Courtney Francisco, WCPO

Courtney Francisco


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Courtney:

Community rallies to support Cincinnati police officer's fight against brain tumor

After 22 years with Cincinnati police, Officer Josh Phillips is usually trying to help solve other people's problems. Now, a months-long battle with brain cancer has urged others to step up and help him. → Read More

Ohio hospital leaders on COVID-19: 'We've seen the surge; it is here'

Hospital leaders throughout Ohio joined Governor Mike DeWine on Monday in addressing the public about the state of hospitals, capacity and COVID-19 infections in their regions. → Read More

As holidays approach and COVID spread continues, how easy is it to get tested in the Tri-State?

Health officials say more and more people across the Tri-State are requesting a COVID-19 test as cases spike and the holidays draw closer. → Read More

Brent Spence Bridge closure could impact more than just regional traffic, trucking expert says

Roughly 80% of the nation's freight is carried by truck. With the Brent Spence closed, only time will tell just how widely that impact will reach across the country's supply chain, experts say. → Read More

Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 in critical condition after double shooting in Warren County

The Journal-News reported the investigation was taking place in Washington Township near the border between Warren and Clinton counties. → Read More

Kentucky distillery Castle & Key donates hand sanitizer to people, groups in need

If you thought hand sanitizer was an easy purchase, Linda Berry Smith says think again. She spent part of Thursday picking up 12 bottles of disinfectant to hand out to struggling patients at Good Samaritan Free Health Center in Price Hill. → Read More

McGrath, McConnell disagree on Brent Spence replacement plans

Politicians have spent more than a decade campaigning on the promise of a replacement for the Brent Spence Bridge connecting Cincinnati to Northern Kentucky. → Read More

What new pandemic recommendations mean for NKY restaurants

With new recommendations announced Monday for Kentucky's “red” counties -- where COVID-19 spread is most severe -- people across Northern Kentucky are bracing for another round of losses during the pandemic. → Read More

Hillsboro schools remain open to K-6 students after positive case

As health departments work to stop COVID-19 from surging in the Tri-State, a Hillsboro family thinks schools need to relax attendance rules. → Read More

Suffering from 'COVID fatigue?' You're not alone — but you shouldn't give in

Some experts attribute the recent nationwide spike in cases to “COVID fatigue” — a state of psychological exhaustion in which people attempt to return to pre-pandemic normality despite the risk to their own safety. → Read More

Ohio Dems, Republicans say education, participation are best ways to fight disinfo about election

Democrats and Republicans in Hamilton County are warning voters about election interference after the FBI announced an attempt from Iran and Russia to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. → Read More

Judges deliberating whether Plush family suit should move to jury trial

Three appeals court judges are deliberating whether a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kyle Plush's family against the City of Cincinnati and several city employees will move on to a jury trial. → Read More

Indiana to provide rent assistance for six months for those hit hard by pandemic

Indiana’s Rental Assistance Portal is accepting applications for a program that provides eligible renters with up to six months in rental assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly payments. → Read More

What does a global health crisis do to your insurance costs?

Premiums might become more expensive next year to cover companies' losses during the pandemic; they might stay the same. But a local economist predicts there's very little chance they'll go down. → Read More

Cincinnatians mourn the death of baseball great Joe Morgan

Within hours of the announcement that Cincinnati Reds legend and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan had passed away, a small memorial sprouted at the feet of Morgan's likeness outside Great American Ballpark. → Read More

Unanswered questions about 'appalling' attack on Miami University fraternity

Miami University students said Wednesday they want clearer answers about a weekend confrontation between members of a fraternity and an unidentified group of attackers. → Read More

Pandemic closes Shanghai Mama's after 20 years of late-night service

After 20 years serving late-night food to Cincinnati's downtown crowd, Shanghai Mama's lights are off, the building is sold, the owner is out and his long-time employees are trying to land on their feet during the pandemic. → Read More

State senator aims to open up Hamilton County jury selection using BMV lists

Critics argue that because the majority of jurors are white, juries here are not representative of the county's population, and that people deserve a fair trial in front of a jury of their peers. → Read More

Bereaved parents, including Audrey Dubose, want de-escalation training for all Ohio police

A group of bereaved parents, all of whom had lost children during interactions with police, marched through Cincinnati Friday in a demonstration they hope will help inspire lasting change. → Read More

Driver sentenced for OVI crash that left father, sons permanently injured

Convicted drugged driver James Burk and his victims still had visible injuries from their year-ago crash when they appeared in court Thursday for Burk’s sentencing. → Read More