crime

ICE Deporting Crime Victims While They Wait For Special Visa

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For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citizenship.

Stormy Daniels Is Coming Back To Columbus Next Month

Jul 17, 2018
Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Porn star Stormy Daniels is set to return to Columbus next month, three weeks after her arrest at a local strip club on charges that were later dropped.

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Columbus city leaders are working to improve neighborhood safety through several programs.

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In the past few days, over 100 cars were found vandalized in the Clintonville and German Village areas, according to Columbus Police.

Since April, a Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy has been working a unique beat. Caroline Kotlas is one of just a handful of environmental crimes investigators in the state, and is the only one locally. Her job is to find out who is polluting the area, and bring them to justice.

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Michael Slager, the man charged with burning and killing his ex-girlfriend, will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Thursday at a hearing in a downtown Columbus courtroom. 

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It was a busy holiday for Ohio groups behind two new constitutional amendments headed to ballots in the fall. Both proposals got thousands of petition signatures, but they still have their critics.

Alexandria Santa Barbara is a 39-year-old mother of three from a working-class suburb of Philadelphia.

The addiction story for Santa Barbara, who goes by the name Alexis, follows a familiar course: She had been prescribed Percocet years ago to treat back pain. When the drug became unavailable, she turned to heroin. And she became hooked — not long after getting laid off from her job at a local deli.

Across the street from her, her neighbor, identified just as "J.M." in court papers, was also in the grip of an opioid addiction.

Ross Geiger, a juror on the murder trial of Raymond Tibetts, expresses remorse for voting on the death penalty.
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A member of the jury who recommended the death penalty for a convicted murderer in 1997 is now seeking mercy for that killer. The juror says he would’ve reached a different decision had the case been argued better.

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Columbus City Council is funding two new, full-time violence intervention staff members as part of a larger effort to reduce crime.

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