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Voting location changes for 2 Covington precincts

COVINGTON, Ky. — Two of Covington's voting precincts have moved ahead of the May 21 primary election, according to city officials. Residents who live in Covington precincts 10 and 11, who usually vote at Hathaway Apartments, will instead vote at St. John's Congregational Church at 1235 Highway Ave.,


Multiple lanes closed on I-71 near Red Bank Road

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Multiple lanes are closed on Interstate 71 following a semi crash early Wednesday morning. The crash was first reported around 5:10 a.m. and is blocking all right lanes of I-71 southbound between Kenwood Road and Red Bank Road.

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Missing Kentucky teen found in back of a U-Haul after being kidnapped

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff says a missing teenage girl has been found in the back of a U-Haul truck and three people have been charged with human trafficking. News outlets report the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the girl was reported missing Saturday and found the


Newport SkyWheel finally on its way — for real this time

NEWPORT, Ky. — No, really. The Newport Skywheel, a $15 million riverfront attraction originally scheduled to open in late 2017 — then delayed to late 2018, and then delayed again — hopped one of its last hurdles Tuesday in a vote of the Newport City Commissioners, according to City Manager Tom Fromm


Inmate Escapes Work Release Program in Kentucky

An inmate escapes a work release program in Kentucky. Authorities confirm – Calvin Jermaine Merritt Jr. escaped the Christian County Work Release Program around 8:30 Tuesday night.


10 Events That Shaped Cincinnati: A Sheriff Candidate Gets Arrested

Even now it seems like a movie. The squeaky clean Cincinnati boy (St. X class of 1944) and football star (Notre Dame and NFL quarterback) George Ratterman (Eight kids! Devoted wife!) reluctantly enters political life, running for Campbell County Sheriff at the behest of the Committee of 500, to impr


17 students at same Cincinnati Public School earn perfect ACT scores

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a mark of academic talent for any teen who's able to earn a perfect ACT score. One Cincinnati school is overflowing with that talent, after 17 students earned perfect ACT scores.


Mainstrasse Mural to Be Removed, Remembered to Make Way for Mixed-Use Development

For nearly ten years, the mural named "An Epic of Time and Town" has captured the attention of visitors to Covington's Mainstrasse Village. On Sunday, the city and the developer of a forthcoming mixed-use residential and commercial project will bid the image farewell.


Kentucky, Tennessee report most cases E. coli illnesses linked to ground beef

GALLATIN, Tenn.--The Gallatin Police Department is urging residents to be cautious of a phone scam where citizens are getting recorded messages claiming to be from the FBI. Gallatin Police say residents are receiving the recorded messages stating the resident's social security number was compromised


Sheriff: 3 charged with kidnapping 16-year-old, locking her inside U-Haul

CINCINNATI — A disturbing two-state human trafficking case was foiled by a tip. Now, a teen girl is home with her family in southern Kentucky and three suspects are in jail. Cincinnati police said the teen girl was being kept in the back of a U-Haul and used for sex.


Police seek hit-and-run driver who hit teen in Carthage

CINCINNATI -- Police are looking for the driver who hit a teenager and drove away in Carthage Wednesday morning, according to Cincinnati police. A driver in a silver, four-door Mazda SUV hit a 15-year-old at the intersection of Seymour Avenue and Vine Street at about 9 a.m. Wednesday, police said. T


Northern Kentucky University names new head men’s basketball Coach

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University Director of Athletics Ken Bothof has announced that Darrin Horn will be the sixth head coach in the history of the men’s basketball program. NKU will hold a press conference and celebration open to both members of the media and Norse Nation Thursd


Kentucky water plant worker finds 'giant' crayfish

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - An employee at Bowling Green Municipal Utilities found a little more than they bargained for last week at a water intake plant. A very large, but dead, crayfish was found inside a water filtration system.


Kentucky rattled by Tennessee earthquake

BOGOTA, Tenn. (WKYT) - An earthquake in Tennessee early Wednesday morning could be felt in parts of Kentucky. The United States Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake was two miles south of Bogota, Tennessee, which is north of Dyersburg, Tennessee.


County Bans Big Trucks On Small Roads

Dearborn County Commissioners have passed an ordinance prohibiting trucks on county roads marked with the restriction. (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Big rigs ignoring warnings of the closure of State Road 1 in Dearborn County will have to stay off a couple county roads.


It's the end of an era for longtime Oakley Square bar, restaurant

CINCINNATI — Habits Cafe, an Oakley mainstay, is now closed -- at least for the foreseeable future. The Oakley Square bar and restaurant, located at 3036 Madison Road, posted a sign on its door, saying that April 20 was the last day at its current location.


Have a Reds ticket? Ride the streetcar for free on game day

CINCINNATI — The city of Cincinnati announced a new perk Wednesday for baseball fans who purchase same-day tickets to Cincinnati Reds games this season. Fans can now use valid same-day game tickets for free rides on the Cincinnati Bell Connector. The promotion begins Wednesday as the Reds take on th


Kentucky corrections officer charged with rape, accused of having sex with inmate

LA GRANGE, Ky. — A prison corrections officer in Oldham County is facing rape charges. Police said Tanya Risinger had sex with an inmate at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in La Grange.


Kentucky daycare workers charged after scaring 2-year-old with doll, deputies say

MONTICELLO, Ky. -- Two Kentucky daycare workers have been charged over an online video that shows one of them scaring a toddler with a doll. WKYT-TV reports Wendy's Wonderland worker Tasha Cox is accused of filming Diana Willett waiving a doll at a 2-year-old girl who has a well-known fear of dolls


Man accused of shooting off-duty police officer, son pleads not guilty

BATAVIA, Ohio — The man accused of shooting and injuring an off-duty Cincinnati police officer and the officer's son pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Wesley Seitz, 23, is charged with two counts of assault after the Ohio State Highway Patrol said he shot the man and the teen at the East Fork Wildlife Are