Saturday, May 18 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:23:51 GMT
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m. The victim's name and conditionFull Story >
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:10:46 GMT
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The incident happened Saturday evening on the corner of Burnet and Rockdale Avenue in Avondale. One man was arrestedFull Story >
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The victim is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:38 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:38:17 GMT
The Florence Fire Department is on the scene of a working fire in a two-story dwelling. The fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. in the 7900 block of Hopeful Church Road. FOX19 will continue to update theFull Story >
The Florence Fire Department is on the scene of a working fire in a two-story dwelling. The fire broke out around 8:00 p.m. in the 7900 block of Hopeful Church Road.Full Story >
(RNN) - Pets provide comfort and companionship to those who care for them, but traveling with one is often added stress to an already stressful process, especially during the Holiday season.
With many families planning to travel on or around Thanksgiving, being prepared ahead of time is crucial.
Once you determine if holiday travel is something your pet will enjoy, it is time to consider safety.
Since the majority of people travel with pets by car, it is important to prepare before hitting the road.
Pet expert for America Now, Luciano Aguilar, suggests pets should be secured in a crate, a specially designed harness, or seat belt behind the front seats.
He said proper restraint avoids any interference with the driver and prevents distractions.
"A split second distraction can be disastrous," Aguilar said. "One of my biggest pet peeves is a loose dog jumping around the car while I'm driving. I hear it from dog owners all the time."
He suggests treating your pets as you would a human baby or family member.
"You never know what can happen, so it's best to be prepared," Aguilar said. "You'd never let your child roam around your car while driving, so make sure the four-legged member of your family is just as safe. Cuddling and jumping can come later once you've arrived safely at your destination."
Many states are now encouraging drivers to restrain dogs when traveling by car.
Arizona, Connecticut, Maine and New Jersey are issuing $250 to $1,000 fines for drivers who are caught with their dogs in their lap. But New Jersey is the first state to have issued a bill that would require pets to be secured in some sort of restraint.
Many other states are in the process of pushing through legislation, comparing driving with a dog in your lap to texting while driving or driving under the influence.
Traveling by air has its own set of challenges, so bringing a dog into the mix can get complicated.
The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that more than 2 million pets and other animals are transported by air each year.
Preparation is key when planning to bring a dog onboard. Airlines vary in policies on transporting pets.
For example, bulldog breeds and pit bull types aren't allowed in cargo on some airlines. Others have weight restrictions.
Aguilar said to make sure your pets fly with an identification tag on their collar and a labeled carrier which includes flight information and emergency contact numbers.
Fees also vary from airline to airline depending on whether your pets ride as a carry on or in cargo.
Heat exhaustion is one concern when going the cargo route with changing temperatures and air pressure.
Also, traveling during busy holidays can cause stress to an animal you're bringing onboard making for an uncomfortable ride for your pets.
"Nobody likes a crying baby on a plane, but it's kind of expected," Aguilar said. "A barking or whining dog is not. Be prepared to get some dirty looks or complaints from other passengers if you can't control your dog."
Getting a pet onboard a plane takes a lot of planning, so make sure it's the right choice for you and your family.
"Like parents of small children, you have to decide if flying with your dog is something you really want to do," Aguilar said. "Consider the added expense, effort and anxiety it can cause and decide what's best for you and for the pet."
Check Petflight.com for individual airline safety rules involving pets.
Finally, since the holidays are hectic for everyone, schedule some sanity time to do things that both you and your pet will enjoy.
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Monday, November 19 2012 2:37 PM EST2012-11-19 19:37:19 GMT
(RNN) - Family and friends will be gathering together during the holiday season for dinners, parties, and gift exchanges and many will document the festive season. To get that perfect memento of the season,Full Story >
The holiday gatherings are the perfect time to photograph friends and loved ones. Here are some tips to make sure your pictures make the memories last.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >