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Low-income Hamilton County residents wrongly facing eviction, struggling with third-party debt collection cases and small claims issues have a new legal resource. The Help Center, located right inside the Hamilton County Courthouse, is run by the Municipal Court, the Clerk's Office and the University of Cincinnati's College of Law.

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Over the last several years there has been a shift in how law enforcement and social service agencies view those involved in prostitution – a shift from considering sex trafficked individuals as criminals to instead seeing them as victims in need of help.

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Cincinnati Park Board President Dianne Rosenberg and her attorney Paul De Marco are claiming victory after a Hamilton County Judge said she can remain in her seat until the Mayor and council members can decide on a replacement.

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Authorities evacuated the Hamilton County courthouse Tuesday morning because of a suspicious item.

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Combat veterans face a host of challenges when they return to civilian life. Some of them end up in trouble.  But there is an effort across the country to keep them out of jail and back on the straight and narrow.  In Hamilton County, there’s a unique twist to help vets manage their lives: yoga. 

Veterans’ Courts have sprung up across the country as a way to reduce recidivism.  They work like drug or mental health courts.  Veterans charged with misdemeanors or low level felonies are directed out of the regular docket and into the special programs to meet their particular needs.

Hunter files for new trial

Oct 22, 2014
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The attorney for former juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter filed a motion for a new trial Wednesday.

Two days after deliberations started in her trial, the jury returned a verdict on one of the nine counts.  Hunter’s attorney, Clyde Bennett, says while the jurors verbally agreed with the decision then, it was sealed, and not read until days later.  Bennett says since then, two jurors have signed affidavits to say guilty was not their true verdict.