Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
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 >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
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 >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -
A judge on Thursday in Kenton Circuit Court sentenced former Covington finance director Robert Due to 10 years in prison.
Due pleaded guilty March 13 to 15 charges in connection with him stealing almost $800,000 in taxpayer money for more than a decade and forging documents.
Rob Sanders, Kenton County's Commonwealth Attorney, recommended
a sentence of 15 years. Sanders told FOX19 he thinks 10 years for Due is too light.
"I think there's
a stereotype, for lack of a better term, out there that public officials aren't
held to the same standard that the average person is ... This sentence certainly is not
going to do anything to change that stereotype," Sanders said.
courtroom, Due's attorney said he is thrilled with the outcome and commended
the judge's handling of the case.
A Kenton County grand jury indicted Due on 15 counts, including charges that he stole the city's money for 11 years and forged documents. He had previously pleaded not guilty.
State auditors reviewed more than 66,000 checks, unveiling a scheme that allowed the former finance director to write 68 checks to himself, his spouse, his aunt and a vendor under his control totaling $793,127 from 2001 to 2013, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen's office said last month.
The city has a new finance director and has taken other steps to overhaul its finance department, including hiring an assistant finance director (a new position) and an internal auditor.
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.