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Suspect in Kimmy’s Korner robbery, who was shot by police in Cincinnati last month, has died

Northern Kentucky Tribune The man who was a suspect in a crime spree that included the robbery of Kimmy’s Korner Grocery in Covington, has died. Schneider Robert Schneider, who reportedly told an acquaintance he would rather die than go back to prison, succumbed to injuries sustained when he was shot by police in Cincinnati’s Westwood neighborhood July 31. Schneider was shot by police officers...

Priest working on service project in Lewis County recalled amid charges of inappropriate conduct

NKyTribune staff A priest working on a service project at Glenmary Home Missioners in Vanceburg (Lewis County), Kentucky has been recalled to headquarters amidst allegations of inappropriate contact with two teenage volunteers. Fr. Glockner (provided) According to a releases from Glenmary Home Missioners and the Diocese of Covington, Fr. David Glockner, 84, “inappropriately touched two high school...

John A. Roebling Bridge scheduled to reopen to vehicle and pedestrian traffic Friday afternoon

The Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6 office announces plans to reopen the John A. Roebling Bridge and walkways tomorrow afternoon, Friday, Aug. 9 to allow use by vehicles and pedestrians. The bridge and eastbound walkway were closed in mid-April as a safety precaution after sandstone fell on the roadway and the eastbound walkway. Netting was installed as a temporary measure to safely...

News briefs: Educator Appreciation Week at Newport Aquarium; CTI adds, promotes in legal department

Newport Aquarium would like to thank teachers for all they do by providing free admission, plus an exclusive discount when they visit with their family and friends, August 12-18. It’s back-to-school time and field trip planning will soon be underway. Come discover all there is to SEA, TOUCH and EXPLORE at Newport Aquarium and find inspiration for your future field trips. It’s the perfect time...

One week left for IRS site survey, support for 1 of 3 conceptual development plans growing

One of the three concepts proposed for the soon-to-be-vacant 23-acre IRS site has definitely caught the eye of the public – so far winning 45 percent of total votes and 57 percent of those through a still-open online survey. “We’ve been surprised by the number of people who zeroed in on that one option – we thought it would be closer between all three of them,” said Nicolia...

Dayton to honor fallen hero by giving his name to ‘Ahren’s Way,’ first section of Riverfront Commons

The City of Dayton will be celebrating the completion of its first section of the Riverfront Commons Trail at a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the trailhead on 6 p.m. August 8 as Ahrens Way in honor of Private First Class Edward Henry Ahrens. The trailhead is located at the base of O’Fallon Avenue on the Ohio Riverfront (Queen City Riverboats Parking Lot). Private First Class Edward Henry...

‘Texas Turnaround’ unveiled to public; would create new route for Fourth Street ramp onto Brent Spence

A plan to reduce accidents on the Brent Spence Bridge by changing where traffic from Fourth Street merges onto northbound Interstates 71/75 in Covington will go before the public next week. Click to enlarge The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding an open house on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 13, to gather feedback and answer questions about what’s called the “Texas Turnaround,”...

KYTC District 6 road report update on current construction projects in Northern Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 office would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in Northern Kentucky. CAMPBELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY – CLERMONT COUNTY, OHIO ·         I-275 (Combs-Hehl Bridge) 73 – 71 mile-marker – ODOT has a pavement resurfacing and bridgework project planned for I-275 that includes...

Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear fire off familiar jabs in front of rowdy crowd at annual Fancy Farm picnic

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Both gubernatorial candidates, Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Andy Beshear, used familiar themes during their remarks Saturday at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic and political speaking event in this small western Kentucky community. Partisans on both sides did some cheering and jeering in a typically rowdy atmosphere as the political rivals faced off. It won’t be...

Covington man shot and killed Saturday night at River’s Edge Apartments on Greenup

NKyTribune staff A man was shot and killed Saturday night in Covington, in the parking lot of the River’s Edge Apartments on Greenup Street. The victim has been identified as Ke’Ovion Markel Seay Tevis, 18, of Covington. Police have not identified a suspect in the shooting at this time. Covington Police issued this statement regarding the incident: August 3, 2019, at approximately 2203 hrs, officers...

National Briefs: $3million Fortnite game, Capital One breach, Final Edition, cheaper drugs from Canada

A glance at the week’s happenings: $3 million prize for playing Fortnite So you thought all those hours spent playing video games were a waste of time for your teenager. Think again. The winner! (Photo courtesy of Epic Games) Sixteen-year-of Kyle Giersdorf won $3 million this week as the first Fornite World cup solo champion. The payout for the Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, teen was more than Tiger...

Law enforcement honored for seat belt,child restraint enforcement; three NKY officers place highly

 The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) honored law enforcement officers from 120 agencies across the Commonwealth today for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles. The Governor’s Occupant Protection Enforcement Awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations...

Bevin and Beshear agree to five televised debates across the Commonwealth, including one at NKU

NKyTribune staff Attorney General Andy Beshear has agreed to five separate televised debates with Governor Matt Bevin, spread out across Kentucky. Bevin The debates include two events in Lexington and one each in Louisville and Paducah. Northern Kentucky University will also host a debate Oct. 29, just one week before the election. Televised debates will include:  October 3: Televised debate with...

Man suspected of spree that included robbery of Kimmy’s Korner Grocery shot by police in Cincinnati

NKyTribune staff A man who is suspected of robbing Kimmy’s Korner Grocery in Covington Monday was shot in Cincinnati following another in a string of robberies on both sides of the river. Schneider Cincinnati Police say Robert Schneider, 36, was wanted in connection with four robberies and a possible kidnapping A man, later identified as Schneider, was pulled over in Cincinnati’s Westwood...