Friday, July 25 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:24:59 GMT
French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.Full Story >
French soldiers recovered a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, officials said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the...Full Story >
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An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.Full Story >
The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new unrest in the West...Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:25 GMT
Police planned Friday to present their case to prosecutors on whether charges should be filed against an 80-year-old man who fatally shot of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.Full Story >
Friday, July 25 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:48:09 GMT
Prominent HIV/AIDS researchers were among the 298 victims identified aboard flight MH17. To honor their legacy, the Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation is hosting a candlelight vigil. We spokeFull Story >
The Chattahoochee Valley Better Way Foundation to host candlelight vigil to honor top HIV/AIDS researchers killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on July 18th, 2014. Full Story >
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's a story about priceless momentos missing for more than two decades. On Saturday, WAVE 3 shared the story about some World War II medals that were found in a storage unit. Now, this story has a happy ending.
Stephanie Kalbaugh and her husband David work at Aladdin Self Storage in East Louisville where they found a beautiful collection of World War II medals in August. They displayed the medals in their office, hoping the owner would come forward.
Several months had gone by so, the medals hadn't been claimed so they reached out to WAVE 3 hoping the mystery would be solved. WAVE 3 aired the story Saturday and less than 24 hours the Kalbaugh's phone was ringing off the hook.
Louisville resident, Tony Grunder happened to be watching WAVE 3 News on Saturday.
"I was sleeping in my La-Z-Boy and I woke up and saw this program WAVE TV," said Grunder. "I made the call."
The medals belonged to Tony's father, Anthony Grunder. Anthony was a World War II veteran and was awarded numerous medals, including the Purple Heart. It's been 23 years since Tony has seen his father's medals. He thought they were lost forever and on Sunday, he got them back.
Tony said he's eternally grateful to the Kalbaughs. What's ironic is that Tony lived and worked just ten minutes from the storage unit...not knowing a piece of his father was waiting to be claimed.
"I work at the truck plant and I live just live 10 minutes down the road," said Grunder.
"You had no idea this was here?" Maira Ansari asked.
"No idea," added Grunder.
Tony said his step mother, who passed away several years ago, must have stored the medals there years ago and didn't tell anyone.
Now that the medals have finally found their way home, Tony said he'll make sure they are never get lost again.
"My father was a good man," said Grunder. "He went to be a soldier and remained a soldier until he passed."
Anthony Grunder died of cancer in 1991. He was 67-years-old. Tony, also a veteran, said he'll be displaying his father's medals above his desk at home. As for the Kalbaughs, what's now hanging on the wall in place of those medals - a picture of Anthony.
Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:05:21 GMT
The Eastville volunteer fire department confirms a tornado touched down at a campground on the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday morning, killing three people. The volunteer fire department confirms three peopleFull Story >
A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton. Full Story >