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  • Loved ones looking for answers in Toledo murder case

    Loved ones looking for answers in Toledo murder case

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:09:20 GMT
    Eddie Byrd started cutting Tyler McIntoush's hair when he was only 8-years-old. The Toledo barber was devastated to hear the carefree 16-year-old was shot and killed Thursday morning."They stole her son, my customer, and a friend," says Byrd. "We cant see him grow up can't see him graduate. It's just, emotions are messed up right now."According to police, the shooting happened near Collingwood and Boston Place just after 3 a.m. Today, a small memorial now sits near that spot. McIntosh's frien...
    Eddie Byrd started cutting Tyler McIntoush's hair when he was only 8-years-old. The Toledo barber was devastated to hear the carefree 16-year-old was shot and killed Thursday morning."They stole her son, my customer, and a friend," says Byrd. "We cant see him grow up can't see him graduate. It's just, emotions are messed up right now."According to police, the shooting happened near Collingwood and Boston Place just after 3 a.m. Today, a small memorial now sits near that spot. McIntosh's frien...
  • More dogs taken from house after deadly attack on jogger

    More dogs taken from house after deadly attack on jogger

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:16:51 GMT
    METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Police and animal control officers have removed five dogs from a Michigan home where two other dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger were being kept. MLive.com reports the dogs were taken Friday from the Metamora Township house, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Police told the newspaper that the homeowner was not present when the five dogs were taken. Craig Sytsma was attacked Wednesday evening by two cane corsos down the road from the home. He died...
    METAMORA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Police and animal control officers have removed five dogs from a Michigan home where two other dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger were being kept. MLive.com reports the dogs were taken Friday from the Metamora Township house, about 45 miles northwest of Detroit. Police told the newspaper that the homeowner was not present when the five dogs were taken. Craig Sytsma was attacked Wednesday evening by two cane corsos down the road from the home. He died...
  • Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

    Tortoise an accomplice in alligator's zoo escape?

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:15:33 GMT
    An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.
    An owner of a zoo in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says a 12-inch alligator has escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise.

EVENING NEWS HEADLINES - MAY 21, 2013

ARSON FIRES

Toledo fire investigators are looking into a series of fires in the city. Crews responded to four fires within about an hour of each other today. The first started at a home on Oak St. just before four pm. Three more broke out over the next hour or so. The fire department is looking into whether they're connected.

DEPUTY ARRESTED

A Lucas County sheriff's deputy is behind bars tonight. Court documents show Deputy Paul Little is accused of giving a firearm to a convicted felon then filing a false report that the gun was stolen. He's also charged with intimidating a witness in a marijuana trafficking case.

DEFIANCE COUNTY 911

The Defiance County 911 Center director is on administrative leave without pay. Carol Armitage has been with the center since it opened in 1997. Sheriff David Westrick says he put on leave May 2nd because of possible misuse of an expense account. But Westrick would not give any more details. Defiance County prosecutors say they're waiting for a police investigation before deciding to pursue the case.

PERRYSBURG PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Perrysburg city council voted in favor public transportation. Members unanimously approved a deal with "Ride Right." Voters approved a levy to fund the company for five years.

70 MPH SPEED LIMIT

(AP) - The Ohio Department of Transportation has revealed which sections of rural interstate highway will have a higher speed limit of 70 mph instead of 65 mph starting July 1st. The department says the limit will increase on more than 570 miles of interstate highway. The increase applies to parts of Interstates 70, 71, 75, 76, 77 and 90 but doesn't include sections of those roads in major metropolitan areas and a few smaller cities along the way.

THREATS AGAINST JUDGES

(AP) - Monroe County authorities have brought charges against a man they say made threats against two judges by phone and the Internet because he was upset about the handling of his divorce case. Forty-three-year-old Mark W. McNamee of Flat Rock appeared today in district court to face three counts of malicious use of telecommunication device. The misdemeanor carries up to six months in jail.

RACE FOR SURVIVORS

(AP) - Rescue workers are racing to complete the search for survivors and victims of the monster tornado that devastated Moore, Okla. Scientists say the storm was a rare and extraordinary twister known as an EF5, at the top of the scale used to measure tornado strength. The death toll stands at 24, including nine children. Moore's fire chief says no more bodies or survivors have been found since last night.

EF5 TORNADO

(AP) - Scientists now say the tornado that flattened the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore yesterday was a rare and extraordinarily powerful EF5, capable of lifting reinforced buildings off the ground, hurling cars like missiles and stripping trees free of bark. Wind speeds are estimated to have reached 200 to 210 mph, as the twister cut a path 17 miles long and 1.3 miles wide.

ABORTION BAN STRUCK DOWN

(AP) - A federal appeals court panel has struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases of medical emergency. The court says the law violates a woman's constitutionally protected right to terminate a pregnancy before a fetus is able to survive outside the womb. Supporters of the ban vow to keep fighting.

IRS INVESTIGATION

(AP) - A key figure in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups has been summoned to testify before a congressional hearing tomorrow. But her lawyer says Lois Lerner plans to invoke her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refuse to testify. Lerner's attorney cites a criminal investigation by the Justice Department. Lerner heads the IRS division that singled out tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status.

IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION

(AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved far-reaching immigration legislation that gives a chance at citizenship to millions living in the country illegally. The 13-5 vote clears the bill for a Senate debate expected to begin early next month. The landmark legislation creates new provisions to bring workers here legally and enforce new steps against illegal immigration.

BENGHAZI SUSPECTS

(AP) - U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists - but not enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers. So the officials say the men remain at large while the FBI gathers more evidence.

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