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Pat LaFleur


Covington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Pat:

Ohio State Rep. Brigid Kelly announces bid for Hamilton County auditor

Ohio State Rep. Brigid Kelly, D-Cincinnati, announced her bid for the county office Tuesday morning in a Facebook post. → Read More

Prosecutor: Mother, newborn daughter were 'executed' in West Price Hill shooting

Prosecutor Joe Deters said a grand jury has charged Antonio Wilcox with aggravated murder, among other charges, in the death of Michelle McDonald and her newborn daughter, Aaliyah Marie McCoy. According to police, McDonald died from a gunshot wound on July 16, and McCoy died the next day. → Read More

After delays, Kings Island's Camp Cedar luxury campground (finally) opens

At long last, the luxury campground and resort Camp Cedar — adjacent to Kings Island — opened to guests Thursday. → Read More

Marty Brennaman wishes son Thom's employers had been more 'forgiving'

Marty Brennaman wishes "(his) son's employers had been as forgiving" as ESPN has been this week with one of its broadcasters, the former veteran Reds play-by-play announcer tweeted this week. → Read More

Hyde Park residents push back against 'Wasson Tower' development

Hyde Park residents met Tuesday night to air their grievances with an incoming development project along the newly opened Wasson Way mixed-use trail that connects their neighborhood with several others. But their efforts might be too little, too late — if they had any recourse at all. → Read More

Police charge man with murder in death of 2-month-old in West End

In a criminal complaint, Cincinnati police detectives accused 30-year-old Lavon Jarriell Stewart of purposely causing the infant's death after "caus(ing) significant head trauma" on June 13. → Read More

Cincinnati PD makes third arrest in OTR, Downtown BB gun attacks

Police have arrested a third suspect in a string of BB gun attacks targeting people throughout Over-the-Rhine and Downtown last week. → Read More

3 dead, 3 injured in Grant County crash on Interstate 75

Three people are dead, and three more are hospitalized after a rollover crash on Interstate 75 in Grant County, Kentucky State Police troopers said Monday. → Read More

In Vanity Fair interview, Emilio Estevez reflects on Cincinnati as 'Paris of the Midwest'

Emilio Estevez feels the magic every time he returns to Cincinnati. So much so that it was the first thing that came up in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, published online this week. → Read More

The Banks will convert 85 acres to an outdoor open-container district on March 25

Mayor John Cranley last year proposed converting 85 acres at The Banks into a designated outdoor refreshment area. The plan also includes converting E. Freedom Way into a pedestrian-only plaza. → Read More

FC Cincinnati home opener at West End Stadium set for May 16

It will be the club's first home Major League Soccer match that wasn't played at Nippert Stadium. → Read More

Butler County sheriff IDs pedestrian killed in Madison Township crash

A 70-year-old woman has died after a driver struck her Saturday on State Route 122 in Madison Township. → Read More

Cincinnati Metro fare changes mean some bus riders will pay more, some will pay less

Starting April 4, the transit agency will implement a plan it says will simplify how Metro collects fares, meaning some riders will have to pay more while others will pay less. → Read More

Brent Spence Bridge ranked second-worst traffic bottleneck in U.S.

The Brent Spence Bridge ranked second in freight traffic congestion in this year's "Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks" list, released every year by the American Transportation Research Institute. → Read More

Months-long lane, ramp closures on Brent Spence Bridge begin Monday for restoration

Combined with the nearby Roebling Suspension Bridge closure, the simultaneous restoration projects will mean months of ongoing traffic disruptions for commuters. → Read More

Cincinnati mayoral primary will likely include nine candidates

It will likely be a healthy mix of political veterans and newcomers who will compete for two spots on November's ballot. → Read More

Nine-month Roebling closure began Monday amidst winter weather traffic headaches

As a strong winter weather system moved across the South and Midwestern states Monday, crews were set to begin the 10-month project, intended to restore the sandstone on the 154-year-old bridge's towers and make other repairs. → Read More

Cincinnati Zoo staff gets 'notoriously nervous' giraffes ready for much-needed mani-pedis

It took "hundreds of hours and thousands of crackers" to teach the animals how to participate in their own foot care, an important element of maintaining their health that doesn't come easily. → Read More

U.S. attorney for Southern Ohio district to resign amid City Hall corruption cases

The U.S. attorney who made headlines last year for bringing federal corruption charges against three sitting members of Cincinnati City Council announced Tuesday he would resign at the end of the month. → Read More

Trevor Bauer signs deal with Los Angeles Dodgers

The Reds right-hander and Cy Young winner entered free agency after the 2020 season. → Read More