Friday, August 1 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:03:23 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 >
With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 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 is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 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 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
There's a new twist in the case of a missing Nashville heart surgeon whose kayak was found nearly two years ago floating on Center Hill Lake.
Dr. William Coltharp was last seen Oct. 2, 2011, when the DeKalb County sheriff said reliable witnesses saw a man matching Coltharp's description load a cinder block into the kayak before paddling onto the lake.
Authorities later recovered Coltharp's kayak with a life jacket and laptop computer inside, along with an empty gun case located under some nearby rocks, but his body never surfaced and search crews could never locate him.
Now, the doctor's life insurance company is denying that he's dead.
Coltharp's wife, Nicole, filed a court motion to declare her husband dead, in order to receive his life insurance.
But court records obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team show the insurance company stating, "Mass Mutual denies that William is deceased."
"In 37 years of practice, I've never heard of this situation before," said attorney Randall Kinnard.
Kinnard is not involved in the dispute over William Coltharp's life insurance, but he is suing Coltharp's conservator and medical associates in a malpractice case.
They, too, are in a difficult situation.
All anyone knows is that Dr. Coltharp hasn't been seen since that day in October.
"He was declared missing on Oct. 3, and that is the best that anybody knows," Kinnard said.
In asking for the life insurance money, Nicole Coltharp's attorney wrote that there is no evidence that he is alive - that his passport remains in the family safe and no monies are missing from Dr. Coltharp's account.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation examined the laptop found in the lake and has since sent it back to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.
Officials couldn't comment on what was found on the computer, saying this is still a missing person's case.
Neither Nicole Coltharp's attorney, nor the attorney representing Mass Mutual would comment for this story.
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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.