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 2022-05-19 13:00 

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Registered sex offender accused of soliticiting teen for pictures, sex...

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - A convicted sex offender is accused of trying to get a teenager to send him nude photos and meet him for sex. Boone County deputies arrested Bradley Smith, 38, Wednesday. They learned Smith allegedly called the girl to make his ...

 2022-05-19 03:34 

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New Ohio bill seeks to protect parents with disabilities, provide equality in court...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Justice is supposed to be blind, but many parents with disabilities say that's not what happens to them in court. They say their disability is used against them and that's discrimination. Senate Bill 202, which would put an end...

 2022-05-19 03:34 

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New Ohio bill seeks to protect parents with disabilities, provide equality in court...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Justice is supposed to be blind, but many parents with disabilities say that's not what happens to them in court. They say their disability is used against them and that's discrimination. Senate Bill 202, which would put an end...

 2022-05-19 02:00 

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COVID cases on the rise in Ohio, but state's top doctor says severe cases under control...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Ohio. State health officials acknowledged that Wednesday in their first COVID briefing in several weeks. Caption: WKRC. There were 1,355 cases statewide over the last week, including:64 in Hamil...

 2022-05-19 01:42 

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Former Bengal pleads guilty in drunk driving crash, will enter pre-trial diversion program...

KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - Former Bengal Rey Maualuga has pleaded guilty to two felonies stemming from a drunk driving crash in Northern Kentucky. Caption: WKRC. The former linebacker was arrested last August after a crash that took down mailboxes and we...

 2022-05-19 01:32 

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Cold Spring man convicted of drug trafficking wins GOP primary for Campbell Co. constable...

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - A convicted felon who was pardoned by Kentucky's former governor could soon hold police powers in Northern Kentucky. Caption: WKRC. J. R. Roth won Tuesday's primary election for constable in Campbell County, beating v...

 2022-05-18 23:16 

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Police investigating shooting in East Price Hill...

EAST PRICE HILL, Ohio (WKRC) - A shooting had part of Warsaw Avenue closed Wednesday. This shooting has three different scenes. It apparently started at the Marathon station at Warsaw and Woodlawn. At least one person was hurt. The extent of their injurie...

 2022-05-18 22:36 

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Tri-State restaurant closes after 16 years due to worker shortage...

WYOMING, Ohio (WKRC) - For 16 years Half Day Cafe sat proudly on the corner of Wyoming Avenue as a cornerstone in this community. The restaurant now bears signs and a heartfelt note that reads closed. Regulars will have to find somewhere new to go. "I...

 2022-05-18 22:02 

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Baseball fan raises money to give former Reds player gravestone 80 years later...

WILDER, Ky. (WKRC) - A Reds fan is working hard to make sure former players are remembered the right way. His latest project is local. David Shannon started raising money last year to buy new headstones for players buried with unmarked graves. You can wal...

 2022-05-18 21:31 

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Seconds to Save Lives: Region's first mobile stroke unit sees success...

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - A rare ambulance in Hamilton County is changing the game for the fifth leading cause of death in Ohio. In 2020, the CDC says more than 7,000 people died from strokes in the state. That same year, the region rolled out i...

 2022-05-18 21:03 

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"There's no place like home:" Florence Aquatic center opens next week...

FLORENCE, Ky. (WKRC) - For the first time in two years, a local pool will be back open for business. The Florence Aquatic Center is set to open next week. "Oh, my gosh. Like, we could not be more excited," Jenna Kemper said. For families like the ...

 2022-05-18 20:07 

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Truck driver pleads guilty to kidnapping wife, leading police on a wild chase...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A truck driver has admitted to kidnapping his wife, trying to harm officers and leading police on a wild chase in July 2020. A judge sentenced Patrick Berthelot to seven years in prison on Wednesday. The Alabama truck driver led police...

 2022-05-18 19:03 

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Nostalgic restaurant Roy Rogers opening first Cincinnati-area location...

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - A local restaurateur who is reviving the Roy Rogers brand in Cincinnati has selected the spot for its first area restaurant. One Holland Corp. , owner of several restaurant franchises as well as Barleycorn's ...

 2022-05-18 18:46 

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Sittenfeld attorneys say paid star witness faced his own criminal investigation...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - In court filings refuting the prosecution's case against P. G. Sittenfeld, his attorneys revealed that Chinedum Ndukwe, the prosecution's star witness was not only being paid by the government but was facing his own potential l...

 2022-05-18 17:13 

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Restaurant group plans 'crown jewel' eatery in Medpace's $115M Madison Square development...

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - A fast-growing Cincinnati restaurant group plans what its owner is calling a "crown jewel" eatery in Medpace's $115 million Madison Square development. The Looking Glass Hospitality Group, operators o...

 2022-05-18 16:17 

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Grippo Foods plans to expand into former Kroger store...

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - Grippo Foods Inc. , maker of Grippo's potato chips, is planning to expand its operations into a former Kroger grocery store. Grippo Foods, which is located at 6750 Colerain Ave. , plans to lease the entire 58...

 2022-05-18 15:41 

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Students disciplined for racist messages at Colerain High School...

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - Colerain High School is responding to what it calls an inappropriate and racist message briefly displayed at the school. Signs appearing to segregate water fountains by race were up for a brief time at the school on May 5,...

 2022-05-18 15:07 

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Local valedectorian accepted into more than 75 colleges...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A local valedictorian was accepted into at last 75 colleges with more than $517,000 in scholarships. Jah'Miyah Young just graduated from Shroder High School with a 4. 8 GPA. Local valedectorian accepted into more than 75 colleges (...

 2022-05-18 14:28 

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Turpin students walk out to protest Diversity Day cancellation...

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - A large number of students walked out of Turpin High School Wednesday on what was supposed to be the school's rescheduled date for Diversity Day. The voluntary day for juniors and seniors had been running for six years...

 2022-05-18 13:47 

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Kings Island adds drones, effects and a special guest to fireworks for 50th anniversary...

MASON, Ohio (WKRC) - Fireworks are back this summer at Kings Island but the park says this year's show will be unlike any show it's ever done before. The show honoring the parks 50th anniversary will include fire bursts, lasers and 200 drones, in ...

 2022-05-18 11:48 

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How a potential airline merger could affect CVG Airport...

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - The potential for a merger between major low-cost airlines could bring changes to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. JetBlue Airways Corp. (Nasdaq: JBLU) announced Monday that it would attempt a ...

 2022-05-18 11:38 

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P&G closes downtown offices for safety concern...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Procter & Gamble closed its downtown offices on Wednesday due to a safety concern. The company sent out a release to its employees just after 6 a. m. that read: "After being notified of a potential security concern, we have closed ...

 2022-05-18 08:53 

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ASF walk returns to Cincinnati to raise awareness for rare neurogenetic disorder...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - For the first time since 2019, the ASF Walk is returning to Cincinnati. This Saturday, hundreds of people will gather at International Friendship Park to raise money for and awareness of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. "It's ...

 2022-05-18 03:23 

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Scholarship awarded in honor of former teacher who left estate to school...

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WKRC) - Last year, a teacher left her entire estate -- nearly half a million dollars -- to Springboro Schools. Tuesday night, after months of research, the district found a way to honor that teacher in a way that will benefit students fo...

 2022-05-18 03:08 

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Community fundraising helps make new pool in Aurora a reality...

AURORA, Ind. (WKRC) - The City of Cincinnati plans to only open a third of the city's pools this summer. Just down the Ohio River in Aurora, Indiana, they haven't had a pool open since 2019. This summer, that all changes thanks to the city council...

 2022-05-18 02:45 

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Protesters take aim at 2 Ohio bills banning subjects from school curriculum...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse played host to yet another protest Tuesday evening. This one took aim at two Ohio bills placing restrictions on the school curriculum. House Bill 327 would ban so-called "divisive concept...

 2022-05-17 23:29 

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Rand Paul notches GOP Senate primary win; Charles Booker wins Democratic nomination...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican U. S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has won his party's nomination in his quest for a third term. He will face Democratic nomination winner Charles Booker. The libertarian-leaning Paul coasted to victory over five little-...

 2022-05-17 21:57 

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Hoxworth Blood Center in critical need of platelet, blood donors...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) Hoxworth Blood Centers say they're only collecting about half of the platelets they need. They need both traditional blood donors and platelet donors to come in and donate as soon as possible. Platelets take a little longer to donate...

 2022-05-17 20:52 

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Cincinnati, UC finalize deal continuing to allow university police to patrol off-campus...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) The ongoing agreement allowing University of Cincinnati police officers to patrol off-campus has been extended with some major changes. But there are those who still don't want university police in the neighborhoods around campus. Th...

 2022-05-17 20:00 

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Restaurant that took over Rookwood Don Pablo's opening second location...

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - A Florida-based restaurant group that just opened its first location in the former Don Pablo's in Norwood's Rookwood this month already has plans for a second Cincinnati-area eatery. Ford's Garage, wh...

 2022-05-17 19:10 

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Cincinnati considers banning e-scooters after a number of safety complaints...

CINCINNATI (WKRC)- Cincinnati is considering banning e-scooters after a variety of complaints from law enforcement and citizens. Some of the issues are minor like a scooter being left blocking the sidewalk. Anyone in a wheelchair or struggling with mobili...

 2022-05-17 16:50 

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Cincinnati ranked among top places to live in U.S....

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - U. S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the Best Places to Live in the U. S. , and Cincinnati has come in at number 41. Each year, the publication takes a look at the 150 most populous cities in the country and rank t...

 2022-05-17 16:06 

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Springboro 4th grader dies after long battle with brain cancer...

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WKRC) - A Springboro elementary school student who battled brain cancer for most of her young life has died. Reagan Scacchetti passed away with her family by her side Monday evening, according to Springboro Schools. Reagan was a fourth-g...

 2022-05-17 15:44 

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Suspect accused of shooting baby's mother arraigned on charges...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A man was arraigned Tuesday for allegedly shooting the mother of their infant in Winton Hills. Dana White faces felonious assault and gun charges. White shot the victim multiple times during an argument at their Topridge Place home Mon...

 2022-05-17 14:57 

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'Wheel of Fortune LIVE!' coming to Cincinnati...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Trips to Paris or Hawaii and prized up to $10,000 will be up for grabs when "Wheel of Fortune LIVE! " comes to the Taft Theatre on October 20. People can audition to go on stage, spin the wheel and try to solve puzzles to win t...

 2022-05-17 14:46 

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Local 12 announces new anchor to join Good Morning Cincinnati team...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Award-winning anchor and reporter Aleah Hordges joins Local 12's morning show starting July 5. Currently a reporter and anchor for WISH-TV in Indianapolis, she'll be joining the most-watched morning show in the Tri-State every ...

 2022-05-17 13:30 

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OHSAA members reject NIL for high school athletes...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) - Members of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) voted to reject student-athletes from earning money off their name, image, and likeness (NIL). The vote failed by a margin of 538 to 254. "Every year, the referendum ...

 2022-05-17 13:27 

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I-275 ramp to close temporarily on May 18...

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WKRC) - Drivers will have to find another way to get onto I-275 in one part of the Tri-State Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. The on-ramp from Winton Road and South Gilmore Road to westbound I-275 will close at 6:30 p. m. on May 1...

 2022-05-17 12:52 

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Tip leads to five arrests in mailbox theft investigation...

BLUE ASH, Ohio (WKRC) - An alert Blue Ash resident's tip to police led to the arrest of five arrests in a mailbox theft investigation. A woman living on Waxwing Drive saw someone with his hand in her mailbox just after noon. She called police and gave...

 2022-05-17 12:48 

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A 42-tap, self-pour bar-restaurant opens Greater Cincinnati location...

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) - A 42-tap, self-pour digital taproom in Greater Cincinnati celebrated its official opening last week, the Journal News reports. The Pour House, a bar-restaurant in downtown Hamilton, is the final tenant at the Mar...

 2022-05-17 11:53 

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Where Reds attendance ranks amid dismal MLB start...

CINCINNATI (Cincinnati Business Courier) The Cincinnati Reds' historically bad start to the season is reflected in attendance that is down from a year ago and on pace for the team's worst in nearly four decades. But while the Reds' record is M...

 2022-05-17 05:35 

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Crews respond to fire in Colerain Township...

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - Crews responded to a fire in Colerain early Tuesday. Firefighters were called to the three-unit apartment on Nandale Court off Rocker Drive around 12:30 a. m. They were able to put the fire out quickly. No injuries were re...

 2022-05-17 03:16 

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Lifeguard shortage keeps pools closed, community advocates worry for local youth...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - As summer gets closer, only a third of Cincinnati city pools will open. That's because the city can't find enough lifeguards. All week, except Friday, you can learn what it takes to become a lifeguard at a Cincinnati rec center...

 2022-05-17 03:16 

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Lifeguard shortage keeps pools closed, community advocates worry for local youth...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - As summer gets closer, only a third of Cincinnati city pools will open. That's because the city can't find enough lifeguards. All week, except Friday, you can learn what it takes to become a lifeguard at a Cincinnati rec center...

 2022-05-17 03:05 

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Witness says road rage victim was apologetic after cutting off alleged attacker...

GREENDALE, Ind. (WKRC) - A man who says he witnessed another motorcyclist's jaw-dropping attack on a convertible driver Sunday is sharing his account of what happened. Jacob Barhorst says he was riding his motorcycle along US-50 near Hollywood behind ...

 2022-05-17 02:41 

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CPS families wish for end to bus trouble, Federation of Teachers takes action...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - With the school year coming to an end, students and families are hoping the bus nightmare does not into continue into the next one. The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers is making sure their grievances are heard loud and clear....

 2022-05-17 00:53 

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NKY man accused of killing former prosecutor cannot change plea to guilty...

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - A Taylor Mill man accused of killing a former prosecutor in a home invasion will not be allowed to change his plea to guilty just yet. Shannon Gilday's attorney filed a motion May 12 to enter a plea of "guilty but ment...

 2022-05-17 00:28 

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Finneytown High School students honor victims of 1979 tragedy at The Who concert...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Some ears are still ringing, and hearts swelling, over the return of The Who to Cincinnati Sunday night. The concert was the band's first appearance in the city since 1979, when 11 young people were killed in the large crowd at Riv...

 2022-05-16 23:55 

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Russian troops retreating from Kharkiv, Cincinnati Sister City Partnership continues aid...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Ukrainian soldiers are pushing Russian forces out of Kharkiv, which is the country's second-largest city. It's also Cincinnati's sister city in Ukraine. The Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister Partnership is committed to helping it r...

 2022-05-16 23:50 

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Research: 30,000 COVID-related deaths in Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana were preventable...

CINCINNATI (WKRC)- The US has recorded its 1,000,000th COVID-related death. The milestone is a grim reminder that the coronavirus is still killing people every day. Many experts believe a significant amount of these deaths could be prevented. A group of r...

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