Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:04:15 GMT
Good afternoon Tri-State! BREAKING: Officials say a military aircraft crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, Virginia. Details here: http://bit.ly/1opeNgw Ponzi schemer Glen Galemmo is in court rightFull Story >
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:54:46 GMT
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be anFull Story >
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:33 GMT
The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.Full Story >
The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N....Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:16 GMT
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.Full Story >
A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.Full Story >
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
Emergency Operations Centers were up and running all over
the Tri-State thanks to the storms that made their way through the area on
In Butler County, their EOC was mobilized around noon on
Sunday ahead of the storms.
"We've activated our
Emergency Operations Center at a Level One monitoring level," said Matt Haverkos
of the Butler County Emergency Management Agency.
The people at the center are all
part of a team monitoring the storm system that moved through. They're
organizing and preparing all of the county's first responders to make sure
they've got resources in place for a timely response.
"Collectively, as a whole
for resources, in the event that multiple areas are impacted, or other areas
maybe aren't able to take care of what they need to, we can assist with that,"
The EOC in Butler County is
mobilized more than you may think. They actually get it up and running
much more often than a big storm event like this.
"We mobilize on, probably, a
monthly basis. We do training in between, as well. But, primarily
any time there's a storm threat, if you see anything come across that
potentially in the next 24 hours we're going to have severe weather, at least a
minimal level there will be a few folks here," Haverkos told FOX19.
What goes on inside that room in
Hamilton is just the tip of the iceberg of what goes into these preparation
efforts. With workers on standby, emergency crews reporting conditions to
the EOC, and collaborative efforts between other emergency agencies, together
they're ready for anything.
"Always plan for the worst, and if it doesn't turn out to be
that way, then at least we chalk it up as a good training opportunity," said
The emergency workers at the EOC also used social media to make
sure the public could stay up-to-date and informed about the storms. But,
other than a few thousand power outages, Butler County made it out of the
storms without any major damage.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:19:25 GMT
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday. The former Cincinnati money manager is expected to appear in Federal Court whereFull Story >
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:30:32 GMT
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. Full Story >
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. According to NTSB investigators, the plane never got very far off the ground Monday night.Full Story >
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