What’s the difference between H-bomb and A-bomb?

Published: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 @ 8:57 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 @ 8:57 AM

Wednesday’s announcement from North Korea that it carried out a nuclear test brings to light the question: What’s the difference between a hydrogen bomb and an atomic bomb?

North Korea claimed it tested “the H-bomb,” which experts say can be at least 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bomb, according to the Associated Press.

Atomic bombs rely on fission, or atom-splitting, just as nuclear power plants do, the AP reports.

The hydrogen bomb uses fusion, or atomic nuclei coming together, to produce explosive energy, according to the AP.

The technology of the hydrogen bomb is more sophisticated, and once attained, it is a greater threat, the AP reports. They can be made small enough to fit on a head of an intercontinental missile.

“That the bomb can become compact is the characteristic, and so this means North Korea has the U.S. in mind in making this H-bomb announcement,” Tatsujiro Suzuki, professor at the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at Nagasaki University, told the AP.

But the H-bomb requires more technology in control and accuracy because of the greater amount of energy involved, he told the AP. Both the A-bomb and H-bomb use radioactive material like uranium and plutonium for the explosive material, the AP reports.

West Carrollton Speedway target of break-in

Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 12:51 AM

Police are investigating a breaking and entering at a Speedway in West Carrollton.

Shortly before midnight, a man reportedly broke into the gas station in the  700 block of Central Avenue and stole a cash register and cartons of cigarettes. 

Police were on scene early Monday morning dusting for fingerprints. Broken glass was visible outside the store.

Additional information is expected to be released later today.

Man seriously injured in altercation outside Oxford bar

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 3:32 PM

A Chicago man was seriously injured Saturday night in an altercation outside an Oxford bar, according to police.

Oxford police were dispatched about 10:20 p.m. to the Woods Bar, 17 N. Poplar St., on a report of an altercation. They found one of the parties, a male, unresponsive, according to Police Chief John Jones.

The man, who is visiting from Chicago and not a Miami University student, was transported by medical helicopter to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Jones said Sunday the man was in the intensive care unit. His name was not released by police on Sunday.

The man and another male and female, both also visiting from Chicago, were involved in a disturbance inside the bar and escorted outside by the staff. Then there was an altercation when the group began to attack the bar staff, Jones said.

Detectives are still investigating the incident and reviewing surveillance tape. The man and woman involved in the altercation who were not injured were charged with disorderly conduct. Jones said the three people involved were of legal age to consume alcohol.

Jones said anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to call Detective Matt Blauvelt at 513-524-5240.

Pedestrian hit outside Preble Co. village; CareFlight called

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 10:57 PM

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle tonight just outside the village of El Dorado.

The victim was hit on Wikel Road east of High Street, and was not responsive at the scene, according to initial reports.

The Preble County Sheriff’s Office confirms that a CareFlight medical helicopter was called to the scene, which was on the edge of El Dorado.

The victim’s name, age and condition was not immediately available.

There were reports of another pedestrian accident today at a shopping center in Preble County.

A man was struck by a vehicle around 6 p.m. at the Five Points Center of North Barron Street (U.S. 127) in Eaton, but Eaton police said no further information would be available until Monday about the incident nor the man’s condition.

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Hamilton police nab suspect accused of stealing Fairfield Twp. cruiser

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 1:10 PM
Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 8:47 PM

Hamilton police nab suspect accused of stealing Fairfield Twp. cruiser

A man who police say took televisions from a store, then stole a Fairfield Twp. police cruiser and fled to Hamilton before ditching the car and robbing a man on the street has been arrested.

Hamilton police reported on its Twitter account Sunday that 37-year-old Kevin Gabbard had been arrested.

The suspect was spotted by citizens in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Falls Target store at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday loading stolen televisions into a white van, according to Fairfield Twp. police.

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Officer Roger Gilbert was on patrol on Ohio 4 when he saw a vehicle matching the description of the van, said Fairfield Police Chief Matt Fruchey. When Gilbert stopped the van at Fairway Drive near Waldon Ponds, driver Shauna Maria Maco remained in the vehicle, but the passenger, Gabbard, fled.

The officer gave chase around a house and Gabbard doubled back, jumped in the cruiser and took off, according to police.

Gabbard drove the cruiser to Hamilton where he ditched it on Central Avenue near Hanover Street and robbed a person outside a barber shop, Fruchey said.

Maco, 46, of Hamilton, was charged with complicity to theft, and is housed in the Butler County Jail.

Fruchey said the cruiser was not damaged and the incident remains under investigation. The stolen televisions were found in the van.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones also made note of the arrest, with his tweet: “Good job Hamilton PD.”