The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.Full Story >
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:54:57 GMT
Simon Cowell will be surrounded by women when THE X FACTOR returns for its third season this fall on FOX. Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Rowland and international pop star Paulina Rubio join him andFull Story >
It will be the beauties and the Brit this season on the X Factor.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:47:32 GMT
The Cincinnati Fire Department is on the scene of an house fire in the 1600 block of State Avenue. Crews reported flames coming from the second story. FOX19 crews on the scene say the house has beenFull Story >
The home was vacant but neighbors told investigators that a squatter had been staying in the building. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:46:27 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:35 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:35:24 GMT
The American Red Cross is accepting donations to aid in their response. Donations can be made a www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999. To donate $10 to the Salvation Army, text 80888 or visitFull Story >
Here are ways to help victims of the Moore, OK tornado.Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
The Baseline Killer was violent and twisted - nine murders and eight rapes.
Mark Goudeau was also smart and strategic. He left few clues. But in one case, detectives said he got greedy, taking a crime scene trophy that would eventually crack their 13-month-long investigation.
"They needed someone," Goudeau said in an exclusive interview. "I was the perfect person. I lived in the neighborhood. 'Oh, he's black. Oh, he's an ex-con. We can use him. Ain't nobody going to believe him 'cause he's an ex-con.'"
Goudeau spoke from behind bars in the only television interview he'll ever do. Goudeau insists he was framed.
"There's nothing linking me to these crimes," Goudeau said. "Nothing. They couldn't place a gun in my hand. They couldn't place no damn bullet, or whatever, in my hand."
Indeed, detectives never found a gun. Instead the most powerful evidence used to link Goudeau to nine Baseline killings came from one crime scene.
It was Dec. 12, 2005 and preschool teacher Tina Washington had just left work and was going to catch the bus home. An hour later, she was found in a pool of her own blood. Among the spent bullet casings found at the scene was a "misfired" bullet that would prove to be a key to the case.
What was missing from the scene was a gold ring that Washington's children had given to her. Police purchased a copy of the ring and used it as a model when they searched pawn shops and continued their investigation.
Over the coming months, investigators examined the misfired bullet found at the Washington murder scene. The marks on the sides revealed a unique pattern that only the killer's gun would leave. Eventually, bullets from the nine Baseline murders all matched that pattern.
But investigators had little other physical evidence and no suspect yet.
"I don't understand how the absence of evidence is evidence," said Goudeau's wife, Wendy Carr.
"Listen, these are people that made a rush to charge," Carr said. "I think maybe they thought Mark was their guy and they would repeatedly come to our house."
After police arrested Goudeau in the rapes of two sisters, they executed three search warrants at his home over a month's time. Carr alleges those searches gave desperate detectives ample opportunity to pin the murders on her husband. During the last search, police found Washington's ring hidden inside a shoe.
"Supposedly they missed it all this time," said Carr. "And according to police it was in a baggie in a heel of shoe with the shoe protruding off the shelf. So obviously I don't know how they think that can be believable."
"How else could the ring get there?" Carr said. "And why is the ring void of Mark's DNA? And the victim's DNA is not even on that ring."
Carr's theory is that detectives planted the copy of Washington's ring in her home. She claims they never found the real ring.
But when the 5 Investigates team examined the evidence, they made a discovery that undermines her theory. 5 Investigates reporters found two rings – the one police purchased and the one police found in Goudeau's shoe.
5 Investigates reporter Tammy Leitner: "We looked through the evidence and saw the rings the detectives had purchased and then we saw the ring they found in your husband's shoe."
Wendy Carr: "OK."
5 Investigates reporter Tammy Leitner: "So there are two rings."
Wendy Carr: "Exactly. Well, the capability of them making a copy of the ring, anybody could have done that."
5 Investigates reporter Tammy Leitner: "You realize there will be some people that will say this sounds really far-fetched?"
Wendy Carr: "Well, you know, it happens. Cops are just people and these people were under enormous pressure to make an arrest."
"Phoenix police put that there," Goudeau said in the exclusive interview. "None of this was discovered until a month after I was arrested."
Investigators never did find the Baseline Killer's murder weapon - a .380-caliber pistol. But the gold ring found at Goudeau's home linked him to Washington's murder and the bullet found at the scene linked that murder to the eight others.
And that was enough for jurors to conclude he is, in fact, the Baseline Killer.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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