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Mickey Esposito
9:15 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Former Sheriff's Dept. employee admits guilt

Mickey Esposito could get 10 years in jail
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

A former Hamilton County Sheriff's employee, who moonlighted as a lounge singer, will plead guilty to five felonies and could get up to ten years in prison.

The Prosecutor's Office says Mickey Esposito, who used to supervise the Sheriff's Department property room, stole drugs and jewelry and gave them to his wife and step-son who sold them. Allison Esposito and Adam Fintak will also plead guilty and face ten years in prison.

The Sheriff’s Department says it now has new policies to make sure this does not happen again.

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Transportation
6:04 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Hands-free technology doesn't make driving safer, study finds

Hands-free is not risk free. That's the message from AAA.

The auto club is releasing what it calls a groundbreaking study on distracted driving. AAA along with the University of Utah found voice-activated, hands-free technologies on cell phones and in cars pose the greatest risks for distracted driving accidents.

“The risk is extensive,” says AAA spokesperson Cheryl Parker. “If you have these voice activated, in-car technologies, don’t use them unless you’re safely parked.”

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Local News
3:33 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Volunteers bag mountain of sweet potatoes for food pantries

More than 100 people volunteer to fill bags of sweet potatoes for community food pantries.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

More than a hundred volunteers from the Kentucky United Methodist Church Annual Convention, local hospitality organizations and the Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau dug into a massive job Tuesday afternoon. 

They gathered in Covington, near the Roebling Suspension Bridge, to bag 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes that will be sent to local food pantries and ministries.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital
9:40 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Cincinnati Children's earns top ranking

Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is getting high praise.  It ranks third overall in the U.S. News and World Report's 2013 Best Children's Hospitals ranking.  And for the first time, Cincinnati Children's was ranked number one for pediatric cancer care. 

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City retirement
6:50 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Cincinnati retirement system not healthy

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati officials are again looking for solutions after another bad report on the city's retirement system.  It added another $133 million to its unfunded liability last year.  

Council's Budget and Finance Committee heard the presentation Monday.

One Council Member asked if the city can invest its way out of trouble.

Eric Gary, an actuary with Cavanaugh MacDonald, said maybe.

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