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U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
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A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
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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 >
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GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -
An 11-year-old boy is back home and recovering after he fell more than 100 feet down a well at a Greenville County home Tuesday night.
Emery Howard has a cast that's mending a broken arm, but he also has a few other injuries that have him resting at home.
"I've got bad bruised legs, I got a bruised heel, and I have a fracture in my shoulder blade," Emery said.
But he is alive. Emery was playing with friends at a home on Fews Chapel Road at Highway 101 in Greer when he fell through a porch covering over a well and fell nearly 150 feet.
The homeowner said the well was securely covered, but Emery was able to fall through. His shoes were still floating in the water at the bottom of the well when FOX Carolina sent a GoPro camera down the deep, dark well Wednesday.
"That's my miracle baby now, that's my miracle child," said Emery's mom, Kimberly Howard.
His family said they did not know what happened until they saw the rescue helicopter landing. It took rescue crews a few hours and lots of rope to pull Emery out before they could fly him to the hospital.
"My first thought was him, and I started having a bad feeling," Kimberly Howard said. "I got my stepson and said 'Chris, you got to go check on your brother.'"
And after that, it was a night that never seemed to end. Emery's mother said between the cold weather and the water that he was in, she wasn't sure if she would see her son alive again.
"It was about three hours, but it felt like it took all night long," she said. "It was a long time for me."
Emery described the experience, saying rescuers had to wrap something up through his legs, his arms and then pulled him up. And after nearly a day in the hospital and some rest, he said he still hurts.
When asked what Emery will take away from the fall, his mom said "to not go on other people's property." And Emery agreed the fall may keep him from exploring.
His family said they hope he will feel up to returning to school Tuesday.
And for the property, the homeowner said she is working to get crews to seal off the well with concrete. Deputies said though she had the option to press charges for trespassing, that is not likely.
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An 11-year-old boy was rescued from freezing temps after he fell more than 140 feet down a well at a Greer-area home. Click to see more photos from the rescue scene. Full Story >
An 11-year-old boy was rescued from freezing temps after he fell more than 140 feet down a well at a Greer-area home. Click to see more photos from the rescue scene and a look down the well. Full Story >
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.