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A Cincinnati Police Department investigation finds Sgt. Shannon Heine did nothing wrong when testifying during the second Ray Tensing trial.

U Can Speak For Me Helps Raise Awareness For Unsolved Homicides

3 hours ago
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Finding someone you love has been murdered in his or her car is something no one wants to imagine. It's the kind of situation people have nightmares about but hope they never have to personally endure. For some people, these nightmares are based in fact and they have to relive it over and over. Their loved one is still dead and the murderer is still out there, somewhere.

Why Is Kentucky A Commonwealth?

6 hours ago
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Why is Kentucky a Commonwealth, but just about every other state in the U.S. is simply called a state? What's the difference?

It's all about style and history.

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In a month, Americans will be able to witness something that hasn't happened here in 38 years. The moon will pass between the earth and the sun, casting a shadow across parts of the country. It's such a rare experience, some people will travel to witness it. 

Flying Pig Marathon

Organizers are expecting a record turnout for the 20th running of the Flying Pig Marathon in 2018. Year-long events are being planned in the run-up to the May event.

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Update 7/20/17 at 6:15 pm: Council Member Kevin Flynn emailed and said a crew, with four workers, was cleaning up the property on Colerain Avenue across from Mt. Airy Forest.

Original story: A Cincinnati council member is suggesting withholding city funds for the Port Authority of Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County until it cleans up vacant properties it manages for the Hamilton County Land Bank. 

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Hamilton County and the City of Cincinnati are parting ways with the developer responsible for building out the first two phases of the Banks project.

WNKU-FM

UPDATE 7/19/17  9:00 p.m.

Jeff Ziesmann, buyer of WNKN-FM from Northern Kentucky University says there was no agreement to keep the Triple-A format on the station, as said after the Wednesday afternoon NKU Board of Regents meeting. "Very early on in negotiations, we discussed keeping the format provided NKU would finance the purchase of the station. It quickly rejected the proposal," Ziesmann said. 

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Hamilton County Coroner's office, which houses the county crime lab, will no longer process rape kits from the Cincinnati's police department, according to Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black.

Covington Appoints Next City Manager

Jul 19, 2017
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A four month search for a new Covington City Manager has come to a close. The Covington Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to appoint David Johnston as Covington's next city manager.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Large Bengals logos are popping up around Greater Cincinnati and Dayton to celebrate the team's 50th season.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

After two mistrials, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says he will not try a former University of Cincinnati police officer a third time.

Michael Keating

The financially-strapped Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority plans to trim back service on its three least-used Metro bus routes as part of a cost-saving plan before they go to voters next year with a sales tax request.

Randy Pairan / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Could baby hippo Fiona have some competition for cutest zoo baby? The Cincinnati Zoo says eastern black rhino Seyia gave birth to a calf named Kendi Monday morning.

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Hamilton County Commissioners are looking at whether the county can afford to contribute to two proposed sports venues. FC Cincinnati wants a new soccer stadium and US Bank Arena's owners are planning renovations to that facility.

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