Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:09:46 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
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...Full Story >
The U.S. has identified five men who might be responsible for the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year, and has enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists,...Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:46:29 GMT
Among the devastation from Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. was two school buildings. So, are local schools ready if the worst happens? "It makes me nervous more than anything," said Jamie Klauke, theFull Story >
Among the devastation from Monday's tornado in Moore, Okla. was two school buildings. So, are local schools ready if the worst happens?Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:41 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:41:37 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
The father of a 2-year-old boy who was killed last week has been indicted for murder.
Antrone Smith, 29, is accused of killing DeMarcus Jackson on Oct. 21. He was indicted for aggravated murder, murder and felonious assault.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictment on Friday, and said that he will be seeking the death penalty against Smith.
Deters also announced the indictment of DeMarcus' mother, Latricia Jackson, 22, on one count of endangering children for a lack of care that resulted in injuries to DeMarcus. If convicted, she faces 9 to 36 months in prison. Deters said Latricia Jackson is currently pregnant with her sixth child.
A medical examination revealed numerous injuries to DeMarcus' left jaw, left eye, legs, arms and midsection. There were also lacerations above his penis, on the back of his neck, above his left ear and on his left buttocks. He also had an untreated burn on his right hand. The coroner ruled that DeMarcus died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen. Deters said he had severe internal bleeding and his injuries were consistent with being stomped on.
"DeMarcus suffered injuries beyond horrific in nature," said Deters. "It is simply heartbreaking."
DeMarcus' four siblings (ages 5) and younger, who were living with Jackson and Smith, were immediately removed from the home and have been placed in the care of the Hamilton County Department of Jobs and Family Services. They showed now signs of injury.
DeMarcus had been with a foster family, but it was determined in August that he could return to his biological parents.
The foster family is devestated by DeMarcus' death. The foster mother sobbed as she heard the horrific details of the toddler's injuries.
When asked why DeMarcus was singled out from his siblings, Deters said Smith believed that DeMarcus was not his child.
The sister of Antrone Smith sent this statement to FOX19:
My family and I are in distraught over this entire situation. My brother loves his kids and they love him. He fought for them for 2 yrs. And to have people and news media to portray him as a vicious murderer is sad. And we are appalled! My nephew died on his brother birthday where he was being a kid and eating cake and ice cream. Antrone didn't beat his children nor whip them fearing that he would lose them again. You have 4 boys in a home where 2 of them have ADHD, boys will rough house. I was at the hospital when they pronounced my nephew dead. CPR was performed on him for 30-40min straight! Could that be the bruising on his abdomen? I didn't see bruises or marks on his torso, Then to say his hand was put over a stove! Come on! He babysat his niece and nephews. Also the media did not state that while in the foster parents care 2 of my nephews had stitches near and above there eyes. In the picture, the bruise on Damarcus right eye was one of them. My brother has walked miles to pawn items from there home to keep a roof over his family head. He has been the main parent in this battle of custody for his kids. He has shown a great deal in making a better home for his family. Despite not having much. We can not say why the mother did not put in an effort in this progress of them becoming a better family,but we do know how long of a struggle this has been for . Our family wish that the media and public can please see how accidents do happen. A murderer doesnt have a heart nor conscious. My brother do he has 6 kids all under 6 n he love them dearly this is just a mistake thats shocking to all. I would also like to say to the public that there are cases out here that people have murdered and buried the child and did not do any time another is a case where a baby was shook to death and only got 10 yrs. And much more this is an actually accident in which he has great remorse for what he did our family is suffering not only the lost of a child but the lost of a brother please do not bring upon another death to our family.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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