Tuesday, March 12 2013 8:21 PM EDT2013-03-13 00:21:37 GMT
A judge decides that some people who received speeding tickets as a result of Elmwood Place's speed cameras don't have to pay.Judge Robert Ruehlman issued a permanent injunction against the cameras onMore >>
A judge decides that some people who received speeding tickets as a result of Elmwood Place's speed cameras don't have to pay. The clarification came during an emergency hearing in Hamilton County court Tuesday morning.More >>
ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) -
Residents of Elmwood Place showed up for a council meeting Tuesday night to talk about two things; the speed trap cameras and whether the mayor should resign.
The issue of the robotic cameras clocking the speed of vehicles without being manned has created a lot of interest. The cameras are positioned on the main streets through the downtown area of the Village. The cameras record the speed then photograph and transmit pictures to authorities. Then authorities send tickets to the registered owner of the vehicle.
"I have never gotten a ticket in the mail and had it be mine just because my name's on the registration," said one woman. "How do they know that I was driving? What if it was my daughter or someone else?"
Another resident brought up the fact that the cameras are only located on Vine Street, which is the main drag through the village. "All the locals are just going on side streets around the cameras to avoid them," said one businessman. "Therefore, it's not serving any real purpose and it's taking business away from us because no one's driving past my shop."
Police Chief William Peskin and says the cameras are necessary because it frees up officers to do real policing, patrolling and being proactive rather than reactive. "When I started here we had nine full time officers," he said. "Now I'm the only one who is full time. I'd rather not have the ‘robo-cameras' as they are called and instead would like to have the nine officers back but, unfortunately, that's not possible."
There was no indication that the cameras are going to be removed any time soon.
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Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanMore >>
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:19:49 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville Scouts and their parents wonderingMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 7:03 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:03:49 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, was arrested at about 5 a.m.More >>
A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:34:36 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Friday afternoon two home invasions are reported to police less than an hour apart. Police are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible. The first robberyMore >>
Two home invasions are reported to Louisville Metro Police less than an hour apart and now officers are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible.More >>