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The Warren County Sheriff's Department wants a drug dealer it recently arrested to face involuntary manslaughter charges after one of his users died.

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A 15 year old Butler County teen, who admitted shooting two students and injuring two others inside the Junior/Senior Madison High School cafeteria, has been sentenced.

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Former State Representative Peter Beck, once one of the most powerful legislators in Ohio, was led out of a Hamilton County Common Pleas Courtroom Thursday morning in handcuffs after being sentenced to four years in prison.

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Kentucky is leading the nation in its use of big data to help determine bail and criminal sentences.

The data-driven programs Kentucky and at least 20 other states use, like PSA-Court, look at a variety of factors including charges and criminal history. That information is given to a judge to help determine whether the defendant gets out on bail and how long their sentence will be.