Authorities say West Virginia woman and her husband faked her disappearance by pretending she plummeted from an overlook as part of a scheme to keep her out of having to go to prison. Julie and Rodney Wheeler were arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple fraud and conspiracy offenses. Julie Wheeler's husband and son claimed she fell from an overlook at Grandview State Park Sunday and was missing. Police searched for Wheeler and found her hiding in a closet in her home Tuesday. Police said Rodney Wheeler and his son planted evidence at the overlook. Julie Wheeler pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud in February.
Louisville police chief says officers and National Guard soldiers enforcing the city’s curfew returned fire, killing a man, when someone in a large group fired at them. Chief Steve Conrad confirmed the shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. Monday in the parking lot of a business on West Broadway. He said officers and the National Guard were called to break up a large group of people who had gathered there after the city’s curfew when when someone fired a shot at them. He said officers and soldiers returned fire. It’s unclear if the person killed was the one who fired at law enforcement.
One child was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and another for injuries from a broken glass after they were both found inside a car that had struck a telephone pole on Tuesday afternoon in Louisville, police said.