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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 >
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 >
Tire tracks on the pavement and through the front yard lead up to the spot where a Ford truck slammed into a Springfield home on Monday afternoon on Gillette Avenue.
Homeowner Kate Welch and her husband Brian were comforted by family and friends as they examined the damage that was left behind.
Kate Welch's father, Gerry Moreau, was the first to arrive on scene.
"It was a pickup truck that went through the picture window at the front of the house, through the entire house and exited through the wall in the back of the house, across the deck and about 30 feet into the backyard," said Moreau.
Police said the driver behind the wheel was an 85-year-old man. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center, where he's expected to be OK. Springfield police said he told them his accelerator got stuck, propelling the vehicle into the house.
The Welch's daughter, Lauren Welch, said she was shocked when she heard what happened.
"You wouldn't ever think that something like that would happen. It's like something in the movies," said Lauren Welch.
Heirlooms and priceless momentums sat under a pile of rubble in the family's living room.
Their pet English Springer Spaniel, Henry, was killed in the accident.
"He was an amazing addition to the family," said Lauren Welch.
This is not the first time the family has been through this type of ordeal.
Their home along with their entire neighborhood was damaged during the June 2011 tornado.
Now neighbors who the Welchs leaned on back then are once again helping them pick up the pieces.
"They are unbelievable. They have helped pick up every valuable," said Moreau.
"Everyone went through the tornado we were all helping each other now there's this, but everyone is being so helpful," said Lauren Welch.
No one was home at the time of the accident.
Family and friends have set up a GoFundMe account for donations to help the Welchs get back on their feet.
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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.