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Cincinnati Council Members are still expected to take final votes on the city budget next week.  

They're supposed to submit their proposed changes by noon Friday.  

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The prosecution has rested in the retrial of Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose. The state's final witness, Dr. Karen Looman,  the county's chief deputy coroner, testified DuBose was killed instantly when the bullet cut through his brain stem.

Oxford Opens First Phase Of Trail System

Jun 14, 2017

The Oxford community will cut the ribbon on a trail that has been in the works for the past several decades.

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Members of several groups, including Black Lives Matter, want Ray Tensing convicted. The former UC police officer is on trial for the second time in the shooting death of unarmed motorist Sam DuBose. The first trial ended with a hung jury.

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Ray Tensing's attorney in his murder retrial attempted Tuesday to undercut the prosecution's forensic video expert. Stew Mathews characterized Grant Fredericks analysis of Tensing's body camera video as 20/20 hindsight.

Update: A small group of supporters came to Lunken Airport Tuesday night carrying signs saying, "Welcome Home Otto."

Most were family friends who say they feel terrible that the Wyoming High School grad was reportedly beaten while jailed in North Korea and has been in a coma for over a year.

Otto Warmbier's plane, a Gulfstream flying in from Alaska, landed at Lunken about 10:10 p.m. It taxied to the terminal and a couple of people carried Warmbier off the plane and into an ambulance headed for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.


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A forensic video analyst testified Monday that Ray Tensing's body camera never fell below the level of Sam DuBose's car window prior to Tensing firing the shot that killed DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.


Several downtown buildings are in for a new paint job this summer as ArtWorks spends its 21st year making Cincinnati more colorful and in turn, more beautiful.

On Monday Vice President of ArtWorks Colleen Houston and Mayor John Cranley announced the beginning of the ArtWorks season. They spoke at the site of the “Faces of Homelessness” project in Over-the-Rhine. 


WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik  Monday morning about rampant speculation that  former Cincinnati mayor and talk show host Jerry Springer might run against incumbent Republican Brad Wenstrup in Ohio's Second Congressional District. 

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Airlines, hotels and cruise ships are increasingly personalizing your vacation by collecting personal data and tech experts like Dave Hatter are tempted but leery.


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Council Approves Cincinnati Budget, SORTA Calls For Tax Levy And Other Top Stories

This week, Cincinnati Council approved a city budget totaling nearly $1.6 billon for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) board voted to put a tax levy on next year's ballot. Funeral services for Otto Warmbier were held yesterday and the jury in the Tensing trial is still in deliberation.

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