Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:44 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.Full Story >
Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to...Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:35:39 GMT
Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.Full Story >
Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:48:18 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...Full Story >
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.Full Story >
SEDAMSVILLE, OH (FOX19) -
A Sedamsville father has pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of his 11-year-old daughter. His family claims the girl's death was an accident.
Police said Achauntiara "Shanti" Lanza was hit by a bullet fired from her father, 34-year-old Deandre Kelley, on Sunday.
Kelley entered the plea Monday at a hearing in Cincinnati's Hamilton County court. His attorney declined to comment.
According to family members, the incident began after an argument between Kelley and the victim's mother, Kristina Lanza, resulted in Kelley leaving the home. When he returned, Lanza refused to allow him back in to the home because he was intoxicated.
Kelley then allegedly walked to the street and fired his gun in to the air. One of the shots went through the second story window where Shanti was located in the home.
"I went upstairs and the neighbors were trying to revive the little girl and all I could do was just pray for them and comfort them," said a neighbor who wished to remain anonymous.
Shanti was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. According to her grandmother, Shanti was a fifth grader who aspired to be a singer and a dancer.
Kelley fled the scene and police searched for him for seven hours before he turned himself in. Friends said he initially refused to believe that his daughter was dead.
Judge Melissa Powers ordered Kelley held on a $500,000 bond.
Copyright 2014 WXIX. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Friday, August 22 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:17:39 GMT
Portland city leaders are considering a plan to build tiny houses for homeless people to help get them off the streets. The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at TheFull Story >
The tiny houses would be about 200 square feet and look a lot like the ones at The Caravan Tiny House Hotel in northeast Portland.Full Story >
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:18:15 GMT
Taste of Blue Ash, a popular (and delicious) event north of downtown Cincinnati, takes place this weekend serving a variety of food, big music acts and family events. Get all the event details here.Full Story >
Taste of Blue Ash, a popular (and delicious) event north of downtown Cincinnati, takes place this weekend serving a variety of food, big music acts and family events. Get all the event details here. Full Story >