Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:54 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:54:06 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:02 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:02:50 GMT
Three people escaped an overnight fire in Price Hill. It happened in the 700 block of Mt. Hope Avenue around 11:30 Tuesday night. When fire crews arrived, there was heavy fire in the back of the twoFull Story >
Fire crews knocked the fire down in 20 minutes. They stayed on scene for another 40 minutes putting our hot spots.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:00:21 GMT
From thousands of miles away, pilots here in the U.S. fly drones on missions overseas every day. Air Force researchers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base are now studying whether they can get drone operatorsFull Story >
From thousands of miles away, pilots here in the U.S. fly drones on missions overseas every day. Air Force researchers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base are now studying whether they can get drone operators to fly five or six at a time, they tell FOX19 exclusively.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:00:20 GMT
If you watch the show, you probably know I have a lot of connections to Japan. I'm half Japanese and spent most of my school years in Japan. However, the tri-state has many connections as well. I foundFull Story >
Rob looks at the cultural connection between Cincinnati and Rob's native land of Japan.Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
The co-founder of a group that is pushing to bring the name "Hornets" back to Charlotte for the city's professional basketball team says now is the time.
Evan Kent isn't just a junior at Appalachian State University, he is part of one of the loudest movements in the NBA right now.
Bring Back the Buzz is becoming a household name in the Charlotte-area. A group that is fighting to bring back the name Hornets to Charlotte. And Tuesday night - the buzz got REALLY loud.
It started with a Yahoo Sports article posted around 6:30 p.m. from sports writer Marc Spears.
Spears, quoting sources, said that there is a very real possibility that the New Orleans Hornets could change names, to the Pelicans, as early as next season.
"The Hornets planned to change their nickname since Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, purchased the team on April 14," Spears wrote in his article. "Benson also owns the rights to the nickname Pelicans."
The Hornets have been in New Orleans since 2002 when owner George Shinn moved the team after 14 years in Charlotte. The city later landed a new team, the Charlotte Bobcats.
With the first two lines of his article, you could practically hear the buzz building in Charlotte with the thought of getting the Hornets name back.
"For us, it's just another piece falling into place," Kent told WBTV on Wednesday afternoon. "We've had a bunch of announcements come over the past month and a half."
Social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, exploded after the article was posted online.
"We kind of knew that [the Pelicans] was going to be the name," Kent said. "We have some insiders down there in New Orleans and they've kind of been hinting about the Pelicans for a long time, but this is the first time there has been major - like SportsCenter - talking about it."
"Bring Back the Buzz" has been very vocal about getting the name back. It started "two or three years ago" when it was decided that it was time to do something, Kent said.
"We knew a lot of people wanted it, but nobody was really doing much about it and we were sick of waiting on somebody else to do it, so we just stepped up to the plate ourselves."
The past year has been the loudest. Bring Back the Buzz is big on social media and the group holds events to get more people involved in the cause.
The group is on Facebook and have several twitter accounts. The excitement on Twitter on Tuesday night was very evident.
"It was just a matter of time, but man...now that it's all coming down, it's hard to think straight," said John Morgan, via the "We Beelieve" twitter account. "GO (Charlotte) Hornets!!!"
But Morgan says you can't just wait and hope for Charlotte to get a name change.
"There's no denying that we are the Hornets' Nest," he said.
Kent echoes that sentiment and says it's time to let the big wigs know.
"It's in our court right now, it's basically the community of Charlotte - we have been pretty vocal the past year, but I think we really have to put the nail in the coffin, per se," Kent said.
"We literally have to let [Michael] Jordan know that there is no other option. That this is what we want as a city, and if he wants support for his NBA team, that he has to show support for his community. That's what the Hornets did and that's why they were so successful here. They had roots in the community."
Bobcats owner Michael Jordan told The Charlotte Observer he would consider changing it back to Hornets if the name was available.
"It's definitely an interest down the road, but right now it's the New Orleans Hornets," Jordan told the Charlotte Observer. "We would definitely entertain the opportunity. That's as much as we can say right now. We've heard the community ask the question, and we would listen."
Jordan told WBTV before Wednesday's game against the Knicks, "My focus is tonight."
The Bring Back the Buzz group is hosting an even called "Swarm Time Warner on January 19th, during the Bobcats game against the Kings.
"We're going to throw on our Teal and Purple finest and Swarm Time Warner Cable Arena with a ferocity that's going to conjure the ghosts of the old Hive," the online invitation states." We're going to have pre/post-game rallies. We're going to pack as many of the cheap seats as we can. We're going to cheer for the current 'Cats just as hard as we will when they're wearing purple and teal."
Louisiana is the Pelican State. The brown pelican is the state bird and appears on the state flag and seal, and official state painting.
"I feel like [bringing back the Hornets name] would just bring the community together and give it a sense of ownership for this NBA franchise," Kent said. Instead of just being an apology for the NBA moving our team out."
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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 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 >
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 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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