The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.Full Story >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:54:57 GMT
Simon Cowell will be surrounded by women when THE X FACTOR returns for its third season this fall on FOX. Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio join him andFull Story >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:47:32 GMT
The Cincinnati Fire Department is on the scene of an house fire in the 1600 block of State Avenue. Crews reported flames coming from the second story. FOX19 crews on the scene say the house has beenFull Story >
The home was vacant but neighbors told investigators that a squatter had been staying in the building. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:46:27 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
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Four men who were injured when the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati collapsed Jan. 27 have filed a lawsuit against the general contractor, Messer Construction, and its sub-contractors.
James Lancaster, Damon Robinson, Micah Morthland and Mark Hedges claim they were injured in the incident and have not been compensated adequately. They have hired Eric Deters as their attorney and held a press conference on Monday to release the details of the lawsuit.
"I had concrete over the top of my head and I reached to try to pull it off but I couldn't get it off," says Robinson. "I can just remember seeing my men on the ground moaning and yelling. The four men say they were seriously injured on that cold day in late January. Robinson says his arm was seriously injured.
"I have a broken pelvis and I have some metal screws and a plate in me, inside me and some bulging discs in my back," says Hedges who claims that the incident has ruined his life. "We just moved into a house and everything was looking good for us." He also says he's lost the home where he lived. "I couldn't pay the rent so I lost that house," he said.
Robinson understands saying, "I stay in one room and I just bought a heater for the room because it's getting cold this winter. I've been staying in one room in that house on an air mattress."
Their attorney says part of the problem is that the project was rushed, sacrificing safety. "They're (Messer Construction) the ones that ordered this pour, according to my clients. They said 'make this pour'," said Eric Deters. "And, by the way, these time limitations has affected this project. They have been pushed, pushed, pushed to meet these deadlines. The general public might be a little worried about that building down there." The casino is not being sued.
OSHA said the cause of the collapse was an "inadequate number of bolts, welds, or other equivalent support" at connection points in the steel. The weight of the concrete pour on top of the metal decking which was supported by the beams was too much for the connections to hold, creating an "overload condition." Six different companies were cited by OSHA for the incident.
According to the lawsuit, Lancaster broke two vertebrae in the lumbar portion of his spine. Hedges broke his pelvis, punctured a lung and suffered a bulging disk. Morthland suffered from herniated discs, chest contusions, groin strain and a bruised hip. Robinson suffered contusions to his left wrist and shoulder, an open fracture to his left elbow, a fractured rib, fractured vertebrae, a neck sprain and lacerations and puncture wounds. All four men fell about 25 feet when the floor collapsed.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
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Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
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Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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