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Todd Dykes
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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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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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Talk about a tough story to put together. A dog named Bela, from Dearborn County, IN, was rescued by a no-kill animal sanctuary in Utah - only to die on Sunday (1/25/15) of cancer. Rest in peace, sweet #Bela  +WLWT News 
A dog rescued from being put down in southeast Indiana has been euthanized after becoming ill at a Utah sanctuary.
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On Friday I had the chance to meet the family of the late U.S. District Judge Arthur Spiegel. What a welcoming group of people, even in grief. Talk about a full life! The story linked below just scratches the surface. +WLWT 
A longtime federal judge known for his support of civil rights and for sending baseball star Pete Rose to prison has died. S. Arthur Spiegel was 94.
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Spent time today (11/25/14) at the Freedom Center along the banks of the Ohio River in Cincinnati. The facility plans to host all-inclusive community conversations about the situation in Ferguson, MO, starting in early December.
Sept. 20-Dec. 14, 2014. Foto Focus: New Voices. See the new exhibition featuring photography from the students of the School for Creative and Performing Arts. EXHIBITS. SOCIAL. CONNECTIONS. VISITOR EXPERIENCE. NEWS. Freedom Center Voices. Young, Powerful and Influential: How Malala Yousafzai is ...
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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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It's been another typically busy day in the +WLWT News 5 newsroom. But now that things are settling down a bit, I'd like to share a photo from 1988. It's part of a move by WLWT to embrace "Throwback Thursday" ahead of Sunday night's Super Bowl which will be broadcast live on Channel 5. The 1988-89 football season was, as Cincinnati residents know, the last time the Bengals were in the Super Bowl.

As for this particular picture, it shows my Dad and me in November 1988. Hope you like the braces and the pink Polo madras shirt!! Even though I look goofy, I love this photo because of the smile on my Dad's face.

This picture was taken at a sports memorabilia show in Greater Cincinnati. My Dad started collecting baseball cards when he was a little boy and his passion for the hobby continued until his death. For years we traveled to a terrific card show at the Holiday Inn in Sharonville where we bought and sold a few cards and swapped lots of tall tales with good friends.

If my memory is correct, the Bengals beat the Steelers at Riverfront Stadium on this particular weekend!
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Merry Christmas everyone!
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I'm exploring the use of #police-issued body worn cameras tonight (11/26) on +WLWT News 5 at 6. There's a growing call for police to utilize body cameras following what happened in #Ferguson, MO.
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Spent Monday (11/24/14) working on a story about an annual effort to help feed hungry families in Greater Cincinnati during the holidays. The number of people who are working and still need assistance is pretty remarkable. +WLWT News 
Thanksgiving can be a difficult time for thousands of people in Greater Cincinnati who are considered food insecure, a reference to those who aren't always sure where their next meal will come from.
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Anchor/Reporter at WLWT News 5 covering local news in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana
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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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