Cincinnati Edition

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This week Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced he would not seek a third trial for Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Sam DuBose, but Tensing could face federal civil rights violation charges. Maintenance work on the Brent Spence Bridge continues to cause traffic delays and headaches for commuters, and even some diehard Reds fans are losing patience with the team.

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Mount St. Joseph University, established by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati as the first Catholic university for women in Southwestern Ohio, opened its doors to its first 20 students in 1920. Today, the university offers a liberal arts and science education to more than 1,500 undergraduate and 500 graduate students.

While the number of shootings and other violent crimes seems to fluctuate year to year in Cincinnati, as of mid-year violent crime appears to be trending down. Last year City Council allocated $250,000 in human service funding to go toward anti-violence programs. That included in-school violence prevention, coaching and the creation of youth councils.

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Yesterday Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced that he will not seek a third trial for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting Death of Sam DuBose.

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More than 600 athletes are in Cincinnati this week facing-off in the world's largest wheelchair sports event. The 37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games are underway at the Duke Energy Convention Center and other venues in the region. The Games, which began Monday, feature more than 18 events, from basketball to table tennis and archery. For the athletes, who are all veterans, it's about more than winning, it's about camaraderie and fun.

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This afternoon Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced he will not seek a third trial  for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting Death of Sam DuBose. Two previous trials on murder and manslaughter charges ended in hung juries, the most recent last month. In both trials the prosecution argued Tensing's actions were unjustified. The defense says Tensing feared for his life and shot to stop the threat.

City of Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Police Department is looking for qualified men and women who would like to join its ranks. Joining us to discuss what it takes to be a police officer for the City of Cincinnati, and the qualifications the department looks for in a candidate, are Cincinnati Police Officers Mike Schulte and Edwin Rivera.

37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

Note: The morning we spoke with Major General Gronski, full details of a U.S. military plane crash in Mississippi the night before had not yet been released. Fifteen Marines and a Navy Corpsman died in that crash.

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Do you remember a time when a bank savings account earned about five percent interest each year? It’s quite a contrast from today, with savings accounts averaging just a little more than a half percent. Series EE Savings Bonds return one-tenth of a percent, nowhere near enough to keep up with inflation. Other government bonds have higher rates, but still average about two percent. You can do better with high-yield bonds and the dividends paid on some stocks, if you’re willing to take the risks associated with those types of investments.

Letters From A Soviet Prison

Jul 17, 2017
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Francis Gary Powers was a CIA U-2 pilot shot down in 1960 while flying a reconnaissance mission over the Soviet Union. He was held in a Soviet prison for almost two years before being exchanged for a senior KGB agent who had been captured in the United States. The incident exposed America’s secret reconnaissance missions and President Eisenhower was forced to admit to aerial spying.

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Cincinnati City Council strikes a compromise on human services funding, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts offers employees wage hikes and paid family leave and Ohio begins its next fiscal year with a $65 billion budget.

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On August 26, 1987, a red Camaro rolled off the assembly line at the General Motors Corporation plant in Norwood. It was the last car produced at the GM facility, which began manufacturing Chevrolets in 1923. 

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Howard Wilkinson has been reporting on local, regional and national politics for more than 40 years. He's covered every Ohio governor's race since 1974 as well as 16 presidential conventions, and interviewed hundreds of politicians, from city council candidates to sitting presidents.

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A University of Cincinnati professor is helping NASA plan the next mission to Mars, in search of ancient life. Dr. Andrew Czaja is among a team of scientists determining where on Mars to land the most sophisticated rover to date. Part of the Mars 2020 mission is to collect rock samples for evidence the Red Planet once sustained microbial life.

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Major development plans are in the works near the I-71 MLK Interchange. The northbound ramp to Interstate 71 along Martin Luther King Drive opened in April of 2017. Now Uptown Consortium, Inc. has plans for an Innovation Corridor with mixed-use space near the Interchange. The development is meant to create jobs and improve walkability in surrounding neighborhoods.

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