While crime around the University of Cincinnati has been decreasing for years, a string of violent incidents in recent weeks has again brought attention to safety issues around the urban campus.
Cincinnati police officers had no choice but to shoot and kill a man who confronted them with a rifle Monday morning, officials said.
The investigation discovered that members of the gang distributed narcotics, mainly heroin, and that members of different gangs acted together on numerous occasions to commit organized thefts, burglaries and robberies.
Authorities arrested a man in connection with last month’s double homicide in Avondale yesterday in North Carolina.
As WCPO police reporter Kareem Elgazzar followed Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell around for a few days, it was tough for him to tell if he was talking to a police chief or an academic.
City leaders announced a plan to virtually end fire department brownouts and boost staffing on Sunday.
As the city plans for its largest crop of new police officers to hit the street by 2015, in the short-term, the police department will lean on seasoned veterans from around Ohio to accommodate the immediate needs of fighting violent crime.
Seventy-five people were slain in Cincinnati in 2013, giving it the distinction of having the highest rate of homicide when compared to similar sized cities in the region.
The Kentucky-Ohio Polar Plunge sponsored by the Kentucky Special Olympics featured 855 Polar Bears, raising $170,000 on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Joe's Crab Shack in Bellevue, Ky.
On the surface, Blackwell’s first changes as police chief appear diminutive, but the largely symbolic gestures helped him make an initial imprint on the police department, criminal justice experts said.
Police are looking for Lexington, Ky., man in connection with double homicide of a man and a woman found shot to death inside an Avondale home early Thursday.
During the nearly two-hour forum, Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell and other leaders underwent a barrage of questioning related to why it can take hours for a police officer to show up.
Cincinnati ended 2013 drenched in fear that, in many parts of the city, no one is safe from gunfire.
A person was found on the ground at Hallwood Place and Hale in Avondale shortly before noon Tuesday.
You may be seeing peculiar, three-wheeled vehicles, mounted by a Cincinnati police officer at a crowded intersection or at indoor shopping mall near you soon.
Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell along with district commanders and police officers from around the city descended upon the Hyde Park Kroger for the Get the Groceries program on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. Photos by WCPO photojournalist Kareem Elgazzar.
The 3-year-old girl who was shot early Tuesday morning in Avondale may have accidentally shot herself with her mother's boyfriend's gun, a judge said in court Friday.
As more local communities merge their emergency services, residents may be wondering who will pick up when they call 911. However, all those changes mean people will have more means to call for help.
Cincinnati's police and fire leaders argue their departments’ staffing levels are critically low.
University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono has asked judges to crack down on criminals engaging in what he calls “predatory targeting” of students near campus.