The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions, setting up a high-stakes debate on the Senate floor.Full Story >
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Monday, May 20 2013 1:30 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:30:37 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found.Full Story >
With a bullet still in his body, the police officer who survived a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says he's determined to return to duty.Full Story >
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BRECKINRIDGE CO, KY (WAVE) - Deputies are searching for an escaped inmate who strong-armed a deputy jailer and stole a jail van around 11:30 p.m. Central, Thursday.
According to Breckinridge County Sheriff Todd Pate, the jailer was transporting Robert Jeffery Waddell, 41, from Breckinridge Memorial Hospital when Waddell somehow got loose, and overpowered the jailer with a sharp object.
"The deputy jailer was getting ready to put him back in the van, he stuck some type of sharp object in his side," Pate said.
Pate said Waddell made the jailer take off his boots, then uncuff and unshackle him.
The deputy jailer told investigators that Waddell took his police radio, then drove 8-10 miles south of Hardinsburg to a remote creek bed, where abandoned him and took off in the van alone. That van was found Friday. Now the search is on for Waddell.
"All officers that we have available are combing the area, following up on any leads and we are getting a couple of leads," said Pate.
Authorities say Waddell is no stranger to them. He has an extensive criminal record.
"Most recently, he had been incarcerated for first degree rape, burglary and assault. That was last Wednesday," Pate said.
Danny Smiley lives in Cloverport, where he says Waddell is from.
"It really put me on alarm because I thought, well, he may come back around here," Smiley said. He knows of Waddell. It's really scary. A man like that may come back to his hometown. You never know."
The jail employee was eventually found at a home on Jim-Bob Mattingly Road outside Hardinsburg around 2:30 a.m. EST. Since then, sheriff's deputies and state troopers have combed several wooded areas looking for Waddell.
Waddell is Caucasian, stands 5'11" and weighs approximately 210 pounds. He is bald on top, but has strawberry blonde hair on the sides and blue or green eyes.
Waddell was arrested on August 23 on charges of 1st degree Rape, 2nd degree Burglary, and 4th degree Assault. Waddell is listed on the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry on two counts of rape of minors. The victims were ages 13 and 14.
According to Pate, Waddell is originally from Breckinridge County but has ties to Ohio County, KY. Pate said Waddell should be considered armed and dangerous, and that he believes the deputy jailer to the best precautions he could while transporting his prisoner.
If you have any information, you are asked to call police.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 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 returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
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