Monday, July 28 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:23:14 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 >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:45:55 GMT
A trip to the hospital can be overwhelming for any family, but especially when it's a trip for your child. Emotions are high and there is a lot to navigate at the Children's Hospital. To help, CincinnatiFull Story >
Emotions are high and there is a lot to navigate at the Children's Hospital. To help, Cincinnati Children's Hospital has launched a phone app to help alleviate some of the stress.Full Story >
NEW YORK (RNN) - A sixth person was reported dead Thursday in the Harlem explosion that caused two buildings to collapse, fire department authorities confirmed, and at least 60 were injured.
Bodies were recovered from the disaster site early Thursday morning. As of Wednesday night, at least nine people were missing.
New York's Hunter College identified one of the victims as Sgt. Griselde Camacho, a safety officer at the school. In a statement, President Jennifer J. Raab called her a "well-liked member of our community, a respected officer and a welcoming presence."
Cold temperatures overnight could complicate efforts, with temperatures expected to reach the 20s, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities have said a gas leak caused the blast that took down the adjacent business and residential buildings.
A spokesman for National Transportation Safety Board investigators who arrived at the site said the type of pipeline supplying natural gas to the buildings was a concern for his team.
NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt said in an evening press conference the distribution line responsible for the gas leak was made of cast iron.
Natural gas line accidents fall under the agency's jurisdiction, and cast iron lines have raised enough red flags that the NTSB has had discussions about them before.
"We've had a longstanding concern about cast iron pipes," Sumwalt said. "Just this morning we had a briefing where we talked about an explosion in Birmingham, AL, that involved cast iron pipe, and there was an explosion in Allentown, PA three years ago."
The first and most recent of the explosions Sumwalt referenced crushed and burned a 40-year-old woman in a two-story apartment complex in Alabama's largest city in December 2013. The pipe was installed in the early 1950s.
Five bodies were found in an explosion in Allentown, almost three years to the day of the New York explosion. A recently born baby was among the fatalities. Close to 50 buildings were damaged, and hundreds of people were evacuated.
Sumwalt said his team of four NTSB investigators had not been able to get close enough to the site to check for causes of the explosion. The investigation could last as long as one year, but they can make emergency recommendations at any time prior.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a news conference there were a number of people still missing. Firefighters were digging through debris, which included bricks, wood and metal to find other victims.
Smoke could be seen pouring from the building, and the FDNY has more than 250 members and 44 units with special equipment. They have been extinguishing the fire and doing search and rescue.
"It sounded like a bomb went off, so everyone started screaming, 'They blew up the Metro North!' But when we got there, we saw it was the building and started pulling people out," said Denise Ortiz, who was at a nearby doctor's office when the building collapsed.
Emergency responders began receiving 911 calls at 9:31 a.m. ET.
Spanish Christian Church and a piano repair shop were on the first floor of 1644 Park Avenue, which is no longer standing. There were no outstanding violations or work orders, according to NBC New York.
"We've never had anything like this happen in my community … for some time," Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY, told NBC New York.
Metro North trains were halted due to debris on the tracks.
"Out of an abundance of caution, we are temporarily suspending service to look for debris on the tracks," railroad spokesman Aaron Donovan told the Journal News.
According to Con Edison's Twitter feed, a gas odor was reported at 9:13 a.m. by a resident from a nearby building. Two crews were dispatched at 9:15 a.m. and arrived shortly after the explosion. The company has been shutting off gas lines in the neighborhood as the recovery effort continues.
According to Associated Press, Ruben Borrero, a tenant in one of the destroyed buildings said that residents had complained to the landlord about the smell of gas as recently as Tuesday, a day before the disaster.
A few weeks ago, Borrero said, city fire officials were called because the odor was so bad that a tenant on the top floor opened the door to the roof for ventilation.
The neighborhood has contiguous buildings with many mom-and-pop shops on the first floor and residential dwellings above them.
In May 2012, an unoccupied five-story building at 110 West 123rd Street collapsed in Harlem. No one was injured, according to CNN.
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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 >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >