Jennifer Merritt

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Jennifer Merritt / WVXU

Standing on the steps of City Hall Thursday, Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld announced legislation to create a Rapid Response Network meant to protect Cincinnati's immigrant and refugee population in the event of a federal raid.

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Ramsay Fulbright / WCPO

Former Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter has filed a grievance stating she was injured  while being placed in custody during her court sentencing Monday. A release from the sheriff's office says she's being held in the medical unit.

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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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Francisco Seco / AP

Rose Lavelle, midfielder for the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team, is returning to her hometown of Cincinnati Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19, to be honored for her success. 

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David Zalubowski / AP

Northern Kentucky's Bobby Mackey's Music World, also known as "America's Honky Tonk," is wooing Garth Brooks. 

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Bryan Woolston / AP

Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot who garnered headlines during her ultimately failed 2018 bid for Congress against Republican Andy Barr, announced Tuesday that she will now take on Mitch McConnell in the Senate in 2020.

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Shae Combs / Game Day Communications

Forward Megan Rapinoe may have dominated the headlines during the U.S. Women's Soccer team's rise to winning the 2019 World Cup, but in Cincinnati, all eyes were on midfielder Rose Lavelle. 

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Josh Bazan, WCPO / Twitter

Updated: 11:10 p.m., Saturday

A Cincinnati Police officer shot a suspect who was "acting erratically and armed with a knife" at Bramble Park in Madisonville Thursday. Police Chief Eliot Isaac says the man who called 911 is the man who was ultimately contacted by police and wounded. The Hamilton County prosecutor says the officer acted heroically.

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Jennifer Merritt / WVXU

The kimono has been around for ages, but that doesn't mean the garb is sartorially stale. That is at least one takeaway from the Cincinnati Art Museum's latest exhibit, Kimono: Refashioning Contemporary Style. The museum is offering a free preview of the show during Art After Dark on Friday from 5-10 p.m.

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Pixabay

Saturday is Cincinnati's Pride Parade, a celebration of the LGBTQ community and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, and that will cause the closing of some roads.

2019 summer reads
Pixabay

James Patterson, James Patterson, James Patterson. Cincinnati readers really like James Patterson.

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Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

The gorilla at the center of a dispute between the Cincinnati Zoo and the California-based The Gorilla Foundation is back in the Queen City. Ndume is a 37-year-old silverback. 

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Pixabay

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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Bryan Patrick Studio / Cincinnati Men's Chorus

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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Courtesy / Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Downtown is hosting several events this Memorial Day Weekend, and as such various streets and Metro routes are affected. 

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AP

Kentucky's incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin will face a familiar political foe in Democrat Andy Beshear at the voting booth in November.

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Pixabay

The Social Security Administration has released its annual bundle of joy (or frustration, depending on your preference for uniqueness) of each state's top baby names for both boys and girls in 2018. 

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

On Tuesday, May 21, residents of Kentucky vote on a variety of statewide races. Here’s what you need to know before heading out to the polls.

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Flickr Creative Commons

Use your bike to get around the Greater Cincinnati area Friday and your ride on public transit will be gratis

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Pixabay

The Over-the-Rhine 5K on Saturday, May 18, and the Kidney Walk on Sunday, May 19 will disrupt some access to streets Downtown this weekend. Here is what's affected: 

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