Saturday, May 18 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:23:51 GMT
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m. The victim's name and conditionFull Story >
Air Care has been called to the scene of a shooting in Dearborn County. Authorities received reports of an accidental shooting on Happy Hollow Road just around 9:00 p.m.Full Story >
Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont...Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:10:46 GMT
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The incident happened Saturday evening on the corner of Burnet and Rockdale Avenue in Avondale. One man was arrestedFull Story >
One man has been taken to the hospital after police found him shot on the sidewalk. The victim is believed to have non life-threatening injuries.
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at...Full Story >
Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails.Full Story >
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The unit of Xerox that may end-up managing Cincinnati's parking meters, Affiliated Computer Services, is among the largest government contractors in the nation, FOX19 has learned, doing everything from processing Medicaid payments to tracking down owners of unclaimed property for states. But our research shows ACS's practices on the East and West Coasts have led to major controversies.
The most pertinent for the Cincinnati community are audits conducted by the inspector general for the city of Washington, DC. In his reports from February 2007 and November 2012, he paints a picture of a company that mishandles tickets and charges DC nearly $9 million more than it would've cost had city leaders put out the contract for competitive bidding.
In a detailed e-mail to FOX19, Xerox spokesman Kevin Lightfoot refutes many of the allegations in the DC inspector general's reports. He says the parking audit was "wrong, based on misinformation and inaccurate assumptions." For instance, regarding improperly issued tickets, Lightfoot says the auditor thought codes on the meters meant one thing when they really meant another.
As for the money involved, Lightfoot says ACS/Xerox is bringing in 62% more revenue from parking meters than DC would be getting if it were an in-house operation. He points out in 1997, when ACS took over management of DC's parking meters, revenue was $5.5 million. "Today it's more than $25 million," Lighthouse said.
In Indiana, where ACS manages Medicaid and other public benefit programs, a government investigation wasn't so easy to knock down. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued ACS in federal court, accusing it and its staffing firm of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by "refusing to accommodate an employee's known disabilities and by terminating her assignment to ACS instead," the agency said in 2011. In the end, ACS and the staffing agency settled the suit. ACS agreed to pay $55,000 and entered into a three-year consent decree in which it promised to track disability-related issues in its workplaces and to "respond appropriately to requests for accommodation," the EEOC said.
In Oregon and Washington State, where ACS provides call centers for companies like Verizon Wireless, FOX19 discovered that at least two lawsuits have been filed after employees said they weren't paid for overtime that they literally worked every day. Employees say it takes them 15 minutes to fire-up their computers and get all of the software running. Then it takes another 10-15 minutes to shut everything down. But court documents say ACS didn't consider the call center employees to be "on the clock" unless they were logged into their computers. ACS/Xerox settled the suit in Oregon last August, according to The Oregonian newspaper, but denied violating any laws. Each employee affected in Oregon was to receive $50 to $260, the paper reported.
FOX19 learned today that the lawsuit in Seattle is still pending.
There is good news for ACS/Xerox, though, too. As FOX19 reported last month, Indianapolis has hired the company to manage its parking meters. And according to news accounts since then, Indy is raking in the dough. While the city netted just $339,000 from parking meters in 2010 (ACS didn't sign-on until November of that year), last year the city earned $2.5 million, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.
However, some business owners here say they aren't as concerned about how much money ACS will end-up generating for Cincinnati as they are about the customers that might be driven away from their stores by changes to the city's parking rules.
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 >