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Renovations at Cincinnati's Memorial Hall are complete. The historic concert and event hall underwent an $11 million update including new flooring, expanded theater and catering spaces, technology upgrades, and the addition of a modern air conditioning system.

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President-elect Donald Trump was in Cincinnati Thursday night for the first stop in a victory tour. He said the visit was for two reasons: to thank his supporters for his November win, and to discuss his action plan to make America great again. Trump relied heavily on that catch phrase and others from his campaign.

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department is in the final approval stage for a planned needle exchange.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is calling on the public to report any suspicious activity on or around Thanksgiving that resulted in racially charged graffiti on the Loveland Bike Trail, part of the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

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Major League Soccer's top official is praising Cincinnati and its newest sports team FC Cincinnati.

Hamilton County homeowners will get some more money back next year. Commissioners approved the full funding of the property tax rebate (PTR) Monday morning.

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Update 11/29/16: The case has been reassigned to Judge Leslie Ghiz. Judge Tom Heekin recused himself Tuesday morning. The case was then randomly assigned to Judge Beth Myers who also recused herself. She is slated to move to the appellate court in February 2017.

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Despite some nudging by individual teams, Major League Baseball is taking technology baby steps. Earlier this year it lifted its ban of smartphones, tablets and laptops in the dugout and inked a deal with Apple for iPad Pros.

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Great Parks of Hamilton County says it's reached a settlement with Sunoco Pipeline. An oil line ruptured in March 2014 releasing thousands of gallons of oil into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve.

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters will not only re-try the murder case against former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing, but he will ask the judge for a change of venue.

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Duke Energy Beckjord LLC and its president Charles Whitlock pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday in connection with a 2014 oil spill into the Ohio River.

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In a news release the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office says Joe Deters will announce his decision on whether to retry former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing at a press conference Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.

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Interim UC President Beverly Davenport is leaving to become Chancellor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants and UC's Economic Center are out with the latest state-wide holiday retail spending report and it's not as rosy as last year. Data suggests a 1.54 percent increase in spending in November and December.

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Seven endangered tortoises smuggled into the U.S. from Malaysia are now on exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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