Sunday, May 19 2013 9:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:19:17 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofFull Story >
A tornado outbreak in the midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:34 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:34:24 GMT
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati'sFull Story >
In gift shops, party supply stores and the like, it seems the nation has been swept with mustache madness. Drawing on the pop culture phenomenon, organizers of this year's CincItalia have tapped Cincinnati's most recognized mustachioed fellow to help judge the first ever CincItalia Mustache Contest: Mr. Redlegs.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:31:32 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:24 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:24:08 GMT
A train derailment was reported near the Bridgeport and Fairfield city lines Friday night. Few details have been released on the derailment, but the incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the area ofFull Story >
Dozens of passengers and employees were among those injured when two Metro-North trains collided near a station in Fairfield Friday night.Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office claimed its sex crimes investigation was active and ongoing until Monday, but records obtained by CBS 5 News show no activity for the entire year of 2012.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in a tight re-election campaign last year, and his office refused to release the sex crimes records, stating an investigation was ongoing.
The investigation centered on the mishandling of hundreds of child sex crimes. Records show an overworked and understaffed special victims unit dropped cases with little or no investigation.
The cases spanned a four-year time period between 2004 and 2008. The internal investigation cleared the detectives and their supervisors, concluding that the problem was the result of a system failure rather than the work of a few employees.
On Monday, MCSO released the 10,000-page report after repeated public records requests by CBS 5 News and the threat of legal action against the sheriff's office.
The records show the investigation was active between 2008 and 2009, when it was ordered shut down by then chief deputy David Hendershott. The investigation resumed in 2010.
Among the last documents listed in the report were notices of pending suspensions against five detectives and supervisors who were members of the special victims unit during the time period in question.
The notices were dated Nov. 8, 2011, and stated the causes of the suspension orders were incompetency and neglect of duty.
The next documents in the record were dated Feb. 11. They cleared the officers of wrongdoing.
CBS 5 News contacted the sheriff's office to ask about the apparent inactivity during 2012. Here is the response:
"After the predetermination letters were generated in November 2011, the 400-plus sex crimes cases were turned over for complete review by the criminal division of the [Maricopa County Attorney's Office] in order to determine whether there were any final/additional concerns which needed to be addressed. The cases were then returned to the sheriff's office for any additional investigative work requested by the MCAO.
The IA documents (released to the public on Monday) were sent for further administrative review by the sheriff's office internal affairs division in 2012. The civil division of the MCAO also spent much of 2012 reviewing the administrative documents.
Both reviews were completed in 2012. Recommendations were made from both the criminal and civil side from the MCAO, and the sheriff's office followed up on those recommendations.
Chief [Brian] Sands then conducted additional review of the IA report and after meeting with legal counsel, made a final decision regarding discipline that was made public Monday, February 11, 2013."
There are no records in the 10,000-page internal investigation that support MCSO's statement.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
A trooper sustains minor injuries after a police chase Sunday morning. Dispatchers say it all started at a rest area near Lebanon. Dispatchers report that troopers spotted a woman driving a vehicle thatFull Story >
A 43-year-old woman is in custody after leading troopers on a 23-mile pursuit and crashing into a police cruiser in Warren County. Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
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A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedFull Story >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.Full Story >