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) -
The civil trial about whether to remove Brown County Coroner Judith Varnau from office began Wednesday Brown County Common Pleas Court.
Among the issues Varnau testified about was how evidence was handled regarding Zachary Adamson's Jan. 9 death. She said a gun was found on a fireplace. His body was between a bed and a wall.
She said she doesn't take fingerprints because it's not her job. At the time, she said the death looked like a suicide. She said Adamson's death certificate says the cause of death is pending as she is waiting on a report from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Varnau said she does not take gunshot residue as that's not part of her investigation. She sent his body for an autopsy. She said she cleaned Adamson's face but did not do any DNA testing of Adamson's blood that was on him. She sent his body for an autopsy.
duty is strictly to go ahead and determine the cause, manner and mode of
death," Varnau said.
Attorneys for families have said there is a feud between the coroner and the Brown County Sheriff's Office. Varnau's
husband ran against the current sheriff in the last election and lost. The
plaintiffs claim it is that feud that is keeping Varnau from properly doing
Her attorney countered, claiming it is the sheriff's office
that is neglecting evidence at death scenes.
Adamson was found dead at his home with a gunshot wound to his head. Adamson's parents believe Varnau mishandled the investigation.
The Adamson family says Zachary Adamson's home was left unlocked and his possessions were not secured. From the moment his body was found, the Adamson family claims the coroner did not take proper steps to preserve a crime scene. Zachary Adamson's parents believe foul play could have been involved but without evidence from a crime scene, they will never know what really happened to their son.
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.