Saturday, August 30 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:21:46 GMT
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs. According to IAAF Local 336,Full Story >
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:10:21 GMT
Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.Full Story >
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:01:24 GMT
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.Full Story >
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...Full Story >
A massive undercover drug operation led to charges against 72 people.
Wilmington police launched what was supposed to have been a routine narcotics investigation more than a year ago, but they soon uncovered information about an organized drug operation. The Greater Warren County Drug Task Force was called in along with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.
Wilmington Police Chief Duane Weyland says the operation used undercover officers, confidential informants and ordinary citizens.
"We're pretty blessed in Wilmington being a tight-knit community and we had a lot of great people, you know, providing us with tips, information that kind of helped facilitate this."
Weyland says the suspects were affiliates of a Wilmington based group known as the Marlena Park Gang.
"The top tier of that is pretty much the people we felt kind of ran the organization and as it trickled down you had basically a hierarchy of a drug trafficking operation," he said.
He also says it was an operation that peddled drugs in and out of Wilmington.
"Just because they're trickling their way into Highland or trickling their way into Clinton County doesn't mean that some of these people weren't taking them into adjoining counties whether it had been Butler, Warren, Hamilton," said Weyland.
Police seized drugs including cocaine, heroin, meth, fentanyl and marijuana.
Karen Johnston of Wilmington says she's glad to see the gang shut down.
"I think that's a good thing trying to get all the drug dealers off the street," she said. "It's very good. There's things that you can do legally. You can work, people can get jobs. There is things you can do."
Police have arrested 40 suspects so far, but they are confident the rest will be captured within the next few days.
Weyland says he hopes the arrests and seizures will put a dent in the region's growing heroin problem.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:01:41 GMT
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of May Street. Firefighters respondedFull Story >
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon.Full Story >