Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:54 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:54:53 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenFull Story >
Six people are still unaccounted for in Moore, OK. Ten children, which includes two infants, were killed by the EF-5 tornado, according to the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:48:40 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:48 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:48:24 GMT
Bystanders and police officers helped rescue a man from a car that was partially submerged in a pond Wednesday afternoon in Boone County. It happened just before 1 p.m. in the 800 block of Sharon DriveFull Story >
Bystanders and police officers helped rescue a man from a car that was partially submerged in a pond Wednesday afternoon in Boone County.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:41:27 GMT
Two suspects are on the run after an aggravated robbery at the BP station in Green Township. It happened just after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the station on Northbend Road. Police say two suspects enteredFull Story >
Two suspects are on the run after an aggravated robbery at the BP station in Green Township.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:39:59 GMT
The American Red Cross is accepting donations to aid in their response. Donations can be made a www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999. To donate $10 to the Salvation Army, text 80888 or visitFull Story >
Here are ways to help victims of the Moore, OK tornado.Full Story >
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Five people were found dead in a west Toledo garage Monday afternoon, and police say their deaths were no accident.
Toledo Police say they responded to a home on Harvest Street in west Toledo just before 3:30 p.m. Monday. Randy Ford, 56, called police after returning home to find suspicious notes from this wife, son and grandchildren. Ford told police he was unable to get into the home's garage.
When police and fire crews arrived, they used a sludge hammer to gain access to the garage. There they found Ford's wife, Sandy Ford, 54, his son, Andy Ford, 32, and Ford's grandchildren, Paige Hayes, 10, Logan Hayes, 6, and Madalyn Hayes, 5, deceased. The five, along with two dogs and a cat, were found inside a car. Police say a hose had been run from the exhaust pipe of an idling pickup truck into the window of the car.
Andy Ford was the children's uncle. Child protective services tell Toledo News Now the children were three of Sandy Ford's daughter's five children. They had been staying with their grandparents while their parents focused on one of their other children who was dealing with extreme behavioral issues.
Police say the children's biological parents, Mandy and Chris Hayes, were working trying to get the children back. That is believed to be the motive for the crime. Police believe the grandmother and uncle wanted to keep the kids from their parents so much they were willing to take their lives to do it.
Lucas County Children's Services was working to resolve the dispute, and had been at the family's home as recently as Saturday.
"We only know that there was a lot of conflict [and] allegations back and forth. That's not at all an unusual situation when you have these kinds of, I don't want to say custody, but when you have on grandparent caring [for the kids and the] parents want them back. We see this a lot in this situation," said Dean Sparks, Executive Director of Lucas County Children's Services.
Toledo Police are treating the case as a homicide investigation and say it is one of the toughest crime scenes they have ever seen.
Neighbors, Family and Friends' Reaction
Neighbors and friends of the family, along with fellow students at Sylvania's Whiteford Elementary School are shocked. Paige was in the fifth grade, Logan was in the second grade and Madalyn had just started kindergarten. The school has provided counselors and school psychologists in every classroom. On Tuesday, students are working on projects to remember the children.
Friends, family and teachers say the Hayes kids were happy, smart kids.
"They were the funnest kids. They always smiled. And the only thing I will always have in my mind is their giggles. They had the best giggles," said Anne Ceparski, a family friend.
"Wonderful kids, wonderful kids. The fifth grade student, Paige, had just won a DARE essay contest, and that shows the type of quality of kids that they are and they are going to be deeply missed," said Dr. Brad Rieger, Superintendent of Sylvania Schools.
Other school districts have reached out to the school offering support and condolences.
Daniel Cole, founder of Toledo Children's Memorial in west Toledo, said a candle has been lit there for the three Hayes children and will continue to burn for five days.
A memorial fund has been set up to help the family. Donations can be made to the "Hayes Children Memorial Fund" at any PNC Bank location. Those wishing to donate will need to inform the bank teller that the fund was started in the state of Maryland.
Funeral services will be at the Dowling Funeral Home located at 7509 New West Road. Visitation will be held Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. The funeral is scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. at Olivet Lutheran Church at 5840 Monroe Street.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:16 AM EDT2013-05-22 11:16:10 GMT
A big clean up is underway at Amelia High School following a prank. Several trees were toilet papered and the sign in front of the school was also changed. No word on any suspects in the prankFull Story >
No word on any suspects in the prank or if the school system plans to punish those responsible.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:06 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:06:35 GMT
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County. The Warren County chase started near Little Miami High School around 11:30 Tuesday night whenFull Story >
A suspect in a wild police chase in Reading earlier this month is arrested after a chase in Warren County.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:42 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:42:17 GMT
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday. Kara Perkins agreed to go along when one of her friends said she neededFull Story >
A mother who missed her college graduation in order to attend her daughter's dance recital received a surprise ceremony on Monday.Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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