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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about Friday's mistrial in the case of Ray Tensing, accused in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose two years ago. Is it an issue in the Cincinnati mayoral race? Probably not directly, because the candidates - incumbent John Cranley and challenger Yvette Simpson are not all that far apart on their reactions to the mistrial declared by Judge Leslie Ghiz. 

Ann Thompson

Kenton County, already busy cranking out start-up technology companies in Covington, is ramping up efforts to increase its tech footprint.

The County has contracted with Patrick Henshaw, Cintifuse Director of Development, to help expand the number of high-tech businesses.

"Overall, the strategic focus is to foster an environment that enables economic growth for tech and knowledge-based companies," according to Henshaw.

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As crazy as it may sound to the non-scientist, cells in a patient's jaw may be able to rejuvenate their bad heart.

Yi-Gang Wang, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and for

The Jaw May Be Key To Fixing A Bad Heart

mer heart surgeon, explains that when we are growing in the womb our facial muscle cells develop near the heart. They eventually migrate to the head and are similar to heart cells.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's second trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for the death of Sam DuBose has ended the same way as his first, in a hung jury. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz declared a mistrial Friday afternoon.

Cara Owsley / Pool

The jury in the retrial of Ray Tensing appears to be headed toward another deadlock. After around 27 hours of deliberating the jury told Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz they cannot come to a consensus and asked how they should proceed.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has used his veto power to fix what a council ordinance he believes would have resulted in a structurally unbalanced city budget.

On Wednesday, council voted 5-4 to reject a plan from City Manager Harry Black to boot cars with three or more unpaid parking tickets, a move that would have generated $600,000 for the city.

In Black's proposal, that money would be replaced with a $600,000 withdrawal from the urban development fund.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Jurors in the Ray Tensing retrial will continue their work for a fifth day.

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Thousands of people celebrated the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned to Ohio. 

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council has given final approval to the city budget totaling nearly $1.6 billion for the fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

Cara Owsley / Pool

After about 18 hours of deliberating, jurors in the Ray Tensing retrial are expected to return to the discussion room Thursday.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will ask Hamilton County voters to approve a sales tax next year. SORTA board members approved the plan Tuesday night. It stipulates any funding would be only for Metro bus service and operations and not the streetcar.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

It appears we might never know the exact cause of death for Otto Warmbier, a Wyoming High School grad held in North Korea for 17 months for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Jurors in the retrial of Ray Tensing spent a full day deliberating Tuesday. They'll resume discussions Wednesday morning.

The private group working to help fund an east side bike trail is looking at hiring an executive director to help with fundraising efforts.  

Susan Schaefer, who is the president of the Wasson Way Project Board, updated a city council committee on its work Tuesday.

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Update June 20, noon: A public funeral service for Otto Warmbier is scheduled for Thursday June 22 at Wyoming High School at 9:00 a.m.

Burial will be at Oak Hills Cemetery, according to Spring Grove which owns that cemetery.

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