Friday, August 22 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:37:37 GMT
Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:32:27 GMT
The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:48:02 GMT
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:44:32 GMT
It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...More >>
Ohio officials are warning older adults throughout the state of scammers impersonating aging services staff.
The Ohio Department of Aging issued a consumer alert after several incidents were reported in southern Ohio.
According to authorities, scammers impersonate staff of elder services in an attempt to get information or access to elders' homes. Residents should be aware of anyone showing up unannounced to their home, claiming to represent a local aging organization.
Tips to avoid becoming a victim:
Do not allow anyone into your home who shows up unexpectedly. Any representative of an area agency will schedule a home visit in advance.
Ask for an ID and call 1 (866) 243-5678 to be connected to your local agency and verify the individual. Representatives are required to carry a badge or other documents.
If asked to complete or sign forms, insist that you review them and mail them in later.
Scammers may also try to call consumers. Representatives of an area agency on aging will always provide an employee name and call-back number.
Authorities say scammers have claimed to represent any of these organizations: area agency on aging, council on aging, office of aging PASSPORT or others with similar titles.
Anyone who feels they may have been a target should contact local law enforcement.