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A dispute between the Cincinnati Zoo and The Gorilla Foundation continues despite a federal judge's ruling earlier this week. The zoo Thursday filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco asking that Judge Richard Seeborg enforce a transfer date of June 13 for a gorilla named "Ndume."

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Updated: Thursday, 4:10 p.m.

Hamilton County officials are confirming a deal is done between the county and Cincinnati to amend their convention center cooperative agreement.

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U.S. Attorney Ben Glassman will announce the arrest of a Cincinnati Police Captain Friday on yet-to-be disclosed federal charges. A news conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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The Super Hero 5K, Redlegs Run, Pendleton Spring Fling and 3 Fest all take place this week and require road closures downtown. Here's what will be affected: 

Friday, June 7 

The Super Hero 5K happens Friday evening at 7 p.m., causing the following streets to close at 6:30 p.m: 

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June is Pride Month, and during this first weekend the Cincinnati Men's Chorus is kicking things off with two free concerts at Walnut Hills High School.

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Hamilton County Job and Family Services is celebrating 60 foster care students in a ceremony tonight. The 20th annual Celebration of Dreams will honor graduating students who are or have been in foster care custody. The students are graduating from Cincinnati Public Schools around the county this year.

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The National Museum of the United States Air Force near Dayton is marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day Thursday. There's a wreath-laying ceremony and flyover by two C-47s, the main transport aircraft used on D-Day.

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As the global economy grows and the world becomes more interconnected, more students, in the U.S. and in other countries, are taking advantage of international student exchange programs and the opportunity to live and learn about other cultures. And more families are discovering the benefits opening their homes and hosting exchange students.

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Shortly after midnight on June 6, 1944, more than 13,000 Allied paratroopers dropped into Nazi-occupied France behind the beaches of Normandy, where they secured bridges and exit ramps from the beaches, providing tactical support for Allied troops that would hit the Normandy beaches that morning.

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Some Cincinnati non-profit agencies are not happy with a city proposal to eliminate the admissions tax exemption on their organizations to help fund streetcar operations.

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Updated June 6 at 10:28 a.m. - The story has been updated to revise the E. coli test results in Winton Lake.

The Metropolitan Sewer District says it's cleaned up a second sewage spill in Winton Woods, remedied the site of the first spill, and continues to flush a contaminated retention pond.

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A federal judge in California is ruling a gorilla named "Ndume" should be returned to the Cincinnati Zoo no later than June 30.

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An amendment to state law overwhelmingly adopted by the Kentucky General Assembly and with near unanimous support from Northern Kentucky legislators has given cities with populations under 20,000 people to impose an additional tax on the sale of alcohol by the drink or package.

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The directors of the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission are meeting in Covington this week to plan for the future. The board has been considering a change to water quality standards for more than a year, and could make a decision at Thursday's meeting.

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Photo by Ron Blunt

The second phase of No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man opens Friday. The exhibit spans the entire Cincinnati Art Museum and includes interactive sculptures, large-scale installations, photography and artifacts from the annual summer festival in Nevada's Black Rock desert. 

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An effort to adopt a business improvement district (BID) in downtown Covington failed a few years ago, never receiving a vote at City Hall. But the Covington Business Council is trying again, this time with new boundaries and a new brand.

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The odds of landing a coveted seat in one of the great American orchestras is slim and the competition is fierce. For minority musicians the stakes are even higher. Just four percent of players in U.S. orchestras are African American or Latino.

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It's now up to Cincinnati City Council members to make changes to the city's proposed budget for the fiscal year which starts July 1.

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The Cincinnati Zoo is asking a federal court in California to set a date for a gorilla named "Ndume" to return to Cincinnati.

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The Metropolitan Sewer District says a mass of tree roots, grease and "flushable" wipes caused a sewer line to overflow in Winton Woods. The agency is also investigating a second sewage spill elsewhere in the park.

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