Northern Kentucky

  Local BBQ restaurant reopens 6 weeks after devastating floods

  Mixed reactions among West Siders to increase in airplane traffic, noise from CVG

  NKY man continued search for children online while out on bond for child porn charges

Gov. Beshear urges vaccinations as dreaded 4th wave grows more likely

1 transported by UC Air Care after serious crash in Boone County

  Girl Scouts build two new little free libraries in Erlanger

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  Kentucky pausing use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

  State police closer to identifying woman who died in 2019 Northern Kentucky blaze

City mourns passing of Crescent Springs Mayor Lou Hartfiel

  Beshear will lift most health orders at 2.5 million vaccinations: ‘This is our exit strategy’

  Signs to be installed in NKY to warn drivers about hazardous materials restrictions

  Grand opening of new concert venue in Newport, KY postponed

  Victims of attempted carjacking in Newport speak out

A man came running in front of their car, as they were turning to get onto the bridge.

  ‘I think about it every day:’ NKY man’s disappearance a mystery 21 years later

Investigators have not ruled out foul play.

  NKU’s lending library makes pricey textbooks available to students

It’s another way the school is helping students academically thrive during the pandemic.

Kentucky governor signs bill limiting no knock-warrants

The law Beshear signed Friday is not the total statewide ban many demonstrators called for.

73-year-old man tried to buy 3-year-old Kentucky boy, police say

Fire damages NKY building under construction

  NKY brothers help make travel easier for families of those with disabilities

  Kentucky unemployment system shut down after hackings, fraudulent cases

  Driver indicted on murder charges in fatal Latonia pedestrian crash

  Kentucky unemployment website shutting down after massive cyberattack

  Rescuers hoping for criminal charges in case of dog with sawn-off leg

“[The owner] solely did this because he did not want to take that dog to the vet.”

  KSP working to identify 30-year-old case of man found without hands

A recent DNA sample could help authorities bring closure to the man’s family.

  Officials want public input on new Kenton County park

A virtual meeting will be held next week to seek public input on the park space.

In-person unemployment appointments coming to Northern Kentucky

Appointments open Tuesday.

NKU to increase patrols after white supremacist graffiti found on campus

This is the second time this year this vandalism has shown up on NKU’s campus.

Kentucky Derby: Infield-only general admission tickets go on sale Wednesday

Last year’s event was moved from May for the first time since 1945 to September and held without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic

  ‘Unbelievably desperate and dumb:’ NKY teenager facing 69 counts of child porn

Court documents say the teen put images online of a child between the ages of 2 and 4.

  Borrow movies, video games for free at Blockbuster box in Covington

A box supplies free DVDs, VHS tapes, and video games for rental.

  Another surge not ‘written in stone,’ but COVID decline over in Kentucky

2 in 5 Kentuckians have gotten at least one vaccine dose.

‘I have no regrets’ : Bullitt County pastor on leading his church through the pandemic

WAVE 3 News checked back in with a church that drew statewide criticism for not closing its doors during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Highlands wins first ever state basketball title

The Bluebirds set the Sweet 16 record with over 38 three-pointers in a state tournament.

  White supremacist graffiti found on NKU’s campus for second time this year

Flyers were placed around campus with statements like, “Conquered Not Stolen”, “Better Dead Than Red” and “America First” advertising Patriot Fronts website.

Non-profit aimed to prevent veteran suicide opens location in Wilder, KY

A non-profit aimed to help prevent veteran suicide officially opened in Wilder, KY Saturday.

  ‘Just bizarre:’ NKY prosecutor pursuing charges against first female child porn defendant

The 22-year old is accused of posting child porn online to lure men into a bizarre fantasy in which she played the victim.

  Kentucky’s controversial school choice bill passes over Beshear veto

There's little agreement about who will benefit from the bill — and who will suffer.

CASA for Kids launches project to provide handmade blankets for children

CASA provide1 court-appointed volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children to ensure that they thrive in safe, permanent homes.

  NKY fire chief arrested on child porn charges

Justin Nueby was released overnight from the Campbell County Jail

Hit-and-run suspect found hiding from Kentucky officers in Christmas tree box

A man wanted in connection with a hit and run was arrested after being found in a Christmas tree box.

  250+ charges of child porn added against NKY man, former Human Rights Commission board member

Authorities say the man wrote stories about child rape and shared them with other potential predators.

Man dies after sheriff’s deputy fires gun during ‘physical struggle,’ state police say

State police have not released the identity of the man or deputy.

  Mystery remains in Latonia pedestrian death as family mourns father of 2

Police say a woman intentionally drove into the man as he was walking through a parking lot on Monday.

  Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road extend cookie sales

Girl Scout cookie sales continue in northern Kentucky.

Vaccination openings at NKY Convention Center; Kentuckians 16 and up eligible Monday

All adults will be eligible next week, putting Kentucky in the home stretch in its fight against COVID-19.

‘Baby box’ advocates in Ky. celebrate after Beshear signs legislation

The bill will allow for the installation of baby boxes at Kentucky fire stations and hospitals where infants can be surrendered legally and anonymously.

  Wounded officer out of hospital, recovering at home after Monday shooting

The Covington officer is back home with his family as he recovers, police say.

  Pedestrian killed in Latonia; driver charged with murder

Investigators said evidence led them to believe it was an intentional act.

  Covington officer shot in Newport traffic stop, police say

Police pursued a man from Covington into Newport, where the shootout occured.

Gov. Beshear: ‘This is a race,’ vaccines urged as 41 COVID variant cases reported in Kentucky

Positivity rate based on a seven-day rolling average is now at 2.89%.

  ‘Like Call of Duty:’ Witnesses describe Newport shootout that injured police officer

Witnesses describe a frightening scene that could have been worse without the work of other police officers.

Governor to governor: Beshear will ask Holcomb not to lift Indiana’s mask mandate

As of now, Indiana’s mask mandate will expire in early April. Gov. Beshear says that’s concerning for Kentucky.

Buy a teddy bear from KSP, help a child coping with trauma

Anyone can help the Kentucky State Police give comfort to kids who are experiencing trauma.

  Former Covington admin. building to get taller, add apartments in ‘iconic’ project

Construction is scheduled to begin in July.

  Text messages show Kentuckians with access to public figures got special attention on unemployment claims

Officials say it’s commonplace to forward constituents’ issues, but the optics could be damaging nonetheless.

  ‘It blew me away:’ 77-year-old NKY grandfather gifted new smile thanks to anonymous donor

The $8,000 procedure will give the man a new smile as he looks to be more involved with his grandson, whose father died last year.

‘Let’s not quit early:’ Beshear to extend mask mandate in Kentucky

The governor assured Kentuckians will not be in masks forever.

Kentuckians 40 and up eligible for vaccine next week

“The vaccines are working. They are our ticket out of this.”

KY Girl Scouts extending cookie program

Their goal is to sell the remaining 31,848 boxes before the April 11 deadline.

  Heavy rain, storms, high winds: Timeline

The Tri-State is under a slight risk for severe storms from the Storm Prediction Center.

  Covington improving blighted properties one house at a time

‘No one wants to invest in their home when [that’s] home across the street from them’

  Boone County partners with Cincinnati Bell to build out gigabit internet service

The pandemic has proved high-speed internet is necessary. Soon all Boone County residents will have it.

First Alert Weather Day: Rain, storms expected Thursday

Rain and thunderstorms are expected Thursday.

“Redo” bill signed by Gov. Beshear allows students chance to repeat current grade level

Local school boards are left to approve or reject all requests, the bill reads.

  Bellevue police call for shelter-in-place while serving ‘high-risk warrant’

The shelter-in-place order was canceled around 11:15 p.m. Tuesday.

  Independence PD hopes adding K-9 officer will ‘deter criminals’

Sergeant Joe Moffett says a police dog will help find illegal drugs faster and help out tremendously in other ways.

  Crescent Springs adopts fairness ordinance, a ‘great victory’ for LGBTQ+ advocates

The ordinance adds sexual orientation and gender identity to discrimination protections.

  Florence Aquatic Center closed for 2021 season

This is the second year in a row COVID-19 restrictions shut down the community pool

School ‘redo bill’ passes KY legislature, gives students option to repeat current grade

SB 128 was passed with bipartisan support and is currently waiting gov. Andy Beshear's signature to become law.

  Butler County sheriff, fire chiefs at odds over agreement with Campbell County

A deal to allow first responders to cross state and county lines has led to some controversy about the agreement.

  NKY all yellow in COVID-19 incident rate map; first time since October

The plunging case rates in Northern Kentucky mirror a statewide trend in falling cases of COVID-19. .

New Kentucky Derby ticket inventory to go on sale Friday

New Kentucky Derby ticket inventory will go on sale Friday, March 26 at noon.

  KY, IN expand vaccine eligibility

Starting Monday, anyone 50 or older in Kentucky is eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Beshear: 10 straight weeks of declining COVID cases in Ky., 316 new cases Sunday

For the tenth straight week, Governor Andy Beshear announced the commonwealth has posted declining COVID-19 case reports.

  ‘We can’t explain this one:’ NKY investigators struggle with cold case of drowned woman

A fraught investigation went cold after the woman was found in 1982.

  Thousands gathered at NKU for their COVID-19 vaccine

The arena was extremely busy for their first wave of patients.

Louisville-based Texas Roadhouse confirms CEO and founder Kent Taylor has died

Texas Roadhouse, Inc., a Louisville-based restaurant chain, has announced Thursday that its founder and chief executive officer, Kent Taylor, has died.

  Officers acted in self-defense during deadly I-75 shooting, Commonwealth Attorney says

A 57-year-old man pulled a gun on two officers during a traffic stop in February.

  Covington students in ‘dire need’ of dental care get free exams thanks to local grant

Up to 30 children with long-term and extensive tooth decay will benefit from the grant program.

  NKU’s BB&T Arena transforming into mass vaccine site

Around 4,000 people are currently scheduled to get their vaccine at the site this weekend.