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Past articles by Rich:

Serial robbery suspect arrested in Adams County

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Rich Jaffe) -A serial robbery suspect is off the streets Tuesday thanks to some quick law enforcement work.Investigators say John Fronk, Jr., 36, was escalating, getting more daring and dangerous, and it was just a matter of time → Read More

Carpentry Math: Program gives kids hands-on math project

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A group of Cincinnati veterans were presented Monday, May 23, with some very special gifts thanks to a unique middle school math program.The vets got some cool, custom made benches and the kids got some very hands on lessons about numbe → Read More

Essay Competition: Sheriff believes children are the answer to drug problem

ADAMS COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - A local sheriff is taking a unique approach to the deadly and devastating problem of drugs in his community.Adams County Sheriff Kim Rogers believes the answer lies in children, particularly seventh graders. Rogers is putting hi → Read More

Brown County Jail set to reopen in June

BROWN COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Local 12 News has learned a county jail closed back in December 2015 due to unsafe conditions is set to reopen June 2016.The Brown County Jail has been under major renovations since a fight that put employees at risk. For years, → Read More

Shots shatter window at Hamilton County Jail

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Officials are investigating a shooting at the Hamilton County Justice Center.A man was apparently targeted for death right after getting out of jail, but a deputy was almost the victim. Right next to the entrance of the Hamil → Read More

School nurse murdered, police searching for a suspect

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Police are looking for help finding someone they called a person of interest in the murder of a school nurse.Officers found 34-year-old Julia Boyajian stabbed to death in her College Hill apartment Monday morning, May 16. Tuesday police → Read More

National Police Week: Police Wives of Ohio thanking officers

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - It was an idea started more than 50 years ago by President John F. Kennedy; taking time to thank police officers across the country for putting their lives at risk every time they put on a uniform.No one knows that risk more than the sp → Read More

Township trying to help worried residents of local apartment complex

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - The township administrator said something had to be done to stem the flow of problems at a troublesome apartment complex.People who live at the Royal Oak Apartments in Pierce Township said they've tried everything to get mana → Read More

Old-style circus comes to town

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (WKRC) - Circuses have certainly changed through the years.But one tiny, big show still puts on a show the way it used to be, The Kelly Miller One Ring Circus. Thursday, May 12, they raised their tents in New Richmond.The circus rolled i → Read More

Flooding has local homeowners looking for help

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - A group of frustrated homeowners hope local leaders will step up and help them find a solution.Local 12 News first reported about the flooding between Hopper Hill and Nine Mile Roads in Pierce Township in April 2016. Wednesda → Read More

Purse snatchings; thieves targeting women shoppers

UNION TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - Local 12 has learned a pair of purse snatching thieves may have specifically women in their sights as they momentarily focus on loading groceries or packages into the car.They've hit multiple times recently all over the Cincin → Read More

Public park patrons report issues of being followed, accosted at East Fork Park

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Tax dollars pay for public parks so most people would like to think they could take their family to a park for a pleasant experience, any time it is open.But Local 12 has found that's not exactly true at one particular state → Read More

Sweets and Meats: Local couple's delicious hobby becomes business

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Food trucks have become quite the rage when it comes to the latest and greatest in cuisine all over the country.One of the other raging tasty trends has become barbecue. For a local couple the combination was a match made in heaven. Fri → Read More

Help on the way to deal with drug and prostitution problems in local area

CARTHAGE, Ohio (WKRC) - Help is on the way to deal with drug and prostitution problems that plague the Carthage area.The Cretan Grill's only open from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon but the doors used to be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is th → Read More

Landslide that threatens family's home a county mistake?

SWITZERLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Homeowners believe county officials were responsible for a dangerous landslide.That landslide cost some Switzerland County residents their home and ruined their property. Ed and Melissa Brush lived on Evans Hill Road near → Read More

Deputies take safety into their own hands, install massive camera system

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Video cameras and surveillance seem to be everywhere, but sometimes those lenses are not where they need to be.An ambitious program to put additional eyes on, and in, every Hamilton County building is just about finished. While making b → Read More

Water runoff flooding local homes; neighbors asking for help

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Heavy rains created big problems for some hillside homeowners.They're afraid their homes in Clermont County's Pierce Township are going to be destroyed. The problem is uncontrolled runoff from Hopper Hill Road, just up from N → Read More

DEA veteran weighs in on Pike County murders

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Ohio's Attorney General toured four crime scenes in Pike County Wednesday, April 27, where eight family members were murdered.In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, investigators didn't release any new details except to say it → Read More

Investigation continues into shocking, execution style murder of family

PIKE COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Eight members of the same family, including one child, are all dead in Pike County and the shooter could still be on the loose.The person shot each victim in the head, execution style. Deputies found their bodies in several diffe → Read More

Drugs & prostitution worry local residents

CARTHAGE, Ohio (WKRC) - People in a local community say their families are trapped in their houses by prostitutes and drug dealers.Long-time homeowners in Carthage reached out to Local 12 News for help with an ongoing crime problem. Many said they were so → Read More