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Attorneys say more lawsuits coming as Covington student accuses Post of defamation

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- President Donald Trump threw his support behind Kentucky teen Nicholas Sandmann’s $250 million defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post Wednesday, while experts said the first legal action filed over an incident that set social media on fire last month


Former part-time cop gets 14 years for robberies he says fed drug habit

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A former part-time Newtown police officer will spend the next 14 years in prison for armed robberies he says fed his drug habit. Jacob Goodwin admitted to robbing three convenience stores, a pharmacy, and a diner -- all in the span of about a month. Police say Goodwin showed

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Ohio child dies one day after strep and flu diagnoses

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WXIX) -- A Mason City Schools fourth grader has died just one day after she was diagnosed with strep throat and influenza, school officials say. Sable Gibson received the diagnosis Tuesday morning, which, according to school officials, led to a cardiac arrest Tuesday afternoon.


Covington’s Lewisburg neighborhood wins RIPPLE funds; plan includes $2.8 million private investment

A physical gateway arch. Streetscape installations. The acquisition and reconstruction of four properties. Then there’s the private investment of $2.8 million, as well. It was easy to see why the The Lewisburg Thorofare Project won the very first RIPPLE grant from the city, announced at the commissi


3 Butler Co. men charged in conspiracy to ship stolen baby formula

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Three Butler County men have been arrested and charged in a conspiracy to ship stolen baby formula and other goods, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman.

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Kentucky teen at center of viral encounter suing The Washington Post

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist is suing The Washington Post for $250 million. He is also threatening legal action against The Associated Press and other news organizations.


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Couple arrested after allegedly shoplifting cosmetics in Walmart

Two people were charged with shoplifting $500 or more, but less than $10,000 Monday after allegedly leaving Walmart with unpurchased cosmetics. Patrol Officer Chris Perkins was dispatched after receiving reports Anthony Wayne Hughes, 40, of Covington, Kentucky, and Julia C. Hughes, 44, of Melbourne,


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


The Washington Post sued by family of Covington Catholic teenager

The family of the Kentucky teen who was involved in an encounter with a Native American advocate at the Lincoln Memorial last month filed a defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday, seeking $250 million in damages for its coverage of the incident.


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


Police seek person of interest in Wilmington woman’s shooting death

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The Highland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding a man they’re calling a “person of interest” after a Wilmington woman was shot and killed.

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Nick Sandmann files lawsuit against the Washington Post

New York (CNN Business)Attorneys for a Kentucky high school student who was at the center of a viral video controversy are suing the Washington Post, seeking $250 million in damages.


Suspect in custody after reported threat made toward Hamilton High School

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A suspect is in custody after making a threat on social media regarding Hamilton High School, according to the Hamilton Police Department. Lieutenant Dan Pratt said the threat quickly spread via various social media outlets.

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Franklin man sentenced to 35 years for recording child pornography on cell phone

FRANKLIN — A Franklin man was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in federal prison following his conviction in a child pornography production case. Jason Fletcher, 41, of Franklin, was found guilty of conspiracy to produce and production of child pornography following a June 2018 bench trial in U.S. Di


More than $12 million is coming to these Kentucky addiction, workforce programs

An $867,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, announced Thursday, will help launch an artisanal stringed instrument factory in Knott County that plans to employ at least 18 people within the next three years — many of them recovering addicts.


Authorities warn of new sophisticated, undetectable skimmers

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Gone are the days when you could spot the signs that someone had added a skimmer to a gas pump. Now, the Secret Service is warning about a very sophisticated new breed of skimmers that are undetectable until it’s too late.

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Chili beer? It’s a thing in Cincinnati, and just in time for National Chili Day

CINCINNATI — Taft’s Brewing Company is teaming up with Gold Star Chili to host a party Feb. 28 in celebration of National Chili Day. Taft’s is brewing a Cincy Chili Porter, a limited-time Gold Star Chili-inspired brew featuring the popular Maverick Chocolate Porter with added Gold Star spices like c


New developments in quest to get new FC Cincinnati stadium built

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - City Council has passed the rezoning necessary for construction of the new FC Cincinnati stadium to continue in the West End, according to our partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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