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In the wake of Kentucky's close gubernatorial race, state lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment that would trigger an automatic vote recount in close elections.

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WVXU-FM will repeat its award-winning The Who Concert: 30 Years Later at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, the 40th anniversary of the tragedy on the Riverfront Coliseum plaza.

Eleven concertgoers were crushed to death as thousands were awaiting the concert with "festival seating," or unreserved seating. Only a few doors were open for entry that night.

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The winter holiday season is in full swing, with plenty of things to see and do in the Tri-State. We asked people on Facebook, Twitter and Reddit for their tips and tricks for improving the entire experience.

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Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, may only have about 1,000 students, but it's making waves internationally. Senior Summia Tora is a newly announced Rhodes Scholar, making her the second Earlham student to earn the honor in three years.

The Cincinnati man who bought the massive GM Lordstown plant is in fundraising mode as he prepares to manufacture electric pick-up trucks at the plant.

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On Dec. 5, 2019, Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Seelback, the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati in Roselawn, and Dj. J. Dough will hold an expungement clinic at the New Prospect Baptist Church to help individuals navigate the process of sealing or clearing some non-violent felony records.

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Forty years ago on Dec. 3, 1979, 11 teenagers and young adults died while attending The Who concert at Riverfront Coliseum, now known as Heritage Bank Arena. 

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The night that 11 people died at The Who concert in 1979, Paul Wertheimer worked as Cincinnati's first public information officer and was tasked with updating the public on the events that were unfolding inside Riverfront Coliseum, now known as Heritage Bank Arena. 

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FC Cincinnati has a new minority owner and it's not a small deal.

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With Christmas around the corner, for those who celebrate, it's time to get our homes and lawns in the holly jolly spirit.

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Updated: Tuesday, 11:40 a.m.

Firefighters on Tuesday recovered a construction worker's body from a building that had collapsed Monday at the corner of Fourth and Race streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Wednesday morning, the coroner's office identified him as Preston Todd Delph, 58, of Hebron, Ky. It took the search and recovery team more than a day to locate the body. 

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Rob Richardson, Jr., a representative with the Laborers' International Union of North America spoke with Cincinnati Edition about the dangers of construction work after yesterday’s partial building collapse at the corner of Fourth and Race streets in downtown Cincinnati where four people were injured and one person is still unaccounted for.

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Editor's note: This story first ran Nov. 19, 2018.

Don't be surprised if you see a passenger or two pull out a pie, a casserole or even a whole turkey while being screened at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. TSA has rules for that.

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Malia Berkley of Liberty Township is a finalist for the 2019 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy, college soccer's highest honor.

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With AAA expecting Thanksgiving 2019 to be the busiest holiday travel season since 2005, local commuters should also expect to hit some additional road blocks thanks to street closures around Downtown Cincinnati this Thursday and Friday.

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Elliott Block loved television. He loved TV technology, loved talking about it, and most of all, he loved providing the Greater Cincinnati area with a variety of TV programming on his low-power WKRP channels.

Block, who died Sunday at age 71, was a national low-power TV pioneer.

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The Christ Hospital Health Network announced on Tuesday that it will not proceed with a development plan in Ft. Mitchell on the former site of the Drawbridge Inn.

Instead, Christ will expand its current location in Ft. Wright on Dixie Highway.

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Some people want to avoid talking about politics while they load their Thanksgiving plates this Thursday. In need of another conversation starter? Try your family's history. Doing so can open up a world of information.

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Everyone knows that the donkey is the mascot and symbol of the Democratic Party, and has been for some time.

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A recent effort to preserve a historic Native American earthwork in Butler County points to a broader effort to recognize and honor Ohio's early mound builders. Eight ancient earthworks sites dating to the Hopewell era comprise the USA's first Ohio-centric bid for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

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