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Former CovCath basketball star charged with rape, sodomy
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A former Covington Catholic High School basketball star has been arrested and charged with rape and sodomy. Jacob Walter, 18, of Burlington, Ky., was arrested by Boone County detectives Tuesday evening.
Boone County Sheriff’s Office investigating another Ryle High threat
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Authorities are investigating another Ryle High School threat after two teens were taken into custody Monday. A threat referring to a possible school shooting directed at Ryle students started circulating on social media Sunday about 10 p.m., prompting several phone calls an
Victims of fatal SR 125 crash ID’d; officials say drugs may have been factor
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Ohio Pike was closed for several hours Tuesday after a double-fatal crash that may have involved drugs, according to the Ohio State Patrol. The state route was closed in both directions between Bach Buxton Road and Amelia-Olive Branch after the collision, which took place ar
‘Ellie the Blue Heeler’ found 2 weeks after crash that killed family members
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - ‘Ellie the Blue Heeler’ is now back home with her human mom. The dog remained missing for two weeks after she was involved in a crash that killed three members of the family Nov. 28.
Covington Down to Its Last Strip Club
A city once littered with adult-oriented businesses is now down to its last strip club. Liberty's Show Lounge, the beleaguered, gritty nightclub on Scott Blvd., appears to have closed for good.
Video: United passengers help woman suffering medical episode. Others ask why flight didn't land
A passenger on a Sunday United Airlines flight from Houston to Cincinnati didn't want another passenger having a medical episode for nearly two hours to go unnoticed. So, Mason resident Amy Hammond put a video of the woman on United flight 3466 and a man she called a "hero" on social media.
Covington Set to Approve Contract for City-Wide Economic Development Plan
The Covington city commission is expected to approve on Tuesday a contract with a firm to lead a city-wide economic development plan. Economic Development Director Tom West said that when the opportunity was put out to bid in August, twelve firms from across the country responded.
Freezing fog for morning commute. What is it?
Patchy freezing fog will make for slick road conditions early Tuesday. Along with reduced visibility, freezing fog can also cause black ice, especially on bridges and elevated areas.
‘Voices for a Free Press’ public event at World Peace Bell draws comments from variety of speakers
The ‘Voices for a Free Press’ event at the World Peace Bell in Newport attracted some distinguished speakers and advocates for an independent press as crucial to democracy.
Jury convicts Doug Evans, Evans Landscaping, VP Jim Bailey of all crimes in minority contract scheme
CINCINNATI — Evans Landscaping owner Doug Evans stood silently, grasping a chair, and staring at the floor, as he waited for the jury to enter a federal courtroom on Tuesday.
Three teens accused of making threats toward Ryle High School arrested
UNION, Ky. -- Authorities have arrested a third teenager accused of threatening to shoot people at Ryle High School, Sgt. Philip Ridgell said early Tuesday morning. The 15-year-old Cooper High School student posted the threat on social media in response to the 17-year-old who was charged with terror
Inmate dies at Hamilton County Justice Center
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death of an inmate at the Hamilton County Justice Center. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says Cornelius Howell, 33, was found unresponsive around 9:40 p.m. on Sunday.
Northern Kentucky shelter trying to stay ahead of Hepatitis A
COVINGTON, Ky. - With temperatures around freezing, the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky is starting to see its winter spike. And this year it isn't just fighting the cold and flu viruses. Another concern is Hepatitis A.
Hamilton County Justice Center inmate found dead in medical unit
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Hamilton County deputies say an inmate being treated in the medical unit after a fight at the Justice Center was found dead. Investigators identified him as Cornelius Howell, 33.
Council of State Governments ends national meeting, held in Covington; elected new leadership
With Kentucky State Sen. Robert Stivers as its outgoing chair, the Council of State Governments held its National Conference in Covington this week. The conference brought government leaders from around the country to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center — and hundreds of visitors to the area.
Kenton Co. Shelter Sees Big Drop in Euthanasia as New Director Makes Change
The Kenton County Animal Shelter is seeing a sharp decrease in the number of animals put down, along with other improvements. Shelter director Beckey Reiter, who took over the Kenton County Animal Shelter in February after leading the Boone County Animal Shelter, said the work to improve the Covingt
Dry this afternoon and rain later this week
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - High pressure will keep our skies sunny and our conditions dry for the rest of the day. Daytime highs will only reach the upper 30s. High pressure will keep us dry through the middle of the week. Wet weather will arrive Wednesday night into Thursday and stick around through
Tyler Childers Adds March & April 2019 Headlining Dates
Singer-songwriter Tyler Childers will continue to tour in support of his debut album Purgatory into 2019. Childers announced a number of headlining dates in March and April. Tyler Childers will kick off his headlining tour at the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky on March 27 and 28. From there,
Santa’s toy shop at Covington City Hall benefits James E. Biggs Early Childhood Center
The room where the Covington City Commission holds its weekly meetings became a satellite of Santa’s North Pole toy workshop Friday when City employees gathered – not to make toys and gifts – but to wrap the heck out of them.
Cincinnati Bengals offense goes aggressive in loss to Los Angeles Chargers
CARSON, Calif. — Jeff Driskel stood next to a trash can in the Cincinnati Bengals locker room following Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Chargers. He alternated between swishing water in his mouth and sipping a protein shake. Defensive lineman Niles Scott, a newcomer picked up off waivers weeks ago, walke