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The next time snow falls, it will be a lot easier to see which roads have been plowed and which you should avoid. Cincinnati's new CincyInsights website is up and running. It provides up-to-date information on snow plowing, heroin hot spots, pot holes and more.

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An Instagram account that catches hundreds of thousands of eyes and a blog that's regularly featured on national news are both managed by a man sitting in his house in West Chester.

Bob Burns runs both the Transportation Security Administration's Instagram account and its blog from home.


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The Cincinnati Bell Connector was not as popular with riders during November when compared to September and October.  

There were about 50,000 trips last month, roughly 60 percent below projections.

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Federal Judge Sandra Beckwith called Christopher Cornell's plot to bomb the U.S. Capitol and kill the president and government workers during the 2015 State of Union "horrific" and said his remorse was "late in coming."

Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials hope to have a full-time housing court up and running by next fall. But, first, they must get the Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio legislature to sign off on it.

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Miami University's football team is heading to its first bowl game since 2010. The RedHawks take on Mississippi State Dec. 26 at the St. Petersburg Bowl in Florida.

The last three election cycles have been miserable for Democrats in Ohio. Hillary Clinton failed to win the state this year, and, in 2014 and 2010, the Democrats were completely shut of all of Ohio's statewide constitutional offices. Can they make a comeback in 2018's mid-term election? WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Jay Hanselman about it on Morning Edition Monday. 

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A Green Township man turned would-be terrorist will be sentenced in federal court in Cincinnati Monday morning.

Christopher Cornell was arrested almost two years ago when he was buying semi-automatic weapons and 600 rounds of ammunition. The Justice Department says he planned to build, plant, and detonate pipe bombs at and near the U.S. Capitol and then use the firearms to shoot and kill employees and officers there.

Ohio State

Hidden underneath their jerseys during the Ohio State-Michigan football game, a microchip tracked the Buckeyes'  speed, distance and direction in real time. It's one of three devices the players are wearing to improve their performance.

The football players, and now Ohio State wrestlers and lacrosse players, are wearing the devices because they are the test subjects for Wright Patterson Air Force Base researchers looking to adapt human performance monitoring on the battlefield.

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Renovations at Cincinnati's Memorial Hall are complete. The historic concert and event hall underwent an $11 million update including new flooring, expanded theater and catering spaces, technology upgrades, and the addition of a modern air conditioning system.

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President-elect Donald Trump was in Cincinnati Thursday night for the first stop in a victory tour. He said the visit was for two reasons: to thank his supporters for his November win, and to discuss his action plan to make America great again. Trump relied heavily on that catch phrase and others from his campaign.

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department is in the final approval stage for a planned needle exchange.

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is calling on the public to report any suspicious activity on or around Thanksgiving that resulted in racially charged graffiti on the Loveland Bike Trail, part of the Little Miami Scenic Trail.

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Major League Soccer's top official is praising Cincinnati and its newest sports team FC Cincinnati.

Hamilton County homeowners will get some more money back next year. Commissioners approved the full funding of the property tax rebate (PTR) Monday morning.

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