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Cincinnati Zoo
11:48 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Find out the names of the Cincinnati Zoo's new lion cubs

Cincinnati Zoo's lion cubs, Huruma, Kya, and Willa.
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Three lion cubs born at the Cincinnati Zoo have been referred to as “1, 2 and 3” since their birth last November.  But now they have proper names. 

The cub formerly known as 1 is now Huruma, which means compassion in in Swahili.  Cincinnati Zoo keepers picked that name to honor a colleague from the St. Louis Zoo who recently died.  Becky Wanner helped raise the cubs’ mother, Imani.  Huruma is also being referred to as Uma.

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Veterans Issues
6:04 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Union members to picket outside VA hospital

The president of a government employees union says promised changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs have not materialized.  American Federation of Government Employees Local 2031 president Charles Smith says members will demonstrate outside the VA Medical Center in Corryville Friday, calling for increased staffing and better working conditions.

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Transportation
4:54 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Ohio, Kentucky to share bridge replacement costs

Ohio and Kentucky governors discuss Brent Spence Bridge replacement plans.
Bill Rinehart WVXU

Ohio and Kentucky will share the costs of building a new bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  The Brent Spence Bridge has been deemed functionally obsolete, carrying more traffic than intended. 

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New airline coming to CVG
11:23 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Branson AirExpress to fly from CVG to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun

As of May 7, Branson AirExpress will operate flights from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun. 

You can read the release here: 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – Branson AirExpress operated by Orange Air announces discount flights to Branson (BKG), New Orleans (MSY), and Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting May 7th.  Flights will be in a 150 seat MD-83 Jet aircraft. One-way tickets include all taxes and fees can be purchased for:

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Streetcar
11:22 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Streetcar wires going up

14th and Elm
Bill Rinehart WVXU

Crews this week are putting up the overhead wires in Over-the-Rhine that will power the Cincinnati streetcar.  Crews worked Wednesday along Elm Street, between 14th and Henry. 

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