Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
ERLANGER, KY (FOX19) -
The suspect wanted in a deadly arson case in South Carolina and later arrested after a high speed chase through the Tri-State returned to the southern state to face murder charges.
On June 1, members of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina responded to reports of a fire with the possibility of entrapment. Upon arrival, the building was discovered to be fully engulfed in flames.
After the fire was distinguished, firefighters discovered two sets of human remains who were later identified as 79-year-old Joann Topper and 68-year-old James William Topper.
A witness reported to law enforcement that they saw a small white car leaving the scene of the fire at a high rate of speed.
Law enforcement was able to determine that the homeowners had three vehicles in their names. Only two of the three vehicles were parked at the residence.
The third vehicle was a white Honda Accord.
Law enforcement sent out a teletype message to multiple departments to be on the lookout for a white Honda Accord. Authorities believed that the vehicle was driven by 20-year-old Joseph Manners, originally from Edgewood, Ky.
Manners is the grandson of Joann Topper in South Carolina.
Around 7:30 the next morning, Erlanger police spotted the vehicle on Turkeyfoot Road near Old Turkeyfoot. Officers followed the vehicle as additional units responded to assist.
However, the vehicle fled and was pursued by Erlanger and Elsmere officers through Florence and onto Northbound I-75 at speeds excess of 100 mph.
Upon crossing the bridge into Cincinnati and onto westbound U.S. Highway 50, officers lost sight of the vehicle. Cincinnati officers eventually located the vehicle again.
Manners fled the vehicle on foot and was later apprehended by authorities.
An autopsy revealed James Topper died of blunt force trauma to the head and Joann died of smoke inhalation from the fire.
Manners had been living with James and Joann for the past several months, deputies say. According to WISTV, authorities were called to the home previously to investigate a report of domestic violence, but the grandmother did not press charges in the incident.
On Monday, Manners waived extradition, returning back to Sumter, South Carolina, and was formally charged with two counts of murder, one count of arson, one count of grand larceny.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.