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A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
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Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
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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 >
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 parts of the...Full Story >
A lawsuit was filed against the representative of the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents the officers of the Cincinnati Police Department.
Kathy Harrell is being sued for $12,000, money she allegedly received in September 2009 from the former Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees union president, Diana Frey.
Frey was convicted in July of stealing more than $750,000 in CODE money.
She claimed she also gave Harrell $12,000. Harrell said it was a personal loan that Frey could afford.
As it turns out some three years later, the money came out of CODE's bank account.
"It was written on a CODE account from Fifth Third Bank, so that's not in dispute," said Jonathan Saxton, the attorney for CODE. "There will be no question about that. The question is whether any of it has been repaid and whether it was repaid to CODE."
"She paid the overwhelming majority of it back, $10,000 of the $12,000 owed," says Mike Allen, Harrell's attorney."
Another issue in dispute is whether Harrell knew where the money actually came from.
"My client had no idea that money came from a CODE account," Allen insisted. "She was told by Frey that it was personal money. That's what she relied upon."
So, did Frey ever tell Harrell the money came from the union account?
"[We have] testimony from Diana Frey that Ms. Harrell was aware at the time that the check was obtained from the bank that it indeed came from our or the CODE bank account," says Saxton.
Allen doesn't think Frey's statement will hold much weight in court.
"That is the word of a union president against a convicted felon," said Allen. "If I were a jury, if I were a judge, I certainly know what person I would believe."
Saxton was less concerned about the interaction between the two woman, and more focused on the money itself.
"Our issue is that it was from our bank account. It was written from our account and that check was given to Ms. Harrell and hasn't been returned as of yet. None of it has come back to CODE."
Allen says Harrell has paid back about $10,000 of the $12,000 and he says she has receipts, but that she paid it to Frey, thinking she was paying back a personal loan.
Will that count? And, will it matter if she paid most of it back but to the wrong place? A civil court will decide.
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.