powerball jackpot is at 8-hundred million! but do you know where most of the winning jackpots come from? we've got the details ahead plus... the stage is set for a saturday night showdown with the bengals and the steelers. it's just one of several major events that have helped boost the local economy. we'll have more coming up. "a severe big ben threat in effect until early sunday morning..." but, has all the too far? just heard is sparking a lot of controversy around the country.... just a few hours ago... the opposing team arrived. you're looking at making their way to downtown. are you ready? the bengals playoff game is less than 24 hours away. they know it... we know it. game is reaching a in fact, one local
getting nationwide attention for a "spoof alert" about the steelers quaterback. our own mike schell joins us live. mike what can you tell us? this radio spoof or parady as some call it surrounds past sexual assault allegations against ben roethlisberger... but a lot of people are not laughing... we must warn you...some of the audio you are about to hear is rather graphic... 700 wlw aired the controversial ad yesterday and made it sound like a legitamate breaking weather alert. "this is a severe big ben roethlisberger from 700 wlw. the tri-state now under a severe big ben warning from now through early sunday morning. all females 18 to 40 are to use extreme caution. roethlisberger has twice been accused of sexual assault allegations. he settled a 2008 civil suit and was under investigation in 2010 for rape. "he poses the biggest threat to 18-40 year olds. especially those with boob jobs" standup "700wlw is part of the iheart media group here in kenwood. i worked for the station for
push the envelope with eight years and saw first hand how they push the envelope with their parodies and spoofs. but a lot of people are saying this time, the station went too far." people are saying this time, the station went too far." "when ben's penis breaks out we break in...garrett sablehouse, news radio 700 wlw 2rob "i think it was a poor decision on wlw's part to joke about this." kenton county commonwealth attorney...rob sanders says he has been involved with thousands of sexaul assault cases in his career.. 3rob "sexual assault's just not funny. it leaves impacts that last a lifetime upon victims. its something they can never get away from. it scars victims for life." mixed reactions from the stations facebook page with wlw used poor judgement and called for the broadcasting license to be revoked...others said they were not offended and that the spoof was clearly a joke. 1rob "sexual assaults are just no joking matter. no matter how much you hate the steelers, no matter how much you love the bengals, it's just not funny." websites like tmz and the new york daily mail picked up on the story saying the station put out a fake rape warning and mocked the sexual allegations against roethlisberger. 4rob "i'm as big a bengals fan and as much of a steelers hater as anybody. its just this is one of those deals that i don't think you can joke
but lets keep the jokes football related." tomorrows game is sure to be another bright spot in a big sports year in the queen city. fox19 now's ben katko is live with how this year... has helped shape our economy. ben ... think about it. here at great american ball park... you had the national spot light on the all-star game and home run derby. down the street... a tremendous bengals season. citywide... the dollars are adding up. baseball's midsummer classic... a 12 and 4 bengals team... ...and a fifth straight playoff berth. it's the perfect recipe for success... julie calvert "when the team wins, the city wins. certainly with the bengals and the excitement that they bring, this is big. this is a football town. this is a baseball town. this is a sports town." in the last six months... sports have been kind of a big deal around here. and that's translated into economic success.
year." to say the least... cincy shirts in over-the-rhine knows just how good business has been... billy devore/cincy shirts "once we put it down on the counter, it's gone. everyone just comes in and snags it." that's just bengals business. not to mention... it was predicted that the all-star game crowds left behind $60 million. the sports helped drive the julie calvert "every weekend we're people coming downtown, more and more hotel rooms getting filled. fuller." of the biggest beneficiaries from the sports business... reside in a one block area of the banks. kristopher keefe/jefferson social "the area has just been really good. there's been a lot of interest and a lot more people coming down to the banks." it's expected that trend will continue at least through tomorrow... jefferson social "it's just going to be nuts." ...more than 65- thousand people will descend upon paul brown stadium tomorrow... many of them stopping for a beer and a bite... it's the next chapter in what you might call a successful sports year. tom/holy grail "people want to come to a busy place. they want to come and see, you know, be a part of that atmosphere. with the year that has gone on here, that's kind of
of course... this may not be the last time to capitalize on the sports success. there is a chance the bengals could play another playoff game in town... if the right situation plays out. live downtown... ben katko... fox19 now. weather now so the question now isn't if we'll get rain... but how much. let's bring in meteorologist jeff creighton. jeff rain has tapered off to scattered drizzle and mist this evening, but a random shower remains possible into the overnight hours. we topped out at 50 late this afternoon and should only fall into the mid/upper 40s by morning. rain redevelops late saturday afternoon into the evening and some of it looks like it
say if you are headed to the afc wild card playoff game at pbs you'll need rain gear to stay dry. kickoff temp will be near 46, with 4th quarter temps in the low 40s. by sunday morning colder air is entering the region turning some of the lingering rain to a little bit of snow as the system exits to the northeast. the extended forecast sees another chance of snow showers on tuesday with very january-like temps right through the week. a cincinnati police officer was taken to the hospital a few hours ago
after his car slid and hit a pole! it happened on hamilton avenue in college hill around 7-thirty. no word yet on the identity of the officer, but we know the injuries were considered minor. we've got the latest information on a story we've been following all week... a spokesperson for the kenton county school district has confirmed that a northern kentucky man who is facing child porn charges, was a school bus driver in kenton county. derrick becker of highland heights was arrested on november 19th. campbell county police say they found child porn images on his electronic devices. detectives say the investigation started with an anonymous cyber tip and continues tonight. the latest on a story that continues to shock the tri-state... wesley landers, the alabama father who is accused of over-dosing in his baby's room at children's hospital, pleaded not guilty this afternoon to felony drug possession charges. he's in jail on a 400- thousand dollar bond right now. his wife, mary ann, was found dead of
overdose, in that same hospital room. and for the first time tonight we're hearing from the couple's church pastor back in he paints a very different picture family and says up. what exactly happened inside little lucy's hospital room in the moments her parents a mystery. but for those who wesley landers best, none of it will ever make sense. 2:15:14 "absolutely no signs of addiction, absolutely no signs of any problem, marital problem or problems within the family....just a picture perfect family" 2:25 dennis terry is the senior pastor at family baptist church in the landers' hometown, trinity, alabama. he says he's been with them for years...even at the hospital when lucy was born just 7 months ago with an espohogus that wasn't fully developed. meaning she couldn't eat or swallow. pastor terry says the landers' prayers were
doctor here in cincinnati who specialized in the surgery lucy needed...and was successfully underwent on wednesday. 3:21"around 8:30 yesterday morning everybody, mom and dad were excited they were upbeat, they were very positive and then 3 hours later..." :31 at 11:30-- that's when medical staff foud the landers'. mary ann - dead. wesley - unconcious.... both - with drug needles in their arms. pastor terry says since the tragedy, there's been an outpouring of support for the couples two children...but, more is needed. 4:00 "i would just encourage people to praying"4:03 have you got your ticket yet? im going to get mine soon. of course we are talking about the at an estimated 800 million right now. but here's what what state gives chance to win? fox 19 now's michael baldwin has
well megan we spoke to the indiana lottery commision and they tell me that the most powerball jackpot winners in the country are just over the county boarder in the hoosier state. 6 dollars whether its 6 dollars sot 8.50 there you go vo or whatever amount everyone is jumping on this train. hoping they have the winning ticket sot how can i pass up all that money vo true but here's something you need to know now before you by that ticket. sot "which state has the most powerball winners?? i don't know" vo the folks that run the hoosier lottery told me its indiana with check this out 38 poweraball jackpot winners. sot is it really. i did not know that vo in fact the biggest jackpot win here was over 314 million dollars sot heck yea, i'd like some of that
circle k in greendale, indiana has been sot been non stop for a week solid. sot man im trying to tell you you can play vo and play the do. but what's up with indinia. why so many winners. we asked a spokesperson for the hoosier lottery. sot we have no idea its amazing i guess we sot we have no idea its amazing i guess we are very fortunate to have winners here the indinia lottery commision tells me if you win tomorrow make sure you call the lottery commision in the state that your in and don't forget to
should do all that before you even call your friends. in lawrenceburge michael baldwin fox 19 now. thanks michael. meanwhile, ohio attorney general mike dewine has a warning for anyone getting a powerball ticket. his office says it's gotten more than two dozen complaints about sweepstakes or prize scams... with the average reported loss around $5- thousand dollars! many are getting phone calls that they've won the lottery... and they have to wire money to the scammers to get the winnings! so if you get a call like that... you're being urged to hang up. "you's don't like me... and i don't like you." the governor of maine is firing back after video surfaces of him making some controversial comments about african americans. hear it for yourself... after the break. jeff. live wx tease
day... three police shot, in separate incidents, in the line of duty in the u-s. one of those shootings was in philadelphia... where we're learning more about a possible isis connection. authorities now say the man who ambushed officer jesse hartnett... pledged allegiance to isis during his interrogation. 30-year old edward archer is charged with shooting the officer three times... only to be shot himself by that officer and arrested after a chase! hartnett is now in stable condition... and the archer is behind bars. as the f-b-i takes over the case... investigators stress that things could have been much worse. richard ross/philadelphia police commissioner : "he certainly was
motorist driving down the street, he knew who he was shooting at, and my god, the way he's got his arm inside that vehicle." officials also say the gun used in the attack was actually stolen from police back in 20-13! meanwhile in boston... an officer is recovering tonight after being shot in the leg earlier this morning. police say officer kurt stockinger was working in plain clothes with the drug control unit when a suspect he approached opened fire. that suspect was also shot... but later arrested. both are expected to be o-k. and a similar scene near louisville tonight, where an officer was also shot in the leg while conducting an investigation. just like the last two cases... the officer returned fire and hit the suspect in the leg. both are recovering from non life- threatening injuries. two iraqi refugees, one from texas and another from california, are now facing terror related crimes after an arrest on thursday. federal agents say the suspect from
and making false statements to become a u-s citizen. the suspect from california is accused of making false statements involving international terrorism... allegedly traveling to syria to fight with a terror group. investigators say they have substantial proof that both suspects may be connected. "guys by the name d money, smoothy shifty, these type of guys come from connecticut, they come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home, incidently half the time they impregnate a young white girl..." you just heard the controversial comments that landed maine governor paul lepage in a lot of hot water tonight. the clip you just heard was from a town hall meeting on wednesday about drug trafficking. today lepage held a press conference to apologize for what he said... but not before clarifying it. "i get a report and they're saying their street names are d money, street name smoothy, i don't know where they're from, i know where they're from i don't know if they're white black
wasn't intended to be race. it was intended to be maine. maine i am very passionate about maine." lepage went on to accuse the media in his state of attacking him... for what he called a simple slip up. back here in the tri-state... the coroner is now confirming that the owner of leach brothers auto repair in north college hill has died after he was shot in a robbery on tuesday. police say joe leach was shot in the back... with the suspect escaping on foot. if you have any information that could help police with the case... call crimestoppers at 513-352-3040. the driver accused of hitting and killing a participant in the 7 hills run- walk last month is now behind bars tonight. you're looking at the new mugshot of 24-year old thomas stidhum which was just released a few hours ago. those bandages stem from his arrest this morning where police say he got
officers to tase he's accused of 57-year old on dorchester stidhum has been indicted on multiple aggravated vehicular homicide and resisting arrest. weather now animation switching gears now to weather... start feeling more like january here soon right? wx anchor/ in chroma off to scattered drizzle and mist this evening, but a random shower remains possible into the overnight hours. we topped out at 50 late this afternoon and should only fall into the mid/upper 40s by morning. rain redevelops late saturday afternoon into the evening and some of it looks like it could be locally heavy. needless to say if you are
game at pbs you'll need rain gear to stay dry. kickoff temp will be near 46, with 4th quarter temps in the low 40s. by sunday morning colder air is entering the region turning some of the lingering rain to a little bit of snow as the system exits to the northeast. the extended forecast sees another chance of snow showers on tuesday with very january-like temps right through the week. the powerball seems to be dominating conversations all over the country...
do winning the powerball tomorrow. but simply money's still think about what you'd do if you came into a different kind of money! simply money animation a lot of us are already what we'll do with the powerball jackpot money tomorrow night. of coursethe odds of that happening are really long. but odds are different kind of windfall! 56% of retired leave an loved ones, with the average inheritance now $177,000! and 54-percent of americans will get a tax refund this
about $3000not $900 million, maybe, but nothing to sneeze at. so if you get a windfall, here's the simply money point: don't make any rash decisions with it. park the money somewhere safeand figure out your priorities. if you didn't have any emergency savings, now you do. if you have debts, tackling those should also be a priority. and if the windfall is big, it's a smart move to hire a professional to help you draft a good plan for money for something you've always wanted, but couldn't afford! for fox 19 now and simply money, i'm nathan bachrach. mayor cranley hands down a big veto today. coming up next we'll tell you how it'll have an effect on your taxes if you live in the city of cincinnati. and almost four years later... a local company and it's managers are facing charges for a fatal fire! we've got the latest on the investigation next. sot
enterprises incorporated faces multiple charges, including involuntary manslaughter. henzerling's supervisor is accused of failing to take proper precautions to prevent that fire. while a manager is accused of falsifying training records, making it appear employees received training that they didn't. one person is recovering tonight after a serious crash in front of the hyde park country club. you're looking at the scene just before 6-o-clock on erie avenue after a car hit a light pole and flipped over! crews had to rescue that driver from the car. no word on their condition but we know the injuries are non life threatening. a former aberdeen police chief is on the other side of a jail cell tonight. clark gast was sentenced to 60- days behind bars this afternoon... after being found guilty of domestic violence charges against his wife. the incident happened in 2013... the next day gast's wife took her own life. he must also attend anger management classes and pay a 1 thousand dollar fine... in addition to 2 years probation. cincinnati mayor
vetoed the 2017 fiscal year "tax budget" that was approved by city council on wednesday. here's a picture from the moment it happened. as part of the overall budget... city council had voted to increase property taxes... something mayor cranley says the voters don't want. "in november the voters voted down decisively a property tax increase. i feel it's our job to listen to the voters and so i vetoed it to try to hear what the voters had to say. and they are clearly telling us that they do not want us to raise property taxes." city council does gave the ability to override the veto at the next two council meetings with just six votes. several council members have already spoken out against the veto. let's give you a live look downtown where it's all about the orange and black before tomorrows game. jeff how much rain could we get??? live wx tease creighton announce
could be locally heavy. needless to say if you are headed to the afc wild card playoff game at pbs you'll need rain gear to stay dry. kickoff temp will be near 46, with 4th quarter temps in the low 40s. by sunday morning colder air is entering the region turning some of the lingering rain to a little bit of snow as the system exits to the northeast. the extended forecast sees another chance of snow showers on tuesday with very january-like temps right through the week. amy 2shot don't forget we're always on fox19.com... final quarter is next... good night.
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michael even goes so far to snow blow his own driveway.... amy 2shot don't forget we're always on fox19.com... final quarter is next... good night. sot "mobile squeezeback" 2shot bam jer so, joe and i spent about 30 minutes digging through old video in the basement today. we never really found what we were looking for, much like the bengals the last 25 years. joe coming up on the final quarter... joe/vo the bengals are chasing history, but you need to hear why they say... a win won't satisfy the season. jer/vo cincinnati's biggest playmaker hasn't performed in the playoffs, we break down aj green's need to cash in. joe/vo and, what big ben is saying about his last playoff game in cincinnati. jer/vo all that, plus the biggest
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begins tonight inside paul brown stadium. one of the many playoff logos you'll see on t-v. should be a wild night of wild card good vibe at the the bengals say time. joe and jeremy 2shot bam/gfx joe what's up. the f-q. the biggest this city in ten years. jer after four years of a-d in the playoffs, it's now on a-j to quarterback to game, in 1982. aj mccarron: "i feel comfortable in the way