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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.

City of Cincinnati

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.

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council will continue work Wednesday morning on finalizing changes to the city's next two-year budget. The full council could approve the spending plan that afternoon.

As it stands right now, there is a $600,000 gap that must be closed after a council majority told city administrators not to move forward with a plan to contract with a company to "boot" vehicles that have three or more unpaid parking tickets.

Cara Owsley / Pool

The retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing is now in the jury's hands. He's charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during an off-campus traffic stop.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Work begins this Friday night on a project that's expected to cause major traffic problems. Maintenance on the Brent Spence Bridge will close two lanes in each direction over the next two months.

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