Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:12 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:12:52 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:08:07 GMT
Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright's early error Tuesday night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets. DevinFull Story >
Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright's early error Tuesday night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:55 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:55:22 GMT
The Kings Local School Board has voted to release depositions that the district's lawyer took while an investigation was underway into the allegations against a teacher. The vote was part of a settlementFull Story >
The Kings Local School Board has voted to release depositions that the district's lawyer took while an investigation was underway into the allegations against a teacher.Full Story >
U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them...Full Story >
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists,...Full Story >
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A 22-year-old Herrin man is behind bars after police say he stole a fire truck, then crashed it along Crenshaw Road.
Kurtlewis Abels, 22, is charged with driving while license suspended (misdemeanor), driving under the influence of alcohol and /or drugs (misdemeanor), and theft of state supported property over $100,000 in value (class X felony).
The truck was stolen from the Williamson County Fire Protection District's Johnston City station (Station #5).
It was shortly before noon on Tuesday when a Williamson County deputy who happened to be on patrol watched the fire truck skid off of Crenshaw Road. The fire truck came to rest upside down at the bottom of an embankment.
The deputy assisted Abels in exiting the wrecked truck, determined that Abels was not a member of the Williamson County Fire Protection District, and took Abels into custody.
"Our initial thoughts was oh my god one of our guys have been involved in an accident," said Fire Chief Jeremy Norris at the Williamson County Fire Protection District. "And we worried is somebody hurt, or have they hurt somebody. Then we get there and find out that it wasn't one of our people. That somebody had stole it from us."
The driver was taken to Heartland Regional Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. Then he was arrested and taken to the Williamson County Jail.
"It makes us a whole lot angry," said Chief Norris. "It went from the anxiety of the fear of somebody being injured, to somebody stole our truck."
Police believe that the thief shoved an air-conditioning unit out of the window at Station #5 for the Williamson County Fire Protection District on the Johnston City Blacktop on Tuesday morning.
But, the joy ride ended in a very costly way for the department.
"It's more then a quarter-of-a-million dollar loss," said Chief Norris. "This was a 2011 model. And now we're going to have to go to a reserve unit that's a 1987. So we're going to take a big step backwards until we can get this one replaced."
The chief says that could take them anywhere from three months to a year to replace the smashed up fire truck.
"This is my 20th year here in southern Illinois, and I've never heard of a fire truck being stolen in this area."
Abels was taken to the Williamson County Jail on $1,500 cash bond.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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