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Report: Bengals players want Colin Kaepernick

Monday September 18th, 2017 02:55:29 AM WCPO Staff
According to PFT, some of the team thinks "the Bengals should go off the board and consider bringing in Colin Kaepernick.”

PD: Madeira shooting suspects armed, dangerous

Monday September 18th, 2017 04:12:53 AM Jake Ryle
Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a shooting at a Madeira apartment complex.

Homers push Reds to 5-2 win over Pirates

Sunday September 17th, 2017 09:50:14 PM Associated Press
The Reds completed their second three-game sweep of the slumping Pirates this season with a 5-2 win.

Crews dismantling Fire Ball at Ohio State Fair

Sunday September 17th, 2017 06:41:20 PM Associated Press
Crews have begun dismantling the thrill ride involved in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair.

Mailbox libraries a fun page for neighborhoods

Sunday September 17th, 2017 04:00:05 PM
Little Free Libraries offer a good read, and a sense of community, to neighborhoods from Deerfield Township to Over-the-Rhine.

4 US tourists attacked with acid in France

Sunday September 17th, 2017 04:16:02 PM
Four young female U.S. tourists were attacked with acid Sunday in the French city of Marseille by a woman who has been arrested, the Marseille prosecutor’s office said.

Beauty from tragedy: Garden to honor officer

Sunday September 17th, 2017 10:00:05 AM
Nonprofit Sidestreams Foundation Inc. plans a memorial garden in Madisonville to honor fallen Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim, who was shot and killed in 2015.

Suicide among veterans highest in western US

Sunday September 17th, 2017 12:29:26 AM
The figures released Friday are the first-ever Department of Veterans Affairs data on suicide by state.

Romano pitches Reds to 2-1 victory over Pirates

Sunday September 17th, 2017 12:03:08 AM Associated Press
Romano pitched a career-high eight shutout innings, Jesse Winker homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Saturday.

Fay: Could pitching phenom join Reds in 2020?

Sunday September 17th, 2017 12:21:42 PM John Fay
The kid with the $7 million arm visited Great American Ball Park for the first time Saturday.

Volunteer firefighter suspended over racist post

Saturday September 16th, 2017 07:23:00 PM
A volunteer Franklin Township firefighter has been indefinitely suspended after he was accused of posting a racially charged comment on Facebook.

Why nobody bought Johnny Depp's horse farm

Saturday September 16th, 2017 06:23:55 PM Associated Press
Johnny Depp’s Kentucky horse farm has failed to sell at auction after bidding was too low.

Dyer's 9 takeaways from Friday night

Saturday September 16th, 2017 10:59:36 PM Mike Dyer
The big one: Anderson football is back.

Funeral Saturday for Ohio sailor killed in crash

Saturday September 16th, 2017 03:30:34 PM Associated Press
One of the 10 U.S. Navy sailors killed after the USS John McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore will be remembered at funeral near his hometown in Ohio.

Cincinnati tackles climate change head-on

Saturday September 16th, 2017 02:00:05 PM
From a children's art show in City Hall to candidates proclaiming they're the most environmentally friendly, Cincinnati is becoming a markedly "greener" city.

Deputy: 2 arrested in South Lebanon homicide

Sunday September 17th, 2017 04:23:59 AM Jaclyn DeAugustino
Deputies arrested two people in connection to a homicide in South Lebanon. 

Are you spending too much on hair weaves?

Saturday September 16th, 2017 11:00:05 AM
Ricardo “Rico” Grant has created CrownMob, a platform where customers can compare prices and styles for hair weaves and extensions, and can book appointments with ethnic hair stylists.

FC Cincy tries to keep head above playoff cutoff

Saturday September 16th, 2017 10:00:05 AM
FC Cincinnati's final regular-season home game on Saturday has huge playoff implications.

La Salle gives up first TD but still gets W

Saturday September 16th, 2017 01:51:26 PM
The La Salle defense gave up its first touchdown of the season but the Lancers still won their fourth straight game, 28-14, over Scott County (Ky.) Friday night.

No stopping CovCath's A.J. Mayer & Co.

Saturday September 16th, 2017 07:47:06 AM
Beechwood and CovCath came into the neighborhood rivalry undefeated, but the Colonels dominated.  

WATCH: High school football highlights

Saturday September 16th, 2017 05:18:04 AM WCPO Staff
Watch the best high school football highlights from both sides of the river.

Still no charity money from Trump inaugural fund

Saturday September 16th, 2017 04:27:38 AM
Trump's inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million, promising to donate leftovers to charity. None of that money has materialized.

Colerain blows out Sycamore 42-0

Saturday September 16th, 2017 08:09:50 AM
Ivan Pace Jr. was the star in Colerain's 42-0 blowout win over the Sycamore Aviators on Friday, finding the end zone four times.

Reds hit 4 homers to back Bailey's fine start

Saturday September 16th, 2017 04:57:15 AM Associated Press
Zack Cozart hit two homers and Homer Bailey got his first win in a month.

Volpenhein, 4-0 Anderson erasing memory of 1-9

Saturday September 16th, 2017 07:43:58 AM Mike Dyer
Anderson senior quarterback Jay Volpenhein admits he's having the time of his life.

UK threat level upped to critical after bombing

Saturday September 16th, 2017 02:01:15 AM
A homemade bomb planted in a subway car prompted authorities to raise Britain's terrorism threat level to "critical," meaning another attack may be imminent.

MidPoint Music Fest drops outdoor stage

Friday September 15th, 2017 11:35:16 PM Brian Mains
MidPoint Music Festival organizers announced Friday that they have canceled the outdoor stage for the festival, scheduled to take place Sept. 23-24.

Mother diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy

Friday September 15th, 2017 11:39:33 PM Kristyn Hartman
Whitney Hoffer was never scared by her cancer diagnosis, but many other people would have been.

Sessions can't deny money for sanctuary cities

Friday September 15th, 2017 09:58:03 PM
Attorney General Jeff Sessions can't follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities.

Behind the scenes at 'Pickler & Ben'

Saturday September 16th, 2017 03:20:04 PM Annie Taylor
A new and exciting talk show is coming to daytime TV Monday and it stars country singer Kellie Pickler and Emmy Award winning reporter Ben Aaron.

Confederate group to rally Saturday

Friday September 15th, 2017 09:47:41 PM Chris Welch
As the debate rages nationwide over what to do over a plethora of Confederate monuments, new concern is mounting over a Confederate rally planned for Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday.

Superintendent: Student brought knives to school

Friday September 15th, 2017 09:26:12 PM WCPO Staff
Police arrested a Lebanon High School student who officials said brought multiple knives to school Friday.

Man indicted man in fatal Covington shooting

Friday September 15th, 2017 09:16:36 PM WCPO Staff
Marquil Jermontae Brooks, 23, is facing a charge of second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Kelly Cocagne Aug. 14.

Women's recovery home to open in East Price Hill

Saturday September 16th, 2017 12:12:50 AM Tom McKee
For women recovering from heroin addiction, the House of Freedom and Miracles is a symbol of home and hope.

New Marburg bridge reopens Saturday

Sunday September 17th, 2017 01:27:13 AM Pat LaFleur
The bridge connected two of the East Side's most popular neighborhoods, and its decline led to a closure of the busy corridor between them.

Charlottesville beating suspect to be extradited

Saturday September 16th, 2017 09:12:43 AM WCPO Staff
A former Mason resident charged in the beating of a black man during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, waived extradition Friday.

Fay: There are no quick fixes to Bengals' issues

Friday September 15th, 2017 08:24:43 PM John Fay
The Bengals have fired their offensive coordinator, but more will need to be done to fix the offense.

Oxford first responders prepare for big weekend

Friday September 15th, 2017 11:19:32 PM Ashley Zilka
Last school year, both the police and fire departments saw record numbers for alcohol-related calls.

Streetcar to increase service for Oktoberfest

Friday September 15th, 2017 08:13:22 PM Pat LaFleur
In 2016, the streetcar had to add extra vehicles to its service during Oktoberfest, seeing roughly 29,000 rides. This year, they're prepping for the same.

Kentucky prosecutors warn about budget cuts

Friday September 15th, 2017 11:38:45 PM
Kentucky prosecutors say the state’s criminal justice system will effectively shut down if they are not exempted from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed budget cuts.

Oktoberfest on a budget: How to enjoy it for $25

Saturday September 16th, 2017 01:53:39 PM John Matarese
John Matarese shows how to enjoy Cincinnati's Oktoberfest for less.

Bengals fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese

Friday September 15th, 2017 07:25:58 PM Marais Jacon-Duffy
After two regular season games without a touchdown, the Bengals are expected to fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, NFL.com Ian Rapoport tweeted Friday.

Dayton PD awarded heat alarm system for K-9

Friday September 15th, 2017 06:07:49 PM WCPO Staff
A national organization donated a heat alarm system to Dayton Police Department’s K-9, Tesa.

How much pop do you drink each week?

Friday September 15th, 2017 05:03:19 PM WCPO Staff
Studies show that guzzling just one sugary drink per day can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, but that hasn't kept Tri-Staters away from their pop.

Indiana's unemployment rate up to 3.5 percent

Friday September 15th, 2017 04:37:33 PM Associated Press
The state says Indiana’s unemployment rate rose to 3.5 percent in August and was below the national rate of 4.4 percent last month.

Miami looks to make UC rivalry great again

Saturday September 16th, 2017 06:32:04 PM
Miami's improvement last year has given the Redhawks hope they can make their rivalry with Cincinnati strong again.

Suit alleges Google pays women less than men

Friday September 15th, 2017 03:16:53 PM WCPO Staff
Google pays women less than men who are doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit.

Here's what you said about DACA

Friday September 15th, 2017 03:03:57 PM David Holthaus
We asked you what Congress should do about DACA. You told us.

Apartment tenants sue HUD for forcing them out

Friday September 15th, 2017 03:23:17 PM Paula Christian
Residents of a Walnut Hills apartment complex that has a long history of neglect filed a federal lawsuit against HUD.

Sharp Columbia Parkway curve closed this weekend

Friday September 15th, 2017 02:40:01 PM WCPO Staff
The sharply curved quarter-mile stretch of Columbia Parkway just east of Columbia-Tusculum will be closed from 7 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday.

We want to share your views with Cincinnati

Friday September 15th, 2017 02:00:05 PM Mike Canan
9 On Your Side news director, Chip Mahaney, and our managing editor of opinion and engagement, Dave Holthaus, have each worked to create new features that aim to bring people’s views to the forefront.

Diverse team tests new Nikon camera but no women

Friday September 15th, 2017 01:15:55 PM WCPO Staff
Japanese camera-maker Nikon has assembled a diverse team of professional photographers from around the globe to test its new D850 camera that somehow doesn't include a single woman.

Taft's Brewpourium serves pizza, new craft beers

Friday September 15th, 2017 12:00:05 PM Brian Mains
Taft's Brewing Co. will host a day-long grand opening celebration Saturday at its new Brewpourium taproom, a pizza and production facility.

On Macy's, loyalty and Dan's new shoes

Friday September 15th, 2017 12:00:05 PM Dan Monk
Macy's launches a new loyalty program next month.

WATCH: Our Ben-Gal learns an Aiken High cheer

Friday September 15th, 2017 10:52:00 PM Jaclyn DeAugustino
Traffic Reporter (and Ben-Gal cheerleader) Jaclyn DeAugustino got to visit the Aiken High School cheerleaders before their big game versus Taft High School Friday night.

CovCath-Beechwood features battle of No. 1s

Friday September 15th, 2017 11:00:05 AM
It's a battle of state No. 1s this week when CovCath visits Beechwood. The crosstown rivalry highlights nine Week 5 high school football storylines in Northern Kentucky.

Where to get Holtman's apple fritter cider

Friday September 15th, 2017 10:43:24 AM Austin Fast
Holtman's Donut Shop just celebrated last weekend's opening of its West Chester Township location, and now the legendary pastry-maker is breaking ground on a boozy new collaboration. 

How a 15K person scavenger hunt began in NKY

Friday September 15th, 2017 11:05:17 AM
Rock-painting group creates big following with scavenger-hunt like activities.

Clifton Market power struggle is taking a toll

Friday September 15th, 2017 10:00:05 AM
A struggle over the makeup of the Clifton Market co-op board is threatening the very existence of the neighborhood grocery store.

PD: Elderly driver dies, teen injured in crash

Friday September 15th, 2017 09:46:00 AM WCPO Staff
An 89-year-old driver is dead after experiencing a medical emergency and crashing into a 17-year-old's car on Bartels Road in front of Turpin High School.

Manhunt on after London subway explosion

Friday September 15th, 2017 08:25:19 PM CNN
A major manhunt is under way after an improvised explosive device exploded on a London Underground train, injuring 29 people in what police have called a terrorist incident.

Are we nearing light at end of Lytle closure?

Friday September 15th, 2017 09:00:05 AM Pat LaFleur
A more than two-year project -- which included the year-plus closure of a busy connection from Interstate 71 to Downtown -- is about to come to an end.

Home Tour: A 1959 Wyoming prefab is reborn

Friday September 15th, 2017 09:00:05 AM
Bill and Marion Cooley's Wyoming home looks almost nothing like the prefab Pease house they built in 1959 thanks to Marion's creativity and two talented architects.

NKU hosting symposium in teacher diversity

Friday September 15th, 2017 11:02:17 AM Lisa Smith
A recent Johns Hopkins study found black students had higher graduation rates and were more likely to consider college when they had one black teacher between third and fifth grades

Snow leopards not endangered, still 'vulnerable'

Friday September 15th, 2017 05:19:56 AM
It's good news, but the animals still face serious challenges including poaching and loss of prey in their high Himalayan habitat.

Fay: 9 takeaways from Bengals' loss to Texans

Friday September 15th, 2017 10:23:52 AM John Fay
The offensive ineptitude continued in a 13-9 loss to the Houston Texans, leaving the Bengals 0-2 for the first time since 2008.

Cincy and Texas fans unite for hurricane victims

Friday September 15th, 2017 04:42:27 AM Evan Millward
Fans of both teams gave to the American Red Cross volunteers stationed outside Paul Brown Stadium Thursday night.

More fatal ODs so far this year than all 2016

Friday September 15th, 2017 05:04:12 AM Briana Harper
So far in 2017, there have been 122 fatal overdoses, compared to 107 during all of 2016. 

Woman hurt in accident gets new, accessible home

Friday September 15th, 2017 10:17:14 PM WCPO Staff
Valerie McNamara's life changed forever when she was struck by falling bricks, and her old home became difficult to live in as a wheelchair user.

Judge responds to heroin question on Facebook

Thursday September 14th, 2017 09:52:12 PM Jay Warren
A Middletown resident probably wasn't expecting a response from the judge herself when he asked a question about heroin sentencing on Facebook.

Distracted drivers near schools

Thursday September 14th, 2017 09:21:42 PM
The roads around your child's or grandchild's school may not be as safe as you think.

Cards best Reds in rookie pitcher matchup

Thursday September 14th, 2017 09:57:53 PM Associated Press
Amir Garrett couldn't match up to Luke Weaver in a clash of rookie pitchers Thursday afternoon.

Herbstreit defends tweet on Fairfield's Carman

Thursday September 14th, 2017 08:44:30 PM Mike Dyer
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit defended his tweets Thursday afternoon regarding two five-star recruits including Fairfield senior offensive tackle Jack Carman who tweeted about Ohio State’s quarterback situation within the past week.

Was Herbstreit fair to call out Fairfield star?

Thursday September 14th, 2017 08:41:20 PM Mike Dyer
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit took a shot at a local high school star on Twitter.

How did your school perform on state report card

Thursday September 14th, 2017 08:02:02 PM WCPO Staff
The Ohio Department of Education released annual state report cards Thursday.

16 Lots Brewing Co. hosts grand opening in Mason

Friday September 15th, 2017 10:04:42 PM WCPO Staff
Mason’s first craft brewery will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday.

Ex-judge indicted on 8 more felony charges

Thursday September 14th, 2017 08:08:13 PM WCPO Staff
Former Campbell County judge Tim Nolan is facing 28 felony counts including rape and human trafficking.

Bevin floats prospect of appointing A.G.

Thursday September 14th, 2017 07:02:19 PM Associated Press

Male silverback gorilla moves to Cincinnati Zoo

Thursday September 14th, 2017 09:46:13 PM WCPO Staff
There's a new male silverback gorilla in town.

Bengals vs. Texans: Time to hit the sack

Thursday September 14th, 2017 04:45:12 PM Associated Press
It's fair to wonder if there will be more sacks than points in Thursday night's game between the Bengals and Texans.

Kroger's first restaurant will look like this

Thursday September 14th, 2017 08:01:26 PM WCPO Staff
Kroger's first sit-down lunch, dinner and weekend brunch restaurant Kitchen 1883, isn't scheduled to open until late October. 

Pro tips: Best local spots for best nature shots

Thursday September 14th, 2017 07:27:54 PM Emily Maxwell
Wildlife photographer Jordan West hopes his photography inspires others to explore their own backyards and neighborhood parks.

Simmer down, fall! Here's why it's been so cool

Thursday September 14th, 2017 02:37:15 PM Jennifer Ketchmark
Cool temperatures have dominated the first part of September, but when will heat finally return? Or is it too late?

PD: Man dies in South Fairmount shooting

Thursday September 14th, 2017 02:17:33 PM WCPO Staff
A man died days after a suspect shot him in South Fairmount, Cincinnati police said Thursday.

Prosecutors want Doug Evans to face a jury

Thursday September 14th, 2017 11:36:38 PM Paula Christian
CINCINNATI -- Federal prosecutors fired back against attorneys for Doug Evans, saying fraud charges should not be dropped against this well-known East Side landscaping company owner.

Commissioner: Return inmates from Butler County

Thursday September 14th, 2017 09:35:28 PM Amanda Seitz
Hamilton County taxpayers are spending as much as $3,300 a day to send inmates to Butler County’s jail to relieve overcrowded, unsafe conditions because Sheriff Jim Neil says he has nowhere else to put the inmates.  

Ohio dominates this list of top cities for jobs

Thursday September 14th, 2017 12:48:56 PM Austin Fast
The Cincinnati metro area climbed from 2016's 23rd place to eighth best with nearly 80,000 job opportunities reported in Glassdoor's annual ranking of best cities for jobs.

Rivertown closes Lockland site to regroup

Thursday September 14th, 2017 01:28:15 PM
Rivertown brewery has temporarily closed its Lockland operation to renovate and rethink its present operation in that location.

‘An epic experience' swimming the Ohio River

Thursday September 14th, 2017 10:15:12 PM
Swimming across the Ohio River and back is a unique thrill for the more than 1,300 who have participated. This year, the event will remember Bill Keating Jr., who loved the water and the event. 

Covington making plans for converting IRS site

Thursday September 14th, 2017 11:36:51 PM
Covington is already trying to decide what to do with 23 acres of land once the IRS building on Fourth Street closes down in 2019.

How an app may improve the 911 response

Sunday September 17th, 2017 11:06:01 AM
An app to improve upon 911 services is the aim of a startup in Clermont County headed by co-founder Scott Boots.

Vault: Browning practically perfect in every way

Thursday September 14th, 2017 08:31:17 AM Greg Noble
Tom Browning is known here as Mr. Perfect, but another nickname could be Mr. Playful. Or Mr. Unpredictable.  Or you could borrow a phrase from "Mary Poppins."

Mahle helps Reds to 6-0 win over Cardinals

Thursday September 14th, 2017 04:52:58 AM
Rookie Tyler Mahle threw five innings, Eugenio Suarez hit a grand slam and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0 on Wednesday night.

Democrats, Trump reach deal on young immigrants

Thursday September 14th, 2017 03:54:13 AM
The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation.

Northsiders won't let drivers ignore them

Thursday September 14th, 2017 04:17:24 PM Ashley Zilka
"I have had customers almost hit just trying to come here for a class, walking right in the crosswalk because no one pays attention," Sarah Fisher said.

Harvey and Irma recovery could cost billions

Thursday September 14th, 2017 01:25:55 AM Kumasi Aaron
Tuesday night, it was a who's who of A-list celebrities, all taking part in the Hand in Hand benefit to help people impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In total, the even raised more than 44 million dollars, but it may take much more to help victims fully recover.

Student killed confronting high school shooter

Thursday September 14th, 2017 12:15:15 AM
A student who opened fire in a hallway at a Washington state high school killed a classmate who tried to stop him.

Here's a ticket that won't ruin your day

Thursday September 14th, 2017 01:09:03 AM WCPO Staff
Getting cited by the police doesn't always have to be a bad thing in Pierce Township. 

Fort Thomas schools collect supplies for Houston

Wednesday September 13th, 2017 11:26:28 PM Ryan Houston
Fort Thomas Independent Schools are collecting school supplies for hurricane survivors in Texas.

Hurricane evacuee penalized for dirty rental car

Friday September 15th, 2017 07:03:41 PM John Matarese
John Matarese has a warning to anyone who travels with pets

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