Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
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 >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
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 >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 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 >
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 >
While politicians debate the best way to tackle the heroin crisis, family members of addicts are fighting it every day.
Roseanne Christen knows the power of heroin's grip. One year ago Sunday, it took her son 23-year-old son James.
"I helped turn him in to get him assistance, to get him help and it never made it to the judge so he died in the jail from heroin, codeine and morphine overdose," says Christen. "I didn't know this was going on in Ohio. I thought it was just him and random kids who had this problem until I got on Facebook and I mean bam! It's just all over."
That is when Christen started her own Facebook page, Heroin Recovery 4 You. She made it her mission to help addicts on the street after hearing the same story over and over.
"Oh I want to get off of it but I can't afford it. If you go to the clinic, you have to have $40 each time. If I've got $40, I'm just going to go do the drug and sleep on the street. I'm just going to panhandle. There is no free places for them to go," says Christen.
Christen has fought for help for addicts through the Ohio Attorney General's Office but believes the real help starts with people like herself. She says she is embarrassed with how far behind Ohio is when it comes to fighting heroin. She doesn't care who is in the AG's office as long as they getting something done.
"I've talked with them so much. I've sent so many emails. I'm just sick and tired of dealing with them and if we can't get the help of the attorney general's office, we have to start speaking for these kids ourselves and start helping them," says Christen.
In memory of her son James, Christen and several others Sunday are hosting the Spring Fling Block Party at 4 p.m. at 2621 Victory Parkway in Walnut Hills. They plan to give away clothes, food and toys for children. If you would like to donate, you can email her at email@example.com.
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.