Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:04:15 GMT
Good afternoon Tri-State! BREAKING: Officials say a military aircraft crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, Virginia. Details here: http://bit.ly/1opeNgw Ponzi schemer Glen Galemmo is in court rightFull Story >
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Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:54:46 GMT
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. The crash happened around 9 a.m. near Deerfield Valley Road. It is believed to be anFull Story >
A military aircraft has crashed in a rural area of Augusta County, according to the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:33 GMT
The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.Full Story >
The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group fighting them has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians in two provinces, an independent U.N....Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:39:16 GMT
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.Full Story >
A U.S. journalist said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many "brave, determined and big-hearted" people were behind efforts to secure his release from a Syrian extremist group.Full Story >
TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) -
At Booker T. Washington High School in Tuskegee they are remembering Eric Williams.
Principal A.J. Nelson shared what the junior wrote during a writing assignment one month ago. Based on his words, Eric Willilams was a teenager who wanted to do right, do well and leave a mark.
"I want to be remembered as a sharp man who went to church every Sunday and praised the Lord," Nelson read from Williams' assignment.
Those dreams are gone forever. The teen was shot Monday night in his mother's home in the Brownsville area of Macon County some 20 miles away from Tuskegee.
"He's going to be missed," said Eric's mom, Sharon Williams.
Willliams says a 14-year-old neighbor brought over a .22 pistol thinking the gun didn't work. It's not clear who owned the weapon.
"He came over and told everybody it didn't work. He clicked twice and nothing happened. Eric got it and pointed it at his head and it fired," Williams said.
With a gunshot to the head, Eric died Tuesday morning in Birmingham. The shooting remains under investigation by the Macon County Sheriff's Department.
In reflecting on his life, Williams says her son showed courage in his fight against sickle cell anemia. In spite of his illness, Eric had toyed with the idea of starting a business or becoming an architect.
"He was in and out of hospitals and always in crisis," Williams said.
This is the second death involving a Booker T. Washington student in four months. The first one was a suicide.
"It just makes you appreciate these students even more," Nelson said.
Because of what happened, Sharon Williams has no plans to move back home. In fact, one of the first things she'll do after she buries her son is move away. Right now Williams is staying at a relative's home near Tuskegee.
A mom has lost her son and a school is in mourning and grappling with another sad loss.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-08-27 13:19:25 GMT
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday. The former Cincinnati money manager is expected to appear in Federal Court whereFull Story >
Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is set to learn his punishment Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:30 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:30:32 GMT
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. Full Story >
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are in the Cleveland area after a deadly plane crash that killed four Case Western University students. According to NTSB investigators, the plane never got very far off the ground Monday night.Full Story >
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