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Around the Miami Valley
8:28 am
Thu August 18, 2011

Cincinnati Family finds Python in Backyard

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CINCINNATI, Ohio - A Cincinnati family suspected a snake was nearby when their dogs found large amounts of shed snakeskin in their backyard. But they didn't expect it to be a 14-foot, 120-pound reticulated python.

Nathaniel Allbright and his father, Alfred, tell The Cincinnati Enquirer one of their dogs found the snake Wednesday under a tarp.

Nathaniel Allbright says he fashioned a noose out of pipe and rope to transfer the snake into a trash can.

Around the Miami Valley, Arts & Culture
8:22 am
Thu August 18, 2011

McCartney Show in Cincinnati makes $151k for County

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CINCINNATI, Ohio - Paul McCartney's recent performance at the Cincinnati Reds' ballpark was music to the ears of county officials, because the event made about $151,000.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that it learned through a public records request that the proceeds for Hamilton County included about $36,500 from parking and $50,000 from renting out Great American Ball Park for the Aug. 4 concert.

The county and its taxpayers own the stadium. McCartney's show was the first full-fledged concert held there since it opened in 2003.

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Around the Miami Valley, Politics
8:35 am
Wed August 17, 2011

State, Feds to Negotiate Over Ohio Dam Lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio and the federal government say they're ready to enter negotiations to end a lawsuit over mine tunnels being developed within the watershed of an Ohio state park reservoir.

A lawsuit by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers alleged Ohio's decision to issue a permit to Buckingham Coal Co. violated a 1948 state-federal agreement that created the park and reservoir.

Around the Miami Valley
7:28 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Customs finds $600K in shipped tortilla presses

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CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal customs officials say over $600,000 in U.S. money was hidden in tortilla press machines being shipped from someone in Mexico to Bogota, Colombia, through a freight hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says its Cincinnati agents working with the DHL hub at the airport in nearby Hebron, Ky., found the currency Saturday at the shipping facility.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:57 am
Tue August 16, 2011

Cincinnati to unveil signs for streetcar line

CINCINNATI(AP) - Cincinnati doesn't have streetcars or streetcar stations - but it does have station signs.

The city said it would unveil and post temporary signs Tuesday at station sites along the 3.1-mile initial route planned from downtown north to the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a spokesman for Mayor Mark Mallory declined to say what the signs cost or why they're going up now but promised more would be revealed on Tuesday.

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