Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:37:33 GMT
Several companies are recalling baby bath seats due to safety reasons. The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats canFull Story >
Several companies are recalling baby bath seats due to safety reasons.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:44:01 GMT
In light of recent school violence, the Warren County Police Chiefs Association formed a multi-jurisdictional training team to provide "Active Violence" training for every officer in Warren County. TheFull Story >
In light of recent school violence, the Warren County Police Chiefs Association formed a multi-jurisdictional training team to provide "Active Violence" training for every officer in Warren County.Full Story >
Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Fundraiser benefiting Susan G. Komen of Greater Cincinnati.Full Story >
(RNN) - Divers have recovered a body near the site of an oil platform that caught fire on Friday, according to the Associated Press.
Houston-based Black Elk Energy, which owns the platform, hired the divers after the U.S. Coast Guard ceased their search on Saturday for two workers who went missing after the platform fire off the Louisiana coast, AP reported.
The body was found in about 30 feet of water near where the explosion happened. The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.
Divers will continue to search for the second missing worker.
The Coast Guard suspended their search around 5:25 p.m. CST Saturday afternoon.
Before calling off the search, Coast Guard officials searched 1,400 square miles by air while cutters and boat crews searched the Gulf.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Safety and Environment Enforcement said they have begun an investigation into the explosion and subsequent fire.
"BSEE is committed to determining the direct and indirect causes of the explosion and will take appropriate enforcement action," the organization said in a statement released Saturday.
Officials reported on Friday that the platform fire had been extinguished, and that there was little chance of an oil spill.
Commander Ed Cubanski of Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans said in a Friday noon news conference there had been no confirmed deaths, refuting earlier reports of two who died.
Initially 11 people were taken by helicopter to a local hospital, four of which were severely burned.
There had been 26 workers onboard the platform, but four had left before the fire started around 8:42 a.m.
Cubanski also said there was an oil sheen about 1/2 mile long and 200 meters wide, but Coast Guard are working with the Bureau of Environmental Safety to ensure there is no ecological impact.
The rig appeared to be structurally sound and not a spill risk, he added.
The rig was not producing oil, but maintenance work was being done.
The facility is located in West Delta Block 32 - about 20 miles southeast of Grand Isle, LA - in 56-foot deep water.
Black Elk Energy out of Houston owns the platform. Kirk Trascher, Black Elk asset manager, initially told WAFB the company was assembling "an incident command team."
Black Elk has 854 oil wells on 155 platforms in waters off the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, according to the Chicago Tribune.
According to the Associated Press, it is a production platform, unlike the Deepwater Horizon rig, which was drilling an exploratory well in mile-deep water well to the east of Friday's reported explosion.
The difference between an oil rig and oil platform are technical. An oil rig drills holes into the ground through mobile equipment, so the raw materials can be extracted. The oil platform is the second step, where the raw materials are processed before being sent to shore.
The explosion came one day after BP agreed to pay the largest criminal fine in U.S. history for the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
BP announced Thursday it would pay $4.5 billion for the 2010 explosion off the Gulf Coast. Eleven workers were killed in the disaster, and two BP employees have been charged with manslaughter.
Deepwater Horizon spilled an estimated 4.9 million barrels – the equivalent of 210 million gallons – and covered an area of several thousand square miles. The estimate of oil spilled each day reached as high as 60,000 barrels.
It was the largest offshore oil spill in the nation's history.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:17:41 GMT
New this morning from Colerain Township - D'schon Powell is facing robbery and resisteing arrest charges in Colerain Township after he knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioningFull Story >
A man is facing robbery and resisting arrest charges in Colerain Township after he allegedly knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioning him about some items in a bag. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:51:38 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies and Golf Manor Police are investigating a shooting in the 2400 block of Canterbury in Golf Manor. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:20 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:20:38 GMT
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington. The event is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ThereFull Story >
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:13:50 GMT
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fans will be able to meet face-to-face with one-of-a-kindFull Story >
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingFull Story >
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:31 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:31:59 GMT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking andFull Story >
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking and gardening.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeFull Story >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.Full Story >
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