Sunday, March 9 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-03-09 10:34:29 GMT
After a few overnight passing showers or sprinkles, expect a sunny and comfortable Sunday with temperatures reaching 49 degrees. Full Story >
If your long-lasting case of cabin fever hasn't yet been cured, perhaps Monday and Tuesday of this week will do the trick... Meteorologist Steve Norris says temperatures will soar into the 60s both days! Full Story >
Saturday, March 8 2014 11:55 PM EST2014-03-09 04:55:42 GMT
Nearly two pounds of heroin were seized from four Kentucky residents on Thursday. Full Story >
Nearly two pounds of heroin were seized from four Kentucky residents on Thursday.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
The family of Africa Hope is grieving the murder of the 15-year-old girl killed Monday evening on Vine Street in OTR.
Police say Hope was shot sometime after 11 p.m. outside of 1710 Vine Street. She was transported to University Hospital where she later died.
"[I'm] hurt, betrayed, I'm just speechless," sister Lakisha Hope said. "I can't believe I had just lost my 15 year old sister. I just had talked to her."
Like many teenagers, family members say Africa Hope did not always listen and obey the rules.
"Her grandmamma did everything she could for her grandkids, but just Africa just wanted to be Africa," stepfather Kevin Metz said.
Family members say the young teen often snuck out and went her own way.
"Sometimes she'd come back three or four in the morning, sometimes she wouldn't come back at all," the teen's grandmother and guardian Corline Stone told FOX19.
Africa's 74-year-old grandmother says she tried to reach out to a local agency for at-risk teens for help.
"They said there was nothing they could do because she wasn't violent, she didn't have no gun or nothing," Stone said.
"My mother tried everything in the world to get her treatment, mental treatment physical treatment, programs," Metz said. "They never did. They sent her back."
Regardless of whether Africa Hope was out past the city curfew Monday, family members say there is no excuse for the tragic outcome that occurred on Vine Street.
"She was hard-headed but she don't deserve to get killed like that," Lakisha Hope said.
"I'll never get over this," Metz said. "I don't want to get over it. I'm angry, I'm hurt."
"I just hope that we find out who the person was who did what they did to her," the teen's mother Vanessa Hope said.
Vanessa Hope says she has found peace in her daughter's death.
"I truly believe that the Lord Jesus Christ called my daughter home," she said.
"There's no justification why any old person or any young person should be shot," Chief James Craig stated emphatically. "So if she was mischievous or she did this or that, does it warrant her losing her life?"
Sitting at the family's kitchen table Tuesday, Chief Craig listened to the cries for justice and promised the Cincinnati Police Department is doing everything they can to deliver it.
"I'm optimistic that we're going to find the person responsible for this. We know that they're out there and they're listening to this: we're going to get you and we're going to take you to jail," Craig said.
A vigil was held on Wednesday night for Hope.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Criminal Investigations Section at (513) 352-3542 or Crimestoppers at (513) 350-3040.
All callers will remain anonymous and receive compensation for information.
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31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
Friday, March 7 2014 8:01 PM EST2014-03-08 01:01:45 GMT
Police say that one person is dead following a shooting in Over the Rhine on Friday afternoon. The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Friday on Hamer Street. Little information is known at this time.Full Story >
Police say that a 22-year-old man was shot and killed in Over the Rhine while fixing his car on Friday evening. Full Story >
Saturday, March 8 2014 11:39 PM EST2014-03-09 04:39:49 GMT
A local marine is dead after a shooting in southern California on Sunday evening. Police say that 26-year-old Steven Kohus, of Morrow, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene in Twentynine Palms, Calif. OfficersFull Story >
A local Marine is dead after a shooting in southern California on Sunday evening. Police say that 26-year-old Steven Kohus, of Morrow, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene in Twentynine Palms, Calif.Full Story >
Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with a plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.Full Story >
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located...Full Story >
China's foreign minister sounded a note of defiance to the country's neighbors Saturday over rival territorial claims, and said good relations with Washington depend on mutual respect.Full Story >
China will never make concessions in territorial disputes with its neighbors, while good relations with the U.S. depend on Washington respecting Beijing's sovereignty claims, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.Full Story >
Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >