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Man shot to death in Covington

They found a man in his 60s suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Witnesses reportedly saw two Black male suspects fleeing the area. One was described as wearing gray and black and having shoulder-length dreadlocks.
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1 dead after shooting on 15th Street Bridge in Covington

Covington police said officers responded to the bridge on W. 15th Street for two shots fired. When they arrived at around 9 p.m., officers found one man laying on the bridge.

He was taken to UC Medical Center where he died. The man, who has not been identified, was in his 60s.
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Master key to ALL Covington's mail boxes stolen from USPS mail carrier

A man now has a key that can open mail boxes across Covington after he stole it from a US Postal Service worker early Wednesday, according to Covington police.
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$115 million 'transformational' development to become Bellevue's largest ever

The seven-acre, city-owned property on the Ohio River is bounded by Fairfield Avenue to the south, Berry Avenue to the west and Lafayette Avenue to the east.

The city approved a development agreement with Neyer Properties during a city council meeting Aug. 10.
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USDA ends universal free lunch program in schools, districts urge parents to reapply for support

In Covington, with its high poverty rate, public schools are able to provide meals to all students regardless of status. But in West Clermont Schools, no schools qualify for free meals.
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Deteriorating stadium forces NKY high-school football team to relocate

High-school football is underway, but one team won't get to play on their historic home field due to the condition of the stands.

Newport High School's turf field was updated in 2015 after flooding. But the turf won’t get any play in 2022 because the stadium seats are dilapidated.
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$1.4M winning lottery
ticket sold in NKY


A $1.4 million winning Kentucky lottery ticket was sold in Florence, according to the state lottery.

A player won the progressive jackpot on a Fast Play ticket.

The $1.4 million is the biggest jackpot amount in the history of the game since it was introduced in late 2019, the Kentucky Lottery explained.
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Driver in collision flees police, falls 35 feet off cliff

On Wednesday, Villa Hills Police Department responded to the area of Buttermilk Pike and Grandview Drive in Crescent Springs for a two-vehicle traffic collision with injuries.

Responding officers were notified that the operator of one the vehicles had immediately fled the scene of the collision and ran towards the rear of the businesses located on Buttermilk Crossing.

Nicholas Seissiger, 24 years old of Cincinnati was located behind the businesses of Buttermilk Crossing with severe facial lacerations and obvious trauma to his lower extremities. Channel 19 posted photo.
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Erlanger police seeking tips in pedestrian hit-and-run

Erlanger police are continuing to investigate a pedestrian crash from which the driver fled earlier this month.

Part of the problem is Jerry Gaylor, the pedestrian, hasn't been able to give police much in the way of information. "I don't remember a thing," he said Wednesday.
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93-year-old woman moves out of Newport apartment complex after receiving vacate notice

The longest-running tenant at the Victoria Square Apartments in Newport moved out Tuesday, a milestone in the relocation of hundreds of people after the apartment's new owner announced redevelopment plans.

Eloise Daniels, 93, moved into Victoria Square in 1977.
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NKY police departments will try to slow down speeders

On August 21, police officers from the Covington, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, Park Hills, Villa Hills, and Kenton County Police Departments will conduct their next highway traffic enforcement campaign in Kenton County. The Kentucky State Police and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement may also assist the officers.

The traffic blitz will be held along the I-75 corridor, from the county line just before Donaldson Highway to the Ohio River in Covington.
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Only now are residents getting to meet with officials about companion bridge

For the first time, some residents in the footprint of the proposed Brent Spence companion bridge project are meeting with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to understand more about how much they'll be impacted.
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OTR residents say barricades are deterring people from coming

In the wake of a mass shooting, city leaders said they are poised to "get things right" on Main Street.
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There really were 'blue people' in Kentucky; one is still alive

The Fugates, a family who lived in the hills of Kentucky, commonly known as the "Blue Fugates" or the "Blue People of Kentucky", are notable for having been carriers of a genetic trait that led to the blood disorder methemoglobinemia, which causes the appearance of blue-tinged skin.
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People on Social Security poised to get a hefty raise next year

Social Security benefits hike could bring retirees an extra $1800, on average, in 2023.
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County deputies charge teens who damaged more than 30 mailboxes

Boone County Sheriff Michael A. Helmig reports the filing of charges in connection with a burglary and criminal mischief investigation on River Road in Hebron, where a house under construction was damaged as well as more than 30 mailboxes.

Two juveniles from Fort Mitchell were charged and then released to their parents.
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Teen dies after falling out of moving car in NKY

A 17-year-old high school student died Saturday night after he fell out of a moving vehicle.

The teen was a passenger in a car when he fell out on Independence Station Road, according to Independence police.
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Kentucky teens compete in US Mullet Championship

"The mullets are flowing in Kentucky," exclaimed Josh, "I like to see it statewide, keep it going, keep it spreading, that’s good stuff right there."

The mullet has become both modern and mainstream, but according to Josh, the USA Mullet Championship isn't a game of fun or a fad.
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Greater Cincinnati part of oppressive heat belt

Researchers say the extreme heat belt stretches from the northern border of Texas through Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati and up into Wisconsin.

Much of the region is far from coastal breezes, in areas where humidity will bolster high temperatures to make the heat feel even more oppressive.
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Gunpowder Creek removed from impaired waterways list

The Boone County Conservation District, the cities of Florence and Union and the Kentucky Division of Water, recently celebrated the removal of Gunpowder Creek from the state's list of impaired waterways after nearly a decade of work.

In other words, pollution factors that once harmed the creek's waters are now gone.
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Basement of this Cincinnati house is freaking out Zillow Gone Wild. 'I'm so scared'

A house on the real estate market in Cincinnati, Ohio, for $2.99 million has a popular social media page reeling thanks to its basement that doesn't match the decor of the rest of the stunning home.
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Thomas More says its Facebook page was hacked

The Thomas More University Facebook account has been hacked.

The University is "doing everything it can to contact Facebook to help us resolve this issue and regain control of the page". In the meantime, the college have developed a new Facebook page so that our community can continue to interact.
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Boone County purchases airport land to build park, animal shelter

Boone County recently approved a $1.18 million deal to purchase about 300-acres owned by the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

The airport acquired the land in the 1990s as part of a runway extension project that is no longer needed.
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Kenton County engineers create rubber asphalt to increase road longevity

The rubber-modified asphalt is also quieter, but it's more expensive. Right now, Kenton County can only use the mix because of the grant.

"In five years, 10 years, if we find we've got a substantive increase in life cycle and other ancillary benefits, we would potential consider adding the crumb rubber into future mixes," said Hendrix.
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Anne Heche's ex, a born Cincinnatian, tearfully says he will miss her

'I love her and I miss her, Im always going to': Anne Heche's ex-husband Coleman Laffoon posts teary-eyed tribute to her before life-support machine was turned off.

He's the son of famous Cincinnati journalist Polk Laffoon. His great-great grandfather was a Kentucky Congressman.
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Several repaving projects are underway in Northern Kentucky

Several repaving projects are underway in Northern Kentucky and here they are:

  • Resurfacing is coming your way on a 1.4-mile section between Sherbourne Drive and Old Richardson Road! Crews will be doing base failure repairs Tuesday - Friday, Aug. 15-19, during the hours of 8AM - 5PM. Watch for flaggers and lane closures. Resurfacing will follow in the next couple of weeks.

  • Crews will be doing base failure work today on Old KY 17, Aug. 15 during the hours of 8AM - 5PM. Watch for flaggers and lane closures. Resurfacing on the 2.7-mile section will follow in the next couple of weeks.

  • A resurfacing project starts today, Aug. 15, on Moock Road. Crews will be doing base failure work during the hours of 8AM - 5PM. Watch for lane closures and flaggers. The resurfacing will follow in the upcoming weeks.
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    TANK bus catches on fire, mechanical failure in question, fire chief says

    A TANK bus caught on fire outside of Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired on Saturday afternoon.

    According to Cincinnati Fire Chief Nate Cash, the bus driver had parked outside of the Gilbert Avenue building where the driver smelled smoke.
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    Highlights of North-South 100 at Florence Speedway

    Video at the link.
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    Kentucky's John Calipari stands down after rare intra-athletic department feud with Mark Stoops

    The Wildcats basketball coach ignited the rare intra-athletic department war of words with football coach Mark Stoops earlier this week when he took an unusual route to explain why his program deserves a new multi-million-dollar practice facility.
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    Cincinnati Police have assigned SWAT to patrol OTR's eastside

    More Cincinnati Police Officers, including SWAT, will make their presence known on the east side of Over-the-Rhine on weekends.

    "Secondhand account was it was rather eerie," Fuller said. "One person told me there were more police than there were patrons at some of the establishments."
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    NKY jailer voices concerns about overcrowding, length of inmates' stays

    Inside the Kenton County Detention Center, Jailer Marc Fields said its capacity is 602 beds.

    "As of today, right before we walked into this room, our population is 635," Fields said.
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    Pike Saloon in Erlanger had 'best whiskey'

    Pike Saloon in Erlanger had 'best whiskey', that's what the sign in the photo says. Must have been located on Lexington Pike, later known as Dixie Highway and US 25.
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    Ovation is growing as construction continues in Newport

    Corporex's Ovation project is well underway. Vice president of construction, Alan Bogart, said they're working on office and hotel space as part of the 25-acre mixed-use development.
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    Trump supporter who allegedly tried to break into Cincinnati FBI office is suspected 'extremist'

    Ricky Shiffer, the man armed with an AR-15 style rifle and believed by authorities to have tried to break into the FBI's Cincinnati field office Thursday is a "suspected domestic violent extremist," according to law enforcement officials briefed on the probe.
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    Its move complete, Covington Public Works settles in

    Consider this a (somewhat) belated change of address notice: Covington Public Works has a new home.

    Crews from the department that maintains the City's infrastructure settled into their new address at 1730 Russell St. in Peaselburg a little over a month ago, gradually moving trucks, equipment, inventory, and office furniture from their former complex at the end of Boron Drive in Latonia.
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    Bad boys, bad girls: Latest list of guilty pleas, convictions

    Here's the list of guilty pleas and convictions, at the link.
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    Hologram at MLB Field of Dreams game was 'creepy'

    MLB's Field of Dreams Game was a big hit last season, and fans could only wonder how the league could top it with its follow-up on Thursday.

    A big clue came on Wednesday, when a report emerged that Fox was testing a hologram of a dead sports broadcaster.
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    High school football player, 18, who bravely helped recovery efforts in Kentucky flood 'mysteriously' died from illness

    A Kentucky teen who selflessly helped victims of historic floods for three days has mysteriously died after suddenly falling ill, becoming the 38th victim of the disaster.

    Aaron 'Mick' Crawford, 18, returned home after his recovery efforts and complained of exhaustion and numbness in his arms.
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    Ohio, Kentucky governors make second funding request for companion bridge

    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Kentucky Andy Beshear announced Wednesday the two states jointly submitted a second federal funding application to support bridge and roadway improvements along the eight-mile Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, according to a media release.
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    Entertainer Dean Martin was a bus boy in Newport, which almost became THE gambling mecca

    After casinos started to pop up. Young Frank Sinatra performed here, as did Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin, forming the nucleus of the future Rat Pack. Indeed, one of Martin's first jobs, at age 17, was as a bartender's assistant in Newport.
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