Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:28:57 GMT
An inmate walks away from a Lebanon jail. Officers are asking the public to be on the look out for Stephen Ramey. Officers say Ramey walked away from the Lebanon Correction Institution just before noonFull Story >
SR 63 is shut down in Lebanon while police look for an inmate who escaped from the Lebanon Correctional Institution. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:07:34 GMT
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma. "We are prepared to lend our support when the time comes forFull Story >
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:00:59 GMT
Cincinnati remains front and center on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue ongoing hearings regarding the controversial targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt statuses. Members of the SenateFull Story >
Cincinnati remains front and center on Capitol Hill as lawmakers continue ongoing hearings regarding the controversial targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt statuses.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:50:56 GMT
Two men have been indicted on several drug charges for selling harmful intoxicants. Troy Wilson and Mohammed Hmeidan both face 35 counts of trafficking harmful intoxicants, permitting drug abuse and saleFull Story >
Two men have been indicted on several drug charges for selling harmful intoxicants.Full Story >
SANFORD, FL (RNN) - Defense attorneys for George Zimmerman will pursue a "Stand Your Ground" hearing in hopes of freeing the former neighborhood watch captain on second degree murder charges.
The outcome of the hearing will be decided by a judge without a jury present. Prosecutors said the hearing will function as a "mini-trial," and focus on whether Zimmerman, 28, reasonably believed he was in imminent danger at the hands of Trayvon Martin, 17.
Police on the scene declined to arrest Zimmerman after he admitted to shooting and killing Martin in February because they said evidence on the scene was consistent with a claim of self-defense.
Defense attorneys expect a "Stand Your Ground" hearing won't take place for several months.
"Preparing for the 'Stand Your Ground' hearing will require the same time and resources that would be necessary to prepare for trial," defense attorneys said in a press release. "It will take time to collect and submit reciprocal discovery, depose witnesses and experts and identify evidence to be submitted during the hearing."
Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law was passed in 2005. Most similar laws allow the use of deadly force when a person feels his or her life is in danger. However, Florida's law takes it a step further and allows deadly force to be used whenever a person feels his or her life is in danger - in public or private settings.
The law states specifically that "A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself."
However, the law's authors have said the law wouldn't apply to the Zimmerman case, since 911 recordings from the scene indicate he was following Martin before Zimmerman shot him.
Zimmerman has adamantly denied following Martin. Instead, he said he got out of his car to figure out what address he was at for the police dispatcher.
If a judge finds the "Stand Your Ground" defense credible, all "reasonable" court costs and attorneys fees will be reimbursed to Zimmerman. He will also receive compensation for lost income and be immune to further prosecution in the case.
If convicted, he could face life in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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