Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:07:03 GMT
A 32-year-old man has been arrested following a bank robbery in Florence, Ky. Officers say that the Chase Bank, located at 4899 Houston Rd, was robbed Saturday around noon. According to bank employees,Full Story >
Police have arrested 32-year-old Eric Billman, charging him with two separate bank robberies last week in downtown Cincinnati and Florence, Ky.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:59:01 GMT
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad. Portland police and workers from the Department ofFull Story >
A Portland woman with at least six criminal convictions in the last five years is accused of assaulting her 3-year-old daughter for breaking an iPad.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:52:57 GMT
House Republicans released a blistering 48-page report on Tuesday detailing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner's involvement in a scandal involving the alleged targeting of conservativeFull Story >
House Republicans released a blistering 48-page report on Tuesday detailing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner's involvement in a scandal involving the alleged targeting of conservative groups applying for tax exempt status.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:23:42 GMT
The Montgomery Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a woman's body Monday morning behind a fast food restaurant.Full Story >
The two 19-year-old Taco Bell employees charged with capital murder in the death of the restaurant's night manager had their initial court appearances Tuesday in Montgomery. Full Story >
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
He spent much of his life in New York state, but at heart, Purdy Walker was always a South Carolina kind of guy.
Unfortunately, at 68 years old, Walker would lose a battle with cancer. He had one but one last request: to be buried in the Palmetto State.
But getting back home turned into something Walker's family didn't believe could happen.
Latasha Crumpton, Walker's niece, says her uncle's body was supposed to be flown from New York to Columbia. Only that didn't quite happen, according to the funeral home director.
"When he said it was a body switched, I just couldn't believe it," Crumpton said. "I've never heard of that before. Never. And actually he said, in all of his years doing this, he's never had this happen before ever."
Crumpton says the body of Stanley Williams ended up at the funeral home instead of her uncle.
"We were pretty shocked," said Crumpton.
Crumpton was told both Williams and her uncle were flown on Delta Airlines from the same funeral home in New York. When they arrived in Atlanta, Walker was supposed to go to Columbia and Williams to Raleigh. Crumpton says that's when the mix-up happened.
"He was suffering with cancer and he had already been through a lot," said Crumpton. "To have his body switched like that was just hard for our whole family."
Luckily, Walker was flown from Raleigh to Charleston and then driven to Sumter just in time for the funeral.
"We didn't get to view the body -- there was no wake," said Crumpton. "We actually saw the body when everyone else saw it at the funeral."
Crumpton says the family is waiting on an apology from Delta.
"Why would they contact one family and not the other? We were suffering just as much as the other family was," said Crumpton. "Not to get a call is just pretty hard to deal with."
The spokesman for the funeral home in New York says the bodies were properly marked before they were sent to the airport.
Delta Airlines has told other media outlets it is investigating how the mix-up happened and is working with the other family. We have not yet had our call returned.
Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:40:00 GMT
Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday."Full Story >
Were you born after 1985? If so, Kevin Bacon has a very important message for you. A 7-year-old appeared on Norway's Got Talent and sang a chilling rendition of Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday," and Buckle Up Festival announced the complete schedule. Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:19:51 GMT
We'll have a warm and breezy afternoon with a sun and cloud mix and a high of 67 degrees. Find out when you'll start to feel those cold temperatures creep in on Wednesday.Full Story >
Temperatures soared into the mid 70s across the region amid loads of sunshine and a southwest breeze. Unfortunately, it won't last. Rain develops overnight with temperatures beginning a downward slide.Full Story >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-03-11 21:05:49 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals have terminated the contract of center Kyle Cook, releasing him to free agency. Cook was with the Bengals from a 2007 practice squad assignment through the 2013 season. Cook playedFull Story >
Calling it a surprise, Kyle Cook says he still wants to play in the NFL after being released Tuesday by the Bengals.Full Story >