Thursday, January 17 2013 9:36 PM EST2013-01-18 02:36:43 GMT
On Thursday morning, the three men suspected of killing and dismembering a Boone County man appeared in court to answer for murder charges. A detective took the stand and testified that the three suspects,Full Story >
A Boone County Sheriff's detective said three murder suspects killed and dismembered a suspected drug dealer in order to find and assault other dealers.Full Story >
Wednesday, January 16 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-01-17 04:27:44 GMT
The Boone County Sheriff's Office have released a preliminary identification of the man who was killed and dismembered in Boone COunty. Officers say the victim is Daniel Delfin, 19, of Walton. OfficersFull Story >
The Boone County Sheriff's Office released a preliminary identification of the man who was killed and dismembered in Boone COunty.Full Story >
Wednesday, January 16 2013 11:50 AM EST2013-01-16 16:50:42 GMT
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says no further searching is planned for the remains of a man who was murdered and dismembered. Three men, Jefferey All, 21, Anthony Baumgartner, 23, and Stephen Harkness,Full Story >
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says no further searching is planned for the remains of a man who was murdered and dismembered.Full Story >
Wednesday, January 16 2013 6:31 AM EST2013-01-16 11:31:08 GMT
Three Boone County men have been arrested for the kidnapping, torture, murder and dismemberment of another man. Investigators charged Jefferey Allen, 21, of Verona, Anthony Baumgartner, 23, of Florence,Full Story >
Three Boone County men have been arrested for the kidnapping, torture, murder and dismemberment of a victim who has yet to be identified. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:32 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:32:50 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:45 GMT
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop. The 4.2 acre strip of land along McMillan Avenue has seen an impressive transformation since its groundbreaking in January 2012. U Square @ theFull Story >
Construction is nearly completion at U Square @ the Loop.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:26 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:26:07 GMT
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges. Police say Shyon Clark, 28, engaged in sexual conduct with a 10-year-old girl. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday. Copyright 2013 WXIX.Full Story >
A Lower Price Hill man is arrested on rape charges.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:23 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:23:52 GMT
A Park Hills man is arrested on child abuse charges in Hamilton County. Police say Stephen Wyler, 26, seriously injured a child in October of last year. He is charged with felonious assault and two countsFull Story >
A Park Hills man is arrested on child abuse charges in Hamilton County.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:19:33 GMT
A Norwood woman is arrested, accused of firing a shot into the air while her kids were sleeping. Police say Joanna Kessnick, 38, was intoxicated when she fired one shot in the 4100 block of Huston AvenueFull Story >
A Norwood woman is arrested, accused of firing a shot into the air while her kids were sleeping.Full Story >
But in at least one case, FOX19 has uncovered signs of trouble while one of the Marines was deployed in Afghanistan.
As authorities announce Wednesday they're suspending the search for more of the victim's body parts and identify the victim for the first time, the military records FOX19 obtained give some insight into the lives of two of the three men who, according to a sheriff's spokesman, wanted to "rid the world of evil" by kidnapping, killing, and dismembering a suspected heroin dealer.
Stephen E. Harkness of Verona, Kentucky, served as a water support technician with the Marines in Afghanistan. Just like it sounds, a water support technician is responsible for making sure fellow Marines get drinking water and are able to take showers.
According to Harkness's military record, he served only about two months in Afghanistan. But a Marine's tour of duty in Afghanistan usually lasts about seven months, a spokesman for the 2nd Marine Logistics Group at Camp Lejeune tells FOX19.
Harkness was under the command of the Camp Lejeune-based logistics group.
"I cannot confirm the specific reason why his deployment to Afghanistan appears to be shorter than the normal six to seven month period," said Lt. Jim Stenger, a Marine Corps spokesman at Camp Lejeune. He said Marines' personnel records are protected by the federal Privacy Act.
Another sign of trouble in Harkness's life is the fact that he left Kentucky in March 2011 as a lance corporal, according to a newspaper profile of him at the time.
However, the records obtained by FOX19 show that when he left the Marines a year ago this month he had been demoted one notch to private first class.
Boone County sheriff's spokesman Tom Scheben said Tuesday that at least one of the suspects in this case was dishonorably discharged from the Marines.
"One of them, for example, is an ex-Marine," Scheben said. "And I say ex-Marine because he was dishonorably discharged, to the best of my knowledge. And two of his buddies, I guess, fall into that same mindset, perhaps. Not the Marine mindset; the dishonorably discharged Marine mindset."
Scheben told FOX19 this afternoon he had no further information to provide. The Marines won't comment about Harkness's discharge.
Harkness's record indicates he received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and NATO Medal for service in Afghanistan. Just as their titles indicate, these medals honor service only. In and of themselves, they are not necessarily indications of particular ability, honor, or courage under fire.
Jefferey W. Allen of Verona, Kentucky, also served in the Marines. He was assigned to the 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion at 29 Palms, California.
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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 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 >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.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 >
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