Wednesday, November 28 2012 6:21 AM EST2012-11-28 11:21:53 GMT
Cincinnati Police shot and killed 19-year-old Dontez O'Neal last Wednesday night when an undercover drug sting went bad. Tuesday, the Hamilton County Coroner released details of exactly how O'Neal died.Full Story >
Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco said the bullet killing Dontez O'Neal penetrated the heart and traveled through the body. Full Story >
Friday, November 23 2012 5:15 PM EST2012-11-23 22:15:43 GMT
Cincinnati police are revealing more details into Wednesday night's officer involved shooting which left a drug suspect dead. The gunfire grew out of an undercover drug investigation where narcotics officersFull Story >
Cincinnati police are revealing more details into Wednesday night's officer involved shooting which left a drug suspect dead.Full Story >
Friday, November 23 2012 3:45 PM EST2012-11-23 20:45:49 GMT
Robert Mathews, 23, appeared in court on Friday with his arm in a sling. The injury comes after Cincinnati police conducted an undercover drug bust Mathews was reportedly involved in on Wednesday evening. AuthoritiesFull Story >
During the press conference, Orlando Smith was identified as the officer who fired shots at the suspects. Both Mathews and Dontez O'Neal, 19, were hit.Full Story >
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.Full Story >
The Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups told Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her...Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:58:14 GMT
The Ohio Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Ryan Widmer for a fourth trial. Widmer is serving a 15 years to life sentence for killing his wife, Sarah, in the bathtub of the couple's Hamilton TownshipFull Story >
The Ohio Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from Ryan Widmer for a fourth trial.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:21 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:21:28 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manFull Story >
The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a man in custody while conducting "official duties," spokesman Dave Couvertier told NBC News. In a WESH interview, a friend identified the deceased as Ibragim Todashev, 27.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati Police are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the third as-yet-unknown suspect that threatened a Cincinnati cop during an undercover drug bust that left one man dead.
Back on November 21, police say they planned to go undercover in Avondale and make a pre-arranged purchase of heroin from the suspects.
But the buy turned bad when the narcotics agents tried to arrest the seller. The three suspects involved attempted to flee the scene in a car driven by Dontez O'Neal, 19.
Police say O'Neal quickly backed his car into the front of a stopped squad car, causing his airbags to deploy.
Moments later, police say O'Neal, armed with a 45-caliber pistol, shot at Officer Orlando Smith.
Officer Smith shot O'Neal four times, killing him. Once in the head, twice in the shoulder, and the fatal shot to the left side of the chest. O'Neal also suffered a laceration to his right forearm.
One of the other suspects, Robert Matthews, was shot in the arm. He was taken to the hospital for treatment and then booked into jail.
At his court appearance, Matthews claimed he didn't have a weapon at the time of the shooting.
The third suspect was shot at twice and is still at large. Now, police are putting money down to find him.
Police say their investigation so far indicates the shooting was justified.
Ozie Davis, Executive Director of the Avondale Comprehensive Development Corporation, agrees, "Everything was going as it was supposed to go until you don't stop, you resist arrest, you take a car and bang it into the police officer's car and that causes the police officers to have to protect themselves."
Police said the camera in Officer Smith's car didn't record any of the shooting.
"His in-car camera was working earlier in the tour. It was not working. It was not even powered on at that time," said Assistant Chief James Whalen. "In his interview Friday, he turned it on and tested it as procedure, and it was working fine. He has no knowledge why it was off. I can tell you from history that happens to us all the time, unfortunately".
On Monday, FOX19's Dave Culbreth sat down with Dontez O'Neal's mother and showed her the police press conference.
"Looking at the video, that's sounds ridiculous to me that the police camera stopped working," said Anternitia O'Neal. "I mean, I've never heard of the police camera not working, especially if you're calling yourself doing some type of drug bust. There isn't any way that camera stopped working. So, that shows that he wasn't doing his job when he got in the police cruiser. And, how many police cars were on the scene? What happened to their cameras?"
The shooting is now the subject of three separate investigations.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3040.
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 >
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 >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:06:35 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:42:17 GMT
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday. Kara Perkins agreed to go along when one of her friends said she neededFull Story >
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.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 >
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 >
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