Butler County

Search for 6-year-old James Hutchinson continues Sunday; memorial fund launched

They say the purpose of the fund is to provide monetary support for James’s two siblings who will receive 100% of the donations.

  Nylo, James remembered at prayerful vigil as search for bodies goes on

Hotel, convention center proposed for ‘generational’ development in Middletown

  In time of tragedy, Middletown schools finds outpouring of support

  Family, friends create fund to help slain boy’s surviving siblings

  Flooded Ohio River remains too high to search for body of 6-year-old James Hutchinson

  Daughter indicted for vehicular homicide after running dad over, court records show

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  ‘His life mattered:’ Former teacher remembers James Hutchinson at school vigil

  Mother arrested for son’s murder claims boyfriend pressured her to get rid of kids, report says

  Community, school district remember 6-year-old Middletown boy

  ‘She killed my son’: Father attends Middletown vigil for 6-year-old

  Confused, devastated: Suspect’s sister reacts to death of 6-year-old boy

  Mother shows little remorse after confessing to killing son, police chief says

Middletown schools remember ‘happy, joyful’ young boy

The superintendent posted a message to families on Monday following the news of the boy's death.

Highest gas prices of 2021 could come in March, AAA says

Locally, gas prices in Cincinnati are more expensive than the national average, according to AAA.

Police: Middletown boy killed, put in river, mother charged

Police say they will be working with trained searchers in an attempt to recover James’s body.

Franklin man indicted on multiple counts of rape and kidnapping

Taranpreet Singh, 29, was indicted on three counts of rape, five counts of kidnapping and one count of assault.

  Fans to return to GABP: Gov. DeWine announces attendance policy for Reds

  Local leaders join committee focusing on policing in Ohio

Flags to be lowered in honor of 500K Americans lost to COVID-19

  Mother of Billy DiSilvestro haunted by horrific rumors 10 years into her son’s disappearance

  Fan capacity for Reds, other teams this spring discussed by Gov. DeWine

More than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones tests positive for COVID-19

Jones will have to quarantine until at least Monday, March 1.

Butler Co. Bomb Unit rescues abandoned cat and her kittens

The cats are now warm, fed and cozy at a local animal shelter.

  ‘Don’t declare victory too early:’ Ohio doctor stresses importance to prevent COVID spread

Ohio's COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue.

  Clearing snow from the side of your house could save your life

While you have been clearing your driveway of snow all week, you may want to consider using the shovel along the side of your home.

World-famous West Chester dog with spina bifida finds fur-ever home!

A simple Facebook post sparked a flurry of applications for the adorable pup, and now he’s been adopted.

  Ohio COVID-19 vaccine shipments delayed due to snowy, icy weather

Vaccine shipments coming directly from Pfizer and Moderna to providers will be delayed by one to two days, according to the governor.

PHOTOS: Snowfall returns to the Tri-State

Send in those photos of how you're enjoying the snow.

  Snowfall totals varying across Tri-State

Snowfall varied across the Tri-State.

Former Madison Township fire chief arrested on rape, other sexual charges involving a minor

A former Madison Township fire chief is facing charges of rape and gross sexual imposition involving a minor, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said.

  Right place right time: School custodian saves student’s life

The school says the student is doing okay.

Former police officer indicted on sex charges involving child, court docs say

The indictment says the offenses involved a person who was under the age of 13.

  Gov. DeWine distributing funds to help school districts

Third-grade proficiency numbers are down 8% across all of Ohio.

  ‘An incredible young woman:’ Meet the Tri-State’s first female Eagle Scout

Renee Bauer is the Tri-State's first female Eagle Scout, earning the rank just two years after girls were admitted into Boy Scouts.

  ’It was a very happy day:’ Kids partake in act of kindness at Hamilton assisted living facility

What started as a simple post on social media turned into an act of kindness at a Hamilton assisted living facility.

  Sleds, shovels put to use as Tri-State blanketed by snowfall

Some areas saw five inches, while others saw up to 10″.

  Ohio still weeks away from making vaccine available to next group, Gov. DeWine says

Currently, Ohio residents ages 65 and older can get the vaccine.

  Preparing your vehicle for frigid temps, snow

AAA has some recommendations to help if you have to travel in the cold weather.

Woman found dead in Warren County creek identified

There were no visible signs of foul play, Burke said.

Ohio reports less than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases

The newly reported data for all four key indicators were below Ohio's 21-day average.

Police search for missing Butler County attorney at Tennessee park

Robert James Qucsai III, was last seen entering Cummins Falls State Park around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

OSP: Impaired driver damages several cruisers during chase through Butler, Warren counties

Robert Bergman, 28, was arrested after leading authorities on a chase through Butler and Warren counties Thursday, state police say.

Peaceful end to SWAT situation in West Chester

Union Centre Boulevard is open again

  First Alert Weather Days: Rain turning to snow Thursday night

The weather in the Tri-State these next few days will be snowy and cold.

2 teens, 1 adult now charged with murder in fatal Middletown shooting

Middletown police say the shooting happened in the 3100 block of Wilbraham Road around 9 p.m.

  Middletown NAACP ‘concerned’ about officer’s social media photos, impact on community

The Rev. Dr. Celeste Didlick-Davis, president of the NAACP’s Middletown chapter, is seeking the officer’s personnel file and his arrest statistics as well as the statistics for the entire Division of Police over the past two months

  Middletown to require Racial Intelligence Training for first responders

The effort is part of a plan to combat injustice and intolerance.

  COVID-19 Vaccine: Answering your questions

FOX19 NOW is finding answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Heads up (literally): ISS flying over Tri-State tonight

The ISS will be traveling from left to right and if you want to see you need to look north.

  Super Bowl LV: Buccaneers, Chiefs connections to the Tri-State

The Tri-State has a number of connections to Super Bowl LV.

Lakota teachers receive COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday

'It’s important for our staff to receive the vaccine so that we can maintain in-person learning the entire school year,' says Lakota Superintendent Matt Miller

Medical helicopter responds when vehicle crashes into Butler County home

No one was inside the home at the time, but the driver was flown to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with a reported head injury, sheriff's officials say

  ‘There is hope:’ Husband’s efforts to find kidney for wife becomes success story

It started with a husband holding a sign and ended with a successful surgery.

  Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts ongoing as more people now eligible

More Ohioans are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  $60 drug debt led to fatal Middletown shooting, court docs say

The shooting left a grandmother dead Sunday night.

  Teenage girl’s bravery helps save 2 kids from icy pond

A 13-year-old girl helped save the lives of two young kids who had fallen into an icy pond.

  2 charged with murder in fatal Middletown shooting

Middletown police say the shooting happened in the 3100 block of Wilbraham Road around 9 p.m.

Suspect arrested after reports of bomb scare in West Chester

One person was arrested Friday after there were reports of a suspicious vehicle and possible explosive device Friday afternoon, according to West Chester Spokesperson Barb Wilson.

  Ohio’s unemployment fraud becoming national problem

The cases of fraud filtering through Ohio’s unemployment office are spreading like wildfire.

Get an Ohio 1099-G tax form but didn’t apply for unemployment? Here’s what to do

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services lists three steps to help those who suspect they might be victims of identity theft.

COVID-19 vaccination schedule for Ohio K-12 schools announced

The vaccine rollout for schools will begin the week of Feb. 1, according to Gov. Mike DeWine.

Former West Chester fiscal officer celebrates 98th birthday

A former West Chester Fiscal Officer celebrated her 98th birthday with a drive-by parade Friday.

All clear given after bomb scare at West Chester business

Police and fire crews have cleared the scene.

Roundabout to be ‘long-term safety answer’ for Butler County intersection

ODOT announced Thursday the roundabout received the funding needed to create it.

  West Chester Hospital’s frontline healthcare workers grateful for anonymous ‘thank you’ notes

“The level of just selflessness, like, ‘Hey we’re thinking of you,’ or, ‘Hey we thank you,’ ...It means so much.”

  Caught on Cam: Suspect shoots man’s dog in Hamilton

“I think he was trying to kill me.”

  Middletown School District teachers, staff receive COVID-19 vaccine

It's unknown if or when the school district will go back to full in-person learning.

  Restaurants seeing an early wave of Valentine’s Day reservations

Some restaurants may see fewer people through the door during Valentine’s Day weekend due to a limited amount of space to social distance.

West Chester dog with spina bifida gets worldwide support after not being adopted

Jack was supposed to meet with a person who might adopt him but the individual never showed up.

  83-year-old great-grandma takes up boxing classes to stay fit

Boxing classes go virtual at a retirement center.

Ohio reports more than 4,000 new cases, 57 deaths from COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered to eligible Ohioans.

  No charges for driver who hit pedestrian in Hamilton, family says

Troy Simmons was a Hamilton native and a grandfather.

  ‘Amazing’ wife, mother killed by accused drunk driver in Butler Co.

‘She took something from me I can’t get back,’ Jackie Reese said of the driver. ‘I want her in jail forever.'

  Woman charged with OVI after hit-skip crash kills pedestrian, police say

A woman has been charged after killing a pedestrian in Hamilton Wednesday afternoon.

  Man indicted on rape charges involving 15-year-old Butler County girl

The 19-year-old met the girl on Facebook. One local psychologist says that's more common than you might think.

  Police investigating after Hamilton store robbed at gunpoint

According to a police report, the suspects made off with $500.

  Check before throwing away: Some stimulus payments mailed out mistaken for junk

Double-check your mail before throwing it away if you're still waiting on a stimulus payment.

  Seeing grandkids, getting haircuts: Vaccinated Ohioans ready for normalcy

When vaccine appointments became available, Atrium said they were quickly booked.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Hamilton

According to the police report, he was illegally crossing the road outside of the crosswalk when he was struck.