Pregnant woman stabbed during video call

Published: Sunday, November 03, 2013 @ 8:18 AM
Updated: Sunday, November 03, 2013 @ 8:18 AM

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A Texas woman in her ninth month of pregnancy was brutally attacked in her home Wednesday while on a video call to her soldier husband deployed thousands of miles away.

Police say 31-year-old Rachel Poole was stabbed in the face and stomach while talking to her husband Justin on Apple’s iPhone video chat program FaceTime. Poole had spent about nine months stationed in southwest Asia. (Via KTSM)

Poole’s suspected attacker is 19-year-old Cory Moss, a soldier stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Moss allegedly intended to confront Poole about money he owed to her. (Via New York Daily NewsEl Paso Police Department)

Poole reportedly recognized her attacker and screamed Moss’s name over the phone to her husband, who heard to the whole incident.

According to court documents obtained by KFOX, Justin Poole contacted authorities at Fort Bliss, who detained Moss when he returned to base. Rachel managed to call 911 and is currently recovering at a local hospital.

Justin returned from his overseas deployment Friday to visit his wife. Rachel’s baby was delivered through caesarean section the same day.

The soldier posted photos of his new daughter Isabella to his Facebook page, saying she is beautiful but sick from the medication used to treat Rachel. He also posted, “My wife is my wife til I'm no longer breathing. No man can change that and though I was not here to protect her this time it will never happen again that’s my word.

Moss is being held in an El Paso county jail with a bond of $150,000. 

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About half of these workers are getting pay raises

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 3:06 PM


            Full- and part-time non-union workers in Miami Twp. are getting a 2 percent increase retroactive to May 1.

About half of Miami Twp. employees are getting a pay raise.

Full- and part-time non-union workers are getting a 2 percent increase retroactive to May 1, according to a resolution approved last week by Miami Twp. trustees.

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Forty-three of the township’s 83 employees are getting the cost of living adjustments, according to the township. Those workers last received a pay raise effective Jan. 1, 2016, township officials said.

The increases were included in the 2017 budget, township officials said.

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Suspect in pharmacy robberies being booked into jail

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 2:54 PM

Police in Dayton have a man in custody who is suspected of robbing multiple pharmacies in recent weeks.

The suspect was escorted from police headquarters over to the Montgomery County Jail where he is expected to be booked in on multiple aggravated robbery charges.

The suspect’s identity and details of his arrest, as well as details of the investigation, have not been released.

There have been several pharmacies robbed in recent weeks in the Dayton area. 

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Alleged West Liberty-Salem shooter competent to stand trial

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 3:06 PM


            West Liberty school shooting suspect Ely Serna in court. Staff photo

A judge has ruled that the alleged West-Liberty Salem school shooter is competent to stand trial.

Ely Serna, who’s accused of bringing a shotgun to school and shooting 17-year-old Logan Cole twice, can participate in proceedings, Champaign County Juvenile Judge Lori Reisinger decided.

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A competency hearing was held in early May to determine if Serna could understand the court proceedings and help in his own defense. The judge heard testimony from two psychologists who evaluated Serna.

According to the Champaign County Family Court, Reisinger concluded that Serna was competent.

Student didn't think he'd graduate, teacher proves him wrong

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 3:00 PM



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A Georgia high school senior was brought to tears after his teacher surprised him with his cap and gown.

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Jamias Howard, 19, is a student at Griffin High School and is ecstatic about this Saturday, when he will be graduating high school.

Griffin High School special needs teacher Kimberly Wimbish told WSB-TV that she was just doing her job, ensuring that all of her students succeeded. But to Howard, what she’s doing is far from that.

A semester before graduation, Howard was no longer able to make it to class. Wimbish didn’t go into details as to why, but said Howard had some problems.

Although Howard was devastated by the fact that he had only a handful of credits left to complete before graduation, Wimbish didn’t give up on him.

Each day after school, the teacher volunteered her time and met with Howard. She met him at the park, Burger King --anywhere.

"Sometimes, you have to meet them where they are to get them where they need to be,” Wimbish said.

Based on the struggles Howard has had -- and dropout statistics -- Wimbish wanted to make sure he was going to finish. She wanted him to know that he was worthy of help and that someone was in his corner.

“I want so much for these babies,” Wimbish said. “They have to have a fighting chance.”

Wimbish said this is just what she does every day, but to the children her actions mean much more – as evidenced by a video Wimbish posted on her Facebook page Friday evening.

The high school teacher drove by Howard’s house and surprised him with his cap and gown. Howard had made it to the end and was going to be graduating.

Running to the car, Howard tells his teacher in the video, “I love you so much.” Then, she reminds him of when rehearsal is and starts to wipe tears from his eyes.

Howard will be graduating Saturday at 9 a.m. at Griffin Memorial Stadium.