Sunday, August 31 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-08-31 09:20:57 GMT
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44...Full Story >
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops...Full Story >
Sunday, August 31 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-08-31 06:52:12 GMT
An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan.Full Story >
A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.Full Story >
Every day you make decisions on what to buy, who to vote for, and how to live all based on information received from public records.
Do public entities follow the letter of the law when it comes to providing public records?
The FOX19 Investigates team found state agencies delivered on nine of every ten requests for basic records such as meeting minutes, a mayor's expense report, school superintendents pay, and police incident reports. The findings were a part of an audit performed by a coalition of Ohio Television, Newspaper and Radio Reporters.
This year's results were an improvement from the same audit done 10 years ago.
But what does it mean for you?
A 13 inch stack of documents sits on the FOX19 investigative desk, and it's only for one public contract we requested from the Metropolitan Sewer District. They are documents we couldn't have received without a records request.
Most FOX19 Investigations begin with similar pile of papers.
A closer look at requested public records told a story no one else was telling. It was of the Cincinnati Parks Director Willie Carden taking a $10,000 trip to Las Vegas with several staffers which included a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon complete with a champagne picnic.
Residencygateall started with a public records request. Our investigators requested addresses of Cincinnati Department Directors and uncovered several of them weren't living where they claimed to be. The investigation shook up council and was dubbed Residencygate by city leaders.
We've filed more than 100 records requests since FOX19 Investigates began last November. We're still waiting on some we filed months ago, and will continue to push for that information - It's the information you deserve to have.
The interactive graphic and searchable data base above are from OhioNews.org. It shows which Ohio counties complied with public records request based on categories and regions.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive. According to FOX News, 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was driving on a county road in MountFull Story >
A New York teenager has died after he crashed a lamborghini into a guard rail while taking it for a test drive.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.Full Story >