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) - This case is a little "inside baseball" but when you look at how shady it appears to be, it's no wonder so many people are questioning our current political system.
Here's the background. On Jan. 31, early voting began for the state of Ohio, including for the state Republican party, and among those elections slots for the state central committee.
Each SCC has an elected male and female representative from each of Ohio's 33 state Senate districts for a total of 66 elected representatives. They are elected every two years in the Ohio primary.
Could this position be less interesting? Well, here's where a very unsexy election in Ohio gets really messy. On Jan. 31, the early voting in Ohio began, but on Feb. 3 a motion was made by state committee member, Charlie Knight, for a new rule. The rule he proposed was that in order to be seated as on the GOP state committee, candidates would have to have voted in the last three consecutive primaries.
Who cried foul? Candidates in the State Central Committee race in District 14.
There are three guys running - Scott Nichols, the founder of the Clermont County Tea Party, Curt Hartman and Gregory Simpson.
Under this new rule, two of the three candidates could not be seated, which means only one candidate - Gregory Simpson - could win the seat.
An amendment was offered to make that rule take effect in 2014 which would give everyone involved the chance to comply with this new rule but that amendment was defeated.
Then, it was brought up that GOP bylaws require that all rule suspension/changes must have a 2/3rds majority of all members, that according to Article VIII, Section 1.
But not so says GOP State Spokesman Chris Maloney, who says a simple majority is all that is need if written notice is given 10 days in advance.
So what happened? The motion passed by simple majority of 29 to 28.
But the big question, how can the GOP believe that it is appropriate to make a rule change after early voting has started that would keep 2 out of 3 candidates in a race from being seated?
"I think the timing could not be more appropriate seeing that the people are selecting candidates who will determine how 10's of millions of dollars are spent in the most important of our lifetime," said Maloney.
What Maloney said is technically untrue because allowing you to go to the ballot and vote for your candidate does not mean that you are selecting the candidate. If two of the three candidates will not be seated, then you are just going through the motions.
The bottom-line, Maloney says it is important that Republicans are leading Republicans and questions why these two candidates didn't vote in past primaries. Well, that may be a good question, but it doesn't change the fact that the rule was changed after early voting had already started.
The reality is this isn't about the candidates as much as its really about the voter it's not much of an race when only one candidate is allowed to win. In that case, what's the point of voting?
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 >