Thursday, August 21 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:59:31 GMT
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:54:48 GMT
Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...Full Story >
The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:18:52 GMT
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness. The grant will serve approximately 2,300 homeless and at-risk veteranFull Story >
A grant from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs awards more than $8.6 million to 24 counties in Ohio aiming to prevent homelessness.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 12:44:06 GMT
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies. The board cited antitrust regulatory considerationsFull Story >
Officials from Family Dollar says the discount chain's Board of Directors has unanimously rejected a proposal made by Dollar General to merge the companies.Full Story >
Maricopa County prosecutors want a court-ordered HIV test for a former police officer accused of having sex with two teens boys.
Former Phoenix police detective Chris Wilson appeared in court today. Wilson was arrested in August for having sex with a 14-year-old and 17-year-old that he met through his position as the liaison officer to the LGBT community.
The judge will hear arguments on the HIV testing at a future hearing. The defense is asking the accusers to submit to tests as well.
In another development in the Wilson case, CBS 5 News has obtained a document that outlines concerns about Wilson's professional performance long before his arrest. [Click here to read the full document (PDF)]
Shortly after Wilson was arrested there were rumblings that Wilson had been having problems as the LGBT liaison for a couple of years. It was rumored that his sergeant documented those problems but felt powerless to do anything.
CBS 5 News tried to get those documents but our public records request was denied. The city cited an ongoing investigation. But through a verified source, CBS 5 News obtained the documentation a few weeks ago.
In a 22-page memo written by Wilson's immediate supervisor, Sgt. Mark Schweikert tells the story of a rogue detective who should have been reigned in, perhaps even replaced as the LGBT liaison.
In the memo Schweikert writes that he told his commander it was difficult to supervise Wilson because of interference from openly gay City Councilman Tom Simplot and out Assistance Chief Tracy Montgomery.
Schweikert writes that Wilson made it known that Simplot was his work out buddy. At one point Schweikert writes that he felt Simplot was using his position to influence and intimidate him to not take supervisory action against Wilson, even though a host of citizen's in the LGBT community complained about Wilson.
Throughout the document Schweikert details one example after another where Montgomery allegedly pulled rank and made decisions that protected Wilson even though she was not in his chain of command.
The document, if true, raises questions about whether, if managed properly, Wilson might have eventually been removed as the LGBT liaison and not have met the boys he's accused of victimizing.
It's important to point out that the memo is only the account as document by Schweikert.
The document is in the hands of city leaders and the accusations are being investigated by the city Equal Opportunity Department as part of a hostile work environment complaint filed by Schweikert.
The police department said they would not comment until that investigation is over.
Simplot's assistant said he would be happy to address the accusations but he is out of the country until late Tuesday night.
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Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >