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An aerial view of flooded Coney Island and Belterra Park (FOX19 NOW) An aerial view of flooded Coney Island and Belterra Park (FOX19 NOW)

Ohio River to rise to highest level since '97: What that means Video included

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With rain in the forecast, the Ohio River may crest to nearly 60 feet by early next week in Cincinnati.

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LIST: More roads close as flooding worsens, submerges car Video included

A car is stuck in floodwaters on Carrel Street near Kellogg Avenue Friday. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood) A car is stuck in floodwaters on Carrel Street near Kellogg Avenue Friday. (FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood)
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List of road closures due to flooding.

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Teen missing from Kentucky since 2017 found 'confined' inside SC home, suspect arrested

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A Kentucky teen who was taken from her home in December 2017 was found confined in a Saluda County bedroom and a 24-year-old man was arrested for her kidnapping. 

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Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels' Video included

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'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

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Trump calls for arming many teachers, more guards at schools

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President Donald Trump says the armed officer who didn't stop the gunman who carried out last week's Florida massacre was either a "coward" or "didn't react properly under pressure.". More>>

Retrial set for David Dooley in Florence workplace murder

David Dooley was found guilty of murder and tampering (FOX19) David Dooley was found guilty of murder and tampering (FOX19)
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A retrial date is set for the former janitor accused of killing his co-worker at their workplace in Florence in 2012.

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Report: Shooting at Southeastern Louisiana University stemmed from fight involving students

Source: Southeastern LA University Twitter page Source: Southeastern LA University Twitter page

Two people were injured in a shooting near the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.  

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Police ID boy, 8, fatally hit by car in Avondale

A boy has died after a crash in Avondale. (WXIX) A boy has died after a crash in Avondale. (WXIX)
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An 8-year-old boy struck by a vehicle Monday in Cincinnati has died.

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Girl injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flight

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Southwest Airlines says a child was hurt by a support dog on jet in Phoenix while passengers were boarding. More>>

Teacher with CCW permit: Firearm in classroom important in protecting students Video included

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones (FOX19 NOW) Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones (FOX19 NOW)
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A teacher who has his CCW permit says arming teachers is an important step in protecting students in the classroom.

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Florida man yells 'murderers!' as he's executed for slaying

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Florida inmate yells 'murderers!' repeatedly as he's executed for his convictioin in 1993 rape and killing of a college student.

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Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman Video included

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The students who swarmed Florida's state capitol in the wake of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre face pushback in Legislature.

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165 seniors displaced by Covington apartment building fire Video included

There was a fire at Golden Tower in Covington on Thursday. (WXIX) There was a fire at Golden Tower in Covington on Thursday. (WXIX)
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A fire at Golden Tower in Covington, Ky. has displaced 165 people.

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Serial purse snatcher strikes again? Video included

A man wanted by several Tri-State police departments for targeting women and is racking up a bit of a reputation as a serial purse snatcher. (WXIX) A man wanted by several Tri-State police departments for targeting women and is racking up a bit of a reputation as a serial purse snatcher. (WXIX)
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A man wanted by several Tri-State police departments for targeting women and is racking up a bit of a reputation as a serial purse snatcher.

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Widow disgusted by Indiana immigration ad featuring husband

The widow of an Uber driver killed in a suspected drunken driving crash by a person in the U.S. illegally says a new political ad featuring her deceased husband has "devastated" the family.

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Ft. Mitchell police want to know how this thief drove a $162K Mercedes right off the lot Video included

Ft. Mitchell police want to know who walked up to a white Mercedes and drove it right off an area lot. (WXIX) Ft. Mitchell police want to know who walked up to a white Mercedes and drove it right off an area lot. (WXIX)
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Ft. Mitchell police want to know who walked up to a white Mercedes and drove it right off an area lot.

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13-year-old girl arrested in hoax 911 calls at high school in Cincinnati Video included

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Withrow High School was on lockdown for about two hours Thursday morning after several 911 calls were made that Cincinnati police said appear to be false.

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Drugged driver sentenced to 14 years in bicyclist's death Video included

Steve Sickle (Provided by Hamilton County Jail) Steve Sickle (Provided by Hamilton County Jail)
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A man who admitted to using heroin before hitting and killing a bicyclist was sentenced on Thursday.

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Instant Pot: Stop using the Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker

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Instant Pot anticipates providing information on how to replace the Gem 65 multicooker in a few weeks.

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Kentucky bill would allow schools to arm teachers, staff with guns Video included

Kentucky Senator Steve West (Source: Facebook) Kentucky Senator Steve West (Source: Facebook)
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As written, the bill allows public school boards and private schools to add designated persons to carry firearms, possibly a teacher or staff member to be school marshals.

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Prosecutor: ‘Disgusting’ couple indicted on charges of raping woman with disabilities

Robert Achtermann, Shannon Melford (Source: Cincinnati police) Robert Achtermann, Shannon Melford (Source: Cincinnati police)
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A Hamilton County grand jury indicted a couple Thursday on charges of raping a developmentally delayed woman. 

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Butler Co woman convicted of staging own kidnapping in fake video

Thelma Williams (Provided) Thelma Williams (Provided)
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A Butler County woman who was accused of tying herself up and ripping her own clothes in a fake kidnapping stunt posted to social media was convicted of making false alarms.

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Ex-Trump campaign aide agrees to guilty plea in Russia probe Video included

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate. More>>

Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of the American president, has landed in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony this weekend for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. More>>

A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

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A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony.

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State of Emergency for New Richmond

A state of emergency has been declared in New Richmond, Ohio (Provided by Village of New Richmond) A state of emergency has been declared in New Richmond, Ohio (Provided by Village of New Richmond)
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New Richmond Village Council declared a state of emergency with the Ohio River at moderate flood level and expected to reach 59.4 ft by Tuesday.  

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CCW classes for Ohio teachers to start Monday, Trump backs bonuses for ones who protect schools Video included

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones discussed his CCW training class for teachers in an appearance Thursday night on CNN. (Photo: CNN) Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones discussed his CCW training class for teachers in an appearance Thursday night on CNN. (Photo: CNN)
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Demand is so high in one Ohio county for a free concealed weapon training class for teachers, sign-up was cut off at 300 and classes are scheduled to start Monday. 

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Flooding closes/delays some schools

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Flooding is closing some schools and delaying others across the Tri-State Friday. 

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER

Heavy rain for morning commute Video included

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Heavy rain is soaking your morning

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Report: McMaster could leave White House Video included

Sources say the Pentagon is considering potential new jobs for national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, following months of tension with President Donald Trump. (Source: CNN) Sources say the Pentagon is considering potential new jobs for national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, following months of tension with President Donald Trump. (Source: CNN)
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Sources say the Pentagon is considering potential new jobs for national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, following months of tension with President Donald Trump.

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Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides

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Nissan Motor Co. is starting tests next month on regular roads of its "Easy Ride," what it calls a "robo-vehicle mobility service.". More>>

NRA strikes a defiant tone, criticizes gun control advocates

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Leaders of the National Rifle Association are accusing gun control advocates of exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting. More>>

FL shooting father: 'I was on a mission' at Trump meeting Video included

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Andy Pollack, the father of one of the 17 killed in Parkland, FL, said President Trump was "accommodating" and "understanding" in an Oval Office meeting.

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Final tribute: Slain football coach is hailed as a 'hero'

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Friends, students pay tribute to football coach who died saving students from school shooter. More>>

Perdue to food box critics: Give the idea a chance

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is defending a proposal that would cut food stamp benefits in half and replace them with a box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients' doorstep. More>>

Puppeteer behind ‘Hattie the Witch’, ‘Uncle Al show’ dies Video included

Larry Smith and his puppets entertained Cincinnatians from  1957 until his retirement in the 2000s. (File photo) Larry Smith and his puppets entertained Cincinnatians from 1957 until his retirement in the 2000s. (File photo)
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A famous puppeteer and local legend passed away Monday at the age of 79.

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Package with racist letter sent to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

British police are investigating a hoax anthrax scare, after an envelope containing a white powder addressed to the couple was intercepted earlier this month. (Source: CNN) British police are investigating a hoax anthrax scare, after an envelope containing a white powder addressed to the couple was intercepted earlier this month. (Source: CNN)
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British police are investigating a hoax anthrax scare, after an envelope containing a white powder addressed to the couple was intercepted earlier this month. 

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Old UC Bearcats basketball hardwood up for auction

An old UC basketball court is up for auction. (Source: GOVDEALS.COM) An old UC basketball court is up for auction. (Source: GOVDEALS.COM)
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In the market for some wood? If you head on over to GovDeals.com, you'll find there's plenty available -- an entire basketball court's worth.

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Coroner ID's man hit, killed in West Chester Video included

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The Butler County coroner has identified the pedestrian that was hit and killed early Wednesday morning in West Chester.

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Kentucky could require labeling drug-dependent babies abused

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Drug-dependent babies born in Kentucky could automatically be labeled an "abused or neglected child," a change that would require state officials to investigate and begin the process of terminating parental rights.

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Inmate indicted in 'murder-for-hire' scheme against pregnant ex-girlfriend

Robert Aleen was indicted for a "murder-for-hire" scheme against his pregnant ex-girlfriend. (Clermont County Sheriff's Office) Robert Aleen was indicted for a "murder-for-hire" scheme against his pregnant ex-girlfriend. (Clermont County Sheriff's Office)
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An inmate from the Clermont County Jail was indicted on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder on Thursday for a "murder-for-hire" scheme.

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RECALL: 58,000 gas fire pits sold at Home Depot recalled after reports of burns

Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Table Patio Heater (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission) Outdoor Gas Fire Pit Table Patio Heater (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 58,000 gas fire pits sold exclusively at Home Depot are being recalled after several reports of burns. 

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