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Ohio AG announces $117M multistate settlement with Johnson & Johnson

Garth Brooks is bringing his Dive Bar Tour to... Ohio!

  Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear debate at UK

Whitney Houston, Dave Matthews Band, Biggie among Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 nominees

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Health officials confirm whooping cough in Kentucky schools

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Taco Bell pulls beef from some stores on quality concerns

  Ohio girl nearly hit by car on sidewalk as she gets off school bus

Repeal of ‘pink tax’ clears Ohio House, would eliminate tax on feminine hygiene products

Ohio University Marching Band accused of hazing, ordered to stop all band activities

Plane crash lands on road near Dayton, vehicle struck

  Ohio teen in wheelchair scores touchdown with help from his teammates

Ohio K-9 finds missing toddler within 10 minutes

‘Man’s best friend’ saved the day for an Ohio family and now his ‘bosses’ are singing his praises.

Racing officials approve Churchill Downs purchase of Turfway

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the sale of Turfway Park to Churchill Downs

Ohio man charged with murder in police cruiser crash

An Ohio man accused of stealing a police car near Dayton and causing a crash that killed two 6-year-old cousins has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges including murder

Gov. DeWine unveils 17-point plan intended to curb gun violence

The "STRONG Ohio" bill comes two months after Dayton's mass shooting.

Ohio prosecutor wants teen who head-butted high school football referee to be tried as an adult (video)

Homeowner thought home was broken into; Ohio deputies find goat in bathroom

Mother intentionally pulled in front of truck in crash that killed 10-year-old daughter, Mentor police say

$30,000 reward now offered in unsolved homicides at Rocky River Reservation

Earthquake reported in central Kentucky

The search for a gunman that killed a sleeping 6-year-old continues in Cleveland

Stark County woman charged after allegedly trying to euthanize her 2 dogs with insulin, killing 1

The Navarre Police Department said a 44-year-old woman is behind bars after she tried to put her dogs down at home with insulin after they got into a fight with another dog at her trailer park.

LMPD searching for missing 15-year-old girl

Anyone with information is asked to call LMPD at 574-LMPD (5673).

Bill would mandate suicide prevention training for students

An Ohio bill that would require public middle school and high school students to take an annual class in suicide and violence prevention training is headed to the Senate

Ohio University suspends all fraternities over hazing claims

Ohio University has suspended all its fraternities following allegations of widespread hazing

Half-naked suspect trespassed at 2nd Kent State University sorority house, police say

New video recorded by a doorbell camera shows the half-naked male trespassing and inappropriately touching himself outside of a second Kent State University sorority house.

Bevin encourages Kentucky students to participate in Bring Your Bible To School Day

Thursday is Bring Your Bible To School Day, and Gov. Matt Bevin is doing his part to make sure Kentucky students are aware.

Police: No charges in death of child mauled by family dogs

Louisville Metro police say the 3-year-old boy had been attacked by two Rottweilers.

Ohioans have one year to upgrade their driver’s licenses to Real ID cards

Beginning October 1, 2020, Ohioans with Real ID cards will be able to within the 50 states without a second form of identification.

Kentucky ultrasound abortion law appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

The abortion law requires doctors to show and describe fetal images to patients while they listen to the fetal heartbeat.

Audit: $11K owed to Adams Co Metropolitan Housing Authority

'Almost $12,000 was stolen by a person that was trusted with taxpayer dollars and it will not be tolerated,' State Auditor Keith Faber said

First West Nile death reported in Ohio for 2019

Health officials say there were 65 human West Nile cases and six deaths in Ohio 2018.

Bill that would ban flavored vaping products in Ohio introduced by lawmaker

An Ohio legislator proposed a bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products statewide as health concerns over the effects of e-cigarette use grow.

Man found shot in head had road rash and knife wounds on his penis, Cleveland police say

Police are investigating after a was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his head outside of an apartment building on Cleveland’s West side.

City of Painesville disbands K9 Unit after state legalizes hemp

Due to this legalization of hemp and medical marijuana in Ohio, K9's who had previously been trained to detect drugs, including marijuana, are unable to detect the difference between legal and illegal strains.

Ohio lawmaker introduces bill banning flavored vape products

Ohio lawmaker introduces bill banning the sale of flavored vaping products as concerns grow about health effects of vaping

Teacher carries 10-year-old with spina bifida on field trip so she doesn’t have to miss out

Ryan and her class were going on a field trip to Falls of the Ohio, but the Falls aren’t wheelchair friendly.

  WAVE 3 News reporter kissed on live TV; here’s why it’s not cool

On Friday, you may have been watching WAVE 3 News at 6 when one of our reporters was kissed by a stranger on live television.

Ohio to get first Safe Haven Baby Box at fire station

The Baby Boxes are equipped with alarm systems to notify 911 and staff inside the fire station immediately.

Kentucky man dies in freak accident with crossbow

Investigators believe 46-year-old Jimmy J. Smith was target shooting in his backyard when the bolt accidentally discharged, killing him.

FDA recalls multiple blood pressure medications for potential cancer risk

A total of five medications are on the list.

Ky. couple arrested after 4 children found in horrible living conditions, deputies say

Authorities in Laurel County have arrested a couple after deputies found four small children were living in horrible conditions.

Ohio Department of Health confirms 15 hospitalizations due to vaping related illnesses

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that there are now 10 confirmed vaping-related severe pulmonary illnesses reported in the state.

3 Ohio Senate bills look to toughen gun laws

In the wake of the Dayton mass shooting three Senate bills (SB) have been introduced in Columbus.

Have you ever eaten a pawpaw? It’s Ohio’s native fruit and it’s in season

Most people have no idea Ohio has an official native fruit, let alone it’s the pawpaw.

6-foot-long Boa Constrictor found in Brecksville not on list of 7 illegal reptiles to own in Ohio

On Monday a 6-foot-long Boa Constrictor was found in a woman’s front yard in Brecksville. The snake was captured and sent to a sanctuary in South Euclid, and investigators believe someone may have set the snake free.

Man calls police after another makeshift DNA clinic pops up in Louisville

Some in West Louisville claim a makeshift DNA clinic popped up in their neighborhood Monday.

Amish men drinking ultra light beer in decked out buggy flee authorities; meanwhile, horse keeps on galloping

You don’t see this every day.

President Trump scheduled to travel to Ohio on Sunday

The White House announced that President Donald Trump is expected to make a trip to Ohio on Sunday.

Driver crashes through couple’s bedroom, couple thrown from home

The vehicle hit the couple’s bed as it passed through the home.

The Cars frontman, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ric Ocasek dead at 75

Ocasek called Cleveland home as a teenager, and even graduated from Maple Heights High School.

Lost scholarships tied to ‘crossfire’ between Papa John’s and John Schnatter, Simmons College administrators say

Simmons College administrators and Papa John's corporate are pointing fingers at each other, saying the opposite party is to blame.

2 Ohio day care workers arrested for watching ‘extreme bullying’ of 5-year-old girl

Two employees of a day care facility in Ohio have been charged with child endangering after allegedly failing to stop the bullying of a 5-year-old girl who was in their care.

Police seize enough fentanyl to kill 14,000 people during drug raid at Ohio home

Police took nine people into custody while executing a search warrant at a suspected drug den in Ohio.

Investigators ID woman seen at Ky. Walmart with infant buried under merchandise

Pike County authorities said they have identified a woman after photos began circulating around social media showing her at a Walmart with what appears to be an infant buried at the bottom of a cart loaded with merchandise.

Ohio medical board: No medical marijuana for people living with anxiety, autism

The State Medical Board of Ohio voted against a petition filed asking to add anxiety disorder and autism spectrum disorder to a list of qualifying conditions to receive medical marijuana.

Ohio State denied request to trademark ‘The’ for merchandise

Ohio State University has lost its fight to trademark the word "The."

2,977 American flags line Ohio Statehouse lawn to commemorate the 9/11 attacks 18 years ago

The lawn of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus was adorned with American flags to commemorate 18 years since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

  Cargo plane crashes near Toledo Express Airport, 2 killed

According to crews on the scene, that plane was a conveyor cargo plane flying from Millington, Tenn., which crashed on top of two semis at Bubba’s Auto and Diesel near the airport around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Memorial Day tornadoes partially caused Ohio woman’s death

Officials says an Ohio woman who died last week is the second victim to die from a series of 15 tornadoes that tore through the state on Memorial Day

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Ohio physician faces charges of sex trafficking minors

Authorities say an Ohio emergency room physician who paid girls three girls between the ages of 12 and 14 for sex and a 15-year-old girl to pose in a pornographic cellphone video faces federal charges

Attorney downplays charges against man accused of threats

An attorney for the man accused of making threats against an Ohio Jewish community center says the case is "completely fictional."

Ohio legislator wants to protect refs from violent fans with felony punishment

An Ohio State Representative is sponsoring legislation that would ensure jail time for anyone convicted of assaulting an official before, during or after a sporting event.

Indiana links its 1st death to vaping, 3rd so far in country

Indiana health officials say they've confirmed that a resident died from severe lung injury linked to vaping

Alec Baldwin tells on Randy Lerner after ex-Browns owner illegally cut down protected trees, lawsuit alleges

Lerner’s lawyer said the former Cleveland Browns owner was clearing land for a farm, which, he argues, is legal under the property easement.

State police: Kentucky toddler missing from daycare drowns in pond

Troopers responded to the daycare Tuesday after learning that a 15-month-old boy was missing.

New 24/7 hotline aims to help Kentucky combat opioid crisis

The Kentucky Opioid Assistance & Resource Hotline is staffed by toxicology-certified nurses and pharmacists who provide help with numerous situations.

Louisville Zoo’s baby elephant makes public debut

Late on Friday, August 2, a newborn baby made waves around WAVE Country. Mikki, the Louisville Zoo’s 33-year- old African elephant, gave birth to a boy.

Beshear proposes pay raise for Kentucky teachers

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear is proposing a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for Kentucky's teachers

Woman hit by falling branch is 3rd death at Hocking Hills State Park this summer

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says a 44-year-old woman died after she was hit by a falling tree branch while visiting Hocking Hills State Park.

Daycare worker accused of abusing 3-year-old boy under arrest

Jackie Webster-Huey is held without bond at the Hamilton County jail on two counts of child endangering

  Cincinnati man shot, killed at Kentucky park

The coroner has identified the victim as Anthony L. Hendrix Jr., 25, of Cincinnati.

The Ohio State Marching Band plays its greatest hits for their 150th anniversary celebration (video)

The Ohio State University Marching Band, also known as “The Best Damn Band in the Land," celebrated its 150th anniversary on the field Saturday with an incredible performance.

Missing Indiana girl believed to be in ‘extreme danger,' officials say

She is believed to be in ‘extreme danger’ and may require medical assistance.

  Exclusive: Cat dies after being thrown from car on interstate

It's unclear who threw the cat out of the car, but if caught, they could be facing felony charges.

Family reunites after more than 60 years

After being apart for more than 60 years, a set of twins are finding their way back to their family

Democrats sue to stop removal of names from Ohio voter rolls

The Ohio Democratic Party has sued to stop the state's Republican elections chief from removing thousands of names from state voting rolls for inactivity

  Owensboro man breaks world bench pressing record

Family members, as well as officials at Iron Edge Gym in Owensboro, tell us Julius Maddox broke not the state, not the country, but the world record for bench pressing!