Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:00 AM EST2013-12-11 12:00:18 GMT
Holiday decorations are lighting-up neighborhoods across the Tri-State. But there's an ugly side: 15,000 people across the country were injured by decorations during last year's holiday season alone. TheFull Story >
Holiday decorations are lighting-up neighborhoods across the Tri-State. But there's an ugly side: 15,000 people across the country were injured by decorations during last year's holiday season alone.Full Story >
Wednesday, November 9 2011 11:32 AM EST2011-11-09 16:32:53 GMT
Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno released a statement Wednesday announcing he will retire at the end of the season.Full Story >
(RNN) – The defense for Jerry Sandusky rested their case Wednesday, without their client testifying and responding to the child sexual abuse charges against him.
Defense attorney Joe Amendola told ABC News Sandusky wanted to take the stand but was overruled. The final decision came after the former Penn State football coach and his legal team left the courtroom to discuss the matter and make the final decision.
With no testimony, prosecutors did not get the chance to question the man accused of 51 counts of sex abuse against 10 boys. Final statements from the prosecution and defense are expected to be finished by Thursday, then the jury will deliberate.
On Tuesday, CBS reported Sandusky planned to take the stand in his own defense. The report stated Sandusky would be the final witness for the defense.
Sandusky's wife, Dottie Sandusky, testified Tuesday. She said she never saw her husband engage in any inappropriate actions with the boys who visited their home and stayed overnight.
Prior to Dottie Sandusky's testimony, Amendola questioned investigators, asking them what details they shared among the alleged victims during interviews.
On Monday, prosecutors subpoenaed unaired footage of an interview Sandusky gave to NBC's Bob Costas.
In the interview, Sandusky said he believed character references would come to his defense, specifically kids he helped in the past.
Costas asked if it were possible Sandusky could have helped one child without doing anything appropriate while still doing something "objectionable" with others.
His answer seemed to indicate a possible confession.
"I would guess there would be many young people who would come forward and say that my methods and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life," Sandusky responded.
"I didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that I've helped. There are many who I didn't have – I hardly had any contact with who I have helped in many, many ways."
The prosecution could play the unreleased portion of the interview during rebuttals to testimony. The defense could conclude its case by Wednesday, with closing arguments coming Thursday.
Sandusky has been charged with 51 criminal counts related to alleged inappropriate relationships and sexual abuse between him and young boys in a 15-year span. The former assistant coach is accused of using his charity – The Second Mile – to meet his victims.
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Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >
Monday, December 9 2013 9:30 PM EST2013-12-10 02:30:09 GMT
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles. It was found wrapped up in a note that said it was from: 'Someone who lovesFull Story >
Over the weekend in Owensboro, officials with the Salvation Army were thrilled to find a gold coin in one of their red kettles.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:07 PM EST2013-12-11 04:07:18 GMT
A contract for services between the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Colerain Township is no more. Six deputies dedicated to patrolling the township under the contract will now be reassigned. TheFull Story >
A contract for services between the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Colerain Township is no more.Full Story >
A search is on in the mountains of rural northwestern Nevada for a couple and four children who went to play in the snow Sunday and haven't returned.Full Story >
A desperate search for a couple and four children missing for two days in the below-zero cold of Nevada's rugged mountains turned jubilant Tuesday when rescuers guided in part by cellphone signals and footprints in the...Full Story >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:30 PM EST2013-12-10 20:30:56 GMT
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The animals enjoyed a snow day on Tuesday at the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo release a video today of the Savanna the Cheetah enjoying a couple inches of snow. Savannah and her dog friend Max enjoyed theFull Story >
The animals enjoyed a snow day on Tuesday at the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo release a video today of the Savanna the Cheetah enjoying the snow with her dog friend Max.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 10 2013 10:13 PM EST2013-12-11 03:13:24 GMT
As the snow began to fall Tuesday morning, frustration settled in for many parents of students in the Cincinnati Public School system. CPS was one of the many schools that decided to stay open. "I sawFull Story >
As the snow began to fall Tuesday morning, frustration settled in for many parents of students in the Cincinnati Public School system.Full Story >
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