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PD: Driver crashes into police cruiser near VA

Monday November 13th, 2017 04:37:33 AM WCPO Staff
A police officer was involved in a head-on Sunday night near the Cincinnati Zoo and Cincinnati VA Hospital, according to Sgt. Eric Franz.

UK student shamed for using handicapped spot

Monday November 13th, 2017 02:18:58 AM WCPO Staff
The student said she got a handicapped placard because her treatments can make her dizzy. 

PD: Person hit, killed by train in Middletown

Monday November 13th, 2017 12:04:11 AM WCPO Staff
A person was hit and killed by a train Sunday afternoon, according to Middletown police.

DACA recipient: 'We want to be able to stay'

Monday November 13th, 2017 04:50:57 AM Jake Ryle
A Xavier University student says she is so worried about being deported, she has a reminder scheduled on her phone.

Bengals lose to Titans with 36 seconds left

Sunday November 12th, 2017 09:53:38 PM
The Bengals (3-6) lost for the third time in four games despite sacking Mariota four times.

Security guard asks woman if she's in US legally

Sunday November 12th, 2017 10:03:41 PM Zac Self
People on social media are outraged after video shows a security guard questioning a mother's immigration status in a Target parking lot. 

Vontaze Burfict ejected after bumping official

Monday November 13th, 2017 08:35:18 AM Greg Noble
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected from Sunday's game against the Titans after bumping an official.

This cold snap made history across the Midwest

Sunday November 12th, 2017 06:31:21 PM Joe Rosemeyer
The Great Blue Norther of Nov. 11, 1911 dropped temperatures 60 to 70 degrees in parts of the Midwest, bringing storms and tornadoes, then blizzards.

Warning as overdoses spike in Hamilton County

Sunday November 12th, 2017 03:41:05 PM WCPO Staff
Drug overdoses spiked in Hamilton County late last week, prompting officials to issue a public health alert Sunday.

Got stuff to do? Life's Work can do it for you

Sunday November 12th, 2017 01:00:31 PM
Life's Work is a lifestyle and concierge service started by a Finneytown native specializing in helping people with busy lives get stuff done.

Will Titans put Bengal fans out of their misery?

Sunday November 12th, 2017 12:38:44 PM WCPO Staff
One team on the rise, filled with optimism. The other sinking fast, frustrated, facing imminent doom.

Brawl at Fairfield nightclub sends 6 to hospital

Monday November 13th, 2017 01:09:16 AM Jay Warren
Fairfield police are investigating a fight at El Centenario Night Club that ended up with five people being sent to the hospital.

WWII vet: 'Prayer will accomplish miracles'

Sunday November 12th, 2017 05:20:41 AM Julie O'Neill
Doolan, an World War II Air Force veteran, was flying in a BT-13 over Holland when it crashed in a field.

Dozens mourn Hamilton mother killed in crash

Sunday November 12th, 2017 05:18:48 AM Jake Ryle
Dozens mourned the loss of 18-year-old Allison Reyes during a candlelight vigil Saturday evening.

Service dog helps veteran change his life

Saturday November 11th, 2017 10:54:58 PM Mike Sacks
When United Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, PA, on Sept. 11, 2001, John Gerula was one of the first on the scene as a volunteer firefighter. The experience inspired John, still in high school, to enlist in the Marines. He shipped out to Iraq two years later, and today he bears the invisible wounds of war.

National WWI memorial finally moving forward

Saturday November 11th, 2017 10:49:37 PM Corey Rangel
Officials broke ground on a new national memorial in Washington, D.C. Thursday to honor the millions of Americans who served in World War One, 100 years after the United States got involved in the conflict.

How breakthrough may change cardiomyopathy risk

Saturday November 11th, 2017 10:14:04 PM Kumasi Aaron
Losing a child to an undiagnosed heart condition is, in so many words, heartbreaking. But doctors may be close to preventing one type of heart disease before it even starts. It's giving hope to families fighting to overcome tragedy.

What to buy on every shopping holiday

Saturday November 11th, 2017 10:07:28 PM Annie Taylor
We tell you which items are best to buy on the three major shopping holidays: Black Friday, Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.

Thousands run, walk, roll and ride to honor vets

Sunday November 12th, 2017 01:22:59 AM Tom McKee
Thousands of people ran, walked, rolled and rode in the annual DAV 5K to honor veterans and raise money for the challenges many of them face due to disability and illness.

Sites chosen for Ohio football regional finals

Sunday November 12th, 2017 12:12:39 PM Mike Dyer
The neutral site locations for the Ohio High School Athletic Association regional finals involving area football teams Nov. 17 will be officially announced Sunday.

MORTAR wins national grant for 2nd straight year

Saturday November 11th, 2017 04:30:45 PM WCPO Staff
MORTAR, the Cincinnati nonprofit that helps low-income entrepreneurs start or expand their businesses, is among 20 accelerators stretching from Brooklyn to Hawaii to win a national contest.

Scam artist's seized money goes to good use

Saturday November 11th, 2017 04:51:20 PM WCPO Staff
Greater Cincinnati's Honor Flight program will get $115,000 from the Ohio Attorney General's Office.

Kentucky State Parks offers military discounts

Saturday November 11th, 2017 02:03:12 PM Associated Press
The Kentucky State Parks system is offering lodging discounts to current and former members of the nation’s armed services.

Stem cell program gives NKY man new hope

Saturday November 11th, 2017 12:00:31 PM
Possible inclusion in a stem cell treatment gives hope to Brad Fritz, a motivational speaker from Northern Kentucky who was severely injured in a car accident in 1999.

Cincy girls soccer teams sweep every state title

Saturday November 11th, 2017 11:12:22 AM WCPO Staff
Local teams won all three state championship matches without allowing a single goal.

La Salle defense has rebounded just in time

Saturday November 11th, 2017 12:39:04 PM WCPO Staff
Let the buildup begin for next week's heavyweight bout in the Division II regional final.

Colerain eager for rematch with you-know-who

Saturday November 11th, 2017 05:32:45 PM
The Mason Comets’ defense had four straight shutouts —  then they faced Colerain.

WATCH: High school football highlights

Saturday November 11th, 2017 10:13:13 AM WCPO Staff
Join WCPO's John Popovich and Ken Broo for the best high school football highlights in town. 

Woman discovers injured man in creek

Saturday November 11th, 2017 05:33:46 AM Kristen Swilley
"He was crying, 'Please get me out of here; I can't feel my legs and I'm really upset.'"

Is CovCath best Northern Kentucky team ever?

Sunday November 12th, 2017 12:25:14 PM
There are of lot of reasons to think so, especially after what the Colonels did Friday night.

Winton Woods to face La Salle in regional final

Saturday November 11th, 2017 12:49:23 PM Mike Dyer
The La Salle football team will face the most formidable opponent of its three-year reign as state champions in the regional final.

GOP fears risk of sticking with Roy Moore

Saturday November 11th, 2017 03:25:14 AM
Moore's once-safe Senate seat has been jeopardized by allegations that he sought sex with teenage girls in his 30s. Some Republicans want him to back down -- he refuses.

Loveland girls soccer wins first state title

Saturday November 11th, 2017 10:27:47 AM Mike Dyer
The victory for the Loveland Tigers marks the first OHSAA girls soccer state championship in school history.

5-year-old stops to chat with homeless veteran

Saturday November 11th, 2017 05:36:39 AM Ashley Zilka
True Garcia is one of the youngest volunteers with Maslow's Army, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping Cincinnati's homeless.

Indian Hill claims state soccer title

Saturday November 11th, 2017 04:04:56 AM Mike Dyer
The Braves finished the season undefeated, beating Mentor Lake Catholic 2-0 in the Division II state final at MAPFRE Stadium.

Middletown clergy train to deal with shootings

Friday November 10th, 2017 11:42:42 PM Tom McKee
Police officers trained over 70 priests and clergy Friday on how to respond in the event of a mass shooting.

Indiana alcohol lobbyists agree on Sunday sales

Saturday November 11th, 2017 12:55:51 AM
Two powerful groups whose past disagreements have blocked attempts to legalize carryout Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana say they have reached an agreement.

Fay: Are these Bearcats Cronin's best yet?

Friday November 10th, 2017 11:54:02 PM John Fay
UC was sloppy in its season opener, but the team's abundance of talent was evident.

Kasich: GOP shouldn't support Roy Moore

Friday November 10th, 2017 09:00:04 PM Associated Press
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor make Roy Moore unfit to serve and he should leave the race for Senate in Alabama.

Deck the halls with this Fiona ornament

Friday November 10th, 2017 09:02:51 PM WCPO Staff
Fiona fans: You’ll want to add this to your Christmas list.

School board fires Anderson HS contractor

Friday November 10th, 2017 09:32:06 PM Briana Harper
In the midst of the changes, officials said the 2019 completion date for the construction is set to remain the same.

Summit wins DIII girls soccer state title

Saturday November 11th, 2017 04:03:37 AM Mike Dyer
The Summit Country Day girls’ soccer team is the Division III state champion.

Could this tax pay for FC Cincy stadium?

Saturday November 11th, 2017 05:57:35 AM Amanda Seitz
Could a ticket tax raise the $100 million FC Cincinnati says it needs to build a $250 million stadium and earn a spot in Major League Soccer? 

Selling kids clothing? Beware these scams

Sunday November 12th, 2017 12:24:04 AM John Matarese
Trying to sell unneeded kids clothing? John Matarese shows how scammers will target you

WWII veteran earns French Legion of Honour medal

Friday November 10th, 2017 06:03:29 PM Ally Kraemer
Brad Wenstrup, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, bestowed the French Legion of Honour Medal upon World War II veteran Frank Buschmeier on Friday.

Film documents Cincinnati's version of Schindler

Friday November 10th, 2017 07:05:54 PM Brent Coleman
"Rescue in the Philippines" shows how a Cincinnati family saved Jewish lives in World War II.

Spiders still causing problems in Toyotas

Friday November 10th, 2017 05:52:00 PM John Matarese
Four years after Toyota recalled 800,000 cars for an issue with spiders, some owners claim newer cars are still having spider problems.

Couple dies of overdose, infant found in home

Friday November 10th, 2017 05:52:08 PM Drew Scofield
A 3-month-old child was found alive this week in an Ohio apartment with her parents who had died from an apparent drug overdose.

New website tells stories of our black community

Friday November 10th, 2017 02:15:35 PM WCPO Staff
The goal of this project is to give members of our African-American community an opportunity to share and preserve their unfiltered, personal stories of heritage in their own voices.

WHAT YOU SAID: What City Hall should focus on

Friday November 10th, 2017 12:25:44 PM
A new Cincinnati City Council will take office in January.

See what MND is doing for these fallen WWII vets

Saturday November 11th, 2017 11:46:57 AM
Mount Notre Dame students have made it their mission to research and preserve information about local veterans lost in Anzio, Italy in World War II.

James 'obviously' interested in buying Cavs

Friday November 10th, 2017 12:19:40 PM Bretton Keenan
This lines up with another interview James had with Lloyd back in May when he said, "I will own a team someday. That's my next thing."

Newport to FC Cincinnati: Don't count us out

Friday November 10th, 2017 02:06:52 PM Tom McKee
While most talk about a new soccer stadium is centering on Oakley, people in Newport are saying, Hey, wait a minute, what about us?

Jump-start the holiday season at Downtown market

Friday November 10th, 2017 11:03:03 AM Ally Kraemer
This year's Holiday Market will feature nearly 400 exhibitors with selections of home decor, specialty clothing, personal accoutrements and more. 

Could pot farm crop up in your neighborhood?

Saturday November 11th, 2017 02:51:04 PM Lisa Bernard-Kuhn
Earlier this month, Ohio announced the names of the first 11 businesses that have won the right to grow medical marijuana. 

Police ID 3 shot dead in South Cumminsville home

Friday November 10th, 2017 11:36:25 PM Timyka Artist
Three people have been found shot dead in their South Cumminsville residence at the corner of Cass Avenue and Powers Street, police said.

Home Tour: Living here, one's always on vacation

Friday November 10th, 2017 10:00:31 AM
Home Tour: Moving from California, Guy Wolf and Jane Misiewicz were transfixed by the wall of windows and wooded view of their Anderson Township mid-century modern house.

Cincy company wants to hire 3,000 veterans

Friday November 10th, 2017 11:37:22 AM Lisa Smith
New numbers indicate unemployment is down among former service members. 

Why would a millennial become a priest?

Friday November 10th, 2017 02:44:09 PM Kristen Swilley
After decades of watching its classes of postulants grow older and smaller, the Catholic Church is experiencing a surprising and welcome change: More young men are joining the priesthood.

Kentucky teacher pension plan would cost $4.4B

Friday November 10th, 2017 01:39:58 AM
Gov. Matt Bevin’s plan to overhaul the retirement system for public school teachers would cost taxpayers an extra $4.4 billion over the next 20 years, according to a new analysis.

Text from arson, murder: Babydoll, done with job

Friday November 10th, 2017 01:45:40 AM
A text message allegedly sent by the Kentucky man charged with arson and murder in a fire that killed a Hamilton firefighter was shown in court Thursday. 

Man sentenced for sexual abuse of 13-year-old

Friday November 10th, 2017 01:21:09 AM WCPO Staff
The 61-year-old met the juvenile through the app Grindr, according to the prosecutor.

Walmart.com prices may be higher than in-store

Sunday November 12th, 2017 12:24:28 AM John Matarese
A Walmart shopper claims the chain has quietly raised some online prices. John Matarese looks into why

Dry Ridge plans change in EMS funding

Friday November 10th, 2017 12:38:23 AM Jake Ryle
The roughly $900,000 cost of running Dry Ridge emergency medical service fell solely on the city's taxpayers.

You can help police save heart attack victims

Friday November 10th, 2017 12:01:08 AM Briana Harper
When Indiana State Police respond to heart attack calls, minutes matter -- but only if lifesaving equipment is within reach.

New councilmembers support added bus service

Friday November 10th, 2017 12:32:13 AM Ryan Houston
The three new Cincinnati councilmembers-elect discussed their priorities when they join the city council.

Can Lauren Hill fundraising regain momentum?

Thursday November 9th, 2017 10:42:04 PM
The Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic returns for a third year on Saturday.

Are there ways to be less visible to cameras?

Friday November 10th, 2017 01:49:45 PM Jace Larson
New technology hitting the market can hide a person's face from some of the 75 cameras on average that view a person in a given day.

5 women accuse Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct

Thursday November 9th, 2017 09:58:10 PM
Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of sexual misconduct toward several women, including masturbating in front of them to their horror and embarrassment.

Adam Jones 'almost killed' by power lines

Friday November 10th, 2017 11:38:24 AM WCPO Staff
Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was among the commuters who found themselves stuck in traffic on I-275 after Duke Energy power lines fell across the interstate Thursday afternoon. 

Louis C.K. accused of sexual misconduct

Thursday November 9th, 2017 09:59:11 PM
A New York Times report claims the comedian attempted to masturbate in front of at least five women against their will.

Gun control across the border, in Canada

Thursday November 9th, 2017 08:43:05 PM Ross Jones
In proximity, the United States and Canada couldn't be closer.  But when it comes to gun control, the two countries couldn't be further apart. 

Schools, buildings designed to thwart shooters

Friday November 10th, 2017 05:02:46 PM Jace Larson
After 20 children and six adults died at Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly five years ago, the district promised to rebuild a school that looked nothing like the one where a shooter went on a rampage and the district promised the new school would be the most secure one in the country.

Is Deters to blame in killer's resentencing?

Thursday November 9th, 2017 08:13:17 PM Maxim Alter
A serial killer could get off death row because of the prosecutor's statement during closing arguments.

Inside the mind of a mass shooter

Thursday November 9th, 2017 07:35:51 PM Patrick Terpstra
As we struggle to find answers and to come to terms with the reality of mass shootings, one of the key questions is, why? What drives some people to carry out unthinkable attacks? 

$20K reward for info in Brittany Stykes' death

Friday November 10th, 2017 05:27:15 AM WCPO Staff
The reward for information leading to a conviction in the death of Brittany Stykes now stands at $20,000, thanks to a pair of anonymous donors.

Walmart releases Black Friday 2017 ad

Friday November 10th, 2017 01:11:07 AM John Matarese
Walmart is having the biggest Black Friday 2017 sale of all. John Matarese has the highlights.

The facts on mass shootings in the United States

Thursday November 9th, 2017 07:22:32 PM
PolitiFact has worked for years to research gun violence, mental health, how much firearms should be regulated and what’s driving the prevalence of mass shootings to help explain talking points used by all sides of the debate.

What about the mass shootings that don't happen?

Thursday November 9th, 2017 07:11:25 PM Annie Taylor
You hear about mass shootings happening across the nation, but what you rarely hear about are the ones that didn’t happen.

Columbine survivor: We can stop mass shootings

Thursday November 9th, 2017 07:08:44 PM Chris Welch
Despite a rise in mass shootings, one Columbine survivor holds out hope that America can curb the terrible phenomenon.

Is mental illness the cause of mass shootings?

Friday November 10th, 2017 05:03:45 PM
Politicians have linked mental illness and mass shootings again, and again, and again. 

Rhinegeist honoring veterans with new beer

Thursday November 9th, 2017 06:49:03 PM Libby Cunningham
Rhinegeist Brewery is supporting veterans with its latest brew.   

New Hyde Park BBQ joint set to open Friday

Thursday November 9th, 2017 07:11:43 PM Brian Mains
After more than a year of hard work and several setbacks, the Bourbon SmokeHouse in Hyde Park will host its grand opening on Friday.

PD: Clerk of Courts gave out confidential info

Friday November 10th, 2017 12:24:27 AM Evan Millward
A 22-year employee with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts faces two felony charges related to a drug investigation and leaking official information.

NKU selects new president after 8-month search

Thursday November 9th, 2017 03:54:25 PM WCPO Staff
“The momentum at NKU right now is truly amazing. It’s what first caught my attention, and I continue to be impressed the more people I meet," said Ashish Vaidya, NKU's incoming president. 

Are problem cops patrolling your neighborhood?

Sunday November 12th, 2017 12:28:36 PM Craig Cheatham
WCPO's database summarizes more than 2,600 disciplinary actions by 39 local police departments.

Is urine screening forcing up healthcare costs?

Thursday November 9th, 2017 03:35:34 PM WCPO Staff
Processing all those urine samples has become a lucrative business, as Kaiser Health News and the Mayo Clinic researchers report spending quadrupled from 2011 to 2014 to about $8.5 billion yearly. 

Did Trump environment pick tell the truth?

Thursday November 9th, 2017 11:36:41 PM Mark Greenblatt
Kathleen Hartnett White, President Trump's top pick for a key White House post advising him on environmental and energy policies, gave a response Wednesday at a Senate nomination hearing that raises questions about the truthfulness of her testimony.

Broo View: Bengals chose sizzle over steak

Thursday November 9th, 2017 03:29:07 PM Ken Broo
The Bengals are finding out what happens when a team neglects its offensive line in favor of skill players.

This basic Britney Spears painting sold for $10K

Thursday November 9th, 2017 02:21:33 PM WCPO Staff
While painting may not be her strong suit, Britney Spears sold her floral creation for $10,000 to benefit victims of last month's Las Vegas shooting.

PD apologizes for misleading fentanyl warning

Friday November 10th, 2017 01:17:34 PM
A police department in Arkansas has apologized for sharing a misleading warning about the danger of opioids on its Facebook page.

Deters: Public defender derailed Kirkland case

Thursday November 9th, 2017 08:28:32 PM Tom McKee
Prosecutor Joe Deters says interference by an Ohio Public Defender forced serial killer Anthony Kirkland's attorneys to quit his resentencing case.

How the Visionarium can enrich Oakley

Sunday November 12th, 2017 12:33:41 PM
Visionaries + Voices finds new home for artists and education in Oakley.

What will Yvette Simpson do now?

Thursday November 9th, 2017 01:06:37 PM Tom McKee
The 39-year-old, two-term City Council member has no plans to ride off into the sunset.

Morrow Police warn of human trafficking dangers

Friday November 10th, 2017 12:51:06 PM Timyka Artist
Morrow Police warned about human trafficking this week on Facebook after a customer claims to have seen a suspicious encounter Sunday at the JCPenney store on Fields Ertel Road.

Kevin Spacey booted from Ridley Scott film

Thursday November 9th, 2017 01:44:37 PM
Actor Kevin Spacey, who is facing mounting allegations of sexual harassment and assault, will no longer appear in Ridley Scott's forthcoming drama, "All the Money in the World," two sources close to the film confirm to CNN.

Massachusetts bans bump stocks

Thursday November 9th, 2017 01:49:44 PM
Massachusetts is the first state since the deadly shooting in Las Vegas last month to ban bump stocks, the gun accessory the shooter used to increase his rate of fire.

Employee: 'Whistleblower' made lewd comments

Thursday November 9th, 2017 02:04:03 PM Joe Rosemeyer
An ex-supervisor suing Cincy made sexist and racist comments in the workplace, according to one of his employees. 

Vault: First black mayor tried to bridge races

Thursday November 9th, 2017 09:50:49 AM Greg Noble
When Theodore M. Berry died in 2000, he was praised as a “giant,” a “peacemaker,”  a “folk hero,” an “inspiration.”

Why don't more people vote?

Thursday November 9th, 2017 12:24:24 PM Lisa Smith
Less than one-third of Cincinnati voters went to the polls to elect a mayor and council Tuesday. 

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