• Associated Press Sep 6, 2019

    Survivors' Advice for Others Touched by Shootings: Seek Help

    It haunts him. The face, its expression blank. No sign of anger, no flicker of excitement or worry. A numbness. The right arm is extended toward him, lining up a target for the gun in hand.

  • NBC Sep 27, 2018

    Woman Says She Survived Cincinnati Car Explosion ‘For a Reason'

    After an Ohio woman’s car exploded as she drove through a parking lot, Loretta Gray is healing from her third-degree burns, certain she survived “for a reason.” “I’m here for a reason; I don’t know what it is. Somewhere, someone needs me in their life,” Gray told NBC affiliate WLWT. Gray had attended a cooking class at the Evanston Recreation...

  • Cincinnati police Sep 6, 2018

    4 Dead in Cincinnati Bank Shooting, Including Gunman, Police Say

    A gunman carrying enough ammunition to cause “a bloodbath beyond imagination” killed three people and wounded two others Thursday morning at a high-rise building in the heart of Cincinnati before dying in a hail of police gunfire. The shooting at the 30-story Fifth Third Bancorp building sent people running for cover across the city’s Fountain Square amid cries of “Shooter!”...

  • NBC Sep 5, 2018

    Police Chief: Cincinnati Officer Who Used Taser on 11-Year-Old Girl Violated Policy

    An Ohio officer who deployed a Taser on an 11-year-old girl suspected of shoplifting food violated Cincinnati Police Department’s use of force policy, an internal review found. Officer Kevin Brown was working an off-duty security job at a Kroger’s supermarket store on Aug. 6 when he noticed the girl and two friends leaving the store with unpaid items in her...

  • NBC Sep 5, 2018

    Ohio Police Officer Uses Stun Gun on 11-Year-Old Girl for Stealing Food and Baby Clothes

    Ohio police officer Kevin Brown was found to have violated policy after he used a stun gun on an 11-year-old girl with no warning. Brown shocked the girl after she was caught stealing food and clothing from a Cincinnati Krogers and tried to run away. “This is why there’s no grocery stores in the black community, because of all this...

  • officer Aug 8, 2018

    Police Officer Uses Taser on Girl, 11, Suspected of Stealing

    An 11-year-old girl who was suspected of stealing food from a Cincinnati supermarket was hit by police with a Taser Monday night, NBC News reports. The girl, who was suspected of stealing items from a Kroger store, was shot with the stun gun after she ignored an officer and started to walk away, Cincinnati police said in a statement. Department...

  • California May 25, 2018

    Condemned Ohio Man Blames Killing on ‘Homosexual Panic'

    A condemned killer is asking the Ohio Parole Board for mercy, saying he experienced a “homosexual panic” of self-revulsion before killing a man he picked up at a bar more than 30 years ago.

  • Chief May 14, 2018

    Father of Ohio Teen Who Died in Minivan Questions PD Response

    The father of a 16-year-old Ohio boy who died after being trapped in a minivan asked authorities Monday why responding officers didn’t get out of their cruiser. Ron Plush also asked at a Cincinnati City Council meeting whether exact GPS coordinates existed for his son’s location. Plush promised to help improve the city 911 system but also said he would...

  • Ohio Jul 17, 2017

    Woman Shot at Her Gender-Reveal Party Wasn't Pregnant: Police

    A woman who claimed to have lost her baby during a deadly shooting at her gender reveal party in suburban Cincinnati wasn’t even pregnant, police said Monday. Colerain Township Police Chief Mark Denney said investigators only have speculation about why the woman claimed to be pregnant, but he did not disclose the speculation. The woman had told local news organizations...

  • Ohio Jul 10, 2017

    1 Dead, 8 Injured in Ohio Gender Reveal Party Shooting

    One person was killed and eight others, including three children, were hurt after a shooting at a gender reveal party in southwestern Ohio on Saturday night, according to the Colerain Township Police Department. Police said the shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. at a home in the 9900 block of Capstan Drive. The shooters fled the scene and has not been...

  • Detective May 14, 2017

    A Suicide at Age 8? Very Rare, But Not Inconceivable

    The death was startling even to the coroner: a boy only 8 years old apparently killing himself in his Cincinnati bedroom. Now Gabriel Taye’s January death is being re-examined, after it emerged that he was bullied and knocked unconscious at school two days before he died. Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco’s office has ruled Gabriel’s death a suicide, but she...

  • Detective May 13, 2017

    Mom of Ohio Boy Who Killed Himself Vows He ‘Will Be Heard'

    The mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself after she says he was bullied at school pledges to speak out on his behalf. Cornelia Reynolds said in a Friday statement that her son Gabriel Taye’s voice “will be heard” and she urges parents to tell their children to seek help if they are being hurt. “It is my...

  • Detective May 13, 2017

    School: Boy, 8, Who Killed Himself Never Said He Was Bullied

    An 8-year-old boy shown on surveillance video being knocked to the floor unconscious at school two days before he killed himself told staff he had fainted and never said he had been bullied or assaulted, a school spokeswoman said Friday. Gabriel Taye’s mother didn’t learn of the bullying until her attorneys saw a copy of an email written by a...

  • attorney May 11, 2017

    Ohio 8-Year-Old Was Bullied Before Killing Himself, Attorneys Say

    School officials never told the mother of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself that another student had thrown him against the wall two days earlier and knocked him unconscious in an attack recorded by a surveillance video, attorneys for the boy’s mother said Thursday....
    The 8-year-old hanged himself with a necktie in the bedroom of his Cincinnati home on Jan....

  • Asher Klein Mar 28, 2017

    Victim of Deadly Cincinnati Club Shooting: ‘All I Was Thinking About Was My Kids'

    A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was her children. One man was killed and Angel Higgins and 15 other people were injured in the shooting...

  • Facebook Mar 27, 2017

    Deadly Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting: Suspects at Large, at Least 5 Still in Hospital

    As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged more witnesses to come forward and offered reassurances amid questions about safety in public gathering spots. Police Chief Eliot Isaac declined to say whether police have identified possible suspects in the Sunday gun violence inside...

  • spokeswoman Jun 6, 2016

    No Charges Against Mom of Boy in Gorilla Exhibit: Prosecutor

    A prosecutor said Monday that he isn’t seeking charges against the mother of a 3-year-old boy who got into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla exhibit, which resulted in the shooting of an endangered gorilla to protect him. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said the child’s mother had three other children with her, and she was attending to them when the 3-year-old...

  • spokeswoman Jun 2, 2016

    Zoo to Re-Open Gorilla Exhibit With Higher Barrier

    The Cincinnati Zoo said Thursday it will re-open its gorilla exhibit next week with a higher, reinforced barrier after a 3-year-old boy got into the enclosure, leading to the fatal shooting of a male gorilla. Zoo spokeswoman Michelle Curley said the outer barrier will now be 42 inches high — a half foot taller than before — with solid wood...

  • spokeswoman Jun 2, 2016

    Dramatic 911 Tape From Cincinnati Gorilla Incident Released

    Police released a taped recording on June 1, 2016, of a frantic mother’s emergency call after her son fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo on May 29.

  • spokeswoman Jun 2, 2016

    Mom at Zoo: ‘He's Dragging My Son! I Can't Watch This!'

    Confusion and panic set in after a 3-year-old boy plunged into the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla exhibit, according to 911 recordings released Wednesday, with the boy’s mother pleading for help while repeatedly shouting at her son: “Be calm!” “He’s dragging my son! I can’t watch this!” the woman, who isn’t identified, said in the 911 call Saturday after he dropped some...

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