Country singer Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90 in Florida.Full Story >
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a...Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:39:14 GMT
A worldwide pop star could be staying in the Queen City. According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week. Mars is set to kick off hisFull Story >
According to multiple eye witnesses, Bruno Mars has been staying in downtown Cincinnati for at least the past week.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:31 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:31:03 GMT
(CNN) – Hundreds headed out to a rally Wednesday in Washington, DC, in protest of the IRS. TV and radio host Glenn Beck, Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY; and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, were among the speakersFull Story >
TV and radio host Glenn Beck, Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY; and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-MN, were among the speakers calling to "audit the IRS."Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-06-19 18:00:00 GMT
Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in East Price Hill. It happened around 12:30 p.m. at Purcell Avenue and Freddie Drive. Initial reports are that a victim was hit in the head during an attemptedFull Story >
Police are investigating an aggravated robbery in East Price Hill.Full Story >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:58:21 GMT
Here's what you can expect Thursday on the FOX19 Morning News: Stay ahead of the weather with Katy Morgan and Frank Marzullo with the Storm Tracker Forecast starting at 4:30 a.m. More than 2,200 paddlersFull Story >
Watch the Morning News from 4:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. to learn money-saving tips, vote for military heroes, and get a sneak peek of a 1965 replica of Coney Island.Full Story >
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
A new national study shows startling numbers about just how many Americans are affected by gun violence.
The results show 20 percent of Americans have some connection to a person lost to gun violence, but for the African American community that number is much higher.
It's been almost four years since Andrea Long, a Charlotte mother, lost not one but two of her sons to gun violence -- in one night. Since then, not a day goes by without her thinking about the lives they will never get to lead.
"It was a thing where I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep, I couldn't pull myself together," she recalled. "Your child is somebody you feel gonna bury you."
It's a reality that's become all too familiar for so many in this country.
The new study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found one in five Americans has a close connection to a victim of gun violence. A family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker -- someone they know. The number doubles for African Americans, nearly half surveyed had close ties to a victim.
Long isn't surprised by the new statistics especially the higher numbers among minorities. She points to the urban community's deeply entrenched "no snitching" policy as one of the reasons why.
"I heard people say cause it's a "white community" -- that's not the reason," she believes. It's because the community will not tolerate certain issues in the community."
Issues Long says are compounded by the ease at which anyone can get a gun.
"We are too lenient in this country on gun violence," she said.
Violence that leaves families forever changed. Families like Long's -- even now, years later.
"They should come and talk to us when their birthdays come around or the day they died come around and we can't do anything but hold a picture and moan," she said.
The study also looked at how many Americans fear they could become a victim of gun violence. 4 in 10 surveyed said they were afraid they will die of gun violence.
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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