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Inside Pitch
5:21 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Amy Murray kicks off Cincinnati council campaign

Amy Murray - who served as an appointed Cincinnati City Council member in 2011 before losing her seat in that year's election - has become the first non-incumbent Republican to declare her council candidacy.

Murray, of Hyde Park, will kick off her campaign Wednesday with a 7 p.m. gathering at Price Hill Chili at 4920 Glenway Ave.

She first ran for council in 2009, failing to win one of the nine spots on council. But, in January 2011, after then-council member Chris Monzel became a Hamilton County commissioner, Murray was appointed to his council seat.

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Transportation
4:34 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

I-275 accident investigation could take days

Credit WCPO

The investigation into Monday's massive pile-up on I-275 continues. A white out is believed to have caused at least 86 vehicles to crash, closing the highway for seven hours.

A 12-year old girl was killed and 20 others were sent to hospitals, some have been released.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says investigators are reconstructing what happened.

"We're in the process of conducting a full traffic investigation on this and it's going to take days. Even with the number of officers we had out there, it's going to take days to put this report together," he says.

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Sustainability plan
2:47 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Updating the Green Cincinnati plan

City of Cincinnati website

Officials are working to update the city's sustainability plan called Green Cincinnati.  

Environmental Quality Director Larry Falkin said it's the roadmap preparing the city to be environmentally, economically and socially successful in competitions with other cities and parts of the world.  

The plan was drafted in 2007 and city council adopted it a year later.  

Now Falkin said it's time for an update.

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Economy
11:43 am
Tue January 22, 2013

2012 good year for local home sales

Home sales in Cincinnati ended last year at the highest level since 2007.  The Area Board of Realtors says closings were up 12 percent from 2011.  December home sales rose more than 5 percent compared to the same month a year ago. 

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Local News
4:00 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Expansion work getting underway for dispatch center

Kenton County officials will be breaking ground Tuesday for an expansion of the county's dispatch center.  The ceremony will be at 3 p.m. at the County Police/Dispatch Center, 11777 Madison Pike, Independence.

The county and the city of Covington consolidated their communications centers last fall in a move to save hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

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