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Bridge From Ohio To Kentucky Closed

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A bridge from Ohio to Kentucky is closed.   The Ohio Department of Transportation says damage after a crash has caused the Kentucky Tranportation Cabinet to close the 12th Street bridge (Ben Williamson Bridge) from U.S. 52 at Coal Grove to U.S. 23/60 in Ashland, Ky. Motorists are being detoured via the Jesse Stuart/Greenup Dam Bridge… Read More

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Morning Update For May 23

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A new medical facility will be built in Meigs County. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted plans to release findings on voter fraud from the 2012 election. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia extends support to tornado victims. More in your morning update.

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State Identifies New 70 MPH Speed Zones

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) unveiled a map today identifying the interstate highway locations where motorists will be legally permitted to drive 70 mph beginning this summer.    Motorists will be permitted to drive 70 mph on interstates that are "outside urbanized areas" after a state transportation budget bill goes into effect on July 1st…. Read More

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Morning Update For May 21

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Meigs County police have been in a standoff for nearly 20 hours. A house in Harrison Township was leveled by a large explosion. Wayne County High's principal is making students accused of vandalizing the school with deer carcasses clean today and tomorrow.

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Morning Update For May 20

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A trial date has been set in a case against Ohio University relating to the death of an OU student. Wayne County school officials are investigating an incident where windows were broken and deer carcasses were smeared in several classrooms. Details in your morning update.  

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Board Recommends Lower Drunk Driving Threshold, Athens Police Captain Comments

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Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations… Read More

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Ohio Governor Appoints Athens Judge

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed a new judge Monday to the Athens County Common Pleas Court.  George McCarthy will assume office on May 28th, and must run in November 2014 to retain the seat for the unexpired term.  McCarthy is replacing Judge Michael Ward, who recently retired.  According to a press release, McCarthy received a… Read More

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Suspect Named In Fire Truck Theft

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The Ross County Sheriff's Office reports a 19-year-old Lawrence County man is believed to have stolen a Chillicothe fire truck. Police say Brentley Montgomery is suspected of breaking and entering the Harrison Township Fire Department in Ross County last Friday. The truck later crashed around midnight Friday. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Charleston Pike… Read More

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Stolen Fire Truck Crashes

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A fire truck was stolen and later crashed Friday morning in Ross County. Chillicothe police and the Ross County Sheriff's Office say the fire truck was stolen from the Harrison Township Fire Department. The driver later crashed the vehicle around 12 a.m. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Charleston Pike when it traveled off the… Read More

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Three Arrested For Alleged Drug Trafficking

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Three suspects were arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Marietta. Major Crimes Task Force Agents found them in possession of $2,000, which police believe was to be used to purchase heroin in Columbus. The suspects are known drug traffickers who previously sold confidential informants heroin. On four occasions in January, Michael Richards, 35,… Read More

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Brothers Arrested For Alleged Robbery

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Two West Portsmouth brothers were arrested Friday for allegedly robbing a gas station. Bobby Stone, 29, and James Stone, 39, are being held in relation to a robbery that occurred on April 9 at a Superquick at Galena Pike West Portsmouth. Police say detectives received information that led to the arrest. The brothers are facing… Read More