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Past articles by Joe:

New drug treatment facility opening in northern Kentucky

ERLANGER, Ky. (WKRC) - Kentucky's attorney general was in northern Kentucky to launch a new offensive in the war on heroin Thursday morning. In a room where hundreds of men meet weekly to overcome their addiction, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear threw down the gauntlet with big pharma, the companies he blames for creating the opioid epidemic. He calls their profits "blood money. ""So I'm… → Read More

Mainstrasse Village Association to file for bankruptcy

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - A couple of rainy weekends are getting the blame for the financial demise of Covington's Mainstrasse Village Association, and this could impact the future of some popular festivals. When it rains on a weekday in Mainstrasse Village, it hurts business. When it rains hard during the entire weekend of Oktoberfest, it kills business. The sign on the Village Association office… → Read More

Nonprofit NKY Hates Heroin upset after group uses logo as a joke

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - For the last five years, the bright red and white logo has made a bold statement: NKY Hates Heroin. The family that started the nonprofit wanted to send a clear message after they lost a loved one to a heroin overdose, but now, others are using their logo as a joke, and not everyone is laughing. Local 12 told you about NKY Hates Bicyclists and their mean-spirited comments… → Read More

Hamilton County Board of Elections discusses redacted Pureval campaign checks

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Hamilton County Board of Elections met to discuss the Ohio Election Commission Complaint filed against Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval. Pureval, a Democrat, is challenging Rep. Steve Chabot, a Republican, for his Congressional seat. The allegation is that Pureval used money from his county Clerk of Courts campaign for his Congressional race, which is not allowed. There is a… → Read More

Florence murder suspect's attorneys fight back against child pornography allegations

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - David Dooley's attorneys thought they would be preparing for his second murder trial right now, but prosecutors threw them a curve. They are pushing back and asking the judge to dismiss the new sex charges that date back to allegations from 14 years ago. Dooley is facing new charges of use of a minor in a sexual performance and possession of matter portraying a sexual… → Read More

Color, size & power: Rozzi Fireworks reveals secrets

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - For Riverfest, Rozzi's Famous Fireworks will fire off about 10,000 shells and have visual effects on two bridges.Local 12 has showed you how they digitally link the music and big bangs with the WEBN soundtrack, but how do they decide th → Read More

Western & Southern CEO talks about keeping Cincinnati Labor Day weekend tradition alive

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The countdown is on to the unofficial end of Cincinnati's summer, and, once again, it is going out with a bang.The Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks promise to be bigger and better this year. The show nearly fizzled out a few years ag → Read More

Northern Kentucky man sentenced to 20 years for five counts of murder

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - Following the jury’s recommendation, a Kenton County judge sentenced Daniel Greis to 20 years in prison Monday afternoon.Greis, 58, was convicted in June of killing Rodney Pollitt, Samantha Malohn and their three children: Haileann, → Read More

Police to discuss Blue Ash business owner's homicide

BLUE ASH, Ohio (WKRC) - A Blue Ash business owner was killed five months ago. Police released some surveillance photos in an effort to find Michael Needham's killer.Needham's body was found in the early morning hours of March 24 in a parking lot on Floral → Read More

OTR homeless camp disbanding as permanent ban is in effect

OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio (WKRC) - Hours after a common pleas judge’s temporary restraining order banning homeless camps became permanent, Cincinnati’s largest homeless camp cleared out. Judge Robert Ruehlman’s order allows police and sheriff’s deputies to arre → Read More

Driver pleads guilty to two counts of murder for fatal Kenton County crash

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - The man who slammed head-on into David and Ella McNay on New Year’s Eve 2015 is headed to prison for 20 years for their deaths.Sixty-one-year-old Mark Huffman pleaded guilty to two counts of murder in Kenton County Circuit Court Fri → Read More

Florida House candidate lies about college diploma, apologizes

OXFORD, Ohio (WKRC) - A Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives, who claimed she graduated from Miami University in Oxford, did not, in fact, graduate from the school, university officials confirm.Melissa Howard, who is running for th → Read More

Transgender teens, parents file complaint against Warren County judge

MASON, Ohio (WKRC) - The mothers of three transgender teens have filed a federal lawsuit claiming a Warren County judge has violated their Constitutional rights. Stephanie Leigh Whitaker, Jennifer Shaul and a woman calling herself Jane Doe filed the lawsui → Read More

Nolan family response to lawsuit: Pay the victims

NEWPORT, Ky. (WKRC) - The family of Tim Nolan has responded to his jailhouse lawsuit to stop them from selling his belongings, and it could be good news for the victims of his sex crimes.Last week, Nolan, who is serving 20 years in prison for sex crimes, s → Read More

Construction worker electrocuted in Butler County

REILY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) - A construction worker died on a Reily Township job site Thursday morning after a crane struck a power line. OSHA Area Director Ken Montgomery said the man worked for Avendano Carpentry. The company was using the crane to lift → Read More

Cemetery uses GPS to help people find loved ones' graves

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) -“It’s not easy to be innovative in the cemetery business,” said Arlington Memorial Gardens CEO Dan Applegate before showing me the latest innovation on his cellphone. It’s called ‘Locate a Loved One,” and it uses GPS tec → Read More

1 dead after triple stabbing in Covington

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - Covington Police have identified the victim of Sunday’s fatal stabbing near 5th and Philadelphia as 38-year old Aaron Howard of Cincinnati. Markeita Mobley, who says she is pregnant with Howard’s seventh child, described him as lov → Read More

Police identify rape suspect who jumped in the Ohio River

VILLA HILLS, Ky. (WKRC) - Villa Hills Police say the suspect they were searching for who jumped into the Ohio River Wednesday is Robert Kasee. The search for him turned into a recovery mission but he has not been found.Crews resumed the search on Thursday → Read More

Police identify suspect in assault of bar manager in OTR parking lot

OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio (WKRC) - Cincinnati Police have filed a felonious assault charge for the Sunday morning attack that seriously injured the general manager of a popular Over-the-Rhine bar. 33-year-old Lucien Lanier is charged in the assault of Japp’s m → Read More

Japp's manager recovering from serious head injury after parking lot assault

OVER-THE-RHINE, Ohio (WKRC) - Cincinnati Police are asking for help identifying the suspect of a vicious weekend assault in an Over-the-Rhine parking lot. Police say Jennifer Watts was an innocent bystander who witnessed a minor car accident and was punche → Read More