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Vietnam Wall
12:45 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Vietnam Wall replica on display in Cincinnati

Donna Moore of White Oak lays flowers and an American Flag at the base of the traveling wall.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Wall is making its first-ever stop in Cincinnati.

The traveling "Wall that Heals" memorial is 250 feet long and includes a mobile museum.

Donny Ladd of West Chester spent 24 years in the Air Force, including two years in Vietnam.

"It's good that it's traveling around for the people who can't go and see it," he says. "If they can go see the one in Washington DC, it's better but this is certainly very helpful. It's a very healing wall."

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Highway construction
7:17 am
Fri October 18, 2013

More 471 work this weekend

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Get ready for another weekend of traffic delays on Southbound 471 in northern Kentucky. 
Starting Friday evening, work crews will once again be working on the final pavement surface as a major reconstruction project begins to come to an end. 

Starting at 10 p.m. Friday south 471 from near Grand Avenue to the U.S. 27 intersection in Highland Heights will be reduced to a single lane until Monday at 6 a.m.
 
Entrance and exit ramps may also be shutdown as pavement is placed in front of the ramps. 

Hamilton County Sheriff
4:35 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Audit declares Sheriff's Dept. 'static' and 'resistant to change'

An audit of the Hamilton County Sheriff's department is recommending three issues be addressed. They include: staffing, technology and training.

The report concludes department staff are highly disciplined and resilient but also static and resistant to change. It says the agency, under former Sheriff Simon Leis, became "frozen in time" which prevents it from adopting more modern procedures and practices.

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Government shutdown
12:27 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Portman: Glad shutdown over, work still to do

Credit Official Portrait

Ohio Senator Rob Portman says he's glad the government is reopen, that the country didn't go over the debt limit, and that Wednesday night's agreement included specific language about income verification in the Affordable Care Act.

But he's not satisfied.

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Human Trafficking
6:34 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Identifying human trafficking victims in Cincinnati

Credit VT human trafficking task force

Healthcare workers, children's services employees and law enforcement personnel are trying to determine how many Cincinnati children are victims of human trafficking. The local numbers are unclear. State officials say every year between 1,000 and more than 3,000 young girls fall victim.

Identifying the signs of human trafficking can be difficult. Dr. Bob Shapiro, Director of the Child Abuse team at Cincinnati Children's Mayerson Center lists some of them.

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