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The American Athletic Conference and the University of Cincinnati jointly released the Bearcats 2014 football schedule. The Bearcats, 9-4 a year ago under first-year Head Coach Tommy Tuberville, willFull Story >
The American Athletic Conference and the University of Cincinnati jointly released the Bearcats 2014 football schedule.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:42:15 GMT
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Buster Posey had a three-run homer off Tony Cingrani among his three hits, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 8-5 Tuesday.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:23:39 GMT
A 32-year-old man has been arrested following a bank robbery in Florence, Ky. Officers say that the Chase Bank, located at 4899 Houston Rd, was robbed Saturday around noon. According to bank employees,Full Story >
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AKRON, OH (WOIO) -
Testimony has begun in the Jimmy Dimora corruption trial.
Dimora came to court with his wife and legal team, he said nothing as he entered the building.
FBI special agent Raymond Massie was once again on the stand testifying about wiretaps. The tapes being played Tuesday morning involved the time frame immediately after Dimora and others returned from the infamous Vegas trip.
The first tape is of J. Kevin Kelley talking to Ferris Kleem. Kleem is asking Kelley to have a specific inspector assigned to the Snow Road resurfacing project. Kleem wanted an inspector named John Chyla assigned to the job. Kelley called a man named Mike Dever to try and have Chyla assigned to the job.
Later in a discussion with Kleem, Kelley says if it doesn't get done he will call Jimmy who can use his clout to make it happen.
Kelley made calls throwing Dimora's name around saying, "Jimmy couldn't help him on a big job. I really want to get this done for this guy."
Later, Kelley says Dimora had attempted to get the winning JJC bidder Panzica Construction thrown off the job. He failed in that attempt, but within a month, Kleem's company was awarded the Snow Road project worth just under $3 million dollars.
Prosecutors are laying a foundation that Dimora could be bought. Showing jurors receipts for appliance purchases made by Ferris Kleem, and then showing pictures of the appliances in Dimora's house. Many of the purchases go back years before the raids.
Jimmy Dimora's defense attorney William Whitaker, started his cross examination of FBI Special Agent Raymond Massie late Tuesday morning.
He confirmed that 44,000 phone conversations were taped during the investigation and that 16,000 involved Dimora.
Whitaker explored the FBI's ability to edit the recordings and play only portions to the jury. It appears he is also trying to separate Dimora's role as Commissioner from his role as chairman of the Democratic Party.
At times, Whitaker seemed unprepared and stumbled through his notes and questions, unable to find exhibits.
While Whitaker was cross-examining Agent Massie, Judge Lioi suggested Whitaker "focus in on the facts as opposed to the law."
Whitaker later sparred with prosecutors over his line of questioning. Whitaker asked about what constitutes an "official act" by a public official. His questions seem convoluted and have resulted in repeated objections from prosecutors and several admonitiions from Judge Sarah Lioi.
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Former Cuyahoga County employee Daniel Gallagher was sentenced to four years in prison today for engaging in a series of bribery conspiracies involving public officials, federal law enforcement officialsFull Story >
Former Cuyahoga County employee Daniel Gallagher was sentenced to four years in prison today for engaging in a series of bribery conspiracies involving public officials, federal law enforcement officials announced today.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 8:15 PM EST2013-12-05 01:15:23 GMT
One of the key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday. Full Story >
One of the key players in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal was sentenced Wednesday. Steven Pumper, the former CEO of DAS Construction, pleaded guilty to nine counts, including bribery. He was sentenced to eight yeas and one month in prison.
Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:25 AM EST2013-12-03 15:25:51 GMT
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by County Prosecutor's. Like 19 Action News on Facebook for the latest news, weather, sports and giveaways. CopyrightFull Story >
Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo are back in Federal prison after weeks of interrogation by Cuyahoga County Prosecutors.Full Story >
Thursday, November 7 2013 10:44 PM EST2013-11-08 03:44:10 GMT
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo. The cost has now topped $10,000. Dimora and Russo bothFull Story >
19 Action News found just how much it's costing Cuyahoga County taxpayers to hold convicted County Commissioners Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo.Full Story >
Monday, October 28 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-10-28 21:18:30 GMT
A key player in the county corruption scandal faces between four and five years in prison at her sentencing on Monday afternoon. Sandy Klimkowski, the former president of the Maple Heights School Board,Full Story >
A key player in the county corruption scandal faces between four and five years in prison at her sentencing on Monday afternoon. Sandy Klimkowski is the former president of the Maple Heights School Board.Full Story >
Thursday, October 10 2013 4:43 PM EDT2013-10-10 20:43:51 GMT
Dozen of charges have been filed against a woman who worked for the Cuyahoga County Weights and Measures Division. Investigators say Lisa Rogers repeatedly lied on time sheets. Lisa Rogers has been indictedFull Story >
A former Cuyahoga County weights-and-measures inspector has been indicted by a Grand Jury for filing false reports and bogus time cards, County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced on Thursday.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:40:00 GMT
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Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday," and Buckle Up Festival announced the complete schedule. Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:19:51 GMT
We'll have a warm and breezy afternoon with a sun and cloud mix and a high of 67 degrees. Find out when you'll start to feel those cold temperatures creep in on Wednesday.Full Story >
Temperatures soared into the mid 70s across the region amid loads of sunshine and a southwest breeze. Unfortunately, it won't last. Rain develops overnight with temperatures beginning a downward slide.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:05:49 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals have terminated the contract of center Kyle Cook, releasing him to free agency. Cook was with the Bengals from a 2007 practice squad assignment through the 2013 season. Cook playedFull Story >
Calling it a surprise, Kyle Cook says he still wants to play in the NFL after being released Tuesday by the Bengals.Full Story >