Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:38:14 GMT
MOORE, OK - The trembling, mud-spattered dog whose photo went viral on Tuesday was not actually standing watch over her owner's body - her name is Susie, her owner is named Curtis Collins, and he's alive.ThanksFull Story >
There's a happy ending to the story of the little dog who was found standing guard over a body after the EF-5 tornado that decimated her neighborhood in Moore, OK. Her owner is alive, and they have been reunited thanks to the viral photo. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manFull Story >
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:20:27 GMT
A suspect appeared in court Wednesday for allegedly sexting a minor. Landon Boettcher is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old female. According to investigators, the messages includedFull Story >
A suspect appeared in court Wednesday for allegedly sexting a minor. Landon Boettcher, 28, is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old female.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:08:36 GMT
Wyoming residents are saying there's a troublemaker disturbing the peace in their neighborhood. Some are calling them a 'neighborhood nuisance'. "We have a dog, and we cant even let our dog out," explainedFull Story >
Wyoming residents are saying there's a troublemaker disturbing the peace in their neighborhood, with some even calling them a 'neighborhood nuisance'. Full Story >
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
After two years of talks, Duke Energy has agreed to begin relocating the utilities along the Cincinnati Streetcar route.
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. made the announcement on Friday.
Under the agreement, Duke Energy will begin moving its utilities immediately, while a court determines responsibility for the relocation costs later.
The City and Duke Energy have also agreed on an operations plan for how the utility company and the City will work in partnership once the Streetcar is up and running.
"From the beginning, I said that we would come to agreement with Duke, and we have," Mayor Mallory said. "Duke Energy is one of the City of Cincinnati's strongest corporate partners, and they will be strong partners as we build the Streetcar and continue to grow our city."
The City and Duke have signed two agreements. The first agreement is an Operations Agreement that provides for how Duke will collaborate with the Streetcar's construction, and how it will safely access its utilities in City streets once the streetcar is operational. It spells out provisions for routine, extended, and emergency maintenance of the electrical and gas lines along the streetcar route. Duke has agreed to relocate only those utilities in direct conflict with the streetcar slab or where access is located three feet or less from the edge of the track slab.
The second agreement is a Cooperation Agreement between the City and Duke, which lays out how the two parties will resolve the question of who is responsible for the costs of relocating Duke's utilities in City streets for the Streetcar project. Duke and the City agreed to seek a declaratory judgment in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, abiding by the court ruling.
City legal representatives say they anticipate appeals to follow the initial ruling.
Duke Energy released a statement to FOX19 following Mallory's announcement:
"This lawsuit should not be misinterpreted to reflect a major conflict between Duke Energy and the City of Cincinnati. We have simply reached an impasse regarding who bears the cost responsibility and have now agreed with the city that this issue will best be resolved through the lawsuit. This is the result of two sides working together at the table as oppose to walking away. The agreement allows construction to proceed while we obtain a legal determination on certain issues created by the right of way ordinance."
According to Duke Energy, the company currently has no plans to withdraw its pursuit of a "rider" being considered by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
"Duke Energy believes that the facility relocation - mass transportation riders are a good tool that could provide local governments the flexibility to cover the costs for qualifying projects like the streetcar, through the project's budget or at the local governments choosing elect to pass the costs to their citizens who will the greatest benefits from the project in question."
"The utilities' agreements are in place, the cars are being ordered, and the construction bids are coming in," said City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. "The Streetcar is happening."
On Sept. 26, 2012, the Cincinnati City Council authorized $15 million for potential utility work. Money that will be put into an escrow account until the parties receive a final decision from the courts. If the court determines that Duke is responsible for the costs, the money, which came from the sale of the Blue Ash Airport, will be returned to the City. If the City is responsible, Duke will receive the actual costs of the relocation, with any remainder returned to the City.
Mayor Mark Mallory says he would like to see the project fast-tracked to completion for Cincinnati's time in the spotlight in 2015, but doesn't guarantee that timeline.
"It would be great if we could be up and running by the time the All-Star game occurs however let me say that priority number one is to make sure that we have a safe, functional, fully operational streetcar," said Mallory.
Contractors' bids on the project are due by February 8th. The current deadline for completion of the project is spring of 2016.
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 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 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 >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. 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 >