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  • Train hits empty car, deputies search for driver

    Train hits empty car, deputies search for driver

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:23:39 GMT
    New details this morning from a train crash we first told you about Friday night on 13abc Action News at eleven o'clock.A cargo train hit an empty car that was stopped on the tracks, just south of Bradner.This happened on Bradner Road near the Greensburg Pike in Montgomery Township.No one on the train was hurt.The crash prompted a search for the driver or whoever was inside of that car.Overnight, Wood County Deputies said they were using thermal imaging cameras to find any people in the dark ...
    New details this morning from a train crash we first told you about Friday night on 13abc Action News at eleven o'clock.A cargo train hit an empty car that was stopped on the tracks, just south of Bradner.This happened on Bradner Road near the Greensburg Pike in Montgomery Township.No one on the train was hurt.The crash prompted a search for the driver or whoever was inside of that car.Overnight, Wood County Deputies said they were using thermal imaging cameras to find any people in the dark ...
  • Fire in a building near Amtrak station caught on camera

    Fire in a building near Amtrak station caught on camera

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:22:24 GMT
    New video of a fire in a brick building near the Amtrak station. This happened during the 7 o'clock hour Friday evening. 13abc viewer Richard Trevino captured this video of the flames. Firefighters tell us the fire was in a business at 300 Morris. That address is listed as Mandell-Vasquez, Incorporated. No one was hurt. Investigators are still working to find out what started the fire.
    New video of a fire in a brick building near the Amtrak station. This happened during the 7 o'clock hour Friday evening. 13abc viewer Richard Trevino captured this video of the flames. Firefighters tell us the fire was in a business at 300 Morris. That address is listed as Mandell-Vasquez, Incorporated. No one was hurt. Investigators are still working to find out what started the fire.
  • Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Tigers promote Pitcher after sexual assault charges dismissed

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:43:21 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...
    CHICAGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have promoted right-hander Evan Reed from Triple-A Toledo after a judge dismissed rape charges against the pitcher last week. The Tigers brought Reed back to the majors before they opened a series at the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Right-hander Jose Ortego was designated for assignment to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Reed, 28, was facing third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges before a judge said Aug. 21 that the testimony of the woman who...

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – November 19, 2012

"NEW" LOCAL

*Gym Owner Homicide Investigation

Toledo Police are investigating the city's latest homicide. They say a man was shot outside his gym on Warehouse Drive off Angola this morning. Police say the owner of Intensity Fitness was arriving for the day when he was shot and killed. They say some patrons of the gym found the man and called 9-1-1. A worker at a nearby business said he heard gunshots.  Police are hoping a nearby surveillance camera will give them some information. No word on any suspects at this time.

*South Toledo Shooting

Police say two people went to the hospital, one in critical condition, after a shooting on Weber Street between Cottage and Franklin. It happened around 10:30 last night. Police say the man and woman were sitting in a car when someone started shooting.

*New Route 18 Opens

Ohio Gov. John Kasich will help dedicate the new State Route 18 in North Baltimore today. The changes include the first roundabout on a State Route in Northwest Ohio. The project was finished four years ahead of schedule. The changes were made to ease truck traffic through the village that was heading to and from the CSX Intermodal hub.

*Imagination Station Waits on Provisional Ballots

Provisional ballots could swing a close levy vote in the imagination station's favor, but there are other plans if it doesn't happen. The state started counting provisional ballots over the weekend. The Imagination Station's levy lost by about a thousand votes election night. But there are more than nine-thousand provisional ballots that need to be counted in Lucas County. In the meantime, Imagination Station leaders are making plans for another levy even if the provisional ballots don't change the outcome.

   

 "NEW" State News

*OH – Increased Holiday Patrols

Police from around Ohio plan more than 97-hundred hours of enforcement during the holidays, including 23 sobriety checkpoints statewide. State crash statistics show 410 people were killed in 379 alcohol-related crashes last year, with 27 of those deaths coming between Thanksgiving and New Year's.

*MI – Michigan Education Proposed Vouchers?

Governor Rick Snyder wants students to have a choice of where the go to school. The Governor's plan would let students take public funding dollars to any district. The state would also help cover the cost of online courses and give high school students a 25-hundred dollar scholarship for each semester they graduate early. Critics call it another voucher program that is aimed at making money for schools.

*OH – Increased Turkey Prices (AP)

Some Ohioans are paying more for their Thanksgiving turkeys this year, but experts say the jump in price isn't affecting sales. Jim Chakeres, executive vice president of the Ohio Poultry Association, said the price increase in feed grains, specifically corn, is a major factor for the rise.

 

 "NEW" NATIONAL/INTERNAT'L. News

*Hostess Brands in Bankruptcy Court

Hostess Brands is in bankruptcy court today, where a judge will consider its request to shut down operations. But, this doesn't necessarily mean the end of Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Pabst Brewing and the owner of Nature's Own bread and Tasty-Kake snacks may be interested in buying.

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