Kyle Plush

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When you call 911 from a mobile phone, the operator knows your phone number and a rough idea of your location. If you sign up with Smart911, as Cincinnati and Hamilton County officials are encouraging you do, the dispatcher will have access to all kinds of personal and medical information that first responders might need to know in an emergency.

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Cincinnati City Council approves the city's $407 million operating budget for the new fiscal year that starts Sunday. Councilwoman Amy Murray shares what she learned at a national emergency communications conference as two firms continue their reviews of Cincinnati's 911 system following the tragic death of Kyle Plush. Mayor Cranley vetoes a proposed streetcar congestion fix. City officials narrow the possible sites for the police department's new District Five headquarters. And it's a turbulent time for some of the major companies headquartered in Cincinnati.   

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Cincinnati's Acting City Manager said Monday the city is contracting with two firms to conduct an independent review of the Kyle Plush tragedy.

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After two months of fighting, the Ohio House elects a new speaker. Seven Greater Cincinnati medical marijuana dispensaries are granted state licenses, but Ohio officials announce the state's program won't be ready by the projected September 8 start date. Cincinnati's 911 center gets a new manager as the system undergoes changes after the tragic death of teen Kyle Plush. Cincinnati teachers say tax breaks are costing schools millions of dollars. And Mayor John Cranley sends his budget to City Council for consideration.   

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Cincinnati's acting city manager is changing the manager of the city's emergency communications center (ECC).

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New information into the death of Kyle Plush is released as his family continues to seek answers. Meanwhile, City Council pushes forward with an independent investigation into why the teen died, despite his two calls to 911 for help. Major League Soccer finally awards a franchise to Futbol Club Cincinnati. The team will join the league in 2019 and expects to begin play in their new West End stadium in 2021. And after more than 40 years covering the news in Greater Cincinnati, Local 12 reporter Deb Dixon retires.

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Cincinnati officials said Tuesday a 911 dispatcher had the GPS location within 5 to 10 feet of where a teenager was later found dead after getting trapped in his van in a school parking lot last month.

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More information is expected today into the death of a Seven Hills student who died while trapped in a minivan last month, despite calling 911 twice.

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The Cincinnati Police Department's investigation into the death of Kyle Plush fails to provide answers, prompting City Council to call for an independent investigation. Hamilton County leaders consider increasing property taxes, adding a new levy to help fund the county's Children's Services agency. Cincinnati City Council approves a community benefits agreement between FC Cincinnati and the West End, advancing the team's effort to build a new stadium in the neighborhood. And federal agents raid a Findlay Market merchant suspected of committing more than $3 million in food stamp fraud.

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A Cincinnati Police report on the death of 16-year-old Seven Hills student Kyle Plush found there were technical and personnel problems with the 911 system that prevented police from finding the young man desperate for help.

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Release of the police report on the death of Kyle Plush is delayed until the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office completes its investigation of the incident. Cincinnati's acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney presents a plan to improve operations at the 911 Emergency Communications Center. Questions arise about a city council member's finances. The Banks committee selects a developer for a new music venue. And why there has been a dramatic drop in the number of shootings in the city.

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Wednesday's special session of the Law and Public Safety committee session to hear the Cincinnati Police Department's investigation into the death of 16-year-old Kyle Plush has been postponed for the time being.

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As promised, Cincinnati's acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney is presenting a 12-month action plan for improving operations at the Emergency Communications Center (ECC).

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Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police President Sgt. Dan Hils says the officers dispatched to Seven Hills School were looking for a female who could not get out of her van, maybe because the electronic locks were malfunctioning.

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The full Cincinnati Council will vote Wednesday to send an additional $1.4 million to the city's emergency communications center.  

A joint council committee approved the ordinance Tuesday.  

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Two Cincinnati Council committees are holding a joint meeting Tuesday to provide funding for some immediate upgrades to the emergency communications center.  

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A grieving family still has no answers after their 16-year-old dies while trapped in a van, in spite of him making two 911 calls for help. Cincinnati City Council Member Greg Landsman says he will now vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black. Text messages between some council members reveal their thoughts on the mayor and city manager, and may violate sunshine laws. Council approves infrastructure funding for an FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End. The 2018 Kentucky General finishes its session, passing a pension reform bill and overhauling the state's tax code. And The Cincinnati Enquirer wins a Pulitzer Prize for its series on the heroin epidemic.

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The family of the Seven Hills School student who died last week after becoming trapped in his van is remembering their son as a "sweet and loving student."

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Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young has apologized to Kyle Plush's family for remarks he made Tuesday during a council committee meeting that upset them.

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A Cincinnati city council committee listened to more than five hours of testimony Tuesday as city leaders try to figure out what went wrong when a 16-year-old who was trapped in a minivan called 911 twice, but never received the emergency help he needed.

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Chair of Cincinnati Council's Law and Public Safety Committee Christopher Smitherman calls Kyle Plush's death a "tremendous tragedy," and says he's determined to find out why the city failed him. 

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The story of Seven Hills student Kyle Plush demonstrates calling 911 on a cell phone still has its problems. But one Greater Cincinnati technology expert says there are things you can do to help yourself.  He says GPS systems will soon be able to pinpoint a device with extreme accuracy.

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Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Issac is launching an internal investigation and a 911 dispatcher is on administrative leave following the death of 16-year-old Kyle Plush, a Seven Hills student.