What started out as breakfast, ended in a fatal shooting.
At 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning, Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call about gunfire at the Burger King on Maysville Pike. When deputies arrived, they found 61-year-old Charles M. Hooper lying on the floor. The Zanesville man and Burger King regular was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff Matt Lutz says Hooper was killed in front of customers and Burger King employees.
Muskingum County Prosecutor Mike Haddox says 18-year-old Tiffany Ellen Peace of Schultz Street and 21-year-old Marcia Brittany-Lee Harris of Cliffwood Avenue have been charged with two counts of tampering evidence, three counts of obstructing justice and one count of abusing a corpse. 39-year-old Billy J. Harris of McConnelsville has been charged with two counts of obstructing justice and one count of tampering with evidence, and 21-year-old Samantha Draybik of Athena Lane has been charged...
The Zanesville Post is also entering another phase of the investigation of a fatal Tri-Valley school bus crash that took the life of 6-year-old Kasey King last month.
Post Commander Lieutenant Rine says the crash information from troopers has been forwarded to the Muskingum County Prosecutor's Office. He says Prosecutor Mike Haddox will be reviewing all the collected evidence and determine what if any charges will be filed.
While the post will continue its in-depth investigation...
It is a day local rescue crews won't soon forget. Five lives were lost on Interstate 70 in a grueling car crash.
I spoke with crews to see how they did everything they could to help those involved.
"The intensity is what drains you. It's similar to a house fire because of the intensity level that you are constantly working to do everything you can while there's still time, " says National Trails Assistant Fire Chief, Steve Dupler.
The cause of a New Lexington fire that killed three individuals early Sunday morning is still not known.
The State Fire Marshall's Office is continuing its collaborative investigation with the New Lexington Police Department.
Spokesman Shane Cartmill says the fire appears to have started on the first floor. Neighbors reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the upstairs area. That's where the bodies of 40-year-old Steven Kern, 36-year-old Kathryn Wright, and 13-year-old Eric...