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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A military veteran who barricaded himself inside a northern Kentucky home for more than 19 hours has surrendered, police said Sunday.
Covington police told WCPO-TV that Michael Vaughan started a fire at the home and then began shooting at police. He surrendered after being shot in the arm.
Police have not said what charges he will face as a result of the standoff.
Officers went to the home Saturday after received calls that Vaughan had been making distressing comments on Facebook. Vaughan posted that he had no reason to live after his girlfriend left him.
When police arrived at the home, Vaughan was holed up inside with his three children, ages 15, 11 and 6.
After a long negotiation with authorities, Vaughan eventually released the children Sunday morning.
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Since 1983, the 2-time Marconi Award winner has adorned the airwaves of 700WLW with national and local newsmakers, cultural leaders, spin doctors and general miscreants. The, "Uncommon Voice of the Common Man," is the most listened to radio personality in the Tri-State. If you're talking about - you'll hear about it on 700WLW's Bill Cunningham Show.
Many (many) years ago - Bill led the City of Cincinnati in Boys basketball scoring First Team All City and picked by the Cincinnati Enquirer as one of the Top 100 High School players of all time. Bill also captained the Xavier University Baseball Team.
Bill is an attorney, business entrepreneur, and former Ohio Assistant Attorney General. He was selected in 1983, as Ohio's Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Cunningham is the overly proud recipient of the 2001 and 2009 Marconi Award as America's Big Market Radio Personality of the Year.
Bill is married to the Honorable Penelope H. Cunningham (Judge in the Ohio Court of Appeals).Bill's weekday show is produced by Matt Steinmann and Paul Mason. His Sunday night show is produced by Chip Pratt.