Thursday, May 23 2013 8:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:41:45 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:40 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:40:39 GMT
A 13-year-old boy is facing charges after three young girls said he assaulted them on a school bus. Lawrence County officials started looking into allegations after complaints from other girls.Full Story >
A 13-year-old boy is facing charges after three young girls said he assaulted them on a school bus.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:13 AM EDT2013-05-23 12:13:17 GMT
A 9-year-old Cincinnati boy is one of four finalists in the Secret Millionaires Club 'Grow Your Own Business Challenge.' Almost 4,000 kids ages 7 to 16 entered their creative business ideas to the competitionFull Story >
A Cincinnati boy is the grand prize winner in Warren Buffett's 'Grow Your Own Business Challenge.' Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:45 GMT
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop. The 4.2 acre strip of land along McMillan Avenue has seen an impressive transformation since its groundbreaking in January 2012. U Square @ theFull Story >
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop.Full Story >
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - Three motions were filed Tuesday in the Ryan Widmer trial. Widmer's defense filed three motions that bring to light critical information that could be used to convict or acquit Widmer. Widmer is the Warren County man accused of killing his wife Sarah in their Hamilton Township home in 2008.
In the first motion filed Tuesday, the defense wants Judge Neal Bronson to allow them to specifically cross examine the prosecution's mystery witness about her credibility. The mystery witness claims Widmer confessed to her.
In the motion filed, the mystery witness' criminal past is revealed. Between 1992 and 2007, "Jane Doe" was arrested seven times. Almost all of those arrests involve charges that include burglary, theft and fraud. All of the arrests happened in Iowa and some involved jail time.
In the second motion filed on Tuesday, the defense wants the judge to throw out any evidence of alleged communication between Ryan Widmer and the mystery witness. They say it is unreliable because it cannot be authenticated therefore it is irrelevant. However, in the motion, the defense lays out what it thinks the prosecution would bring up about those alleged conversations.
Here are some of the highlights of this motion: "Jane Doe" initiated an email relationship with Widmer immediately after watching the September 18, 2009 episode of Dateline NBC which profiled Widmer. The emails turned into text messages which turned into phone calls. One of which "Jane Doe" says Widmer called her cell phone from a blocked number between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. and confessed to killing his wife Sarah. The motion says the call lasted an hour to an hour and a half.
After the confession, "Jane Doe" sent birthday presents to Widmer and his twin brother, but the gifts were returned due to a bad address. The motion states that the last contact between "Jane Doe" and Widmer happened right before Thanksgiving in 2009 and Ryan may have texted her "Happy Thanksgiving" on Thanksgiving day. The motion states that "Jane Doe" and Widmer have never met nor have they talked face to face.
The defense is trying to keep this from coming up at trial.
The third motion was to declare Dr. Werner Spitz unavailable to testify in the trial because of an illness. Spitz testified on behalf of Widmer in the first two trials.
Fox19 Legal Analyst Mike Allen spoke to us about the credibility of the mystery witness. "Bringing up the criminal history of any witness is something the defense and prosecution can do on a routine basis. In this case, some of the surprise witnesses' convictions are out of time and need to be requested, specifically, the credibility of the witness is crucial. So I think the judge will allow it, in this case."
These three motions were filed on the eve of the trial, which is scheduled to get underway Wednesday morning. Judge Bronson does not have to rule on these motions then, he can consider them as the trial unfolds.
This is Widmer's third trial for Sarah's death. A conviction in his first trial was overturned due to juror misconduct, and the second trial ended in a hung jury.
For more information on the Ryan Widmer case, CLICK HERE.
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 >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.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 >
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