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Local News
11:01 am
Mon March 26, 2012

FEMA and SBA Helping Kentucky Tornado Victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than four thousand Kentuckians who suffered in the recent storms and tornadoes have registered with FEMA for assistance. The agency also says it has approved more than $ 7 million for storm survivors in the state's 21-county disaster area. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with FEMA spokeswoman Renee Bafalis and with Small Business Administration spokesman John Oliver Frederick, both of whom visited our studios on Friday. Bafalis says FEMA has opened nine disaster recovery centers in Kentucky.

Local News
12:19 pm
Sun March 25, 2012

The Arc Southwest Ohio has Ceased Operations After 65 Plus Years

Arc Southwest Ohio Executive Director Mark Shannon

A Southwest Ohio non-profit human rights organization that has been promoting equal opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has closed.

WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with executive director Mark Shannon.

 

Local News
11:57 am
Sun March 25, 2012

Piner Elementary Continues Support for Students After March 2nd Tornadoes

Many Students of Piner Elementary in Kenton County were affected by the severe storms and tornadoes that swept through the region March 2nd.

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Local News
10:15 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Reds Broadcaster Assesses Team for 2012 Season

With the Cincinnati Reds' rounding into shape at Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona, Reds fans are looking forward to Opening Day. One man who is highly enthusiastic about the team's chances for the coming season is Reds' broadcaster Thom Brennaman. He talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg

Local News
3:33 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Important safety precautions to take during severe weather

The multiple tornadoes that touched down in our region recently caused property damage , hundreds of injuries and deaths. And spring could bring more turbulent weather.

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Local News
3:05 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Cirque du Soleil's Dralion coming to Bank of Kentucky Center

  Cirque du Soleil is a theatrical show which mixes the arts of the circus and the streets and features original music, light effects and costumes. It's very different from the traditional circus.The artists of Cirque du Soleil are bringing Dralion , a show that draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its quest for harmony between humans and nature  to The Bank of Kentucky Center March 28th-April 1st.

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Local News
2:47 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Bluegrass Boxer Rescue Looking for Dog Lovers

Image Courtesy of Bluegrass Boxer Rescue

While many animal rescues are in need of help, the Bluegrass Boxer Rescue is reaching out to families and individuals interested in adopting or fostering a boxer.

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Local News
2:37 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Biology of Obesity looked at by UC Researchers

Image courtesy of University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Rising rates of obesity are partly due to biological factors according to a new report by researchers at the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center.

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Local News
2:28 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Trauma Care for Military at 35,000 Feet

Medical trainees prepare for test flight on C-130 transport+

Among the thousands of U.S, military men and women still fighting in Afghanistan, the realities of war mean many of them will have their missions cut short by serious injury.Quickly airlifting those in grave condition out of the war zone and to a hospital requires   teams of specially-trained medical personnel.

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Local News
11:42 am
Thu March 8, 2012

The Wilds Provides Sanctuary for Endangered Species, Welcomes Visitors

In a remote part of Southeast Ohio, a 10 thousand acre nature and animal preserve called  The Wilds gives visitors the sense of being in Africa.  In this Postcard story, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Patty Peters, a spokeswoman for The Columbus Zoo, which partners in operating The Wilds.

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