Thursday, January 24 2013 8:06 PM EST2013-01-25 01:06:50 GMT
Judge Robert Ruehlman is expected to issue a decision Thursday on the Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place. The hearing will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m.Full Story >
Judge Robert Ruehlman says he will not make a decision on Thursday regarding a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place.Full Story >
Wednesday, January 9 2013 6:40 AM EST2013-01-09 11:40:51 GMT
The fight over the Elmwood Place speed cameras will go back to the courtroom on Wednesday. Attorney Mike Allen is suing the village and trying to block its use of the cameras, stating that they are notFull Story >
The fight over the Elmwood Place speed cameras will go back to the courtroom on Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 12 2012 9:48 PM EST2012-12-13 02:48:04 GMT
For months, we have told you about the controversy over speed cameras in the village of Elmwood Place. In just a matter of months, $470,000 dollars in speeding tickets were mailed to drivers. WhileFull Story >
Tonight, Ben is investigating the idea behind "policing for profit" in tonight's Reality Check.Full Story >
Thursday, December 6 2012 6:13 AM EST2012-12-06 11:13:39 GMT
"These cameras are just affecting revenue all over this town." That is according to Holly Calhoun who manages the Elmwood Place Quick Mart. She says business has dropped because people are afraid ofFull Story >
Business in Elmwood Place has dropped because people are afraid of getting speeding tickets while driving through the village.Full Story >
Tuesday, November 13 2012 11:23 PM EST2012-11-14 04:23:12 GMT
Residents of Elmwood Place showed up for a council meeting Tuesday night to talk about two things; the speed trap cameras and whether the mayor should resign. The issue of the robotic cameras clockingFull Story >
Residents of Elmwood Place showed up for a council meeting Tuesday night to talk about two things; the speed trap cameras and whether the mayor should resign. Full Story >
Thursday, October 18 2012 9:26 AM EDT2012-10-18 13:26:16 GMT
Elmwood Place Village Police Chief William Peskin sat down exclusively with FOX19 to talk about the village's controversial speed camera program. He argues the survey before the cameras were enforcedFull Story >
Elmwood Place Village Police Chief William Peskin sat down exclusively with FOX19 to talk about the village's controversial speed camera program.Full Story >
Saturday, October 6 2012 9:33 PM EDT2012-10-07 01:33:42 GMT
Some angry citizens protested speed cameras in their community on Saturday. A group of citizens gathered near one of the cameras off of I-75 Saturday afternoon to protest controversial speed cameras inFull Story >
Some angry citizens protested speed cameras in their community on Saturday.Full Story >
Wednesday, October 3 2012 7:57 PM EDT2012-10-03 23:57:10 GMT
The Village of Elmwood Place launched an Automated Speed Enforcement Program on Sept. 1. One automated speed enforcement unit, or speed camera, was placed in a school zone and the other was placed inFull Story >
The Village of Elmwood Place launched an Automated Speed Enforcement Program on Sept. 1.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 >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
A Hamilton County judge's decision to allow a
permanent injunction on controversial speed cameras in Elmwood Place is garnering
heard from news outlets all over the country as well as citizens," attorney
Mike Allen told FOX19. "I think what this is going to do start a brush fire of
lawsuits just like this from other citizens and other lawyers that are willing
to take it on."
Allen filed the lawsuit on behalf of drivers
cited by the Village of Elmwood Place, demanding that the cameras be taken
down. He has called the cameras a violation to drivers' constitutional rights.
do not like these speed cameras. They're not fair, they don't give you an
adequate chance to contest them," he said Friday.
The plaintiffs in the
case claimed the people and businesses in Elmwood Place had suffered damage as
a result of the speed cameras. They claimed that businesses had lost customers
and churches have lost members because people were afraid to get a ticket while
visiting the village.
The judge ruled that the ticket policy fails
to give people a chance for due process. In his decision, the judge goes on to
state that the optional $25 hearings are "nothing more than a sham."
In the strongly worded opinion, the judge
states that "Elmwood Place is engaged in nothing more than a high-tech
game of 3 CARD MONTY. It is a scam that the motorists can't win."
Elmwood Place police Chief William Peskin
says they don't agree with the ruling and plan to appeal.
The cameras have been at the center of
controversy since being installed in September of last year. The cameras have
caused thousands of citations to be issued at a cost of $105 a piece.
Peskin says refunds
will not be given to drivers who previously received tickets due to the cameras
and says drivers who have received tickets and have yet to pay will still be
required to make payment as the law was in effect until Thursday afternoon.
Allen says the ruling does not discuss payment but says that is something he is
conducting legal research to see if that's a viable option," Allen said.
recognizes the case is only at the beginning stages, saying he had anticipated
reached out to Optotraffic, the company who owns and runs the speed-detecting
equipment. A spokesperson for the company says they will stand behind the
village as it appeals the judge's ruling.
Refunds will not be given to drivers who previously received tickets due to the cameras. Drivers who have received tickets and have yet to pay will still be required to make payment as the law was in effect until Thursday afternoon.
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 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. 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 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:21 AM EDT2013-05-21 05:21:10 GMT
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death forFull Story >
An antibiotic so popular many people know it by name has some unpopular attention from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration has said that this could be a matter of life and death for some patients who use azithromycin, which is also known as Zithromax or Z-pack.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,Full Story >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.Full Story >
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