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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 >
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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 >
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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 >
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The former chairman of the Camp Taylor Fire District claims the firefighters who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit never approached the board of trustees.
In a civil complaint, firefighters George Givens and Michael Killebrew accused former Deputy Chief Steve Adkins of sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, retaliation and inflecting emotional distress.
"They should've taken it to the board and brought it to the chairman which never happened," said Gary Fields, the former Camp Taylor Board chairman.
"The board would've been the checks and balances to look into any allegations," said Fields. "It should've and would've been done, but it was not addressed because the board wasn't aware until a lawsuit was filed."
Since the complaint was filed July 29, Camp Taylor's chief, deputy chief and board chairman are no longer affiliated with the fire district. The board of trustees accepted former chief Harold Adkins' resignation during a meeting September 13, according to a document filed by the board of trustees. However, Fields told WAVE 3 News the chief left under different circumstances.
"He quit. It's sad he had to go out on this note," said Fields. "[Adkins] started his career at Camp Taylor in the early 1960's as a volunteer and he left as a volunteer. He has no retirement. He has no pay. There's no benefit for him to say he 'retired.'"
Harold Adkins' son, Steve Adkins, retired from his position as deputy chief on August 30. Fields was not re-elected when his term expired as a property owner board member.
According to state law, the board of trustees is the primary oversight of suburban fire districts. The boards are comprised of three members appointed by the mayor, two elected property owners and two firefighter representatives. Suburban fire districts, like Camp Taylor, are required to complete an annual audit and submit it to the KY State Auditor's Office.
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.