Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:15 GMT
The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...Full Story >
There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry - just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl...Full Story >
The Hamilton Police Department has made an arrest in a nine-year-old cold case.
On Thursday, Hamilton Police Department detectives arrested Roman Degante Jr., exactly nine years to the date that a Hamilton woman was kidnapped and raped in the 100 block of North B Street.
On June 6, 2004, a Hamilton woman reported that she was walking home when she was attacked, held against her will, beaten and raped. The victim was only 17 years old at the time of the Rape and Kidnapping.
On that June night in 2004, detectives gathered evidence and worked to bring the perpetrator to justice. The case was never closed, and after nine years, a DNA match was made with the assistance of B.C.I and the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
"It has been exactly nine years, but it doesn't get any better than this. The investigating detective did an outstanding job processing the scene and gathering evidence. Thanks to technological advancements, we now have a violent suspect off the streets. Hopefully, this arrest will provide closure for the victim who had moved out of state and tried move on with her life," said Chief of Police Scott Scrimizzi.
"A case like this is precisely why the majority of the Supreme Court ruled earlier this week (5-4) to allow officers to collect buccal swabs as part of the standard booking procedure. A state law in Ohio allowing DNA collections from felony arrestees went into effect in July 2011. The suspect in this case was arrested for a felony in March of this year by HPD and a buccal swab was collected that led to the DNA hit. Clearly, law enforcement will solve additional cold cases, as this case proves. DNA is the 21 centuries' fingerprint. This case would not have been solved without the CODIS hit," said Scrimizzi.
Thursday, April 17 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:59:41 GMT
Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family. The Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla family - one-year-old Gladys, Jomo the silverback,Full Story >
Many families celebrate the Easter season with a traditional egg hunt. The same is true for the Cincinnati Zoo's newest family.Full Story >
Friday, April 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 23:07:05 GMT
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014.Full Story >
Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from March 31 to April 4, 2014. Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:46:03 GMT
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening. Officers say the incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Friday at in the 1800 block of Route 52. AirFull Story >
Clermont County Sheriffs are investigating after a man was killed in a lawn mower accident on Friday evening.Full Story >
Friday, April 18 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:53:24 GMT
The police department's statements detail their use of GPS tracking, surveillance and the help of tips from the public that led to the eventual arrest of Mohammed Whitaker, the man suspected of being theFull Story >
Court documents detail how new-age technology, old-fashioned police work and observant eyewitnesses led to the capture of the man that authorities say was responsible for a string of highway shootings that terrorized the area.Full Story >
Thursday, April 10 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:53:05 GMT
A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
WLOX News has uncovered new details about what led investigators to arrest a Long Beach Police officer for three counts of sexual battery involving a minor. A Harrison County affidavit WLOX obtained said a young girl's diary detailed the relationship between former officer Patrick Klis and a 15-year-old girl. WLOX also found online pictures of Klis and a young girl.Full Story >
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