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The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.Full Story >
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
GABP could see improvements for MLB All-Star game.Full Story >
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -
The widow of a World War II veteran got help from some local vets after someone stole an American flag at her husband's gravesite at the Roselawn Cemetery in Athens for the third time. This summer, Louise Griffin had a flag raised at the gravesite of her late husband, Cornelius. Two times before, someone had stolen flags from the veteran's resting place. She came back three weeks later and discovered it had happened again.
"The flag was gone. Oh, it made me feel real bad. I couldn't believe it. But, it actually happened,"Griffin said.
People with the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives in Athens heard about what happened and decided to help.
"It's a disgrace. I don't know what they think they're doing, if they think it's funny or they think it's a game. But, this is a veteran, and to steal a flag off somebody's grave, if that's what's happening, is a slap in the face to every veteran out there," said Sandra Thompson, Director of the Alabama Veterans Museum.
The group took action and replaced the flag. Tuesday morning, veterans from Post 21 raised it in memory of Cornelius Griffin.
"There should be no veteran, especially one of the greatest generation, without a flag on his grave on Veterans Day," Thompson said.
Griffin said says she was humbled by the honor given to her husband.
"I tell you, it's just...the pride, you know. Just to know he was thought of so much, you know. For what he did, you know, in service," Griffin said.
Mayor Ronnie Marks said the Athens Police Department has been keeping a closer eye on the Roselawn cemetery since the last flag theft happened at the end of July.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
Thursday, August 21 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:49:04 GMT
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >