Angenette Levy, Local 12/WKRC-TV

Angenette Levy

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Cincinnati, OH, United States

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One dead, one critically wounded in shooting near West End playground

WEST END, Ohio (WKRC) - A man died and a second was critically wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting near a playground and some townhomes. The shooting was reported at 12:55 p. m. Monday near the intersection of John and Wade streets and in front of Laurel Playground. Police said one of the men ran a distance to a car looking for help. One man was rushed to UC Medical Center with critical… → Read More

Evans Landscaping owner sentenced to 21 months in federal prison

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The owner of a large landscaping company was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud after a jury found him guilty of creating a shell company to get contracts meant for minorities and small businesses. → Read More

Suspended Pike Co. sheriff accused of violating 'no contact' order with witnesses

WAVERLY, Ohio — Now-suspended Pike Co. Sheriff Charles Reader violated the terms of his bail by contacting a witness in the case, according to a filing by the special prosecutor. Reader contacted Frederick “Chip” Foill on July 15 via text message, according to the filing by Robert Smith of the Ohio Auditor of State. Reader said, “Miss you brother. → Read More

Skylar Richardon's father testifies along with OB-GYN, false confession expert

LEBANON, Ohio (WKRC) — Skylar Richardson’s father took the stand Tuesday as the first defense witness in her murder trial, and said his biggest regret in life was not hiring a lawyer the second time police wanted to question her. Scott Richardson has been in the courtroom for the entire trial. The witnesses are not allowed to watch the testimony, but Judge Oda made an exception for Scott… → Read More

Police set up barricades to stop sex in local park

MT. AIRY, Ohio (WKRC) - Cincinnati Police have set up barricades in specific portions of Mt. Airy Forest that have become trolling grounds for men looking for sex, police said Thursday. Mt. Airy Forest is Cincinnati’s largest park at nearly 1500 acres. Mike and Terri Tooley love walking their dog Duke at the park, but they often go elsewhere because of what they’ve encountered on the trails. → Read More

Judge gives grandmother a break on bail violation in Pike County massacre case

WAVERLY, Ohio (WKRC) - A grandmother accused of forging custody documents in connection with the murders of eight members of the Rhoden and Gilley families was allowed to return home Wednesday after prosecutors had asked that her bail be revoked after they discovered she’d discussed her case with her daughter in violation of a court order. Rita Newcomb, 66, faces charges of forgery, perjury and… → Read More

Plush family to sue city over 911 problems they say led to Kyle's death

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The parents of a 16-year-old boy who died while trapped in his van in 2018 after calling 911 for help twice filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of Cincinnati, the former city manager, 911 operators and the police officers dispatched to the scene. Ron and Jill Plush filed the lawsuit months after two independent investigations commissioned by the city essentially cleared… → Read More

Dayton Mass Shooting: 1 minute of sheer terror

DAYTON, Ohio — A 24-year-old man wearing a mask and body armor fired dozens of rounds into a popular entertainment district early Sunday morning killing nine people - including his sister - and causing injuries to 27 others. Some of the 27 injured were hurt running away from the Oregon District while others suffered gunshot wounds. 15 of the wounded were treated and released from area hospitals… → Read More

Tracie Hunter dragged from court as protests erupt during her hearing

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - In dramatic fashion, former juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter passively resisted deputies who took her into custody Monday and was dragged out of the courtroom by a female deputy to serve her six-month jail sentence. But late in the day, Hamilton County’s prosecutor said he asked the governor to look at legal options he could exercise that would allow Hunter to be released… → Read More

Police: Local rapper, teens cracked safe, stole $400K in cash

AMBERLEY VILLAGE, Ohio (WKRC) - A rapper and two teens turned safecrackers stole $400,000 in cash from a doctor's home safe and went on a spending spree that included jewelry, shoes and strip clubs, police said Thursday. Rapper Mak Bandz, whose given name is Makyrie Barnes, was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury in June on two counts of burglary, two counts of safecracking and two counts… → Read More

Pike County sheriff to be arraigned on theft, tampering with evidence charges

WAVERLY, Ohio - Pike Co. Sheriff Charlie Reader will enter a plea Tuesday morning to a laundry list of charges accusing him of theft, tampering with evidence and conflict of interest. Local 12 will stream Reader’s arraignment live at 10 a. m. A grand jury indicted Reader on 16 felony and misdemeanor counts last Friday. The Auditor of State is prosecuting the case. Reader has been under… → Read More

Fredericka Wagner returns to court for pretrial hearing

WAVERLY, Ohio (WKRC) - The prosecution has dropped charges against Wagner family matriarch Fredericka Wagner during a hearing Wednesday. Special prosecutor Angela Canepa indicated they weren't close to analyzing all the information related to her case and that time was ticking. Canepa said they could refile the perjury and obstructing justice charges at a future date. Judge Randy Deering had… → Read More

John Doe democrats file federal lawsuit to keep texts with council members secret

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Two men who are Democrats and identify themselves as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2 have filed a federal lawsuit in the hope of keeping text messages they exchanged with members of the city council from being released through public records requests. The lawsuit was filed in federal court Monday against the city of Cincinnati, attorney Brian Shrive and Binary Intelligence. → Read More

Warren County prosecutor announces charges against former Springboro teacher

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WKRC) - A grand jury indicted a former elementary school gym teacher Monday on 36 counts of gross sexual imposition involving 28 of his students. John Austin Hopkins, 25, resigned his position at Clearcreek Elementary School in March -- four days after he was placed on administrative leave. One of his first-grade students told her parents what was going on in gym class and her… → Read More

Newly released text messages detail racial component to city manager dispute

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A new batch of text messages released Wednesday by the city of Cincinnati shed more light on the behind-the-scenes negotiations and plotting that took place between council members and Mayor Cranley when discussions surfaced about firing former city manager Harry Black in 2018. Local 12 News requested the text messages in May 2018, but the city solicitor’s office never… → Read More

Wagner matriarch returns to court over evidence in Pike County murders

WAVERLY, Ohio (WKRC) - The Wagner family matriarch accused of lying to the grand jury about purchasing two bullet-resistant vests returned to court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing after her attorneys filed a motion demanding prosecutors turn over remaining evidence that will be used at trial. The hearing was continued until June 12 at the request of prosecutors and defense attorneys. Judge Randy… → Read More

Mom starts petition to improve road where son was killed

DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. (WKRC) - A mother started a petition to make improvements to a road where her son was killed in a crash over the winter. Heather Fox lost her son, Brett, in the crash in February. He was a senior at East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana. He was driving to school on February 21 when his car hit black ice, rolled down an embankment and hit a tree. "It's your worst… → Read More

Miami University football players help woman whose home was destroyed

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio — Miami Unversity’s football team spent the day Friday helping people whose homes were damaged by the tornadoes that swept through the area. Defensive back Ja’don Rucker-Furlow is from Dayton. “Once I found out about it, it really hurt me. Because I never really seen the city like this,” said Rucker-Furlow. He asked his teammates to help and they boarded a bus for Beavercreek.… → Read More

Police: Murderer a prime suspect in his cousin's disappearance

FOREST PARK, Ohio (WKRC) - A man convicted of murdering an innocent driver is also the prime suspect in the disappearance of his cousin in 2016, a Forest Park Police captain said Thursday. A Hamilton County jury found Deonte Baber, 27, guilty of murdering Jamie Urton in Walnut Hills in March 2017. But a little less than a year before Urton’s murder, Baber’s cousin, Jautoun Baber, 31, vanished… → Read More

Wagner matriarch attorney wants hearing on evidence yet to be disclosed

WAVERLY, Ohio (WKRC) - The attorney for the matriarch of the Wagner family has filed a motion requesting a hearing after a deadline for prosecutors to turn over discovery in the case passed without the materials being disclosed. Attorney Jim Owen represents Fredericka Wagner, 76. Wagner is charged with perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the murders of eight members of the… → Read More