Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.Full Story >
Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:01:08 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman. Councilman Chris Seelbach said his proposal is different because itFull Story >
Vicious dog owners are the target of a new proposal that will be introduced next week by a Cincinnati councilman.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:51:51 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
PURYEAR, TN (WSMV) -
A fifth-grader from Henry County received injuries after a paddling at his school so severe that a deputy recommended his parents take him to the emergency room, according to a report obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team.
Photographs show red welts and dark bruises around the buttocks of the child, and a medical examination obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team indicates there was also bleeding.
The child's mother, who asked her identity remain anonymous, said she gave permission for her son to be paddled at school, but the severity of that corporal punishment is raising questions about how far a school can go in disciplining students.
"More than anything, I was mad," the mother said.
Sheriff's deputies and workers with the Department of Children Services observed the bruises on the 11-year-old boy's backside - injuries which the mother said should bring on a full investigation.
On April 11, the mother gave her son's teacher at Harrellson Elementary School in Puryear, TN, permission to spank him for failing to finish school work.
According to the police report, her son was instead taken to coach Benji Bona to be paddled.
"If I had hurt him like that, he would be in state custody and I would be in jail facing child abuse charges," the mother said.
Bona was placed on administrative leave while the school district and the district attorney investigated, but the mother said the coach was not arrested and the school found no wrongdoing.
Neither Bona nor the school superintendent had a comment when called by the Channel 4 I-Team.
The Tennessee state statute says corporal punishment is allowed but must be done in a "reasonable manner."
A DCS spokesman said the department is now investigating.
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Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Sunday, July 27 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-27 13:32:04 GMT
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. James Rolman, 72, was found in his car inside a silo at an abandoned trucking company at 205 Smalley Road Saturday in Lockland. Full Story >
The Lockland man who went missing on Friday was found dead in his car on Saturday. Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:21:57 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 12:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:11:46 GMT
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Since Israel's ground offensive began nearly three weeks ago a series of pro-Israel rallies have been held around the county. One such rally held today here in Cincinnati. The main message expressed during today's rally was "I stand with Israel.Full Story >