Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:52:25 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:12 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:40:35 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
Snow removal crews are working around the clock to unclog Cincinnati area streets.
The city has spent more than $1 million in wages and overtime, $2.4 million worth of salt and $143 thousand in gas. Those numbers don't even include Tuesday's storm.
At any given time the city of Cincinnati has about 45 salt and plow trucks on the road.
Most of the major thoroughfares are clear and about 75 percent of residential streets have been plowed. However, the city's assistant public works director, Larry Whitaker, says that last ice storm has made the job much harder.
"The ice is pretty solid at this point. It's not a quick removal," explains Whitaker. "The material itself is difficult to work with."
That's an understatement as far as Chris Reebie of Hyde Park is concerned. The Chicago native says he spent the better part of this morning digging out his car.
"I've never had such a hard time getting my car out of the snow. We get 18 inches in a week there, but here it's a lot harder to pick up," explains Reebie.
Mike Bavishi moved to Cincinnati from South Carolina two years ago and says he's never seen anything like this.
"The snow has definitely gotten the best of me and my vehicle and everything else I can think of," says Bavishi.
Ryan Pierani delivers pizzas for Hyde Park Pizzaria and says he's seen a lot of stuck vehicles.
"I just feel bad for the guys that are parked on the main drag to get plowed in," Pierani says. "I've seen people just give up on digging their cars out."
Meanwhile, Elm Street downtown was blocked off this afternoon while snow was scooped into dump trucks and then hauled off to Spinney Field in Lower Price Hill.
It's a long 12-hour day for crews working to clear the streets, but plow truck driver Tyree Jackson says he just takes it all in stride.
"After a couple years of doing it you have the mindset that in between this time frame - from November to April - you have to provide a service if it snows," explains Jackson.
Jackson and his fellow drivers are asking folks who haven't yet had the streets plowed to be patient and when you dig out your car don't throw the snow back out in the street because it just creates a hazard for the snow removal crews and other motorists.
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 >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 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 >