Thursday, August 16 2012 6:19 AM EDT2012-08-16 10:19:26 GMT
Don Godawa says his son Michael was murdered by an Elsmere police officer and he's now filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Michael Godawa was shot and killed on the night of June 23 as he drove his girlfriend'sFull Story >
Don Godawa says his son Michael was murdered by an Elsmere police officer and he's now filing a wrongful death lawsuit.Full Story >
Monday, August 13 2012 5:17 PM EDT2012-08-13 21:17:23 GMT
The parents of the 21-year-old man who died in June filed a lawsuit against an Elsmere officer on Monday. The lawsuit filed by Michael Godawa's parents claims that there was use of excessive force, batteryFull Story >
The parents of the 21-year-old man who died in June after a shooting by a police officer filed a lawsuit on Monday.Full Story >
Monday, June 25 2012 4:20 PM EDT2012-06-25 20:20:52 GMT
Police at the shooting scene
Early morning Saturday, The Elsmere Police Department reported an officer involved shooting. Officers confronted a person on the lot of Finish Line Bar and Restaurant ,in Elsmere, KY. It was during thatFull Story >
A man died after a shooting by a police officer by an Elsmere police officer early Saturday morning, but it's not clear if the death was caused by the shooting, or by a subsequent crash.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:37:13 GMT
Two hotel managers are riding their bikes from Cincinnati to Orlando for a good cause. Rick Kimmel and Tim Jones manage the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel on Goodman Drive. They are riding about 900 miles toFull Story >
Two hotel managers are riding their bikes from Cincinnati to Orlando for a good cause.Full Story >
The Commonwealth Attorney says the Elsmere police officer who shot and killed a 21-year-old man will not face charges because his use of deadly force is believed to be justified.
Police say Officer David Byrd went to the Finish Line to investigate a report of an intoxicated driver or an underage drinker in June 2012. Police say while being questioned by Byrd, Michael Godawa backed over Byrd's patrol bike and then struck the officer while driving out of the parking lot.
During his attempts to flee, police say Godawa refused commands to stop his vehicle so Officer Byrd fired one shot.
Godawa crashed into a utility police at Lytle and Dixie. He was taken to U.C. where he was pronounced dead.
Byrd was wearing a camera on his lapel during the incident. Rob Sanders says after reviewing the video, he concluded that Byrd was justified in the use of deadly force because he was trying to protect himself. "There's no probably cause that a crime was committed on the part of Officer Byrd. That he was being subjected to deadly physical force byMr. Godawa when Mr. Godawa struck him with his own vehicle and Officer Byrd was justified in his use of deadly physical force in self defense in firing one shot back at Mr. Godawa as he was being struck by his vehicle," said Sanders.
Eric Deters, the attorney for the Godawa family, admits that Godawa should have obeyed the officers command. "Michael Godawa shouldn't drive drunk. Michael Godawa should obey the police officer's command. He should do all those things," said Deters. "He did not deserve to die."
Officer Byrd is a two and a half year veteran of the Elsmere Police Department.
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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