With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says he's determined to return to duty.Full Story >
In a story May 19 about a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officer shot in a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the officer's last name. He is Officer...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 1:04 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:04:03 GMT
Baoku Moses, the founder of Positive Image Arts, LLC, was born and raised in Nigeria. In 2002, he made his way to the United States but he started his Afro-Beat career in 1997 shortly after the passingFull Story >
Learn more about this Cincinnati drummer who performed on the FOX19 Morning News on Monday.Full Story >
The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions, setting up a high-stakes debate on the Senate floor.Full Story >
Senators working on a bipartisan immigration bill have agreed to require fingerprinting when foreigners leave the country through any of the nation's 30 busiest airports.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:45 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:45:09 GMT
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced on Monday that the Committee will hold a hearing on political targeting at the Internal Revenue Service next Wednesday. "TheFull Story >
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., announced on Monday that the Committee will hold a hearing on political targeting at the Internal Revenue Service next Wednesday. Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Talk about a virtual vigilante group - a newly revamped website let's people blow the whistle on suspected undocumented immigrants for the World Wide Web to see.
With illegalalienreport.com, people can anonymously report someone they think is in the United States illegally. They can post names, pictures and even addresses, and while the founder says he's put filters in place, the website is raising some serious legal and safety concerns.
"No one had built a site for posting illegal aliens on the Internet before," said George O'Brien, the creator of the site, over the phone. He told CBS 5 News the site supposed to be a last resort when law enforcement doesn't do its job.
"If they want to hold them honest by, you know, posting what - you know, their complaint online, then that's when we want them to come to this site," he said.
One report for a Phoenix man lists his name, the year he was born, his address, even his kids' names. We paid a visit to the home, and while the man's family didn't want to go on camera, they told us he has since moved to New York - along with his green card.
"These people don't know if someone is here without documents," said attorney Daniel Ortega. He says while a site like this could open itself up to liability, there's a bigger problem than just a legal one.
"This simply promotes hate and it promotes racial profiling on the basis of the color of skin," he said.
"I don't really want it to be like a hate-mongering thing, I just want it to be like a thing where, in fact we even, with that checking the filter, we've gone to great lengths to keep, like, racist speech out of the website," O'Brien said.
O'Brien says he even welcomes undocumented immigrants to share their stories. CBS 5 News asked why someone would do that if the site is dedicated to getting them arrested.
"If they were here illegally right now, they probably wouldn't want to, but, if they used to be illegal they might want to," O'Brien said.
At least two members of Congress went on Twitter on Tuesday to publicly denounce the website. Meanwhile, O'Brien says he hopes to expand the site soon to include reporting crimes outside of immigration.
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Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
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