Sunday, May 19 2013 1:00 AM EDT2013-05-19 05:00:12 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park this Sunday.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:32:55 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million.Full Story >
LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV/AP) -
A Kansas judge has ruled that an Illinois couple will stand trial on child abuse charges after two of their children were found bound in a Walmart parking lot.
Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin ruled Tuesday at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for Deborah Gomez and her husband, Adolfo Gomez.
A child whose brother and sister were found bound and blindfolded in a Walmart parking lot in Lawrence told an investigator that the family believed her younger siblings and their Illinois home was possessed by demons, a police officer testified Tuesday.
The children were discovered tied up and with duct tape over their eyes outside the store in Lawrence in June. Their parents, 44-year-old Deborah Gomez and 52-year-old Adolfo Gomez Jr., are charged with two counts of child abuse and five counts of aggravated child endangerment.
Defense attorney Elbridge Griffy says the couple belongs to a Pentecostal religion and says the children may have been tied up as part of their faith.
"You have to take into account what the beliefs of these children were. What their intentions were," Griffy said.
Griffy said he has an uphill battle in preparing this defense.
"There are a lot of issues in this case, and we got a lot of work to do," he said.
Lawrence police officer Hayden Fowler testified at a preliminary hearing to decide if the parents should stand trial that an older daughter said the family was going to try to cast the demons from her 5-year-old brother and 7-year-old sister.
Fowler said one of the children told him that the family believed there were "demons" in their Northlake, Ill., home and outside their vehicle in the parking lot, and that the family had recently watched online videos about demons and "a fallen angel."
Fowler testified that one of the older children told him the younger siblings had been tied up because the family believed that "demons had overtaken their bodies." He said the child told him that duct tape was placed over their eyes to protect them from demons.
The older daughter said they were going to attempt to cast the demons out of the younger children, but did not say how they planned to do that.
He said the daughter told him "if the demons were to die (the children) would die also."
When the two younger children were discovered at the Walmart lot, their three older siblings, ages 12, 13 and 15, were inside the vehicle but not restrained. The five children have been placed in protective custody, and their parents remain jailed on $50,000 bond.
Adolfo and Deborah Gomez appeared in court Tuesday in orange jail pants and T-shirts and appeared to be listening intently to the testimony.
Police have said the family was traveling from Illinois to see a family member in Arizona when their SUV broke down on Interstate 70. The family members stopped in Lawrence and were in the Walmart parking lot when Linda Baranski, 64, called police. She said she saw 1 of the bound children outside the vehicle in the store's parking lot.
During Tuesday's hearing Baranski testified that she noticed the child when she pulled her car into the parking lot. She said the child was sitting "flat on the cement, and they were bound and I thought gagged, and they were rocking back and forth," she said.
"I thought it might have been some sort of abduction," Baranski said during her testimony.
Baranski said Adolfo Gomez then caught her eye and appeared angry when he motioned for her to leave.
"He motioned in a kind of angry way as if to say get out of here," Baranski said. She said she then pulled into a parking spot and called the police.
Martin said there was ample evidence to support the abuse charges. But she said the state did not prove its case on previous endangerment charges.
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Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >