Local actor and salesman Rick Hudgies killed in 2016


For the families of victims killed in unsolved murders, life has been at a standstill for a long time, even before the pandemic arrived. 

Over the next several weeks, The Enquirer will highlight a series of cold cases, summarized and analyzed by the journalists whose careers largely focus on unsolved murders: the creators of Cincinnati.com’s Accused podcast. If you have any information on any unsolved case, please reach out to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Suggestions for cases to highlight can be sent to accused@enquirer.com. 

The crime: Richard A. Hudgies wasn’t your average 31-year-old man. He was a charmer, a guy with a big smile, keen fashion sense and, according to his friends, huge heart. So when Hudgies was found dead in the entryway of his Pendleton apartment building on May 25, 2016, it didn’t make sense to those who knew him.

Rick Hudgies was 31 and living in

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2021 Ford Bronco Sport First Ride Along: Car-Based? Really?

Bronco love so far is proving to be unconditional. But expanding the family and attaching the Bronco name to a crossover cousin of the Ford Escape raised hackles from the start. The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport compact SUV has a lot more to prove and a lot of hearts to win over.

The Bronco Sport is the mainstream SUV that Ford believes will sell the best in the Bronco family—and help finance the lower-volume 2021 Ford Bronco that marks the return of a rugged, body-on-frame, off-road capable, two- and four-door SUV.

But Ford planned for the Bronco Sport to be a more rugged, squared-off counterpart to the more car-like Escape, with the latter’s sculpted sides and tapered roofline designed to appeal to the city driver. And while the Escape and Bronco Sport share the same new car-based, front-wheel-drive architecture and about 80 percent of their parts, engineers gave the Bronco

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Sports betting in Kentucky: State should legalize sportsbooks

Evan Davis, Opinion contributor
Published 6:23 a.m. ET Aug. 27, 2020


Gov. Andy Beshear supports legalizing medicinal marijuana and sports betting in Kentucky.

Louisville Courier Journal

There are several reasons to make the short drive across one of several bridges from Louisville to nearby Jeffersonville, Indiana. Many are returning home after having commuted earlier that morning. Others may be venturing over to check out Red Yeti’s latest brews.

But starting last fall, Indiana gave an untold number of Kentuckians a reason to get in their cars and venture across the Ohio River: the ability to place legal sports wagers through a mobile device with one of Indiana’s state-regulated sportsbooks.

Last fall, sports betting went live in Indiana, with mobile sports betting platforms that could be accessed anywhere within the state launching shortly after brick-and-mortar casinos opened their physical sportsbooks. Today, sports bettors in Gary, South Bend, Indianapolis and Evansville

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Jacob Blake, the NBA’s postponed playoffs and an incredible, inevitable moment for pro sports

On Wednesday afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks did not come out of their locker room for Game 5 in their first-round playoff matchup against the Orlando Magic. In a historic decision, the team refused to go out and play. A few days earlier, a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a town roughly 40 miles from Milwaukee, shot Jacob Blake, a Black man, seven times in the back at close range as Blake was getting into a car. Blake’s children were in the back seat. His family says he is now paralyzed from the waist down.

They revealed how emotionally, mentally, and physically sick and tired Black people — athletes included — are of the violence, the videos, the hashtags, the rinse and repeat of this cycle.

The Bucks players explained that on the court, they “are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort and hold each other

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Win Your Dream Car – A Restored 1969 Chevy Corvette

a car parked in front of a building

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A part of the 36-Corvette “barn find” now freshly restored and ready for a new place to call home.

When the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette debuted, “America’s Sports Car” brought back the Stingray name but this time as one word. A milestone car by plenty of enthusiasts, the ’69 Corvette models were packed with plenty of power. This is a dream car that tops the list of many. Considered the greatest “barn find” of all time, 36 Corvettes ranging from each model year from 1953 through 1989 were found in various parking garages around New York City, this now-restored 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will be given away through The Lost Corvettes. All 36 cars will be offered and benefit the National Guard Educational Foundation, so go ahead and click here for an automated promo code to donate and be entered to win your this dreamy classic Corvette.

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Gamer-designed Team Fordzilla P1 virtual race car unveiled

The 647-horsepower GT is no longer the flagship of the Ford lineup; at least not in the video game world. The company introduced a virtual race car named Team Fordzilla P1 that explores what a track-bred hypercar could look like in a few decades. It’s not headed to production, but enthusiasts will get the chance to race it.

Ford noted gamers from all over the world played a significant role in designing the P1. They notably selected its seating position, the type of dashboard it’s fitted with, and the drivetrain that powers it. Blue Oval engineers then used these suggestions to create the final product, which was unveiled at the 2020 GamesCom event.

Penned by Arturo Ariño, one of the company’s exterior stylists, the final design stands out with a low front end dominated by LED lights and a backlit Ford emblem, a transparent roof, partially covered rear wheels, and

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Sports stop again, this time players decide when they resume

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. • NBA players didn’t come to Disney solely for a restart. They wanted social reform.

The Milwaukee Bucks showed how far they’re willing to go to get it by opting not to play in their playoff game Wednesday. Two more games were postponed later in the day, the second time this season NBA basketball came to an immediate halt.

Other sports followed, just as they did in March when the season was suspended four months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This time, the players will decide how long the stoppage lasts.

“The biggest thing that we all understand is if we’re not playing, what are we doing? What are we doing to show and to help what’s going on outside this bubble?” Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams said, shortly before the Bucks were scheduled to tip off their game against the Orlando Magic.

Instead, the Bucks

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Wisconsin City Calm but Police Shooting Reverberates Across U.S. | Top News

By Brendan McDermid and Stephen Maturen

KENOSHA, Wis. (Reuters) – Relative calm returned to Kenosha, Wisconsin, overnight after the previous night’s deadly gun violence, and investigators revealed new details about the police shooting that paralyzed a Black man and revived a wave of protests over racial injustice.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul on Wednesday identified Rusten Sheskey as the white police officer who fired seven shots at the back of Jacob Blake after Blake opened his car door on Sunday. Kaul also said investigators found a knife on the floor of Blake’s car.

That announcement, combined with the arrest of a 17-year-old suspect charged with homicide over the previous night’s gunfire, set the stage for what could have been another night of chaos on the streets of Kenosha, about 40 miles (60 km) south of Milwaukee.

Shockwaves from the events in the city of about 100,000 were felt throughout the

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The sports world is following the Lions’ lead. Matt Patricia is encouraged, and ready for more.

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions canceled practice on Tuesday in protest of the Jacob Blake shooting in Wisconsin. That was unprecedented. Nobody had ever canceled anything in protest of police brutality, let alone an entire practice in the middle of the shortest offseason in NFL history.

This is the same league that blackballed Colin Kaepernick after his protest against police brutality in 2016. Four years later, you had an NFL general manager and NFL head coach standing outside team headquarters with all their players announcing practicing had been canceled.

It was unprecedented.

Now, the sports world is following their lead.

The Milwaukee Bucks, headquartered just 30 miles from the Blake shooting in Kenosha, announced on Wednesday night they would not play their playoff game against the Orlando Bucks. A few minutes later, Orlando showed solidarity by announcing it would not accept a win via forfeit.

A few minutes after

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Protests peaceful on fourth night; Pence decries violence; NBA, other pro sports sit out

KENOSHA, Wisconsin – After three nights of looting, firebombing and violence, protests in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake remained peaceful early Thursday, four hours past curfew.

a group of people walking in front of a crowd: About 600 people chanting

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About 600 people chanting “Black live matter” march peacefully Wednesday, August 26, 2020 near downtown in Kenosha, Wis. Violent unrest broke out after video of the shooting of Jacob Blake, 29, was widely disseminated on social media Sunday. Blake was shot in the back several times by a Kenosha police officer and left paralyzed.

A seven-year veteran of the Kenosha Police Department, Rusten Sheskey, shot Blake in the back seven times on Sunday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice said Wednesday in its first description of the shooting. The U.S. Department of Justice also confirmed it has opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting.

The shooting has triggered widespread protests in Wisconsin and beyond,

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