Friday, May 24 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:43:30 GMT
Several crews are on the scene of a working fire in Florence.The fire is at a house on Maher Road / Tonya Drive near Dixie. FOX19 has learned that the blaze involves a house, a garage and a fifth wheelFull Story >
Several crews have been called to the scene of a working fire in Florence.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:28:55 GMT
Several Cincinnati car dealerships are giving away $50 gift cards to active and retired military and veterans starting on Monday though June 2. In partnership with a non-profit military charity calledFull Story >
Active and retired military can stop by the following Performance Group locations now through Sunday, June 2 to receive a free $50 gift card.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span into a river below as the driver watched the structure...Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Britain scrambled fighter jets Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two British...Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 1:46 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:46:21 GMT
On Friday, the Bengals signed Shawn Williams of Georgia, their third-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft. Williams (6-0, 213) saw action in 54 games at Georgia and earned a reputation as one of theFull Story >
Williams (6-0, 213) saw action in 54 games at Georgia and earned a reputation as one of the college game's elite run-stoppers in the secondary.Full Story >
GLENDALE, AZ (CBS5) -
Police are looking for your help in finding a scam artist who took $3,000 from an elderly woman in a Glendale store parking lot, claiming he fixed her car.
Sgt. Brent Coombs with the Glendale Police Department said the 88-year-old victim, Gwendolyn Sapp, was approached by the suspect in the Walmart parking lot at 5845 W. Bell Rd. on Oct. 30.
"I come out of Walmart up here and I got to my car," recalled Sapp.
Glendale police investigators said the suspect, a white man in his 40s or 50s, was standing by her car when she approached it.
"He said, 'I've been waiting for you. I'm going to save you a lot of money,'" recalled Sapp.
The suspect told Sapp that her vehicle lost a large metal part that he fixed for her. The suspect handed her a business card from an automotive repair center and told her the repair is typically very expensive, but he saved her a lot of money and would charge her $3,000.
The victim told the suspect she didn't have money but should could go to the bank. Not knowing it was a scam, she made a $3,000 withdrawal and gave the suspect the money in cash.
The suspect fled in a vehicle, possibly a white, full-size pickup truck.
"Sure enough he didn't follow me when I got home. I said, 'Oh my God. I've been scammed.' I was so hurt. I was so shocked. It hurt my heart."
From the surveillance video, police believe the suspect is white, between 40 and 50 years old, and about 5'8'' to 5'10'' tall, weighing approximately 160 pounds. He has a slight gray beard and very short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt, red or orange shorts, white socks and white tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.
Glendale police say this incident happened at the end of October, but they've exhausted all leads and have now just released Walmart surveillance video of the suspect.
"This guy is nothing but a con artist who is out praying on the elderly on the senior citizens and we want to catch this guy," said Officer Tracey Breeden, the department's public information officer.
Glendale police said this kind of crime increases during the holidays. They explained the elderly are often targeted since they are more trusting and often have nest eggs that con artists are after.
Investigators said the best advice is to simply walk away from anyone that may be approaching you in a parking lot. If you are uncomfortable, walk back into the store and call police.
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Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. 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 >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >