Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:53:16 GMT
Authorities have identified the body recovered from the Ohio River on April 8. Officers say that the body of Glenn Patrick was found in the river in the 3600 block of River Road in Riverside near theFull Story >
Authorities have identified the body recovered from the Ohio River on April 8. Officers were able to identify the man through the use of dental records.Full Story >
Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:29:08 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye says he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience. Nye says when heFull Story >
TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye says he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.Full Story >
Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:56:20 GMT
Kings Island opens Friday with its newest attraction the Banshee inverted roller coaster. FOX19 file photo
Kings Island opens Friday for its 2014 season and on Thursday's FOX19 Morning News meteorologist Frank Marzullo has a preview of the new Banshee roller coaster. Frank will climb aboard the ride that KingsFull Story >
Kings Island opens Friday for its 2014 season and on Thursday's FOX19 Morning News meteorologist Frank Marzullo has a preview of the new Banshee roller coaster.Full Story >
More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and...Full Story >
Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.Full Story >
Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:47:38 GMT
By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the CincinnatiFull Story >
It seems the Reds (6-9) have found their groove. Johnny Cueto tossed a complete game and the Reds won their first series of the season after shutting out the Pirates 4-0 Wednesday. Full Story >
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Gov. Dannel Malloy met with the heads of the state's utility companies to discuss Hurricane Sandy and what type of preparations are being made in advance of the storm.
He made it clear to the media and residents at a press conference Friday afternoon that Connecticut and utility company officials are preparing for "moderate to worst-case scenario," however, their plan is "in flux."
"I, along with all citizens, are watching," Malloy said.
However, he is expecting a minimum of 7 inches of rain, which could mean flash flooding in some areas, as well as possible power outages.
Emergency management officials are monitoring the storm and are prepared to coordinate any potential state response, Malloy said.
During Snowstorm Alfred, power was knocked out for almost 1.25 million customers in the state and some remained without power for two weeks.
CL&P crews have cut several trees over the past year. The company is working to get commitments to secure 2,000 line workers and have them in Connecticut by Sunday. And more than 700 tree contractors have been requested.
"We started seeking firm commitments since yesterday," said Bill Quinlan, the CL&P senior vice president of emergency preparedness.
"There is a sufficient demand for land crews on the East Coast," he said.
Quinlan said that CL&P is "trying to assure good communication between mutual aid groups."
"We are setting up four large staging areas for those crews," Quinlan said.
On the state level, legislators passed laws that will increase the penalties on utility companies if they don't have adequate staffing levels before a storm, and in July there was a statewide drill.
Malloy said the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is in communication with officials at Connecticut Light & Power as well as United Illuminating.
Cell companies have mobile units ready to be deployed if the storm hits Connecticut. According to AT&T officials, they have replaced the batteries at several hundred locations.
The National Guard has been contacted but not activated at this point, Malloy said.
"National Guard is working with us," he said.
Malloy also recommended that residents have cash on them, fill up their cash tanks, fully charge their phones and buy batteries.
For weather updates, people are being directed to www.ct.gov/Sandy or call 211 for shelter information.
The Emergency Operations Center will be run out of the state armory and expects to open Saturday morning.
"Now is the time to prepare," Malloy said. "Although the exact track of the storm is still uncertain, we are preparing for this storm to have a significant impact on the state and the public should do the same."
In the end, Malloy is preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best.
"I hope this thing doesn't hit us," he said.
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Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:31:13 GMT
The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday to honor the legacy of the legendary Hall of Famer. For the sixth consecutive year, all players and on-fieldFull Story >
The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday to honor the legacy of the legendary Hall of Famer.Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:59:08 GMT
Hamilton Police are alerting residents, saying that a new ‘very aggressive' scam is targeting the area. Officers say that a resident has recently received a letter bearing a Canadian postmark. InsideFull Story >
Hamilton Police are alerting residents, saying that a new ‘very aggressive' scam is targeting the area.Full Story >
Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:18:20 GMT
FOX19 will debut a brand new set Wednesday morning on the FOX19 Morning News. The new set, built by the FX Design Group, is a one-of-a-kind creation; there is no set like it in the world. The highlightFull Story >
The new set, built by the FX Design Group, is a one-of-a-kind creation; there is no set like it in the world.Full Story >
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