Saturday, May 25 2013 3:30 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:30:04 GMT
A large fire is burning at a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.In addition toFull Story >
A large fire burned a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford early Saturday morning. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.Full Story >
Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn't bring herself to...Full Story >
Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn't bring herself to wear it...Full Story >
Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The attacker was later identified as a...Full Story >
ORANGE, CT (WFSB) -
Officials with Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating have started to offer estimates to people who have lost power as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
UI said it expects to restore power to 95 percent of its customers before midnight Monday. Thursday evening, UI President and Chief Executive Officer James Torgerson reiterated that the company expects to meet that goal.
The state's second-largest utility company made the promise Thursday morning as 97,197 customers as of 6 p.m. were still without power, three days after Hurricane Sandy caused massive damage in Connecticut and around the Northeast.
CL&P reported 221,371 customers are still in the dark as of 6 p.m. Thursday. The state's largest utility said it is estimating 98 percent of customers that remain in the dark will have power restored by Tuesday.
At a news conference Thursday morning, Bill Quinlan, senior vice president for CL&P, told reporters he would not be more specific because of the extent of damage caused by Sandy.
He said about 2 percent of customers will not have power on Tuesday.
Total outages in Connecticut fell by more than one-fourth in 24 hours. It's still not fast enough for some local officials, who are complaining about the pace as frustration rises among some residents and businesses, particularly as the unusually warm autumn weather ends.
During a press conference on Thursday evening, Torgerson addressed accusations on poor crew deployment.
"We're sending crews everywhere," he said.
Torgerson said crews had to clear lines and trees before they could have started the restoration process, which is fully under way. That can be blamed for restoration delays, however he said towns should have expected this.
"It takes time," Torgerson said. "We have to rebuild the system after it was destroyed."
He wanted to ask residents to stop throwing things and threatening utility crews.
"We can't tolerate that, our crews are working hard," Torgerson said.
No workers have been injured on the job and they are all given training before they start working for UI, Torgerson said.
Norwich Public Utilities announced on Wednesday that it is allowing CL&P to use nine crew members and three bucket trucks to help with the restoration.
"Norwich Public Utilities is to help other communities restore power after this major disaster," said John Bilda, NPU general manager. "Norwich residents can rest assured that NPU customers will not have to pay for our employees working in other towns. One hundred percent will be paid by CL&P."
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Saturday, May 25 2013 2:53 PM EDT2013-05-25 18:53:40 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
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 >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.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 >