Thursday, April 24 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:17:36 GMT
Heather Schreck was asleep around midnight in her Hebron home when a voice startled her. "All of a sudden, I heard what sounded like a man's voice but I was asleep so I wasn't sure," Heather said. DisorientedFull Story >
A Hebron couple were terrified when a hacker hijacked their baby's monitor in the middle of the night.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:10:30 GMT
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon claiming sexual assault. The Reds reliever, turning heads this season with his performance as a starter, now faces distractionsFull Story >
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon claiming sexual assault.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:37:48 GMT
In the barns on the backside of Churchill Downs, you will often find animals, such as cats or even roosters around the horses to help keep them calm. Full Story >
In the barns on the backside of Churchill Downs, you will often find animals, such as cats or even roosters around the horses to help keep them calm. But in the Vance Barn, where Oaks contender Kiss Moon is stabled you will find a goat. Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 01:34:28 GMT
Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who...Full Story >
Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a...Full Story >
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A mother of three is looking at spending at least the next 20 years in prison for what she describes as "standing her ground."
It's a case that's just starting to make national news -- given the similarities to the Trayvon Martin case.
How are the two cases similar? Marissa Alexander's family claims that she was protecting and defending herself on her own property.
Alexander, 31, who is a licensed weapons holder, says she took a stand against her abusive husband at their home 2 years ago and now she's being punished.
Her father, Raoul Jenkins, who lives in Columbia, says he didn't know half of what was going on with his oldest daughter in Jacksonville, Florida until she went on trial for her life.
"She told me why she did not tell me or her brother, which is my oldest son here in Columbia, because we would have went down there," Jenkins said.
According to court documents, Alexander's husband, Rico Gray, had a history of domestic violence toward her and other women. They were married in mid-May. Jenkins says he went down in June to get her to move out.
"I told her at that time, 'Marissa, if I'm coming down there, this is it, you make sure you press charges because he has no business -- no man should hit a woman. Make sure you press charges because I'm not going to run back and forth to Jacksonville because you're going back to him. I don't want that to happen,'" Jenkins said.
Unbeknownst to him, Alexander says the abuse continued. In August 2010, another incident happened. This time, fearing for her life, she got her gun from her glove compartment and fired a warning shot in her ceiling. No one was hurt, but she was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
"When you're the abuser and you turn around and make the victim the bad guy and when the system allows that to happen, that's a sad story," Jenkins said.
Alexander's stepmother, Karen Jenkins, says she doesn't know why stand your ground is not a valid defense.
"If [George] Zimmerman, who killed someone -– an unarmed innocent child -– and was given that right, why couldn't someone that had documented in the system, been abused, said she was fearful of her life, why was she denied that right?" Karen said.
A judge said Alexander had other options and could have escaped out of a window or front door and she did not have to fire that shot.
"The whole family was devastated," Karen said.
Alexander had a protection order out against her husband that was active at the time of incident. She was supposed to be sentenced Monday for the aggravated assault charges, but the judge delayed it since her attorney has filed motions for a new trial.
Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 GMT
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.Full Story >
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:09:45 GMT
Multiple individuals are in police custody after warrants were served at several Northside businesses. Authorities were called to the 4200 block of Hamilton Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Several individualsFull Story >
Multiple individuals are in police custody after warrants were served at several Northside businesses.Full Story >
Thursday, April 24 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:02:31 GMT
Police in Dayton, Ky. are looking for a missing 2-year-old girl who is believed to be with her grandfather. The child was reported missing at 8 p.m. Thursday. Police are not expecting to issue an AmberFull Story >
Police in Dayton, Ky. are looking for a missing 2-year-old girl who is believed to be with her grandfather.Full Story >