Jennifer Merritt

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Want to make sure your house is the most (or least) popular on Halloween night? Then you'll want to make sure your bowl is filled with these kinds of candy. 

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Cincinnati held its first Oktoberfest in 1976, and since then Oktoberfest Zinzinnati has grown to be America’s largest, second only to the one held in Munich, Germany. In 2017, the stateside event attracted 675,000, while Munich drew 6 million.

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Some Downtown streets will be closed all weekend thanks to Oktboerfest Zinzinnati, but even more close Saturday due to The Hudepohl 14K/7K Brewery Run, which helps kick off the Zinzinnati festivities. 

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Residents, council members, and community and religious leaders assembled at Fountain Square Friday afternoon for a vigil honoring the victims and honoring the heroes of Thursday's fatal shooting at Fifth Third Center. 

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

After the Hamilton County Coroner's Office identified the three people killed in Thursday's shooting at Fifth Third Center, those who knew the victims are speaking out. 

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

After news broke of an active shooter at the Fifth Third building in Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati, officials at the local and state level shared their reactions on social media. 

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Kentucky's Republican party has filed an ethics complaint against Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, claiming she is not complying with a 2010 ruling from the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. 

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As the sun sets on summer (unofficially, anyway) make the most of it by attending any one of this weekend's upcoming events, including everyone's favorite: Riverfest. 

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Courtesy Secretary of State's Office

A bipartisan board that oversees Kentucky's elections is ruling Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has the authority to run the board's day-to-day operations.

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Kentucky's Republican Governor Matt Bevin said over the weekend he will seek a second term in 2019.

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Updated: Sunday, 7:11 p.m.

A police officer was wounded and a suspect fatally shot in the 2600 block of Victory Parkway in East Walnut Hills Friday. 

A police officer was shot Friday afternoon when a shooting occurred in the 2600 block of Victory Parkway.

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Al Behrman / AP

Procter & Gamble has filed to trademark such Internet speak as "LOL" and "WTF," saying the terms could be used to market its products. 

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Rogelio V. Solis / AP

Over the next seven years, the nation's largest grocery chain plans to rid its nearly 2,800 stores of plastic bags. 

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Courtesy / Boon Vong

If life has felt like a circus lately, well, this weekend is about to replace that craziness with a little fun. 

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School is back in session and summer nearly over, which means schedules have returned to normal and you may actually find yourself with free time to read something that's not a shopping list, packing list or to-do list. 

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Courtesy Cincinnati Ballroom Classic

This weekend brings plenty of interesting ways to spend your time, including lots of last calls for special exhibits and events. 

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Courtesy / Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Starting this week, construction begins at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to create a new entrance road and improved access to the airport. 

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This weekend is serving up plenty of things to do around the Tri-State. 

There are reports of an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at the base hospital, according to an alert sent to base personnel.

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A few weeks ago we saw the weekend of the rock opera. It just so happens this weekend ushers in the weekend of the barbecue. 

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If you feel like crossing the street is more dangerous today than in years past, you may be right. 

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The city of Cincinnati last week cleared out a homeless camp near Paul Brown Stadium and reaction on social media was swift.

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This weekend, work takes place on the Brent Spence Bridge as two events cause some street closures downtown. 

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This may just be the Tri-State's most eclectic weekend yet—and that's a good thing. 

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FC Cincinnati has extended the contract of head coach Alan Koch through the 2020 season, a year after the team officially enters Major League Soccer. 

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The week of July 23 is Trash Amnesty Week in Covington, where residents can throw away bulk trash items without using the special green stickers normally required. 

Philip Groshong / Cincinnati Opera

Stop staring at the bricks in your wall and get out already—there's plenty to do. 

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Courtesy / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Temps are supposed to skyrocket into the mid-90s this weekend, but luckily there is no shortage of cool things to do around Greater Cincinnati. 

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Cincinnati hit cruise control on its spot on a survey of the nation's best and worst drivers. 

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