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Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, told thousands of union workers at Coney Island Monday that this is a strange election, but one where they must work to make his wife, Hillary Clinton, the 45th president.

"She never got anything done in Washington- as First Lady, as senator, as Secretary of State – without the strong support from Democrats and Republicans,'' Clinton told the crowd at the annual Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council picnic.

There are those who are ready to stick a fork in the U.S. Senate campaign of former Ohio governor Ted Strickland and declare him done.

Strickland, of course, is not among them.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati's mayor and several council members are proposing a plan to create a heroin quick response team, much like those already in Colerain and Norwood.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Days before this year's Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks people were marking their spots. Four tarps were taped to the grass in Newport on a hill facing the Purple People Bridge.

Friday and Saturday boats start lining up for the event and early Sunday people will lay their blankets out on the Serpentine Wall in Cincinnati.

Typically 500,000 people come to watch the fireworks Sunday night, so workers on both sides of the Ohio River were busy setting up.

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Motorists have had to change some of their habits along the streetcar route in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown. In addition to sharing the road, drivers have to be careful where they park.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Another 710 parking spaces are coming to the Cincinnati riverfront with the completion of another piece of the infrastructure for The Banks project. Also included is a one city block extension of Race Street.

Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials gathered Thursday morning to officially cut the ribbon on Phase IIIA. The project cost $29.3 million and was funded with tax increment financing from phases one and two of The Banks. JobsOhio also contributed funds.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood before several thousand American Legion members at Duke Energy Convention Center Thursday morning and promised that he, as president, would reform the VA medical system.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

People affected by Sunday's flash flooding can turn to several different agencies for help, and those organizations are working together. Larry Shields with St. Vincent De Paul says it's a team effort.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in a room full of thousands of men and women who have served in the nation's military, said her opponent wants to destroy the alliances "that generations of Americans in uniform have fought and died to create those bonds."

Ann Thompson

A nationally appointed committee is close to taking testimony in whistleblower cases at Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Acting Director Glenn Costie, during an interview with reporters at the American Legion Convention Wednesday, said Dr. Gene Goldman will lead the board made up of three to four people.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is helping to collect milkweed seed pods, with the idea of creating more wildlife habitat in a bid to help agriculture.

That would mean increasing the population of monarch  butterflies, which eat nothing but the leaves of milkweed.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, Tuesday addressed the American Legion National Convention being held this week in Cincinnati.

Dunford praised the veterans organization for the work it does, especially supporting retired and active duty military.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

The public got its first look at the re-branded Cincinnati streetcar vehicles Tuesday, which include new colors and a new name.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Heavy rains and flooding caught Norwood and St. Bernard residents off guard Sunday night, with one man telling WVXU Monday, the city must have "ticked off Mother Nature."

Google Maps Streetview July, 2013.

A Butler County Grand Jury has returned a "no indictment" decision in the case of a fatal officer-involved shooting Aug. 22.

A Hamilton police officer shot and killed 34-year-old Kelley Brandon Forte as police say he charged at the officer with a knife.

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