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A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.Full Story >
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Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.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 >
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 parts of the...Full Story >
(WMC-TV) - A so-called Voodoo priest's Mid-South home is concerning many people in the area.
The man's house and lawn have interesting items, some that appear to be related to Voodoo. His neighbor says it is ruining her life.
Rebecca Croom says her West Memphis neighbor scares her with his yard ornamentation. There are skulls, a doll looking at her house, shoes attached to a tree, a big mask, and suit of armor at the front door. Mardi Gras beads are everywhere.
She says her neighbor speaks in an unusual manner.
"He said he was a Voodoo priest," she said. "He comes down and he goes, 'boo ja boo ja bll blll blll.' And he puts smoke into the air."
She says her property value has gone down.
"I've got Parkinsons, and I'm very distressed over my situation. I can't sell my house," said Croom.
Her 14-year-old daughter contacted WMC Action News 5 looking for help.
"My Mom needed help. She begged me to help her and I felt bad. I wanted it to stop," said daughter Jewel Croom.
Croom says the over-the-fence neighborly talk is anything but neighborly.
"He says you're going to jail, and I say you're going to hell," said Croom.
Croom did get arrested.
"He said I tore up his stuff in his yard. I went over there and destroyed a bunch of his stuff," she said.
But she denies she destroyed anything. Neighbors say Croom caused some mischief.
"She took his flags from his country. She egged his house," said resident Jenny Parker.
Parker, who lives two houses down, says the yard decorations are fine with her.
"It's not Voodoo next door. That's just their preference. They are nice people," said Parker.
WMC Action News 5 tried to talk with the so-called Voodoo priest, but no one answered the door. We were unable to contact any city or court officials for a comment.
The police chief said he had not heard of a Voodoo priest in West Memphis, but he would check it out.
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.