Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
There is a high profile trial
unfolding in our area, and it is generating additional exposure even though the
proceedings have not yet begun.
In this case, Michael Fay, a
juvenile, has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder in the deaths
of Blake and Blaine Romes. The defense has filed a motion to exclude the
media from at least some of the proceedings.
This is a slippery slope.
An attorney representing WTOL 11, Fox Toledo, WNWO, The Associated Press of
Ohio, The Findlay Courier, The Lima News, The Putnam Sentinel, and possibly
other media outlets will file an objection on First Amendment grounds.
Ohio law gives the judge discretion
to ensure justice, but we believe the Constitution and legal precedent support
our belief that conducting these proceedings behind closed doors does not
support justice and violates your right to know.
We have an essential
obligation to inform the public about the things that matter in their
communities. We will object to the motion to exclude the media because it
is the correct and necessary legal step to take.