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 >>
Thursday, January 10 2013 6:19 AM EST2013-01-10 11:19:40 GMT
The Village of Elmwood Place has collected over $1,750,000 from people caught speeding since the installment of speed cameras in September. Tens of thousands of tickets have been issued. Drivers caughtMore >>
Attorney Mike Allen, who is also FOX19's Legal Analyst, was in court on Wednesday suing the village and trying to block its use of the cameras.More >>
Wednesday, January 9 2013 6:40 AM EST2013-01-09 11:40:51 GMT
The fight over the Elmwood Place speed cameras will go back to the courtroom on Wednesday. Attorney Mike Allen is suing the village and trying to block its use of the cameras, stating that they are notMore >>
The fight over the Elmwood Place speed cameras will go back to the courtroom on Wednesday.More >>
Thursday, December 6 2012 6:13 AM EST2012-12-06 11:13:39 GMT
"These cameras are just affecting revenue all over this town." That is according to Holly Calhoun who manages the Elmwood Place Quick Mart. She says business has dropped because people are afraid ofMore >>
Business in Elmwood Place has dropped because people are afraid of getting speeding tickets while driving through the village.More >>
Tuesday, November 13 2012 11:23 PM EST2012-11-14 04:23:12 GMT
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 clockingMore >>
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. More >>
Thursday, October 18 2012 9:26 AM EDT2012-10-18 13:26:16 GMT
Elmwood Place Village Police Chief William Peskin sat down exclusively with FOX19 to talk about the village's controversial speed camera program. He argues the survey before the cameras were enforcedMore >>
Elmwood Place Village Police Chief William Peskin sat down exclusively with FOX19 to talk about the village's controversial speed camera program.More >>
Saturday, October 6 2012 9:33 PM EDT2012-10-07 01:33:42 GMT
Some angry citizens protested speed cameras in their community on Saturday. A group of citizens gathered near one of the cameras off of I-75 Saturday afternoon to protest controversial speed cameras inMore >>
Some angry citizens protested speed cameras in their community on Saturday.More >>
Wednesday, October 3 2012 7:57 PM EDT2012-10-03 23:57:10 GMT
The Village of Elmwood Place launched an Automated Speed Enforcement Program on Sept. 1. One automated speed enforcement unit, or speed camera, was placed in a school zone and the other was placed inMore >>
The Village of Elmwood Place launched an Automated Speed Enforcement Program on Sept. 1.More >>
ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) -
Judge Robert Ruehlman said he would not make a decision on Thursday regarding a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place.
Judge Ruehlman promised a decision on February 28th.
"We were hoping to have a decision today just to put this behind us and be done with it," Chief Peskin said.
Elmwood place police Chief William Peskin listened as both sides laid out their arguments one last time in court Thursday.
"I did expect a backlash you know, it's new. Its new technology," Chief William Peskin told FOX19. "This happened when they first brought out radar guns, there were officers sitting the same way I was then."
Attorney Michael K. Allen filed a lawsuit on Nov. 30, 2012 on behalf of motorists and community members in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit alleges that the Ordinance is in violation of Ohio law and the Ohio Constitution and raises a number of procedural arguments related to the enactment of the Ordinance. The lawsuit also alleges that the Ordinance violates the due process rights of citizens.
"That's not what this country was founded on. You can't take people's money without giving them due process of law and that's what Elmwood is doing," argued Mike Allen, attorney for the plaintiffs.
"As long as there is notice, and here there's a notice, they get current addresses from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles," Optotraffic Lawyer Chris Heekin argued. "Everybody has an obligation under the law to notify the Bureau of Motor Vehicles within ten days if they move."
"I've been in the system for almost 35 years. You cannot rely on the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to give you a valid last known address," Allen said.
The Optotraffic Lawyer had filed a motion in an attempt to get the company added as a party in the case. The judge denied that motion but allowed the attorney to argue in favor of the cameras in court Thursday.
As part of the lawsuit, Allen filed a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction requesting that the Judge prohibit further enforcement of the Ordinance. A hearing on the request for an injunction was held on January 9, 2013. At the hearing, residents of Elmwood Place and others testified about problems with the implementation of the speed cameras. Some of the witnesses testified that Elmwood Place resembled a "police state."
The Elmwood Place Police Chief William Peskin says the cameras have generated roughly $800,000 for the village thus far. He says roughly 20,000 tickets have been issued. Drivers caught speeding by the robotic cameras, which are usually on 24 hours a day, are charged $105 for a ticket initially.
Monday, May 20 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:10:07 GMT
FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Maybe you heard of the Kentucky juvenile justice worker who was accused of the rape and sodomy of a boy she was supposed to be counseling. What you didn't hear was that counselorMore >>
At the height of a budget crisis and service cutbacks in state government, a WAVE 3 News investigation found the state regularly pays employees not to work.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
(RNN) - After an estimated 26 tornadoes hit five states on Sunday, and a massive EF-4 tornado leveled the Oklahoma City metropolitan area killing 24 on Monday - more severe weather is expected to impactMore >>
The Storm Prediction Center at the National Weather Service believes there is a high probability for severe weather in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:09:16 GMT
HARRISON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – A man shot and killed Monday in Ramsey, IN has been identified. Indiana State Police said an autopsy conducted at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office found that Joe Johnson,More >>
Indiana State Police said an autopsy conducted at the Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office found that Joe Johnson, 33, of Louisville died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.More >>