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Taste of Cincinnati
4:07 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Taste of Cincinnati adds new features, expands kids area

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's the unofficial kick-off to summer in the Queen City. Taste of Cincinnati draws 500,000 people to Downtown May 25-27 and this year it's getting bigger.

Organizers say the children's ride and game area is being expanded. Ten "signature restaurants" are participating in the newly created "Taste of Cincinnati USA Experience," a tented dining space in the P&G Gardens at Fifth and Sycamore streets.

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Drones
1:16 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Kentucky lawmaker proposes bill to limit drones

A bill has already been pre-filed for the Kentucky General Assembly's 2014 session—and it deals with the use of drones in the state.

Republican state Rep. Diane St. Onge bill limits how unmanned aircraft can be used. It allows U.S. military personnel to use drones in Kentucky for practice purposes. And it also allows drones to be used by law enforcement agencies if they have a specific warrant to do so.

Under St. Onge's bill, all other drone usage would be banned into Kentucky, including general use by law enforcement and corporations. 

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Transportation
3:29 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

ODOT launches one of the 'largest construction season to date'

Joe Gorman talks about how improvements at the Hopple St/I-275 interchange (seen behind him) will benefit Camp Washington.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is officially making it every driver's favorite time of year by kicking off construction season Wednesday.

The state is working on nearly a thousand projects totaling an estimated $2.3 billion.

Camp Washington Business Association Executive Director Joe Gorman says his community is excited about plans to upgrade the Hopple Street - I-75 interchange.

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Local News
2:16 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Will dozens more double-voters be prosecuted?

Republicans and Democrats on the Hamilton County Board of Elections are split over a county prosecutor’s opinion which says dozens of voters who cast two ballots in last year’s election should be referred for potential criminal prosecution – even though the board has already exonerated most of them.
 

Near the end of a board meeting that last three-and-a-half hours Wednesday, the two Democrats and two Republicans on the board discussed  an opinion from Prosecutor Joe Deters, but decided not to actually vote on whether  approximately 67 cases should be sent to the prosecutor.

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Highway construction
12:12 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

SB471 construction project starts Friday evening

Jay Hanselman

Right now orange construction barrels are sitting alongside southbound 471 in Northern Kentucky.  Starting Friday evening crews will be moving them into place as reconstruction starts on the interstate.  

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Engineer Rob Hans said it’s a continuation of a project that started last year.

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