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Law
12:39 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Settlement reached in UC Taser case

The family of Everette Howard Jr. with attorney Al Gerhardstein
WVXU file photo

The family of a man who died after being tased by a University of Cincinnati police officer has settled its claims with the university and officer Richard Haas.  After Everette Howard Jr. died in August 2011, UC police took all of their Tasers out of service. 

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Arts after school
12:04 am
Wed January 23, 2013

CPS pilots after-school arts program

Hughes Center students pretend they are walking through green Jell-O.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Cincinnati Public Schools is piloting an after-school program featuring the arts.  These high energy sessions can't help but keep the kids attention.


This is just the warm-up for the one-hour arts program at Hughes Center. After school, four days a week with alternating artists, kids get to experience something they may not have. On this day it's the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and actress Jesse Wray Goodman.

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Inside Pitch
5:21 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Amy Murray kicks off Cincinnati council campaign

Amy Murray - who served as an appointed Cincinnati City Council member in 2011 before losing her seat in that year's election - has become the first non-incumbent Republican to declare her council candidacy.

Murray, of Hyde Park, will kick off her campaign Wednesday with a 7 p.m. gathering at Price Hill Chili at 4920 Glenway Ave.

She first ran for council in 2009, failing to win one of the nine spots on council. But, in January 2011, after then-council member Chris Monzel became a Hamilton County commissioner, Murray was appointed to his council seat.

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Transportation
4:34 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

I-275 accident investigation could take days

Credit WCPO

The investigation into Monday's massive pile-up on I-275 continues. A white out is believed to have caused at least 86 vehicles to crash, closing the highway for seven hours.

A 12-year old girl was killed and 20 others were sent to hospitals, some have been released.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says investigators are reconstructing what happened.

"We're in the process of conducting a full traffic investigation on this and it's going to take days. Even with the number of officers we had out there, it's going to take days to put this report together," he says.

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Sustainability plan
2:47 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Updating the Green Cincinnati plan

City of Cincinnati website

Officials are working to update the city's sustainability plan called Green Cincinnati.  

Environmental Quality Director Larry Falkin said it's the roadmap preparing the city to be environmentally, economically and socially successful in competitions with other cities and parts of the world.  

The plan was drafted in 2007 and city council adopted it a year later.  

Now Falkin said it's time for an update.

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