Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:27:37 GMT
By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI (AP) - Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the CincinnatiFull Story >
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Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:06:38 GMT
A view of the Brent Spence Bridge from Covington. FOX19 file photo
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The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ruled that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume on May 5.Full Story >
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GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -
It has all the makings of Hollywood movie: sex, blackmail and Facebook. A bizarre story with unexpected twists and turns.
The main character: Kwanda Carpenter, 33 and a bus driver for Bessemer City High School.
Gaston County Police say Carpenter went to the school's resource officer last week, claiming two students were trying to extort money from her through social media.
"Blackmailing her through Facebook messages for 60 dollars," said Sgt. Josh Hamlin.
But Hamlin started to investigate, "as they like to say, there was more to the story," he recalled.
Much more, in fact.
Police tell WBTV Carpenter was being blackmailed for having sexual contact with two 17 year-old male students.
The incident, they say, happened in Carpenter's car late one night last fall.
"She picked them up in car at 10 o'clock one night in October...took them to a dead end in street had sexual contact with them in her vehicle and then took them back home," Hamlin said.
While Hamlin says he's investigated his fair share of inappropriate relationships between school staff and students -- this case is a first for him.
"This is the first time in 17 years of law enforcement I've had the alleged victims try to extort or blackmail the alleged suspect," he said.
But it's the manner in which the students allegedly blackmailed Carpenter that Hamlin said should serve as a warning to teens.
"Everybody uses Facebook and I don't know why they think Facebook is private or that people aren't going to find out about because it's not," he said.
Hamlin wouldn't comment on if they are still investigating Carpenter, only that the case is now closed. He also told WBTV there are no prior incidents of this kind involving Carpenter.
She now faces a felony sex offense charge and the two 17 year old students are charged with blackmail.
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Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:31:13 GMT
The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday to honor the legacy of the legendary Hall of Famer. For the sixth consecutive year, all players and on-fieldFull Story >
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Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
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Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:59:08 GMT
Hamilton Police are alerting residents, saying that a new ‘very aggressive' scam is targeting the area. Officers say that a resident has recently received a letter bearing a Canadian postmark. InsideFull Story >
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Wednesday, April 16 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-04-16 12:18:20 GMT
FOX19 will debut a brand new set Wednesday morning on the FOX19 Morning News. The new set, built by the FX Design Group, is a one-of-a-kind creation; there is no set like it in the world. The highlightFull Story >
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