Thursday, January 24 2013 8:06 PM EST2013-01-25 01:06:50 GMT
Judge Robert Ruehlman is expected to issue a decision Thursday on the Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place. The hearing will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m.More >>
Judge Robert Ruehlman says he will not make a decision on Thursday regarding a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place.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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, November 29 2012 7:53 PM EST2012-11-30 00:53:18 GMT
A restraining order will be filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas court Thursday asking a judge to stop the operations of the "Robo-cameras" in Elmwood Place. Those are the cameras that catch speedersMore >>
A restraining order filed in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, asking a judge to stop the operations of the "Robo-cameras" in Elmwood Place.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 >>
COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -
A pair of local representatives have introduced a bill in the Ohio House that would ban speed cameras.
Rep. Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) and Rep. Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) have co-sponsored House Bill 69 that would, "prohibit the use of traffic law photo-monitoring devices by municipal corporations, counties, township, and the State Highway Patrol to detect traffic signal light a speed limit violations."
The proposal comes after the Village of Elmwood Place has been under fire for issuing tens of thousands of tickets after placing a speed camera last September.
Elmwood officials say the radar cameras generate more money for a struggling village.
"It does enhance our revenue. There's no doubt about that, but it also is making people follow the law now," said Jerald Robertson, Elmwood Place Village Councilman.
With news of the proposal to ban speed cameras, Robertson argued, "I question why state representatives would be wanting to do something to encourage people to break the law."
Opponents say if the cameras are about public safety, the job should be left for the officers. In addition, the village should not be balancing its budget based on drivers' speeding tickets.
is not a safety issue. This is a speed trap, and an example of 'big brother gone
wild' in a budget crunch," argued Dale Mallory.
The Ohio House's Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee plans to discuss the proposed bill.
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:31 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:31:42 GMT
Relatives and dozens of Beech Island community members gathered today in front of Island Cuts Barbershop to remember Zann Worrell. "I was totally surprised and very happy that everybody came out becauseMore >>
Dozens of Beech Island residents gathered tonight to remember Zann Worrell, who was fatally shot in his barbershop on Saturday afternoon.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:18:38 GMT
Aiken County deputies say they searched with New Ellenton police officers for two armed men who shot dogs on Sizemore Avenue on Saturday night. Aiken County deputies say they started searching for the suspectsMore >>
UPDATE: Neighbors are shocked after two suspects shot three dogs in a New Ellenton neighborhood Saturday night. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:20 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:20:12 GMT
One person has been transported to the hospital after being shot at Axis Barbershop in Beech Island. Aiken County dispatch said it happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. There are at least two suspects,More >>
Aiken County Coroner's office has confirmed that 32 year old Zann Worrell Jr. of North Augusta died at GRU Medical Center on May 18, 2013 at 3:37 p.mMore >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 3:11 PM EDT2013-05-19 19:11:10 GMT
Richmond County Dispatch confirms there has been a stabbing at a Family Dollar. Deputies say it happened on the 2900 block of Dean's Bridge Road around 7:18 tonight. Information is limited at this tiMore >>
UPDATE: Richmond County investigators said Tonya S. Terry was stabbed several times in the chest area inside the Family Dollar on Dean's Bridge Road Saturday evening.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:04 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:04:50 GMT
Richmond County dispatch received a call around 7:20 a.m. that the Millbrook Apartment building was on fire located off of Skinner Mill Road. Firefighters were on the scene until around 8:30 a.m. No injuriesMore >>
Richmond County dispatch received a call around 7:20 a.m. that the Millbrook Apartment building was on fire located off of Skinner Mill Road.
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:23:19 GMT
A fundraiser was held Saturday in honor of Wesley Spires. Local firefighters held a boot drive to honor their fellow volunteer firefighter who remains in critical condition after he was beaten by whatMore >>
A fundraiser was held Saturday in honor of Wesley Spires. Local firefighters held a boot drive to honor their fellow volunteer firefighter who remains in critical condition after he was beaten by what investigators said was a bat along the Augusta Riverwalk on May 3rd.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 7:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:05:19 GMT
Instead of spending the day at the computer, some Augustans spent their day learning about it. People gathered at the Imperial Theater for Web Afternoon. Mayor Deke Copenhaver gave remarks about Augusta'sMore >>
People gathered at the Imperial Theater for Web Afternoon. Mayor Deke Copenhaver gave remarks about Augusta's growth in the technology sector.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-05-18 21:55:44 GMT
Michael Robert Bradford, an employee of DynCorp International, has been killed in Afghanistan.Bradford was a Grovetown resident, according to information from a DynCorp spokesperson.The spokesperson toldMore >>
Michael Robert Bradford, an employee of DynCorp International, has been killed in Afghanistan.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:47:31 GMT
Georgia Power crews are working to fix power lines at William Few Parkway and Knob Hill that were struck from a car crash around 9 a.m. Saturday. Columbia County dispatch said two cars were involved withMore >>
Georgia Power crews are working to fix power lines at William Few Parkway and Knob Hill that were struck from a car crash around 9 a.m. Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 2:40 PM EDT2013-05-18 18:40:22 GMT
Richmond County Sheriff's Office released the following information in regards to Deputy Creech: Sheriff Roundtree and the family of Deputy Alton Daniel Creech would like to thank everyone within our community forMore >>
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Extension, Augusta, Georgia on Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013 at 11am. Deputy Creech will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.More >>