Sunday, August 31 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:20:57 GMT
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...Full Story >
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops...Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:52:12 GMT
An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.Full Story >
A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19/WAVE) – For generations, nothing could harm them. The waterways winding around the Tri-State were delicately balanced, just as nature intended. Even modern problems like chemical spills and sewage spills didn't really put our rivers and lakes in long-term danger. But now something's off.
Asian carp are taking over waterways in our own backyard --- from Louisville to Cincinnati and beyond.
"There are so many of them that they're out-competing some of our native fish," said Sara Tripp, a Kentucky fisheries biologist.
In waterways they've invaded, Asian carp make-up 95-percent of the water environment. Our Raycom colleagues have videotaped them leaping out of the water where the Salt River meets the Ohio.
"They jump high out of the water and can jump in the boat, jump into you," said Tripp.
Just hold out your net and catch them. It could be the most successful day of fishing you've ever had. Or the most dangerous. You see, these fish can knock you out of your boat. The Asian carp found in the Tri-State can weigh about 20 pounds. That's like a toddler flying through the air right toward you.
Downstream, fish and wildlife workers aren't taking chances.
"They wear helmets," said Tripp. "They also build cages up and around the throttle and steering wheel so whenever they jump they're not breaking the boat."
Asian carp can leap as high as five feet into the air. That helps explain how they've managed to make the 1,000 mile trip upstream, despite all the locks and dams, and into the waterways of the Tri-State. Unfortunately, it's our native fish that may pay the price.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.Full Story >