MORNING NEWS DIGEST – June 13, 2012
*Homeland Security Drill
The Lucas County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting full scale homeland security exercises today. That means area SWAT and HAZMAT teams will work with the bomb squad and other emergency responders to prepare for a major security threat. The drill will take place at three sites: one in Oregon, one in Maumee, and one at the Erie Street Market. The event runs from 9 to 4.
*Semi Accident Makes Toilet Paper Mess
Road crews were busy cleaning up a major clog on I-75 overnight. An overnight semi crash on southbound I-75 near Route 20 left a large amount of toilet paper on the road. Police say the rear brakes on the trailer overheated catching the t-p in the cargo on fire.
*Water Balloon Toss Leads to Shooting
Toledo police say a water balloon fight appears to have led to a shooting in east Toledo last night. It happened after nine on Starr Avenue near Broadway. Police say a child threw a water balloon at a passing car - the driver got out and confronted a man in the house – and it ended with the man being shot in the foot. The victims injuries are not serious. The gunman took off after the shooting and is still on the loose.
*Toledo is "Man"ly
The glass city has been named the manliest city in Ohio and 8th manliest in the country. That's according to a new national study that looks at data like the number of home improvement stores and motorcycles per capita...along with *unmanly* traits like number of nail salons and fancy boutiques.
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*MI – Plans for new US/Canada Bridge Unveiled Friday
In just a couple of days, we'll all get a look at the plans to build a new bridge between the U.S. and Canada. An insider tells the Detroit Free Press this morning that the long-expected agreement will be announced at news conferences Friday in both Detroit and Windsor. The Governor and Canadian officials are expected to say that an international authority will oversee the construction. It would reportedly be located about two miles down-river from the Ambassador Bridge.
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*Auburn Suspect in Police Custody
After a three day manhunt, Alabama police say the man accused of killing three people at a pool party near auburn university has turned himself in. Desmonte Leonard surrendered to investigators yesterday, after his family requested help from a lawyer. On Monday, investigators surrounded a home where they believed Leonard was, but they came up empty handed. The 22-year-old is accused of shooting and killing three people including two former Auburn football players.