Friday, August 1 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:03:23 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The person sitting in the next pew at your church could be carrying a concealed weapon if a local lawmaker has his way.
State Representative Ron Maag, (R) Lebanon, has introduced a bill that would allow concealed weapons in churches, in daycares, on private planes and in government buildings.
Concealed weapons would still be banned in airports, schools and police stations.
Reverend Rick Groover, who pastors Celebration Church in Mason, says he supports concealed carry.
Groover, who is licensed to carry a firearm, says guns provide security in the hands of responsible people.
"I would rather be somewhere with responsible people who are carrying than be in a place that somebody who is going to do wrong knows that they could come into and there not be anybody with a weapon," said Groover.
Groover also says those who carry a concealed weapon need to have proper training.
"You don't just go to a shooting range and see if you can shoot and be accurate," said Groover. "A lot of the day is spent dealing with legalities and what you can do. It's not the right to do anything you want to do; it's the right to do right."
In our commitment to balanced news FOX19 reached out to the Reverend Pete Mingo of Christ Temple Baptist Church in Walnut Hills who says he is opposed to having guns in his church.
"I don't feel that a house of worship should be a place where, you know, someone sitting across from you with a weapon. I don't think our situation has gotten that drastic," said Reverend Mingo.
Mingo says churches don't need to be entirely defenseless.
"Most churches I know where they have some form of security for the taking up of offerings or whatever, but as far as needing guns in a place of worship I don't think so, even in daycare," said Mingo.
Mingo has worked with the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence known as CIRV and he has seen firsthand how gun violence affects the community.
FOX19 reached out to Representative Maag, but he did not respond to our request for an interview.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.