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Stink Bugs
3:11 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Winter wipes out some, but not all stink bugs

Mark Heyne WVXU News

If you thought this cold, snowy winter would take care of the stink bugs that have been crawling around your house, you've probably been surprised to see the invasive pests still skulking about.

"Most of the stink bugs people are seeing walking around in their offices, in their homes, spent the winter in the buildings someplace, probably up in the attic or some protected area," said Entomologist Gene Kritsky, professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati.  "They're active now because it's beginning to get warm."

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Arts
5:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Man creates art by firing gun in museum

Workers carefully lower the brass cube into place.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

A new installation at the Cincinnati Art Museum juxtaposes traditional and contemporary art in an unusual way.

Oxford, Ohio native and Miami University alum Todd Pavlisko says the goal of Crown is to make people view and experience the museum's masterpieces differently. He collaborated with a sharpshooter to fire bullets through the Schmidlapp Gallery into a brass cube. The bullet's journey was captured using high-speed cameras and edited into an audiovisual experience.

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St. Patrick's Day
4:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

St. Patrick's Day celebrations bring busy weekend downtown

Cincinnati will be marking St. Patrick's Day with a parade and two parties.

The annual parade starts at noon Saturday and runs until  about 3.  It will stage on Culvert Street and southbound Eggleston Avenue, and will travel north on Eggleston Avenue, then west on Central Parkway, then south on Sycamore Street, then east on Fifth Street to the demarcation area on Sentinel Street.

To allow the parade participants to stage, the following streets will close at 10:00 am:

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Community development
11:59 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Cincinnati to help with Madcap Puppets' new location in Westwood

CIncinnati Mayor John Cranley announcing $500,000 for Madcap Puppets' new location in Westwood.
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati is likely to give $500,000 to the Madcap Puppets for its plan to remodel a Westwood building into a new performance space.  

Artistic Director John Lewandowski said the project at the former Bell Telephone Exchange Building on Harrison Avenue will also benefit the community.

“How the arts can lead revitalization in a neighborhood like Westwood and how the arts are a critical part of the fabric of our community that helps keep us together and give us pride in our neighborhood and pride in what we’re doing,” Lewandowski said.

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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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