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Truth Social Posts Linked to Gunman at FBI Office

User with the name Ricky Shiffer issued 'call to arms' after Mar-a-Lago raid

(Newser) - The man fatally shot by police in Ohio Thursday after trying to breach the FBI's Cincinnati field office may have taken part in the Capitol attack, according to law enforcement sources. The sources, who identified the suspect to the AP and other outlets as 42-year-old Ricky Shiffer, say he...

Police: Gunman Killed After Trying to Breach FBI Office

Man wearing body armor fled when agents confronted him, officials say, leading to standoff

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated with the suspect's death. A hourslong standoff that began after an armed man wearing body armor tried to breach the FBI's Cincinnati field office Thursday ended when the suspect was shot and killed by police, the Ohio Highway State Patrol said. Federal...

Shooting Outside Cincinnati Bar Leaves 9 Wounded

None of the injuries are life-threatening, and gunman is still at large

(Newser) - At least nine people were wounded—none critically—in a shooting outside a Cincinnati bar early Sunday, police said. Most of the victims suffered wounds to their lower halves, Lt. Col. Mike John of the Cincinnati police told news outlets, per the AP . A police officer fired at a suspect...

Signs Over Water Fountains at High School: 'My Heart Dropped'

Cincinnati students are being disciplined for 'whites only,' 'Blacks only' signs, photos shared online

(Newser) - Students at an Ohio high school are in hot water after racist signs were placed in the school and used as props for social media posts. NBC News reports that those signs at Cincinnati's Colerain High School read "whites only" and "Blacks only" and were placed over...

6-Year-Old Completes Full Marathon, Causes Firestorm

Many aren't happy that Cincinnati race organizers let this happen

(Newser) - The family that runs together ... causes controversy together. That's the case in Cincinnati, where organizers of the annual Flying Pig Marathon are taking heat for not stopping a 6-year-old boy from running (and finishing) the 26.2-mile race with his parents on Sunday. WLWT reports that the mom and...

'Hero' Hotel Clerk Saves Rape Victim, After a Nod

Cincinnati suspect Onjre Damon George then failed to jump out a window: cops

(Newser) - A man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman tried to jump out a sixth-floor hotel room window while being questioned by Ohio police—only to bounce back. Police responded to a hotel in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash on Sunday after a front desk attendant requested a welfare...

Boston, Cincinnati Elect First Asian-American Mayors

Bruce Harrell is closing in on a win in Seattle

(Newser) - Asian Americans will serve as mayor in Boston and Cincinnati for the first time in both cities’ histories, signaling political progress for a population that has struggled for almost two years with a rise in anti-Asian hate. Boston voters tapped City Councilor Michelle Wu, 36, on Tuesday to serve in...

Nearing Retirement? This State Looks Tempting

4 Fla. cities, including Orlando, make WalletHub's top 10 list for the best places to retire

(Newser) - Whether you're decades away from retirement or right around the corner, where you head after you clock out for the last time may already be percolating. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of America's cities, analyzing metrics in four main categories: affordability (cost of living, taxpayer friendliness, and...

2 Dead, 3 Injured in Shooting at Fireworks Gathering

Police don't know yet whether incident near Cincinnati park was random or targeted

(Newser) - Two people died and three others were wounded in a shooting in downtown Cincinnati on the Fourth of July, police said. Gunfire broke out Sunday night in the area of Smale Riverfront Park, Lt. Col. Lisa Davis told reporters at a news conference. One person died at the scene, and...

Driver Gets Unpleasant Surprise During Evening Commute

#NothingGoodHappensWithCicadas

(Newser) - Some people have their eating utensils ready to chow down on the swarms of "Brood X" cicadas that have emerged from their underground lairs. Others simply want to avoid running into them during their evening commute. One Cincinnati driver wasn't so lucky, after what ABC News calls an...

After Suicide, Schools to Pay Parents $3M

Third grader Gabriel Taye was repeatedly beaten by students

(Newser) - Gabriel Taye's classmates beat, kicked, and bullied him, even leaving him unconscious, his parents say. School administrators were dismissive of his injuries, telling Gabriel's parents that he'd knocked two teeth loose in a playground accident, and attributed his being punched in the face by two students to...

College Soccer Player Drowns in State Park

University of Cincinnati mourns 'extreme loss' of 21-year-old Allyson Sidloski

(Newser) - A weekend outing at a state park turned tragic for a women's soccer player from the University of Cincinnati. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that witnesses last saw Allyson Sidloski, 21, on Saturday afternoon hanging from a boat's swim platform at East Fork State Park before...

That Sugary Frosting Was Cocaine: Customs

Agents seize shipment of corn flakes worth nearly $3M

(Newser) - It's not often that anyone talks about the street value of corn flakes. But Customs and Border Patrol officers said they intercepted a shipment of cereal last week whose secret ingredient was cocaine. The 44 pounds of corn flakes had a street value of just under $3 million, Cincinnati....

City's 'Tip War' Brings In $34K for Restaurant Workers

Fans of 2 hometown colleges are trying to one-up each other in Cincinnati

(Newser) - It started on Jan. 9 with a message from a Cincinnati burger joint. "To the gentleman and his daughters who left this incredibly generous tip this afternoon, with big smiles on our faces, we want to say, thank you!" Zip's Cafe posted on Facebook , thanking the patrons...

US Cities That Need the Most Vaccine Doses to Start

Detroit, Cleveland top the list

(Newser) - With Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine possibly just days away from being shipped, the next order of business will be starting to divvy it up for distribution across the country. WalletHub looked at more than 90 cities across America to figure out which may need the most initial vaccinations. The site...

Bride: 'Almost Half of Our Wedding Guests' Got COVID

2 grandparents had to visit the ER after Oct. 31 nuptials in Ohio

(Newser) - Thirty-two people who attended a wedding in Ohio have tested positive for the coronavirus, including the bride and groom and three of their grandparents—two of whom had to visit the emergency room. "You're in the moment. You're having fun. You don't think about COVID anymore,...

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He Quarantined From Class, Got a 'Racist' Email From Prof

University of Cincinnati instructor on administrative leave

(Newser) - After Evan Sotzing's girlfriend tested positive for COVID-19, the University of Cincinnati student says the school's health department instructed him to self-isolate. That meant he had to miss an in-person lab under adjunct professor John Ucker, per the Cincinnati Enquirer . The reaction Sotzing received from Ucker was not...

At Least 18 Shot, 4 Killed Across Cincinnati

'Why? That's going to be the question'

(Newser) - At least 18 people were shot, including four killed, as gunfire erupted in several places around Cincinnati overnight, authorities said Sunday. Officers responded just after 12:30am Sunday to the Avondale neighborhood and found 21-year-old Antonio Blair with gunshot wounds, police said in a statement, the AP reports. He was...

Video of Banned Gathering: 'We Don't Give a F---' About Virus

Rashaan Davis arrested, charged with defying Ohio's stay-at-home order, posting YouTube video

(Newser) - There's a stay-at-home order in Ohio, issued by Gov. Mike DeWine, that was recently extended through May 1, but some just couldn't resist the temptation of getting together for a Friday night street gathering—and at least one person couldn't resist recording it and uploading the video...

Church Cancels $46M in Debt for 45K Families

Crossroads Church teams up with RIP Medical Debt to abolish debt

(Newser) - Imagine having all your medical debt paid off, out of the blue. Now imagine a church paying off $46.5 million in said debt for over 45,000 families. That's pretty much the story as Crossroads Church in Cincinnati works with RIP Medical Debt to eliminate debts for residents...

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