Tana Weingartner

Reporter / Digital News Editor

Tana Weingartner earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in mass communication from Miami University. Most recently, she served as news and public affairs producer with WMUB-FM. Ms. Weingartner has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including several Best Reporter awards from the Associated Press and the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. She served on the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors from 2007 - 2009.

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The family of Sam DuBose is asking the Hamilton County Prosecutor to retry Ray Tensing a third time.

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Nearly a dozen groups including Black Lives Matter Cincinnati are sponsoring a rally near the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music Wednesday. The 6 p.m. rally is set for two hours before FC Cincinnati plays the Chicago Fire in the U.S. Open Cup at Nippert Stadium.

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Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's second trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for the death of Sam DuBose has ended the same way as his first, in a hung jury. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz declared a mistrial Friday afternoon.

Cara Owsley / Pool

The jury in the retrial of Ray Tensing appears to be headed toward another deadlock. After around 27 hours of deliberating the jury told Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz they cannot come to a consensus and asked how they should proceed.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Jurors in the Ray Tensing retrial will continue their work for a fifth day.

Cara Owsley / Pool

After about 18 hours of deliberating, jurors in the Ray Tensing retrial are expected to return to the discussion room Thursday.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Jurors in the retrial of Ray Tensing spent a full day deliberating Tuesday. They'll resume discussions Wednesday morning.

Cara Owsley / Pool

The retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing is now in the jury's hands. He's charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during an off-campus traffic stop.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Former UC police officer Ray Tensing took the stand in his own defense Friday at his retrial. He's charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a traffic stop.

A tearful-looking Tensing said it was not his purpose to kill Sam DuBose but rather "to stop the threat."

Cara Owsley / Pool

The prosecution in the Ray Tensing retrial began Thursday by asking the judge to include the lesser charge of reckless homicide.

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Soccer fans across central and southwest Ohio had been eagerly awaiting a match-up between Cincinnati's newest professional franchise and one of Major League Soccer's founding teams. They finally got their wish Wednesday night.

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The prosecution has rested in the retrial of Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose. The state's final witness, Dr. Karen Looman,  the county's chief deputy coroner, testified DuBose was killed instantly when the bullet cut through his brain stem.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Ray Tensing's attorney in his murder retrial attempted Tuesday to undercut the prosecution's forensic video expert. Stew Mathews characterized Grant Fredericks analysis of Tensing's body camera video as 20/20 hindsight.

Cara Owsley / Pool

A forensic video analyst testified Monday that Ray Tensing's body camera never fell below the level of Sam DuBose's car window prior to Tensing firing the shot that killed DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

Cara Owsley / Pool

A Cincinnati police officer suggested Friday she thought Ray Tensing was likely justified in shooting Sam DuBose, leading assistant prosecutor Seth Tieger to object saying "I don't think anybody could ever express their opinion to the ultimate issue in this case."

Indeed, that point is the central question at play in the retrial of Ray Tensing for the death of Sam DuBose.

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