Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:44:38 GMT
Sixty-four of 155 women will advance to the first round of The Women's Amateur Public Links (WAPL) Championship in Norman, OK on Wednesday, June 19. Among the women is Sarah Kellam, a recent high schoolFull Story >
Sixty-four of 155 women will advance to the first round of The Women's Amateur Public Links (WAPL) Championship in Norman, OK on Wednesday, June 19. Among the women is Sarah Kellam, a recent high school graduate from Crittenden, KY.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:44:01 GMT
In light of recent school violence, the Warren County Police Chiefs Association formed a multi-jurisdictional training team to provide "Active Violence" training for every officer in Warren County. TheFull Story >
In light of recent school violence, the Warren County Police Chiefs Association formed a multi-jurisdictional training team to provide "Active Violence" training for every officer in Warren County.Full Story >
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...Full Story >
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:15:45 GMT
Police are trying to identify two victims following an assault in Clifton. Authorities say that two men assaulted a victim, took the victim's wallet and used the victim's bank card. The assault occurredFull Story >
Police have arrested two teenagers following an assault in Clifton. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:04 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:04:56 GMT
The family of a North College Hill man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers. The suit alleges that CoreyFull Story >
The family of a North College Hill man has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit and wrongful death suit against the City of North College Hill and one of its police officers.Full Story >
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Scenes of school bus wrecks have become all too familiar in Kentuckiana newscasts recently. It would seem that the number of bus crashes have been on a constant rise the last few years. Through open records requests we found that there has been a slight increase in accidents in some districts but not all.
We sampled accident data from three school districts in the Louisville area. Jefferson County, Bullitt County and New Albany / Floyd County schools. We saw that there really hasn't been much of an increase, in fact, in Jefferson County bus accidents have actually been on the decline since the 2009 - 2010 school year. "Our recent trend data show accidents headed back down somewhat dramatically," says Michael Raisor, COO of the Jefferson County Public Schools.
Raisor also believes that the era of smart phones and texting and driving is a major factor, at least in some cases where drivers crash into school buses. So just how save are our children on their school bus? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration they're much safer than traveling in a car. An average of 24 school age kids die on their way to school each year. Eleven of those are occupants of school vehicles and thirteen are pedestrians. The average for kids traveling in a car? The NHTSA says 58% are killed when a teen is behind the wheel, 23% with an adult driving and only 1% traveling by school bus. Why's that so? One reason is safer seats on the bus.
"The compartmentalization part of it," says Danny Libs, Transportation Director for the New Albany/Floyd County Schools, "they're real close, highly padded."
Libs also talked about seat belts on school buses or the lack thereof in Kentucky and Indiana. Only California and New York currently require all new school buses to be equipped with such safety equipment.
"If they'd be out of their seats during an accident or something for some reason, people can get hurt," said Libs.
In crash test video provided to us by IMMI, an industry leader in the design, testing and manufacturing of advanced safety systems out of Westfield, IN, we can see the effects of having seat belts compared to not having them. When used properly seat belts appear to keep the children in their seats, but when not used properly, or at all, the kids can fly all over the bus especially in a rollover accident.
Michael Raisor says the idea of having seat belts on buses has been a debate for quite some time.
"There's a lot of research on this and to be honest it goes both ways, but the research that I've seen that I believe is the more credible is the way that school buses are designed. School buses are obviously bigger than other vehicles on the road."
So what does that have to do with seat belts? Raisor explains.
"For example, similar to the accident we had in September with the bus going to Frost Middle School, when that bus flipped over, in that large vehicle, you would have had lots of students hanging from seat belts suspended above the air. Very different than what it would have been like in a car, SUV or something like that."
Then comes the question of drivers. What's done to make sure only the safest people are behind the wheel of your child's bus? They're put through hours of testing prior to being certified to drive a school bus. In Jefferson County, 80 hours of classroom time plus training with drivers. According to Raisor, that's almost four times as much as the state requires. Across the river in Floyd County, drivers undergo three days of classroom training followed by another 40 to 60 hours of training behind the wheel.
Libs says, "anything that we as transportation directors, and I think I'm speaking for all transportation directors, anything we can do to make the buses safer, we're for."
Unfortunately, with the number of buses on the road increasing year by year accidents are going to happen. With that being the case, efforts are continuously underway to make buses even safer than they are today, and we'll continue to follow that progress.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:17 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:17:41 GMT
New this morning from Colerain Township - D'schon Powell is facing robbery and resisteing arrest charges in Colerain Township after he knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioningFull Story >
A man is facing robbery and resisting arrest charges in Colerain Township after he allegedly knocked down a store security loss prevention officer who was questioning him about some items in a bag. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:51 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:51:38 GMT
Police are in the 2400 block of Canterbury Avenue in Golf Manor investigating the report of two people shot. Few details are available at this time but canine units and an ambulance are on the scene. FOX19Full Story >
Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies and Golf Manor Police are investigating a shooting in the 2400 block of Canterbury in Golf Manor. Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:20 AM EDT2013-06-19 10:20:38 GMT
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington. The event is Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ThereFull Story >
Companies from throughout the tri-state area will be looking to fill more than 3,500 job openings during a career fair at the Radisson Hotel in Covington.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:13:50 GMT
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fans will be able to meet face-to-face with one-of-a-kindFull Story >
The Cincinnati Zoo will be taking a variety of animals to Great American Ballpark for Zoo Night on Wednesday, June 19 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 02:34:44 GMT
Four people have charged for holding a mother and her child captive for years. Jordie Callahan, Jessica Hunt, Daniel J. Brown and a fourth person are accused of engaging in human trafficking. AccordingFull Story >
Four people have been arrested for holding a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland.
According to the charges, the suspects used beatings, threats of death and threats of attacks from pit bulls and large snakes to hold a woman and her child against their will for two years.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:31 AM EDT2013-06-19 11:31:59 GMT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking andFull Story >
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is urging Ohio to scrap a plan that could put a highway through a beloved 80-acre wooded area that residents of the village of Mariemont use for hiking and gardening.Full Story >
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeFull Story >
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.Full Story >
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