Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, police said. The attacker was later identified as a widow...Full Story >
Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.Full Story >
Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country's first-ever gay pride march.Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"Full Story >
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.Full Story >
Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque, killing 12 people.Full Story >
A would-be suicide bomber died when his explosives-rigged vest went off prematurely in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning, police said. The apparent failed attack came a day after a major Taliban assault on an...Full Story >
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Three motions were filed Tuesday in the Ryan Widmer trial. Widmer's defense filed three motions that bring to light critical information that could be used to convict or acquit Widmer. Widmer is the Warren County man accused of killing his wife Sarah in their Hamilton Township home in 2008.
In the first motion filed Tuesday, the defense wants Judge Neal Bronson to allow them to specifically cross examine the prosecution's mystery witness about her credibility. The mystery witness claims Widmer confessed to her.
In the motion filed, the mystery witness' criminal past is revealed. Between 1992 and 2007, "Jane Doe" was arrested seven times. Almost all of those arrests involve charges that include burglary, theft and fraud. All of the arrests happened in Iowa and some involved jail time.
In the second motion filed on Tuesday, the defense wants the judge to throw out any evidence of alleged communication between Ryan Widmer and the mystery witness. They say it is unreliable because it cannot be authenticated therefore it is irrelevant. However, in the motion, the defense lays out what it thinks the prosecution would bring up about those alleged conversations.
Here are some of the highlights of this motion: "Jane Doe" initiated an email relationship with Widmer immediately after watching the September 18, 2009 episode of Dateline NBC which profiled Widmer. The emails turned into text messages which turned into phone calls. One of which "Jane Doe" says Widmer called her cell phone from a blocked number between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. and confessed to killing his wife Sarah. The motion says the call lasted an hour to an hour and a half.
After the confession, "Jane Doe" sent birthday presents to Widmer and his twin brother, but the gifts were returned due to a bad address. The motion states that the last contact between "Jane Doe" and Widmer happened right before Thanksgiving in 2009 and Ryan may have texted her "Happy Thanksgiving" on Thanksgiving day. The motion states that "Jane Doe" and Widmer have never met nor have they talked face to face.
The defense is trying to keep this from coming up at trial.
The third motion was to declare Dr. Werner Spitz unavailable to testify in the trial because of an illness. Spitz testified on behalf of Widmer in the first two trials.
Fox19 Legal Analyst Mike Allen spoke to us about the credibility of the mystery witness. "Bringing up the criminal history of any witness is something the defense and prosecution can do on a routine basis. In this case, some of the surprise witnesses' convictions are out of time and need to be requested, specifically, the credibility of the witness is crucial. So I think the judge will allow it, in this case."
These three motions were filed on the eve of the trial, which is scheduled to get underway Wednesday morning. Judge Bronson does not have to rule on these motions then, he can consider them as the trial unfolds.
This is Widmer's third trial for Sarah's death. A conviction in his first trial was overturned due to juror misconduct, and the second trial ended in a hung jury.
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Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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