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In an unusual set of circumstances, the Cincinnati Solicitor's Office - normally faced with defending council members - must now decide whether to proceed with a lawsuit filed against a council member. The suit from COAST - or Citizens Opposed To Additional Spending and Taxes - represents five taxpayers and wants Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard removed from office for allegedly taking compensation and engaging in malfeasance.

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Cincinnati Council Member Tamaya Dennard was arrested by the U.S. Attorney's office earlier this week on felony charges of wire fraud, bribery and attempted extortion for allegedly selling her council vote to a person with business before council.

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Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard was arrested this week on federal charges that allege she accept payment in exchange for votes related to riverfront development. Some local leaders are calling for her resignation.

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A Cincinnati attorney who represented Hamilton County for decades on riverfront development matters is the cooperating witness who helped the FBI build a corruption case against Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard , the attorney's law firm confirmed Thursday and nine sources told WCPO Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Hamilton County and Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) officials are expected to meet in the next week to discuss ways to stop untreated sewage overflows from entering Muddy Creek in Green Township. Residents along the creek have been complaining about the issue for years.  Their complaints include odors and even toilet paper hanging in trees along the creek.

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The annual, weekend-long beer festival Bockfest, in Over-the-Rhine, is back Friday, Feb. 28, kicking things off with a parade, followed by festivities that include a 5K run. All activities require some road closures throughout the weekend.

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Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont, is increasing his lead in the Democratic presidential race to defeat President Donald Trump. Cincinnati Edition welcomes three political junkies to weigh in on the rise of the self-professed Democratic socialist. 

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Updated: 7:10 p.m.

A day after Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard was arrested and federally charged with wire fraud, bribery, and attempted extortion, Dennard, her fellow council members and party leaders are reacting to the news.

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Last year, unintentional overdose deaths decreased 11% in Hamilton County. Now public officials are working together to tackle a more long-term issue: addiction.

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If your state has congressional districts that are such a jumbled, gerrymandered mess that they have nicknames like "The Snake on the Lake" and "The Duck," then you have a problem. You also live in Ohio.

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Amid the cries of "fake news" and the clear evidence of disinformation campaigns, how to you know which sources to trust for information? Local journalists discuss how they earn trust among the public in a community conversation at Xavier University.

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In a property adjacent to the Cincinnati Nature Center in Milford, Ohio, sits Raptor Inc., a nonprofit organization run mostly by volunteers that is dedicated to treating, rehabilitating and releasing back into the wild hundreds of formerly injured birds of prey.

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Filing your taxes with the IRS can be a breeze or a major headache depending on a variety of factors.

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Middletown will join Hilton Head, S.C., Las Vegas and Indianapolis as one of 14 stops on the APP (Association of Pickleball Professionals) tour this year. The tournament - The Cincinnati Pickleball Open, with a $25,000 purse - will be held at Lefferson Park June 4-7.

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Updated: 2:52 p.m.

Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard has been arrested and federally charged with wire fraud, bribery and attempted extortion, says the office of Dave DeVillers, U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Ohio. Dennard denies the charges.

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A traveling exhibit on baseball's Negro Leagues is now open at the Reds Hall of Fame. Executive Director Rick Walls says because there aren't many artifacts from the league, which existed until Major League Baseball was fully integrated, "Shades of Greatness" is a collection of artworks. Walls says he wants people to come away from the exhibit with a sense of "what if?"

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More black Cincinnatians are living to see their 72nd birthday. But that's still three years shorter than their white counterparts.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with WCPO reporter Pat LaFleur, Former Cincinnati City Councilman Kevin Flynn, Lisa Aulick, Access paratransit director for Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority and Ran's cab manager and owner, Inisha Bazel about access to local transit and a city law that mandates public taxis with more than 10 vehicles in their fleet to retrofit at least one van to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Yes, current polls suggest that this year's presidential election could come down to two septuagenarians in Republican President Donald J. Trump and independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who currently leads the race for the Democratic nomination.

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Local leaders are pushing for Ohio to adopt a fuel quality testing program. House Bill 499 would authorize county auditors to test for octane level as well as sediment and water in fuel.

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