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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
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A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
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Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - It's been more than ten days since a Warren County judge postponed a court date to hear arguments about getting a new trial for convicted murderer Ryan Widmer.
Widmer was found guilty of drowning his wife in their bathtub, but his lawyer claims jury misconduct should equal a new trial.
So? What's the hold up on a decision?
A six page memorandum asks the Warren County Court of Common Pleas to uphold Widmer's guilty verdict.
It also says the defense should not get a new trial under Ohio law because the allegation of juror misconduct does not show the required outside evidence needed.
Defense attorney Charlie Rittgers says it's unusual for the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Office to make such a statement.
But FOX19 courtroom analyst Mike Allen says it sometimes happens.
"Where it's a unique issue, or where it's a case that is high profile, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Association, of which I used to be a member, does file amicus briefs, which happened here," Allen said.
Monday's filing only adds to the dozens of documents under review by Judge Bronson.
Allen says Bronson can choose to have a hearing or not before making his decision.
"That's totally the judge's call, that's totally the judge's discretion," said Allen. "He can't sit on it for a year, or a half year, or anything like that, but it is totally his call whether or not he has a hearing on it, he could decide it on the pleadings."
Meanwhile, organizers of the Web site www.freeryanwidmer.com have announced a new vigil for Ryan on May 11 at 8 p.m. on Fountain Square.
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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >