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Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce.Full Story >
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.Full Story >
A four month long investigation led to the arrest of four people connected with heroin distribution in Kentucky.
Authorities in northern Kentucky executed a search on Thursday at an Elsmere home on Spring Street and at the Turfside Motel in Florence. The search yielded 240 grams (one half of a pound) of black tar heroin.
Tamara Wombles, 28, of Elsmere, Duran Wombles, 27, of Florence, and Lauren Summers, 22, of Florence, were arrested and charged with Trafficking of Controlled Substance and Engaging in Organized Crime, offenses that could land them up to 20 years in prison.
Information obtained in the search and arrests led authorities to an apartment in Lexington where they located approximately 670 grams (nearly one and a half pounds) of black tar heroin. They arrested Jesus Lizarraras-Estuoillo, 27, of Lexington at the scene. He is charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree, a Class C Felony.
The investigation included undercover drug deals where authorities say they purchased heroin from Duran Wombles and Summers, who were supplied with heroin by Tamara Wombles.
Investigators believe Duran and Tamara Wombles were supplying heroin to multiple drug dealers throughout northern Kentucky.
Bill Mark, Director of Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force says the bust is one of the largest heroin seizures by local law enforcement in Kentucky history.
The drug bust comes ahead of a "Heroin Listening Session" scheduled for Florence where Senator Mitch McConnell is set to make an appearance.
Leaders, experts and those affected by heroin will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing prevention, prosecution, and treatment/recovery efforts in light the area's heroin epidemic. The event is Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Development District.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:22:05 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >
Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:47:23 GMT
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in...Full Story >
The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California...Full Story >
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