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N Korean missiles can now strike Cincinnati/NKY
North Korea has just tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears capable of striking cities on the East Coast of the mainland US.


Driver of high speed chase near NKU charged

Two people were arrested after a high speed chase on the edge of Northern Kentucky University's campus Friday afternoon. According to police, around noon Highland Heights officers were notified of a pursuit that started in Hamilton County.

Highland Heights


Creek water floods Pioneer Park once again

Pioneer Park was closed again yesterday because of high water. With all the rain, that's been happening a lot. This photo posted by Sarah Walters on July 6th is similar to the scene at the park on Friday.

Independence


Cincinnati Music Festival: Here's where to party

This year's Cincinnati Music Festival runs Thursday through Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, and there are multiple related events before and after the concerts.

Downtown


Selling award winner honey for a long time

Tom Bays has been selling honey at the Independence Farmers' Market since it first opened in 2008. "He is a retiree from Ford where he worked for 24 years. For the last 20 years Mr. Bays has been processing clover honey from his home in Independence," notes a Farmers' Market post on Facebook.

Independence


TV show puts Boone County murder back in spotlight

A Northern Kentucky murder case has been thrust back into the spotlight after some shocking new developments.

Boone County


Vikings' coach unplugs in Northern Kentucky
Dusk is descending on northern Kentucky but the bass are not biting and Mike Zimmer is annoyed. He casts another line off his wooden dock into the modest lake centering his exurban Cincinnati farm, some 700 miles from Minnesota and the NFLís industrial jaws. Zing!





Man killed on interstate ramp was from Crescent Springs

Lian Cung Nung, 28, of Crescent Springs, was shot around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on the Sixth Street ramp to the southbound lanes of I-75, police said.

Crescent Springs


Covington Fire Department Repairs Fire Boat

Project repairs were completed in-house by a crew of 20 Covington Company 1 firefighters, primarily those on second shift, saving the City thousands in tax dollars. The project was managed by Battalion Chief Seth Poston and Assistant Fire Chief Mark Pierce.

Covington


Scott High volleyball players work out in a sweltering gym

Kelly Franxman took a couple of minutes to grab a drink of water and wipe the sweat from her forehead Monday afternoon between drills and conditioning. A giant fan positioned just underneath one of the basketball goals inside the Scott High School gym offered only slight relief from the heat.

Taylor Mill


Grant to help out potential Kenton County homeowners

The Kentucky Housing Corporation just deemed Kenton County eligible for the "Hardest Hit Fund" grant ( likely because of the deteriorating financial status of Covington residents).

Kenton County


Health Department distributes free naloxone kits

The Health Department is offering free naloxone kits to the Northern Kentucky community through its county health centers. The overdose reversal kits will be available at the following days, times and locations.

Northern Kentucky


Take the kids to see bison at Big Bone Lick

The bison is the largest of all North American land mammals. Great bison herds once roamed this area and provided food, clothing and shelter for the American Indians and pioneers.

Union


Covington prevert
convicted of 11 offenses


A man was found guilty Thursday by a Kenton County jury on 11 sexual offenses, including four sexual offenses against minors under the age of 12.

Covington



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Hillshire Farm to further expand meat processing plant in Campbell County

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority at its monthly meeting today approved tax incentives for expanding the existing operations of The Hillshire Brands Company in Alexandria, Ky.

Alexandria


Covington Fire Department Relocates Pumper No. 2 Temporarily
The Covington Fire Department is scheduled to begin structural renovations to its Company 2 fire station starting Saturday, July 29, 2017. The Company 2 fire station is located in West Covington at 1252 Parkway Avenue.

Covington


About 30 people participated in community bike ride

About 30 people participated in this week's Covington Community Bike Ride. The LovTheCov ride is a good beginner ride for anyone looking to gain confidence riding in the street. I think some of use who do the vast majority of commuting and running errands by bike.

Covington


Unemployment rates up
in 96 Kentucky counties

Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.8 percent. It was followed by Shelby County, 4.2 percent; Oldham and Spencer counties, 4.3 percent each; Fayette County, 4.4 percent; Campbell, Monroe and Scott counties, 4.5 percent each; and Anderson, Boone and Jessamine counties, 4.6 percent each.

Kentucky


Former judge Nolan demands jury trial for speeding ticket

Former Campbell County judge and school board member Tim Nolan was back in court on Thursday. The 70-year-old faces a raft of sex charges, but Thursday's hearing was about something else: A speeding ticket.

Campbell County


New Comfort Inn opens in
Florence, y'all


On the outskirts of Cincinnati, this spacious all-suite hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxing and comfortable night away.

Florence



These two may be serial burglars in Campbell County
The Campbell County Police Department needs help locating two subjects who are suspected of committing 6-7 burglaries in Campbell County in less than one month. Their MO is pretty typical: They knock on the door to check for vacancy (with an 'I'm lost, need directions' story ready if someone answers).


15 medical marijuana stores for SW Ohio

Southwest Ohio would get 15 medical marijuana dispensaries according to draft rules released Wednesday by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

Ohio


If you enjoy August eclipse, you'll really like 2024

While western Kentucky will have a total eclipse in August 2017, the NKY/Cincinnati region will have to settle for just a partial blockage of the sun's rays by the moon.

Kentucky


Lookout House fire destroyed a century of NKY history

A rich, colorful and century-old piece of Northern Kentucky history went up in thick black smoke and raging orange flames that destroyed the Lookout House Supper Club on Aug. 14, 1973.

Fort Wright


Police rescue woman in wheelchair from Ohio River

It happened under the bridge that leads to Newport. On July 22, 2017, members of the Department rescued a disabled woman from the Ohio River after her wheelchair rolled down the boat ramp and into the river.

Riverfront


TV stations aren't interested in WEBN fireworks

Unless someone streams it on Facebook Live, you won't be able to watch the WEBN fireworks unless you're there. If you want to see the 40th anniversary WEBN-FM fireworks, plan on seeing them in person.

Downtown


First Financial, MainSource banks to merge

First Financial Bancorp and MainSource Financial Group have announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which MainSource will merge into First Financial in a stock-for-stock transaction.

Metro


Bengals rebut Bob Costasí halfway house for miscreants comment

At the Cincinnati Bengalsí annual pre-training camp luncheon itís all supposed to be about hope and optimism and the tradition of serving mock turtle soup. On the eve of the franchiseís 50th anniversary season, however, Bob Costas had to go and spit on the food.

Bengals


Amazon's hiring event
at three locations

Potential job seekers can apply for a role on-site at Amazon Jobs Day event in Hebron, Erlanger and Covington on August 2nd, speak to company representatives and receive an on-the-spot job offer:

Metro


Average homes in area still 1/4 less than national average

The typical U.S. home is worth over $200,000 for the first time ever, according to the June Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. The national median home value is now $200,400, up about 7 and a half percent since this time last year.

Metro



Golden Corral tried to stay open without water
The northern Kentucky Health Department was forced to temporarily close the Fort Wright Golden Corral after the restaurant stayed open for hours without water. The incident left some diners without an appetite.

Fort Wright


Boy comes under fire after kicking opposing player

Boy comes under fire after kicking opposing player at Cincinnati Reds game as a joke. (After umpire told him to do it.)

Reds


CVG Unveils Hands-Only CPR Kiosk

Each year, more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital, and about 20 percent occur in public places such as airports.

Hebron


Delta Private Jets Appoints New President

Delta Private Jets has named Gary Hammes as President of the 30+ year operator in the private jet industry. As President, Hammes will be responsible for both financial and operational performance, growing the Delta Private Jets brand and the seamless travel solution, and transforming the customer service platform .

Travel


Libraries offering free glasses to view the solar eclipse

In the metro Cincinnati area, only about 93% of the sun will be blacked out around 2:30 p.m. on August 21st. The Boone County Public Library will also be handing out free solar eclipse glasses beginning at 12pm the day of the eclipse.

Northern Kentucky


Habitat for Humanity working to rehab Newport dream home

A Tri-State man spent a lifetime struggling to be independent because of polio. Now he's getting help, through Habitat for Humanity. The 1880 Italianate home in Newport Kentucky is getting some "TLC."

Newport KY



KYTC worker opens home to stranded Canadian family

Shaun Alspach, wife Leah and daughters Mackenzie and Olivia are moving from Calgary, Alberta, to Halifax, Nova Scotia. They packed all their belongings into their truck and 30-foot-travel trailer, then set out to see the United States.

Travel


Tensing and DuBose demonstrators meet on Purple People Bridge

On Monday, beginning at 6 p.m., a group billed as Tensing and police supporters were supposed to march across the Purple People pedestrian bridge that links Cincinnati and Newport, Kentucky.

Travel



Sex between prosecutor, cops could derail trials
In Boone County in May, it was interjected in sensational fashion in a case in which a judge vacated a life sentence in a notorious murder. The case prompted local officials to call for the resignation of elected Commonwealth's Attorney Linda Talley Smith.

Boone County


New Riff owner Ken Lewis found 'an elegant solution'

In bourbon and business, Ken Lewis doesnít hesitate to work against the grain. His New Riff distillery in Newport aims to make a name for itself with its rye whiskey blends, as opposed to corn, bourbonís foundational grain.

Travel



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Man arrested in Dayton KY for Northside stabbing

With assistance from the Fugitive Apprehension Unit, 42-year-old Terry Jones was located and arrested in Dayton, Kentucky, early Tuesday morning on murder charges in Brooks' death.

Travel


Delta, Frontier violate consumer protection rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines for violating the Departmentís airline consumer protections rules.

Travel


Menard's signals chain is ready to build Florence store

Delayed for several years, Menard's may begin construction of its Florence store next year. Menard's has paused on new construction for years. Back in 2014, Anchor Properties said its Florence Heights retail development would include the chain.

Travel


Clocktower's namesake accused of groping man

The Kentucky Senate Democratic Caucus has called on Sen. Julian Carroll to resign amid reports that he propositioned and allegedly groped a man in 2005.

Kentucky



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State wants to spend $1.8 billion to widen I-471
State is planning to spend $1.8 BILLION to widen I-471 from US 27 to the Ohio state line. No timetable has been set at this point.

Campbell County


Trump wants more IRS cutbacks, will that affect Covington even more?

As you know, the IRS "flattop" building in Covington is closing in 2019 and along with it the loss of 1800+ workers out of about 3000 working in Covington, depending on the time of year.

Covington


Family asks for help to bury Zuri Collins

The family of Zuri Collins, the woman killed on Covington's dangerous streets last weekend, is asking for help with burial costs.

Covington


Covington to pay $1,258,306.30 in court judgment

Covington will pay a former school counselor $1,089,000 for a wrongful arrest, Gannett Media notes. (The city is saying $1,258,306.30) A federal appeals court on July 20 affirmed the judgment against Covington.

Covington


Take short day trip to the Independence Farmers' Market

Local honey, eggs, greens, organic cheese, squash, broccoli, vegetable plants, USDA processed pork sausage, pork chops and other pork products great for the grill, Fresh baked breads, jams, and jellies. Green beans, tomatoes, cabbage, and onions.

Independence


Fidelity Investments isn't saying much about recent layoffs

Fidelity Investments cut hundreds more workers last month, only months after more than 1,500 employees voluntarily took advantage of a first-in-history company buyout offer. The company has a large service center at the Taylor Mill/Covington border

Taylor Mill


Dooley's bond hearing set for next month

Thursday, the judge in Dooley's upcoming retrial scheduled a bond hearing for next month. Dooley is accused of killing his coworker, Michelle Mockbee, in 2012.

Boone County


Business owner sentenced for food stamp fraud

An Edgewood, KY, woman, who was found guilty by a federal jury in January 2017, was sentenced Thursday to 66 months in prison.

Kenton County


Hot donuts in Latonia?

Here's one scoop we'll share: A hot donut shop wants to open at the old Subway building. Just like it was serve by the old Latonia Bakery.

Latonia


Take a nature walk and learn on Saturday

Join Rex McBride, local naturalist, on a 1-mile walk along the nature trail at the Licking River Greenway for an informal look at local flora and ecosystems right along the boundary of Covington.

Kenton County


Construction worker rescued after fall into trench

A construction worker was rescued after he fell into a Northern Kentucky trench. The man fell into the hole around 2:30 p.m. Thursday on Acorn Court and was pulled from the trench around 5:15 p.m.

Alexandria


World's largest yard sale is underway

The annual World's Largest Yard sale started today ... and runs through Sunday.

US 127


Covington's ceremonial mayor finally shows up
After withering criticism, Covington's ceremonial Mayor Joe Meyer finally showed up on the Eastside to offer comfort to the besieged community after rudely skipping two previous events following fatal shootings in the area. Fair use photo.

Covington


Teenagers hurt in a single vehicle crash

Three teenagers were hurt in a single-vehicle crash off Decoursey Pike overnight, including a 19-year-old who suffered life-threatening injuries, dispatchers said.

Morningview


FC Cincinnati continues
thrilling run


FCC keeper Mitch Hildebrandt was also once again a hero. After he stopped three of four shootout shots in Cincyís upset of Chicago, his late-game save on Miamiís game-winner from last round.

Cincinnati


Hey scary cats, think you can handle it?

This Friday, August 4th, you can sit among the ghosts, vampires and zombies at Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington, and together watch a movie.

Covington


Goebel Park has happy trash cans

If you've been to Goebel Park in the past few weeks, you may have noticed two new creatures that happen to love collecting trash. If you're thinking the goats, think again.

Covington


Is Trump about to declare a state of emergency on opiods?

President Donald Trump has been formally urged to declare a federal state of emergency to deal with the opioid epidemic, with Gov. Chris Christie and other members of a White House task force issuing the recommendation in a report released Monday afternoon.

Northern Kentucky


Deadly deer disease hits Kentucky

A deadly deer disease is hitting the population of wildlife in eastern Kentucky. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, also known as EHD or "Blue Tongue" is spreading in multiple counties.

Kentucky


Second vigil
held to remember Zuri Collins


At this point, no indication if Covington Mayor Joe Meyer attended to offer comfort, the traditional role of figurehead mayors. He did not attend the memorial march on Saturday, either.

Covington


But another site says NKU has only the 87th safest campus

Media is going along with a site we'd never heard of that NKU has the 25th safest campus in the country, but take a look at this: 2017 Safest College Campuses in America report ranks it 87th.

Covington


Charter decides it doesn't want Sprint to buy it

You would think that after just having finished a mega-merger with Time Warner Cable last year, Charter might want to take a break before diving into any more major transactions. And yet that hasnít stopped Sprint from coming íround knocking at Charterís door.

Metro


Realtors feeling good about outlook for NKY

Home sales have slowed slightly over the last month or so in Northern Kentucky, but not enough to stop real estate agents from being optimistic.

Metro


Body found in
cooler at Molly Malone's

A body has been found in the cooler at Molly Malone's Pleasant Ridge location in Cincinnati. Too early to know the identity, whether an employee who worked the Pleasant Ridge and Covington locations, or a customer.

Cincinnati


Body found in river
near Suspension Bridge

A body has been found near the Suspension Bridge on the Cincinnati side. Around 1:30 pm, Monday, crews were called to the Ohio River to recover the body.

Ohio River


Grant for lighting underneath Covington bridge, but red lights?

One of the colors is red, perhaps not appropriate given the illicit sexual history of the area. The Clay Wade Bailey Bridge connecting downtown Cincinnati and Covington recently got a facelift thanks to a $40,000 grant

Red Lights


Media laziness or something more?

The NKY News Network was the only medium to cover Saturday's touching commemorative march for Zuri Natea Collins, a mother of three who was killed in Covington.

Crime


Forget robots -- animals could be coming for your paycheck

Job-stealing robots seem to be on everybody's minds these days. Whatever the reason for lost jobs, people point fingers at the coming robotic workforce -- but what if the scapegoat was an actual goat?

Jobs



Double shooting in
Covington leaves 1 dead
Both were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. One of the victims, a 24-year-old female, died from her injuries later Saturday afternoon.



Eastside commemorates shooting victim
There was a commemorative march yesterday in Covington's Eastside neighborhood culminating in the release of balloons Saturday evening. A Facebook post says it was for Zuri Natea who was killed in the shooting early that morning.


Kentucky heavily reliant
on federal funds


Kentucky consistently relied more on federal funds than the 50-state average, with the biggest increases seen during the federal stimulus spending that followed the 2008 recession and, more recently, the stateís decision to expand Medicaid coverage to the previously ineligible working poor under the Affordable Care Act.

Kentucky


Collision briefly shuts down Clay Wade Bailey Bridge

A car crash temporarily closed the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge Saturday morning. Officers were called to the bridge just after midnight when two cars collided.

Covington


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