Thursday, May 23 2013 7:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:41:54 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:45 GMT
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop. The 4.2 acre strip of land along McMillan Avenue has seen an impressive transformation since its groundbreaking in January 2012. U Square @ theFull Story >
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:26:07 GMT
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges. Police say Shyon Clark, 28, engaged in sexual conduct with a 10-year-old girl. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday. Copyright 2013 WXIX.Full Story >
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:23 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:23:52 GMT
A Park Hills man is arrested on child abuse charges in Hamilton County. Police say Stephen Wyler, 26, seriously injured a child in October of last year. He is charged with felonious assault and two countsFull Story >
A Park Hills man is arrested on child abuse charges in Hamilton County.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:19:33 GMT
A Norwood woman is arrested, accused of firing a shot into the air while her kids were sleeping. Police say Joanna Kessnick, 38, was intoxicated when she fired one shot in the 4100 block of Huston AvenueFull Story >
A Norwood woman is arrested, accused of firing a shot into the air while her kids were sleeping.Full Story >
(RNN) - Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, an outspoken Republican-turned-Democrat from Pennsylvania, has died at 82.
Specter confirmed in August that he had been battling cancer, the latest of multiple bouts with the disease. He underwent chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease in 2005 and again in 2008.
His son, Shanin, confirmed that Specter died at his Philadelphia home from complications from the disease, according to the Associated Press.
John McCain called Specter "a dear friend who served his state and nation with honor and distinction," via Twitter.
Specter, a Kansas native, was largely reviled by people in both major parties for a style that disregarded party alliances.
His election into the Senate in 1980 began a 30-year career that ended soon after he crossed to the Democratic side.
Pennsylvania's longest-serving senator was a member of 14 confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court nominees.
"During his tenure in the Senate, Specter championed Pennsylvania's economy and took an active interest in foreign affairs, meeting with dozens of world leaders as well as supporting appropriations to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and backing free trade agreements between the U.S. and under-developed countries," read a bio from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Specter also served on the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Specter was credited with creating the "single bullet theory" - also called the magic bullet theory. The committee's finding was that Texas Gov. John Connally, who was sitting in front of Kennedy at the time he was shot, was hit and wounded with the same bullet that killed the president.
Specter's emboldened stance on several issues alienated him from the Republican party the further he got into his career.
He applied a defiance to convention in everything he did, especially his two biggest battlefronts - politics and his health.
"If I run in 2010 and win and go again in 2016, win, go again in the year 2022, and I'm up for re-election in 2028," Specter once said in an interview. "At that point I'll be younger than Strom Thurmond was when he was still serving in the U.S. Senate."
But those best-laid plans were not meant to be.
He claimed the GOP had become too extreme in its right-wing values and switched parties in 2009. He lost his 2010 bid for re-election, bringing his political career to an end.
Specter was born in Wichita, KS, on Feb. 12, 1930 to an American mother and Ukrainian immigrant father.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and later earned a degree from Yale Law School.
Prior to his death, he had served as an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Spencer's career in politics began in the 1960s when he served as an assistant district attorney for Philadelphia. After completion of his work for the Warren Commission, he won the election to become Philadelphia's district attorney.
In between that election and his 1980 campaign, he unsuccessfully ran for mayor, Pennsylvania governor and Senate.
Specter is survived by his wife, Joan, his two sons, Shanin and Steve, and four granddaughters.
His funeral scheduled for Tuesday in Penn Valley, PA, is open to the public, and his burial will follow in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
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Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, an outspoken Republican-turned-Democrat from Pennsylvania, has died at 82.
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 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 >
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 >
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 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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.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 >
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