Thursday, March 14 2013 7:55 PM EDT2013-03-14 23:55:48 GMT
Documents obtained by FOX19 show a teacher's aide in the Kings Local School District came forward with serious concerns about former Columbia Elementary special needs teacher Amanda Kitcho so that sheMore >>
Documents obtained by FOX19 show a teacher's aide in the Kings Local School District came forward with serious concerns about former Columbia Elementary special needs teacher Amanda Kitcho so that she would "not feel responsible for what happens in the future."More >>
Wednesday, February 13 2013 12:06 AM EST2013-02-13 05:06:20 GMT
In a copy of the written Kings district policy on how school employees should handle "cases of suspected child abuse or neglect," school employees are told they should not contact the child's family.More >>
FOX19 obtained a copy of the written Kings district policy on how school employees should handle "cases of suspected child abuse or neglect." In the very first directive, school employees are told they "shall not contact the child's family.More >>
KINGS MILLS, OH (FOX19) -
Leaders of the Kings Local School District announced after an hour-long meeting in executive session tonight that they are still not releasing transcripts of depositions from an investigation into abuse allegations a former teacher's aide leveled against former special needs teacher Amanda Kitcho.
The decision was announced by Dr. Valerie Browning, the superintendent. She cited attorney-client privilege and the potential some children could be identified even if their names were blacked-out as reasons for withholding the documents.
Browning also defended the district keeping Kitcho on the payroll for the remainder of last school year even though she was suspended in January 2012.
"The cost of defending a termination lawsuit can far exceed the cost of paying the employee to leave," said Dr. Browning, pointing out that if the district lost it would've had to have paid for Kitcho's attorney as well as back pay.
Kim Grant, who filed a lawsuit against the district as a member of the taxpayer rights group COAST, said tonight she was disappointed the board chose not to release the transcripts, a central part of her lawsuit.
She said after recently speaking with the school district's attorney, her attorney felt the district would settle the suit and give her the transcripts. Tonight, it appears the lawsuit will continue to proceed at the Ohio Supreme Court. A decision isn't expected for months.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:05:26 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Chinese-born Canadian citizen is being held for stalking the family of Academy Award-winning actress and Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence. The Indian Hills Police DepartmentMore >>
The Indian Hills Police Department said Han Cong Zhao contacted the brother of Jennifer Lawrence more than 200 times and left a threatening voice mail message.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:35 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:35:57 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville Metro police officer has been arrested on charge of official misconduct. A criminal complaint summons obtained by WAVE 3 News states that while on a run Joe C. BurdenMore >>
A criminal complaint summons obtained by WAVE 3 News states that while on a run Joe C. Burden detained a woman by telling her there was a warrant for her arrest and forced her to expose herself to keep from going to jail.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetMore >>
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:46:32 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police made a bizarre arrest early Monday near Bowman Field. Just after 1 a.m., officers were called to Bearno's Restaurant at 2900 Taylorsville Road on a reportMore >>
Louisville Metro Police arrested Andrew Schmitz after they found him 40 feet off the ground on a billboard.More >>