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 >
Angry, a bully, a nut job - those are the words used to describe the man who opened fire at a Phoenix office complex Wednesday.
According to police, Arthur Harmon, 70, opened fire at the office complex, killing two men and injuring several others.
CBS 5 News spoke to a number of people who had contact with Harmon in the past.
Harmon was in the middle of a civil dispute stemming from some work he was hired to do for a Scottsdale company called Fusion Contact Centers.
Two of the victims in the shooting were Fusion CEO Steve Singer and his attorney Mark Hummels.
CBS 5 News obtained some letters Harmon had sent to Hummels last year, during the course of the litigation.
"You lying sack of s***," Harmon wrote. "Hummels, you're nothing but a sleazy lowlife attorney trying to ave your stinking skin."
"You (expletive), son-of-a b***. I am going after you with every fiber in my being and I wont rest until I see you behind bars for conspiracy to defraud," said Harmon.
Valley attorney David Panzarella said he saw firsthand how erratic and abusive Harmon could be.
"Having phone calls and dealing with him, you knew from the beginning he was different," Panzarella said. "Our office staff called him a 'nut job.'"
Several years ago, Panzarella represented a client in a lawsuit involving Harmon, who was representing himself.
Panzarella said that he remembers Harmon acting paranoid with obvious anger issues, whose main objective seemed to be dragging out the legal process.
Hearing what happened Thursday had an immediate impact on Panzarella's entire office, the attorney said.
"It was sobering to recognize that a guy like that, who files so many lawsuits and feels like he is put upon, was eventually going to snap somewhere," Panzarella said. "The fact he could have snapped at our office is frightening to think about."
CBS 5 News learned that Harmon was connected to at least five civil lawsuits since 1994.
In each case, Harmon represented himself.
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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 >