Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:04 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 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 at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 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 appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
This winter is one for the books with some of the worst road conditions in recent memory.
Snow emergencies have been common this year. They've have been as confusing as they have been abundant with warning levels varying from state-to-state, county-to-county, and city-to-city on any given day.
Perhaps no single day better illustrates the complexity of the many snow emergency levels than January 25 when a major storm blanketed the Tri-state with snow and ice. In Campbell County, Ky. a "Level 2" snow emergency was declared while in nearby Fort Wright a snow emergency was issued, but with no number attached to it.
In Ohio, Brown, Butler, and Bracken Counties were all issued "Level 1" emergencies, but over in Ripley County in Indiana a "Level Orange" snow emergency was declared.
Why a color code in the Hoosier State when the numbers 1, 2, and 3 are used in Ohio and Kentucky?
In 2011, Indiana State lawmakers established a state-wide color code system administered by the Department of Homeland Security:
Yellow -Travelers urged to use caution.
Orange - Only essential travel recommended.
Red - Refrain from all travel, period.
In Ohio, local sheriffs makes the call. In Campbell County, it's William Turner, Director of Emergency Management. He tells FOX19 that his decision on what happens in Campbell County is based on what he sees in Campbell County and not based on snow emergencies declared in other neighboring areas.
Turner also says that he relies on the local news media to get snow emergency information out to the public as quickly as possible.
The bottom line is this: The snow emergency can be confusing, but it's the system we have, and it's not going to change any time soon.
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.