Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:28 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:28:55 GMT
As tornado survivors in Oklahoma gather a more clear idea to the extent of damage from Monday's twister, relief continues to pour in from all over the country, including the Tri-State. On Wednesday, thereFull Story >
As tornado survivors in Oklahoma gather a more clear idea to the extent of damage from Monday's twister, relief continues to pour in from all over the country, including the Tri-State.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:28 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:28:28 GMT
Della Mae prepares for album release with free music Della Mae, a country band comprised of five multitalented women from all over the U.S, developed a following through their high-energy performancesFull Story >
Is she or isn't she? Who knows? But new Beyonce music is here. Full Story >
Attorney General Eric Holder says four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009.Full Story >
The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-22 21:13:44 GMT
Jodi Arias (Source: CBS 5 News)
It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andFull Story >
The jury in the Jodi Arias trial has told the judge they can't reach an unanimous decision. The judge then gave the jury some suggestions on how to proceed and sent them back to deliberate.Full Story >
An Army soldier has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom.Full Story >
An Army sergeant has been charged with secretly photographing and videotaping at least a dozen women at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, including in a bathroom.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati's new budget proposal could raise taxes significantly for some residents, those who work outside the city.
City manager Milton Dohoney has proposed a budget that slashes $34 million in spending.
The idea is in one paragraph on page 65 of the 793 page proposal.
The city says it will generate $6.5 million of new revenue from some 15,000 residents.
"Most municipalities charge a tax between 1 and 1 1/2 percent of a person's income," says Fort Thomas accountant Dan Lindeman. "Cincinnati charges 2.1 percent but currently credits you for the amount you pay to the city or municipality where you work and that's what most cities and municipalities do."
According to the Cincinnati's own proposal, 90% of the municipalities in Southwest Ohio do not charge people who don't work in the city where they live. And of the ones who do, 83% give people some type of credit.
If Cincinnati decides not to do this, it would fall into the 10 percent of municipalities which don't provide any tax break at all for people in this situation.
Here's an example; Say you work in Blue Ash and make $50,000 a year. You would owe Blue Ash 1.5 percent of your income, or $750. Theoretically you would owe the city of Cincinnati 2.1 percent of your income, or $1,050. Currently, Cincinnati is going to give you a credit for the $750 you pay Blue Ash so if you subtract the $750 from $1,050, Cincinnati would get just $300. That's the break you're currently getting. Add that to the $750 you pay Blue Ash and you'd pay $1,050 total.
In the proposal for 2013, with the same example and the same numbers you'd still owe Blue Ash the $750 and you'd still owe Cincinnati the $1,050. However, Cincinnati's not going to give you any breaks so you'd owe both or $1,800. That would be $750 more you would pay in taxes in 2013 if the budget proposal becomes policy.
Some are not happy about this idea.
"If I'm going to spend an extra thousand dollars a year to live in the city maybe I don't have to go that far to another municipality where I don't have to pay that extra in taxes and I might still get some of the same benefits that Cincinnati gives me," said Adam Hopkins who lives in Over-the-Rhine. "I live in the city because I like all the things I can do. I can walk to eat, I can walk to restaurants, but I don't want to pay more in taxes to do that."
Hopkins also understands the city's budget problems. "I can see that they're trying to get money from everywhere. It just seems like this is a poor decision for them because the incentive is to move out of the city instead of to stay in the city."
A final vote of the budget could happen during a special session of council, scheduled for Dec. 14.
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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:53:49 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. 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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >