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4:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Riverfest gets ready for lots of revelers

WVXU News

If you're heading to Riverfest on Sunday, local officials say their advice is to arrive early to get the best parking and stake out a prime viewing spot for the fireworks.  Cincinnati Police Captain Kim Frey says most downtown streets will be open throughout the day, but there won't be any on-street parking throughout the downtown area south of Court Street:

"We have so many people that come down to Riverfest--probably on our side 200- to 250,000--and afterwards we like all those streets free and clear of everything so we can get people out as soon as possible."

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-Convention Coverage
11:21 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Tristate delegates leave Tampa fired up about Romney-Ryan

The mood among Tristate delegates on the floor of the Tampa Bay Times Forum Thursday night, as Mitt Romney delivered his reception speech, may have best been summed up in a tweet.

"An honor to be so close to this historic moment,'' Hamilton County Republican Party chairman Alex Triantafilou tweeted as Romney took the stage Thursday.

Accompanying his tweet was a photo Triantafilou took of Romney at the podium, from Ohio's up-front position on the convention floor, just in front of the podium.

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City neighborhoods
11:19 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Cincinnati ready to present new comprehensive plan

Credit Provided

After three years of work, Cincinnati officials are ready to hear from you about the city's new comprehensive plan

Its focus is on what the city will look like the in the future. 

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls has been involved in the plans development.

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West Nile Virus
5:09 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

First in Ohio to die in 2012 of WNV is Hamilton Co man

The Ohio Department of Health reports a Hamilton County man has died from West Nile Virus.


The 76 year old man had been hospitalized with encephalitis and is the first person in Ohio to die from West Nile Virus this year. It's unclear if he was one of two cases Hamilton County Public Health reported last week from the western side of town.

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Crime
1:17 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Cincy police chief on Tasers and violent crime

Credit Ann Thompson

Cincinnati's police chief reports the department's new Taser policy should be released in a couple of weeks. 

But James Craig said there's no discussion about of not using them.

“You discontinue use of the Taser, what’s the alternative?” Craig said.  “We don’t want officers hurt, they need to overcome resistance of an aggressive suspect, so that means side handle batons or straight sticks and again they create and cause more injury to suspects.”

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