Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:52:21 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.Full Story >
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.Full Story >
Commissioner looks to fund rail from downtown to CVG (VIDEO)
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:05 GMT
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.Full Story >
The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:27:22 GMT
The city of Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
Hamilton is looking at a $25,000 way to fight back against vandalism problems plaguing some its parks. Full Story >
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
The FBI says that in a new scam, crooks are going after your money by pretending to be the FBI.
Imagine logging into your email, and seeing an email that looks to be from the FBI. The email says your computer has been locked because you've been looking through or listening to unlicensed video or audio files, or you've viewed prohibited websites such as child pornography. It ends by saying under the law you have 72 hours to pay the fine or else you will be arrested.
"It holds your computer hostage and basically asks you to pay a fee to get access to your computer. This usually uses FBI, DHS (Department of Homeland Security,) other law enforcement names to give it credibility," said Special Agent Robert Berryman, who is head of Birmingham's Cyber Division.
Special Agent Berryman says the FBI would never ask you to pay money over the Internet. In the email, the scammers are telling people to go and purchase a MoneyPak. The email gives a list of locations where they can be purchased.
Special Agent Berryman says a lot of people are falling for this scam.
"It can be sent to the user in a couple of different ways, it can be an email attachment, it can get in from going through infected websites, or malicious websites," he said.
And as soon as the FBI shuts one site down, another one pops up.
"It's a very difficult crime to investigate but we're having luck. There are times when we are successful and certainly working hard to target these guys wherever they may be in the world," said Special Agent Berryman.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has set up a website, IC3.gov. If you've been a victim of a cyber crime log onto this website and report the crime. The website is basically a clearing house, allowing law enforcement to see what scams are impacting what areas. If multiple people are targeted in one area, and everyone files complaints on IC3.gov, then IC3 will take that information, collect it all together and then pass that investigative lead out to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
BRADENTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children. Bradenton Beach policeFull Story >
People are outraged after a Florida couple was caught having sex on a public beach Sunday afternoon in front of dozens of people including children.Full Story >
Monday, July 21 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:22:54 GMT
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources found the lake to have 3,000%Full Story >
State officials issued an ultimatum at East Fork State Park last month, saying swimming in the lake is at your own risk. Full Story >
Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:10:49 GMT
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center but his identity and conditionFull Story >
A man walked into the Engine 5 firehouse in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday morning, saying he was shot.Full Story >