to let it happen no matter what."
A line that seemed to undercut the vice president's message that re-electing Pres. Obama is crucial.
Gov. Romney's campaign shot back, in a statement to Politico after the president made similar claims in Florida, saying that the study the Obama campaign is citing is "discredited" because the author used to advise the Obama campaign on healthcare issues.
"The president's decision to use discredited studies and outright falsehoods to attack Mitt Romney is an admission that he can't talk about his record of crushing the middle class and failing to turn the economy around," Ryan Williams, a Romney spokesperson, is quoted as saying.
As he wrapped-up his speech in Milford, Vice President Biden returned to a theme millions of Americans saw him speak about at the convention in Charlotte. He accuses Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan of denigrating the country by describing a "culture of dependency" and what they see as America's decline.
"America is not in decline," Biden said.
Then he repeated his "message" for his opponents.
"Gentlemen, never ever, ever think it's a good bet to bet against the American people," Biden said to wild cheers. "It's never a good bet to bet against the American people."
In two months, voters will decide whether it's a good bet to give the Obama/Biden team another four years in office.
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 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 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 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 >
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
A trooper sustains minor injuries after a police chase Sunday morning. Dispatchers say it all started at a rest area near Lebanon. Dispatchers report that troopers spotted a woman driving a vehicle thatFull Story >
A 43-year-old woman is in custody after leading troopers on a 23-mile pursuit and crashing into a police cruiser in Warren County. Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
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 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedFull Story >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.Full Story >