Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:04:15 GMT
U.S. military forces attacked the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, in a strike a Somali official said targeted the group's fugitive leader.Full Story >
Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.Full Story >
The Cincinnati Police Department could be getting
creative in searching for solutions to ballooning crime rates in part of the
city's West Side.
working out of District Three headquarters in Price Hill patrol 14
neighborhoods, protecting 95,000 people all while covering 20 square miles of land. They've responded to
2,746 violent and property crimes combined so far this year.
handle some of the highest amounts of service calls in the city, and see some
of the highest crime rates. Because of
that, the district could eventually split into two smaller, more concentrated
districts, this according to a memo FOX19 obtained on Thursday from the Cincinnati Police Department.
want crime to be like it was 15 years ago when it wasn't the issue it is
today," said Pete Witte, a Price Hill business owner and neighborhood activist.
solution to his issue could be contained in that memo, which suggests possibly
dividing the district into "two distinct areas" and "would allow for a more focused, strategic, and
service driven response in crime."
say that spike in crime, a massive coverage area, 14 gangs in the district, the
number of reported crimes, and the city's growing Hispanic population are a few of the reasons why.
you just break it down by the sheer numbers, the volume, it almost makes sense
that you would have to have two teams going after this problem," said Witte.
2014, Chief Jeffrey Blackwell looked at the district's recent workload analysis
and wanted Lt. Lisa Davis, the department's Community Liaison Commander, to determine if it was feasible to
divide District Three into two areas.
The goal was to work in a smaller and more
manageable areas because of the district's massive square mileage, according to
person team will now look at just how feasible it would be, including
boundaries, costs, human resources, and other logistical items.
for some Price Hill residents, they like things the way they are.
think moving it wouldn't be the best idea. I think it would cost more
money to move it to another location than leave it where it's at now. I think it's in a good area right
now," said resident Jamal Taylor.
Taylor lives near the District Three
building. While he likes things the way they are, he understands the need.
good to move forward and not backwards. I can understand where they're
coming from as far as wanting to spread the police officers. They're
doing the best they can," Taylor said.
for some, doing the best they can means splitting this district in two.
think the idea is very much worth pursuing, and seeing, does this end up making
sense for the city of Cincinnati," Witte told FOX19.
far, there is no word on if, or when, a split would happen.
big step in seeing if it would work is determining if the Computer Aided
Dispatch system that's used would support the split. The memo says it is
possible, especially since an upgrade that is set to happen in 2015.
"This advantage will also enable us to
analyze and recommend other changes citywide," Davis states in the memo.
District Three building is being built right now. It will be closer to
Westwood, near Western Hills High School. The $16 million investment is
expected to be complete in the
spring of 2015.
Monday, September 1 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:17:32 GMT
A part-time computer science UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17.Full Story >
A UC Professor is missing and his family is desperate to find him. Kentucky State Police says no one has seen or heard from Randy Russ since Aug. 17 Russ is a part-time computer science professor at UC.Full Story >
Friday, July 18 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:26:33 GMT
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer.Full Story >
It's been an extremely difficult day for family and friends as well as officers. So many people were crying, upset as the body of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson was removed from an abandoned trailer. Coroner Gary Hargrove said Janaya's body was found in a bathroom.Full Story >
Monday, September 1 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:29:04 GMT
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here.Full Story >
Dozens of celebrity photos, including some alleged images of actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the Internet on Sunday evening. Find out how to keep your photos secure here. Full Story >