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Covington Audit
11:03 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Former Covington finance director pleads guilty

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen explains how Covington's former finance director allegedly stole $793,000.
Ann Thompson WVXU

UPDATE: Former Covington Finance Director Bob Due  changed his plea to guilty in Kenton County Circuit Court Thursday after pleading not guilty in December. He will be sentenced April 17th.

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February 13th:

An audit from the Commonwealth of Kentucky shows Covington is missing even more money than first thought after allegations the city's former finance director embezzled it. Read the report here.

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Sports
6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

University of Dayton preparing to host NCAA First Four

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University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is the de facto home to the NCAA Men's Division 1 First Four basketball competition. Crews began installing a special NCAA court over UD's own flooring this week.

The First Four is March 18 and 19.

Road construction
5:35 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Should noise walls be built along I-75?

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to know if there's a demand for noise reducing barrier walls to be built along I-75 from Galbraith Road to the northern end of the Lockland Split.

Here's the information from ODOT:

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Metropolitan Sewer District
5:17 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

County retains Dinsmore & Shohl in sewer dispute

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are retaining Dinsmore & Shohl to review their plans to take the city of Cincinnati to court over a sewer district dispute.

The law firm is being asked to prepare the county's case and offer an outside opinion on which government entity it thinks is right. At issue is whether the county or the city gets to set policy for the Metropolitan Sewer District. The county owns the utility but it is operated by the city.

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electric aggregation
4:52 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Cincinnati electric aggregation will still have green energy

The energy used for Cincinnati's electric aggregation program will still come from 100 percent renewable or green sources.  

Interim city manager Scott Stiles had announced earlier this week that would not be part of the new three-year contract that begins in May.  But he changed his mind Wednesday after five council members opposed the contract.

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