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 >
Jacquelyn and Kenneth Johnson are torn about their son's death but determined to fight until they get answers.
"We knew it was going to be this hard because this is Lowndes County. Lowndes County is not used to families fighting against them. Whatever it takes, how long it takes, we are here," said Kenneth Johnson.
Today their attorneys filed a petition requesting a judge order a coroner's inquest into the death of their son, 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson.
"The sheriff has already closed his file, he's ended his investigation. This is one way in which that investigation can be reopened," said attorney C.B. King.
In January, Kendrick Johnson was found dead, rolled up inside a wrestling mat inside his high school gym.
An autopsy performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations determined he accidentally suffocated while trying to retrieve a shoe.
The Johnsons had their son's body exhumed and hired a private medical examiner. Kendrick Johnson's internal organs were missing, his body was stuffed with newspaper and that doctor determined he died of blunt force trauma.
"If the sheriff's investigation is correct and he climbed into the wrestling mat, we will see it with our own eyes if school officials give us the surveillance video," said attorney Benjamin Crump.
In the petition, Kendrick Johnson's family wants the Lowndes County High School to release surveillance video from the gym that they believe will show what happened to him.
School officials cited student privacy as a reason for not releasing the video.
"We absolutely believe somebody has already viewed that videotape and for whatever reason they do not want these parents to view that videotape," said Crump.
The judge will have up to 30 days to rule on the Johnsons' petition.
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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.