Saturday, August 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:28:26 GMT
After starting in Kentucky earlier in the month of August, post about "Purge" events have quickly spread across the country. It all started in Louisville, when a picture popped up on social media statingMore >>
The Montgomery Police Department say they have been made aware of the picture that is circulating social media, and are taking the matter very seriously.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:48:18 GMT
Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed...More >>
Ferguson's streets remained peaceful as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest that erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
Saturday, August 23 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:35:43 GMT
A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.More >>
Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children,...More >>
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A Greenville teen shot and paralyzed in Columbia in October is back home, according to her uncle.
Martha Childress, 18, plans to spend a quiet Christmas at home with her family after months in a rehabilitation clinic in Atlanta, where she learned how to adjust to life in her wheelchair. Childress was shot in October by a stray bullet in the Five Points area while waiting for a taxi.
Her uncle Jim Carpenter said he is amazed by her positive attitude in the face of such adversity. He said Martha is not letting her tragedy determine her destiny.
"She's not going to let this incident control her life," Carpenter said. "She's gonna take some online courses, hopefully take some college courses here at local institutions. And then next fall, she and some friends already have a deposit on an apartment down there."
Childress visited her alma mater, J.L. Mann High School Thursday. She spent time with the yearbook staff she worked with last year.
The suspect in the case, Michael Juan Smith, is still behind bars, and charges against him have been upgraded to attempted murder.
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