Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:32 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:32:31 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manFull Story >
A man killed Wednesday during questioning by the FBI said he and Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev were accomplices in a 2011 slaying. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:20:27 GMT
A suspect appeared in court Wednesday for allegedly sexting a minor. Landon Boettcher is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old female. According to investigators, the messages includedFull Story >
A suspect appeared in court Wednesday for allegedly sexting a minor. Landon Boettcher, 28, is accused of sending sexual text messages to a 14-year-old female.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:08 PM EDT2013-05-23 01:08:36 GMT
Wyoming residents are saying there's a troublemaker disturbing the peace in their neighborhood. Some are calling them a 'neighborhood nuisance'. "We have a dog, and we cant even let our dog out," explainedFull Story >
Wyoming residents are saying there's a troublemaker disturbing the peace in their neighborhood, with some even calling them a 'neighborhood nuisance'. Full Story >
Local grassroots efforts aid Moore, OK tornado victimsFull Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says his office has concluded its investigation of the Hamilton County Department of Jobs and Family Services and its involvement in the Damarcus Jackson case, and no charges will be filed against any JFS workers.
Investigators say Damarcus, 2, was murdered by his biological father, Antrone Smith, just a few months after he was returned to his biological family after being in the foster care system.
The Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office reviewed all of the JFS records relating to this case. These records contained thousands of pages of notes and information regarding the process for the return of Damarcus to his parents. The investigation revealed that all of the JFS workers and court personnel involved in this case followed the law.
Deters said that both state and federal law provide that in these situations that the "child's health and safety shall be the paramount concern" but "reasonable efforts shall be made to preserve and reunify families." The law also does not provide for indefinite placement of children with foster families.
Foster families, by definition, are intended as temporary placements until a child can be reunited with his family or placed for adoption. In this case, after reviewing all of the information available and after numerous court hearings, the decision was made to return the child to his parents.
"After reviewing the voluminous records in this case, it is clear that the JFS workers and court personnel involved followed the law and no criminal charges are appropriate," said Deters. "There was nothing in the detailed notes and progress reports that could have predicted such violent behavior by the father."
Deters said he has spoken with Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and asked them to help make sure that Ohio law and policies protect the safety of children in these situations.
"Perhaps it is time to amend the law as it relates to reunification to make sure that this tragedy does not occur again," said Deters.
Damarcus' mother, Latricia Jackson, is charged with child endangering in connection with Damarcus' death.
Brian Gregg, spokesman for JFS told FOX19, "We're obviously happy that the prosecutor took a thorough look at the case and found no criminal wrongdoing, but a child still died. There's no one celebrating here."
Hamilton County Commission President Greg Hartmann added, "We're handling this the way we ought to - that is, have an outside review of what happened, with no pre-judgments about what happened. Let's take a look at what we did. Could we have done better and done more to protect Damarcus?"
JFS will conduct its own internal review in addition to the independent ombudsman's review. It could take about 60 days to complete.
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 >