Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:44:58 GMT
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It is now in the hands of the 12 jurors to decide if Jodi Arias will live her life behind bars or if she'll be executed. The defense and prosecution gave their closing statement Tuesday afternoon andFull Story >
The jury has gone home for the day without a verdict on life or death for convicted murderer Jodi Arias.Full Story >
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.Full Story >
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:04:09 GMT
Bikes were lined up and engines were revved in Northern Kentucky for an annual motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Wednesday. The event, called the Annual Ride to Freedom, was a send-off for severalFull Story >
Bikes were lined up and engines were revved in Northern Kentucky for an annual motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:56:29 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) - The devastation left behind the massive tornadoes that hit Moore, OK and the surrounding areas on May 19 leveled homes, flattened trees and killed more than 20 people, many of them children.Full Story >
As the survivors of the tornadoes in Moore, OK, begin their recovery efforts, many will be trying to locate pets and photos.Full Story >
(FOX19) - Republican Congressman Steve Chabot says he has taken steps to allow cameras at his Town Hall meetings.
Up until Monday night, not only could you not videotape the Town Halls, people couldn't even ask questions. They had to submit those questions on paper in advance. But whole thing blew up just 8 days ago. Here's what happened.
Here is a excerpt of the altercation between a Cincinnati police officer who was taking cameras away and the man who had been video-taping.
"Sir, are we going to do this the easy way or the hard way?
Sir, sir, I am well within my rights.
You are not a member of the press.
I am well within my rights. We are in a public building. No one has the right to say that we cannot use our phones or our equipment."
Where to begin? First, this event is at a public place. Cameras are perfectly legal. To be clear, there were signs posted on the doors letting people know that video taping would not be allowed.
But the problem isn't the cameras. The problem is the sign.
This isn't a private building, therefore, there should be no assumption of privacy. This is a public town hall meeting, and the event is being funded by taxpayers. But because of the sign on the doors, Cincinnati Police took those cameras away.
Another except from an exchange between a police officer and a woman video taping the event:
"They don't want you using it in here."
"There is no reason, it is not against the law to film this."
"Yes it is. That's what I've been told."
"Why? Give me a reason."
"They don't want you filming in here. To protect the identity of constituents."
"I have every right to film this."
"No you do not."
"I have every right to film my congressman."
"No you do not."
But she does. I believe the officer when he says he was told it was against the law. But simply because a Congressman decrees something doesn't make it law.
A spokesman for Congressman Chabot says it is an old policy to not allow video cameras that goes back to 2005.
But whatever the reason, the Congressman and his people had no right to prevent the videos from being recorded.
The freedom to videotape in a public place, is protected under the first amendment of the constitution, as freedom of the press. Just because you don't work for a news station doesn't mean you are not media. Anyone can upload video to a blog or YouTube.
The 4th Amendment was violated as well. The right to protection against unreasonable searches and seizures without probable cause.
And if you think probable cause would be the sign on the door, think again. The Supreme Court has already ruled on cases of allowing cameras in public places where there should be no assumption of privacy.
Here's what you need to know:
Reality Check is glad to hear that the Congressman has changed his policy. But the bigger issue of concern is why cameras were banned in the first place. The officer told the woman who's camera he confiscated, it was being done for, "security reasons."
It seems like an awful lot of rights can be stepped on with those two words.
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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >