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6:03 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Sittenfeld says he's running for U.S. Senate

Credit Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati council member P.G. Sittenfeld has launched his campaign for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat next year. 

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Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

How Cintrifuse is jump starting technology start-ups

Renovation is underway to house Cintrifuse, The Brandery, and CincyTech in one location.
Ann Thompson WVXU

A Cincinnati business-led initiative is quietly giving life to an increasing number of technology start-up companies, improving their chances of becoming financially successful.

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Terrorism
3:56 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Federal grand jury indicts Cornell in Capitol plot

Chris Cornell has now been indicted for his alleged Capitol plot.
Butler County Sheriff

A federal grand jury has now indicted the Green Township man accused of planning an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Chris Cornell faces charges of attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and solicitation to commit violence.

Cornell has a hearing Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in federal court.

Court documents say he planned to build, plant and detonate pipe bombs at and near the Capitol and then use firearms to shoot and kill employees and officers there.

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Judge Tracie Hunter
3:16 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

How much is too much to spend prosecuting Hunter case?

Hamilton County's budget office reports the county has spent roughly $460,000 prosecuting suspended juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter.

When including what the county spent in other Hunter-related court cases, the county says it spent more than $1.4 million in 2013 and 2014.

The Reverend Damon Lynch III and others Wednesday asked Commissioners to halt Hunter's retrial. The commissioners pay the bills, but have no say in whether or not the prosecution goes forward.

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Transportation
2:00 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Overpass investigation to last for months

The I-75 off-ramp overpass collapsed Monday night near Hopple Street.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation says the field review of the Interstate 75 off-ramp collapse took less time than expected, meaning the clean-up and repairs were finished sooner than anticipated.  ODOT spokesman Brian Cunningham says the only damage to the four southbound lanes of I-75 was a two-foot by two-foot hole.

“Speculation was there were going to be multiple areas that would need to be fixed.  And that just wasn’t the case,” Cunningham says.  “And so when the assessment was done, it was evident that there was just one particular area that had damage to it.”

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