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Recent Articles by Jessica
Executive order restores voting rights to nonviolent felons in Kentucky
Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order that will restore voting rights to around half of the 312,000 people currently unable to vote due to their criminal records.
Jessica Schmidt and
Published December 13, 2019 at 9:56 AM
Ex-girlfriend of man allegedly tortured, locked in dog cage says she is innocent
In a series of messages exchanged with a FOX19 NOW reporter, she says she shouldn't be charged and that she's still "worried" about her ex-boyfriend.
Published December 9, 2019 at 10:40 PM
High school students working on ‘Project Chaos’ to educate parents on game day behavior
The project aims to improve adult behavior at youth sporting events.
Published December 4, 2019 at 9:56 PM
’I’m gonna kick its butt’: Hamilton community supporting eight-year-old fighting cancer
The entire Hamilton community is rallying behind her—business owners, students and staff at her school, even people she's never met.
Published December 3, 2019 at 11:17 PM
Ohio rescuers traveling to China to save dogs scheduled for slaughter as part of meat trade
Rescuers are asking for donations and potential foster families.
Published December 3, 2019 at 5:25 AM
Animal advocates say more work needs to be done at state, local level after federal PACT Act becomes law
It's a step in the right direction, local advocates say, but the PACT Act changes less than you might think.
Published November 27, 2019 at 11:00 PM
Non-profits feel effects of federal grant cuts to victim assistance groups
Hope Dudley creates playing cards and posters that feature the face of local victims, including people who are missing and people who have been killed.
Published November 26, 2019 at 11:06 PM
'She needs to be found’: Texas EquuSearch teams search for missing Indiana mother Brittany Hammond
An Indiana woman left to go to the store a year ago and hasn't been seen since. Now a volunteer group is working to help the family find her.
Published November 25, 2019 at 7:56 PM
Teen who survived Madison High School shooting gifted service dog to help with mental, physical trauma
Smith still suffers from those injuries and says he battles Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
Published November 21, 2019 at 10:09 PM
AARP suggests shopping around for prescriptions to save money on medications as prices continue to rise
The latest research from the AARP shows that prescription drug prices are continually increasing.
Published November 20, 2019 at 7:57 PM
Mail delivery suspended after residents report mailbox unit vandalism in Boone County
Until the mailboxes are fixed, everyone affected must get their mail at the post office.
Published November 18, 2019 at 10:29 PM
Prosecutor: 3 men accused of raping unconscious girl in Mason
The men allegedly recorded the rape and posted it on Snapchat.
Published November 18, 2019 at 9:08 PM
Puppy in care of Cincinnati rescue after young boy saves dog from death
Hopefully one day he and the boy will be reunited.
Published November 14, 2019 at 11:09 PM
Powerful portraits of breast cancer survivors stolen in package theft
Gut-wrenched and heartbroken, their owner is now pleading for the portraits back.
Published November 13, 2019 at 10:43 PM
Committee reveals results of police protocol review after death of Colerain Twp officer
'We truly believe we’re going to come up with some suggestions to save officers lives in the future'
Jessica Schmidt and
Jennifer Edwards Baker
Published November 13, 2019 at 10:21 AM
Key piece of evidence could eventually lead investigators to killer in unsolved murder of UC student from 1977
Details of the murder still haunt investigators and family alike.
Published November 11, 2019 at 6:43 PM
Fallout continues after Cincinnati Christian University announced closure
Students, parents and community leaders are already feeling the effects of the university's closing.
Published November 7, 2019 at 11:14 PM
Middletown man says he tackled burglary suspect, held him down until police arrived
Billy Turner held a man down who neighbors reported appeared to be trying to break into their homes until Middletown police arrived Monday night.
Published November 5, 2019 at 10:44 PM
Business owners in two different communities report puppies were stolen from stores
Two businesses are now offering rewards for information on two separate thefts involving puppies.
Published November 4, 2019 at 10:53 PM
Why 40K people want Lakota schools to be off day after Halloween
It begins with a 15-year-old freshman named Dominic Miller.
Published November 1, 2019 at 5:37 AM
Family: 2 sisters hospitalized after being diagnosed with E. coli
"It’s probably been the worst three weeks of my life.”
Published October 30, 2019 at 11:13 PM
Cincinnati university to close after accreditation withdrawal
The move comes after its accrediting agency issued a show-cause order in July.
Brian Planalp and
Published October 28, 2019 at 7:43 PM
Father of four diagnosed with terminal cancer working on bucket list with wife and kids
When Jonathan Frazier, a father and husband in Wilmington, got sick, he and his family member’s lives were turned upside down.
Published October 22, 2019 at 11:05 PM
Butler Co. investigators seize $65K of illegal vaping products
The sheriff’s office is cracking down on THC vapes.
Published October 22, 2019 at 6:20 AM
Family of three-year-old kidnapped, killed in 1982 fighting to keep man responsible in prison
A man who authorities said kidnapped and killed a three-year-old boy could walk out of prison next year, although the victim’s family is fighting hard to make sure that never happens.
Published October 18, 2019 at 4:19 AM
Driver arrested after police pursuit ends in two-car crash in Montgomery
Investigators have not identified the driver who was arrested or revealed what charges that person is now facing.
Published October 16, 2019 at 8:19 PM
Vigil honors murder victims, missing people, fallen heroes in Butler County
For more than 30 years, Victims United, a Butler County non-profit, has hosted the vigil as a way for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one to relieve part of their pain.
Published October 15, 2019 at 10:20 PM
Police: Burglary suspect fights back with pepper spray after neighbors hold him down
A Hamilton couple told police they chased down a burglary suspect and held him down, even though the suspect fought back.
Published October 14, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Cincinnati area seminary unveiling new building following increase in enrollment
Changes are coming to one local seminary, and according to church leaders, it is because of a big leap in enrollment.
Published October 10, 2019 at 9:42 PM
Kentucky shelter working to save dog likely shot in the head
Shelter volunteers found the dog had several puncture wounds on her head, including one that goes through her tongue.
Published October 7, 2019 at 9:59 PM
Woman shot and killed, suspect takes child, commits suicide in church, says Highland Co. Sheriff
Natalya Daoud and
Police: 1 shot in the neck in Forest Park shooting
Roselawn woman says Christmas gifts for granddaughter were stolen from her front porch
North College Hill man recovering after rescue from Ronald Reagan crash: ‘God sent some angels’
Northern Kentucky mother loses wedding rings in burglary, fears she was being watched