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A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
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A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.According to reports, Zebulun Kennedy, 25, charged the deputy, knocked him to the ground and continued attacking him. The deputy drewMore >>
A Livingston man was shot after allegedly attacking a deputy Sunday.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Pres. Obama appeared in Ohio Wednesday for the third time in a month underscoring how important the state is for his re-election chances.
He appeared in Mansfield, a town in between Columbus and Cleveland. It's an area of Ohio used to seeing presidents and their challengers.
But this year, expect them to come further south more often.
Political observers say the path to victory in Ohio --- and the White House --- runs through Hamilton County.
A FOX19 investigation shows why: The number of Republican voters in Hamilton County fell by 27 percent between 2000 and 2012 while the number of Democrats surged 213 percent from 2000 to 2008, the last time Democrats had a contested primary.
In the past, this area was viewed as a lock for Republicans.
FOX19 downloaded election data from the Ohio Secretary of State's Office and crunched the numbers ourselves to get a balanced view of what's happening in Hamilton County.
Both campaigns know how important the Cincinnati area is to their chances, too.
There, he criticized Pres. Obama's record on job creation and the soaring national debt.
"You want four more years of that? You call that 'Forward?' That's forward over a cliff," Gov. Romney told the crowd, while getting in a reference to the Obama campaign's new slogan.
John Green, a professor at the University of Akron who studies the political leanings of Ohio's varied regions, believes Hamilton County is getting a lot of attention from the campaigns so early because "1) Romney needs to secure the Republican base; and 2) the Republican campaign is much better funded than in 2008, largely because of the activities of the Super PACs," he wrote in an e-mail.
Gov. Romney may still be trying to secure the Republican base but Pres. Obama also has his work cut-out for him here, according to Prof. Judith Trent at the University of Cincinnati. She has researched voter attitudes in every election since 1988.
Trent believes incumbency cuts both ways for Pres. Obama, who's been in office during one of the worst economies in modern history.
"Some people credit Pres. Obama with beginning to turn the economy around, beginning to deal with some of these problems," she said. "And others say he hasn't done a darn thing!"
Airlines have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for nickel and diming their customers on nearly everything. Here are some airline fees that may upset you. More >>
Remember when checking a bag for a flight was free and airplane rides came with a meal? Airlines have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for nickel and diming their customers on nearly everything. Here are some airline fees that may upset you. More >>