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Belterra
4:21 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Get a glimpse of the now open Belterra (River Downs)

Belterra features 1,500 games.
Ann Thompson WVXU

After a year and a half of demolition and construction, Belterra Park, owned by Pinnacle Entertainment, is off to the races. The Anderson Township property, opening Thursday, sits on 122 acres. It features 1,500 games, six restaurants, the River Downs Club and a VIP lounge. The first day of live racing is scheduled for May 8. Here's the racing schedule:

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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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