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Met a really inspiring woman a few days ago while covering a story involving the use of an AED (heart defibrillator) on a student-athlete in NKY. Laura Batson and her family are turning tragedy into good fortune for others. Prayers for Laura and prayers for the young man who became ill during a soccer game last week. +WLWT 
The start of the high school sports season brings a reminder about the dangers student-athletes can face and how critical it is to take action quickly.
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Here's a story that aired a couple days ago on +WLWT. It's about same-sex couples & new legal considerations in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to make gay marriage the law of the land. Whether you support the court's ruling or not I think it's important to consider the impact it's already having on the legal landscape.
Greater Cincinnati gay couples are celebrating the fact they can now get married in all 50 states. But marriage involves a lot of legal issues, leaving same-sex couples with a lot of questions.
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I know many people are working exceptionally hard to fight #heroin in #NKY. It's just such a devastating drug.. +WLWT 
Efforts continue to help newborns who were exposed to potentially deadly street drugs while they're in the womb, but a lack of resources is complicating matters.
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Just made my first appearance on a Channel 5 newscast in more than a week-and-a-half. I've been spending time doing research on what I hope will be compelling reports that should air in the next several weeks. Thanks for your patience! +WLWT News 
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Hope this Tuesday evening post finds you in a good place.

After spending hours trying to reconcile facts and figures associated with lawsuits involving Cincinnati agencies, I was finally able to put the following report on the air on WLWT.

Believe me when I say I was up to my eyeballs in numbers! +WLWT 
Knowing exactly how and when tax dollars are spent by city workers should matter to everyone who lives in Cincinnati. But what happens when dollars spent by the city don't add up?
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Journalism's difficult week continues. Very sorry to hear that David Carr, a man w/ an incredibly unique perspective, has died at 58.
Mr. Carr, a shrewd and well-informed skeptic, wriggled away from the demon of drug addiction to become an unlikely name-brand media columnist at The New York Times.
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Spent this Tuesday (8/4/15) talking to a woman appointed to a new position at the University of Cincinnati created in the wake of the Sam Dubose death investigation. My profile aired at 6pm on +WLWT.
The University of Cincinnati continues to make changes in response to the deadly officer-involved shooting of Sam Dubose.
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However you feel about gay marriage, it's important to learn about changes to the legal landscape. Be sure to tune in to +WLWT News at 11pm to see how the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage is impacting families and members of the judiciary.
For nine months, Candy and Tami awaited the arrival of their first child. But when their daughter was born, the state said only one of them was legally allowed to be the parent. Some say equality for gay families has arrived, but the Supreme Court's ruling could actually produce new conflicts and intensify old ones. See the full story tonight at 11 on WLWT.
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Learn more about the toll #heroin has taken on Greater Cincinnati tonight on +WLWT. I've been working hard with my colleagues on a special called "Heroin In The Heartland." It airs tonight (6/24/15) at 7:30 on Channel 5. If you think there's no hope please watch. Recovery is possible.
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I've spent today taking a look at what could be a pretty fierce fight for a U.S. Senate seat in 2016. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland announced today that he's running for the seat currently held by Republican Rob Portman. First, Strickland will face off against Cincinnati Councilmember P.G. Sittenfeld in the Democratic primary. It should be a very interesting race.

I'll have a preview coming up on Cincinnati's +WLWT News 5 at 6pm.
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Tonight on +WLWT News 5 - why one city department in Cincinnati could use record-keeping help. I'll have a preview at 6pm on +WLWT News, and then I'll take a deeper dive at 11. Tracking tax dollars.. http://youtu.be/Z4x6-lPZHtg
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If you have a couple minutes and are interested in the plight of military veterans, check out the story linked below. +WLWT +WLWT News 
A Vietnam veteran who calls Greater Cincinnati home thinks he's finally on the cusp of winning a medical battle he's been waging for several years.
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Anchor/Reporter at WLWT News 5 covering local news in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana
Introduction

Living and working in Greater Cincinnati since 2002, Todd Dykes is driven to help make WLWT the top news station in the Tri-State. He feels privileged to come to work each morning even if it does mean waking up hours before dawn to prepare for News 5 Today.

Todd joined the News 5 team as a reporter after working for top-rated stations in Bowling Green, KY, Lexington, KY, and Colorado Springs, CO.

A native of Ashland, KY, Todd graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in broadcasting and a minor in English.

As a veteran broadcast journalist Todd's committed to giving a voice to the voiceless. He's constantly reminded of - and amazed by - journalism's ability to empower the powerless. He’s also keenly aware of the need for accurate and timely news considering how cluttered the media landscape is today.

During his career, Todd has covered numerous stories - from the deployment of U.S. troops to multiple war fronts to presidential campaigns. He's done interviews with countless newsmakers, including former First Lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Todd's also been fortunate to talk to legendary entertainers like blues legend Bo Diddley and bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe.

When Todd's not at WLWT News 5 he and his wife spend most of their waking hours trying to keep up with their 2 boys. As a proud dad Todd's primary focus is to make sure his sons grow up to be respectful young men who love to learn and laugh and who develop a true appreciation for the Reds, Bengals and the UK Wildcats!

Todd's email address is: todddykes@wlwt.com. You can also find out what Todd is up to by following him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DykesReport and by liking his Facebook fan page.

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