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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7:04 am
Thu June 13, 2013

COTA Holding Public Meeting On Bus Stop Consolidation

The Central Ohio Transit Authority holds a public meeting tonight on its plan to eliminate more bus stops.

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7:01 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Bond Set For Serial Rape Suspect

Bond is set at 900 thousand dollars for a Columbus man suspected in four local rapes.

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6:58 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Police Close Local Hotel

Columbus police have closed a hotel on the North side that has been declared a public nuisance.

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6:56 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Reported Barricade Situation Was False Alarm

Columbus police say a barricade situation last night on the North side turned out to be a false alarm.

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6:55 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Prosecutors Rest In Bridge Bomb Plot Trial

Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the trial of a man accused of plotting to blow up a bridge over the Cuayhoga Valley National Park.

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6:51 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Former Teacher Pleads No Contest To Video Voyeurism

A former drama teacher at the Wellington School in Upper Arlington has pleaded no contest to 21 charges of secretly videotaping girls as they undressed in the building.

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6:45 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Storms Leave Thousands Without Power

The State Highway Patrol says strong thunderstorms overnight brought high winds that damaged barns and trees and caused thousands of power outages throughout the state.

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12:27 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Timkin Split Study Continues

A study examining whether to split the Canton-based Timken Company in two is proceeding.

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12:24 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Man Rescued From Burning South Columbus Home

Columbus fire officials are searching for the cause of a South side house fire that broke out early this morning.

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12:21 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Two Hilliard Adults Charged Following Rowdy Party

Hilliard police have charged two adults with hosting an alcohol-fueled graduation party over the weekend.

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12:20 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Mount Vernon Police Chief Under Investigation

Mount Vernon Police Chief Michael Merrilees is being investigated for alleged criminal or ethical violations involving the police impound lot.

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12:18 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Discipline Announced For Police Officials In November Chase And Shooting

Cleveland police say one supervisor was fired, two were demoted and nine were suspended for their roles in a chase last November in which 12 white officers and one latino officer fired 137 shots, killing two unarmed African-Americans.

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7:43 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Retired Generals To Promote Pre-K Education

Some retired military generals plan to promote President Obama's pre-K education program today in suburban Dayton.

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7:36 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Dephi Retirees Hear From Congressmember

The head of a congressional panel is vowing to subpoena more people about why the pensions of salaried retirees of bankrupt auto-parts supplier Delphi were cut, while those of other auto industry retirees were not.

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7:22 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Council Delays Tax Break, Approves Food Truck Program

Columbus City Council last night approved the creation of a pilot program regulating food trucks.

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7:05 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Lawmaker Seeks To Prevent Money Laundering At Casinos

An Ohio lawmaker wants the state's four casinos to collect and save photos of each customer redeeming winnings for cash.

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6:58 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Four Ohio Athletes On Police Blotter

Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Perez and his wife have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor possession after marijuana was mailed to their Rocky River home in their dog's name.

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6:55 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Arena Has Budget Problems

Nationwide Arena's second year of public ownership could end in red ink.

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6:53 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Police Seek Hate Crime Suspect

Columbus police are searching for the suspects in a possible hate crime.

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6:52 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Local Boy Drowned In Home Pool

Funeral arrangements are pending for an eight-year-old Plain City boy who drowned in his family's pool on Monday.

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