Many tattoos are displayed on an individual's body as an expression of their personality, but some tattoos are placed there to save or end a person's life. The demand for medical tattoos is growing in the United States. Full Story >
More than two million teens in the United States abuse prescription drugs, synthetic marijuana and bath salts annually according to a recent study conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Full Story >
By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) - An old keg is the traveling trophy that goes to the winner of a long-standing Ohio River football rivalry. And it's most of what's at stake when No. 19 LouisvilleFull Story >
An old keg is the traveling trophy that goes to the winner of a long-standing Ohio River football rivalry. And it's most of what's at stake when No. 19 Louisville plays at Cincinnati on Thursday night.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:27 PM EST2013-12-04 22:27:55 GMT
Lincoln Heights Elementary is on lockdown following a shooting near the school's grounds. Officers say that a female victim was shot outside of the Lincoln Heights Fire Department. The shooting happenedFull Story >
Lincoln Heights Elementary is on lockdown following a shooting near the school's grounds.Full Story >
A wintry storm pushing through the western half of the country is bringing bitterly cold temperatures that prompted safety warnings for residents in the Rockies and threatened crops as far south as California.Full Story >
The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to 20-below or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to...Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 5:06 PM EST2013-12-04 22:06:47 GMT
A homeless man has been reportedly beaten without cause after two men walked into a homeless camp in Queensgate offering free sandwiches. The Homeless Coalition states that the incident happened on MondayFull Story >
A homeless man has been reportedly beaten without cause after two men walked into a homeless camp in Queensgate offering free sandwiches.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:50 PM EST2013-12-04 21:50:19 GMT
Skydivers killed over Eloy
Two skydivers are dead and a third was injured after colliding midair during a jump over a southern Arizona community, the FAA said.Full Story >
The victims were from the United Kingdom (pictured on the right) and Germany (seen on the left). Both skydivers had open parachutes when they collided about 200 to 300 feet above the ground near Eloy and their canopies collapsed.Full Story >
Heroin use is becoming a growing epidemic in many states, but the problem is hidden in many communities.
"I think a lot of people are blind to the fact of what it really is," said an addict.
Sergeant Gross of Perrysburg Township, Ohio said the epidemic is the number one problem for his department right now.
"I think law enforcement has already realized the heroin is problem here, it's people that don't see it and don't think that it could happen there; they don't think that it could happen with their kids, or their brother or sister or whatever it may be," said Gross.
According to a government study, heroin use among teenagers is up 80 percent in the last 10 years.
Jeff Streeter is a chemical dependency counselor in Toledo, Ohio. Streeter said teenagers are walking through his doors more frequently than ever.
"We want to make sure people are aware and their eyes are open instead of just with the blinders on, and not focusing on what's going on around them," said Streeter.
The Toledo Police Department said they seized about $400,000 worth of heroin in 2011. In 2012, they seized more than $1.36 million worth of the drug.
The Lucas County Coroner said in 2011 they had 47 deaths because of heroin and opiates. By mid-2012, they had already seen 32 cases - an increase of 36 percent.
The drug is so powerful that people will do anything to get money to buy drugs. Police say heroine is causing crime that hits innocent victims.
Sgt. Gross said there is an increase in property crime because of heroin in Perrysburg Township. The increase is even larger than the increase due to crack cocaine years ago.
"The last dozen or so retail theft people that we've arrested, probably 70 percent of those people are addicted to heroin," said Gross. "It's just an ongoing cycle that doesn't seem to be coming to an end any time soon."
Law enforcement is trying to stop the cycle, but agree it will require help. People in the area must realize there is a problem, try to deal with the problem and help those already in the clutches of this drug.
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 >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:01 AM EST2013-12-04 16:01:35 GMT
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus. Campus police report that two female students were accosted in women's rest rooms in theFull Story >
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-03 22:29:16 GMT
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died, the friend he said gave him the bet. It didn'tFull Story >
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died. On Tuesday, the school released a statement with their opinion on the matter.