Cincinnati Council
4:14 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Cincy Council considering 3 proposals for dangerous dogs

A Cincinnati Council committee could vote in two weeks on a plan to punish people who do not control their dangerous or vicious dogs.

The debate centers on whether the plan includes criminal penalties in addition to fines.

Council Member Yvette Simpson and others said the target needs to be drug dealers who train dogs to be vicious to protect their operations.

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Local News
4:13 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Frisch's sues to recover $3.3 million it says was embezzled by former executive

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Frisch's Restaurants says a former executive stole millions from the company over several years and is taking him to court to recover it.

In a press release, Frisch's said Michael Hudson, the company's former assistant treasurer, embezzled an estimated $3.3 million from the company by forging payroll documents, creating false documents and accounting entries to divert the money into his personal bank accounts.

Frisch's said in its press release that Hudson resigned and assumed full responsibility. The civil suit has been filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court.

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Transportation
4:13 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Update: SB 75 now reopened. Southbound I-75 detours

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(A larger version of the map can be found here, or below.)

Following the incident ODOT announces the following closures and traffic detours around the bridge scene:

Southbound I-75 south of Mitchell Avenue is closed at I-74.

Ramp from eastbound I-75 to southbound I-75 is also closed

Motorists are instructed to take the following detours:

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Development
4:00 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Former Champion paper could be home to new champions

Developers are a step closer to turning a former manufacturing facility in Hamilton into a multi-use sports complex.

A pair of feasibility studies suggests the former Champion Paper site could be converted into a successful indoor and outdoor sports facility focusing on court and turf sports like soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and basketball.

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News
5:46 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Are African immigrants African American?

A few weeks ago, Hana Baba, a radio reporter for KALW in San Francisco, posted an article in the Global Nation Exchange Facebook group that triggered a long discussion about racial identity in the US.

Do African immigrants in the US identify as Black? African American? Do they hyphenate, e.g. Nigerian-American?

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News
5:43 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

The UK is planning to open its first school for gay and lesbian students

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Kids can be cruel.

But homophobic bullying can be particularly cruel.

“We had one young person who was in the changing rooms before going into a sports lesson, and somebody pulled their pants down,” says Amelia Lee, the director of LGBT Youth North West, a charity group based in Manchester, England. “We’ve had people have things stolen from them, being beaten up, being chased home, having eggs pelted at them.”

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News
5:27 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

You can't draw Muhammad — unless you're one of many Muslim artists who did

A painting of Prophet Muhammad's vision in Mecca from Tabriz, 1320 CE. In this painting, his facial features are not covered.

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Last week in France, during the Charlie Hebdo attack, a witness filmed the attackers as they emerged into the street and fled, killing a policeman in the process. The men can be heard saying they "avenged the Prophet Muhammad."

They were referring to the cartoons Charlie Hebdo's staff drew of the Prophet Muhammad, the most revered man in Islam. It's often said that depicting the Prophet is forbidden by Islam — and fundamentalist take it as a grave offense — but it turns out the historical record is more complicated.

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News
4:45 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

How to eat pork, drink booze and be a 'good' Muslim

Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh are the women behind the new podcast: Good Muslim/Bad Muslim.

Good Muslim/Bad Muslim

Less than two weeks after the Charlie Hebdo attacks — and the subsequent demands that followed for Muslims to denounce violence — it's got to be a tough time to produce a light-hearted podcast called "Good Muslim/Bad Muslim." But that's not what hosts Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh think.

The two women argue it's actually a great time to show the lighter side of the Muslim community. And it's not like non-Muslims are short of questions.

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News
4:03 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Terrorism fears mean Belgian troops now have a license to kill

Belgian soldiers patrolling outside the US Embassy in Brussels, near the Belgian Parliament. Belgium has deployed hundreds of troops to guard potential targets of terrorism, including Jewish sites and diplomatic missions.

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It's been almost two weeks since the terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, but Western Europe remains on edge 

In Belgium, where police killed two suspected terrorists during raids last Thursday, ministers from across the European Union gathered to discuss anti-terror measures. “Europe is absolutely still on high alert,” says the BBC's Anna Holligan, who is covering the meeting. “And just outside the European Council building, there are soldiers on guard carrying rifles.”

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