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UPDATE Fire destroys Villa Hills Civic Club
A large fire tore through the Villa Hills Civic Club and destroyed it early Thursday, fire officials say. A passerby reported the blaze at 2:46 a.m. The club's single-story building is located off Rogers Road near Lakeshore Drive and the Villa Hills Police Department.

NKY woman charged after false sexual assault report
A woman, who in January made a report to the Boone County Sheriff's Office that she was sexually assaulted, has been charged with falsely reporting an incident after later confessing to the deputies that her report was false.

Kimberly Dragoo, 25, stated she was physically and sexually assaulted by an unknown male as she was walking in her neighborhood.

Multiple weather impacts expected today across East
A powerful storm will sweep through the Eastern half of the U.S. through the end of this week with multiple hazards. A narrow zone of heavy snow and a wintry mix is expected from the south-central Plains to the Great Lakes.

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and a few strong tornadoes from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southeast, especially in the Tennessee Valley and Mid South today

Man dies after being trapped under trailer at NKY trucking company
One person is dead after being trapped under a trailer Wednesday night. Dispatchers said a man died at Southeastern Freight Lines in Independence after he was trapped under a trailer.

The man's name has not been released and officials are investigating the situation.

Massive recall of Skyline cans after another product poured in cans
It happened to multiple Cincinnati Reddit users, who took to the platform to ask what the heck was inside their can of Skyline instead of Skyline. The answer: cream of chicken condensed soup.

Oops! Police followed the wrong vehicle as it travelled on I-75 in Covington
From the scanner: Covington Police Department was notified yesterday about a kidnapping suspect entering Covington from Ohio on 1-75. A plane was supposedly following and a pickup matching the description was pulled over and surrounded by police. Wrong person. Plane was following the wrong vehicle.

All the information we have at this time.

1 hospitalized in Newport fire
Newport firefighters responded to the blaze on Ann Street near W. 11th Street just before 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky to unveil new 'state-of-the-art' facility
The 10,000-square-foot, "state-of-the-art" facility at 436 W. 13th St. in Covington, will be officially unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, according to a news release.

Officials said the new facility has 68 beds, double the capacity of the previous facility, and also offers an on-site medical clinic, community partner meeting rooms, guest mail services, self-service laundry, showers, phone charging stations, internet and computer access.

Feds may suspend federal gasoline tax to reduce price
President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are weighing a federal gas tax holiday as prices reach record levels and the party faces an uphill battle in November's midterm election.

The federal gas tax is 18.4 cents per gallon for standard gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel fuel.

Larry Flynt's brother who lives in Florence wants some money
Larry Flynt's brother Jimmy is taking the late publisher's widow Liz to court claiming he was wrongfully cut of his will.

According to court documents obtained by Radar, Jimmy filed a federal lawsuit against Liz this week in California court. Larry, who co-founded Hustler with his brother, died on February 10, 2021.

The suit explains Larry had been married to Liz since 1998. She was his 5th wife and they met when she worked as his private nurse several years before the marriage.

US Weather Service predicts flooding this spring
As we head into Spring 2022 with well saturated grounds, streamflows running near or above normal and snowmelt occuring in the Ohio River Basin, chances for minor flooding are above normal.

Some instances of moderate flooding are possible. This winter (Dec-Jan-Feb) has been wetter and warmer than normal across the Ohio Valley.

For just one day, police will enforce speeding on I-75
TSix law enforcement agencies in Northern Kentucky are holding a 12-hour traffic enforcement blitz on Interstate 71/75 Wednesday to try to reduce crashes, deaths and aggressive driving.

Extra police presence will be visible between the Donaldson Highway and Ohio River starting at 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., according to the Erlanger Police Department.

You'll be shocked to discover Joe Burrow's Bengals contract in dollars
The quarterback's starting contract with the Bengals is worth $36,190,137 overall and is fully guaranteed.

Brent Spence Bridge notation probably has people cursing
It's Number Two in the nation.

Tri-State arrested for allegedly leaving kids behind after police chase and crash
Michels hit a parked vehicle and crashed his SUV. Police say he then ran away, leaving his injured children behind. There's no word on their conditions.

Ancient Suspension Bridge has been closed for a year
Tuesday marks one year since cars have traveled across the the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, linking Downtown Cincinnati and Covington. The bridge closed to vehicular traffic February 15, 2021 for extensive maintenance.

Where is Serenity? National organization joining search for Kentucky girl last seen in 2020
Serenity McKinney, of Shelby County, was last seen around Christmas-time in 2020. Relatives said they haven't talked to the girl in over a year.

"We last saw her Christmas of 2020 at the family Christmas. We spoke to her on the phone Father's Day week in June of 2021, but that was the last contact," said Aundria Wainscott, the stepmother of Catherine. "We want to know that she's safe, yes, that's our main priority at this point."

Police release name of 19 year old shot and killed in Covington
Officers say they responded to the 2600 block of Benton Road in the City Heights apartment complex just after 3 p.m. for a person shot and was being transported in a personal vehicle.

Investigators are currently trying to identify people on surveillance video at the apartment complex, according to Kenton County Prosecutor Rob Sanders.

"It would make the job of the Covington Police Department a lot easier if those people would come forward and identify themselves for the police and tell the police what they saw, what they remembered and why things happened the way they did," he said.

New allegations made against NKY woman convicted of faking cancer and accepting donations
Hobbs thought this chapter was behind her until she recently received a Facebook message from someone in Georgia who worked with Krecskay, saying she might running the same scam.

"Just to hear the disgusting levels she went to about her son takes me back," Hobbs said. "I can't believe she did this to more people."

Local 12 reached out to Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders, who prosecuted Krecskay's case, and he says the allegations of new criminal activity are under investigation in Georgia.

Kentucky mayoral candidate shot inside his office
Holice in Kentucky have apprehended an individual who entered the office of a local politician on Monday morning and shot at him.

Craig Greenberg, running to be Louisville's next Democratic mayor, later tweeted his team was safe and he would provide an update in due course.

According to police, the shots hit Mr Greenberg's clothing but nobody was injured by the lone shooter. No motive has yet been identified. MSN

Deadly avian flu detected at commercial chicken operation
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, inspectors found cases of the H5N1 strain of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Fulton County, Kentucky.

State officials quarantined the premises, and the birds will be killed to prevent to the spread of the disease. None of the birds will be used for food, but agriculture officials said the flu does not present a food safety risk so long as chicken or eggs are handled and cooked properly.

No human cases of the virus have been found in the U.S., the USDA said.

FEMA gives update on tornado recovery in western Kentucky
The federal emergency agency said the first pass of debris removal in Graves County and the City of Mayfield has been completed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Louisville District has cleared more than 280,000 cubic yards of debris.

FEMA’s Public Assistance program is also preparing to help with the cost of removing debris to repairing and rebuilding damaged public infrastructure in Caldwell, Christian, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Hopkins, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Taylor, Todd and Warren Counties.
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