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Horse euthanized; Cruelty investigation underway in Lucas Co. Video included

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A horse has been euthanized after it was found injured on the ground at a home off Crissey Road.Now, the Toledo Area Humane Society has launched and animal cruelty investigation.Cruelty officers came out to the home around noon on Wednesday. They found a horse that was very thin and had gashes all over its body.The situation was so dire, the officer called a vet to treat the horse, but there was nothing they could do. The horse was euthanized behind the home."The horse couldn't even get up on... More>>

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Point Place neighbors get lesson on crime & prevention Video included

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It's a homeowner's worst nightmare. Back in March, Raymond Musialowski says he arrived at his house to find his patio door open. He credits his dog as the reason nothing was stolen. Like many Point Place residents, he came out Wednesday night because he worries about increased crime."There's more break-ins in the neighborhood, problems with drugs, people are doing the wrong things," says Musialowski. "People need to take back their neighborhoods. And taking back your neighborhoods means you n... More>>

New poll numbers show Kasich holding on to double digit lead

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik). The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin. The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County ... More>>

Arrest made in East Toledo kidnapping of infant Video included

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Toledo police have arrested a man in connection with an attempted kidnapping at an East Toledo hotel Monday. Investigators charged Jaequan Smith with kidnapping and burglary. He was arrested early Tuesday morning. He’s charged with trying to kidnap a 4 and a half month old baby from his mom’s hotel room. It happened around 6:00am Monday at the Days Inn on Miami Street. The mom told police she was walking her boyfriend out of the hotel and left the infant in the room. 
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Woodville woman charged with animal cruelty Video included

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New details about a story we broke last week. Charges have been filed against the owner of several horses seized by the Humane Society of Sandusky County. According to investigators Michelle Proch of Woodville Township is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty. The horses were spotted by a passerby July 19th and they were taken from the property that night. Investigators says there were four horses on the property. Two were in critical condition and one of them had to be euthanized. They ... More>>

Sidewalk may hold up road/waterline work Video included

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Toledo needs to fix its aging water pipes under city streets and it has a plan to fix several miles of pipe but there are two problems holding back the work.
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Craigslist scam targets owners of missing pets Video included

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Craig's List can be a legitimate way to find lost items or pets, but scammers comb the site, and there's never any shortage of angels they take to get your money. This latest one involves missing pets. Mike and Cheri Novitski's one year old Australian Shepherd "Bear" went missing near Fremonton July 6th. They've been searching frantically for him even since, handing out fliers, checking area animal shelters and facilities. They also posted a missing announcement on Craig's List. That's when ... More>>

Ebola hits local professor hard Video included

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"Five of my family members have died from Ebola. Five," Sakui Malakpa said. More>>

TFD Promotes First African American Female Lieutenant Video included

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Lolita Cooper has been serving on the Toledo Fire Department for 13 years.She's one of 57 women on the department. Tomorrow she will be the first African American female to hold the title as Lieutenant.Cooper tells 13 ABC, "Its an esteemed honor to be the first one...but there's nervousness with it...because of being the first and only you will definitely going to be not scrutinized but looked at...and it's a high responsibility because i want to give the department my best." Cooper is also ... More>>

Students graduate from TPD's Brains and Body summer program Video included

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The Toledo police departments Brains and Body summer educational and fitness program wrapped up today. Nearly seventy students graduated from the summer program. The students say they take what they learned back to the classroom. It's TPD's premier summer program called Brains and Body. The program is designed to boost students math and critical thinking skills as well as get them in shape. This 8th grader says the program has changed his life. "It helped me stay out of trouble because I used... More>>

Community donates new US flags after vandalism in Flag City Video included

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Findlay police haven’t made any arrests, but in the past week none of the flags have been vandalized. 

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Woman arrested for Defiance shooting Video included

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A woman is behind bars for a shooting that police say stemmed from a domestic dispute. The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at a home on Bunn Drive. When officers arrived, 44-year-old Pauletta Salinas was walking out of the house. Inside, they found Vincent Salinas Jr. with a gunshot wound to the chest. He remains in the hospital. Police arrested Pauletta Wednesday. She is facing a charge of felonious assault and is expected to face a judge Friday. More>>

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  • Stowaway triggers Air Force security review

    Stowaway triggers Air Force security review

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:55 GMT
    The Air Force secretary says something obviously "fell through the cracks" in the security of a military cargo plane that allowed a young boy to stow away and die in a compartment near the landing gear.
    The Air Force secretary says something obviously "fell through the cracks" in the security of a military cargo plane that allowed a young boy to stow away and die in a compartment near the landing gear.
  • Blade Briefing: Mosquito-spraying in Ottawa Hills

    Blade Briefing: Mosquito-spraying in Ottawa Hills

  • Police search for Monroe woman missing 4 months

    Police search for Monroe woman missing 4 months

    Police are concerned a missing Monroe Township woman is in danger. The 27-year-old hasn't been seen in four months. 13abc's McKenzie Kuehnlein was with family members Wednesday as police searched a quarry near her home.
  • Exxonmobile restarts pipeline in Texas

    Exxonmobile restarts pipeline in Texas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:09:45 GMT
    ExxonMobil has restarted a section of its Pegasus pipeline in Texas more than a year after a crude oil spill in central Arkansas forced the company to shut down the entire line, a spokesman said.
    ExxonMobil has restarted a section of its Pegasus pipeline in Texas more than a year after a crude oil spill in central Arkansas forced the company to shut down the entire line, a spokesman said.
  • Report: Prison food problems real

    Report: Prison food problems real

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:04:37 GMT
    The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates.
    The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates.
  • Obama threatens border bill veto

    Obama threatens border bill veto

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:02:41 GMT
    The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.
    The White House is threatening to veto a spending bill drafted by House Republicans to deal with the influx of Central American minors at the U.S. border.
  • Toledo Mud Hens pitcher charged in sexual assault case

    Toledo Mud Hens pitcher charged in sexual assault case

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:54:34 GMT
    Toledo Mud Hens pitcher, Evan Reed, 28, is facing multiple charges linked to a sexual assault case. The Wayne County Prosecutors office says Reed allegedly assaulted a woman from Oakland County back in March.
    Toledo Mud Hens pitcher, Evan Reed, 28, is facing multiple charges linked to a sexual assault case. The Wayne County Prosecutors office says Reed allegedly assaulted a woman from Oakland County back in March.
  • TPS to host job fair

    TPS to host job fair

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:13:42 GMT
    The Toledo Public School district is searching for people to fill a number of positions. The district is hosting a job fair Thursday. TPS is looking to fill positions for Head Start, along with teaching and non-teaching jobs. The job fair runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It's at the Summit Annex at 1530 Summit Street.
    The Toledo Public School district is searching for people to fill a number of positions. The district is hosting a job fair Thursday. TPS is looking to fill positions for Head Start, along with teaching and non-teaching jobs. The job fair runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. It's at the Summit Annex at 1530 Summit Street.
  • Habitat foreclosure rehab helps family, neighborhood

    Habitat foreclosure rehab helps family, neighborhood

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:39:09 GMT
    One local family will soon be moving into a renovated home thanks to two local charities. This house in south Toledo was a bank-owned foreclosure. Now, it's getting new siding, new door frames and a new life. No one is more excited about that than 6-year-old Jonathan Hagerman."Well, pretty much, I'm happy we're getting a house and a whole bunch of stuff."Jonathan (and his mom and dad) are helping to rehabilitate the house. It will soon be theirs thanks to Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity an...
    One local family will soon be moving into a renovated home thanks to two local charities. This house in south Toledo was a bank-owned foreclosure. Now, it's getting new siding, new door frames and a new life. No one is more excited about that than 6-year-old Jonathan Hagerman."Well, pretty much, I'm happy we're getting a house and a whole bunch of stuff."Jonathan (and his mom and dad) are helping to rehabilitate the house. It will soon be theirs thanks to Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity an...
  • New poll shows not much change in Ohio Governor race

    New poll shows not much change in Ohio Governor race

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:16:31 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent.The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County exe...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik).The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent.The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.The July 24-28 survey notes that many Ohioans still don't know much about FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County exe...
  • A good day to fill the tank

    A good day to fill the tank

    For the first time in a while gas prices are below three dollars a gallon at several stations around town.

    For the first time in a while gas prices are below three dollars a gallon at several stations around town.

  • Mott Library moving across Dorr St.

    Mott Library moving across Dorr St.

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:39:33 GMT
    Built in 1972 and last renovated in '97, Mott Library is due for some updates."We need more room for technology," says Charlie Oswanski, the Facilities Operations Superintendent for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library System. "In that community, there's a wait almost always for a computer."That's just one of the reasons the location is moving, but just a few feet away. System officials plan to build a new 15,000-square foot building right across Dorr Street next to the current MLK Element...
    Built in 1972 and last renovated in '97, Mott Library is due for some updates."We need more room for technology," says Charlie Oswanski, the Facilities Operations Superintendent for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library System. "In that community, there's a wait almost always for a computer."That's just one of the reasons the location is moving, but just a few feet away. System officials plan to build a new 15,000-square foot building right across Dorr Street next to the current MLK Element...
  • Family of murdered Toledo teen prepares for funeral

    Family of murdered Toledo teen prepares for funeral

    He was shot and killed while walking home. As the Toledo teenager's family prepares to bury him, Tyler McIntoush’s says she hopes an arrest is made soon.

    He was shot and killed while walking home. As the Toledo teenager's family prepares to bury him, Tyler McIntoush’s says she hopes an arrest is made soon.

  • Perrysburg talks Louisiana renovation

    Perrysburg talks Louisiana renovation

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:15:43 GMT
    City leaders in Perrysburg are looking at a beautification and renovation project in the downtown area.The $2.3 million proposal includes installing brick at intersections between the railroad tracks and Front street. There are also plans for landscaping down Louisiana and a round-a-bout with the Commodore Perry statue as the centerpiece, complete with fountains."I hope Commodore Perry has a place of honor. If it makes it more beautiful and popular, I'm all for it," Mary Stockwell, a frequent...
    City leaders in Perrysburg are looking at a beautification and renovation project in the downtown area.The $2.3 million proposal includes installing brick at intersections between the railroad tracks and Front street. There are also plans for landscaping down Louisiana and a round-a-bout with the Commodore Perry statue as the centerpiece, complete with fountains."I hope Commodore Perry has a place of honor. If it makes it more beautiful and popular, I'm all for it," Mary Stockwell, a frequent...
  • Riverdale teacher resigns

    Riverdale teacher resigns

    After months on suspension, Barb Williams has officially resigned from the Riverdale School District. Her departure comes after she was caught on surveillance camera pushing a 6-year-old student. 13abc's Amy Montgomery talked with the school board about what's next for the district.

    After months on suspension, Barb Williams has officially resigned from the Riverdale School District. Her departure comes after she was caught on surveillance camera pushing a 6-year-old student. 13abc's Amy Montgomery talked with the school board about what's next for the district.

  • Concertgoers warned after Centennial Terrace thefts

    Concertgoers warned after Centennial Terrace thefts

    While enjoying a Boz Scaggs concert at Centennial Terrace, someone shattered their car windows and stole valuable items. Sylvania Police say the victims are partly to blame. 13abc's Christine Long is live with how police say you can avoid being a target

    While enjoying a Boz Scaggs concert at Centennial Terrace, someone shattered their car windows and stole valuable items. Sylvania Police say the victims are partly to blame. 13abc's Christine Long is live with how police say you can avoid being a target

  • Local animal shelters overwhelmed by kittens

    Local animal shelters overwhelmed by kittens

    It’s busy season for just about every animal shelter in the region. In fact, many of them are so full they are adding crates to house even more animals. The biggest issue for shelters at the moment? Too many kittens.

    It’s busy season for just about every animal shelter in the region. In fact, many of them are so full they are adding crates to house even more animals. The biggest issue for shelters at the moment? Too many kittens.

  • Blight Authority to focus on community-based clean-up

    Blight Authority to focus on community-based clean-up

    Toledo has another tool in fighting blight. It's similar to the mayor's “Tidy Town” effort, but 13abc's Bill Hormann says the “Blight Authority” is more community-based.

    Toledo has another tool in fighting blight. It's similar to the mayor's “Tidy Town” effort, but 13abc's Bill Hormann says the “Blight Authority” is more community-based.

  • Toledo Technology Academy in national spotlight

    Toledo Technology Academy in national spotlight

    The Toledo Technology Academy was in the national spotlight Tuesday afternoon. The US Secretary of Labor and the US Secretary of Education visited Toledo's top-rated technology school. Toledo Technology Academy was awarded a $3.8 million federal grant to help get students career-ready. The grant focuses on programs associated with energy, manufacturing and electronics.

    The Toledo Technology Academy was in the national spotlight Tuesday afternoon. The US Secretary of Labor and the US Secretary of Education visited Toledo's top-rated technology school. Toledo Technology Academy was awarded a $3.8 million federal grant to help get students career-ready. The grant focuses on programs associated with energy, manufacturing and electronics.

  • Cold-weather landscaping tips

    Cold-weather landscaping tips

    Are these below-average temperatures helping or hurting your garden? 13abc's Kelly Heidbreder headed to the Toledo Botanical Garden to see how the weather is affecting plants.
    Are these below-average temperatures helping or hurting your garden? 13abc's Kelly Heidbreder headed to the Toledo Botanical Garden to see how the weather is affecting plants.
  • 2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:08:44 GMT
    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge by a freight train that surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women who became trapped on an 80-foot-high railroad bridge by a freight train that surprised them as they walked along the tracks.
  • Blade Briefing: new UTMC dean

    Blade Briefing: new UTMC dean

    The University of Toledo Medical Center has chosen a current staff member as dean. Marlene Harris-Taylor of The Toledo Blade joins us with the details.
    The University of Toledo Medical Center has chosen a current staff member as dean. Marlene Harris-Taylor of The Toledo Blade joins us with the details.
  • Suspect wanted in attempted kidnapping from Days Inn

    Suspect wanted in attempted kidnapping from Days Inn

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:04:34 GMT
    Toledo police are looking into a bizarre case.  A woman tells police someone tried to take her 2-month-old son from her hotel room.
    Toledo police are looking into a bizarre case.  A woman tells police someone tried to take her 2-month-old son from her hotel room.
  • Construction begins on Toledo's first off-leash dog park

    Construction begins on Toledo's first off-leash dog park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:12:24 GMT
    After years of talk, Toledo's first dog park is moving forward. An official groundbreaking for the Glass City Dog Park is set for August. There are more than 62,000 registered pups in Lucas County but there is no place for dogs to run freely. In a matter of weeks, that's changing. "This is about quality of life and improving Toledo," says Steve Serchuk, a board member with Toledo Unleashed. Serchuk works with the non-profit Toledo Unleashed. They've worked to build a dog park for five yea...
    After years of talk, Toledo's first dog park is moving forward. An official groundbreaking for the Glass City Dog Park is set for August. There are more than 62,000 registered pups in Lucas County but there is no place for dogs to run freely. In a matter of weeks, that's changing. "This is about quality of life and improving Toledo," says Steve Serchuk, a board member with Toledo Unleashed. Serchuk works with the non-profit Toledo Unleashed. They've worked to build a dog park for five yea...
  • Obama admin promoting job training grants in Toledo

    Obama admin promoting job training grants in Toledo

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:10:53 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Two members of President Barack Obama's administration are visiting northwestern Ohio to promote job training programs. U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne (AR'-nee) Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will be in Toledo on Tuesday to tour a public school that focuses on technology and job training. The Toledo Technology Academy won a $3.8 million federal grant for helping employers work with the school system and the students. The two officials also will tou...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Two members of President Barack Obama's administration are visiting northwestern Ohio to promote job training programs. U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne (AR'-nee) Duncan and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will be in Toledo on Tuesday to tour a public school that focuses on technology and job training. The Toledo Technology Academy won a $3.8 million federal grant for helping employers work with the school system and the students. The two officials also will tou...
  • Potatoes for prison discarded after maggots found

    Potatoes for prison discarded after maggots found

    Officials discarded more than 4,000 pounds of potatoes at Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after maggots were found in a shipment from a food supplier.
    Officials discarded more than 4,000 pounds of potatoes at Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after maggots were found in a shipment from a food supplier.
  • Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    Detroit water department placed in mayor's hands

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:35:41 GMT
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is now running the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department following criticism about service shutoffs to city residents. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says in order Tuesday that handing control of the massive system over to Duggan is "in the best interests of the city." The water department has been criticized in recent weeks for stepped up service shutoffs to delinquent city customers.
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is now running the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department following criticism about service shutoffs to city residents. State-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr says in order Tuesday that handing control of the massive system over to Duggan is "in the best interests of the city." The water department has been criticized in recent weeks for stepped up service shutoffs to delinquent city customers.
  • Grants approved for innovation in Ohio schools

    Grants approved for innovation in Ohio schools

    Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.
    Ohio officials have approved 37 grant applications involving nearly 200 schools and educational entities from an innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.
  • Online retailer hiring hundreds in Ohio

    Online retailer hiring hundreds in Ohio

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:44:33 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs. Seattle-based Zulily - offering daily deals for women, children and infants - will have a temporary office in suburban Columbus while it looks for a permanent facility. The hiring will be done over the next three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports that details about the call center were disclosed Monday when the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 12-year income-t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An online retailer is opening a call center in central Ohio and bringing about 900 new jobs. Seattle-based Zulily - offering daily deals for women, children and infants - will have a temporary office in suburban Columbus while it looks for a permanent facility. The hiring will be done over the next three years. The Columbus Dispatch reports that details about the call center were disclosed Monday when the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 75 percent, 12-year income-t...
  • Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

    Michiganders asked to "respect the rattlesnakes"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:40:31 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.A report filed by the University of Michigan Police Department says a young girl was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake earlier this summer. The child was not wearing shoes, so police don't know if she stepped on the snake before it bit her leg. She was treated at a local hospital.Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources te...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan residents have been asked to respect rattlesnakes in light of a recent incident at an Ann Arbor botanical garden.A report filed by the University of Michigan Police Department says a young girl was bitten by an Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake earlier this summer. The child was not wearing shoes, so police don't know if she stepped on the snake before it bit her leg. She was treated at a local hospital.Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources te...
  • Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:41 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:41:22 GMT
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
  • Classmates honor murdered Maritime Academy student

    Classmates honor murdered Maritime Academy student

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:33:03 GMT
    Monique King says she and Tyler McIntoush became best of friends in the eighth grade. Now thinking about the loss going into her junior year, King says she's devastated. "He would go up the stairs and listen to his music. We would go up the stairs all the time together. He sat right next to me in class all the time. I don't know what I'm going to do without Tyler," King told 13abc with tears in her eyes. "I don't know how I'm going to get through this year without him."Classmates and commun...
    Monique King says she and Tyler McIntoush became best of friends in the eighth grade. Now thinking about the loss going into her junior year, King says she's devastated. "He would go up the stairs and listen to his music. We would go up the stairs all the time together. He sat right next to me in class all the time. I don't know what I'm going to do without Tyler," King told 13abc with tears in her eyes. "I don't know how I'm going to get through this year without him."Classmates and commun...
  • Suspect acquitted in Eastern Michigan University murder

    Suspect acquitted in Eastern Michigan University murder

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:29:16 GMT
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict Monday evening in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas. He was one of two men charged in the killing of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago.Twenty-year-old Kristopher Pratt accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, testifying that he shot Reed and Thomas participated ...
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A jury has acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict Monday evening in the trial of 21-year-old Ed Thomas. He was one of two men charged in the killing of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago.Twenty-year-old Kristopher Pratt accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, testifying that he shot Reed and Thomas participated ...
  • Ohio race for governor all about jobs

    Ohio race for governor all about jobs

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:12:13 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans can be left baffled. A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate: ___ THE NUMBERS Ohio's nonfarm employmen...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs. Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald conflict, Ohioans can be left baffled. A look at some of the facts about Ohio jobs and the politics behind the debate: ___ THE NUMBERS Ohio's nonfarm employmen...
  • West Nile virus found in Ottawa Hills

    West Nile virus found in Ottawa Hills

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:22:07 GMT
    West Nile is in Northwest Ohio. Biologists are confirming that 30 mosquitos tested positive for the virus. The test site where the infected mosquitos were found is in the Ottawa Hills area by Central Avenue. 30 mosquitos gathered around the second week of July were found to be carrying the virus. Health officials warn just one bite from an infected mosquito can give you the virus. In most people, West Nile feels like the flu, with aches, pains and fatigue. In some, the virus can be very ...
    West Nile is in Northwest Ohio. Biologists are confirming that 30 mosquitos tested positive for the virus. The test site where the infected mosquitos were found is in the Ottawa Hills area by Central Avenue. 30 mosquitos gathered around the second week of July were found to be carrying the virus. Health officials warn just one bite from an infected mosquito can give you the virus. In most people, West Nile feels like the flu, with aches, pains and fatigue. In some, the virus can be very ...
  • Bryan police chief stepping down; new chief named

    Bryan police chief stepping down; new chief named

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:25:04 GMT
    Could new leadership bring a break in a cold case murder that the 13abc I-Team profiled recently? The community of Bryan may soon find out. There will be a new police chief in Bryan starting Mid-September. And that chief will have one major case hanging over his department as it has been over the last 5 years. Bryan police chief Jeff Arnold submitted his resignation Friday and the city council voted to accept it in a special meeting Monday. He will leave his post September 14th.
    Could new leadership bring a break in a cold case murder that the 13abc I-Team profiled recently? The community of Bryan may soon find out. There will be a new police chief in Bryan starting Mid-September. And that chief will have one major case hanging over his department as it has been over the last 5 years. Bryan police chief Jeff Arnold submitted his resignation Friday and the city council voted to accept it in a special meeting Monday. He will leave his post September 14th.
  • Toppled rail cars remain along tracks after Springfield Twp. train derailment

    Toppled rail cars remain along tracks after Springfield Twp. train derailment

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:06:26 GMT
    25 days after a train derailed at the Crissey Road Crossing, 11 overturned rail cars and piles of other parts remain between the tracks and Old Airport Highway. 
    25 days after a train derailed at the Crissey Road Crossing, 11 overturned rail cars and piles of other parts remain between the tracks and Old Airport Highway. 

  • Amazing reunion between local woman and her horse

    Amazing reunion between local woman and her horse

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:50:37 GMT
    An update to a story we first brought you last week. Charges are expected to be filed Tuesday against the owner of four horses in Sandusky County. Sandusky County investigators are calling it the worst case of horse abuse they've seen. The horses were discovered by a passing motorist at a home in Woodville Township July 19th. The motorist called animal cruelty investigators, who seized the horses that night.One of the horses was in such bad shape it had to be euthanized. A second horse named...
    An update to a story we first brought you last week. Charges are expected to be filed Tuesday against the owner of four horses in Sandusky County. Sandusky County investigators are calling it the worst case of horse abuse they've seen. The horses were discovered by a passing motorist at a home in Woodville Township July 19th. The motorist called animal cruelty investigators, who seized the horses that night.One of the horses was in such bad shape it had to be euthanized. A second horse named...
  • Toledo breaks ground on city’s first dog park

    Toledo breaks ground on city’s first dog park

    After years of talk, Toledo's first dog park is moving forward. A groundbreaking for the Glass City Dog Park is set for August. 13abc's Christina Williams breaks down the plan for the new facility.
  • Blade Briefing: Hancock Co. plane crash

    Blade Briefing: Hancock Co. plane crash

    We're learning more about the plane crash early Sunday morning in Hancock County that killed two people. Taylor Dungjen of The Toledo Blade joins us with the latest.
  • Harmful algae blooms at Lake Erie beach

    Harmful algae blooms at Lake Erie beach

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:27:41 GMT
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is warning residents of the Harmful Algal Blooms present at the Lake Erie Beach in Maumee Bay area. Cyanobacteria are blue-green algae found in Ohio’s lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams. The type of bacteria currently in Ohio’s lakes have caused Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) which produce toxins that could affect the health of people who come into contact with water where HABs are present.Under the right water conditions, which usually occur in the wa...
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is warning residents of the Harmful Algal Blooms present at the Lake Erie Beach in Maumee Bay area. Cyanobacteria are blue-green algae found in Ohio’s lakes, ponds, and slow-moving streams. The type of bacteria currently in Ohio’s lakes have caused Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) which produce toxins that could affect the health of people who come into contact with water where HABs are present.Under the right water conditions, which usually occur in the wa...
  • State Farm sponsors ODOT Safety Patrol

    State Farm sponsors ODOT Safety Patrol

    If you get stranded on one of the major highways around Toledo, there's a new partnership to help get back on the road quicker. 13abc's Kelly Heidbreder explains how it works.
  • Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

    Lucas County to unify economic development efforts

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:57:38 GMT
    Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area by unifying economic development efforts into one county department.
    Lucas County will change the way it attracts jobs to the area by unifying economic development efforts into one county department.
  • Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

    Pedestrian killed in early morning crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:23:17 GMT
    Nazia H. Awadawas struck and killed this morning near the Franklin Avenue and Delaware Avenue intersection in Toledo. Police say, around 5:00 this morning, Awada stepped out onto Franklin Avenue and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Awada was transported to St. Vincent's ER where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say it doesn't appear that alcohol or speed were factors. The investigation is still on-going.
    Nazia H. Awadawas struck and killed this morning near the Franklin Avenue and Delaware Avenue intersection in Toledo. Police say, around 5:00 this morning, Awada stepped out onto Franklin Avenue and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Awada was transported to St. Vincent's ER where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say it doesn't appear that alcohol or speed were factors. The investigation is still on-going.
  • Northern Michigan lawmaker's mom supports opponent

    Northern Michigan lawmaker's mom supports opponent

    State Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom.
    State Rep. Wayne Schmidt has picked up support from an unlikely source in a closely watched battle for an open Senate seat in northern Michigan: his opponent's mom.
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  • Ohio announces second fine against company that feeds inmates

    Ohio announces second fine against company that feeds inmates

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:04:28 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last,...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee. The $130,200 fine against Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services covered continued staffing shortages, unacceptable food substitutions and shortages and sanitation issues, including maggots observed in food service operations at five prisons this month and last,...
  • Members appointed to oversee international bridge construction

    Members appointed to oversee international bridge construction

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:45:13 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts. Klohs heads The Right Place, a western Michigan economic development organization. Rizik is with Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Dan Gilbert's investments. Canada's members are Kristine Burr and Genevieve Gagno...
    DETROIT (AP) - Michigan and Canada have appointed members of an authority to oversee construction of a $2 billion public bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Michigan's designees are Michael Hayes, Birgit Klohs and Matt Rizik. Hayes leads the Midland Center for the Arts. Klohs heads The Right Place, a western Michigan economic development organization. Rizik is with Rock Ventures, the umbrella entity for Dan Gilbert's investments. Canada's members are Kristine Burr and Genevieve Gagno...
  • Report: Prison food problems real

    Report: Prison food problems real

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:04:37 GMT
    The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates.
    The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates.
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  • Stowaway triggers Air Force security review

    Stowaway triggers Air Force security review

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:55 GMT
    The Air Force secretary says something obviously "fell through the cracks" in the security of a military cargo plane that allowed a young boy to stow away and die in a compartment near the landing gear.
    The Air Force secretary says something obviously "fell through the cracks" in the security of a military cargo plane that allowed a young boy to stow away and die in a compartment near the landing gear.
  • Ebola hits local professor hard

    Ebola hits local professor hard

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:40:27 GMT
    "Five of my family members have died from Ebola. Five," Sakui Malakpa said.
    "Five of my family members have died from Ebola. Five," Sakui Malakpa said.
  • Exxonmobile restarts pipeline in Texas

    Exxonmobile restarts pipeline in Texas

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 20:09:45 GMT
    ExxonMobil has restarted a section of its Pegasus pipeline in Texas more than a year after a crude oil spill in central Arkansas forced the company to shut down the entire line, a spokesman said.
    ExxonMobil has restarted a section of its Pegasus pipeline in Texas more than a year after a crude oil spill in central Arkansas forced the company to shut down the entire line, a spokesman said.
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  • Point Place neighbors get lesson on crime & prevention

    Point Place neighbors get lesson on crime & prevention

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:54:06 GMT
    It's a homeowner's worst nightmare. Back in March, Raymond Musialowski says he arrived at his house to find his patio door open. He credits his dog as the reason nothing was stolen. Like many Point Place residents, he came out Wednesday night because he worries about increased crime."There's more break-ins in the neighborhood, problems with drugs, people are doing the wrong things," says Musialowski. "People need to take back their neighborhoods. And taking back your neighborhoods means you n...
    It's a homeowner's worst nightmare. Back in March, Raymond Musialowski says he arrived at his house to find his patio door open. He credits his dog as the reason nothing was stolen. Like many Point Place residents, he came out Wednesday night because he worries about increased crime."There's more break-ins in the neighborhood, problems with drugs, people are doing the wrong things," says Musialowski. "People need to take back their neighborhoods. And taking back your neighborhoods means you n...
  • Horse euthanized; Cruelty investigation underway in Lucas Co.

    Horse euthanized; Cruelty investigation underway in Lucas Co.

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:10:33 GMT
    A horse has been euthanized after it was found injured on the ground at a home off Crissey Road.Now, the Toledo Area Humane Society has launched and animal cruelty investigation.Cruelty officers came out to the home around noon on Wednesday. They found a horse that was very thin and had gashes all over its body.The situation was so dire, the officer called a vet to treat the horse, but there was nothing they could do. The horse was euthanized behind the home."The horse couldn't even get up on...
    A horse has been euthanized after it was found injured on the ground at a home off Crissey Road.Now, the Toledo Area Humane Society has launched and animal cruelty investigation.Cruelty officers came out to the home around noon on Wednesday. They found a horse that was very thin and had gashes all over its body.The situation was so dire, the officer called a vet to treat the horse, but there was nothing they could do. The horse was euthanized behind the home."The horse couldn't even get up on...
  • Arrest made in East Toledo kidnapping of infant

    Arrest made in East Toledo kidnapping of infant

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:29:30 GMT
    Toledo police have arrested a man in connection with an attempted kidnapping at an East Toledo hotel Monday. Investigators charged Jaequan Smith with kidnapping and burglary. He was arrested early Tuesday morning. He’s charged with trying to kidnap a 4 and a half month old baby from his mom’s hotel room. It happened around 6:00am Monday at the Days Inn on Miami Street. The mom told police she was walking her boyfriend out of the hotel and left the infant in the room. 
    Toledo police have arrested a man in connection with an attempted kidnapping at an East Toledo hotel Monday. Investigators charged Jaequan Smith with kidnapping and burglary. He was arrested early Tuesday morning. He’s charged with trying to kidnap a 4 and a half month old baby from his mom’s hotel room. It happened around 6:00am Monday at the Days Inn on Miami Street. The mom told police she was walking her boyfriend out of the hotel and left the infant in the room. 
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