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Community tense ahead of former officer's trial

Thursday June 1st, 2017 08:57:59 AM Lisa Smith
Bishop Bobby Hilton wants people to be peaceful and said people need to talk.

Help this teen give 100 blankets to the homeless

Thursday June 1st, 2017 08:30:32 AM Paola Suro
A handmade blanket might seem like a small gesture, but the impact it has on the person who receives it can be huge.

Collapsing buildings force closure of U.S. 52

Thursday June 1st, 2017 05:36:04 AM WCPO Staff
The first building to collapse was the former Bodmer Hotel, which officials said started a ripple effects that damaged the second.

COLUMN: The secret behind Fiona's adorable smile

Thursday June 1st, 2017 01:56:15 AM Lucy May
Hippo-loving people of planet Earth, I have seen the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s adorable Fiona.

This word stumped one of Ky.'s best spellers

Thursday June 1st, 2017 02:46:29 AM Alberto Jones
A homophone mix-up knocked and a preliminary test knocked two of Tri-State's best spellers out of competition Wednesday in the 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Zoos using perfume to help animals

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 09:55:42 PM Kumasi Aaron
Zookeepers across the country are using colognes and perfumes to give animals a taste of the wild.

WATCH: Fiona explores the big hippo pool

Thursday June 1st, 2017 04:52:43 AM WCPO Staff
She was once the smallest baby Nile hippo ever born, but now she's 265 pounds of sassy, thriving superstar.

Ohio University grad to lead Cincinnati parks

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 10:15:33 PM Joe Rosemeyer
A North Carolina parks director who helped bring in $25 million in sponsorships and private partnerships is moving back to Ohio to lead Cincinnati's park system.

City repaving program hits a bump in the road

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 09:51:55 PM Briana Harper
Although the initiative is meant to keep roads in good condition, residents of Mt. Washington's Wayside Court said the recent repairs to their street have done more harm than good.

These foods could cure your headache

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 09:27:34 PM Annie Taylor
Can Diet Coke really relieve your headache?

Reds waste homers by Schebler, Votto in sweep

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 09:36:02 PM Associated Press
The Blue Jays finished a three-game sweep in a home run fest Wednesday afternoon.

When a key part of Collaborative will be back

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 11:23:04 PM Joe Rosemeyer
A system to spot racial profiling in Cincinnati's police department should be back online by January, more than a year after WCPO first uncovered a growing gap between the number of black and white drivers stopped.

House subpoenas Flynn, Cohen in Russia probe

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 10:30:19 PM CNN
The House intelligence committee has approved subpoenas for Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen and others in their investigation into Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.

Dad protests $5K fine for fatal workplace fire

Thursday June 1st, 2017 08:54:48 AM Tom McKee
A Forest Park man lashed out at a plea deal reached with the company where his son worked and died.  

Schools giving children free meals this summer

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 07:55:27 PM WCPO Staff
Free breakfast and lunch will be available at many schools and other locations until Aug. 4.

Tire shops refusing to work on 6 year old tires

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 07:37:11 PM John Matarese
John Matarese shows why a shop may refuse to repair, balance, or rotate your tires

Memorial Day: 14 deaths, 801 OVI arrests in Ohio

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 07:27:47 PM WCPO Staff
Fourteen people were killed on Ohio roadways over Memorial Day weekend, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Sky 9 video: Dennison Hotel demolition

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 06:58:46 PM WCPO Staff
The eight-story Dennison building had been built in the 1890s.

Police ID man killed in South Fairmount shooting

Thursday June 1st, 2017 12:49:22 AM WCPO Staff
A man is dead after a shooting in South Fairmount Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Can't go to Bunbury? WCPO brings 3 acts to you

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 06:11:47 PM Austin Fast
WCPO Lounge Acts is beaming three Bunbury Music Festival acts straight into your living room this weekend. Fog machine and light show not included. Don't miss Frenship, Cobi and VHS Collection live on Facebook!

Springs family gathers for one big reunion

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 06:55:01 PM
The Springs family, with two professional boxers and an NFL player among its ranks of more than 1,000 members living in Greater Cincinnati, will hold a reunion June 23-25.

Comey to testify publicly about Trump

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 06:12:06 PM CNN
Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.

Just how bad is the Reds' starting pitching?

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 05:19:44 PM WCPO Staff
John Fay and Scott Kyser talk about the Reds' offense, Zack Cozart and, of course, the awful starting pitching so far this season. The podcast also includes interviews with Cozart and Asher Wojciechowski.

Flood damage? How you could get a tax break

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 04:44:19 PM WCPO Staff
People who suffered flood damage during last Wednesday's torrential rainfall could get a tax break, the Butler County auditor announced Wednesday.

Chris Stapleton postpones Riverbend appearance

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 04:30:42 PM Alberto Jones
Country singer and songwriter Chris Stapleton has postponed the next three weeks of his national tour.

L.A. home of LeBron James vandalized

Thursday June 1st, 2017 05:23:41 AM News 5 Staff
TMZ was first to report that the Los Angeles home of LeBron James was vandalized early Wednesday morning.

Ohio suing 5 drug companies over opioid sales

Thursday June 1st, 2017 04:42:12 AM Abby Anstead
Ohio's attorney general says pharmaceutical companies are creating a “human tragedy of epic proportions.”

Juror questionnaires go to heart of Tensing case

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 01:56:34 PM Greg Noble
See the 23-page questionnaire with 178 questions attorneys asked prospective jurors last week.

Trump expected to withdraw from Paris deal

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 03:28:41 PM
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, two senior US officials familiar with his plans told CNN Wednesday.

'You'll either love or despise' Cincy-shot film

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 03:02:57 PM WCPO Staff
Yorgos Lanthimos' Cincinnati-shot "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend.

How art can stitch together two neighborhoods

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 05:05:29 PM
Work started recently on a mural to make Covington pedestrians feel safe and welcome under the railroad between MainStrasse Village and Madison Avenue.

This new spring menu is sure to Please

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 11:30:57 AM
Known for its longstanding tasting menu, Over-the-Rhine restaurant Please is debuting a new a la carte menu that showcases the spring harvest.

Trumps react to Kathy Griffin photo

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 04:22:19 PM Eric Pfahler
President Donald Trump reacted harshly to a photo posted by comedian Kathy Griffin. 

One FC Cincy rivalry stands out as the biggest

Thursday June 1st, 2017 03:06:12 AM
It hasn't taken long for FC Cincinnati and Louisville City FC to be heated rivals. They square off again Wednesday.

Fay rates 9 recent Reds trades, first to worst

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 03:38:27 PM
WCPO.com's John Fay rates nine trades, from first to worst, that have shaped the Reds roster this year.

Being mean shows we care, study says

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 11:00:40 AM Austin Fast
We swear that Dorothy Zbornak from the '80s sitcom The Golden Girls did not write this scientific study to legitimize picking on her dimwitted roommate Rose Nylund.

Drugged driving trend has police adapting

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 12:48:09 PM Pat LaFleur
Recent reports show that driving while impaired on drugs has become more common than driving drunk, posing a new set of challenges for law enforcement.

Simulated patients prep nurses for real practice

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 11:17:13 AM Paola Suro
The patients treated by St. Elizabeth's newest nurses can breathe, blink, give birth and even die, but they're not alive.

Trump's use of private cellphone raises concerns

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 03:25:24 AM
President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol.

Homer propels Blue Jays to 6-4 win over Reds

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 02:37:21 AM
Kendrys Morales hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson added an upper deck drive and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Tuesday night.

Transgender student wins restroom appeal

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 01:12:35 AM
A federal appeals court says a transgender student who identifies as a male should be able to use the boys' bathroom at his Wisconsin high school.

Cameo Night Club shooting trial rescheduled

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 12:58:35 AM WCPO Staff
Cornell Beckley's trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 1.

Mt. Healthy teenager shot in the eye with BB gun

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 01:19:46 PM WCPO Staff
Isaac McKinney, 14, was walking his dog on Joseph Street when someone in a passing car shot him in the eye with a BB gun.

Community plans event for Loveland fire victims

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 04:43:47 AM T.J. Parker
Community members and city leaders are working on a benefit for victims of a massive fire in historic downtown Loveland.

CNN cuts ties with Griffin after anti-Trump pics

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 07:49:16 PM CNN
Kathy Griffin will not be back as co-host of CNN's annual New Year's Eve program, the network announced Wednesday.

5 fixes that can up your home value

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 01:30:33 PM Annie Taylor
These five moves can help earn more when it comes time to sell your house.

West Price Hill residents want paving do-over

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 10:49:22 PM Briana Harper
It was just two weeks ago when streets such as Joana Place were re-paved, but to many residents, it has been left ruined.

Princeton's Bazley headed to NBA Top 100 camp

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 08:52:38 PM Mike Dyer
The NBA is noticing Princeton's Darius Bazley and has invited the hoops star to an elite camp in June.

Kellogg's laying off 248 local employees

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 11:39:15 PM WCPO Staff
Kellogg's is laying off 248 Greater Cincinnati employees this summer as it closes a suburban distribution center.

Does A.J. Green finally have some help?

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 01:09:58 PM John Fay
The Bengals drafted heavily on offensive skill players in hopes that it will revitalize their offense.

Sheriff: Bust disrupts Cali-to-Cincy drug stream

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 09:29:02 PM WCPO Staff
A Northside man had 132 pounds of high-grade marijuana and several assault weapons in his car, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Mary Ingles Highway bridge to close June 1

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 07:18:35 PM Alberto Jones
The Mary Ingles Highway is set to be closed to traffic to undergo construction for a new bridge, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  

Pulse nightclub survivor dies in car crash

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 07:08:57 PM Associated Press
The highway patrol said in an accident report that the crash is still under investigation.

George and Amal Clooney's twins due soon

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 07:07:43 PM WCPO Staff
Clooney, 59, dropped a big hint that his wife is due soon when addressed in a video why he is unable to attend the ceremony for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity in Yerevan, Armenia.

Fiona making debut tonight at media-only event

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 10:17:34 PM WCPO Staff
Fiona's isn't making her public debut just yet -- but that moment is drawing closer and closer.

Meet the youngest speller in Bee history

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 01:21:06 PM
Edith Fuller is the youngest speller to ever make it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. She was 5 when she qualified a few months ago, and now she's 6.

Hero's last words: Tell everyone I love them

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 05:48:44 PM CNN
"Tell everyone on this train I love them." That was the final message of one of the men killed Friday after police said he confronted a man shouting racist hate speech on a commuter train. 

This antibiotic could beat even resistant germs

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 05:21:14 PM WCPO Staff
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have given new superpowers to a lifesaving antibiotic called vancomycin, an advance that could eliminate the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections for years to come. 

Redistricting measure moves closer to ballot

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 05:07:47 PM Associated Press
A proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way Ohio draws congressional districts has cleared another hurdle on its way to the state ballot.

New Duke meters in Kentucky can be read remotely

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 05:02:09 PM Associated Press
Duke Energy Kentucky has won approval to begin replacing old electric and natural gas meters with devices that can be read remotely unless the customer opts out.

Behavior therapist charged with molesting child

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 06:54:04 PM
Detectives from a sheriff's office in Florida arrested a former behavioral therapist for molestation and child abuse of a patient. 

Ohio voter roll purge going to Supreme Court

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 04:33:37 PM
Civil liberties groups had challenged the state’s program for removing thousands of people from voter rolls based on their failure to vote in recent elections.

Starting college? 9 bucket list items for summer

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 04:00:32 PM
For three short months, young adults are perched between childhood and adulthood. Here are nine suggestions for what to do in the summer before starting college.

CAPTION THIS: Brain drain

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 04:32:12 PM
Facebook addicts might have less gray matter, according to a new study

You can operate a bulldozer at Hocking Hills

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 02:17:07 PM WCPO Staff
A new attraction in southeast Ohio aims to capture the hearts of anyone who played with Tonka trucks as a kid.

Photos of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 04:24:32 PM
Nearly 300 spellers ages 6-15 are seeking the champion title as they compete in this week's 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Watch the 2017 NBA Finals games on WCPO

Thursday June 1st, 2017 05:45:47 AM WCPO Staff
Now that we know the Cavaliers are back to "Defend the Land" in the 2017 NBA Finals, we invite you to watch all the games on WCPO.

Here's what to expect at Bunbury Music Festival

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 02:00:32 PM Brian Mains
The Bunbury Music Festival will return for its sixth year to Yeatman’s Cove and Sawyer Point this weekend with new and familiar elements, according to organizer PromoWest Productions.

United Way's new $40M focus on reducing poverty

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 02:00:32 PM Lucy May
Starting next year United Way of Greater Cincinnati will distribute the vast majority of the millions it raises to local nonprofits working to help children and families in poverty.

Why did somebody shoot at KY paper's newsroom?

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 01:41:11 PM WCPO Staff
The Lexington Herald-Leader's publisher Rufus M. Friday finds the incident concerning "especially given the level of rhetoric directed at journalists recently in the United States and in Kentucky."

Yellow gold back in style, after you sold yours

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 01:58:49 PM John Matarese
John Matarese looks into the big comeback of yellow gold jewelry

Scripps National Spelling Bee: How to watch it

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 04:24:39 PM
ESPN and its family of channels will provide coverage of the Bee with hosts Kevin Negandhi, Paul Loeffler and Michele Steele beginning Wednesday, May 31.

Editorial: Ohio's heroin emergency tops them all

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 01:04:50 PM
Kasich should recognize this crisis for what it is: An emergency.

Parking in East Walnut Hills could cost you

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 12:26:07 PM Kristen Swilley
A parking battle is brewing in the up-and-coming neighborhood of East Walnut Hills, where business leaders worry that charging to park could cut into their bottom lines.

How Taylor Swift, Doug E. Fresh amped up Febreze

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 02:38:18 PM
The Possible advertising agency is up for a national Addy award for its P&G campaign, Febreze "song ads."

WH communications director Mike Dubke resigns

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 01:04:04 PM CNN
White House communications director Mike Dubke is leaving the administration, he said Tuesday, amid swirling speculation about a possible Trump staff shakeup.

Judge pauses Tensing retrial over media access

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 03:44:24 PM Marais Jacon-Duffy
A judge put Ray Tensing's retrial on hold pending an appeals court hearing over media access to the courtroom and access to jurors' names.

Experts make predictions about Tensing retrial

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 03:51:03 PM Tom McKee
What impact will a new judge have on the retrial? Is another hung jury likely? WCPO legal experts have answers.

City's old buildings are seeding a renaissance

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 11:41:20 PM Brian Mains
Cincinnati neighborhoods are enjoying a surging renaissance as community groups convert historic buildings into thriving restaurants, breweries and bars.

What's it like to be the only woman in the room?

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 02:28:41 PM Amanda Seitz
Denise Driehaus is working to make sure it doesn't take another 25 years before a woman takes on a job as  Hamilton County Commissioner again. 

Legislator calls ICE on protesters

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 12:04:06 PM CNN
A heated argument erupted between legislators at the Texas Capitol Monday afternoon, after one state representative claimed he called US Immigration and Customs Enforcement on protesters.

PD: Multi-car crash shuts down I-75 for hours

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 10:48:20 AM WCPO Staff
Northbound Interstate 75 was shut down for several hours just north of state Route 129 as police investigated a multiple-car crash at about 1:13 a.m. Tuesday.

Police arrest suspect in fatal bar shooting

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 01:17:04 AM WCPO Staff
One man is dead after multiple patrons were shot Tuesday at D and J's Nite Spot in Middletown.

Sports Vault: The Shula era was truly abysmal

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 09:07:28 AM
Cincinnati Bengals fans were optimistic when David Shula became head coach in 1992. But his tenure was a disaster, and he was fired in 1996.

Why there are fewer 'Teen Moms' in Cincy

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 03:29:03 PM Paola Suro
Health officials say the availability of quality birth control is behind the drop.

After 37 years, she's with her graduating class

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 03:45:49 PM Lisa Smith
Dohn Community High School runs Cincinnati's only 22+ Adult Program, a way for adults earn a high school diploma after they've dropped out. 

Man threatened to 'blow brains out' of suspects

Wednesday May 31st, 2017 04:34:13 AM WCPO Staff
Two teenagers were charged Tuesday in connection to a deadly Memorial Day shooting in St. Clair Township, but police weren’t the ones who found them.

Jays rout Reds 17-2

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 02:35:14 AM
Adam Duvall hit a solo home run for Cincinnati, his third homer in two games and fifth in the past five.

Police: Bullet grazes 10-year-old's head

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 03:28:25 AM Ashley Zilka
The shooting was reported on Craft Street in Winton Hills at about 8 p.m.

2 brothers share emotional WWII memories

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 10:07:31 AM Jay Warren
Howard Halcomb and his younger brother Arnold know the true meaning of Memorial Day since Howard lost friends and fellow soldiers on the World War II battlefield.

Troopers suspect impairment in fatal crash

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 10:35:50 AM WCPO Staff
Troopers believe alcohol and/or drugs were a factor in the crash, they said.

Why mayor says this memorial bell is unique

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 03:28:11 AM Ashley Zilka
Memorial Day honors members of the military who died while serving our nation. But the village of Evendale took the day to honor all veterans with a new, permanent tribute.

Soldier laid to rest 66 years after death

Monday May 29th, 2017 10:33:45 PM Briana Harper
This Memorial Day was especially important for one Cincinnati family who laid a fallen soldier to rest more than 60 years after he died.

Rival spellers enjoy picnic at the Spelling Bee

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 04:24:47 PM
How's this for a Memorial Day picnic: your face on the scoreboard at Nationals Park, a chance to hit balls where Bryce Harper practices his swing and a dance party with George Washington and his good pal, Abe?

Man caught with 90 grams of cocaine, police say

Monday May 29th, 2017 11:33:55 PM WCPO Staff
Police arrested a man Monday who they said prepared cocaine, fentanyl and heroin for distribution.

Spelling Bee: Bound to be friends

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 04:24:54 PM
Adom Appiah, speller 147, and Nana Addo, speller 155, didn’t meet until they got to Washington, D.C. this week. But they were destined to be friends.

Why Children's is treating hundreds of adults

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 02:07:14 AM Kristyn Hartman
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center treats hundreds of adults, too. Here's why.

Ohio is top state in tracking prescription drugs

Monday May 29th, 2017 08:38:11 PM Associated Press
The AMA says in a recent fact sheet that Ohio processed more than 24 million queries from doctors and other health professionals through the Board of Pharmacy’s Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System.

Pickle Pops are the new summer treat

Monday May 29th, 2017 08:15:44 PM Annie Taylor
The start of summer is right around the corner and that means warm weather and air conditioning. But, the latest food trend might be the perfect way to cool you down instead of cranking up the ac. They're called Pickle Pops. The salty pop is frozen pickle juice. 

National Spelling Bee becoming easier to predict

Tuesday May 30th, 2017 04:25:01 PM Associated Press
As the bee has become increasingly difficult, spellers are less likely to come out of nowhere and hoist the trophy. 

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