Friday, July 25 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:33:36 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:23:27 GMT
An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day truce in the Gaza war. Israel's defense minister warned that the military may soon...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:09:20 GMT
The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.Full Story >
Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:08:50 GMT
President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...Full Story >
President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.Full Story >
KENTUCKY (FOX19) -
Officials in Northern Kentucky are discussing
a new way to treat heroin addicts.
The judge executives in Kenton, Campbell, and
Boone County are looking at putting treatment facilities either in or near the
county jails to treat the addicted inmates.
County leaders say there's not enough being
done at a state level, so they're trying to take a regional approach to address
the heroin epidemic.
Those supporting the idea say it's a way to
treat addicts and get them back on their feet before they are released.
However, some are concerned that
the money to fund this kind of idea could involve taxpayer dollars.
Christina Weinel lost her son two years ago
to a heroin overdose. She wishes her son would have had the opportunity to get
help while in jail because she personally knows an addict's habits after their
release from prison.
"I can't count the number of caskets
that I've helped kiss goodbye after they've been to jail and they use after
they've been released," said Weinel.
Kenton County Judge Executive Steve
Arlinghaus says 80 percent of their more than 600 inmates are in their because of
"Instead of being locked up in a
detention center, shift them out of there after they've served their time.
Shift them into a facility like this as part of their process for being
released," said Arlinghaus.
Arlinghaus says they have a few ideas for
treatment center locations. One is using a vacant building near their jail. Campbell County is also expanding their detention center.
"In doing that, there's also going to be
the potential for 32 additional beds for there as well," said Arlinghaus.
It's state law to have separate facilities
for men and women. Arlinghaus says two centers is the goal. In terms of
funding, Arlinghaus says completing this project for the entire eight county
region may cost up to four million dollars.
"For any one county to try to do it on
their own, it's going to be extremely expensive and almost unsuccessful,"
Weinel thinks there will be resistance from the
community if the counties use taxpayer dollars, but she personally thinks it'll
be worth it in the long run.
"Would you rather house them and pay for
them to be in a jail and come out and become a repeat offender? Or would you
rather offer some solution so that the problem doesn't keep manifesting
itself?" asks Weinel.
Arlinghaus says the decision of funding will
be decided by each county independently. This could mean anything from a tax
increase or reduced government spending.
fiscal year for these counties begins on July 1st and Arlinghaus says they'd
like to have a better idea of where the funding for this project will come from
by that date.
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:42 GMT
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday. Jenna Montgomery and Jess Taylor both pleaded guilty to kidnapping, robbery and assault charges. MontgomeryFull Story >
Two teenagers accused of torturing a 16-year-old boy inside a shed were sentenced to prison Thursday.Full Story >
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >