Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:51:58 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.Full Story >
A Kremlin aide on Tuesday sharply criticized EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso for breaching confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks, if it wished.Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:50 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:50:09 GMT
Pete Rose will coach first base for the Florence Freedom on Tuesday, September 2. The Freedom will also retire Rose's #14 during the game that evening. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. against the RiverFull Story >
Pete Rose will coach first base for the Florence Freedom on Tuesday, September 2. The Freedom will also retire Rose's #14 during the game that evening.Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:37 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:37:20 GMT
Spotty light showers will continue in the FOX19 viewing area and while they will be brief there could be a heavy downpour with rain totals approaching an inch. Full Story >
Rain, some of it heavy, is moving into the FOX19 viewing area and many spots will be rainy-day slow for the morning commute.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Drones and police surveillance are suddenly hot topics in
the Tri-State. Ohio and Indiana leaders are banding together to try to entice
the Federal Aviation Administration to locate one of six drone testing sites
near Dayton. But in Dayton, just earlier this month, local residents and the
American Civil Liberties Union were successful in getting the police chief to
back away from a planned manned surveillance program.
"The technology is getting smaller, faster, and cheaper,"
said Melissa Bilancini of ACLU Ohio, who went to Dayton to assert the group's
views. "So we were contacted by folks down there and we started working with
them to encourage the city to have a policy in place that would both protect
individual rights and allow the police to do what they needed to do."
FOX19 also contacted Dayton officials but got no response.
At his home in Ft. Wright, Kentucky, computer executive Dave
Hatter of Libertas Technologies
told us he is among those worried about the advent of smaller surveillance
technology and its possible use by police officers flying drones in the
"It's not just the drones themselves that bother me," said
Hatter. "It's the combination of the fact that this data can be captured, can
be saved pretty much literally forever at this point."
"Is the footage taken from the drone (by) the local
Cincinnati Police going to show-up there? I don't know," Hatter said. "I don't
know where all of this is going to go."
He later added, "I'm not necessarily saying the government
is going to use it against you. I'm saying as this data gets captured and
aggregated and used in ways people could never have conceived of in the past,
there's a lot of risk with this."
But Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) believes that this kind of
risk is inherent in the world we now live in.
"You know, the concerns of privacy is something that is
bothersome to a degree," Kasich told FOX19. "But the problem is, technology and
our ability to go and --- you use Google and people know where you are and know
what you're doing. I mean that's an issue that has to be thought of separately
from just the issue of drones."
According to the Buckeye Sheriff's Association, only the
Medina County Sheriff's Office, about 20 miles west of Akron, currently uses a
drone. The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police and Fraternal Order of Police
of Ohio did not respond to a request from FOX19 about other agencies that may
In Kentucky, there's a bill this year that would outlaw
police from using drones for surveillance without a judge's OK. Indiana state
senators voted in January to ask the General Assembly's Legislative Council to
study drones. But in Ohio this year, of the 258 bills introduced in the legislature,
none deal with drones. There is not a single law on the books that covers
unmanned surveillance aircraft in Ohio either.
Sen. Chris Widener (R-Springfield), who co-founded the
legislature's aerospace caucus last year and presides over the Ohio Senate,
doesn't want to get too far out ahead of the issue by putting restrictions on
drones while the domestic technology is still being tested and refined.
Should the FAA award Ohio a drone testing site near Dayton,
Sen. Widener believes it could eventually mean 1,200 to 2,000 new jobs and $2
billion in investment. He just hopes those jobs will be filled by people in
this region of the country.
According to Sen. Widener, aerospace executives are telling
him, "Look, the workforce pool here is still slim."
That's because the industry doesn't believe Tri-State
workers have the educational and career backgrounds needed for aerospace jobs.
"They're still seeing deficiencies in project management
capabilities and communications skills and knowledge in those STEM areas I
mentioned," he said.
Widener is referring to science, technology, engineering, and math. If
aerospace companies couldn't find qualified workers here they would likely
import them from the East Coast and West Coast, he said.
Tri-State leaders won't find out if the Ohio-Indiana bid for
a drone testing site is successful until next year. The idea behind the joint
bid is that Ohio's history of being a center of new developments in aerospace
(NASA has the Glenn Research Center, the Air Force studies aerospace technology
at Wright-Patterson AFB, and there are about 1200 aerospace and aviation
businesses already in Ohio) is already evidence of the state's aerospace
brainpower and climate of innovation. Indiana, meanwhile, has the airspace
designations necessary for carrying-out drone flight tests.
One way or another, it appears drones will be appearing in
the skies above the Tri-State at some point, a prospect even ACLU Ohio appears
to be preparing for.
"We are not against drone technology," said Bilancini. "What
we would like to ensure happens is that our state has a policy that protects
She and Sen. Widener agree that the way to do that is
through dialogue with communities, something that Dayton Police didn't do when
they tested a manned aircraft surveillance program in secret last June.
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:29:46 GMT
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...Full Story >
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:53:02 GMT
"This tragedy has rocked the foundation of our community." With those words, Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes said what so many were feeling Thursday as news broke about the death of Janaya Thompson.Full Story >
"This tragedy has rocked the foundation of our community." With those words, Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes said what so many in Gulfport and on the entire Gulf Coast were feeling Thursday as news broke about the death of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:59:09 GMT
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >