Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:29 GMT
Police were called to a fatal shooting in Madisonville Friday evening. It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-oldFull Story >
It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-old man was killed in the shooting. His identity has not yet been released.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:44:59 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straightFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched around a mistake to Cubs starter Scott Feldman and the Reds downed the Cubs 7-4.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:33:04 GMT
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate Fire Department received the Medal of Valor, whichFull Story >
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. On May 28, 1977, nearly 2,000 people were saved but over 150 people died in the blaze.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
WASHINGTON (RNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a small victory to the Obama Administration on Monday, ruling against key parts of the controversial Arizona immigration law.
The court agreed that three of the four provisions of the law are unconstitutional.
However, the court upheld the most controversial aspect of the law, allowing local law enforcement officers to attempt to verify the immigration status of a person who has been stopped or detained for violating other laws, including moving vehicle violations.
Police must have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. They cannot hold an individual without contacting federal immigration officials.
President Barack Obama said he was pleased with the court's decision, but was concerned about what the court left intact.
"No American should ever live under a cloud of suspicion just because of what they look like," he said, adding that Arizona police should not enforce the provision in a way that undermines civil rights, according to the Associated Press.
The court left the so-called "show us your papers" provision open to further challenges in lower courts, stating it could not be struck down without first playing out on the ground.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, in the majority opinion, sided mostly with the federal government's position that the Arizona law was invalid because federal immigration law trumps state law.
"The government of the United States has broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens," Kennedy wrote.
The state of Arizona had argued the law did not conflict with federal law, but matched it almost entirely, with the exception that it encouraged more frequent citizenship checks.
Justices struck down a part of the law that would have made non-compliance with federal immigration laws a misdemeanor and punish workers more severely for attempting to work illegally in the country.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared the ruling a victory for "all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens," despite the fact the majority of the law was struck down.
Brewer said in a statement the court upheld the heart of the law, and insisted the Obama administration had been dealt a loss.
She headed off possible backlash about the law's potential to promote racial profiling.
"Today's ruling does not mark the end of our journey," she said. "It can be expected that legal challenges to SB 1070 and the State of Arizona will continue."
Brewer posted a link to her PAC on her Facebook page less than 30 minutes after the ruling was announced, and solicited Facebook followers to sign a petition on her PAC's website.
"Yes, Governor Brewer, I will stand with you to Secure Our Border," the petition reads. "President Obama and the federal government has [sic] failed to do its job so we must stand united to protect America!"
The law was the strictest of its kind when it was enacted in 2010, and has inspired similar legislation in other states, including Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Illinois and Utah.
"State laws on immigration are required because the federal government has refused to enforce its own immigration policies," Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said in a statement. "We will analyze the Supreme Court opinion to see what potential effect it might have on the provisions of Alabama's law."
The author of the Arizona SB1070 law is Kris Kobach, a University of Missouri at Kansas City law professor. Kobach also authored Alabama's controversial immigration law, HB56.
told KCTV, "The bottom line is that the provision that they were most
worried about and the provision that they criticized heavily, the arrest
provision, is the one going forward and will be enforced in Arizona."
Kobach is currently Kansas Secretary of State and works for the Immigration Law Reform Institute in Washington.
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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