Man arrested after two-state car chase
COVINGTON - A 34-year-old man was arrested in Cincinnati early Wednesday after a car chase.
John Dennis, who refused to give his address, is charged in Kenton County with fleeing, receiving stolen property and drunken driving. He is charged in Hamilton County with drunken driving and receiving stolen property.
The car chase began after a Covington officer observed a 2002 Dodge Status running a red light at 4:10 a.m. in downtown Covington. The driver of the car led Covington police on a high-speed chase before crossing the Brent Spence Bridge. Cincinnati police picked up the chase as the sedan crashed into a wall of the Lytle Tunnel.
The car was stolen earlier in the week from Newport.
Police academy class for Kenton County
The third class of the Kenton Regional Citizens Police Academy will begin March 4. The course is open to all Kenton County residents 18 or older, but is limited to 30 students.
Those interested in attending should contact the police department in their city of residence. Those living in unincorporated areas, or in cities that do not participate in the academy, should contract either Kenton County police or the sheriff's office. The application deadline is Feb. 11.
Lecture opens King birthday events
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Northern Kentucky events marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. begin today with a free lecture at Northern Kentucky University.
Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Smith, a violence prevention specialist, will address "Nonviolence: A Prescription for Community Healing'' in the Otto Budig Theatre, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
The former emergency room physician developed a violence prevention curriculum for schools and communities, and she is especially concerned about stemming the disproportionate rate of homicides among young black men.
Fire department chief fired by board
ALEXANDRIA - A chief of a Northern Kentucky fire department has been fired without explanation.
The board that oversees the Campbell County Fire District No. 5, known as the Alexandria Fire Department, fired Chief Ken Schaub by a 4-3 vote Tuesday.
Mr. Schaub, who couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon, was only the second paid fire chief in the history of the department. His temporary replacement is a volunteer.
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