Tri-State briefs: May 20, 2014

Fire displaces family of 11 in Mt. Healthy

CINCINNATI -- Two adults and nine children are displaced after an early morning fire in Mt. Healthy.

The blaze broke out at about 4 a.m. at the home located in the 7500 block of Elizabeth Street.

The American Red Cross is helping the family of 11.

The fire remains under investigation


Man, transgender woman shot in Walnut Hills

CINCINNATI -- A man and a transgender woman are recovering at a local hospital Tuesday after an early morning shooting.

Police say the shooting happened just before 1 a.m. at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Melrose Avenue.

The altercation started between a man, the woman and three other males, according to investigators.

A man was shot in the chest and the woman was shot in the arm.

Both were taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the three other men involved in the altercation fled in a beige vehicle.

This incident is not being investigated as a hate crime.

No other details have been released at this time.


Two pedestrians struck in Goshen Township

GOSHEN Twp. -- Two people walking along a Goshen Township roadway were struck by a vehicle late Monday.

Police say the incident happened at about 10:40 p.m. on State Route 28 near milepost 8.

Nancy McCollum, 74, of Milford, was driving westbound on SR 28 in a 2013 Lincoln MKZ when she struck Eric Miller, 33, and Kelly Barrett, 18, both from Beverly, Ky.

Barrett was flown by AirCare to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Miller was taken to Bethesda North Hospital. Officials say injuries sustained by the victims do not appear to be life-threatening.

The crash remains under investigation.



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