Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:21:18 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Full Story >
The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...Full Story >
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The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
NORTH COLLEGE HILL, OH (FOX19) -
North College Hill police have been busy in recent weeks with violent attacks and robberies of the elderly and visually impaired, as well as two people stabbed.
Early Tuesday morning, two people were shot during a home invasion on De Armand Avenue. Police are investigating exactly what happened but both shooting victims are in the hospital and, so far, no arrests have been made.
Those are just a few of the incidents they've dealt with lately and a few of the incidents concerning the city's residents, who are now rallying to take back their community.
"It has been cowardly acts where individuals have preyed on people of either being disabled or elderly," said North College Hill Police Chief Gary Foust.
Those have come by way of street robberies turning violent at times. Add to that a double stabbing incident.
Another resident, Jean Harp, has lived in North College Hill since 1960 and works with North College Hill Concerned Citizens.
"Living here and seeing the city go from one area to another, I'm sort of conditioned to it," Harp told FOX19.
But that doesn't mean she has to like it.
"I don't like it. You have to realize, too, that you're not going to eradicate crime. Crime's always going to be with us. But we have to learn how to cope with it," Harp said.
Police Chief Gary Foust says most of these crimes were committed by people coming from outside his city who see an opportunity and are sometimes driven by drugs.Seeing his own opportunity, Foust took Monday night as a chance to put the community's fears to rest.
"The people in this community are willing to watch each other and support this community," Foust said.
In November, North College Hill voters were asked to pass a levy to help with staffing levels, among other things. At that time, Foust said sometimes the department is in a situation known as a "Code Zero" with no officers available. He said on Monday they're in the middle of upping staffing levels with three officers and an investigator by August.
In an incident in mid-June, Foust said police arrested three suspects accused of robbing and beating an elderly woman. He says they've now identified two more persons of interest and expect more charges to come soon.
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.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 >
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 >