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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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.

Cara Owsley / Pool

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.

Cara Owsley / Pool

Jurors in the retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose saw the body camera video of the incident during the first day of proceedings. Tensing looked away from the courtroom's large screen television as the shooting played out just a few feet from where he was seated at the defense table.

WVXU

The jury is set in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

Pool

Nine more potential jurors were excused Tuesday as prosecution and defense attorneys seek to seat a jury in the retrial of Ray Tensing.

Pool

Jury selection continued again Monday in the retrial of Ray Tensing.

WVXU

Jury selection began Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

After dismissing around 60 potential jurors for various reasons including vacations, family concerns, and health issues, the potential pool stands at 107 people. Courtroom observers estimate there are approximately 17 African-Americans remaining in that group.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Clarification: The judge's order states 38 people indicated on their questionnaires they'd be unwilling to serve if their identities were to become known. The order adds 39 people indicated they'd be concerned for their safety. The 77 referenced below adds those two numbers together. However, WVXU has no way of knowing how much overlap there is between the 38 and the 39.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati's most famous and beloved hippo took her first steps in front of a gaggle of cameras at the Cincinnati Zoo's outdoor hippo habitat Wednesday.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Update 2 p.m. Judge Leslie Ghiz is vacating her order restricting media access during the Tensing retrial.

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