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Cincy Cinco celebrates its quinceanera2m02s

Cincy Cinco celebrates its quinceanera

Cincy Cinco will celebrate its quinceanera in downtown Cincinnati with music, dancing, food and more. The event is at Fountain Square until 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018.

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Published: May 5, 201816 views
Cincinnati Public Schools' Riverview East Academy is closed for flooding2m34s

Cincinnati Public Schools' Riverview East Academy is closed for flooding

Students who attend Cincinnati Public Schools' Riverview East Academy, on Kellogg Avenue, will attend classes at Jacobs Center on Tuesday. Belterra Park Gaming, farther out Kellogg, closed Monday and will remain closed until the road is safe for driving. In New Richmond, the water covered a few low-lying spots, but Front Street remained dry and passable Monday. Tom Wuerdeman has seen three floods during his years in the village and doesn't get too worried: Everything in his basement is in containers, and sump pumps will help keep it dry. But he knows you can't be too relaxed when water is on the rise. "We've just got to make sure to move the vehicles out of here. Sometimes it comes up really quickly, and then uh, oh, your car is underwater if you don’t get your car," he said. The Ohio River is expected to crest just above 56 feet in Cincinnati by early Wednesday morning, causing moderate flooding. That's well below the most recent serious flood, when the the river crested above 64 feet in 1997.

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Published: February 20, 201828 views
Thomas Ritter helps people take cover43s

Thomas Ritter helps people take cover

Cincinnati police highlighted the actions of Thomas Ritter, who helped people take cover when a gunman began shooting inside the Fifth Third Center lobby.

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Published: October 1, 201810 views
Parents accused of threatening bus driver1m52s

Parents accused of threatening bus driver

Two parents of Pleasant Hill Academy students were arrested Wednesday afternoon amid pouring rain and terrified children’s screams after police said they threatened a school bus driver with a gun.

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Published: September 13, 201741 views
Withrow High School principal running 50 miles on track to inspire students2m48s

Withrow High School principal running 50 miles on track to inspire students

Life can be challenging at times. But, with the right mindset, you can achieve anything you want. That’s the message Jack Corey, principal of Withrow University High School, wants his students to remember. So, to prove it, he will run 50 miles around the school’s track in celebration of his 50thbirthday on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.   “I talk with students all the time about how you can limit yourself based on what you think you can do and what others say you can do,” Corey said. “I want them to know that most of the limitations we have in life are self-imposed,” Corey said.

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Published: November 22, 2017102 views
Lakota Schools votes against inclusive bathrooms2m14s

Lakota Schools votes against inclusive bathrooms

The Lakota Local School board Monday night voted 3-2 against a proposed policy its president said would help all students feel "welcomed and supported" by allowing them to use the bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity. "This is by no means over," Lakota High School teacher Emily Osterling said. "Transgender students are not going away."

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Published: December 12, 201770 views
Timeline: Here's what we know in Kyle Plush's death3m37s

Timeline: Here's what we know in Kyle Plush's death

Kyle Jacob Plush called 911 twice hours before he was found dead inside his car at Seven Hills School.  Plush, 16, first called 911 at 3:16 p.m. Tuesday. He cried for help and repeatedly told the operator he could not hear what she was saying. “I can’t hear you … I need help, I’m gonna die here,” Plush said.

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Published: April 12, 201866 views
Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Warsaw, Kentucky1m03s

Two dead in apparent murder-suicide in Warsaw, Kentucky

An apparent murder-suicide left two people dead and closed a major road in downtown Warsaw Monday morning, according to the Gallatin County Emergency Management Agency. One man died in the street, and another man died at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, according to Gallatin County EMA. The shooting happened just before 5 a.m. near a Family Dollar Store at East Main Street and First Street.

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Published: May 7, 201822 views
BBB warns about puppy scam3m25s

BBB warns about puppy scam

BBB warns about puppy scam, says thousands of online ads are fake. BBB's advice: don't buy a puppy online unless you're buying local.

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Published: September 27, 201748 views
Confederate monument finds a forever home2m08s

Confederate monument finds a forever home

he monthslong saga of a monument honoring Confederate general Robert E. Lee reached a possible conclusion Thursday night when Franklin Township officials identified a new spot for it to stand. Officials said the small plaque, formerly shrouded in ferns near Dixie Highway, will be installed at 1075 North Main Street -- also near Dixie Highway. The land is the property of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

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Published: October 12, 201745 views
Moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in Mason2m51s

Moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in Mason

The Mason City Council voted unanimously to keep marijuana dispensaries out of their city for at least 180 days, and a former heroin user took the podium to describe cannabis as a "gateway drug."

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Published: October 24, 2017
Cleves woman and her dog escape fire2m18s

Cleves woman and her dog escape fire

A woman says she is grateful she and her dog were able to escape her burning home Saturday afternoon. Plumes of smoke rolled from 208 South Miami Avenue at about 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Miami Township Fire Department.

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Published: November 25, 2017316 views
Winter homeless shelter fundraising to stay open1m14s

Winter homeless shelter fundraising to stay open

In Covington, a line was forming in front of the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky on Scott Street. The shelter opens daily at 6 p.m. There are 71 beds inside, but on a cold night nobody who needs help will be turned away.  "If it wasn't for the cold shelter taking me in, I don't know what would have happened to me. I probably would have died on the streets or taken my own life," said Nora Elliott. She was formerly homeless and now volunteers at the shelter. Executive Director Kim Webb said it costs $20 per night to house a person, leading to an annual cost of $320,000. The shelter is 92 percent privately funded. Donations make up the difference.  Last year, the shelter helped 650 people with 11,000 nights of housing from November through March. So far this year, 200 people have spent 2,000 room nights in just six weeks.

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Published: December 13, 2017