A Closer Look At Candidates In Cincinnati's Mayoral Primary

Ahead of the May 2 primary, WVXU's Howard Wilkinson profiles each of the three candidates vying to be Cincinnati's mayor.

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Mount St. Joseph President H. James Williams isn't wasting time in his new role. Williams launched "Transformation 2025" Friday during his formal inauguration.

The Pentagon is confirming an Army Ranger from Kettering has died while serving in Afghanistan. A fellow ranger from Bloomington, Indiana was also killed. The DoD describes the deaths "as a result of small arms fire while engaged in dismounted operations." The rangers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia.

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It turns out 'they're not done yet.'

Interstate 71 will be closed again Sunday as crews make a second attempt at imploding what's left of the original Jeremiah Morrow Bridge.

Click here to watch last Sunday's implosion.

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The Newport Southbank Bridge Company is looking to make a splash with a new and improved Purple People Bridge. Plans include repainting it, adding LED lighting, a "love lock" area, and reinforced flooring for the railroad side of the bridge.

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A 26-year-old Dayton man is accused of planning to fly to Syria to join ISIS. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Laith Waleed Alebbini at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

It was 20 years ago that the Ohio Supreme Court found the state’s system of funding public schools unconstitutional. The case was brought by a coalition of hundreds of school districts and named after student Nathan DeRolph. They argued that relying on property taxes for school funding unfairly favored districts with higher property values. The Court agreed. The DeRolph decision was one of many attempts to solve a funding problem, and it won’t be the last.

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Taste of Cincinnati's annual awards list is out. Taste will be held May 27-29.

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Update: USL has updated its disciplinary report to clarify the reason fornthe suspension.

"Misconduct is for biting an opponent during the match on April 22, 2017," says the league.

Original post: FC Cincinnati's star forward will miss the entire month of May. The United Soccer League today handed down a six-game suspension to Djiby Fall for an incident in last Saturday's match.

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Cincinnati's Department of Community and Economic Development is out with its 2016 Annual Report. 

Director Oscar Bedolla says the city saw more than $440 million in total investment last year.

After blocking executions in Ohio almost three weeks ago, a federal appeals court will reconsider that ruling on whether Ohio can use a new method of lethal injection.

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