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.
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