Death Penalty
7:26 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Court Upholds Death Sentence For Cincinnati Man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for a Cincinnati man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and two young children.

Mark Pickens was sentenced to die in 2010 after a jury found him guilty in the shootings of 19-year-old Noelle Washington, her infant son and a 3-year-old girl she was babysitting a year earlier.

The court's ruling issued Tuesday rejected Pickens' arguments that questioned testimony at the trial and how the jurors were selected.

Pickens was 19 at the time of the shootings.

8:10 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Ohio Police Say Man Painted Gun To Resemble Toy

.380 caliber gun police found on Orlando Lowery
Credit Hamilton County Police photo release

Authorities in southwest Ohio say they have arrested a man with a loaded handgun painted red to resemble a toy gun.

The arrest Friday came just four days after legislation was introduced in Ohio to require that lookalike guns be brightly colored or otherwise marked. That bill came in the aftermath of two police fatal shootings in less than four months of young people in the state who were holding lookalike guns.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says it's "a scary thought" that guns would be painted to mislead police into thinking the guns weren't real.

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Statewide News
5:55 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Family Attorney Says Traficant 'Very Critical'

An attorney for the family of former U.S. Rep. James Traficant says Traficant remains in "very critical" condition after being injured in an accident on his farm outside of Youngstown in northeast Ohio.
Heidi Hanni says Traficant is being kept as comfortable as possible and confirmed that he is not conscious. She disputed reports that the former congressman from Ohio is being kept in a medically induced coma. She says he is being sedated for a number of reasons, including pain management.

Around the Miami Valley
7:03 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Ohio Teen Sentenced To 4 Years For 'Knockout Game'

Credit Foreverdigital

A 17-year-old Ohio boy convicted on charges of attacking and robbing two men as part of the so-called "knockout game" has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Prosecutors in southwest Ohio's Montgomery County say the former Stivers High School student was convicted as an adult of two counts of robbery last month. He and two other teens were charged in attacks on homeless men in Dayton last spring.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Says A Grand Jury Will Investigate Beavercreek Shooting

Attorney General Mike DeWine spoke on the steps of the Greene County Courthouse Tuesday.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine say he is appointing a grand jury to investigate the killing of 22 year-old John Crawford inside a Beavercreek Walmart earlier this month. 

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