Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - The testimony continues Monday in the third murder trial of Ryan Widmer, with the possibility that the prosecution's first mystery witness, a strip club manager from Iowa, Jennifer Crew, could take the stand this week.
Judge Neal Bronson has not yet said whether or not defense attorneys will be able to ask Crew about her criminal past during cross examination. Prosecutors filed a motion Monday asking Judge Bronson to block the defense's request, saying certain events in Crew's past happened over a decade ago, and the only usable conviction defense attorneys could use is a misdemeanor theft offense from 2007.
A footnote in the motion filed by prosecutors on Monday morning mentions a second Jane Doe witness. The motion states, '...the State has thus far honored the Defense request that the state not return a subpoena showing the name and address of another Jane Doe witness.'
The motion says the second mystery witness, who currently lives in the area, and whose identity was recently discovered by the state and who also became involved with Widmer as the result of Dateline and the Widmer's website, moved to the area following her involvement with Widmer.
The first mystery witness, Jennifer Crew, is expected to testify about a phone conversation with Widmer in which, according to the prosecution, Widmer was drunk and confessed to drowning his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub in their home.
The defense says that the call never happened, and Widmer's phone records back that up.
Crew reportedly e-mailed Widmer after seeing his story on Dateline, which evolved into e-mails to Ryan's personal account, then text messaging and phone calls to Ryan's personal cell phone.
Prosecutors called Dr. William Rogers, an emergency room doctor, as an expert witness first thing on Monday. Rogers reviewed Sarah's medical records and testified, "there is no explainable medical event that caused Sarah's death."
Defense attorney Jay Clark took an opportunity to ask Dr. Rogers about methadone, which doesn't have anything to do with Sarah Widmer, but Jennifer Crew. Defense attorney Lindsey Gutierrez said during her opening statements that Crew has spent time at a methadone clinic.
During cross examination, Rogers also said he couldn't 100 percent rule out that Sarah suffered a medical event, such as a seizure or cardiac event.
Prosecutors then called Derek Roat, a firefighter/EMT with Hamilton Township and one of the first on the scene the night of Sarah's death, who testified about the life saving efforts given to Sarah.
Prosecutors then called Mark Bedwell, a Hamilton Township officer who was at the scene the night of Sarah's death.
Jurors heard from medical experts, including the Warren County coroner, on the third day of testimony on Friday. Jurors have also heard from emergency responders who were at the scene.
Widmer is on trial for killing his wife, Sarah, in 2008. A murder conviction in Widmer's first trial was thrown out because of juror misconduct. A second jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict.
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
A trooper sustains minor injuries after a police chase Sunday morning. Dispatchers say it all started at a rest area near Lebanon. Dispatchers report that troopers spotted a woman driving a vehicle thatFull Story >
A 43-year-old woman is in custody after leading troopers on a 23-mile pursuit and crashing into a police cruiser in Warren County. Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedFull Story >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.Full Story >