Friday, August 1 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:52:34 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -
What is being called the largest marijuana bust in Butler County occurred on election night. An undercover sting netted 939 pounds of pot valued at about $1,200 per pound totaling approximately $1.2 million.
It occurred at an empty storage building in the 4700 block of Industry Drive in Fairfield Tuesday night. Sheriff's officials say two Mexican nationals were part of a Mexican drug cartel.
Arrested are Balermo Orozco Ruiz, 21, and Armando Camacho Lopez, 31. They are both being held on $30,000 bond each and are charged with Trafficking in Drugs and Possession of Drugs, second degree felonies.
"They continue to deliver them to the wrong place but I appreciate their deliveries. Keep it coming, our property room is getting pretty full at this point," says Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. "The investigation is still ongoing, it's not over. This shipment was intended for distribution here in Butler County. Undercover agents were the deliverers and the drug dealers were the people picking up the drugs and thought they were part of the cartel but they were sadly mistaken, those were police officers."
"When you see a large, tremendous amount of marijuana like this coming into Butler County it's just a microcosm of what's going on all over the country," added Fairfield Township Police Chief Richard St. John, who has an officer on the task force which made the arrest. "God only knows how much is going every place else that no one knows about or doesn't catch."
Jones says these people are very dangerous. "Keep in mind, when somebody's out driving their vehicle and you stare at these people and you don't know who you're looking at and they think you're staring at them and maybe you pick up your cell phone at the same time. Well, these people may think you're calling the police and kill you right then," he said.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.