Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:02 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:02:50 GMT
Three people escaped an overnight fire in Price Hill. It happened in the 700 block of Mt. Hope Avenue around 11:30 Tuesday night. When fire crews arrived, there was heavy fire in the back of the twoFull Story >
Fire crews knocked the fire down in 20 minutes. They stayed on scene for another 40 minutes putting our hot spots.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:00:21 GMT
From thousands of miles away, pilots here in the U.S. fly drones on missions overseas every day. Air Force researchers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base are now studying whether they can get drone operatorsFull Story >
From thousands of miles away, pilots here in the U.S. fly drones on missions overseas every day. Air Force researchers at Wright Patterson Air Force Base are now studying whether they can get drone operators to fly five or six at a time, they tell FOX19 exclusively.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:00:20 GMT
If you watch the show, you probably know I have a lot of connections to Japan. I'm half Japanese and spent most of my school years in Japan. However, the tri-state has many connections as well. I foundFull Story >
Rob looks at the cultural connection between Cincinnati and Rob's native land of Japan.Full Story >
Widmer, 31, is serving a 15 years to life sentence for killing his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of their home in 2008.
Widmer's attorneys made two appeals in the case. In the first appeal, attorney Michele Berry argued that several mistakes were made throughout the investigation. She said authorities should not have seized the bathtub where Sarah Widmer drowned, and that one of the prosecution's witnesses during the third trial gave testimony on fingerprints and forearm smears on the bathtub that was based on junk science.
The bathtub was seized from the home on Aug. 13, 2008, five days after Sarah's death. His attorneys filed a motion to suppress just days before the second trial, but it was denied for not being filed in a timely fashion.
During the third trial, the defense objected when prosecutors submitted the tub as evidence.
Widmer's attorneys argued that "the 'latent fingerprints' provision of the search warrant is overly broad in nature and does not authorize the seizure of the bathtub. Widmer contends the bathtub was an item officers knew existed prior to requesting the warrant to search the home, and, as such, should have been specifically listed in the warrant as an item to be searched and seized."
The appeals court said they found the argument to be "without merit" and that "the police had probable cause to associate the bathtub, and the markings found therein, as the instrument used to drown Sarah."
The defense also argued about senior criminalist William Hillard's testimony about body part impressions found in the tub.
Hillard testified that a fingerprint in the tub were made by a person of small stature, like a child, a female, or small male, and there was a forearm print from an adult male. However, the defense said this was outside of Hillard's area of expertise. The appeals court ruled, "We do not find that the trial court abused its discretion in admitting Hillard's testimony about the forearm impression and fingertip markings."
The appeal also argued that the trial court failed to instruct the jury on all lesser-included offenses of murder reasonably adduced by the evidence, and that his conviction is based on insufficient evidence.
"After review of the record, we cannot say the trier of fact clearly lost its way and created such a manifest miscarriage of justice that the conviction must be reversed," the appeals court ruled. "The state presented testimony and evidence from which the jury could have found the essential elements of murder proven beyond a reasonable doubt."
Berry made a second appeal last month that centered around Jeff Braley, the lead detective in the case. Braley is accused of lying on his application for the Hamilton Township Police Department.
The court has not ruled on that appeal yet, and there is no word on when that ruling will come.
Widmer was convicted after three trials. A conviction in the first trial was overturned due to juror misconduct and a second trial ended in a hung jury.
Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell released the following statement:
"The Warren County Prosecutor's Office is very satisfied with today's decision and we believe the 12th District Court of Appeals, like the trial court, reached the correct result."
Berry maintains Widmer's innocence and said she will take the case to the Ohio Supreme Court.
"We're disappointed, but we're more motivated than ever," said Berry.
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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. 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 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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