Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:51:51 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
A Northern Kentucky woman won $70,701 on Jeopardy!.
Rani Peffer is a 35-year-old corporate finance manager now living in Crittenden, Ky. She appeared on the quiz show for 6 days, losing in Final Jeopardy.
"Realizing I won that amount of money was amazing, but even more than that I relished the feeling of being a winner," Peffer said. "I also get a kick out of challenging stereotypes in a way that people might not expect. I hope my performance on the show will challenge people's ideas about what to expect from a person with a rural background, or a person who works in corporate finance, or a mom with young kids."
Peffer attended small rural public schools in Western Kentucky, and earned both a B.S. in accounting and economics and a M.B.A. with a concentration in finance at the University of Kentucky. She now works for a large consumer-products company and says she tried to prepare as much as time would allow, making flashcards and reading reference materials.
"Between a full-time job as a corporate finance manager and another full-time job taking care of my two small children, I didn't have much dedicated time to study before the show," Peffer said. "I mostly relied on a lifetime's accumulation of random knowledge in a variety of categories."
The power of positive thinking played a role in Peffer's success; she primed herself before each game with a winning attitude.
"In any type of competition, there's a big difference between ‘playing to win' and ‘playing not to lose,'" she said. "Before and during each game, I kept reminding myself to ‘play to win' in every situation. My game play changed depending on the specific position I was in, but I forced myself to remain focused on winning throughout and to banish any thoughts of giving up from my mind."
Peffer plans to use her winnings in various ways, including starting a college fund for her children. She also has a rather unique goal for the next phase of her life as a JEOPARDY! champion.
"I consider appearing on JEOPARDY! a lifelong dream, and the fact that I was able to accomplish this makes me feel like anything is possible," Peffer said. "Now that I've become a JEOPARDY! champion, I have at least two big dreams left: to appear in the Tournament of Champions and to be a ‘special guest' backup dancer for Weird Al Yankovic. Come on, Weird Al, how many famous musicians can say they've had a five-time JEOPARDY! champion as a backup dancer? Wouldn't that be fun? I will await your tweet."
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >