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Former Kentucky high school hoops star Jake Walter charged with rape
A former Covington Catholic High School basketball standout who once had a scholarship offer from Xavier University has been arrested and charged with rape and sodomy. Jacob Walter, 18, of Burlington, Kentucky, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday. Walter, son of Bengals great
Fourth teen arrested in NKY, charged with terroristic threatening
UNION, Ky. (WKRC) - A fourth teenager was arrested Tuesday for making threats toward Ryle high school. A 17-year-old girl is also charged with terroristic threatening after three other teens were accused of making similar threats.
Mother found dead in Florence hotel had stab wounds, detective says
FLORENCE, Ky. — Members of a Native American advocacy group say hate crime charges should be filed against a man accused of killing a mother of three at a Florence hotel. Jesse James, of Burlington, is charged in the death of Amanda Webster. Florence police found her body inside a room at the Home 2
What's behind the four recent Ryle High School threats?
Since Sunday four threats have been made against Ryle High School and four teens have been arrested. The school has been operating on a normal schedule with extra officers in place while all the incidents are investigated.
Deputies: Union girl faked school shooting threat to get out of going to class
UNION, Ky. -- A 17-year-old girl faked a school shooting threat at Ryle High School because she didn't want to go to class on Wednesday, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Office.
Grand jury to consider murder charge against Burlington man in the death of Arizona woman
A grand jury will decide if a Burlington man will stand trial for murder in the killing of a woman found dead in a Florence hotel room Dec. 1. Friday, District Court Judge Jeffrey Smith determined there was probable cause for the grand jury to consider an indictment against Jesse A. James in the dea
Speed Enforcement Planned Along I-75 in Kenton County on Wednesday
Speed enforcement will be in effect on I-75 through Kenton County on Wednesday, the Fort Mitchell Police Department said. The agency posted to Facebook that it, along with other police departments in the county, would be conducting speed enforcement, including the Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Ken
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.
Drugs suspected in Amelia crash that killed 2
AMELIA, Ohio -- Two people were killed in a crash on State Route 125 in Amelia Tuesday, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on 125 near Laub Road. Douglas Needles, 42, of Amelia, was driving a 2010 Mazda 6 eastbound while 55-year-old Douglas Hewitt of E
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
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
Dog that escaped from Brown County crash scene found, friends say
BETHEL, Ohio — Ellie, the dog that went missing after a deadly crash in Brown County, was found on Tuesday, according to family friends who were involved in the search. No one has seen Ellie since the evening of Nov. 28 when three people were killed in a single vehicle crash on Bethel New Hope Road.
Wayfair outlet in Florence open Friday, for a limited time
The much-anticipated Wayfair outlet store in Northern Kentucky is now open, for a limited time. The company said it would host a soft opening on Dec. 7 for one of the online retailer's first physical stores. The Wayfair outlet store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.
Rising Star Casino eyeing additional location in Terre Haute, Ind.
The Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Ind., a popular gambling destination for Cincinnati-area residents, may be eyeing an additional location. Rising Star's owner, Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts Inc., plans to once again push a proposal to the Indiana state legislature that would allow i
3 teens injured, 1 flown to hospital after NKy crash
KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - Three teenagers are recovering after crashing into a tree in Northern Kentucky Monday night. It happened on Visalia Road near Losey Drive in Kenton County around 7:45 p.m.
Here's why it snowed only in Middletown overnight
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Middletown residents woke up to a half inch of snow Tuesday morning, despite clear skies and a clear radar. Turns out, it could all be related to a new power plant in that area.
Driver dead after crashing into home near Mariemont-Indian Hill border
MARIEMONT, Ohio -- A woman was found dead after the car she was driving went off the road near the Indian Hill-Mariemont border and crashed into a home, causing what Mariemont Police Chief Rick Hines described as "major structural damage."
'Keep waiting for her to contact me, to call me': Best friend on woman killed in Florence
Amanda Dakota Webster came to Erlanger, Kentucky, to work. It was a contract job doing mechanical work, mostly night shift, for General Electric. Home was Cameron, a town of less than 1,000 on the Navajo reservation in northern Arizona, 32 miles east of the Grand Canyon.
Middletown man pleads guilty to killing 2 women
BUTLER COUNTY -- UPDATE@10:45 a.m.: There will be no trial for James Geran, the Middletown man facing two murder charges for killing two women last summer then turning the gun on himself after a standoff in Trenton, according to the Journal-News.