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Four Arrested In 2016 Rhoden Family Murders

Authorities have arrested four members of a southern Ohio family in the 2016 murders of eight members of another family in Pike County.

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Four people are under arrest more than two years after a gruesome incident in Pike County, Ohio in which eight members of the same family were murdered.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says four members of the Wagner family were taken into custody Tuesday for the deaths of eight members of the Rhoden family on April 22, 2016.

The four are charged with planning and carrying out the murders are: George "Billy" Wagner III, 47, Angela Wagner, 48, George Wagner IV, 27 and Edward "Jake" Wagner, 26.

The monkey's fur is worn away. It's nearly a century old. A well-loved toy, it is barely 4 inches tall. It was packed away for long voyages, on an escape from Nazi Germany, to Sweden and America. And now, it's the key to a discovery that transformed my family.

The monkey belonged to my father, Gert Berliner, who as a boy in Berlin in the 1930s rode his bicycle around the city. Clipped to the handlebars was the toy monkey.

"I liked him," recalls my dad, who is now 94. "He was like a good luck piece."

"Night of the Broken Glass"

It was the new Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's first day in parliament, alongside the lawmakers he was appointed to lead. But he got a less-than-welcoming reception.

Instead, parliament on Wednesday spared no time in passing a no-confidence motion against him, less than three weeks after he was sworn into the job.

A new statement from the state agency tasked with investigating a white police officer's fatal shooting of a black security guard in suburban Chicago suggests the officer could not have known the man wasn't a threat.

Tyler Barriss, 26, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making a false report resulting in a death, after he placed a hoax call late last year that resulted in police fatally shooting an unarmed man in Wichita, Kan.

Barriss pleaded guilty to a total of 51 charges as part of a plea deal. He will be sentenced in January, The Associated Press reports.

An Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip that sparked a round of rocket fire and retaliatory air strikes appears to have been quieted after both sides agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

Hamas said in a statement that "the Egyptian efforts have resulted in re-enforcing the ceasefire with the Israeli occupation." The statement thanked "the efforts of Egypt, Qatar, Norway, and UN exerted to stop the Israeli attack."

The former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud will get to spend Christmas at home. 

Franklin County officials have reached an agreement with Columbus State Community College to open a new assistance services office on campus.

Westerville school board members Tuesday appointed a pastor to fill a vacant seat on the panel. 

The holiday dinner conversations are going to be intense in several high-profile Democratic households in the coming weeks, as potential candidates near final decisions on whether to run for president in 2020.

Even as their staffs and political advisers have already begun scouting out office space, interviewing potential aides, and plotting out strategy for the 2020 presidential election, most haven't completely made up their minds on entering what's expected to be one of the most crowded primary contests in history.


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