Saturday, May 25 2013 9:52 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:52:50 GMT
Memorial Day weekend began with a violent 24 hours in the City of Cincinnati. Two people were killed and three others wounded in four separate shootings. Despite the recent gunfire, the faith communityFull Story >
Memorial Day weekend began with a violent 24 hours in the City of Cincinnati. Two people were killed and three others wounded in four separate shootings. Despite the recent gunfire, the faith community delivered a message of hope.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:45 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:45:47 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Another 60 people were rescued in two different neighborhoods in Bexar County, according to county spokeswoman Laura Jesse. Three people were rescued from the top of roofs.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:09:34 GMT
A group of concerned Tri-State residents joined a national movement on Saturday regarding genetically engineered foods and the seed giant Monsanto. "March Against Monsanto" organizers say they're callingFull Story >
"March Against Monsanto" organizers say they're calling attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the companies that produce it.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-05-26 01:04:09 GMT
(RNN) - Two-year-old girls rule the world. If you in any way doubt that statement, you obviously do not have nor have ever had a 2-year-old girl. One thing that Matt Clarke made abundantly clear in a video heFull Story >
Two-year-old girls rule the world. If you in any way doubt that statement, you obviously do not have nor have ever had a 2-year-old girl.Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:26:42 GMT
Police responded to a fatal shooting in Millvale on Saturday afternoon. It happened in the 3000 block of Bowling Green Court around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found Quentin Snell, 21, inside a vehicleFull Story >
It happened in the 3000 block of Bowling Green Court around 1 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found Quentin Snell, 21, inside a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was taken to a nearby hospital.Full Story >
Former Mason high school gym teacher Stacy Schuler is enjoying the holidays as a free woman after spending just one year of a four year sentence in prison.
Schuler was convicted of having sex with five of her students.
Last year, former St. Dominic school teacher Matthew Hermann was sentenced to 26 years in prison for sex crimes involving two girls who were students.
These cases and others beg the question: Is there a bias in the way male and female defendants are treated in our criminal justice system?
Schuler, Hermann and Sarah Jones are all former area teachers who were convicted of sexual offenses involving their students, but their punishments were vastly different. The question of gender bias depends on who you ask.
FOX19 Legal Analyst Mike Allen says yes. "There is most definitely gender bias in sentencing for sex offenses between men and women," he said.
Allen says the bias is most striking when it comes to teachers charged with having sex with their students.
"Its been documented, even in the federal system where you have federal guidelines," he said. "There is still that disparity. Its something that we're seeing more and more of. The female teachers usually get probation or next to no jail time and the male teachers almost always go to prison. There is a huge disparity."
Allen says the disparity favors women. "If you're a male teacher and you have sex with a 15 year-old or a 14 year-old they're going to put you under the prison there's no question about it. When the roles are reversed there's usually a good shot at probation or a very light sentence."
Criminal defense attorney Mark Krumbein says that's not necessarily so.
"If you look at Stacy Schuler's case you have five victims. These are high school boys 17 and 18 year olds. I think in that case the judge gave a few years in prison, but let her out after one year, but I would say that would be a fair sentence," he said.
Krumbein says Matthew Hermann's case was a different story.
"That also was a fair sentence. He got 26 years," he said. "He was grooming these girls....they're just 12 to 14 years old. He's having them text pictures of their genitals over the Internet to him. He's grooming them for two or three years so I think you can see some important distinctions that really aren't based on the gender of the defendant they're really based on how bad how bad the acts of the defendant."
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.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 >
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 >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.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 >