Saturday, April 19 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:02:27 GMT
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...Full Story >
Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship...Full Story >
Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:46 GMT
A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.Full Story >
No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.Full Story >
Former Ben-Gal Cheerleader and high school teacher Sarah Jones spoke publicly for the first time about the charges against her.
Joined by her mother, Cheryl Jones, who is also facing charges, Jones spoke with their attorney Eric Deters on his radio show on Real Talk 1160 on Tuesday morning. Deters devoted the entire show to the case.
Sarah Jones was indicted back in March on charges of having a sexual relationship with a student while she taught at Dixie Heights High School. The 27-year-old Jones is facing first degree sex abuse charges and a charge of unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited acts. Both charges are felonies and punishable by up to five years in prison.
Deters filed a motion to dismiss on Monday for the tampering with evidence charge against Cheryl Jones. The motion states that the facts that prosecutors are presenting are not true and that the detective who presented the case lied to the grand jury.
Cheryl Jones denied the charges on Tuesday morning. She retired as principal from Twenhofel Middle School after being put on administrative leave.
Deters also filed a motion to dismiss Tuesday for the charges against Sarah Jones, stating that prosecutors offered no proof of sexual abuse, based upon grand jury testimony.
"The Commonwealth does not have a single witness that there was any sex," the motion states. "There is not a single sealed text message that would reflect there was sex in any state, much less Kentucky. There is no confession. There is no admission. There is only speculative conjecture."
Both motions will be heard in court on July 30.
Jones briefly answered some questions from reporters following the radio show. She said she's trying to be patient through the ordeal, and make it through the day. She said the whole thing was started by high school girls.
"The biggest challenge of teaching high school is rumors," she said. "That's what this is. This whole thing has gotten completely out of control.
"At the end of the day, everyone will know the truth," she said.
When FOX19's Dave Culbreth asked if Jones had an improper relationship with a student, Deters said, "Just so you know, I've already told her, I'm not stupid, the first question these news people are going to ask is that question and I can't blame them but you can't answer it."
"Why?" asked Culbreth.
"Because it's part of our trial strategy. We don't have to airmail what our strategy is and it would destroy that and that's why we can't answer that question," said Deters.
"But don't you think that if viewers are watching that's their question?" asked Culbreth.
"Absolutely," said Deters.
"And what they wanna know?" asked Culbreth.
"Absolutely. I will say this, as charged, she is not guilty of those charges," said Deters.
"What might she be guilty of?" asked Culbreth.
"I'm not gonna say anything about that because any time we answer a question relative to that you run the risk of there being an admission that can be used," said Deters.
"What's on the text messages then? Why did the police feel that there were......?"
"They're sealed. We can't talk about it," said Deters.
"Sarah, many people would say that a 26-year-old woman should not be exchanging text messages of any kind with a 17-year-old boy. What would be your answer to that?" asked Culbreth.
"Don't answer that question," said Deters to Jones.
"It's like serving time and she hasn't been convicted," said Deters about Jones having been on home incarceration for 17 weeks.
"Do you think that it has to do with the fact that there was an insistence in her continuing to be able to have contact with the alleged victim?" asked Culbreth.
"No. No," said Deters.
"In a sexual abuse case it would be unreasonable to have contact with the alleged victim and I never requested for that to happen," said Jones.
"What was your relationship with the alleged victim?" asked Culbreth.
"Don't answer that question," said Deters to Jones.
"Why not?" asked Culbreth.
"Because I don't want her to," said Deters.
Sarah and Cheryl Jones also spent some time Tuesday morning talking about their teaching backgrounds, how Sarah got to be a Ben-Gal, and the lawsuit she filed against the website, thedirty.com, which claimed that she had STDs from having sex with Bengals players.
On June 11, attorney Charles T. Lester Jr. filed a motion asking a judge to suppress all text messages between Sarah Jones and the alleged victim. An Oct. 10 trial date was set that day.
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Friday, April 18 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:07:55 GMT
An ailing Miley Cyrus has canceled her concert Tuesday night at Sprint Center.The notice came a matter of hours before she was scheduled to go on stage.A concert promoter tells KCTV5 that Cyrus is in theFull Story >
An ailing Miley Cyrus is no longer in a Kansas City hospital, but posted on her Twitter page Friday morning that she is "sick of waking up to needles." She has postponed the rest of her Bangerz concert tour. Full Story >
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 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 >
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 >
Saturday, April 19 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:09:59 GMT
By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are...Full Story >
By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of...Full Story >