Thursday, July 17, 2003

Kentucky News Briefs

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Second man pleads not guilty in killing

COVINGTON - A second man charged with the slaying of an 83-year-old Lakeside Park man pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Kenton District Court.

Anthony Wayne Ferry, 24, lived at the Carran Drive residence with the man he is accused of beating to death with an ice scraper Saturday.

Police say Ferry and Jeremy C. Neimer, 21, of Crescent Springs, had asked Earl Rusche for money. When he refused, police say, they attacked him in his bed and then stuffed his body in a small storage room.

Neimer pleaded not guilty Monday to a murder charge.

Preliminary hearings for both men are scheduled for July 22 in Kenton District Court.

Victim shot once in drive-by shooting

COVINGTON - Police are investigating a drive-by shooting Tuesday night at the intersection of 12th and Garrard streets.

Lt. Col. Mike Kraft with Covington police said the shooting happened shortly after 11 p.m.

He said the victim was shot once and taken to a hospital.

Kraft did not release the name, age and sex of the victim.

He also declined to provide any additional information about the incident.

Girl injured in fall from fair coaster

INDEPENDENCE - A young girl was taken to the hospital Wednesday night after suffering a head injury in a fall from a kiddie roller coaster at the Kenton County Fair.

The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. at the Kenton County Fairgrounds at Harris Pike and Taylor Mill Road near Independence, a county emergency service dispatcher said.

The girl was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center South in Edgewood by the Fort Mitchell Life Squad, which was on duty at the fair.

No other details were available.

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