• Columbus legal experts: Tyre Nichols’ death was ‘purely criminal,’ ‘brutal beatdown’

    The above video contains graphic, violent content that may be upsetting for some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- In the wake of video footage released showing Memphis police officers' violent, ultimately fatal beating of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop in early January, civil rights attorneys, community leaders and faith []

  • Suspect used ‘threatening demand note’ to rob Columbus bank, camera shows

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Police are looking for a man caught on video robbing a bank in Columbus' Westmoor neighborhood Thursday afternoon. At about 12:15 p.m. Thursday, surveillance video at the Chase Bank at 3100 W. Broad St. showed a man giving a bank teller a "threatening demand note for money," according to Columbus police. []

  • Community leaders hope to help Columbus combat crime and youth violence

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus community members, local leaders and federal leaders are trying to work together to reduce the amount of violent crime in the city. During a press conference Thursday, Mayor Andrew Ginther announced three additional plans to address violent crime. Steve Dettelbach, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, []

  • Ohio Amber Alert suspect charged with more felonies in another incident

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- A woman accused of kidnapping 5-month-old twins along with their mother's car and setting off an Amber Alert in December faces additional felony charges for an apparently unrelated incident. Nalah Jackson, 24, was charged Friday with one count of receiving stolen property and one count of theft, both fourth-degree felonies, according []

  • Republican lawmaker calls for investigation into the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- A state representative who accused the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus of exclusion during campaign season will not be allowed to join the caucus under its new rules. Before the November 2022 election, NBC4 talked with now-Republican Rep. Josh Williams (R-Oregon), who said he was frustrated that the caucus did not endorse []

  • Athens loves its hometown boy, Joe Burrow

    ATHENS, Ohio (WCMH) -- There is no question what team the town of Athens is rooting for on Sunday – the Bengals. More specifically, fans are rooting for their hometown boy, Joe Burrow. As soon as you turn off Route 33 into The Plains, not only are you in Bengals country – you’re in Joe []

  • NBC4 Meteorologist Ben Gelber’s band Friday Night Live Music hits a high note

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — NBC4 Meteorologist Ben Gelber is receiving attention once again from the central Ohio community, but this time it is not about the weather forecast. A detailed profile of Gelber's ensemble Friday Night Live Music was shared in Columbus Jewish News. The article highlights the longtime forecaster's passion for traditional Shabbat music []

  • NBC4 now unblocked on Reynoldsburg police devices, city says

    REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (WCMH) -- Reynoldsburg’s city attorney said NBC4i.com is no longer blocked on city-owned computers. The update from City Attorney Chris Shook comes after multiple police officers reported that they were unable to access NBC4i.com after a story about department leadership that was published last Wednesday. When NBC4 initially asked Mayor Joe Begeny about the []

  • Jury convicts Powell man in Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

    WASHINGTON (WCMH) -- A Washington, D.C. jury convicted on Thursday a Powell man who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol two years ago. Alexander Sheppard, 23, was found guilty of obstructing an official proceeding, a felony offense, and several misdemeanor crimes for storming the Capitol building with a large group of []

  • Four people arrested in $30,000 Scioto County drug bust

    MINFORD, Ohio (WCMH) -- Law enforcement agents arrested four people and seized nearly $30,000 worth of illegal drugs at a Minford, Ohio home on Wednesday. As part of a multi-agency investigation, the Scioto County Sheriff's Office said the four suspects were arrested at a residence on the 4800 block of Lucasville-Minford Road at approximately 1:50 []

  • Columbus to host 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus is hosting the U.S. Figure Skating Championships for the first time next year. The Toyota U.S. Figure Skating Championship is taking place Jan. 22 to 28, 2024, at Nationwide Arena with live coverage on NBC4. The seven-day event determines national champions across several skating disciplines and has generated more than []

  • $500K bond set for man accused of raping 12-year-old girl

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- A Columbus made man a court appearance in Franklin County on Friday after he was charged with raping a child under 13 years old. Simeon Turner, 31, received a $500,000 bond on Friday after he was arrested on Monday for raping a 12-year-old girl on Sept. 4, 2022. The judge noted []