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Federal investigators said in report released last month a barrier at the Cincinnati Zoo's "Gorilla World" exhibit was in compliance with standards before a three-year-old boy slipped into the enclosure. That breach of the barrier in May made it non-compliant.

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Campbell County is joining more than 80 Kentucky counties banning outdoor burning. The move is in response to a drought and wildfires burning in seven eastern Kentucky counties.

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Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ronan announced Thursday she will retire on August 1, 2017.

Her decision comes after the district successfully passed a new 7.93 mill operating levy two weeks ago that will help expand preschool.  

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Cincinnati Council is joining the list of groups asking for a retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for killing Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.  

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The interim Hamilton County Administrator can now take the interim out of his title.  Commissioners voted Wednesday morning to appoint Jeff Aluotto to the position he's been serving in since April when Christian Sigman resigned.

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The NCAA says Thomas More College, winner of two straight Division III women's basketball championships, will have to vacate all 33 wins for the 2014-2015 season because it used an ineligible player.

Consequently the school was stripped of its national title for that season.

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A coalition of Cincinnati religious leaders wants a retrial of Ray Tensing.

A jury could not reach a unanimous decision on the charges against the former UC police officer on Saturday.  Bishop Bobby Hilton says he wants to know by next Monday if the case will be retried.

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Officials say the city-sponsored winter shelter in Cincinnati will open next month.  An exact date depends on temperatures.  

The facility is located in the basement of Shelterhouse in Queensgate.  It operated there for the first time last winter.  

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik about the presidential election results in Ohio and how Donald Trump outperformed even the polls that had him with a slim lead. And Wilkinson talked, too, about how Hamilton County has gone from a red county to a purple county to a blue county. 

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Ohio State University researchers are using special glasses to help patients fully recover after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The glasses help rewire the brain after documented changes following a knee injury.

The scientists compared brain scans of healthy adults versus those recovered from ACL injuries when extending and flexing the knee.

Naturally, Democrats in Hamilton County were as shocked and disbelieving as Democrats anywhere else Tuesday night when Donald Trump won the White House, even though nearly all the indicators leading up to the election pointed to a Hillary Clinton victory.

It will take them some time to get over that; and some considerable time to figure out how they can fight back, as members of a party that doesn’t control either the executive or legislative branches of government – and are looking warily at what might happen to the judicial branch.

It's a tough pill to swallow.

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The jury in the Ray Tensing murder trial has not been able to reach a verdict. The judge accepted their statement and declared a mistrial.

The former University of Cincinnati police officer was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a traffic stop.

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Update, 5:48 p.m.

Shortly after 5, jurors asked more questions, including what were the definitions of under arrest and resisting arrest.

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The jury in the Ray Tensing murder trial will continue deliberations at 8 o'clock Friday morning.

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Published reports say President-elect Donald Trump has picked former Cincinnati Mayor, Ohio Treasurer and Secretary of State Ken Blackwell to lead his domestic transition team.

The Associated Press obtained an organizational chart for the transition team and reports former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, who used to work for the FBI is leading national security planning. Joseph "Keith" Kellogg, a retired Army Lt. general, is heading defense planning. Blackwell will handle domestic issues.

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