Severe Weather: Slight vs Enhanced Risk

Published: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 1:41 PM

In advance of the potential for strong to severe storms, the Storm Prediction Center will issue a report that is known as their convective outlook. This is used to help highlight the regions that will have the greatest ingredients for storm development. 


One of the more commonly used outlooks is the ‘Slight Risk’. 

This means a few storms could reach severe criteria; wind damage is possible as well as hail up to one inch in diameter with an isolated spin-up tornado.


If the Storm Prediction Center believes there is a greater risk for severe storms, they will elevate a region to an Enhanced Risk. 

This indicated that within the region highlighted, there could be more numerous severe storms and the systems potential longevity is greater. There is also a higher risk for several damage reports, hail one to two inches in diameter and a few tornados possible.

Stay weather aware anytime, anywhere by downloading our free WHIO Weather App.  You’ll have immediate access to live radar and can receive alerts anytime severe weather is approaching.

Human waste found in Coca-Cola cans in Northern Ireland

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:37 PM

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A Coca-Cola factory in Northern Ireland halted production last week after human waste was discovered in its soda cans, The Guardian reported. 

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Now police are investigating how this could have happened at the Hellenic Bottling Company. 

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The company said none of the contaminated products made it onto store shelves and they impounded the contaminated cans, according to The Guardian. They noticed the problem when machines at the plant became clogged.

“The problem was identified immediately through our robust quality procedures,” Coca-Cola said in a statement. 

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“This is an isolated incident and does not affect any products currently on sale.”

Read more at The Guardian

Ivanka Trump will take official White House role as the assistant to the president

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 9:52 PM

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After ethics questions were raised about the nature of her role in the White House, Ivanka Trump will officially become an employee of the federal government and will work as the “assistant to the president” for no pay.

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Last week, reports came out suggesting the first daughter would be getting a White House office, security clearance and government-issued phone as an informal adviser without an official job title. Concerns over the unidentified description of her role and potential conflicts of interest prompted Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE) to send a letter to the Office of Government Ethics.

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“Ms. Trump’s increasing, albeit unspecified, White House role, her potential conflicts of interest, and her commitment to voluntarily comply with relevant ethics and conflict of interest laws have resulted in substantial confusion,” the letter read.

In response, Ivanka Trump provided a statement obtained by The New York Times, in which she addresses the confusion and announced her new position.

“I have heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees,” she said. “Throughout this process I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role.”

The White House also addressed the news, with a spokeswoman for President Trump saying, “We are pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter and in support of the president. Ivanka’s service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency and compliance and affords her increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously.”

Police release victims’ IDs, reports in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 9:25 PM

Police reports and emergency dispatch audio was released today from Cincinnati’s worst mass shooting that left one man dead and 16 others wounded.

The victims – 14 men and three woman who ranged in age from 24 to 33 – were shot shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday by multiple gunmen inside Cameo Night Club, 4601 Kellogg Ave. One man was shot in the head, another in the back and stomach, and another person was shot three times, records show.

O’Bryan Spikes, 27, was fatally shot in the chest. Of the other 16 victims, all but two – who remain in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center – have been released from Cincinnati area hospital, police said.

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The 16 surviving victims are: Shannon Brown, 25; Deondre Davis, 29; Rodney Espy, 30; Michael Feagins Jr., 30; Jarrod Givens, 26; Stephen Haley, 28; Christopher Harris, 34; Jordan Harris, 24; Rayshunda Higgins, 33; Khristian Howell, 26; Ronald Lee, 33; Regina Madaris, 33; Nathan McClendon, 27; Valor Stanley, 28; Bryant Stevenson, 28; and Jraejah Warren, 28.

A timeline is based on an incident detail report released today by the Cincinnati Police Department.

  • Sunday, 1:29 a.m.: The first report comes in of shots fired while about 200 people were inside the Cameo Night Club
  • 1:30 a.m. Reports of three people down, someone else reports a friend is shot; and a man is reported to have a gunshot wound to the head 
  • 1:31 a.m.: Police on scene report at least six shooting victims; they ask for expedited fire response 
  • 1:33 a.m. Police order Kellogg Avenue blocked in all directions; CPR begins inside the club; and a driver with his brother suffering gunshots to his back and stomach tries to flag down a rescue vehicle 
  • 1:38 a.m. Police report it is safe for fire personnel to enter club 
  • 1:42 a.m. Report comes that one victim has three gunshot wounds 
  • 1:45 a.m: Two officers detain someone standing with a gun inside the club; crews report all victims inside club accounted for 
  • 1:48 a.m. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office activate disaster network 
  • 1:50 a.m. Two additional gunshot victims walk into the University of Cincinnati Medical Center 
  • 1:53 a.m. A man with a gunshot wound to his back is found in front of nightclub 
  • 1:54 a.m. Crews report at least five or six victims suffer from critical chest wounds 
  • 1:56 a.m. All victims from inside the club have been taken to area hospitals; two more victims remain outside club 
  • 2:06 a.m. Another victim is found at Delta and Stanley avenues 
  • 2:11 a.m. Two additional victims walk into Bethesda North Hospital 
  • 2:12 a.m. Police recover a gun at Stanley Avenue 
  • 2:14 a.m. A gunshot victim shows up at a firehouse

5 injured in 3-vehicle accident on state Route 235, Xenia Twp.

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 7:19 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 9:47 PM

XENIA TWP., Greene County -- UPDATE @ 8:52 p.m.:  The accident in the area of state Route 235 and West Enon Road involved three vehicles and sent five people to hospitals, all suffering from non-life threatening injuries, troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol post at Xenia tell us.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

The accident has been cleared and both roads are open.


An accident in the area of state Route 235 and West Enon Road involving at least two vehicles has prompted authorities to shut down the roadway. 

We're hearing that at least one injury has resulted from the accident reported just after 7 p.m. Greene County sheriff's deputies and troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol are on scene. 

We're also hearing that a third medic unit has been dispatched. 

We will update this developing report as we get information.