Thursday, July 31 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:19:29 GMT
The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours.Full Story >
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza to start Friday morning for 72 hours, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned that the lull in violence did not guarantee an end to the conflict.Full Story >
Thursday, July 31 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:17:15 GMT
Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.Full Story >
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations...Full Story >
HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
An escaped inmate is still on the loose at this hour, but questions remain on how he left the Hamilton County Justice Center so easily.
Authorities say 20-year-old Chris Bowden got out of jail by switching identities with Darius Dabney.
Officials say Bowden was accidentally released Tuesday night even though five jail employees had to sign off before an inmate can be released.
"We've never had that happen here. I don't know how other places do it," said AJ Rodenberg, Clermont County Sheriff.
Clermont County sheriff AJ Rodenberg says they have similar protocol as Hamilton County and many other local jails. He says they use an ID card system that holds detailed info of every inmate.
"When something like this happens obviously it does get our attention because no one's perfect and we've made mistakes here before with things and it could happen here," said Rodenberg.
A recent audit on the sheriff's office outlines some recommendations they should make, from employee training to technology, particularly with the jail.
An audit from March identifies problems with training in the past. It reads, "deputies assigned to the jail...have received little, if any, training to update their knowledge consistent with best practices and recent court decisions".
It also states "this lack of training was a consistent theme through the rank and file of officers assigned to the HCJC"
Technology is another area of concern. The audit says "as inmates are processed, explicit details about their physical characteristics, phone numbers, addresses, and a host of other information are recorded in current filing systems. however, little if any technology exists within the agency that would permit officers to mine this data in a quick and efficient manner".
"We are looking at every procedure that we use. It would not be pertinent at this time each and every one of those procedures that we use because I think it would certainly jeopardize security for the people that we are holding in here," said Charmaine McGuffey.
Major Charmaine McGuffey says an investigation will determine whether procedural changes are needed and if anyone involved in the mistaken release will be disciplined.
"We have procedures in place that help us to identify each and every inmate, and again I'm going to note to you that we release hundreds of people from the jail, this is a very rare occurrence," said McGuffey.
Officials didn't say if the escape is related to any of the issues presented in the audit.
FOX19 has reached out to the sheriff's office for comment on any changes in response to the audit and has yet to receive a response.
Dabney is now facing an additional charge for complicity to escape and held on $500,000 bond.
Anyone with information on Chris Bowden's whereabouts is urged to contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department or Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.
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.
Thursday, July 31 2014 4:49 AM EDT2014-07-31 08:49:41 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 9:19 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:19:11 GMT
(WMC) - Could the big-box retailer Kohl's be selling a shirt inspired by Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey to teen girls? Regardless of store's intention, Brown-Forman Corporation—one of the largest American-ownedFull Story >
Could the big-box retailer Kohl's be selling a shirt inspired by Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey to teen girls? Full Story >