Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:16:37 GMT
Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.Full Story >
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.Full Story >
UC said Block by Block has been active in Cincinnati since 2001 in the downtown business district. The work includes augmenting police services in the central business district by providing "additional eyes and ears," UC said.
The UC Block By Block team will be deployed from 6:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. in the areas east and south of campus, particularly along Short Vine and in the U Square area, UC said.
The ambassadors will support Cincinnati Police and UC Police in efforts to improve safety and security in the area by creating a welcoming and engaging environment near UC's campus in high foot-traffic areas and adjacent residential areas, he said.
"It's just like basically being a big brother or big sister that's out here all the time," said Markita Coach, one of the new ambassadors.
School leaders, police, and community organizers hope this will cut down on crime. The partnership between UC, Block by Block and Cincinnati police is a first in the nation.
"They really are here to serve as ambassadors, rather than security personnel," said Wayne Weiss of Block by Block.
Ambassadors will patrol around campus and the neighborhood most nights from 6 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. They plan to be a visible part of the community, providing eyes and ears for the police, and some assistance if people need help.
"We're going to try and maybe educate students better on safety practices, weather its walking in groups, leaving things not exposed in their vehicles so that they don't become targets for crime, and just a few more safe practices that they might not be aware of because they are first year students, they've not been away from home before," said Weiss.
It's an idea that is welcomed by those who live and work around the large campus, people like business owner Levi Benton of Vursa Limited, who says safety is a huge concern for him.
"That's one of the reasons that we close a little bit early is because we know the neighborhood's history and how, well, we heard some stories before moving in so I'm actually happy that it will open up a whole new world and market for us to be open late," said Benton.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:05 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:47:23 GMT
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...Full Story >
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California...Full Story >
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