Crimea would be welcome as an equal part of Russia if the region votes to leave Ukraine in an upcoming referendum, the speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament said Friday.Full Story > Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting "Crimea is Russia!" as a parliamentary leader...Full Story > Opening statements were set to begin Friday in the court-martial of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a captain under his command with whom he had a three-year affair.Full Story > An Army captain at the center of a sexual assault case that has rocked the military testified Friday that a general twice forced her to perform oral sex on him during their three-year, illicit affair.Full Story > Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday. Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday at 2 a.m.Full Story > Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday. Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday at 2 a.m.Full Story > U.S. hiring improved in February from the previous two months despite a blast of wintry weather, likely renewing hopes that growth will accelerate this year.Full Story > Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.Full Story > Syrian activists say at least 17 rebels have been killed in a battle with government troops for an opposition stronghold near the border with Lebanon.Full Story > An al-Qaida-breakaway group said Friday that it faces a war with rival Islamic factions who want to destroy it, describing Syria's al-Qaida-linked branch as the "front of betrayal and treason" in a message that could...Full Story >
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 > 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 > An outbreak of the norovirus illness is spreading throughout a local assisted living center. We've been reporting on this for the past couple of weeks. There's currently 118 residents on the assistedFull Story > An outbreak of the norovirus illness is spreading throughout a local assisted living center. The Hamilton County Public Health Department says Atria Northgate Park has seen roughly 63 cases of norovirus.Full Story > For some, Lent is a time for fasting and repentance. For others, it's all about the fish fry!Full Story > For some, Lent is a time for fasting and repentance. For others, it's all about the fish fry! Full Story > Donnell Goodbread (compliments of HCSO) A man is charged with aggravated arson after police say he intentionally poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire. Donnell Goodbread, 34, appeared before a judge on Thursday afternoon. WitnessesFull Story > A man is charged with aggravated arson after police say he intentionally poured gasoline on a man and set him on fire.Full Story > Hamilton Police say they seized a significant amount of drugs, money, guns and a bulletproof vest after serving four search warrants throughout the week. Officers arrested five individuals on TuesdayFull Story > Hamilton Police say they seized a a significant amount of drugs, money, guns and a bulletproof vest after serving four search warrants throughout the week.Full Story > The toddler snuck a sandwich into class, violating the daycare's strict policy.Full Story > The toddler snuck a sandwich into class, violating the daycare's strict policy.Full Story > Batkid, the cancer patient who thrilled San Francisco with his efforts to save the city, was scheduled to appear at the Oscars but was scratched at the last minute, his mother said. Natalie Scott toldFull Story > The 5-year-old Batkid who saved San Francisco was scheduled to appear on the Oscars, but his segment was cut before the show.
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The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. On Thursday, the school board met as part of a planned safety workshop to review their current safety and emergency plans.Full Story > The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. For one local man, having an armed school employee has a different meaning.Full Story > Sunshine today will push the high temperature into the middle 50s. With cloud cover Saturday, we'll make it to about 50 degrees with potential for a few rain showers late in the evening.
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Expect a few rain showers late Saturday evening mixing with some light wet snow Saturday night into Sunday morning, then clearing and highs in the mid 40's Sunday.Full Story >