Friday, August 1 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:34:07 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:33:44 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:15:08 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 >
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 parts of the...Full Story >
A snap decision by Phoenix's top cop could cost taxpayers more than $2 million.
For 15 years a pair of black cargo pants and a polo with an embroidered badge were standard issue at Phoenix Police Department. But on Oct. 1, 2012 the popular uniform was banned.
"This came at a moment's notice. We had guys that week prior purchase new uniforms," said Ofc. Will Buividas, Treasurer of Phoenix Law Enforcement Association.
The uniform is not as flashy as traditional police wear. But that doesn't make it cheap. Just the shirt and pants cost $200. An expense that cuts deep into an officer's $1,150 a year clothing allowance.
Chief Garcia does have the authority to say what uniforms officers can and cannot wear. However on Tuesday the Phoenix Employment Relations Board ruled that officers should be compensated for the switch. A suit filed by the PLEA could be costly.
"I think it was a bad decision on Chief Garcia's part. I think it's going to end up costing the taxpayers a million or two million dollars," said Ofc. Buividas.
Ofc. Buividas said something as simple as an extended wear out period could have been a compromise.
"They could have said OK we're going to change the uniform. We're going to go back to the old uniform. But you're going to have a year to wear out the class D uniform, and then the effect on the officer's compensation would have been a lot less. If we just could have met and talked and negotiated on the front end we wouldn't have had this problem," said Ofc. Buividas.
CBS 5 reached out to Phoenix Police Department to see what they had to say about the ruling. Officials declined to comment.
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A new uniform policy will soon go into effect for Phoenix police officers and not everyone is happy about it. An employee communication was sent out on Monday afternoon announcing the change. The moveFull Story >
Starting Oct. 1, officers will no longer be authorized to wear the Class D uniform, which consists of the black cargo-type pants and the pullover shirts with the embroidered badges and name tags.Full Story >
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.