Northern Kentucky

Does new team name mean the end of the Florence Y’all water tower?

The Florence Freedom officially announced a name change to the Florence Y’alls.

  Woman unaccounted for after large house fire in NKY

  Florence Freedom no more: Team announces new name and logo

Man accused in 2016 Elsmere double murder to appear in court

  NKY youth baseball league trying to find funds to replace storm-damaged dugouts

NKY man pleads guilty to soliciting sex from minor in online sting

Boone Co. student arrested in connection with social media threats

More locations, longer hours for food trucks in Covington

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  Independence man arrested on child porn charges

  Former Covington school employee accused of shaking baby found not guilty

Child struck by a vehicle near Newport Primary School

  NKY teen pleads guilty to rape, sexual abuse

  CVG celebrates grand opening of cargo hangar

  Hit-and-run in Florence leaves man hospitalized, son says he’s lucky to be alive

  Boone County becomes Second Amendment sanctuary

The resolution protects the right to bear arms even if state or federal laws are passed restricting ownership or possession.

  Arrest made after teen struck near Pendleton Co. High School, sheriff’s department says

The sheriff’s office says the driver of the vehicle is facing charges of wanton endangerment, assault and passing a loading school bus.

Boone Co. Sheriff’s Office issues alert for missing man with autism | UPDATE: Alert canceled

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office canceled its search for a missing man who is autistic and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Missing NKY woman with dementia found

Peggy Conners, 69, was last seen Sunday afternoon at a Kroger Marketplace store in Union.

  Police: Man arrested in connection with Campbell County stabbing

Police looking for help in Northern Kentucky cold case

Prosecutor: Covington man indicted on sodomy, sexual abuse charges

NKY man pleads guilty to sex crimes

  Northern Kentucky’s first dog food pantry opens in Bellevue

Backers of proposed KY voter ID law draw criticism

  NKY homeless shelter moving, adding new services

The shelter is expanding its space and services to address a serious homelessness problem in the region.

NKY pastor sentenced to six years for criminal abuse

Anthony Brooks was a pastor at Jesus House of Believers Worship Center in Florence.

Large drug seizure in Boone County, sheriff’s office says

Boone County deputies reportedly seized thousands in illegal narcotics Tuesday.

  NKY man facing charges after woman fell from boat, died in May 2019

A northern Kentucky man is facing three charges after a woman fell from a boat and died in May.

Free GED tests now available in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced Tuesday that the GED is now free for Kentuckians to take.

KY medical marijuana advocate hopes legislative momentum continues in 2020

Kentucky medical marijuana advocates are asking to build on what they see as progress from the last legislative session.

Report: Kentucky Down Under donating half of January sales to Australia Zoo amid bushfires

Officials hope the money will help wildlife experts in Australia treat any animals saved and impacted by the bushfires.

Kenton County joins ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ wave in Kentucky

Kenton County officials launched an effort to pass a Second Amendment sanctuary resolution.

$100K Powerball ticket sold in NKY

A $100,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Boone County on Saturday night.

Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker announces run for US Senate in 2020

Charles Booker, Kentucky State Representative, has announced on Sunday that he will be seeking the Democratic nomination in the US Senate race in 2020.

  Boone Co. burglary suspect suffers from psychiatric illness, family says

The family of a man accused of burglarizing several homes told FOX19 NOW there is more to the story.

  Judicial Conduct Commission temporarily removes NKY judge from bench amid allegations of misconduct

The commission rendered the decision Friday in Louisville.

Chemical spill cleanup causes traffic delays on I-75, I-471

Did you see a white, chalky substance on the interstate this past week? It wasn't snow.

  Sheriff’s office: Florence man crashes 2 cars, enters 4 homes, leads deputies on chase through Boone Co.

A resident held the suspect at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

  Commissioner wants Boone County to become ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’

Jesse Brewer wants to send a message to state legislators who want to pass gun control measures: 'We're going to fight you.'

NKU closing two campus apartment buildings due to maintenance issues

Northern Kentucky University has shut down Oak and Sycamore Halls at the Woodcrest Apartment complex. They plan to close a third building, Willow Hall, in June.

Kenton County inmate mistakenly released back behind bars

Kenton County Police say Jacob Baxter, 29, was arrested around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday in Covington on outstanding escape and identity theft warrants.

  Man arrested in connection with death of traffic flagger in NKY, police say

The driver of the Camaro has been identified by police as Karim Zein, 20, of Independence, Ky.

  Police: Kenton County inmate listed under false name mistakenly released

Police are searching for Jacob Baxter, 29, after they said he was mistakenly released from the Kenton County Detention Center on Saturday.

Jim Beam fined in massive bourbon spill that killed fish

Jim Beam has been fined $600,000 for a Kentucky warehouse fire that sent bourbon into nearby waterways and killed fish.

  CAUGHT ON CAM: Kentucky Vape Shop robbed, suspects steal thousands in products and cash

Surveillance video shows two people in gloves and mask rob a Kentucky vape shot early Friday morning. Now the owner is offering a reward for any information that might lead to their capture.

Into the beak of danger: Elizabethtown officers save CVS customers from hostile chicken

The department shared a post to its Facebook page explaining the dangerous situation.

$50K Powerball ticket sold in NKY

A $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold in northern Kentucky for the drawing on Christmas night.

Newport Board of Education votes to deny charter school application

Among other criticisms, the board found 'significant plagiarism' in the charter school's application process.

KY drivers to pay more for some specialty license plates

Kentucky motorists with some special license plates will be required to pay an additional charitable donation to the organization represented on the plate effective next week.

Sources: Bevin under FBI Probe

"The circumstances surrounding the pardons show political favoritism," Sen. Morgan McGarvey said.

Kentucky collects Christmas trees for fish habitat in lakes

The agency will collect the trees at 39 drop-off sites until mid-January.

  Happy travels: Military family reunited at CVG after years apart

“It’s one of those things you don’t have words for. I’m just blessed.”

Traffic flagger in critical condition after being struck in Campbell County, police say

The crash reportedly happened on Alexandria Pike in Highland Heights, Ky. Two others are in the hospital with injuries.

Woman’s body found near Erlanger Road identified, police say

Police received a call around 3:30 p.m. from passers-by who said they believed there was a body in a creek bed near lower Erlanger and Houston roads.

Police: Woman’s body found in Erlanger creek bed identified

Police received a call around 3:30 p.m. from passers-by who said they believed there was a body in a creek bed near lower Erlanger and Houston roads.

Conceptual plan for old IRS site in Covington revealed

A consultant's conceptual plan for the 23-acre IRS site includes a restored street grid, a levee park, a community plaza for festivals, and a mixture of buildings containing offices, retail shops, and places to live.

  6 Campbell County teens giving families in need the Christmas they deserve

The students used to do a gift exchange among themselves. Instead, this year they cleared every wish from a Remke giving tree.

Former NKY visitors bureau official sentenced on charges related to stolen funds

Bridget Johnson pleaded guilty in November to theft of more than $1 million, unlawful access to a computer and abuse of public trust of more than $100,000.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Florence dies from her injuries

Police said the accident happened on US 25 near the United Dairy Farmers around 8 p.m.

Louisville animal sanctuary saves pigs from being fed to lions

Four pigs were rescued from a breeder who was going to feed them to lions.

  Northern Kentucky mother loses wedding rings in burglary, fears she was being watched

She says the robbers went through her entire house, leaving muddy footprints around her infant son's crib. "It’s just kind of rocked our world a little bit.”

State police: Grant Co. man arrested on child sexual exploitation charges

Robert Sexton, 27, was charged Thursday with 20 counts of possession or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, troopers say.

  Prosecutor: Family drug dealing business motive behind 2016 Elsmere double murder

Carolyn Ann Tomlinson and Charles Douglas Eapmon were murdered execution-style at their Elsmere home.

  Covington to issue photo IDs to immigrants, others who need them

The City of Covington said it wants to further establish itself as a “welcoming” community.

Coast Guard: Mate on-watch fell asleep at controls in Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club barge crash

The Coast Guard says two factors contributed to the barge crash into the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club in October.

’He sees you when you’re drinking,’ Police remind motorists to plan rides this holiday season

The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” increased enforcement campaign runs Dec. 13, 2019 through Jan. 1, 2020.

  Man arrested on two murder charges in connection with 2016 execution-style killings in Elsmere

Carolyn Ann Tomlinson and Charles Douglas Eapmon were murdered at their Elsmere home three years ago.

  Case of Bellevue wreath thief takes a bizarre turn

“It’s just hilarious. I don’t even know what to say."

  Search for answers, healing continues one year after a Covington man’s murder

"He won’t get to see his son live his life to his full potential."

Deputies in hours-long standoff with Hebron man accused of kidnapping mother at gunpoint

The man forced his mother to withdraw money from his bank account then used it to buy heroin.

Kenton Co. man arrested following police pursuit, crash

Kenton County police were led on a pursuit Monday morning after a driver, who they say was wanted on felony warrants, refused to pull over.

  Kenton County judge answers charges of misconduct involving sex, Snapchat and special favors

She is accused of having sex with coworkers in her office, sending sexual messages over Snapchat and retaliating for not helping with her campaign.

  Driver stabs passenger during cab ride in Boone County; attorney’s office won’t file charges

The cab driver had to fight for his life, and the passenger nearly lost his.

Escaped Cincinnati fugitive arrested in Covington, US Marshals say

Henry Haas reportedly escaped authorities while receiving treatment at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

  Entertainment district allowing alcohol on sidewalks opens in NKY

Visitors shopping or dining at the Bellevue Entertainment District can now openly carry alcoholic drinks while they walk outside along Fairfield Avenue.

Nearly 3K fake IDs seized by border officials in Louisville

The licenses were reportedly being sent to people in the New York area and were marked with various states of origin.

16-year-old girl reported missing from Independence, Kentucky found

Police say the girl left Simon Kenton High School today and did not return.

  Man indicted for 2017 murder of Lazuri Collins

A Kenton County Grand Jury indicted Jermaine Lamont Beamon, 27, in the murder of Lazuri Collins, 24.

Police: Man arrested for contacting 14-year-old on social media for sex

Kyle Geiser, 22, of Independence, is charged with prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor or peace officer.

Former NKY football coach pleads guilty to sodomy charges

Thomas Duffy was the head coach at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas from 1988 to 1993.

5th Boone Co. student arrested since Saturday for school threat

Another Boone County student has been arrested for making a threat towards Cooper High School. This makes the fifth since Saturday.

  Sheriff: Boone County students accused of threatening to shoot up school for Snapchat ‘joke’

The students say it was a joke, but the Boone County Sheriff's Office isn't treating it as one.