Saturday, May 18 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:32:55 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million.Full Story >
U.S. Housing and Urban Development awarded a $29.5 million grant to help rebuild Cincinnati housing on Thursday.
Community Builders, Inc.,TCB, in Boston will receive the grant to redevelop distressed housing in Cincinnati and bring revitalization to the Avondale community.
TCB Senior Project Manager Jeff Beam says many of the buildings have been neglected for years. "This portfolio of buildings is one of most physically distressed we've ever seen and so there's a lot of work to address long standing health hazards, to address structural issues, to address basically concerns about livability."
Livability is a main concern of the Avondale Community Council President Patricia Milton. "The revitalization of Avondale has been going on for about seven years, but this is going to make a great impact."
Jaimee McClure lives in an apartment building at Reading and Blair and says she looks forward to the renovations. "By them redoing it will bring the crime rate down from over here."
McClure says the building is in terrible condition. "I have a hole in my ceiling in my bathroom that's been there for four months, a hole in my kitchen where the kitchen ceiling is getting ready to fall in."
Senator Sherrod Brown, (D) OH, helped to secure the grant money. "Government has a responsibility to partner with local communities and local officials and local businesses to help when government can."
TCB will address some the pressing health safety issues right after the beginning of the year and major renovations will begin in six to nine months.
In a press release, HUD stated that the initial grant is expected to generate an additional $45 million in private investments and commitments from local jurisdictions and partners.
Cincinnati was selected from a group of nine finalists as a part of HUD's Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (Choice). Choice is a landmark initiative that promotes transforming areas of concentrated poverty into viable and sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods. It is one of the signature programs of the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, which strives to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
"These grants to Cincinnati will turn the page to a more promising future for the families who currently live in this housing and the surrounding community and for future generations," said HUD's Midwest regional manager Antonio Riley. "Choice Neighborhoods promises to open doors to more opportunity."
In addition to Cincinnati, Choice will help transform distressed communities in San Antonio, Seattle and Tampa.
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 >