Wednesday, November 28 2012 6:16 PM EST2012-11-28 23:16:58 GMT
Well, it was national news earlier this month when a Cleveland municipal judge sentenced a local woman to stand on a street corner with a sign proclaiming her as an idiot. More >>
Well, it was national news earlier this month when a Cleveland municipal judge sentenced a local woman to stand on a street corner with a sign proclaiming her as an idiot for driving on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.More >>
Friday, August 22 2008 10:49 AM EDT2008-08-22 15:49:06 GMT
Painesville, OH - A woman has been given an unusual sentence for stealing from a church collection plate.
Painesville municipal court judge Michael Cicconetti ordered Anna Marie Cothrum to use coins,More >>
PAINESVILLE, OH - Authorities in northeast Ohio say a Salvation Army worker who was ordered by a judge to spend a night homeless ducked in and out of government buildings for warmth during his time on the streets.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:12:52 GMT
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on theMore >>
A 13-year-old boy was arrested and charged with second degree murder after his 5-year-old sister died Sunday. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Detectives say the boy admitted to practicing "WWE" moves on the girl, even after she told him that she was in pain.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-06-18 14:36:47 GMT
Louisiana State Police reports I-10 East is closed at Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge due to multiple crashes. Traffic on I-10 East is being diverted onto I-49 North.Drivers trying to get toMore >>
Louisiana State Police said I-10 East was closed for a while Tuesday morning due to multiple crashes near Whiskey Bay on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:18 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:18:50 GMT
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Johnny Williams Jr., 34, of Hammond, faces charges of felony theft and possession of marijuana. The Tangipahoa ParishMore >>
A man accused of stealing air conditioners was arrested on theft and drug charges Monday. Witnesses said they saw him take the units. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:41 GMT
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Justo Venegas, 31, is wanted on a charge of forcible rape. Chief DeputyMore >>
Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a suspected rapist. He is wanted for forcible rape involving a girl. More >>
LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) -
Another unique sentence from a tough judge.
Jonathan Taras was the subject in Judge Michael Cicconetti's latest "creative justice" sentence.
Tuesday Judge Cicconetti sentenced the 27-year old to view car fatality victims, after Ohio Highway Patrol arrested him last October for driving drunk.
"I hope this really scared the hell out of you. I want you to have at least two viewings of people who died in car accidents," explains Judge Michael Cicconetti.
The first time DUI offender was also sentenced to five days in jail, six months probation, a $600, and he can't drive for at least two weeks.
"It's a very idiotic thing to do and I am sorry," says Jonathan Tarase.
If Tarase doesn't show up to view the bodies he'll likely spend 60 days in jail.
Other unusual sentences once handed down by Judge Cicconetti: a man playing his stereo too loud was ordered to sit in the woods alone for several hours, and several years ago three men arrested for soliciting had to wear chicken costumes on a street corner.