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The Cincinnati Bengals will begin allowing fans at home games starting Oct. 4 with some limits.

Only 6,000 fans will be allowed in Paul Brown Stadium. The fans will be divided into four seating zones, which will contain 1,500 people each.

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Cincinnati Animal CARE Humane Society is about two months into its contract providing dog warden services in Hamilton County.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has many data points to consider when looking at how the novel coronavirus is spreading throughout the state – the number of deaths, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions chief among them. But the state now has a new tool in its fight against the virus: wastewater.

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It's been 18 years since Cincinnati's Collaborative Agreement was signed and two years since a refresh. With the nation's racial climate much different, new groups want a say in the way policing is done in Cincinnati, and parties to the original lawsuit say these new groups should be heard.

After Kentucky logged its highest-ever number of coronavirus cases last week, Gov. Andy Beshear says he believes the pandemic is escalating in the state.

There were 4,949 new cases of coronavirus cases in Kentucky last week—more than any other week during the pandemic.

During his Monday afternoon coronavirus briefing, Beshear blamed the rise on people who haven’t been following masking and social distancing requirements during the pandemic.

“When we get casual, when we don’t show urgency, what we see is alarming trends in the virus, more cases and ultimately more people passing away,” he said.

For now, special prosecutor is not bringing any criminal charges against four current and one former Cincinnati council members who were accused of violating Ohio's Open Meetings Act.

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Like the primary, the 2020 general election will be unique for voters due to the pandemic. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has met opposition from his own Republican colleagues at the statehouse for his support of some measures to extend access to voters. And now he's upset Democrats for resisting the expansion of county-level ballot drop boxes.

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows the race between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is a virtual dead heat – with Biden leading Trump 48% to 47%.

For this episode, we start at the end…that is, the topic is the end of everything. Dean Regas and Anna Hehman welcome Katie Mack, a theoretical astrophysicist who believes there are several ways the universe will end, and even has a favorite!

Vaccination Rates Drop During Pandemic

Sep 28, 2020

In August, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County reported that child vaccination rates were trending down because of the coronavirus pandemic. But new data suggests vaccination rates are going back up - especially as some students are returning to the classroom.

In the early months of the pandemic, Dr. Sara Guerrero-Duby, a pediatrician at Dayton Children's Hospital, says some communities reported a 50 percent decrease in vaccination rates.

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will debate each other for the first time Tuesday evening, in the first of three presidential debates.

Here are the details:

When? Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 10:30 p.m. ET. (You can listen to the debate on NPR, and we'll have a livestream video online.)

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When you fill out your mail-in ballot or step into the voting booth this Nov. 3, you may find yourself a little overwhelmed by the 20+ judicial candidates listed on this year's ballot. The Cincinnati Bar Association wants to help.

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Thom Brennaman, who was suspended mid-game five weeks ago for making a homophobic slur,  has resigned his Cincinnati Reds TV job after 13 years.

"My family and I have decided that I am going to step away from my role as the television voice of the Cincinnati Reds," Brennaman, 56, wrote Friday in a letter obtained by WVXU.

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The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on travel and tourism is having a major negative effect on Cincinnati and Hamilton County's transit occupancy tax (hotel tax) collections this year.

Ohio will begin allowing indoor visitation at nursing homes, long-term care centers and intermediate care facilities, months after closing their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A petition is asking for kids in Cincinnati to be able to remain in their schools for remote learning.

The petition says CPS students have to transfer to the Cincinnati Digital Academy if they want to continue to learn remotely. Jennifer Spring started the petition and said the CDA is not properly staffed for the influx of remote learners.

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The Hamilton County commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Thursday asking the city of Cincinnati to close its police department gun range in Evendale.

Parents and other caregivers of children who are learning at home while schools are closed – even for part of the week – can receive weekly cash benefits, regardless of whether they would normally qualify for unemployment.

That’s according to guidance released at the end of August from the U.S. Department of Labor about who is eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The program, part of the federal government’s COVID-19 relief plan, is aimed at those affected by the virus who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. 

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It's considered a significant Modernist structure and one of the nation's first modern hotels built after World War II. Now it's on a significant list, too.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron says his office determined that two of the three officers who fired their weapons were justified when they fatally shot Breonna Taylor.

Officer Myles Cosgrove and Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly were returning fire and within their rights to defend themselves, according to Cameron, who spoke in Frankfort Wednesday afternoon at the Kentucky History Center shortly after a grand jury announced it was charging only one of the officers involved in Taylor’s death.

The grand jury indicted former Louisville Metro Police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment, all connected to Hankison firing his gun and endangering Taylor’s neighbors. None of the counts are for firing into Taylor’s apartment, or directly linked to her death.

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