Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:29 GMT
Police were called to a fatal shooting in Madisonville Friday evening. It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-oldFull Story >
It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-old man was killed in the shooting. His identity has not yet been released.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:44:59 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straightFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched around a mistake to Cubs starter Scott Feldman and the Reds downed the Cubs 7-4.Full Story >
The new CBS drama Vegas has just been upped for another season.
The show follows Dennis Quaid as the rancher and lawman tries to keep the mob in line in the 1960s.
CBS 5 News talked with a mob insider for his take on the Vegas he remembers from back in the day.
Vegas is nostalgic in many ways and for one former mob insider, it's reminiscent of an indulgent time when gangsters ran the show.
"It's 15 years before my Vegas episode," Jon D'Amore said.
D'Amore is the author of The Boss Always Sits in the Back and comes from a family of old Jersey mobsters.
In the 1970s, before there was Atlantic City, they came cross-country for a piece of the Vegas pie.
"When the plane would land in Vegas, everyone would applaud," D'Amore said. "You get that feeling... that excitement."
Roped into his first trip to Sin City by his godfather, D'Amore was soon wrapped up in a multi-million dollar scam that changed the way gamblers qualify for credit lines at casinos.
"Now they don't build cities like Las Vegas because the odds say you're going to win," D'Amore said.
Casinos used to give $25,000 lines sight unseen, paying for flights, rooms and entertainment to East Coast mobsters they hoped to fleece money from. It went the other way.
"Every time you went there, you were given $25,000 and told to go lose it. That was all part of the scam," D'Amore said.
It played out on the craps table. D'Amore said he always bet and lost opposite a partner who always countered and won. They had 10 guys who'd bring in a quarter of a million dollars in a weekend for the mob off borrowed money.
"I had only one mission: bet the pass line, back it up - that was it, so I really couldn't screw anything up," D'Amore said.
Then someone got drunk and talked. D'Amore got booted. The guy who talked got the ultimate punishment.
"He wound up... floating in his hot tub," D'Amore said.
D'Amore said while the new fall drama isn't completely authentic, at least it's a slice of history.
"It's made for TV, and it's made for America," D'Amore said.
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.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 >
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 leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling a load of drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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