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Kiosks To Bring Free Wi-Fi To Newport

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The first free Wi-Fi nodes in the region will be going up in Newport later this year.

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Update 4:05 p.m.:  Mayor John Cranley said City Manager Harry Black has his full support.

In a joint statement Tuesday, Cranley and Black said they have a great working relationship, and look forward to discussing their collective success and council concerns.

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Lots of people are expected in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine when the streetcar begins passenger service on September 9; and Cincinnati Metro will be offering free bus service along the streetcar route that weekend. 

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Famed Cincinnati chef Jean-Robert de Cavel and Maître d’Hôtel Richard Brown are back with a new restaurant venture. The pair are opening Restaurant L in Great American Tower.

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The University of Cincinnati is telling students, staff and visitors to say goodbye to smoking on campus. The board of trustees Tuesday voted to ban all forms of tobacco on all campuses.

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Director Kevin Connolly thanked Cincinnati for help making "The Life and Death of John Gotti" with John Travolta Monday, as Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell started shooting the city's newest movie, ""The Killing Of A Sacred Deer."

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Voting is underway in the surprisingly accurate Busken Bakery Presidential Cookie Poll. Early results have independent "Cookie Party" in the lead.

Busken Vice President Brian Busken says, "The third party candidate was needed for "the big contingency of people that were not necessarily fans of either candidate this year." Although all the candidates, he says, "are crummy."

Chew on this for a while-The Busken Bakery presidential cookie poll has picked every sitting U.S. President since it began doing the straw poll in 1984.

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Hamilton Police are investigating  an officer involved shooting. The department detailed the incident at Walgreens on High Street during a news conference Monday morning.

Police say the suspect held a pharmacist at knifepoint during a robbery. They say he didn't respond to an order to drop the weapon and a Hamilton officer shot and killed him.

The officer is a nine-year veteran of the department.

Hamilton Police may hold another news conference Monday.

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The Hamilton County Board of Elections Monday unanimously rejected a Norwood ballot issue which would decriminalize marijuana in the city.

Attorney Brice Keller, who represents Sensible Norwood, the group which circulated petitions for the ballot issue, said he is likely to ask the Ohio Supreme Court to review the elections board's decision.

Keller said Monday afternoon he is likely to file something with the Ohio Supreme Court this week to get an expedited hearing on the matter. 

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the U.S. Senate race in Ohio; and how Ohio Gov. John Kasich is campaigning with Portman, who is locked in a tough re-election race with former governor Ted Strickland. There's one thing that Kasich and Portman don't mention publicly though - presidential candidate Donald Trump. Kasich absolutely refuses to endorse the GOP nominee, while Portman has endorsed him - although he has kept his distance from him so far. 

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