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 >
BOND HILL, OH (FOX19) -
Imagine your car is stolen, then recovered but you have to pay to get it back. It's happening to one Bond Hill man and now the city is getting involved.
"I just got up to make a routine run like I do and I looked out back here and my car was gone," says Michael Clark.
Clark says he discovered his car stolen from his own driveway on March 14. Four days later police found it parked across town.
"Police impound told me they tried to get in touch with me when they found the car but I missed that call so it ended up getting towed," says Clark.
His car was towed to Russ Auto Body and Towing where it has sat for more than a month at a cost of $25 a day in addition to the $150 towing fee. Clark now has to pay $950 to get his stolen car out of storage
"They really don't have a choice. They have to have the vehicle towed and then they call us to tow the vehicle. We tow the vehicle into a secure lot and store it until the customer comes to pick up the vehicle," says Robert Russell, General Manager of Russ Auto Body and Towing.
Russell says the city could be liable if they leave a recovered vehicle wherever they find it so they contract his company and a few others to tow recovered stolen cars. He says his rates are set by the city and are the same as the Cincinnati city impound lot. Russell says because that lot is so full, the city has started contracted towing companies like his own to help with storage.
Now Vice Mayor David Mann is getting involved asking the city to waive Clark's fees and look at a new procedure to keep car theft victims from having to pay for towing and storage of their vehicles. It is an idea Russell says is noble but may not be practical.
"The city probably doesn't want to incur those costs. We obviously can't absorb those costs so I don't really know how practical that is," says Russell.
Clark just wants his car back and hopes the city will keep the same thing from happening to anyone else.
"I've been told that is a big problem in the city. I didn't know it was that big of a problem until it happened to me and it's a struggle. It's a struggle," says Clark.
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 >