Sunday, May 19 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:19:17 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofFull Story >
A tornado outbreak in the midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:34:24 GMT
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati'sFull Story >
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati's most recognized mustachioed fellow to help judge the first ever CincItalia Mustache Contest: Mr. Redlegs.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:31:32 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:24:08 GMT
A train derailment was reported near the Bridgeport and Fairfield city lines Friday night. Few details have been released on the derailment, but the incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the area ofFull Story >
Dozens of passengers and employees were among those injured when two Metro-North trains collided near a station in Fairfield Friday night.Full Story >
Frigid weather can cause real problems for homeowners, especially when the temperature dips into the single digits or colder. The Northern Kentucky Water District (NKWD) has information to help area homeowners prepare for the freezing winter temperatures and prevent costly plumbing repairs.
"Taking a few preventative steps to weatherproof your home against the cold will help protect your indoor plumbing against the threat of breaks, plus it will pay dividends on energy bills in the winter," said Richard Harrison, NKWD V.P. of Engineering and Distribution. "It makes sense that homeowners should take every precaution to winterize their property and perform preventative maintenance to indoor plumbing."
NKWD encourages its customers to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of freezing pipes that can burst.
Before Freezing Weather
Know the location of your main water shut-off valve. If a pipe freezes or bursts, shut the water off immediately. The main water valve is usually located along a basement wall next to the water meter or where the water supply enters the building.
Know the areas in your home where water pipes are most vulnerable to freezing - crawl spaces, outside walls, outside faucets, unheated rooms, basements, garages or attics.
Eliminate sources of cold air near water lines. Make your basement airtight by repairing broken windows, insulating walls and closing off crawl space vents and doors.
Protect your pipes. Wrap exposed water pipes with insulation or UL-listed heat tape. Newspaper or fabric may also work as temporary measures.
Drain water lines to outside faucets. Disconnect garden hoses and, if practical, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets.
Keep your thermostat at 55 degrees or higher.
In Sub-Freezing Weather
Drip outside faucets 24 hours a day (5 drops per minute).
Open cabinet doors under sinks adjacent to outside walls.
In unheated garages, shut water off to washing machines. Turn off both the hot and cold water lines and disconnect them from the back of the washer. Place both lines in the drainpipe behind the washer and drip the faucets.
In sustained sub-freezing weather, let water drip slowly from inside faucets. (steady drip).
Take extra precautions to protect pipes that have frozen in the past. You may already know that some of the pipes in your home are vulnerable due to past experience. You can start with those areas first.
If You Are Not Going To Be At Home
Cut water off at the property owner's cut-off valve.
Drain all outside water faucets if your house will be unoccupied for several days (leave outside faucets open).
Leave your home heating system on at a low setting that is above 55-degrees. If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, ask a neighbor or family member to check the house regularly.
Open cabinet doors under sinks adjacent to outside walls.
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
A trooper sustains minor injuries after a police chase Sunday morning. Dispatchers say it all started at a rest area near Lebanon. Dispatchers report that troopers spotted a woman driving a vehicle thatFull Story >
A 43-year-old woman is in custody after leading troopers on a 23-mile pursuit and crashing into a police cruiser in Warren County. Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedFull Story >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.Full Story >