Thursday, December 13 2012 5:15 AM EST2012-12-13 10:15:16 GMT
Tolling has become a commonplace on many bridges and highway projects across the country. Electric bar code passes are even available for drivers who frequently pass through toll gates. However, gettingFull Story >
Tolling has become a commonplace on many bridges and highway projects across the country and could be coming to the Brent Spence Bridge. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:00:58 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:57:26 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 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:53:13 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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:41 GMT
The American Red Cross is accepting donations to aid in their response. Donations can be made a www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999. To donate $10 to the Salvation Army, text 80888 or visitFull Story >
Here are ways to help victims of the Moore, OK tornado.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:05:14 GMT
A Kentucky man has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) spotted a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the checkpointFull Story >
A Kentucky man has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) spotted a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the checkpoint.Full Story >
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Ohio Governor John Kasich have signed an agreement on how their two states will work cooperatively to build a new bridge over the Ohio River.
The new bridge would be in addition to the existing Brent Spence Bridge.
While the exact structure type is still to be determined, the selected roadway alternative for the long-awaited bridge is a two-deck span that would carry all of Interstate 75, plus southbound lanes of I-71 and three southbound lanes of local traffic.
It would be adjacent to, and greatly reduce the load now being shouldered by the Brent Spence Bridge.
Kasich said the only way to build the bridge is bycharging a toll.
"We're tolling for the purposes of just building the bridge. That's what we want to do. We want to build it. It is an essential part, we believe, of being able to get this done."
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said tolls are the only way a project of this size can be built.
"There is not a region in the country that's building a bridge that does not have multiple sources of funding, including tolling."
However, Garth Kuhnhein with the Northern Kentucky Tea Party says he's opposed to tolls.
"A toll is a tax. Its no other way around it. We pay a tax on our gasoline and our diesel fuel and now we're going to be asked to pay another tax, and for the people that work over in Cincinnati or the people in Cincinnati who work in Northern Kentucky, that's probably going to be $1,300 a year they're going to have to pay."
"Working together, our two states have made excellent progress toward a long-awaited solution for the commercial and commuter bottleneck that the Brent Spence Bridge has become," said Gov. Beshear. "Gov. Kasich and I both recognize, and are in full agreement, that a second bridge is an absolute necessity. This agreement reflects our resolve to see it become reality."
"The businesses and citizens that use the bridge every day need relief from gridlock today- not 30 years from now," said Gov. Kasich. "I look forward to working closely with Gov. Beshear to make a real change and deliver the Brent Spence Bridge quickly."
The two-deck Brent Spence, which opened on November 25th, 1963, carries the entire load of both I-71 and I-75 and two-way local traffic. Though structurally sound, it is classified as "functionally obsolete" because of its narrow lanes, absence of emergency shoulders and limited visibility on its lower deck.
Under the selected alternative design, the Brent Spence would undergo renovation and remain in service to carry two northbound lanes of I-71 on its upper deck and three lanes of northbound local traffic on its lower deck.
The Memorandum of Agreement signed by Governors Beshear and Kasich outlines remaining duties and responsibilities of each state.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will formally establish a Bi-State Management Team to jointly oversee the project.
The team will be responsible for evaluating procurement options, preparing a Major Project Initial Financial Plan required by FHWA, procuring professional services when needed, maintaining a project website and managing public relations.
KYTC and ODOT will be jointly responsible for costs associated with the investigation of project procurement options.
Work performed in Ohio under the agreement will be governed by the laws of Ohio. Work performed in Kentucky will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood also attended Wednesday's announcement.
In addition, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has showed his support.
"The Brent Spence Bridge carries millions of dollars of our nation's goods across the Ohio-Kentucky state line every day," Brown said. "That's why it's so important that both state and federal leaders work together to ensure this bridge renovation moves forward. When companies decide where to locate, expand, and invest, water, transportation and energy infrastructure are critical factors in the decision. We must do everything we can to make cities like Cincinnati and Covington ideal cites for investment."
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.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 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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