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4:39 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Jury in Tracie Hunter trial likely to be seated today

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

A jury in the criminal trial of Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter is likely to be seated this morning.

On Monday, the defense and prosecuting attorneys came close to seating a jury, but will attempt to finish the work this morning.

Hunter's lawyer, Clyde Bennett, and the special prosecutors in the case questioned at least half of the 60-person jury pool in a long session Monday, but came up short on finding 12 jurors both sides could agree on.

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Hamilton County Commission
2:54 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

The building is free but the deal is far from done

Credit Hamilton County / Provided

After spending months analyzing the deal, Hamilton County Commissioners still have more questions about an offer to take over the former Mercy Mt. Airy hospital site.

Catholic Health Partners is offering to give the site to the county, which would turn part of the building into a new crime lab.

But before accepting, commissioners want a plan for funding renovations. County administration estimates it will cost $40 million to fit-out a new crime lab or $100 million to completely renovate the entire building.

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Drugs
11:56 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Deters wants to charge drug dealers with murder

This summer a Delhi woman died of a heroin overdose, the same day she allegedly bought the drugs from Christopher and Stephanie Eaglin.

In addition to trafficking and possession charges, the Eaglins are now facing an involuntary manslaughter indictment in connection with the death of that Delhi woman, 21-year-old Shea Fricke.

The Prosecutor's Office says this is the first case in Hamilton County where a drug dealer has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in an overdose death.

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The Bank of Kentucky
11:56 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Bank of Kentucky being purchased by BB&T

The largest bank in Northern Kentucky has agreed to be acquired by BB&T Corporation. The Bank of Kentucky announced Monday it's signed an agreement under which BB&T, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will buy it in a cash and stock deal worth about $363 million.  The acquisition will establish a new banking region for BB&T that encompasses Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati.

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Politics
8:41 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the possibility that Ohio's Rob Portman may make a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

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