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12:40 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Drug trafficking route disrupted but problems persist

Law enforcement from Cincinnati, Hamilton County and Indiana discuss the latest bust in which 14 people were arrested for trafficking heroin and cocaine.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Law enforcement from Hamilton and Dearborn counties are celebrating a big drug bust but say there's still a lot that must be done to curb the explosion of heroin use in the tri-state.

Authorities seized 25 pounds of heroin and 18 pounds of cocaine as it was being transported through Indiana from Chicago en route to Cincinnati.

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Education
4:39 am
Fri July 18, 2014

UC earns special designation from National Security Agency

Credit Lisa Ventre / UC Photographic Services

It's not exactly 'spy school' as some headlines are claiming but the University of Cincinnati is being recognized by the National Security Agency.

Four of the school's programs are now designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. UC is one of just 13 schools in the country to receive the designation.

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IRS
4:32 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Tea Party gets go ahead vs IRS

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen visited the Cincinnati office in January.
Credit IRS

UPDATE 7/17/14: Federal Judge Susan Dlott refused to dismiss parts of the Tea Party's lawsuit Thursday against the Internal Revenue Service, meaning it can go ahead. Read about it here.

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The Midwest Project
4:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Bengals tailgate hand-out prompts Cincinnatians to continue giving

(from left) Kenneth Bibb, Jason Chapman and Rodrigo Williams.
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Jason Chapman, a 29-year-old Union Institute & University enrollment counselor, remembers tailgating before a Cincinnati Bengals game last year.  He was with his friends, having a great time and eating lots of food. There were plenty of leftovers and when spotting some people in need on the other side of the fence he decided to offer them a plate of food.

Chapman was apprehensive. What if they were offended by the offer of food? What if fellow tailgaters disapproved of the generosity?

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Public Safety
1:30 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Drones may help patrol Lebanon prisons

File image of an unmanned aerial system.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is considering the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to help patrol the grounds surrounding two Warren County prisons.

In a release, the state says:

"UAS technology could add an additional layer of security to help maintain the safety of the surrounding community and the prisons by bolstering existing perimeter security, preventing and detecting attempts of contraband entering the prison, and enhancing the monitoring of inmates who are approved to work outside the secure perimeter of the prison. "

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