Tuesday, October 5, 2004
Motorcyclist remains in hospital after crash
Public safety notebook
DOWNTOWN - A Northern Kentucky man remained hospitalized Monday after a Sunday night motorcycle crash near the Taylor Southgate Bridge, Cincinnati police said.
Alfred Yager, 67, of Highland Heights, lost control of his motorcycle as he drove south on Broadway toward the bridge at Pete Rose Way about 9:18 p.m., according to Cincinnati police.
The motorcycle fell onto its right side.
He was taken to University Hospital and was listed in serious condition Monday evening.
An investigation continues. Hit-run suspects turn themselves in
NEWPORT - Two women who were allegedly involved in a fatal hit-run accident turned themselves in to Newport Police Department detectives on Monday.
The accident that killed 4-year-old Haley Conway occurred around 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at a Newport Housing Authority complex in the 500 block of Brighton Street.
The child was crossing the street to get to an ice cream truck when she was struck by a car. The girl was pronounced dead at St. Luke Hospital East after the accident.
The car's two occupants abandoned the vehicle at the scene, fleeing on foot.
Driver Keesha R. Linville, 20, was arrested and charged Monday with operating on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of marijuana.
Her sister, Felicia N. Linville, 18, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.
Both were taken to the Campbell County Detention Center in Newport. Bond was set at $7,000 for Keesha Linville and $2,500 for Felicia Linville.
Newport police said both were Hamilton County residents.
Defendant sentenced in dismemberment case
HAMILTON - An East Price Hill man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a Butler County slaying and dismemberment.
Anthony C. Ruffin, 44, received the sentence Monday in Common Pleas Court on charges of tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.
In August, a jury convicted a co-defendant, Gary Benson, 50, of Hamilton, on the same charges. His sentencing is Oct. 18.
Both men faced up to six years in prison for the mutilation of Jeffrey Glenn Watson, 41, of Hamilton.
Watson's charred torso was found New Year's Eve along a rural road near the Preble County line.
Authorities accused Benson and Ruffin of helping Cardale A. Goens, 37, of Hamilton, dismember Watson.
Authorities say the dismemberment happened after Goens shot Watson to death in Watson's South 11th Street home.
Goens could get the death penalty if convicted of killing Watson. His trial is set for April 12.
S. Lebanon Elementary closed for second day
UNION TWP. - South Lebanon Elementary will remain closed today for the second day after an electrical fire forced evacuation of the Kings school in Warren County on Monday.
No one was injured and damage was minor, but the school at 50 Ridgeview Lane has no electrical power.
Kings officials told school staff not to report to work today and also canceled all after-school activities.
South Lebanon Elementary child-care services will be moved today to the Kings Education Center at 1797 King Ave. during normal operating hours of 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
All children should have a packed lunch.
Contact Sue Harrison at (513) 398-8050, ext.10040.
After the Monday morning power outage, the school's 328 students were bused to Kings Mills Elementary for the remainder of the day.
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