Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:49:38 GMT
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education...Full Story >
In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards...Full Story >
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An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is holding, as many wonder what was gained during 50 days of fighting.Full Story >
Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic...Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:16:49 GMT
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be anFull Story >
An F-15C single-seat aircraft based out of Massachusetts has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County. Full Story >
Hamilton County officials say that Juvenile Court Judge
Tracie Hunter is recovering at home after falling ill during a court proceeding
FOX19 was in Hunter's courtroom covering a hearing for four juveniles
accused of beating a man because they were bored. A short time after we left,
Hunter called for a break.
The magistrate later came into the courtroom announcing that
closing arguments were now being written out. It was later revealed that an
ambulance took Hunter to the hospital for an undisclosed reason.
Meanwhile, controversy has been growing about the backlog of
cases in Judge Hunter's courtroom. Several attorneys say they have cases
languishing in the system with no resolution.
It's so bad, that the Ohio Supreme Court is now involved.
About a month ago, the Ohio Supreme Court designated retired judge Thomas Lipps
to hear the pending cases in Hamilton County Juvenile Court. He's assigned to
that job through January 2014.
Through a Freedom of Information request, FOX19 has obtained
a stack of documents related to lawyer complaints about pending court cases on
the docket of Juvenile Court Fudge Tracie Hunter.
The paperwork alleges that courtroom delays may have put
children in Hamilton County at risk.
Many child abuse, custody and foster cases are heard in
juvenile court. This paperwork says Hunter's court docket has numerous cases that
have been pending for over 120 days.
That's far beyond the normal court delays.
In correspondence FOX19 obtained, fellow Juvenile Court
Judge John Williams asked Hunter about the delays.
Hunter responded that she inherited the pending cases.
She went on to say an attorney who worked for her
"suggested that my objection docket would move more quickly if I did as
She also recommended an independent audit for juvenile
Supporters of Tracie Hunter have also been vocal, including
former City Councilmember Cecil Thomas. Thomas says Hunter has been the target
of hatred and ill-will as the first African American judge elected to Hamilton
County's Juvenile Court.
We continue to try and reach Hunter, Williams and other
players involved in this story.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:07:40 GMT
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday. The former Cincinnati money manager is expected to appear in Federal Court whereFull Story >
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:30:32 GMT
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. Full Story >
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. According to NTSB investigators, the plane never got very far off the ground Monday night.Full Story >
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