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The former Metro bus driver who hit two pedestrians, killing one, will not serve time in prison. Tyrone Patrick pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide earlier this year, and was given a suspended sentence of 180 days.

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It's back to school time.  For some kids, it will be the first time away from home and in the classroom. It can be a difficult experience, according to librarian Amy Schardein.

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At the annual CPS State of  the Schools address Friday, Greg Landsman wiped a tear away when recalling a time he had to explain to his grade school daughter the importance of the Preschool Promise initiative. Thinking there were just a few kids who couldn't afford to attend, she wanted to know their names.

But the list of names was far too long for her father to recite. 

This fall, Cincinnati Public Schools will increase the number of preschool seats from 1,200 to 1,500. But Landsman says there are 9,000 three and four-year olds in Cincinnati. He says there are existing programs and some state and federal funding, but it's not enough.

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Macy's, Inc., with headquarters in Cincinnati and New York, has announced it will close 100 stores, most of them by early 2017.

 Incumbent Republican Rob Portman's has a substantial lead over Democratic challenger Ted Strickland in Ohio's U.S. Senate race, a Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday morning said.

According to the poll, Portman leads Strickland, the former governor, by nine percentage points – 49 percent to 40 percent.

Cleanup Underway Following Falmouth Derailment

Aug 11, 2016

Citizens in the northern Kentucky city of Falmouth are breathing a sigh of relief following a train derailment involving cars that carried hazardous materials. A CSX train headed from Cincinnati to Atlanta came off the track Wednesday at mid-morning in the Pendleton County city of 2500.

Pence Brings Trump Campaign To Dayton

Aug 11, 2016

Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence stopped in the Dayton area Wednesday as a part of his tour through mid-western swing states. About 300 people attended the town hall meeting.

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Cincinnati Police Officer Orlando Smith, a 22-year veteran of the department, has long advocated for body cameras. After a Wednesday news conference announcing their rollout, Smith showed off his camera which is mounted on his chest.

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After months of speculation, Cincinnati Council Member Yvette Simpson announced Wednesday morning that she will take on incumbent John Cranley in next year's mayor's race.

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A University of Cincinnati scientist has discovered a novel approach to shrinking some forms of  advanced breast cancer.

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Update 3:30 p.m.: The case involving a knife-wielding suspect and the Cincinnati Police officer who killed him will not go to a Hamilton County grand jury.

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Tana Weingartner Monday morning about polling in the presidential race, both in the key swing state of Ohio and nationally; and how Trump's campaign has gotten under the skin of of many GOP leaders, who want him to tone down his rhetoric.

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A partnership with Over the Rhine's Frameri is helping the color blind see the world in a whole new light.

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Cincinnati Police say officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man on Government Square Sunday morning.

 Let's imagine for a moment that you are Donald Trump, right now, today.

Alright, that may be an extraordinarily difficult task for many of you, but let's use our imaginations.

So you, Donald Trump, are coming out of what has been a very bad week.

With the Democratic National Convention only a week in the rear view mirror, this is the time when you, as the Republican nominee for president, need to be honing your message against your opponent, Hillary Clinton, and going on the offense  against her on a raft of potential issues.

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