Friday, May 24 2013 8:28 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:28:35 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 8:19 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:19:00 GMT
A stretch of state highway in southwest Ohio is being dedicated to a soldier killed in Afghanistan three years ago. State Route 63 from the city of Monroe to Route 4 will be named Friday the "SergeantFull Story >
A stretch of state highway in southwest Ohio is being dedicated to a soldier killed in Afghanistan three years ago.Full Story >
The North Baltimore woman who received thousands of dollars from her community has admitted she lied about having cancer.Full Story >
A Toledo area woman who received thousands of dollars from her community has admitted she lied about having cancer. Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
A Nashville man will spend years in prison for stealing pain medicine from a dying woman, and in a tearful statement Friday in court, he apologized to the woman's family.
For the judge, though, Justin Perryman's words were too little, too late.
In announcing his sentence, the judge called what Perryman admits he did to Edna Duffy something that "shocks the conscience."
"I would literally do anything I had to know, to know that Ms. Duffy would accept my sincere apology," Perryman said. "I feel I need to, once again, apologize to my family."
Last year, Perryman posed as a volunteer at an Alive Hospice unit inside Saint Thomas Hospital. He then stole an IV bag full of a pain medicine called Dilaudid from Duffy.
The woman's granddaughter, Erin Duffy, said she discovered Perryman in the act.
"He said he had to go, and he got up and he started to leave the room and then, that's when I noticed he was stuffing something in his pocket. And it was the plastic medicine bag, and there was liquid dripping down his pants," Erin Duffy said.
Police did not catch Perryman that night, but they later arrested him at his home.
"My son has regrettably made some poor choices, which breaks my heart," said his mother, Karen Perryman.
Karen Perryman took the stand Friday to share the blame.
"Regrettably, I have made the mistake that a lot of parents make. And I was stupid. Not educated. I didn't know the signs," she said.
Justin Perryman's attorney wanted the sentence to include intensive drug treatment instead of prison, but the judge decided the punishment needed to better fit the crime and the man's bigger problem.
And for that, Justin Perryman will serve eight years in prison.
The man's wife, Alice Perryman, previously worked at a different Alive Hospice office. She resigned after allegedly refusing to take a drug test when medication discrepancies surfaced.
The two also wound up in trouble when police arrested the pair on suspicions of DUI on Christmas Eve 2012.
After the medicine theft, Alive Hospice changed its security practices to better keep tabs on who comes in and out.
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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 >
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 >
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 >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:32:20 GMT
A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in East Price Hill. On May 14, officers responded to the 500 block of Elberon Avenue around 11:15 p.m. Upon arrival, police located ScottFull Story >
A suspect was arrested Thursday in the fatal shooting of a man in East Price Hill.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:47:43 GMT
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases. The suspension marks the second time the high court has suspendedFull Story >
The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 4:38 AM EDT2013-05-24 08:38:10 GMT
(RNN) - A bridge in Washington has collapsed and at least two cars are in the water, according to KING 5 TV out of Seattle. The bridge is part of Interstate 5. There is no word on injuries. Copyright 2013Full Story >
A photo from the scene showed a man sitting on top of his car, which was partially submerged.Full Story >
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