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Cemetery Jogger Killed by Lightning Strike

Cincinnati woman dies after sheltering from storm under tree

(Newser) - Three women were jogging through Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery on Friday when a security guard—seeing a storm approaching—offered them a ride, a cemetery rep tells WLWT . They declined the offer, and all three were hit by a lightning strike moments later as they sheltered under an oak... More »

Neil Armstrong's Death Holds a Darker Backstory

Family settled with hospital where he died in 2012 for $6M over alleged wrongful death

(Newser) - Neil Armstrong's family received $6 million to settle a wrongful death claim after experts said the astronaut's Aug. 25, 2012 death may have been preventable. The news is only now being reported by the New York Times , which received documents relating to the settlement from an anonymous sender,... More »

Convicted Judge Is Dragged Off to County Jail

Presiding judge says he won't be intimidated by her supporters

(Newser) - Supporters screamed in a Cincinnati courtroom Monday as a convicted former judge was dragged away to jail by a deputy. Tracie Hunter, who was a juvenile court judge, was convicted five years ago of misusing her position to help her brother keep his job with the county government. Prosecutors said... More »

First-Time Home Buyers Should Look Here

First American locates 10 most affordable cities for the group

(Newser) - Americans looking to buy their first home should consider the Midwest and South, according to insurance firm First American . The company uses its own calculations, saying "any affordability metric that includes existing homeowners is wildly misleading to first-time homebuyers" since the former group can already afford a home, per... More »

The Ferris Wheel Was Spinning. Then Staff Spotted This Pair

Michael Mathisen and Lauren Wilder arrested after allegedly having sex on Cincinnati ride

(Newser) - If we had to score this next alleged crime, Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round" would probably work. Cops say that, instead of simply taking in the view from Cincinnati's SkyStar Ferris wheel on Thursday evening, a man and his girlfriend instead got busy during the... More »

Black Officer Suspended for Using Racial Slur

Cincinnati police look at N-word cases

(Newser) - Is this a case of equal-opportunity suspension? Two days after a white Ohio police officer was suspended for using the "N-word" on duty, a black officer got the same treatment for doing the same thing—though he did it back in September, USA Today reports. The story unfolded Wednesday... More »

Cop to 11-Year-Old Girl: It 'Hurt My Heart' to Tase You

Internal review shows Kevin Brown violated department policy

(Newser) - "You know, sweetheart, this is why there aren't any grocery stores in the black community." That's what Cincinnati police officer Kevin Brown told an 11-year-old African-American girl moments after tasing her for allegedly shoplifting $53 worth of food and clothing from a Kroger on Aug. 6.... More »

4 Dead After Shooting at Cincinnati Bank

Shooter is among the dead, reportedly killed by a police officer

(Newser) - Police say four people are dead, including the gunman, in a downtown Cincinnati bank shooting. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooter opened fire early Thursday morning at the loading dock of the Fifth Third Bank building, then entered the bank's lobby where he was confronted by police, per... More »

Cincinnati Cop Tases Girl Accused of Stealing Food

Officer is on restricted duty amid investigation

(Newser) - A Cincinnati police officer is on restricted duty after using a Taser on an 11-year-old girl suspected of stealing food from a Kroger. "It's hard to understand why an 11-year-old would be tased. I expect answers in 24 hours," Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman tells the Cincinnati Enquirer... More »

Cops Never Got Out of Car to Look for Teen Who Died in Van

Internal report on Kyle Plush's death presented to city council

(Newser) - Kyle Plush managed to call 911 twice from the third-row seat of the van in which he had become trapped on April 10, using Siri to place two calls from the phone in his pocket. The 16-year-old suffocated in the parking lot of Cincinnati's Seven Hills School, and on... More »

This Town Will Pay You to Live 45 Minutes From Cincinnati

Labor shortage is a problem for America's small cities, towns, and suburbs

(Newser) - America's 4.1% unemployment rate doesn't exactly bring smiles to the leaders of America's small towns. "Eventually you run out of people to do the work," is how one economist puts it to the Wall Street Journal . And we're nearing that eventuality, following an... More »

Family of Teen Killed in Van Walks Out of City Meeting

Kyle Plush's family found councilman's remarks 'insensitive'

(Newser) - The family of the 16-year-old fatally crushed by his minivan's backseat, despite two calls to 911 , stormed out of a Cincinnati City Council meeting Tuesday. After five hours of testimony about Kyle Plush's death at the special meeting, Councilman Wendell Young offered his closing remarks. "On the... More »

Trapped Teen Used Siri to Call 911. It Wasn't Enough

Also, Cincinnati newspaper is able to re-create freak accident that killed Kyle Plush

(Newser) - It sounds too awful to be a true: A 16-year-old boy becomes trapped alone in the back of a minivan and suffocates to death despite calling 911 twice. How did it happen to Kyle Plush of Cincinnati? It seems the teen was grabbing his tennis equipment inside the parked 2004... More »

Amazon Going for Grocery Rivals' Jugulars

It now offers 2-hour grocery delivery in 4 markets

(Newser) - If traditional grocers aren't intimidated by Amazon's no-checkout grocery store , they might be by the company's latest venture in the world of food. Amazon Prime subscribers in Dallas, Cincinnati, Virginia Beach, and Austin, Texas, can now buy Whole Foods groceries online and have them delivered in two... More »

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 »

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