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Cincinnati Fire Department
12:44 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Plan to reduce fire department brownouts coming

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Council member Christopher Smitherman are preparing to announce plan to cut back and possibly eliminate fire department brownouts.

The mayor's spokesperson, Jay Kincaid, says the plan will reduce brownouts from five per day to fewer than one per day or potentially none.

Kincaid says a report is expected to be released by Sunday afternoon and a press conference is being scheduled for Monday morning to release the details.

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Covington
11:53 am
Thu February 6, 2014

The Waterfront breaks free and hits bridge

Mark Heyne WVXU News

The nearly three-decade old Waterfront Restaurant broke free from its moorings and hit the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge Thursday morning.

Kenton County Police initially closed the bridge until they could determine if there was any damage. They have since reopened it.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
11:52 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Compromise is key word in MSD debate

Build 513 supporters rally outside the County Administration Building.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Several dozen people rallied outside the Hamilton County Administration building Thursday calling on County Commissioners to open bidding on several Metropolitan Sewer District projects.

Build 513 supports the City of Cincinnati's Responsible Bidder Ordinance, which among other things requires contractors have a 5-year record of graduating apprentices.

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Education
11:51 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Partnership aims to improve communities and schools

Rothenberg Academy Principal Alesia Smith talks about her vision for ACES.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Public Schools and the City of Cincinnati are joining forces. A new initiative called ACES -  Alliance for Community and Educational Success - aims to find ways the two can collaborate to improve schools and communities.

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Cincinnati Zoo
11:43 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Zoo introduces newest addition, holding naming contest

Mother "Kimia" and her new baby.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

An 8-week-old bonobo (pronounced bah-NO-bow) made her official debut to the public today at the Cincinnati Zoo.  The baby girl was born November 17 to mother "Kimia" and father "Vergil."  This is the zoo's eighth bonobo birth. 

Infant bonobos are born almost helpless and have to be carried everywhere by their mothers for the first two years.

The Cincinnati Zoo is only one of eight zoos in the country to exhibit bonobos.  There are few of them left in the wild.

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