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Local News
10:30 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Cincinnati adding cops to stem this year's tide of homicides

Mayor John Cranley and council members Amy Murray and Christopher Smitherman
Howard Wilkinson

In an effort to stem the homicides that have plagued the city first the first of the year, Cincinnati police will increase police overtime, hire officers away from other departments, add a recruit class and revive a gang unit, Mayor Cranley and Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said this morning.

“We want people of this city to know that help is on the way,’’ Cranley said at a city hall press conference packed with neighborhood and community leaders, council members and police officers.

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Politics
8:48 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Why Todd Portune dropped out before he got in to the race for Ohio Governor

Michael E. Keating

Now that Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune has decided not to run for Ohio Governor, WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about what happened:

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Olympics
6:00 am
Mon February 3, 2014

UC develops Olympic skeleton sled

This is a new and improved skeleton sled for the U.S. Olympic Team, a design led by UC professor Grant Schaffner, will be introduced at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
A2 Wind Tunnel

You won't get a very long look at it, considering the race only lasts about one minute, but a University of Cincinnati professor has designed a new and improved skeleton sled for the U.S. Olympic Team.

Grant Schaffner also improved the sled for the 2010 Olympics by making it stronger, flexible and designing it to smooth out the bumps and making it more steerable and controllable. For this Olympics he teamed with ProtoStar engineering, Fairfield-based Machintek Corporation, deBotech Inc of North Carolina and Carpenter Technology Corporation of Pennsylvania.

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Public Health
1:15 am
Mon February 3, 2014

HPV vaccine doesn't lead to sex

Young women who receive the HPV vaccine are not more likely to have sex or participate in unsafe sexual behaviors. That's according to a report released Monday by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The study finds teen girls and young women's beliefs about the human papillomavirus vaccine  - whether accurate or inaccurate - aren't linked to subsequent sexual behaviors.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Ohio 32nd House District: A "black seat"?

If a legislative district has a majority of African-American residents, must it be represented by an African-American?  

That is a sticky question that has been roiling in the Hamilton County Democratic Party recently, as the Democrats try to hold on to the 32nd Ohio House District held by Dale Mallory who term-limited out and is running for the Ohio Senate.

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