Northern Kentucky

NKY man wins $200K lottery prize

“I feel like my prayers were answered.”

  ‘He was the spark in the room:’ Family grieves for murdered Tri-State man

3,433 new COVID cases in Kentucky over last 24 hours

Hankison attorney hopes to move trial out of Jefferson County

Driver sentenced after hitting special needs student getting on bus in 2020, clerk says

NKY murder suspect arrested in Florida, police say

  Crossroads Florence collecting blanket donations to help the homeless

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Beshear vetoes multiple bills meant to limit executive power during pandemic

Kentucky State Police troopers providing security at Biden’s inauguration

  Supply of vaccines now the ‘limiting factor’ in Kentucky’s rollout

Bullitt County man accused of hitting glass panels on door during riot at U.S. Capitol

Kentucky man ‘first’ to enter the Capitol through a smashed window

Kentucky records fewest new COVID-19 cases in more than 2 weeks

First Alert Weather Day for Tuesday: slushy snow, slick spots for morning commute

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the Tri-State on Tuesday.

Police investigating homicide in NKY, victim identified

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman dead after police pursuit in Warsaw

A woman is dead after a police pursuit ended in a fatal crash in Warsaw early Sunday morning.

Gov. Beshear confirms 2,362 new COVID cases, 34 deaths in Sunday report

Over the past seven days, more than 23,050 new COVID cases were reported in the commonwealth.

  Changes made due to pandemic at Kenton Co. libraries still available to public

  Man arrested after holding woman, child at gunpoint for nearly 6-hours

Man dies following shooting at NKY apartment complex

124 ‘hotspots’ expand free Wi-Fi access in NKY

NKY residents 70+ can now schedule vaccination appointments

  Moeller student recovering from rare side effect of COVID-19

  Beshear unveils partnership with Kroger on drive-thru vaccination centers

The first regional center will open the week of Feb. 1.

COVID-19 vaccine: When you can get it, how to sign up, and where to get it

The information varies from state to state, and is constantly changing, but here’s what we know right now.

Powerball jackpot grows to $640M as Mega Millions tops $750M

It’s only the second time both of the national lottery games have topped $500 million.

Kentucky records 4,560 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours

The state is nearing 3,000 virus-related deaths since the onset of the pandemic.

Man sentenced to 12 years in connection to 1978 Park Hills rape, kidnapping

Michael Tate, 78, pleaded guilty to the 1978 rape which authorities say happened in Park Hills.

  How is Kentucky faring against COVID-19? Why it’s hard to say right now

Tuesday the state recorded 3,052 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 new virus-related deaths.

Erlanger officer’s rifle stolen out of unmarked police vehicle

KSP says the suspects were seen on home security cameras parked outside of multiple homes in the area.

KSP trooper reassigned after attending deadly protest in Washington D.C.

A Kentucky State Police trooper who attended the deadly protest in Washington, D.C. last week has been temporarily reassigned.

Kentucky’s positivity rate highest since May, Beshear says

Kentucky reported 2,085 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday and 21 new virus-related deaths.

Tri-State governors order flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of fallen Capitol police officers

The three governors say this is to honor the fallen officers and law enforcement across the country.

Laurel Co. sheriff, jailer burn UK gear after basketball team kneels during anthem

In a video posted online Sunday evening, two southern Kentucky elected officials burned University of Kentucky gear, decrying the “disrespect” shown by the UK basketball team when players and coaches knelt during the national anthem prior to Saturday’s game at Florida.

  NKY COVID-19 surge testing site opens

You do need an appointment to get tested at this location.

Gov. Beshear: 3,232 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky., 25 additional deaths

Sunday’s report confirmed 3,232 new cases of COVID-19 in Kentucky

Ky. Reps. Attica Scott, Lisa Willner unveil bills to protect protesters, de-militarize police

State representatives Lisa Willner and Attica Scott announced Sunday new legislation would be filed in an upcoming session that is looking to protect the safety and legal rights of protesters.

Man fatally shot outside Covington bar

etectives interviewed witnesses but say they were unable to locate a suspect.

Gov. Beshear: Kentucky surpasses 300,000 total COVID cases as of Saturday

On Saturday, 4,240 new COVID cases were confirmed in Kentucky.

  Crews to install pedestrian bridge in Newport

Officials with the Corporex Company say the bridge will sit over KY-8.

  NKY ‘hit really hard’ by COVID-19, Gov. Beshear announces federal testing site

Watch Gov. Beshear's update live at 1 p.m.

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots up to combined $990 million

The combined jackpots of Friday and Saturday’s Mega Millions and Powerball drawings are over $990 million.

  Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear proposes quick virus aid in budget plan

Gov. Andy Beshear offered an ambitious budget plan to lawmakers Thursday evening in his annual State of the Commonwealth speech.

‘We are in a dangerous place:’ Kentucky records 10k new COVID-19 cases in 48 hours

The rolling seven-day positivity rate is 11.9 percent, its highest level since May.

  Protecting people with developmental disabilities from COVID-19

The Point has been serving those with developmental disabilities since 1972.

  Girl Scout cookie sales go digital

Girl Scouts are using an app or online service to sell cookies this year.

  Newport construction around concert venue progresses; bridge being installed

A pedestrian bridge will be installed on Saturday over Kentucky 8 in Newport.

  NKY couple in DC for President Trump’s speech says events were peaceful, patriotic before chaos

A husband and wife from Northern Kentucky were among the thousands in DC on Wednesday.

  NKY woman creates Facebook page to help people support one another

'It's those little things that makes big connections in this world'

  Family of NKY man seeking answers in 2013 disappearance

Taylor Hand hasn’t spoken publicly about her father, Terry Hand, since he disappeared on Jan. 6, 2013.

Kentucky reports massive increase in COVID-19 cases

The commonwealth reported 5,742 cases and 34 deaths due to COVID-19 Wednesday.

Mitch McConnell votes ‘to respect the people’s decision’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered a clear rebuke of the efforts to overturn the presidential election that Democratic challenger Joe Biden won easily over Donald Trump.

Covington Catholic students’ lawsuit against CNN, NBC, Washington Post dismissed by judge

The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge on Dec. 23, 2020, according to court documents.

  Here’s how to get rid of your broken Christmas lights

You can go green and recycle your holiday lights.

Kentucky records most daily COVID vaccinations, but uncertainty clouds future rollout

Kentucky reports receiving just around 58 percent of the vaccine doses it was told to expect by the federal government as of Jan. 4.

Head chef at popular Tri-State restaurant dies from COVID-19, family says

Avelino Rojas Vargas was head chef at KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia.

Beshear takes aim at slow vaccine rollout, announces change for providers

“The goal is not to have vaccines sitting in a freezer. The goal is to have them distributed to willing residents.”

NKY business evacuated after reported bomb threat, sheriff’s office says

The sheriff’s office says crews determined there was no bomb and the scene was cleared.

Gov. Beshear reports 2,860 additional COVID cases, 25 new deaths Sunday

The state’s positivity rate on a seven-day rolling average is now at 11.1 percent.

  Welcome House of NKY sees 400% increase in service requests

A Northern Kentucky non-profit that helps the homeless get back on their feet has seen a 400% increase in service requests amid the pandemic.

Gov. Beshear reports elevated COVID-19 positivity rate into the new year

The seven-day positivity rate for the commonwealth is now at 10.79 percent.

  Family of woman killed in Florence crash struggling to raise burial expenses

“She had a really rough life. It was a happy life, but it was rough. We want it to be something nice for mom.”

Gov. Beshear, First Lady read mean tweets in hilarious year-end video

The results are *chef’s kiss* spectacular.

  FDA cancels fee that asked Ky. distillers who made hand sanitizer during pandemic to pay thousands

An 11th hour fee notice by the FDA has distilleries, who thought they were helping out, scratching their heads.

Thousands of unemployed Kentuckians could see gap in unemployment benefits

Thousands of Kentuckians whose unemployment benefits expired the day after Christmas may wait weeks before seeing their next payment as the state switches over to the new benefits extension recently passed by the federal government.

Louisville doctor explains vaccine effectiveness after Kentucky auditor gets COVID-19 following first dose

Following Harmon’s announcement, a local doctor told WAVE 3 News that newly administered vaccines may not provide much protection as efficacy takes time.

Kentucky reports largest daily COVID case increase since early December

The positivity rate also jumped to its highest level in weeks.

Man to retire for 2nd time after Powerball win

The man said he has been playing the same set of numbers for years after seeing a movie where a character won the lottery with the same set of numbers.

Driver not facing charges after 2 women hit by car in NKY, police say

Police say the two women were hit around 7 p.m. Monday in Florence.

After receiving vaccine, State Auditor Michael Harmon tests positive for COVID-19

Michael Harmon believes he was exposed shortly before or after receiving the first injection of the two dose vaccine on Monday.

2 more Louisville police officers involved in Breonna Taylor investigation will be fired

A second officer in the Breonna Taylor case is expected to be fired from the Louisville Metro Police Department, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters have learned.

  Family of 8-year-old CPS student who died by suicide wins key court battle

Gabriel Taye was found dead in his room days after surveillance video appears to show him being bullied at school.

  Florence business hosting fundraiser for family of college student killed in crash

Meaghan Wheeler died on her way home from work in Louisville days before Christmas, her family says.

  Looking back at the wild weather in 2020

It was a wild year of weather here in the Tri-State and in the country.

Gov. Beshear reports 2,990 new cases of COVID Tuesday, 31 more deaths

Governor Andy Beshear provided an updated on the COVID-19 outbreak in Kentucky Tuesday afternoon.

LIVE: Gov. Beshear updates COVID-19 response in Kentucky

The governor is expected to speak at 4 p.m.

Man charged with murder of NKY couple dies after positive COVID-19 test, report says

Craig Pennington, now 56, was arrested in the summer of 2016 for the murders of Robert Jones, 38, and 35-year-old Crystal Warner, Kentucky State Police said.

Girl Scouts cookie sales begin this week in Ohio, Kentucky

Girl Scouts cookie season is almost here.

  Local man dubbed ‘sickest COVID patient in Midwest’ makes miraculous recovery

Richard Henline has battled the virus since the middle of May.

  Next groups to receive COVID-19 vaccine doses in Kentucky revealed

As of Monday, 26,336 vaccine doses have been distributed in the commonwealth so far.

Gov. Beshear reporting 1,509 additional COVID cases, 21 additional deaths Sunday

In an update provided through social media, Governor Beshear presented new numbers on COVID cases within the commonwealth.