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 >
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 identified as a widow of two killed Islamists blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 12, including two children and five police officers, police said.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 >
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:35 AM EDT2013-05-25 07:35:23 GMT
A large fire is burning at a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.In addition toFull Story >
A large fire burned a fraternity house at Miami University in Oxford early Saturday morning. The fire struck the Fiji house at 130 East High Street around midnight, sending smoke and flames into the air.Full Story >
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - A woman who testified that Ryan Widmer admitted to her that he killed his wife took the witness stand on Wednesday.
Jennifer Crew is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and worked at a strip club in nearby Illinois. She is a student at Kirkwood Community College.
She became interested in the Widmer case after seeing the story featured on Dateline and contacted Ryan through the freeryanwidmer.com website.
The relationship grew to e-mails, text messages and phone calls, and Crew claims that during one phone call, on October 26, 2009, Ryan admitted to killing his wife, Sarah.
During her five and a half hours of testimony, Crew testified, through tears, that Ryan said, "I did it. I did it. I killed Sarah."
Crew said Ryan told her that he and Sarah had an argument the night of her death after Sarah found out he cheated on her while she was away for the weekend with her mother. Crew said they also fought about pornography and Ryan's drinking and smoking.
Crew said Sarah came upstairs to prepare a bath, and Ryan was in the bedroom watching TV. She said the fight escalated, and Ryan told her they pushed each other, and Sarah told him the marriage was over.
She said he then told her he punched Sarah in the chest, causing her to fall backward, then he "blacked out" and woke up to find Sarah's head wet and her lying on the floor unresponsive. He said he began to think of ways to cover up what happened, and called 911 and said he pretended to do CPR while on the 911 call. He also told her he cleaned up the water
Crew said she didn't come forward right away because she feared for her safety after she told Ryan she wouldn't tell anyone and he said, "I wouldn't want you to end up like Sarah." She also said Ryan had her address because he sent her a freeryanwidmer t-shirt, bracelet and pen.
Crew said she decided to finally come forward in June of 2010 after learning the outcome of Ryan's second trial in May, which ended in a hung jury.
During cross examination, defense attorney Jay Clark questioned Crew on what she didn't tell investigators when they came to Iowa to interview her in June of 2009. Clark showed that several things she testified about Wednesday were not mentioned in that initial interview. Crew responded by saying she didn't think she had to tell about every conversation she had with Ryan.
There was also controversy about when the call took place. Crew originally told investigators it was in the middle of the night, around 2 or 3 a.m., but her phone records didn't show a call during that time. Her phone records indicate a call at 10:06 p.m. Iowa time, which she said felt like the middle of the night to her because she was already sleeping.
Clark questioned Crew about her past that included use of Oxycontin and methadone - she is still taking methadone - but she said she was not on Oxycontin in the fall of 2009, when she said Ryan made that call.
FOX19 legal analyst Mike Allen Crew did a good job. He said the defense was able to poke a few holes in Crew's testimony, but nothing big.
Crew's fiance took the stand after the lunch break in a very short testimony in which he verified that Crew told him about the phone call. During cross, he was also questioned about information he left out to investigators, including the date of the call.
ER nurse Amy Costello took the stand last, saying Ryan told her he found Sarah face up in the tub. During cross, attorney Lindsey Gutierrez reports mistakes Costello made on Sarah's medical chart, most glaringly the date was marked as Aug. 12 instead of Aug. 11. But when asked by Arnold during a rebuttal if she independently remembers Ryan saying "face up," she said she did.
Ryan Widmer is accused of killing Sarah in their Hamilton Township home in August of 2008. He was convicted in his first trial, but had the verdict overturned due to juror misconduct. His second trial ended in a hung jury.
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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