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Gun laws
1:38 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Group rallies on Fountain Square in support of gun legislation

A group advocating for changes to state and national gun laws rallied on Fountain Square today with several dozen people attending the event, which featured speakers from law enforcement, medicine, politics and faith communities, as well as survivors of gun violence.

"Our purpose today, primarily, is to bring greater attention to the issues related to gun legislation, to call and demand action with regard to gun legislation," said Karen Hillis-Skipper, the event organizer and leader of the Cincinnati chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

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Cincinnati Observatory
6:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

How Cincinnati became the "Birthplace of American Astronomy."

The original Cincinnati Observatory in Mt. Adams.
Cincinnati Observatory

The Cincinnati Observatory is celebrating an anniversary this weekend. It was 168 years ago that a prominent Cincinnatian made the city the "Birthplace of American Astronomy."


Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel must have been a pretty convincing guy. In the mid-1800s he went door to door to collect 25 dollar donations for a telescope and observatory. Cincinnati Observatory Outreach Astronomer Dean Regas tells the story.

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Taste of Cincinnati
4:07 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Taste of Cincinnati adds new features, expands kids area

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's the unofficial kick-off to summer in the Queen City. Taste of Cincinnati draws 500,000 people to Downtown May 25-27 and this year it's getting bigger.

Organizers say the children's ride and game area is being expanded. Ten "signature restaurants" are participating in the newly created "Taste of Cincinnati USA Experience," a tented dining space in the P&G Gardens at Fifth and Sycamore streets.

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Drones
1:16 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Kentucky lawmaker proposes bill to limit drones

A bill has already been pre-filed for the Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 session—and it deals with the use of drones in the state.

Republican state Rep. Diane St. Onge bill limits how unmanned aircraft can be used. It allows U.S. military personnel to use drones in Kentucky for practice purposes. And it also allows drones to be used by law enforcement agencies if they have a specific warrant to do so.

Under St. Onge's bill, all other drone usage would be banned into Kentucky, including general use by law enforcement and corporations. 

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Transportation
3:29 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

ODOT launches one of the 'largest construction season to date'

Joe Gorman talks about how improvements at the Hopple St/I-275 interchange (seen behind him) will benefit Camp Washington.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is officially making it every driver's favorite time of year by kicking off construction season Wednesday.

The state is working on nearly a thousand projects totaling an estimated $2.3 billion.

Camp Washington Business Association Executive Director Joe Gorman says his community is excited about plans to upgrade the Hopple Street - I-75 interchange.

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