Police say suspected Maoist rebels attacked a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25 others.Full Story >
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Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:21:50 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty in the department's 150-year history was ambushed, possibly from a hilltop, according to the Jefferson County Coroner'sFull Story >
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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -
A "motion to suppress" hearing for Sarah Jones and her mother, Cheryl, was held Friday in a Kenton County courtroom.
The focus of the hearing was to decide whether or not the judge who signed the search warrant that enabled the prosecution to obtain text messages between Jones and the alleged teenage victim had a 'conflict of interest' in the case.
Sarah Jones, the former Ben-Gal cheerleader and high school teacher, is accused of having sex with one of her teenage students. Her mother, Cheryl, is charged with tampering with evidence.
When Judge Ken Easterling took the stand he denied any personal contact with the alleged victim.
"The first time that I've ever spoken or seen [the alleged victim] was three months after I signed the search warrant in this case," Easterling testified.
The teen argued that wasn't true. He testified he had been to Easterling's home, that he was friends with his son, and even that the son gave him the judge's personal cell phone number to contact him about getting a traffic ticket thrown out.
"He said that he'd take care of it for me and get rid of it, get it off my record," the alleged victim told the court. The teen also testified that he talked on the phone and texted the judge directly concerning the traffic ticket.
Easterling denied ever seeing his own texts show up on any cell phone records of the alleged victim.
The judge not only denied contact with the teen, but he also denied that any other personal contacts may have influenced his impartiality when signing off on the text message warrant.
"I'm a judge sitting on the District Court," Easterling said. "People don't just wander up to me and talk to me about criminal cases … specifically this case with Dixie."
"I couldn't see how he would have been the one to sign for my [text] messages," the teen told the prosecution.
When the prosecution asked why, the teen responded, "To my knowledge I thought you had to be neutral to the case to where you couldn't know the defendant or the alleged victim."
Jones was indicted back in March for first degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic devices to solicit illegal activity.
She could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Recently prosecutors revealed in a motion that Jones allegedly sent a text message to the student telling him to "deny everything." Sarah Jones' attorney then filed a motion to keep text message information sealed.
She is maintaining her innocence. Jones' official trial date is set for Oct. 10.
Cheryl Jones was the principal at Twenhofel Middle school. She has also pleaded not guilty.
There was no decision Friday from Judge Patricia Summe.
If she decides Easterling should never have issued the search warrant in the first place, the question becomes whether the prosecution has enough of a case left to try and convict Sarah Jones.
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Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
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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 >
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 >
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The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull 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 >
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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 >