Friday, July 25 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:24:59 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the...Full Story >
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:48:09 GMT
Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeFull Story >
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Early last New Years Day, a fire
broke out in an off-campus house near the University of Cincinnati that claimed
the lives of 20-year old Ellen Garner and 21-year old Chad Kohls.
As both of their families
approach this horrible anniversary, they say they take some comfort in the fact
their lives may save others.
"We car so much after what we
went through, we care a lot about helping other people not go through this,"
said Ann Kohls, the mother of Chad.
Since then, the Kohls and Garners
have focused much of their attention on off-campus housing.
"We ramped up our efforts
as a group as a team and we started the Safe Student Housing Program," said
Cincinnati District Fire Chief Fred Prather.
It gives students a place to check before they rent a
place to make sure it's been inspected by the fire department.
Also in the wake of that fatal fire, the Cincinnati Fire
Department now goes door to door near campus, making sure each building has a
working photoelectric smoke detector. Cincinnati City Council passed a
law requiring all rental properties to have one.
The Garner and Kohl families
are now working with state legislators to draft a law that would require rental
properties above the second floor to have two escape routes.
It's something that could have
saved Ellen and Chad.
"Because there was a 42-foot drop
to concrete so even if there was no AC unit in the window, there was no way out
of the window," Anne Kohls said.
Ellen and Chad's parents say that the biggest change that needs to be made is the culture surrounding off-campus housing. Students need to ask about fire inspections and check for working smoke detectors
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >