Thursday, March 6 2014 11:35 PM EST2014-03-07 04:35:19 GMT
The official start to Spring is only two weeks away and temperatures the next few days will reflect that. We'll see highs in the mid 50s Friday, low 50s Saturday and mid 50s Monday. Tuesday we will flirt with 60 degrees. Full Story >
Sunshine today will push the high temperature into the middle 50s. With cloud cover Saturday will make it to about 50 degrees. Chilly air and a few showers will make Sunday for many and indoor day. Full Story >
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:31 PM EST2014-03-07 04:31:03 GMT
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. On Thursday, the school board met as part of a planned safety workshop to review their current safety and emergency plans.Full Story >
The topic of arming school employees is back in the spotlight in Boone County. For one local man, having an armed school employee has a different meaning.Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
The sentencing phase in the Jodi Arias murder trial, due to get underway Thursday afternoon, was canceled until May 15.
No explanation for the delay was given.
Jurors were supposed to hear Thursday from witnesses for the prosecution and defense.
They began deliberating Arias' guilt Friday afternoon and read the verdict just before 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Once the proceeding gets underway next week, there is a lot on the table - not just a simple guilty or innocent verdict.
The state got what they were hoping for, a first-degree murder conviction, claiming that Arias meticulously planned the killing of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, carried it out and tried to cover it up.
The defense wanted the jury to acquit Arias and rule that she killed Alexander in self-defense because she feared for her life.
Based on the verdict, all 12 deliberating jurors were convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Arias preplanned the killing to find her guilty of first-degree murder.
Arias now faces the death penalty, natural life in prison or a life sentence with a chance of release after 25 years.
Arias herself on Wednesday told KSAZ-TV in Phoenix that she preferred the death penalty over life imprisonment. She said death is the "ultimate freedom" and that she feared her family's history of longevity would come into play if she were sentenced to life in prison.
A second-degree murder conviction would have carried a sentence of 10 to 22 years.
Sentencing for a manslaughter verdict would have ranged between seven and 21 years.
Had the jurors been convinced it was self-defense, Arias would have been acquitted and walked free.
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Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:44 PM EST2014-03-06 02:44:15 GMT
A growing trend in the United States that has reached parts of Kentucky. A version of the illegal slot machines is being operated under the guise of entertainment. Various types of illegal gambling machines,Full Story >
A growing trend in the United States that has reached parts of Kentucky. A version of the illegal slot machines is being operated under the guise of entertainment.Full Story >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:31 PM EST2014-03-06 03:31:12 GMT
Work on the multi-million dollar 4th and Race Street development is making progress, but one key hurdle is re-locating the Paragon Salon. On Wednesday, the salon filed a lawsuit against the city sayingFull Story >
Work on the multi-million dollar 4th and Race Street development is making progress, but one key hurdle is re-locating the Paragon Salon.Full Story >
Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:56 PM EST2014-03-05 23:56:41 GMT
A woman has been arrested after a gun was found inside of her purse as she entered the Job and Family Services building. Police say Shaequya Smith entered the building, located at 222 E. Central Parkway,Full Story >
A woman has been arrested after a gun was found inside of her purse as she entered the Job and Family Services building.Full Story >
Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.Full Story >