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

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Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati Police detectives are calling on the public for clues into a rash of graffiti incidents in Clifton's Gaslight District.

Purdue researchers are developing a test strip, similar to the common pregnancy test, to detect cervical cancer and eventually other types of cancer and diseases.

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Just like the drug problem, the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition continues to grow.

The group welcomed two more representatives to its regular meeting Friday, The Health Collaborative, representing hospitals, and the Amos Project, representing the faith community.

CH2M

Cincinnati is a great place to find a green job, according to the personal finance website GoodCall. A new report lists the Queen City as number two nationally.  Michelle Billick cites job availability, salary, and the city's affordability.

"A lot of the positions such as technicians, all environmentally focused, project managers, educators, engineers," Billick says. "There is a environmental firm office in Cincinnati CH2M  and that brings in a lot of  environmentally focused positions."

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Click here for pictures from this year's parade.

Let's face it: The threat of rain in the weather forecast for the 98th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade is not ideal, but that's not going to stop thousands of people from coming out who know they can't see anything like it anyplace else.

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WCPO

Former nurse's aide Donald Harvey who admitted to killing 37 patients, many of them at Cincinnati's Drake Hospital, has died from injuries he suffered at a Toledo prison, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

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A renovated 9/11 memorial featuring a twisted piece of steel from the World Trade Center will make an appearance in Monday's Opening Day Parade.

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A University of Dayton researcher is creating a different way to study drugs that could potentially shorten the time it takes to develop them.

BrightFarms

BrightFarms, one of the "Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Food," has announced plans to build and operate a massive greenhouse in Wilmington, Ohio that it says will be a model for scalable, sustainable and local farming.

Michael Keating

The Cincinnati agency in charge of Metro is projecting a $3 million deficit for 2018 with bigger losses going forward.

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A Cincinnati Police-federal government partnership targeting violent offenders is going so well the U.S. Attorney's Office is expanding it to Columbus.

University of Colorado

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a revolutionary process that cools buildings without the use of refrigerants or electricity.

The material, described in the journal Science, is a glass polymer hybrid and even under direct sunlight can cool objects.

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Fueled by the heroin crisis, there are now more kids in Hamilton County foster care than in the past two decades.

Cincinnati Police

In a weekend Walnut Hills incident described as an "ambush," domestic violence suspect Damion McRae allegedly pointed his  9mm carbine rifle at Cincinnati Police Officer Ken Grubbs and started shooting. The officer sustained injuries to his abdomen but is expected to survive.

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