Bill Rinehart

Reporter, Host of All Things Considered

Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.

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Cincinnati's city engineer is ordering a developer to come up with a solution to sliding land in Mount Adams. Concrete blocks cascaded down the hillside between Oregon and Baum streets last week, crashing into the back of homes.

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A Dayton man has been indicted on one count of trying to support the Islamic State. Laith Waleed Alebbini is charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS.

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Ray Tensing's second trial starts later this month. The white former University of Cincinnati police officer is accused of killing unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. The first trial ended with a hung jury.

Ahead of the retrial, the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati is holding a series of forums to educate people about the criminal justice system.

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Hikers will soon be able to preview Hamilton County park trails online. Google is planning to photograph the trails much like it does with roads with the Street View function. 

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This could be a good year for some bugs and not so good for humans. Gene Kritsky is dean of Mount Saint Joe's behavioral and natural sciences department and says the lack of snow and consistently cold weather this winter will help some insects. He says that weather pattern, repeated over several years, will have a noticeable effect.

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A 26-year-old Dayton man is accused of planning to fly to Syria to join ISIS. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested Laith Waleed Alebbini at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

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Entomologists are expecting a small emergence of cicadas in the Cincinnati area this year. Most of the insects from Brood X, the Great Eastern Brood, aren't due until 2021, but Gene Kritsky says climate change has accelerated the life cycle.

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Part of the Newport floodwall has slipped but the city manager says it's nothing to worry about. Tom Fromme says the patch of hillside between the Taylor Southgate bridge and the Licking River started to slide a few months ago, but has become more visible recently.

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The opening of the I-71/Martin Luther King Drive interchange is expected to create new opportunities for economic development. A neighborhood collaborative has been buying property around the interchange with that in mind.

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The Hamilton County commission president touched on some familiar goals during his annual State of the County speech Thursday.

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Cincinnati Police are charging two people in last weekend's shooting at Cameo Night Club.

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The Flying Pig Marathon and Half Marathon will have slightly different routes this year because of construction projects in Newport and Hyde Park/Oakley. 

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Reds fans hate the Cardinals more than Cardinals fans hate the Reds. Cubs and Cardinals fans hate each other's team equally. And just about everybody hates the Yankees.

That's according to a rivalry survey from Northern Kentucky University.

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The first meeting for educators interested in being part of Cincinnati's Preschool Promise is Monday night. Project Implementation Lead Vanessa White says a number of preschool providers have been asking how to get involved. She says Monday's meeting should help educators without high state rankings.

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Update 12:05 p.m.:

Cincinnati Police say one person is dead and 15 wounded from a shooting inside a nightclub early Sunday morning. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooting at Cameo Night Club at 4601 Kellogg was the result of a conflict that started earlier in the day.  

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