Friday, August 1 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:52:34 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 >
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A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.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 >
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 >
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
A man who faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old at Woodbury Middle School on Aug. 28 could face more charges for plotting to kill the alleged victim while in jail.
Richard Schlacta, 48, faces multiple charges including sexual assault, kidnapping and battery with a deadly weapon.
"This man is facing serious, serious prison time," said Steve Wolfson, Clark County District Attorney. "Usually when people are facing that kind of consequence, many times they become desperate."
The DA's office says they discovered Schlacta was plotting with another inmate to kill the victim after he obtained court documents with the girl's address on them. Their office says an unidentified inmate wrote a letter to the family warning them of the alleged plot.
Wolfson said his office has worked on measures to protect the victim, including placing Schlacta in isolation and removing any contact with family or other visitors.
"He's in isolation and not in contact with any other inmates. He has restricted access to the public, not his attorney," Wolfson said.
Schlacta's attorney, Mace Yampolsky, said he hasn't spoken to his client since this plot allegedly happened.
"I'm taken aback, based on my conversations with him," Yampolsky said. "I never expected anything like this."
When asked about his client receiving documents in regards to him getting the victim's address, Yampolsky said this is often necessary.
"Frankly, if you don't review discovery with your clients, I think it's ineffective assistance of counsel," he said.
If further charges are brought against Schlacta, Yampolsky said he will represent him.
"If the DA determines that there is probable cause, they could charge him in addition with solicitation to commit murder," Yampolsky said.
Yampolsky said he will contest any further charges against his client if the DA's office pursues these measures.
Meanwhile, Yampolsky didn't give specifics about his client's sexual assault charges as he said he is still reviewing the details.
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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.