Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:36:44 GMT
Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.Full Story >
Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in...Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:36:20 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...Full Story >
Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in a war that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 31...Full Story >
Governor Phil Bryant declared a State of Emergency ahead of 12 confirmed tornado touchdowns in the state Monday.
Jim Craig with the State Health Department said there are six unconfirmed deaths in four counties. As of Monday night 60 people were reported injured, four were in critical condition in the Louisville area.
Governor Bryant said the worst damage is in Winston county where search and rescue efforts were expected to continue into Tuesday morning.
"Do not drive to one of these locations and take any particular support with you until we have an opportunity to complete our search and rescue, until law enforcement has cleared the area, until we have shelters established," said Bryant during the MEMA briefing.
MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham said search and rescue efforts are the first priority and the first passes at the local levels have not been completed.
"We've been through this many times, but there are large numbers of people that are unaccounted for, and we know that many of them are fine," said Latham. We just need to find out where they are."
Near MEMA headquarters on Whitfield Road, a tornado appeared to have touched down damaging homes and buildings in the area.
One Pearl resident , parked in the Mid-South Auction lot, said she saw the tornado from a distance.
"We were sitting there eating supper and snatched the kids up and we were parked over at the gas station and we could see debris flying all around," said Kelly Lancaster of Pearl. "As a matter of fact, I think it spun a car around right over here."
There was extensive damage to the Mid-South Auctions building. The parking lot was filled with damaged vehicles and twisted metal from the structure.
A tree fell onto a house across the street on Whitfield Road. No word on injuries there. Fences were downed and several trees were uprooted.
Power was lost throughout the Pearl area. Motorists had to maneuver without traffic lights at the busy intersection of I-20 and Airport Road.
Residents are asked to remain at home or in a safe location and stay off the roadways. MEMA officials say another round of severe weather is expected throughout the day.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >