Brent Spence Bridge
4:08 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Latest plan: Cost-sharing the new Brent Spence

In 2012 Governors Beshear and Kasich signed an agreement on how the two states would work together to build a new bridge.
Ann Thompson WVXU

When Governors John Kasich and  Steve Beshear hold a news conference in Covington Wednesday afternoon they are expected to elaborate on their plan to share the cost equally between Ohio and Kentucky. 

Many people are also wondering about a toll, something Northern Kentucky business leaders are against, but the governors say is necessary.

A study released in October 2013 projected $1 to $2 for cars; $3 to $6 for light trucks; and $5 to $10 for tractor-trailers.

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1:56 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Homeless census starts tonight

Volunteers and social workers will be conducting a census of Hamilton County's homeless tonight.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities to make the count once a year.  Kevin Finn is director of Strategies to End Homelessness, and says the results determine where federal grants should go.

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Cincinnati government
12:14 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Cincinnati's Charter review work continues

Cincinnati's Charter Review task force is continuing its work.  

Task force Co-chairman Mike Morgan presented an update Tuesday to Council's Rules and Audit Committee.  

Morgan said various subcommittees have been reviewing items since last summer.  He said the full task force will meet Monday.

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Sickle Cell
11:54 am
Tue January 27, 2015

"Major advancement" for sickle cell patients

This image shows a patient's blood screen in which you can see normal round blood cells and the cells that are becoming misshaped and taking on a sickle-like form.
Cincinnati Children's

In what's being called a "major advancement," Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and other researchers around the country say young sickle cell anemia patients have a safer way to manage their disease.

Russell Ware, MD PhD,director of Hematology at Cincinnati Children's says the standard of care is lifetime blood transfusions for those at risk of stroke. But a clinical trial shows the medicine hydroxyurea  is just as good as blood transfusions without the cost and side effects.

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Local News
7:50 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Council wants new parking app ASAP

Eight members of Cincinnati Council have signed a motion ordering the administration to implement the app that would let people pay parking meters via their smart phones. 

But, when that feature is activated and used, Parking Facilities superintendent Bob Schroer says the paid-for time won't show up on the meter.  “If we wanted to put the time back on the meter, it was going to kill the batteries, quicker,” he says.

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