A Senate panel says Apple Inc. is avoiding paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes, but the world's most valuable company says it is complying with the laws and pays "an extraordinary amount" in taxes to the...Full Story >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
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A former jail deputy found herself behind bars because of threats she allegedly made against the Rutherford County sheriff.
Sheriff Robert Arnold said the woman contacted him in the middle of the night and tried to blackmail him with information about another officer.
"For someone to try and blackmail to me is dumb," Arnold said.
Arnold didn't take the emails lightly and charged former deputy Jessica Lehew, 31, with extortion.
"Naturally trying to blackmail the office of sheriff is unacceptable," Arnold said.
Monday morning around 1 a.m., Lehew allegedly sent three emails within the hour threatening to contact a Daily News Journal reporter if the sheriff didn't comply with her demands.
She wrote: "If I don't get a job, you can bet the whole county budget that it will end up on the front page of the DNJ."
Lehew said the emails weren't meant to blackmail.
"There was an email where I ask for my job back, and I ask for Will to be fired. He failed a drug test, and other people are being fired for DUI," Lehew said.
She refers to her ex-husband, Rutherford County Sheriff's Cpl. Will Lehew, who still works for the department. Cpl. Lehew was involved in a shooting back in 2010 where he shot a suspect in the leg. "Jason Wilkerson with the TBI called Will and said, 'you failed your drug test for methadone,' and I know he used methadone a few days before the shooting," Jessica Lehew said.
The sheriff said that's not the case.
"We can say he was cleared by the TBI and the DA's office and told to put him back to work," Arnold said.
Jessica Lehew was fired in November 2012 for performance and absenteeism. She was accused of sleeping on the job and being repeatedly late.
In one of the emails, she wrote she is at rock bottom and has nothing else to lose.
"At the time I was having the attendance issue, my divorce was final Oct. 25. I lost my house Oct. 31. I lost my car Nov. 5. And he fired me Nov. 15," Jessica Lehew said.
Jessica Lehew said there was a fourth email sent around 6:30 a.m. the same day that wasn't given to members of the media.
She is charged with one count of extortion but more charges may follow, according to Arnold.
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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 >
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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 >
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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 >
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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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