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IRS
4:32 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Tea Party gets go ahead vs IRS

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen visited the Cincinnati office in January.
Credit IRS

UPDATE 7/17/14: Federal Judge Susan Dlott refused to dismiss parts of the Tea Party's lawsuit Thursday against the Internal Revenue Service, meaning it can go ahead. Read about it here.

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The Midwest Project
4:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Bengals tailgate hand-out prompts Cincinnatians to continue giving

(from left) Kenneth Bibb, Jason Chapman and Rodrigo Williams.
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Jason Chapman, a 29-year-old Union Institute & University enrollment counselor, remembers tailgating before a Cincinnati Bengals game last year.  He was with his friends, having a great time and eating lots of food. There were plenty of leftovers and when spotting some people in need on the other side of the fence he decided to offer them a plate of food.

Chapman was apprehensive. What if they were offended by the offer of food? What if fellow tailgaters disapproved of the generosity?

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Public Safety
1:30 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Drones may help patrol Lebanon prisons

File image of an unmanned aerial system.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is considering the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to help patrol the grounds surrounding two Warren County prisons.

In a release, the state says:

"UAS technology could add an additional layer of security to help maintain the safety of the surrounding community and the prisons by bolstering existing perimeter security, preventing and detecting attempts of contraband entering the prison, and enhancing the monitoring of inmates who are approved to work outside the secure perimeter of the prison. "

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Public Safety
1:04 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

New truck hits roads to make them safer

Cpl. Pete Prybal holds a wheel scale he's pulled from the special rack in the back of his customized F-350 patrol truck.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Thanks to a partnership with the Hamilton County Engineer, the Sheriff's office has a new tool for cracking down on overweight loads on county roads. A Ford F-350 has been converted and customized to carry specialized equipment for inspecting Commercial Vehicles.

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Paul Laumann
5:46 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Longtime WGUC announcer dies

WGUC announcer Paul Laumann
Credit Jim Lied

Funeral services will be held Thursday evening for long time WGUC morning host Paul Laumann. 

Laumann hosted the Kitchen Koncert  on 90.9 for 14 years.  He retired in 1986 and was replaced by John Birge.  Enquirer Radio and TV reporter John Kieswetter reports Laumann previously hosted the Kitchen Koncert on Taft Broadcasting's WKRC-FM (101.9) when the station was doing classical music in the 1960's. 

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