Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 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 is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 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 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:33:39 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 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
GEORGETOWN, OH (FOX19) -
A decision out of Brown County generates mixed reactions
after a judge says the coroner can stay. Dr. Judith Varnau is accused of
mishandling crime scenes since she took office in 2013. Friday's ruling means
she will not be suspended pending a trial to remove her from office.
The judge's ruling comes after a hearing on Tuesday where
Dr. Varnau defended herself saying the sheriff's office is not cooperating with
her at death scenes. The families asking for her removal say both offices
should be ashamed of themselves.
In December 2013, Josh Carter died from a gunshot wound.
What happened next stunned his family.
"My son is laying on the floor dead. Didn't cover him
up. People gawking at him," says Ken Carter, Josh's father.
Carter says the sheriff's office along with Dr. Varnau acted
unprofessional ruling his son's death a suicide without proper investigation.
"They disrespected my son from the time they got there
until the time they left," says Carter.
Tuesday, Dr. Varnau defended herself in court at a hearing
to suspend her pending a trial to remove her from office. There, the sheriff's
office and Dr. Varnau pointed fingers at each other.
"Ma'am it is very difficult to have conversations with
you because of your attitude and your husband's interference," testified Brown
County Chief Deputy John Schadel.
"I believe I am acting according to what the law lets
me do. I cannot do anything more than determine the cause and manner of death,"
replied Dr. Varnau.
Friday a judge ruled against the suspension. It is a
decision the plantiff's attorney Tracy Hawkins says could have serious
"A little surprised. Not entirely surprised but a
little surprised because of the consequences this may have on families who lose
loved ones, friends in the interim. On the brighter note, it is only 20 days
from the final hearing. We've endured this for more than a year. We can endure
it for another 20 days," says Hawkins.
Dr. Judith Varnau declined to comment on the judge's ruling.
The trial to remove her from office is set to begin May 14th.
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.