Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
A former Beng-Gal and Dixie Heights High School teacher will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to charges in the student-sex case against her.
Sarah Jones, 26, admitted in court Monday to having sex with a 17-year-old student. She pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor, and custodial interference, a Class D felony. However, she received felony diversion, meaning that in five years, it will not be on her record.
As part of the deal, she will not serve any jail time, she will not have to register as a sex offender, she is never allowed to teach again and the text messages between Jones and the teen will be sealed by the court.
"Steamy? They were steamy. They were steamy. I've teased Sarah about them because I had to read them," Jones' Attorney Eric Deters said of the text messages.
Jones was indicted on charges of first-degree sexual abuse and unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor in sexual or other prohibited acts in March. The charges stem from an investigation at Dixie Heights High School in November.
"Sarah Jones has pled guilty to a felony offense. Number two, Sarah Jones has agreed to never even apply or accept any teaching or coaching job in her lifetime," said Special Prosecutor Harry Rothgerber.
Jones stepped down from her position teaching English to Dixie Heights High School freshman when the investigation began in November citing "personal reasons." The case was scheduled to go to trial on Wednesday.
FOX19 legal analyst Mike Allen says the outcome would have been very different if the roles were reversed with a male teacher and female student.
"Big time prison. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, it would've been five years on each charge and I think the person would've gotten every day of five years. Not to excuse it, but it's just the way it is and it's not going to change anytime soon. But it is somewhat of a double standard," said Allen.
Sarah's mother, former Twenhofel Middle School principal Cheryl Armstrong Jones, also pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of tampering with evidence. She admitted to the judge that she sent the teen a text message telling him to get rid of his phone.
FOX19's Tricia Macke will sit down with Sarah Jones and her boyfriend, Cody York, for an exclusive interview that will air this weekend.
Ben-Gal cheerleader indicted for having sex with student Judge denies HIGHER bond request for Ben-Gal Fmr. Ben-Gal pleads not guilty to sex abuse charges Judge reduces Ben-Gal's bond Trial date forMore>>
The dismantling of the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion has begun at Kings Island. There is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down. More >>
The dismantling of the Son of Beast roller coaster to make room for future park expansion has begun at Kings Island. There is more than 1.65 million board feet of timber for the construction crew to tear down.More >>