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Community And Council Members React To Hunter Sentencing

Updated: 3:29 p.m. A Hamilton County judge has ordered a former juvenile court judge to jail, ending years of legal challenges that allowed her to remain free.

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Nearly three quarters of Ohio’s counties have received a “state of emergency” declaration because of severe weather last month. 

State officials have approved the petition language that calls on expanded background checks for gun purchases and transfers. This allows the group, Ohioans For Gun Safety, to collect signatures for the initiated statute.

It's the largest settlement ever by a company over a breach of consumer data. Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle the class action lawsuit filed after a huge data breach two years ago.

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While we'll experience relatively cooler temperatures over the next several days, this summer's intense heat and frequent downpours have made gardening a real challenge. The extreme weather has been great for weeds and insects, but it's been hard on trees and plants, many of which are now showing signs of severe stress.

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Cincinnati's first African American firefighter died at his home in the Philippines earlier this year. Herbert Bane's passing didn't go unnoticed here.

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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport officials briefed a group of state legislators Friday on road improvements needed to support a $1.5 billion freight hub Amazon is building at the airfield.

Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension bill narrowly passed the Kentucky House of Representatives after hours of debate Monday. It now heads to the state Senate, where it is expected to have more support.

Lawmakers are in the middle of a special legislative session to deal with a massive spike in pension costs for regional universities and small state agencies like health departments, rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters.

Republican leaders of the legislature are only considering one proposal — a bill crafted by Bevin that would all the agencies to “buy out” of the state’s ailing pension system and incentivize them to move employees into less-generous 401k-style retirement plans.

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Updated: 3:20 p.m.

The City of Newport says the U.S. Army of Engineers has approved the permit to construct the Skywheel on the city's riverfront.

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Changes are coming to senior centers in Northern Kentucky.

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Judge Patrick Dinkelacker imposed a six-month sentence for former judge Tracie Hunter.

Hunter was convicted of mishandling a confidential document in 2014. She has been free since then because she has been appealing.

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How To Get Your Garden Blooming After Excessive Downpours And Intense Heat

While we'll experience relatively cooler temperatures over the next several days, this summer's intense heat and frequent downpours have made gardening a real challenge. The extreme weather has been great for weeds and insects, but it's been hard on trees and plants, many of which are now showing signs of severe stress.

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