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    Lucas Co. jail employee accused of sexually assaulting former inmate

    Lucas Co. jail employee accused of sexually assaulting former inmate

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:29:23 GMT
    A Lucas County jail employee is on paid administrative leave. The employee is accused of sexually assaulting a former inmate not on jail property. The Toledo Police Department is investigating, and the Lucas County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation. We'll continue to follow this story as it develops.
    A Lucas County jail employee is on paid administrative leave. The employee is accused of sexually assaulting a former inmate not on jail property. The Toledo Police Department is investigating, and the Lucas County Sheriff's Office has launched an investigation. We'll continue to follow this story as it develops.
  • July ends with record cold

    July ends with record cold

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:31:57 GMT
    This past month will go into the record books as the 3rd coldest and 8th driest July ever recorded.
    This past month will go into the record books as the 3rd coldest and 8th driest July ever recorded.
  • McCord Rd. Underpass project begins weeks before school starts

    McCord Rd. Underpass project begins weeks before school starts

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:28:40 GMT
    After decades of planning and financial setbacks, construction is set to begin Monday on a two-year project in Springfield Township to ease traffic congestion and improve the safety of a deadly railroad crossing.
    After decades of planning and financial setbacks, construction is set to begin Monday on a two-year project in Springfield Township to ease traffic congestion and improve the safety of a deadly railroad crossing.

MORNING NEWS DIGEST – November 30, 2012

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*"Inconvenience" Store

Toledo Police say they are on the lookout for whoever busted into Captain's Carryout in Point Place…literally. The owner say someone drove a vehicle through a back door and wall and did major damage – so much so, he doesn't know when he will be able to reopen.

*Church Burglaries (Monroe Evening News)

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department tells the Monroe Evening News that eight churches have been burglarized since October and the thefts may be linked. The latest theft happened Wednesday at Grape Missionary Baptist Church in Raisinville Township. The Sheriff's department says not only were two jugs of change for the needy *taken*...but the thieves also took Christmas presents. Authorities tell the newspaper they're investigating whether the same person might be involved in the thefts.

*Morning Accident on AWT

There was a bit of a tie-up on the Anthony Wayne Trail in Maumee after a nasty accident. Police say the driver of a semi was headed down the AWT toward Conant...when a woman pulled out in front of him. The accident happened at White Street. We're told the driver of the car was taken to UTMC with serious head injuries.

*Devil's Lake Cottage Fires

Investigators will be combing through the rubble after a fire near Devil's Lake. Witnesses reported hearing what sounded like a gas leak right before one home exploded igniting two cottages. No one was in those homes...and there were no injuries - both cottages were destroyed.    

*Spangler Candy & Extreme Makeover Monday (Toledo Blade)

A northwest Ohio company will be part of a special holiday episode of extreme makeover: home edition. Our media partner, the Toledo Blade reports that Spangler Candy in Bryan donated candy canes for the episode that airs Monday night at 8 on 13abc. Spangler says it makes 2.7 million candy canes per day.

*Weekend High School Football State Championship Games

Three local high school football teams will play for state championships this weekend. Central plays tonight and Bellevue and Whitmer play tomorrow.

 "NEW" State News

*OH – Columbus Police Split $1 Million

A representative out of the Ohio Lottery office says a group of about 20 Columbus police officers are holding a $1 million ticket sold during the Powerball drawing. The winners have not come forward yet...but the president of that FOP confirmed it.

*OH – Governor Meets with College Presidents

Ohio Governor John Kasich is scheduled to meet today with college leaders to unveil new higher education funding recommendations. The Governor said he and school presidents believe there should be incentives to get students to graduate...and as a result boost Ohio's lagging college graduate rate.

 "NEW" NATIONAL/INTERNAT'L. News 

 

*Powerball Winners Revealed?

We're expecting to learn more about the county's two newest millionaires today. Missouri officials say they'll unveil the person who bought the winning ticket at a small convenience store near Kansas City. Meanwhile, surveillance video from a convenience store could show Powerball's other big winner. A gas station in Maryland released the video. The clerk says it shows a construction worker checking his ticket and finding out he won his share of 587-million dollars. The man told employees at the store he bought his ticket in Arizona which is where lottery officials say the second winning ticket was sold.

*President Pushes for Fiscal Cliff Plan

President Obama will head to Pennsylvania today to push his tax plan by appealing directly to the American public. The President will make a campaign-like stop today at a toy making factory in Hatfield just outside of Philadelphia. The White House hopes the stop will generate grassroots support for the President's plan to raise taxes on the wealthy and pressure Republicans to go along with it.

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