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Cincinnati crime on the rise Cincinnati crime on the rise
Washington park Washington park
Senate votes down bill Senate votes down bill
Summer Music Summer Music
New fireworks logo to be announced New fireworks logo to be announced

Good Morning
Today is Friday June 25 2010

First of all happy Friday! Now to the stories you need to know...

Law enforcement officials said Thursday crime in Cincinnati is on the on the rise on the west side.  Residents told FOX19 the crime wave has been constant over the past few years.  Authorities said the closing of the Queensgate Jail likely played a part in the increase in crime.

How much is too much to fix up Washington park is what Cincinnati residents are debating.  The non-profit downtown development corporation "3C-DC" is asking for $14 million from the city to fix up one of Cincinnati's biggest parks.  3C-DC officials estimate the total cost of upgrading the park would be $47 million.  That's over 12 million happy meals!

The senate voted down a spending bill on Thursday that would have provided emergency jobless benefits to unemployed Americans.  The bill would have cost $110 billion, and would have extended unemployment benefits for roughly one million Americans whose benefits run out at the end of June. 

Dan Carroll is joining us this morning Around 8:00 a.m..  He'll be live at Fountain square with the band "Southern Junction" as part of our Live Summer Music at Fountain Square segment.  Southern Junction is of course a local band and what better way to start off your morning than with a little music. 

Dan will also be at fountain square with Bill and Bell of Bigwigs Fireworks. Together they'll unveil the new fireworks logo. Just a reminder: July 4th is only nine days away!


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Brian Collins
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