Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:43:53 GMT
Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
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A Hamilton resident is being hailed as a hero for rescuing a man out of a burning home moments before it nearly collapsed from an explosion.
Michael Campbell was driving on Ross Avenue when he saw a house on fire and heard screams for help. That's when Campbell risked his own life to save a stranger.
"I mean I just got to get him out. There's somebody in trouble get to them and help them," Campbell told FOX19.
It all started on Friday around 3:30 p.m. inside a vacant Hamilton home. A man was inside working to rehab the house when the fire began. Officials have yet to determine what started the fire, but the blaze resulted in an explosion that ripped the roof off of the home.
The roof caved right after Campbell went inside the burning home and found the worker pinned under a chimney on the second floor.
"I got him out from underneath that … The roof to the dining room and kitchen had collapsed on us at that point in time and I got him down to the bottom of the steps," Campbell described. He hoisted the worker on his shoulders and was almost outside when two other neighbors ran in to help. Together they exited the house with the worker just in time.
"They got half way across the street and it blew up again," Campbell said of more explosions in the home.
With an explosion of that force, Hamilton Sergeant Ed Burns said the outcome could have been much worse.
"In this case everybody was lucky," said Burns.
The victim was severely burned and the good Samaritans took him across the street until paramedics arrived.
"He had skin peeling off him, bleeding from his mouth, he looked pretty bad," said Simone Smiley, who offered her yard until authorities arrived. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where is condition is reportedly critical.
The cause of the fire and explosion remain under investigation. The home is a total loss.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 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 >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.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 >