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In the past three weeks, there have been nearly 300 overdoses and three deaths from heroin in the Cincinnati area. These are unprecedented numbers and the situation is nothing short of a public health emergency. 

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Kids are back in school, and the Music Professor is back on the radio.

Jim LaBarbara, known as the Music Professor for nearly three decades on WLW-AM and WGRR-FM, now can be heard 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Classic Country WNKR-FM (106.7) and streamed  at 1067wnkr.

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There is a reason Cincinnati has adopted the flying pig as its unofficial mascot. It's a  reminder of the city's early days, when the pork processing industry was so vital to the city's local life and economy Cincinnati was known as Porkopolis. 

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Actor Hugh O'Brian, who dropped out of the University of Cincinnati to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, died at his Beverly Hills home Monday. He was 91.

O'Brian was best known as TV's Western lawman Wyatt Earp.

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A couple of things to know about WKRC-TV's Rich Jaffe -- and what made him one of the city's best TV reporters -- before he retires Wednesday:

HE STARTED AS A PHOTOGRAPHER: Jaffe first worked in television at WLWT-TV as a photographer, so he knows how to tell a story in words and pictures. Jaffe also shot news at WKRC-TV in the mid 1970s, often paired with Howard Ain. He left Channel 12 just before the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club story.

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September 5 - 11 is National Suicide Prevention Week. A federal study shows the number of suicides in the United States has surged 24% since 1999 and is now at the highest levels in almost 30 years. 

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It’'s normal for kids to experience some anxiety, such as before the first day of school or a big test. 

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So how did Moeller grad and former TV producer Brent Brisben end up finding $4.5 million in sunken treasure off Florida's East Coast?

"I could never in my wildest dreams thought, until 6-1/2 years ago, that I'd be a treasure hunter," says Brisben, 48, who stars in "Lost Treasure of the Fleet of 1715" on WCPO-TV Sunday (5 p.m., Channel 9).

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Move over Chad Johnson, UC alum and Kansas City Chief receiver Travis Kelce enters the dating TV arena in October.

He debuts in "Catching Kelce" Wednesday, Oct. 5 (9 p.m., E!), a reality show in which 50 women -- one from each state in the nation -- pursue the former Bearcats tight end, with assistance from his older brother Jason, a former Bearcats center playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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A University of Cincinnati scientist has discovered a novel approach to shrinking some forms of  advanced breast cancer.

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It’'s not easy dealing with chronic pain, and medical professionals often resort to prescribing their patients opiates, which can become addictive and lead to more problems. 

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Institutional oppression refers to the systematic mistreatment of particular social identity groups through established laws, customs or practices within a society. It isn’t something that’s always easily seen. It may not appear as blatant racism or sexism, for example, but it does play a role in institutions such as education, health care, housing and criminal justice systems.
 

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Nearly 200 years ago, a student at Cincinnati College wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson asking about a particular Polish general from the Revolutionary War. Jefferson wrote back, and his response is being donated - along with that student's thesis - to the University of Cincinnati.

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By now, you’'ve probably heard of the new virtual reality app that’'s been all the rage for players of various ages: Pokémon Go. It has nostalgic appeal, as many young adults grew up with Pokémon cards and videogames, and it's free. 

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Summer may be a time of fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time of heightened danger for kids 14 and younger. 

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