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11:49 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Video of I-75 exit ramp collapse

The video shows crews responding after the collapse, which is hard to see in the video.
Credit ODOT / Provided

The Ohio Department of Transportation has released this video of Monday night's collapse of the old exit ramp to Hopple Street from I-75. 

The ramp reopened Tuesday night.  Crews spent all Tuesday cleaning up after several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the interstate.

One construction worker was killed and a truck driver was injured.

The collapse can be seen in the upper left hand corner of the video screen in the first few seconds.

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Judge Tracie Hunter
10:17 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Tracie Hunter to face second criminal trial in June

Suspended judge Tracie Hunter in court last fall
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Suspended juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter will go to trial again on June 1, facing eight felony counts.

Special prosecutors in the Hunter case re-filed those charges after a jury failed to reach a verdict on them in last fall's criminal trial.

Hunter was convicted in October on one count of unlawful interest in a public contract; and was sentenced by now-retired Judge Norbert Nadel to six months in prison. She is appealing the conviction.

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Local News
7:57 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Ohio's police-community relations task force begins its work

Ohio's police-community relations task force held its first meeting Tuesday in Cleveland
Credit Nick Castele

CLEVELAND - A state task force on police-community relations held its first meeting here Tuesday night and heard from about 20 citizens on their treatment by police.

Some speakers recommended collecting data on racial profiling in Ohio, training officers to respond to people with mental illness, and setting up an independent panel to review police shootings. Many speakers urged the task force to consider race in its final proposals.

The task force is slated to deliver a report to Gov. John Kasich by the end of April.

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Transportation
10:23 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Southbound I-75 is now open

Southbound 75 is now open. Stains from spilled fuel and other liquids still remain near the center of the roadway.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports I-75 has reopened following Monday night's collapse.

The eastbound 74 ramp to southbound 75 is also open. 

Crews spent all Tuesday cleaning up after several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the interstate. One construction worker was killed and a truck driver was injured.

Inspectors were to have inspected the southbound lanes to ensure they were still safe for drivers.

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Cincinnati Zoo
5:21 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

All lion cubs born at Cincinnati Zoo are female

3 female lion cubs
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The Cincinnati Zoo has announced the three lion cubs born in November are all female.  A release says the cubs got their first check up today.  The zoo now wants to name the cubs and is asking for suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, using  #CZBGLionCubs.

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