Sunday, August 31 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:20:57 GMT
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...Full Story >
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops...Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:52:12 GMT
An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.Full Story >
A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The Ohio River will be open until noon on Saturday, June 22 to allow paddlers and cyclists to safely enjoy the river after the conclusion of Paddlefest 2013.
Daryl Knauer, a Paddlefest participant, was one of the paddlers that used the open river to his advantage.
"It was really nice to be on the river where we are not usually allowed," said Knauer.
Motor operated traffic along the Ohio River was halted in light of this event on Kellogg Avenue, Riverside Drive, Carrel Street, Wilmer Avenue and Airport Road.
Drivers were advised to be drive with caution around these areas.
The finale of the three day event ended with live music, food and refreshments, exhibits, and bicycle demos from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. June 22 at the Gold Star Finish Line Festival.
The festival is a wrap-up of the three day event, which has attracted more than 2,500 paddlers and peddlers since its establishment. This year's Paddlefest brought in participants from more than three states.
According to Paddlefest Chairperson, Brewster Rhoads, the events at the Paddlefest are a unique way to celebrate the vast array of outdoor recreation and nature education opportunities in the tri-state.
Ohio River activists also use the event to bring awareness to the importance of keeping the Ohio River clean.
"Education is a key component of Paddlefest because the generations of Paddlefest have to take care of this water, this beautiful river. Keep it clean, and flowing, and respect it," said Edwin Barnes, an Ohio River organizer.
According to the Ohio River Foundation, The Ohio River is 981 miles long and serves as drinking water to more than three million people.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.Full Story >