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Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

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Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall.

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Aurora man caught in 'random act of violence' now fighting for his life Video included

A 22-year-old Aurora man is currently fighting for his life in a hospital bed after police said he was shot earlier this month. (Provided) A 22-year-old Aurora man is currently fighting for his life in a hospital bed after police said he was shot earlier this month. (Provided)
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A 22-year-old Aurora man is currently fighting for his life in a hospital bed after police said he was shot earlier this month.

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GOP Ohio Gov. Kasich signs order on gun background checks

Gov. John Kasich (Associated Press/file) Gov. John Kasich (Associated Press/file)

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order intended to improve compliance with gun background check reporting.

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Police: Speed believed to be factor in multi-vehicle bus crash that injured several Video included

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Excessive speed is believed to be a factor in a multi-vehicle bus crash that left several injured, police said.

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Mom accused of killing, burying baby now allowed curfew

Skylar Richardson is charged with murder in the death of her newborn baby found buried in a Warren County backyard. Skylar Richardson is charged with murder in the death of her newborn baby found buried in a Warren County backyard.
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A modification has been granted for Skylar Richardson's house arrest now allowing a curfew to be in place. 

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Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk Video included

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Police in Canada's biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack.

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Police: CA mother kills 2 children, then herself Video included

Police in Modesto, CA, are searching for a motive in the shooting deaths of two children apparently carried out by their mother before she killed herself. (Source: KCRA/CNN) Police in Modesto, CA, are searching for a motive in the shooting deaths of two children apparently carried out by their mother before she killed herself. (Source: KCRA/CNN)
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Police in Modesto, CA, are searching for a motive in the shooting deaths of two children apparently carried out by their mother before she killed herself.

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Attorney: California police shot unarmed black man 10 times

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Lawyers for the family of a black man killed by police in a busy Southern California parking lot say an autopsy found he was shot 10 times and died from choking on his own blood as police delayed getting him medical help.

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Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie Video included

A federal court said that animals may not sue for copyright protection in a ruling on a lawsuit over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey. (Source: David Slater/KGO/CNN) A federal court said that animals may not sue for copyright protection in a ruling on a lawsuit over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey. (Source: David Slater/KGO/CNN)
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A U.S. appeals court has ruled in a case over selfies taken by a monkey that lawsuits can't be filed claiming animals have copyrights to photos.

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Former President George H.W. Bush in ICU at Houston hospital Video included

Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized Wednesday, but his condition has steadily improved. (Source: CNN) Former President George H. W. Bush was hospitalized Wednesday, but his condition has steadily improved. (Source: CNN)
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Bush, 93, lost his wife Barbara just last week. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other president and first lady in history. 

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Senators considering a delay for VA confirmation hearing

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Senators discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's second-largest department.

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Waffle House hero starts GoFundMe for families of victims Video included

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James Shaw, Jr. said he's not a hero. But his actions are nothing short of remarkable.

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Pompeo nomination narrowly clears panel, goes to full Senate Video included

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Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is facing serious opposition before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which may not have enough votes to recommend his confirmation. More>>

Stephon Clark's brother charged with misdemeanor assault

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Prosecutors have charged the brother of an unarmed black man who was shot to death by Sacramento police with misdemeanor assault and vandalism.

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Caught on camera: Giraffe escapes zoo exhibit

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A baby giraffe escaped her exhibit at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo in Indiana. It took zookeepers about two hours to get her back into her exhibit

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson announces birth of a third daughter

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted the news of his daughter’s birth on Instagram.

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City leaders tour 911 call center, action plan to follow

Cincinnati city leaders got a chance Monday to tour the Emergency Communications Center. (WXIX) Cincinnati city leaders got a chance Monday to tour the Emergency Communications Center. (WXIX)
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Cincinnati city leaders got a chance Monday to tour the Emergency Communications Center.

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Cameo nightclub shooting suspect tried to pay off witnesses, court docs show

Cornell Beckley is facing charges including murder, involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault. (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Cornell Beckley is facing charges including murder, involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault. (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
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The surviving suspect in a Cincinnati nightclub shooting is accused of trying to pay off witnesses in connection with his upcoming murder trial. 

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DREAM HOME 2018

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway tickets on sale now Video included

The 2018 Dream Home is located in Pierce Township (Provided rendering from St. Jude) The 2018 Dream Home is located in Pierce Township (Provided rendering from St. Jude)

FOX19 NOW is proud to again partner with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the 2018 Dream Home Giveaway. 

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Waffle House murder suspect Travis Reinking is in custody

Travis Reinking was arrested in a wooded area in Nashville, one day after killing four people and injuring four others at a Waffle House. (Source: NASHVILLE POLICE/TWITTER) Travis Reinking was arrested in a wooded area in Nashville, one day after killing four people and injuring four others at a Waffle House. (Source: NASHVILLE POLICE/TWITTER)
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BREAKING: Murder suspect Travis Reinking is in custody and was arrested in a wooded area, according to Nashville police.

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER

Rainy start to work week Video included

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Rain is back in the forecast for the first part of the work week after a dry weekend.

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Report: Kentucky has the 2nd highest number of pregnant smokers Video included

Women ages 20-24 were most likely to smoke during pregnancy. (Source: WAVE 3 News) Women ages 20-24 were most likely to smoke during pregnancy. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
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Women ages 20-24 were most likely to smoke during pregnancy.

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Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

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The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. More>>

DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media) The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)
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The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

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Reds explode for 10 runs to beat Braves

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The Reds scored 10 runs Monday to beat the Braves and win for just the second time at Great American Ball Park this season.

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10 dead, 15 injured after van struck pedestrians in Toronto Video included

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Authorities identified the suspected driver a 25-year-old man from Richmond Hill.

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With lights from Toys R Us dimmed, sales plunge at Hasbro

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The repercussions from the demise of Toys R Us have begun to ripple outward beginning with Hasbro, which is reporting a loss and plunging revenue in its first quarter. More>>

Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

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Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program.

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Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

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Audit of Facebook's privacy practices found no problems, though company knew a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users. More>>

Public archery range opens in Deerfield Twp

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The Carter Park Archery Range is officially open.

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It's a boy! Kate Middleton gives birth to third child Video included

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William have two children, George and Charlotte.

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Mother tells children 'they are going to see Jesus' before setting car on fire

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Witnesses said the woman revved the car engine until it caught fire.

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Planned Parenthood sues Indiana over new abortion rules

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Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is suing Indiana officials over a new law that will require medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to...

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Officer takes the cake with accidental tasing apology

Hamilton Twp. Officer Workman apologizes to Firefighter Rickey Wagoner for accidentally tasing him during an EMS call (Credit: Hamilton Twp. Police) Hamilton Twp. Officer Workman apologizes to Firefighter Rickey Wagoner for accidentally tasing him during an EMS call (Credit: Hamilton Twp. Police)
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Wouldn't it be nice if all the world's problems could be solved with a slice of cake? 

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Hepatitis vaccines urged for travelers to Kentucky, Michigan

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Indiana health officials are advising residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A if their summer plans include visits to Kentucky or Michigan.

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Council, other Cincinnati leaders to take 'exhaustive tour' of 911 center

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Council members and other Cincinnati leaders are expected to go on what is being described as an "exhaustive tour" of the city’s 911 center Monday. 

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Police: Fight may have led to driver plowing car into bar Video included

Loveland Police are investigating a vehicle accident that ended with a car driven into a bar as potentially intentional. The accident injured 3 people. Loveland Police are investigating a vehicle accident that ended with a car driven into a bar as potentially intentional. The accident injured 3 people.
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Three people were injured after a vehicle crashed into a building in Loveland, Loveland police say. 

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Dad accused of using heroin with 2-year-old daughter in backseat

Brent Sturgill is accused of using heroin in a car with his toddler in the back seat. (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Brent Sturgill is accused of using heroin in a car with his toddler in the back seat. (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
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A father faced a judge Monday morning on charges he used heroin in a car while his 2-year-old daughter was in the backseat. 

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Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump Video included

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Shania Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he's offensive.

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Police identify man shot, killed in Roselawn

Cincinnati Police say Sterling Musgrave was found shot to death on Crest Hill Avenue Sunday (Credit: Cincinnati Police) Cincinnati Police say Sterling Musgrave was found shot to death on Crest Hill Avenue Sunday (Credit: Cincinnati Police)
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Cincinnati police have identified the man shot to death in Roselawn Sunday evening.

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Police looking for vehicle in fatal hit-skip

Colerain Township police are looking for a vehicle that looks similar to the pictured vehicle. They say a silver or gray 1997-1999 Camry was involved in a fatal hit-skip and left the scene. The car pictured is not the car involved. (Colerain Twp. Police) Colerain Township police are looking for a vehicle that looks similar to the pictured vehicle. They say a silver or gray 1997-1999 Camry was involved in a fatal hit-skip and left the scene. The car pictured is not the car involved. (Colerain Twp. Police)
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The Colerain Township Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a vehicle that left the scene of an accident. 

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'Uber' for lawn care is coming to Cincinnati

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If you're a homeowner, you've probably wished you could snap your finger and have your grass mowed, weeds whacked, and shrubs trimmed.

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Cincinnati gas prices shoot up nearly 16 cents

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The price of gasoline in Cincinnati has shot up nearly 16 cents in the past week.

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The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect's firearms card was revoked Video included

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Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. More>>

'Smallville' actress charged with sex trafficking

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Allison Mack was indicted in federal court for allegedly helping recruit women for a man who claims to be a self-improvement guru. 

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Parents: Teachers taped 5-year-old's mouth shut, wouldn't let him eat Video included

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Outraged parents say preschooler Abdul Dannoui cruelly had his mouth taped shut and regularly had his lunch thrown out by his own teachers.

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Dog stays with lost toddler, helps rescue her Video included

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Max became hero and protector for a sleepy little girl in a T-shirt on a cold night, far from home. 

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Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. (Source: CNN/TWITTER) The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83. (Source: CNN/TWITTER)
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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83.

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Waffle House shooting victims: DeEbony Groves, 21, was 'full of immense potential' Video included

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Groves was a senior at Belmont, where she majored in social work, and her death left the school "shocked and devastated" its president said. 

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Police: 1 shot, 1 detained in Mt. Airy

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One person was detained in a shooting in Mt. Airy late Sunday, according to Cincinnati police. 

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Divided Koreans hold out hope that, after decades, they'll see long-lost family Video included

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Millions of Korean were left permanently divided from family on the other side when the war ended in 1953, and for many time is running out for a reunion. 

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Video shows students bullying girl wearing hijab Video included

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Originally captured on Snapchat, one student was heard yelling offensive words at another girl who was wearing a hijab.

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Family: Surgeons left needle in baby's heart

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Amara Le and her fiancé first learned baby Katelynn still had a needle inside of her when a doctor discovered it during a follow-up appointment.

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An officer, a pilot and Jim Morrison: some notable posthumous pardons

President Donald Trump tweeted that he’s considering granting a posthumous pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson. (Source: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump) President Donald Trump tweeted that he’s considering granting a posthumous pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson. (Source: Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)
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President Donald Trump could soon take the rare step of granting a posthumous pardon. Here’s a look at some other times that’s happened in the U.S.

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World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN) Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki confirmed. (Source: TV Asahi/CNN)
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The world's oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117.

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Wong, DeJong homer as Cardinals sweep Reds again

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Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong homered, Mike Mikolas tossed seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals completed their second sweep of the woeful Cincinnati Reds this season.

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Animal rescue collecting get well cards for 12-year-old set to undergo major surgery Video included

The Tri-State Noah Project is collecting cards for this 12-year-old named Jak. (Photo provided) The Tri-State Noah Project is collecting cards for this 12-year-old named Jak. (Photo provided)
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A local rescue is hoping to lift the spirits of a 12-year-old animal advocate named Jak who is preparing for a major operation.

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Former NFL kicker says posing with gun in daughter's prom photo was a joke

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely (4) cheers on the sideline at the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely (4) cheers on the sideline at the end of the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
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Feely tweeted a photo Saturday evening. It showed him standing between his daughter and her prom date while holding a handgun.

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Man hailed as hero after charging, disarming Waffle House gunman Video included

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Shaw rushed the gunman while he was reloading and was able to wrestle the gun away and toss it over the counter.

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Kate Spade setting up shop in Cincinnati

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Fashionistas rejoice! A new retailer is coming to Cincinnati Premium Outlets this summer. 

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Late night crash kills man, injures woman on I-275 Video included

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A two vehicle accident left a man dead and a woman injured late Saturday night, Wilder Police say.

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Man killed in late night motorcycle crash Video included

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A Lincoln Heights man was killed in a motorcycle accident late Friday night, Forest Park police say.

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Sunday marks 2 years since Pike County massacre Video included

Top: Christopher Rhoden, Jr.; Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, Hannah Gilley, Hanna Rhoden. Bottom: Dana Rhoden, Christopher Rhoden, Sr.; Kenneth Rhoden; Gary Rhoden. (GoFundMe/Facebook) Top: Christopher Rhoden, Jr.; Clarence "Frankie" Rhoden, Hannah Gilley, Hanna Rhoden. Bottom: Dana Rhoden, Christopher Rhoden, Sr.; Kenneth Rhoden; Gary Rhoden. (GoFundMe/Facebook)
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This weekend marks the two-year anniversary of the Pike County massacre. 

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'Austin Powers' star Verne Troyer dies at age 49

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Verne Troyer, an actor famous for his role as Mini-Me in the "Austin Powers" trilogy, has passed away.

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Acting City Manager takes the lead, plans on fixing 911 problems

Patrick Duhaney (provided by: City of Cincinnati) Patrick Duhaney (provided by: City of Cincinnati)
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After approving the resignation of Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black Saturday morning, city council members also approved the appointment of Assistant City Manager Patrick Duhaney as acting city manager.

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Tri-State couple gets married at White Castle

Nicole Xique & Brian Breezley marry at White Castle. Nicole Xique & Brian Breezley marry at White Castle.
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Not a traditional place to hold a wedding, but Tri-State couple Nicole Xique and Brian Breezley made it official at White Castle. 

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City manager quits seconds before Council meets to fire him Video included

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black (FOX19 NOW/file) Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black (FOX19 NOW/file)
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City Manager Harry Black resigned Saturday morning, just seconds before an extraordinary special session of Council began to fire him.

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