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Prescription Take Back Day
1:52 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Prescription Take Back Day offers chance to get rid of expired, unwanted medicine

Permanent prescription drug drop-off box at Cincinnati Police headquarters on Ezzard Charles Drive.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

If you've got old  medication you'd like to get rid of, you'll have an opportunity Saturday on National Prescription Take Back Day.

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Politics
4:13 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

McConnell talks heroin and Brent Spence during NKy stop

Senator Mitch McConnell

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell made a stop in the commonwealth Thursday. He spoke at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District's annual meeting.

Much of his speech focused on why he should be re-elected this November, but he began by addressing the region's heroin epidemic.

"It's the scourge of our rather affluent society," says McConnell, "but I think continuing to double down and cooperate at all levels of government is absolutely essential."

McConnell says Northern Kentucky remains the epicenter of the epidemic.

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Politics
8:52 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Court order upholds Ohio's 35-day early voting period; Secretary of State plans appeal

Ohio’s 35 day period of early voting – beginning next Tuesday - will remain in effect after a three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the state of Ohio’s appeal Wednesday.

But Secretary of State Jon Husted said Wednesday he will ask the full 15-member federal appeals court to hear the state’s appeal of the decision. Time is running out for that, though, with early voting set to start in five days.

It is not yet clear whether the full appeals court will agree to hear the state’s appeal.

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Public Safety
4:42 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

No Indictment for officers in Beavercreek Walmart shooting

Demonstrators pray outside the Greene County Courthouse following the announcement that the special grand jury won't indict police officers in the Beavercreek Walmart shooting.
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

A grand jury in Greene County has found that the actions of officers involved in the Beavercreek Walmart shooting were justified. In response, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced it will investigate. 

Twenty-two-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police in the store the evening of August 5th. A 9-1-1 caller reported Crawford was waving what appeared to be a rifle. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle BB-gun.

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The Banks
3:34 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Cincinnati Council likely to discuss Mahogany's Monday

Credit Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance committee is likely to discuss the now closed Mahogany's Restaurant during its meeting Monday.  

A Council majority has signed a motion asking city administrators to meet with owner Liz Rogers and her attorney to see if there's a way to protect the city's financing that went into the project.  

Four people addressed the issue Wednesday during Council's regular weekly meeting.  Resident Iris Roley directed a portion of her comments to Mayor John Cranley.

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