Ann Thompson

Reporter & Midday Host

With more than 20 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.

She has reported from Japan and South Korea, Germany and Belgium as part of fellowships from the East-West Center and RIAS.

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UC Health/Mayfield Brain & Spine

University of Cincinnati researchers are looking deep inside the brain to figure out why some head injury patients recover and others do not.

September is King Records month as the former Cincinnati label turns 73 years old. Three dozen activities are planned. They are listed here and include everything from a traveling exhibit to a gospel lunch to a listening party.

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Ohio is trying to get a handle on opioid abuse. New numbers show overdose deaths are rising.
 

Cincinnati area police are on the hunt for the source of a tainted heroin batch that caused 21 people to overdose in 24 hours Tuesday in the areas of Price Hill, Camp Washington and the Beekman Street Corridor. All have recovered after emergency personnel administered Narcan.

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Voting is underway in the surprisingly accurate Busken Bakery Presidential Cookie Poll. Early results have independent "Cookie Party" in the lead.

Busken Vice President Brian Busken says, "The third party candidate was needed for "the big contingency of people that were not necessarily fans of either candidate this year." Although all the candidates, he says, "are crummy."

Chew on this for a while-The Busken Bakery presidential cookie poll has picked every sitting U.S. President since it began doing the straw poll in 1984.

Google Maps Streetview July, 2013.

Hamilton Police are investigating  an officer involved shooting. The department detailed the incident at Walgreens on High Street during a news conference Monday morning.

Police say the suspect held a pharmacist at knifepoint during a robbery. They say he didn't respond to an order to drop the weapon and a Hamilton officer shot and killed him.

The officer is a nine-year veteran of the department.

Hamilton Police may hold another news conference Monday.

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

A new study by The National Park Service recommends adding parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and 11 other states to the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail as early as next year. After a public comment period, Congress will vote to add up to three segments to the already existing trail running through 11 states and totaling 3,700 miles.

PlaySight,  a video and analytics technology, is attracting the attention of tennis players worldwide. With a smart court, five cameras and a kiosk, tennis players get line calls, dissect the game point by point, track the speed of their serve, check the distance covered and more.

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Cincinnati clinical psychologist Dr. Angie Vredeveld, now has an army of local volunteers as she attempts to further strengthen the voice of acid attack victims in Uganda and other countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Cambodia and Bangladesh.

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When Marilyn Cotter's doctor ordered a stress test after a bout of chest tightness the Delhi Township grandmother had a space-age option, the AlterG treadmill.

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