Thursday, July 31 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:06:26 GMT
An international team of investigators in eastern Ukraine on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 for the first time.Full Story >
As fighting raged in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday reached the crash site of the Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and got a first look at where it was brought down by a missile two weeks ago.Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:04:58 GMT
Good afternoon Tri-State! We are experiencing a warm up today, after a few days of chilly weather. Highs will be in the 80s. And Mayor Cranley introduced his nominee Harry Black to Cincinnati residentsFull Story >
Good afternoon Tri-State! Here are today's top stories to read during your lunch hour. Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:42:40 GMT
Cincinnati residents will hear from Mayor John Cranley's pick for the role of city manager during a news conference Thursday morning. On Wednesday, the mayor tweeted his support for Harry Black, the currentFull Story >
Mayor John Cranley's nominee for city manager was introduced to Cincinnati residents Thursday.Full Story >
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -
A former Beng-Gal and Dixie Heights High School teacher will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to charges in the student-sex case against her.
Sarah Jones, 26, admitted in court Monday to having sex with a 17-year-old student. She pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, and custodial interference, a Class D felony. However, she received felony diversion, meaning that in five years, it will not be on her record.
As part of the deal, she will not serve any jail time, she will not have to register as a sex offender, she is never allowed to teach again and the text messages between Jones and the teen will be sealed by the court.
"Steamy? They were steamy. They were steamy. I've teased Sarah about them because I had to read them," Jones' Attorney Eric Deters said of the text messages.
Jones was indicted on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor in sexual or other prohibited acts in March. The charges stem from an investigation at Dixie Heights High School in November.
"Sarah Jones has pled guilty to a felony offense. Number two, Sarah Jones has agreed to never even apply or accept any teaching or coaching job in her lifetime," said Special Prosecutor Harry Rothgerber.
Jones stepped down from her position teaching English to Dixie Heights High School freshman when the investigation began in November citing "personal reasons." The case was scheduled to go to trial on Wednesday.
FOX19 legal analyst Mike Allen says the outcome would have been very different if the roles were reversed with a male teacher and female student.
"Big time prison. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, it would've been five years on each charge and I think the person would've gotten every day of five years. Not to excuse it, but it's just the way it is and it's not going to change anytime soon. But it is somewhat of a double standard," said Allen.
Sarah's mother, former Twenhofel Middle School principal Cheryl Armstrong Jones, also pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of tampering with evidence. She admitted to the judge that she sent the teen a text message telling him to get rid of his phone.
FOX19's Tricia Macke will sit down with Sarah Jones and her boyfriend, Cody York, for an exclusive interview that will air this weekend.
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The dismantling of the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion has begun at Kings Island. There is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down. Full Story >
The dismantling of the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion has begun at Kings Island. There is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down.Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:49:41 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:33:54 GMT
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Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is not quiet when it comes to his feelings on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, and how it has affected his county. This week, he sent an open letter to the presidentFull Story >
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones is not quiet when it comes to his feelings on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, and how it has affected his county. On Thursday, residents of Butler County who disagree with the Sheriff's actions will hold a rally outside of the Butler County Jail.Full Story >
Wednesday, February 5 2014 2:56 PM EST2014-02-05 19:56:29 GMT
This accident was on Interstate 71.
After an ice and snow storm, temperatures will fall Wednesday night. Tonight's forecast low is 12 degrees with mostly cloudy skies, according to the National Weather Service. Thursday will see partly sunnyFull Story >
After an ice and snow storm, temperatures will fall Wednesday night.Full Story >
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