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One Way to Get Rid of Bedbugs: Burn the House Down

Woman trying to kill the critters accidentally sets her building on fire

(Newser) - You might want to do anything to get rid of bedbugs, but adding fire to the mix didn't end well for one Cincinnati woman trying to rid her apartment of the tiny creeps. As the AP reports, she accidentally started a house fire while trying to kill bedbugs with... More »

See Adorable Baby Hippo Without Traveling to Ohio

Cincinnati Zoo's Fiona to get her own Facebook video series

(Newser) - The Cincinnati Zoo says its popular baby hippo will star in an internet video series called The Fiona Show starting next week. The zoo says the first video will be available on the show's Facebook page on Tuesday. It's not clear how many videos are planned or how... More »

Mom Raised $40K for Son's Cancer Care. He Didn't Have It

Monika Burgett is accused of having her 3-year-old's eyebrows, head shaved in the ruse

(Newser) - A woman has been accused of pretending to be a doctor and falsely claiming her preschool-age son had terminal cancer so he could receive unnecessary hospital care and opioids. A Hamilton County prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday at the trial of Monika Burgett that she convinced doctors at Cincinnati Children'... More »

Worker's Body Found in Ohio Pub's Walk-In Cooler

Police say the man didn't appear to be locked inside

(Newser) - An employee was found dead in a walk-in cooler at a restaurant in a Cincinnati neighborhood. Police say they responded to Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant on Monday morning after a fellow employee found the man's body. The man had worked at the restaurant and pub in... More »

Gender-Reveal Party Shooting Takes Strange Twist

Cops say victim wasn't pregnant

(Newser) - A bizarre twist in the mass shooting at a gender-reveal party near Cincinnati earlier this month: Police say that Cheyanne Willis, the woman hosting the party to disclose the gender of her unborn child, wasn't pregnant at the time. Willis, 21, was shot in the leg and claimed she... More »

9 Shot at Gender-Reveal Party; 1 Person Dead

Woman is killed, 3 kids among the wounded

(Newser) - A mass shooting near Cincinnati Saturday night left a woman dead and eight others wounded, including three children. The shooting took place about 11:20pm in Colerain Township inside a home where a gender-reveal party for a baby-to-be had been held earlier that day, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer . Based on... More »

Cincinnati Briefly Honors Man Who Killed Officer

Mayor apologizes over errant proclamation

(Newser) - The mayor of Cincinnati has tearfully apologized to city police after his office unwittingly approved a proclamation honoring a man who killed an officer in an ambush. Mayor John Cranley delivered his apology Thursday at the police union hall, saying the proclamation was stamped by a new staffer. He said... More »

Fellow Students Beat the 8-Year-Old. Then, a Suicide

Other kids mocked Gabriel Taye while he was unconscious

(Newser) - Police in Cincinnati are investigating the heartbreaking circumstances leading up to the suicide of an 8-year-old boy in January. Police say security camera footage from a restroom in Carson Elementary School shows a fellow student knocking the boy to the floor, leaving him unconscious. For another five minutes, other students... More »

15 Shot, 1 Killed at Cincinnati Nightclub

At least 2 people opened fire

(Newser) - At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene, reports the AP . It was not clear what prompted the shooting at the Cameo club about 1:30am, and authorities... More »

Cops Find Hundreds of Pounds of Pot in Dispatcher's Cellar

Teneal Poole says it belonged to her boyfriend

(Newser) - A police dispatcher in Cincinnati was recently caught with "approximately a couple hundred pounds of marijuana" in her basement, police say. Teneal Poole, 36, faces two felony drug charges, but she told authorities the pot, which was found by the DEA per Fox 19 , actually belonged to her live-in... More »

Man Strips Car Before Trying to Get VW to Buy It Back

He's giving the emissions-cheating company a taste of its own medicine

(Newser) - There's petty, and then there's Cincinnati car salesman Joe Mayer. Jalopnik reports Mayer had an appointment this week with Volkswagen to buy back the diesel Golf he bought just weeks before the company's massive diesel scandal broke. But before he took his Golf in for the court-ordered... More »

Your Best Bet for an 'Epic' New Year's Eve? Orlando

Here are the top 10 US cities in which to ring in the New Year

(Newser) - Looking to give 2016 a memorable sendoff? Consider booking a flight to one of the cities on WalletHub's list of best places to ring in the New Year. The site analyzed the 100 largest cities in America using "20 key indicators of an epic New Year's Eve.... More »

Ohio Man's Controversial 'Zombie Nativity' Vandalized

But Jasen Dixon says the display will rise from the dead

(Newser) - A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard, the AP reports. Jasen Dixon says someone damaged the handmade scene early Tuesday at his home in Sycamore Township. He... More »

Trump Kicks Off Victory Tour With 'Incendiary' Ohio Rally

He boasts about victory, promises great things

(Newser) - After barely leaving Trump Tower for weeks, Donald Trump kicked off what he is calling his "Thank You USA" tour Thursday night—and he seemed very happy to be back on the road. The crowd in Cincinnati, where he delivered an hourlong speech, was just as enthusiastic as the... More »

Jill Stein Flies to Wrong City for Rally

The Green Party candidate got her Ohio C's mixed up

(Newser) - In the incredibly off-chance she's elected president, Dr. Jill Stein might consider forcing Ohio to choose new city names that don't start with the letter C. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Green Party candidate was expected to be two hours late to a rally at Ohio's Capital... More »

Cincinnati Cops Want Extra Pay for Wearing Body Cameras

Union argues wearing them 'will change several aspects of their job'

(Newser) - Cincinnati cops are fighting a move by city officials to outfit them with body cameras—unless their salaries change, that is. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that some city cops began wearing cameras last week, and the police union reacted by saying it and the city need to sit down at... More »

Beneath Cincinnati Lies an Epic Transportation Misfire

The Verge looks back on city's long-ago attempt to build a subway

(Newser) - Quick, name some of the nation's most storied subway systems—New York, Boston, Philadelphia ... Cincinnati? Well, no on that last one. Cincinnati has no subway system. But as a story at the Verge explains, the city came oh-so-close to having one of the nation's first, and the decades-old... More »

You Can Join the Mile High Club for $495

Thanks to Cincinnati's Flamingo Air

(Newser) - Most people board a plane with the goal of going somewhere. Not on Flamingo Air, unless an orgasm counts as a destination. The Cincinnati-based airline's goal is for fliers to fulfill their dream of having sex in the sky. President and CEO David MacDonald once owned a large security... More »

'Slayer-in-Chief' Warren and Clinton Tag-Team on Trump

Mass. senator makes fun of his 'goofy' hat, says he would 'crush you into the dirt' to get his way

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's eventual running mate or not, as Elizabeth Warren headed out on the campaign trail Monday, she embraced a role she's already been practicing on her own: the "chief public antagonist" against Donald Trump, as CNN describes it (or the "Trump slayer-in-chief," per... More »

No Charges in Gorilla Case

Cincinnati authorities say mom wasn't to blame

(Newser) - The mother of the boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo last week won't face criminal charges over the incident. The Hamilton County prosecutor summed it up this way: "If you don't believe a 3-year-old can scamper away that quickly, you've never... More »

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