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Top 5: Malaysian plane, deputy chase in Center Point and Wells Fargo layoffs top your Friday morning headlines

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Here’s a quick look at your top five headlines for Friday, July 18, 2014.

Intelligence officials around the world are trying to determine who shot a surface air missile that took down the Malaysian passenger plane yesterday. All 298 people on board died in the crash. Right now, there is no official word about whether the missile was launched from the Russian or Ukrainian side of the boarder.

FULL STORY: Ukraine says pro-Russian rebels downed Malaysian plane

Nearly 20 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier have been killed since the start of the Israeli ground operation in Gaza late last night. The troops are focusing on destroying tunnels and rocket launchers in an effort to stop the unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza to Israel.

A car with four people inside led sheriff’s deputies on a chase in Center Point last night. The chase ended when the suspect crashed into two other cars. The four suspects ran away after the crash. One person was captured. Deputies say they found a large amount of money in the car. The suspects were wanted for robbing an ABC liquor store.

FULL STORY: Deputy chase in Center Point ends in multiple vehicle wreck

Wells Fargo is cutting 468 mortgage positions in Homewood. The bank says fewer customers are needing help as they face foreclosure. Affected employees are being provided with job counseling.

FULL STORY: Majority of Wells Fargo layoffs in Homewood

Broadway legend Elaine Stritch died at home yesterday in Birmingham, Michigan at the age of 89. Although stritch appeared in movies and on television, she was best known for her stage work, particularly in her candid one-woman memoir, “Elaine Stritch: At liberty,” and in the musical “Company.”

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