Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:00:15 GMT
The White House has named Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelbach as the 2013 Harvey Milk "Champion of Change." Seelbach will accept the award this Wednesday, May 22 (Harvey Milk Day) at the WhiteFull Story >
The White House has named Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelbach as the 2013 Harvey Milk "Champion of Change."Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:58:35 GMT
Funeral services are set for a Ft. Thomas man killed in Afghanistan. Visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30. Funeral services will beginFull Story >
Visitation for Michael Bradford will be Friday at the Ft. Thomas Mess Hall from 4:00 until 7:30. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:41:27 GMT
Two suspects are on the run after an aggravated robbery at the BP station in Green Township. It happened just after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the station on Northbend Road. Police say two suspects enteredFull Story >
Two suspects are on the run after an aggravated robbery at the BP station in Green Township.Full Story >
UPDATE: The space jump mission has been aborted after many weather delays Tuesday.
Minutes away from launching, mission control decided to abort the mission due to gusty winds.
The mission which was slated for a 7 a.m. launch was delayed for five hours by high winds. Once the winds calmed, there was a brief window to proceed with plans.
A radio system had also shut down.
"I am strapped into the capsule, and I am ready to go." Felix Baumgartner reported to mission control.
The mission started around 1:35 p.m. EST. and was aborted around 1:40 p.m. ET.
Baumgartner's mother looked disappointed as she watched from outside mission control.
The weather forced his ascent in a 55-story, ultra-thin helium balloon that was to take him to the stratosphere to be canceled.
With the balloon being so delicate, it could only take flight if winds were 2 mph or below.
The flight could be delayed for a little while. Weather reports are questionable for Wednesday, and look worse in the days that follow.
It's being said there is a backup balloon and this mission will be tried again.
Felix Baumgartner, a skydiver who has performed world record-breaking BASE jumps, has launched into the air on the mission to push the limits of his skydiving career.
The Red Bull Stratos is a project conceived by several daredevils and scientists.
The main objective of Stratos was to break a 52-year-old record for the longest successful human freefall. The record was set by Colonel Joe Kittinger after a freefall from 102,800 feet.
Decades later, Kittinger joined the Stratos team as an advisor to the project and mentor to Baumgartner throughout the mission.
Stratos was launched with four primary objectives for Baumgartner: a freefall from the highest altitude (120,000 feet), the longest freefall time (5 minutes and 35 seconds), the highest manned balloon flight (120,000 feet) and being the first person to reach supersonic speeds in freefall.
The space suit Baumgartner will be wearing is crucial to his survival. If a breach of the suit occurs, some of the possible risks will include collapsing lungs, boiling blood, and eyes popping out of his head.
Although this mission might sound like a big-time effort for a high-octane adrenaline rush, there's a scientific purpose to it as well.
When Stratos blasts off into the atmosphere, it will help to develop new types of space suits, create a procedure for human exposure to high acceleration and altitude, test new parachute systems, and discover the effects of supersonic speeds on the human body.
Roswell, NM has hosted Stratos mission control throughout much of the project.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 19:16:56 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. 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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >