Monday, July 28 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:57:33 GMT
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.Full Story >
A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:57:10 GMT
Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.Full Story >
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Full Story >
Ousmane Faye has been a cab driver in Cincinnati since 2001. Lately, he's seen his business change. He says a lot of that has to do with two of his new competitors -- Uber and Lyft.
"They don't pay taxes, they don't pay the sticker, nothing! They just come go around and take our business away," said Faye.
He's not only one upset about the two new car share services. Dozens of cab drivers protested at city hall on Wednesday afternoon trying to tell city leaders that Uber and Lyft have been given "unfair advantages."
"We are regulated. We are following the guidelines, and we want justice, that's the bottom line. We want the city to do what they are told to do by law," said cab driver supporter June Hill.
Both Uber and Lyft came to Greater Cincinnati with great fanfare. In fact, city councilman PG Sittenfeld posed for photos in Uber's inaugural ad campaign after taking one of the first rides in an Uber black car. On Wednesday, after the cab drivers presented their case, Sittenfeld made a public statement on his Facebook page. He said he appreciates cab driver efforts, but also supports Uber and Lyft as positive additions to the city. He adds the City Law Department would also soon propose new rules and parameters for car services.
But Faye is still concerned.
"If they still can be here in Cincinnati and serving the city of Cincinnati, I think that it makes sense, you know to find a fancy car and, well, join them," said Faye.
Meanwhile spokespersons for both Uber and Lyft gave written statements to FOX19.
Uber's statement said:
"Since arriving in Cincinnati, Uber has received an overwhelmingly positive response from riders and drivers. By providing access to safe, affordable and modernized transportation options as well as economic opportunity for our partner-drivers, Uber has brought true competition and choice to the city."
Lyft's statement said :
"Residents of Cincinnati have welcomed Lyft as a reliable, safe and affordable transportation option. Cities and passengers benefit from a diverse range of transportation alternatives - all of which help to increase mobility and consumer choice, and reduce dependence on car ownership. We believe Lyft's peer-to-peer model can operate alongside other existing transportation options and look forward to continuing to meet the growing demand for ride sharing in Cincinnati."
Uber and Lyft have faced opposition in other cities. The city of Columbus recently used to shut down Uber's operation until regulations in the city have changed. Seattle has seen anti-ride share protests and cab drivers in Los Angeles protest Lyft and Uber last June.
Monday, July 28 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:07:25 GMT
CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) – A FOX19 investigation's uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven moreFull Story >
A FOX19 investigation uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven more than $13 million in loans since 2005 and plans to forgive more in the future.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 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:34:58 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 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:25:24 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team. The pizza will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and fans will be able to take advantage of giveawaysFull Story >
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:36 GMT
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Officers were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. May 22 for a U.S. Bank robbery at 9430Full Story >
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Full Story >
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