Jim Letizia

Reporter, News Anchor

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.

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7:12 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Columbus Teen Sentenced For Killing Friend

Terrico Henry
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus teenager will serve 18 months in prison for shooting a boy he says was his best friend.

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7:02 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Alleged 2005 Arsonist Appealing Conviction And Sentence

Antun Lewis
Credit Cuayhoga County Sheriff

The man twice convicted of setting a fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover in Cleveland is appealing his arson conviction and 35 year prison sentence.

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6:55 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Suspect In Local Burglaries Arrested

Whitehall police say a 66-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record is charged in several central Ohio burglaries.

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6:52 am
Thu July 10, 2014

SUPCO Delays Traffic Camera Case

The Ohio Supreme Court has put a Cleveland traffic camera case on hold while the justices decide a motorist's challenge to Toledo's camera system.

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6:45 am
Thu July 10, 2014

GOP Sues To Obtain Certain FitzGerald Records

Ed FitzGerald

The Ohio Republican Party is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to force Cuayhoga County Executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald to release key-card data showing when he enters and leaves county buildings and parking facilities.

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11:53 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Columbus' First West Nile Discovery Of The Year

West Nile Virus
Credit American Medical Association

Columbus Public Health officials say two pools of mosquitoes on the South Side have tested positive for West Nile virus for the first time this season.

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11:50 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Unsafe Levels Of E.Coli Found In Local Watershed

Scioto Watershed
Credit wikipedia

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says water in the Upper Scioto Watershed contains unsafe levels of E.coli.

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11:46 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Springfield Man Gets 20 Years For Kidnapping

Mark Edwards (center)
Credit Clark County Sheriff's Office

A Springfield man who twice ran off with a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to prison time.

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11:43 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Former Reds Pitcher Passes Away

Credit Topps

Funeral services are pending for a pitcher who helped the Cincinnati Reds reach the 1961 World Series.

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11:42 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Jim Brown Says '64 Championship Ring Being Auctioned Not His

Credit CBS

Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says his 1964 NFL championship ring being auctioned online was stolen from him.

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7:57 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Cargo Hub Opening At Rickenbacker

Florida-based Amerijet International is opening an air cargo hub at Rickenbacker Airport.

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7:52 am
Tue July 8, 2014

OSU's Sprinkle Pleads Not Guilty To Multiple Charges

Ohio State defensive end Tracy Sprinkle has pleaded not guilty to drug, rioting and failure to disperse charges after a weekend bar fight in Lorain.

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7:45 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Bond Set For Suspect In Fatal Weekend Shooting

Richard Boyer
Credit Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Bond is set at 1 million dollars for the man charged in a fatal weekend shooting at a Columbus nightclub.

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7:32 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Maggots Found In Meals At State Women's Prison

Ohio Reformatory for Women
Credit ODRC

Union County health officials are investigating reports of contaminated food at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville.

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7:28 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Local Dog Shelter Housing Canines Spooked By Fireworks

Franklin County Dog Shelter workers are trying to reunite dozens of canines with their owners after the Fourth of July weekend.

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7:24 am
Tue July 8, 2014

State Handing Out More Business Tax Breaks

An Ohio Department of Taxation report shows since 2012 the amount of tax credits given to businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been rising.

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7:17 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Holiday Weekend Traffic Fatalities Up Over Last Year

The State Highway Patrol says a dozen people died in traffic crashes during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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7:12 am
Tue July 8, 2014

State Releases Casino Revenue Figures For June

The state's four casinos saw their revenues decline in June .

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6:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Sinclair, OSU Teaming Up On Drone Technology

Sinclair Community College in Dayton is joining forces with Ohio State University's engineering school to research and develop new drone technologies.

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12:30 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Judge Declines To Drop Charges Against Greenpeace Activists

Credit wcpo.com

A Hamilton County judge has declined to drop burglary charges against nine Greenpeace activists who staged a protest at the headquarters of Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble last March.

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