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Cincinnati Police Chief
5:28 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

City narrows police chief search to four

Interim Cincinnati Chief Paul Humphries
City of Cincinnati

A screening committee  has narrowed the list of Cincinnati police chief candidates to four finalists from the original pool of 28. 

The finalists are (in alphabetical order):

  • Jeffrey Blackwell, Deputy Chief –  Columbus, Ohio  Police Department
  • Michael Dvorak, Deputy Chief – Mesa, Arizona  Police Department
  • Paul Humphries, Interim Police Chief – Cincinnati Police Department
  • Jerry Speziale, Deputy Superintendent – NY/NJ Port Authority Police

City Manager Milton Dohoney will interview the four candidates in the next coming days. 

Personal theft
1:22 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Cincinnati Council could vote to reduce cell phone thefts

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Council could vote on an ordinance next week that's designed to reduce cell phone theft.  

Right now someone could take your mobile device and get cash for it in just about 10 minutes at so called pop-up cell phone stores.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach said the new law will require these businesses to be licensed just like pawn shops.

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Local News
12:06 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

McConnell lectures on Bunning at NKU

Sen. Mitch McConnell
Official Portrait

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will deliver a lecture on the life and career of his former Senate colleague, Jim Bunning, on Friday at Northern Kentucky University. .

The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. Friday in the University Center Otto Budig Theater on the NKU campus.

Bunning, a former congressman and major league pitcher, will be there. It will be the fourth lecture in a series by McConnell on "Prominent Kentuckians in the U.S. Senate."

Bunning retired from the Senate in 2010; and was replaced by Sen. Rand Paul.

Cincinnati Parking Lease
11:29 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Ohio Supreme Court won't hear parking lease case, restraining order denied also

The Ohio Supreme Court has declined jurisdiction in the Cincinnati parking lease case.  City Solicitor John Curp confirmed that in an e-mail Wednesday morning.

The case involved whether city voters had a right to place the issue on the ballot.  A Hamilton County Common Pleas judge said it could go on the ballot, but an Ohio appeals courts overturned that decision.  The appeals court said the city could pass the parking lease as emergency ordinance and avoid referendum.

The Supreme Court decision should end the case.

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Phi Gamma Delta fire
4:21 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Investigators still seeking info on fraternity house fire

Ohio Fire Marshal

Investigators have increased the amount of reward money for a suspected arson on the Miami University campus in Oxford.  The fire damaged the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house on May 25 and remains unsolved.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is offering an additional $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone responsible for the fire.  That's on top of the $5,000 reward posted by the Blue Ribbon Arson Committee.

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