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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12:42 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Body Found In Columbus Apartment

Columbus police say a 38-year-old man was found dead early this morning inside of an apartment on the Southeast side.

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10:02 am
Thu November 21, 2013

London Grammar on World Cafe, Thursday @ 8pm on WCBE

Lead in text: 
It's London Grammar in the studio today to play a few songs and discuss their first project, the "Metal and Dust" EP.
We are very excited to have the British band London Grammar in for a session today. They formed in 2009 while students at University in Nottinham and are composed of Hannah Reid on vocals, Dan Rothman on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Dot Major.
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7:47 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Columbus Hosting Conference On Autism

Hundreds of people are attending a convention on autism in Columbus this week.

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7:43 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Rate Of Local Existing Home Sales Fell In October

Fewer existing homes were sold in central Ohio in October as compared with the same month last year.

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7:31 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Columbus Campaign Finance Measure Closer To Reaching Ballot

Local elections officials says the group seeking to reduce spending in Columbus mayoral and city council races appears to have collected enough valid petition signatures to get a reform measure on the ballot next year.

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7:27 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Columbus Murder Suspect Refuses To Waive Extradition

A former Columbus man suspected in a 2012 murder has refused to waive extradition from Wisconsin.

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7:25 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Leader Of Central Ohio Prescription Drug Ring Sentenced

A Columbus man will spend more than six decades in prison for bringing thousands of prescription pills into central Ohio.

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7:23 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Legislature Approves Tougher Voting Requirements

Majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have approved two bills affecting voter and ballot rules.

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7:15 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Ohio House Approves "Stand Your Ground" Gun Measure

The Republican-controlled Ohio House has approved a measure making broad changes to the state's gun laws, including the addition of a "stand your ground" rule that sparked debates on gun control across the country.

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7:04 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Apartment Resident Shoots Would-Be Robbers

Columbus police say two people who attempted to break into a West side apartment last night are hospitalized in critical condition.

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7:02 am
Thu November 21, 2013

OSU Physician Pleads Not Guilty To Domestic Violence

A doctor at Ohio State University's Medical Center has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence, assault and disorderly conduct charges.

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6:56 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Browns Will Pay For Stadium Upgrades

The Cleveland Browns will pay for the planned 120 million dollars in renovations at their taxpayer-funded stadium and recoup 42 million from the city.

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6:48 am
Thu November 21, 2013

House Explosion May Be Drug Related

Columbus police and firefighters are investigating an explosion at a home in the OSU campus area yesterday.

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6:47 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Tanker Truck Crash Forces Evacuations

Fayette County Sheriff's deputies say hundreds of evacuated residents are back in their homes after a tanker truck crash on U.S. Route 62 last night.

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12:40 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Fairborn Schools, Teachers Delay Contract Talks

Negotiators for the Fairborn teachers' union and the school board will meet again after Thanksgiving, because a five hour meeting on Monday failed to produce a new contract agreement.

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12:36 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Think Tank Says Report Shows Costs Of Educating Poor Students

An education-funding think tank is releasing new district comparisons it says more accurately reflect the costs of educating poor students.

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12:32 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Home Invader

Columbus police say an East side homeowner who shot a man who was trying to rob him during a home invasion pleaded guilty yesterday to voluntary manslaughter charges.

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12:29 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Police Charge Teen In Death Of Reynoldsburg Woman

Police say they have filed a delinquency murder charges against a 17-year-old boy in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Monday near Reynoldsburg High School's Summit Road campus.

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8:46 am
Tue November 19, 2013

City Clears Way For Planned Downtown Developments

Columbus City Council last night approved a resolution allowing for the demolition of the Trautman building on South High Street across from the Columbus Commons park.

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8:29 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Local Officials Create Infant Mortality Task Force

Columbus City Council has announced the formation of a task force designed to find ways to lower the infant mortality rates in the city and Franklin County.

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