Cincinnati

  • NBC Aug 9, 2017

    Cincinnati Zoo’s Baby Hippo Fiona to Be Subject of Children’s Book

    A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo will now be featured in a book about her life that will be targeted toward children. NBC affiliate WLWT reports zoo director Thane Maynard is writing about the experience of hand-raising the hippo, who was born 6 weeks premature and is the smallest known newborn hippo to survive.

  • Iraq May 27, 2019

    Sit. Study. Fetch a Bachelor’s Degree in Dog Training

    Luna the springer spaniel is learning to sniff out a troublesome golf course fungus in return for a tennis ball while helping her handler fetch a new breed of bachelor’s degree. The four-year program in “canine training and management” officially launches this fall at the State University of New York at Cobleskill amid a surge in demand for specially trained...

  • Cincinnati Dec 4, 2019

    The Who Plans 1st Cincinnati Area Concert Since ’79 Tragedy

    The rock band The Who announced Tuesday night it will play its first Cincinnati area concert since 11 fans died 40 years ago in a pre-show stampede. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band will play April 23 at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena, across the Ohio River 7 miles south of the Dec. 3, 1979, concert site, where…

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 27, 2019

    On the Thanksgiving Menu: Turkey, With a Side of Impeachment

    Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted. Already polarized over Republican Donald Trump’s presidency, Americans are deeply split on a looming historic impeachment. Many families reflect the nation’s divisions, setting up heated holiday debates in households with a taste for politics. Bryan Wright, of Cincinnati, said “impeachment will definitely come up”...

  • Instagram Nov 23, 2019

    Former Hollywood Exec Pleads in $22M Embezzlement

    A former executive at a Hollywood digital marketing company has pleaded guilty to federal charges for embezzling $22 million from his employer. Prosecutors say Dennis Blieden of Cincinnati used the money for personal expenses, including $150,000 buy-ins to enter two professional poker tournaments.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 6, 2019

    In Kentucky, Republican Candidate Seeks Governor Vote Recanvass After Apparent Defeat

    Republican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began preparing to take office. Beshear, the state’s attorney general, said he’s confident in the election outcome, saying any review would show he won the hard-fought campaign....
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  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 14, 2019

    Trump to Have Dinner With Otto Warmbier’s Parents

    President Donald Trump planned to have dinner Saturday with the parents of an American college student who died in 2017 shortly after being freed from captivity in North Korea. An administration official said Trump was to host the parents of Otto Warmbier, who was convicted of trying to steal a propaganda poster while in the North Korea capital and spent...

  • Associated Press Sep 6, 2019

    Survivors’ Advice for Others Touched by Shootings: Seek Help

    It haunts him. The face, its expression blank. No sign of anger, no flicker of excitement or worry. A numbness. The right arm is extended toward him, lining up a target for the gun in hand.

  • CEO Sep 3, 2019

    Niche Home-Sharing Sites Roll Out Welcome Mat for Minorities

    Every few months, social media lights up with a story or viral video about discrimination in home-sharing: A host kicks out a black guest or cancels a gay couple’s booking or doesn’t respond to a Muslim woman’s inquiry. The dominant brands — Airbnb, Booking.com and VRBO — work quickly to contain the damage. They may ban the host, find new...

  • NBC Aug 9, 2019

    Ohio Family Using DNA Kit Learns Dad and Daughter Not Related, Sues Fertility Clinic

    An Ohio family using a home DNA test found that their 25-year-old daughter is not related to her father, according to a lawsuit they filed against a hospital and two fertility practices. Joe Cartellone said his family made the discovery earlier this year after buying an Ancestry DNA kit to learn more about their Italian heritage, says the family’s lawsuit...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 6, 2019

    Trump’s America: Where Politics Dictate Definition of Racism

    It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host here, found himself — again — in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race. And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald Trump. For one caller, critics of Trump had things upside-down.

  • JUDGE Jul 17, 2019

    Data Shows Flood of Opioids Across US, Many of Them Generics

    The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation’s opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdose deaths were accelerating. Records kept by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration show that 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pills — the...

  • New Jersey Jun 20, 2019

    Storms Bring Tornadoes, Floods, Power Outages Across the US

    Storms were blamed for two deaths and left hundreds of thousands of people without power across the southern United States, forecasters said. Fallen trees ripped down power lines and crashed into buildings along a line from Texas to Alabama overnight and into Thursday morning, the national Storm Prediction Center reported. Similar damage continued later in the day in parts of...

  • Attorney Apr 19, 2019

    Man Pleads Not Guilty in Missing Child Hoax

    A 23-year-old man who authorities say claimed to be a missing child from Aurora has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

  • Attorney Apr 18, 2019

    More Charges For Man Who Pretended to Be Timmothy Pitzen

    A federal grand jury indictment that was filed Thursday has accused an Ohio man who claimed to be a missing child from Aurora of lying to federal agents and of identity theft.

  • Attorney Apr 17, 2019

    60 People Charged in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

    Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing opioids and other dangerous drugs. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman of Cincinnati described the action as the biggest known takedown yet of drug prescribers. Robert Duncan, U.S. attorney for eastern Kentucky, called the doctors involved “white-coated drug...

  • JUDGE Apr 6, 2019

    Missing Boy’s Grandmother Hopes Hoax Will Generate New Leads

    The grandmother of a boy who went missing in 2011 from Illinois said she believes her grandson is still alive and hopes publicity surrounding a hoax perpetrated by an Ohio man claiming to be the 14-year-old boy will generate new leads in authorities’ search for him. Linda Pitzen, 71, told The Wooster Daily Record she tried to manage her expectations...

  • Attorney Apr 5, 2019

    FBI: Man Who Alleged to Be Missing Illinois Boy Has Twice Made Similar Claims

    A 23-year-old ex-convict accused of pulling a cruel hoax by pretending to be a long-missing Illinois boy was charged Friday with making false statements to federal authorities. The FBI said Brian Rini had made false claims twice before, portraying himself as a juvenile sex-trafficking victim. The Medina, Ohio, man was jailed in Cincinnati on Thursday, a day after telling authorities...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Apr 4, 2019

    Family of Timmothy Pitzen: ‘We Will Never Stop Looking for You’

    A person claiming to be a 14-year-old boy who went missing from Aurora at the age of 6 was actually a 23-year-old man from Ohio, police said Thursday.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Apr 4, 2019

    Timmothy Pitzen Case: What We Know So Far

    News that a missing Aurora boy may have been found more than seven years after he disappeared at the age of 6 sent shockwaves throughout the country.

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