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Beginning April 29, the ramp from State Route 562, the Norwood Lateral, to southbound I-75 will close. It's part of a highway widening project. The closure is expected to last 28 days.

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James Austin Hancock was back in a Butler County juvenile courtroom Thursday. The 15-year-old pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted murder and one count of inducing panic following a Feb. 29 shooting at Madison Jr/Sr High School.

Political activist, consultant and NBA agent David Sugarman first learned of Otto Warmbier's fate on the news, recognizing it was a similar situation to that of Kenneth Bae who Sugarman helped to free from a North Korean prison in 2014.

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Cincinnati City Council has approved a living wage ordinance that means wage increases for city workers. It increases the rate to $15 per hour for full-time employees and $10.10 per hour for part-time workers and contract employees such as Rumpke recycling collectors.

Former Gov. Steve Beshear has accused Gov. Matt Bevin of coercing state employees into helping pay off his campaign debt.

The allegations come a week after Bevin claimed that members of Beshear’s administration coerced state employees into making campaign contributions to Democrats.

Beshear said Bevin “started this food fight.”

“… By calling us liars, by criticizing my wife, and now by ginning up a political investigation to try and sully our reputation,” he said.

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Northside is one of Cincinnati's unique neighborhoods, and Northsiders like it like that. But new people are moving in and outside businesses are looking at opportunities in the neighborhood.

So, can Northside grow and change and still keep its eccentric identity?

Wednesday is the last day for Gov. Matt Bevin to veto all or part of bills that passed on the final day of the legislative session, including the state budget.

Bevin’s spokeswoman Jessica Ditto declined to comment on possible vetoes, saying “everything will be filed accordingly” on Wednesday.

Bevin has already vetoed seven bills, including portions of the Judicial Branch operating budget.

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Many times media reports about crime include the number for Crime Stoppers, 352-3040. People call with tips that police use to identify suspects or find people who are evading arrest.  

In its 35 years, Greater Cincinnati Crime Stoppers has paid out more than $2 million in reward money and helped solve 16,000 crimes.  

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A proposal to fund the first year of Cincinnati streetcar operations could be approved Wednesday.

City Council will vote on a revised plan, and this time Mayor John Cranley said he will not veto it even if it passes with only five "yes" votes. It takes six votes to override a veto.  

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The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Board now has a no-smoking policy for all of its properties and will begin to phase it in from July to December, 2016.

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