Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:47:32 GMT
The Cincinnati Fire Department is on the scene of an house fire in the 1600 block of State Avenue. Crews reported flames coming from the second story. FOX19 crews on the scene say the house has beenFull Story >
The home was vacant but neighbors told investigators that a squatter had been staying in the building. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:33:49 GMT
Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend. All members of the military – active and retired – will receive free admission toFull Story >
Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:55:59 GMT
Thirty parkgoers were stuck on The Beast for Tuesday afternoon. Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car. Officials say theFull Story >
Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:25:37 GMT
A Warren County manufacturer is cited by OSHA. According to a news release, The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited A & B Foundry & Machining LLC with 33Full Story >
OSHA says they cited the factory for a variety of unsafe practices.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:14 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:14:03 GMT
Dozens of Cincinnati cops received notice that they would be the ones to go if the city doesn't find a budget that allows them to stay. Lay off notices went out to 66 Cincinnati Police officers on Tuesday. FOPFull Story >
Hundreds of Cincinnati cops, firefighters and city support workers received notice that they would be the ones to go if the city doesn't find a budget that allows them to stay. Full Story >
(RNN) - The bizarre, heartbreaking story of Florida man who died after a sinkhole opened up beneath his bed last week and swallowed him makes for a frightening narrative.
But such events are so uncommon, most Americans shouldn't worry about it happening to them.
"Deaths due to sinkholes are extremely rare and to my knowledge, there are only three that have occurred in Florida dating to the 1960s," said Dr. Jon Arthur, state geologist with the Florida Geological Survey.
That total includes the recent death of Jeff Bush, who died after a sinkhole formed beneath his Tampa-area home. Rescuers used specialized equipment, but still were not able to locate his body. The sinkhole that took his life is now his final resting place. Crews began demolishing his home on Sunday and filled in the hole with gravel in an attempt to stabilize it.
The US Geological Survey says states where the most damage from sinkholes usually happens are Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
In states where sinkholes are common, tests and surveys are available that can determine if one is likely to develop on a home site. However Arthur says the tests are so expensive, most homeowners and builders typically forego them.
But there are some common-sense practices people can employ to protect themselves.
"Once you're in the home, you want to be observant of your home," he said.
"Not every crack in your home means a sinkhole. There are a lot of reasons the land can subside and you can have cracks in your wall and foundation. If these cracks grow and continue to grow - doors and windows that used to open easily are now more difficult - you have something going on. It could be related to a sinkhole or just compaction of sediment."
Sinkholes form when ground water circulates through and dissolves certain types of soft rock, usually limestone, salt, gypsum, anhydrite and dolomite.
As the rocks dissolve, caverns form and eventually, there is not enough strength to support the land above, triggering a sinkhole.
A sudden collapse can vary in size from a few feet to hundreds of acres and can range from 1-to-100 feet deep.
"Roads, buildings, landfills, storm water ponds, most of them occur out and about in fields and forests," Arthur said.
Human activity can also trigger sinkholes, where groundwater pumping, new construction and development and groundwater manipulation occur.
In 2011, a Florida man died while drilling a well after a sinkhole opened up beneath him and his truck.
As for sinkholes like the one that took the life of Bush?
"It's just rare," Arthur said.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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