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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
2:57 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

WPAFB names new base commander

Col. John Devillier
Credit Provided / USAF

Col. John Devillier will be the next leader in charge at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He'll take command of the 88th Air Base Wing July 17.

Devillier replaces Col. Cassie Barlow who is retiring.

Devillier currently serves as the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations commander at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Here's his Air Force bio:

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Boone County
9:01 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Vigil held for woman shot by Boone County Sheriff's deputy

Friends hold a cross and candles during a roadside vigil for Samantha Ramsey who died after she was shot by a Boone County, KY Sheriff's deupty while allegedly trying to run him down.
Michael E. Keating

UPDATE 5/1/14 3:16pm

The Kentucky State Police has denied Boone County's request. In a release, the Boone County Sheriff's Department says the KSP cited policy and current protocol in denying the request.

UPDATE 5/1/14  Boone County Sheriff asks Kentucky State Police to investigate.  Here's the release: 

On Friday, May 1, 2014 Sheriff Michael A. Helmig officially requested the Kentucky State Police to investigate the shooting involving Deputy Tyler Brockman on River Road on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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Environment
4:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Recycle e-waste and receive free Reds tickets

Credit WVXU

If you need some added incentive to get rid of an old computer or other electronics, local recycling organizations are partnering with the Cincinnati Reds to offer tickets in exchange for your old junk.

The first 200 people at each event will receive a voucher for two free Reds tickets to an upcoming 2014 regular season Reds game. The team says more than 140,000 lbs. of electronic waste was collected during last year's drive.

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Local News
4:52 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Council approves Central Parkway bike lanes, Cincy Bike Share

It was a close vote, but Cincinnati City council Wednesday approved a compromise that will allow a project to install protected bike lanes on Central Parkway from Clifton to downtown.

A compromise plan proposed by Vice Mayor David Mann passed on a 5 to 4 vote. It would take the bike lanes out of the travel lanes to maintain street parking between Ravine and Brighton streets to aid businesses in the area.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Making a fast track to Mars

Former astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz is developing a rocket that can get to Mars in 39 days.
Ad Astra Rocket

Right now traveling to Mars would be a full-time commitment. Astronauts would be cooped up in a rocket for seven months and if they were able to take enough fuel to get back to earth, they would have to wait another two years before the planets would be close enough again. During this time their bone densities would greatly decrease and crumble once back on earth.

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