Judge Robert Ruehlman

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Hamilton County law enforcement officials are trying something new to curb the recent spike in heroin overdoses. 

Prosecutor Joe Deters and other county officials Wednesday asked a judge to grant immunity for people who turn the drug in to police.

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Melowese Richardson, sentenced to five years in prison last summer on four counts of illegal voting, has been released from prison due to her mental condition, according to her lawyer.

Tuesday morning, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman ordered the Madisonville woman released from prison and placed her on five years of probation.

Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph T. Deters agreed to the new sentence.