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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6:39 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Columbus Man Arrested For Killing Father

Vershawn Davis Junior
Credit Middletown Police

The Columbus man accused of killing his father is awaiting his first court date.

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6:37 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Former Deputy State Tresurer Sentenced In Kickback Scheme

Amer Ahmad
Credit suntimes.com

A federal judge has sentenced two people for their roles in an alleged kickback scheme at the state treasurer's office. 

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6:27 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Cleveland Cops Sue City Over Fatal 2012 Officer-Involved Shooting

Timothy Russell (L) and Malissa Williams
Credit huffingtonpost.com

Nine Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal 2012 police shooting that killed two unarmed African-Americans are suing the city, alleging the police department engaged in racial discrimination.

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5:55 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Court To Hear Appeal Of Inmate Charged In 1993 Prison Riot

Keith LaMar
Credit lucasvilleamnesty.org

A 45-year-old inmate convicted and sentenced to die for the slayings of fellow inmates during the 1993 Lucasville prison riot is challenging his convictions and death sentences before the 6th U.S. Circuit court of Appeals in Cincinnati today.

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5:48 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Peter Beck Resigns From Ohio House

Peter Beck (r) with Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder
Credit mediatrackers.org

Republican State Representative Peter Beck has resigned amid allegations he misled investors about a company's financial status and used their money for personal gain.

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5:42 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Lawmakers Working On New Redistricting Plan

A redistricting proposal is unlikely to be taken up in the lame duck session of the Ohio General Assembly this year, but one could be ready in time for the November 2015 elections.

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2:00 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Sheriff Scott Announces Mayoral Run

Zach Scott
Credit Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott has issued a statement saying he plans to run for mayor of Columbus.

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1:59 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Rice Family Says Death At Hands Of Cleveland Police Could Have Been Avoided

Credit mirror.co.uk

The family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone with a gun last weekend says officers acted too quickly and his death could've been avoided.

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1:57 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Grove City Native Killed In Afghanistan

Joey Riley
Credit youtube

The Pentagon says one of two U.S soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Monday was a Grove City native.

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1:55 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Columbus Man Convicted Of Gang-Related Slaying

Mario Harris
Credit Columbus Division of Police

Sentencing is scheduled December 15th for a Columbus man convicted this week of killing another man outside of a nightclub in November of last year.

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1:53 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Ohio College To Build Indoor Drone Test Lab

Officials at Sinclair Community College in Dayton plan to build an indoor flying pavilion that will be used by students to fly and test drones.

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7:34 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Local Taxpayer Money Approved For Promoting NHL All-Star Game, Developing "Food Action Plan"

The city of Columbus and Franklin County will each spend 250 thousand dollars in taxpayer money to promote the NHL All-Star Game in late January.

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7:16 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Columbus A Finalist To Host 2016 Democratic Convention

Columbus, Philadelphia, and New York are the three finalists to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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7:13 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Local Man Sentenced For Killing Ex-Girlfriend

Sar I
Credit Columbus Division of Police

A Columbus man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for killing his former girlfriend. 

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7:10 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Wind Damage Forces Temporary Closure Of Portion Of East Broad Street

Rhodes State Office Tower
Credit wikipedia

Strong winds downed trees and utility lines yesterday, knocking out power for thousands in Ohio.

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7:01 am
Tue November 25, 2014

OU, OSU Students Protest Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Michael Brown
Credit nbc news

Protests and prayer vigils were held in Ohio yesterday following the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided not to indict a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an African-American man.

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6:54 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Local Radio Personality Passes Away

Credit wtvn

Central Ohio radio broadcaster Bob Connors passed away Monday at his Florida home at the age of 80 due to complications from cancer. 

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6:54 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Three Ice Bucket Challenge Pranksters Sentenced

Credit cleveland.com

Three Bay Village teens who admitted to dumping bodily fluids on a 15-year-old autistic classmate during an Ice Bucket Challenge prank in August have been ordered to perform community service and write apology letters to the victim and his family.

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6:52 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Bill Requires Retailers To Pay Holiday Workers Overtime

Democratic State Representative Mike Foley is sponsoring a bill requiring Ohio retailers who’ have pushed their "Black Friday" sales to Thanksgiving day to pay their workers triple overtime.

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2:14 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Columbus Man Sentenced In False Credentials Case

James McBride
Credit dailymail.co.uk

A Columbus man who claimed to be the keeper of the seal of St. Peter and thus was above the law has been sentenced to 3  1/2 years in prison for selling nearly 2 thousand fake diplomatic credentials affiliated with his organization.

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