Police say suspected Maoist rebels attacked a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25 others.Full Story >
About 200 suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in the country's east, killing at least 28 people and...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:21:50 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty in the department's 150-year history was ambushed, possibly from a hilltop, according to the Jefferson County Coroner'sFull Story >
The coroner said a 12-gauge shotgun was used to shoot K-9 Officer Jason Ellis multiple times -- possibly from a hilltop -- early Saturday morning on an off-ramp leading from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
In two weeks with the Grand Opening of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, all four Ohio casinos will be up and running.
Each day, taxes are collected for the state casino tax revenue fund. From there, it's distributed to the state, counties and host cities broken down into seven funds:
51% to all Ohio counties based on population 34% to all school districts based on student population, with first distribution in January 5% to the host city 3% to the Casino Control Commission 3% to the Ohio State Racing Commission 2% to the Law Enforcement Training Fund 2% to the Problem Casino Gambling and Additions Fund
Cincinnati's new downtown casino will bring money, people, and a new entertainment atmosphere to the city.
From October to December, with three casinos in operation, the gross casino revenue fund totaled more than $52 million.
"We're taxed at 33% of our revenues by the state, and it's a direct contribution back to the state government, of course the school system, a lot of beneficiary," explained Ameet Patel, VP and GM of Hollywood Casino Columbus.
Almost $27 million was distributed to counties, and more than $17 million was distributed to schools. Despite this fact, gross revenue is drastically less than projected when voters approved the casinos in 2009.
Those millions of dollars were generated by millions of new visitors.
"Prior to the casino opening in 2011, we had just over 5 million visitors a year. And with the casino, and the opening of our new convention center, we're going to expect somewhere in the order of 11.5 to 12 million visitors downtown," said David Gilbert, President and CEO of Positively Cleveland.
As a result of more visitors in the downtown area, a common concern is an increase in crime. Similar to Cincinnati, Cleveland's casino is located downtown.
"To be perfectly frank, downtown Cleveland is amazingly safe and the casino numbers have not changed that one iota. In fact, a lot of people thought there would be a negative element concerning the casino. That has not been the case," revealed Joe Marinucci, President of Downtown Cleveland Alliance.
Gilbert says the downtown location of Cleveland's casino brings much more activity to the area, as well as 24/7 security presence, making the area safer as a whole.
Both Columbus and Cleveland have seen a positive economic impact in surrounding areas. Since opening, the City of Cleveland has received nearly $3 million. In Columbus, the west side of town has seen redevelopment.
"It just makes us a more well rounded destination," said Scott Peacock, of Experience Columbus. "It gives us more appeal to markets that we maybe didn't reach before."
In Cleveland, about a dozen eateries have been added since the casino opened and at least a dozen more are on track for 2013.
"When you add the fact that there's 1600 employees migrating to the site every day, that's also significant economic impact as well," Marinucci added.
Casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati are both operated under Horseshoe. The company partners with local hotels and restaurants as part of its rewards program.
"We don't contend to be the savior of all things downtown," said Horseshoe Cleveland General Manager Marcus Glover. "We do consider ourselves to be an active participant in all of the vibrancy that's going on."
"There's no doubt that you see more vibrancy, more people on the street at all hours," Gilbert agreed.
Marinucci went on to say that the full economic impact of all four casinos likely won't be known until 2014, after a full year of operation here in Cincinnati.
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Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
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 >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.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 >