Saturday, July 17, 2004

Kentucky news briefs



Bomb threat empties Levee

NEWPORT - About 500 people were evacuated from Newport on the Levee shortly before 11 a.m. Friday after a bomb threat was called into the Campbell County Dispatch Center. The Newport Aquarium was also evacuated.

Bomb squads and police dogs from Cincinnati, Newport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport swept the complex but found no bomb. The center was reopened at 2:15 p.m. Campbell County emergency dispatch received the threat at 10:50 a.m. Police said they believe the caller was a male.

Sen. McConnell on 'Capital Gang'

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is scheduled to appear tonight at 7 p.m. on CNN's Capital Gang, a political and current-events talk show. The constitutional ban on gay marriages voted down by the Senate this week and the presidential race are among the topics McConnell, the Senate whip and a Louisville Republican, will discuss.

BP station robbed by lone gunman

FORT THOMAS - Fort Thomas police were searching for an armed man Friday night who robbed a BP gas station on Highland Avenue earlier in the afternoon. Police could not identify the man but said he was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a blue mask. The man entered the BP around 2:30 p.m. Friday and ordered the clerk at gunpoint to give him money. He fled the scene on foot, but police said he likely had a car nearby.




TOP STORIES
2 charged in cross burning
Cholesterol guidelines called tainted
Laughter, loyalty, love link club
Cast your vote, get a flu shot
Chemo wafers used to treat brain tumor directly

IN THE TRISTATE
Round 1: Fox cleared by county election board
U.S. says city owes it $3.95M
Jim Beam sues city for road project
Local news briefs
Milford schools to capitalize on development project
Mom whose teen killed tot to stay in jail 5 more months
Neighborhood briefs
Incumbents hold fund-raising lead
Young offenders learn how crime affects victims
'Flunking' teachers sue testing firm over errors
Seven Hills mayor delivers good news himself - door-to-door
Ban sought in highway shootings case
Sgt. Chips to Mr. Chips: Soldiers sought to teach
Cutting in line is OK, and parks tell you how
Mason judge wants review
Polk Run Creek still a problem for area residents
Public safety briefs
She's guilty of $561K theft

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Pianist awarded NAACP medal
Prayer vigil a tradition at St. Ann's

LIVES REMEMBERED
Jacqueline Brown, teacher
Cindy Schmuelling Bake-Off finalist

KENTUCKY STORIES
He killed bear, now defends self
Louisville Democrats in a snit over Kerry, bin Laden bumper sticker link
Office seekers muddle finances
Murder suspect arrested in N.C.
Cold Spring to add homes
Kentucky fails to see joke
Kentucky news briefs
Bones unearthed at building site
Workplace Spanish class reflects Hispanic influx
Outages leave many bracing for warm weekend