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Updated 10:12 a.m.

As many as 25,000 Duke Energy customers could face disconnected utilities starting Monday. Duke suspended shut-offs and late fees in March, when pandemic-related shutdowns threw many people out of work. Those suspensions end today.

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Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society says its facility is at capacity, with dozens of "amazing dogs available for adoption." The society assumed operations of the former SPCA-run shelter in Northside on Aug. 1.

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According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 46,200 students in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have no internet service at home. As more schools start the year remote due to the coronavirus pandemic, a pilot program is working to change that.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to pop up across Ohio, the American Civil Liberties Union wants to make sure inmates in county jails aren't subjected to unnecessary risk. The ACLU is asking county prosecutors and judges to come up with a strategy to keep jail populations down during the pandemic.

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There are many unknowns with the novel coronavirus that researchers have yet to work out in the lab and through case studies. One question is whether patients are immune to COVID-19 after infection and why, on the other hand, some patients are reporting a seeming resurgence of the virus after recovery.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the world more than just a health crisis. There is a significant economic toll and other issues at play. One is an increase in domestic violence cases directly tied to our stay-at-home orders. Locally, the organization Women Helping Women is reporting a 30% increase in calls to its hotline.

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Dean Regas, the astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory, has stayed busy during the pandemic with online tours and educational sessions; releasing the updated version of his book, 100 Things to See In the Night Sky; preparing for this week's Perseid meteor shower; and restarting his WVXU podcast, Looking Up.

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An attorney with deep ties in Kentucky Republican politics and super PACs is connected to a political scandal that saw Ohio's former Speaker of the House charged with a $60 million bribery scheme.

Eric Lycan until recently was the general counsel for Kentucky's Republican Party, and he's been at the helm of several super PACs and other nonprofits that have shaped Kentucky's politics. He's also the treasurer of Generation Now, a nonprofit and a defendant in the Ohio federal bribery case.

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Election officials in Ohio and elsewhere are expecting an enormous turnout for this November's presidential election.

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Cincinnati's streetcar is on track to run again, without fares. This comes after Cincinnati City Council was able to override the mayor's veto. But the mayor vetoed another piece of streetcar legislation this week.

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The advice of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center psychiatrists is now at your fingertips as you deal with the uncertainties of COVID-19.

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So, the back-to-back presidential nominating conventions scheduled for later this month are apparently going to be virtual, bare-boned affairs with none of the manufactured hoopla of conventions in the past.

Thank goodness. May it ever be so in the future.

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It may have been toxic levels of pollution in two central reservoirs that prompted ancient Mayans to flee the city of Tikal. That’s according to new details from researchers at the University of Cincinnati.

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Members of several FC Cincinnati supporters groups got to see inside the team's under-construction stadium in the West End Wednesday. The fans were invited to help install the first row of the section known as "The Bailey."

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Cincinnati's streetcar system will soon begin operating with passengers and those rides will be free. 

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In the last decade, the number of abortions in Ohio has decreased by about 7,000 a year, according to statistics from the Ohio Department of Health. A University of Cincinnati researcher is trying to understand the impact of abortion regulations in Ohio and thinks the drop in abortions could be one.

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Updated Aug. 5, 2020

Less than three weeks after approving a levy request for the November ballot, Great Parks of Hamilton County commissioners have repealed that decision. A special meeting was held Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m.

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Broadway Across Cincinnati is rescheduling the remainder of its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows Pretty Woman: The Musical and My Fair Lady have both been moved to summer 2021. 

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Hamilton County officials said Wednesday the COVID-19 metrics they're monitoring continue to decline, including positive cases, hospitalizations and intensive care unit admissions.

But they warn residents should not let down their guard.

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