Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
The story of a 15-year-old girl locked in a chicken coop has many wondering what may have lead the parents to allegedly do something so cruel and inhumane to their child.
Neighbors who live near the Franklins, but did not want to go on camera, told us that Diana Franklin would often punish her daughter for not doing chores and school work.
Neighbors also said this mom would only feed her daughter bread and water as punishment for days on end.
The neighbors asked why, and they say Diana Franklin would tell them she was only doing what the Bible says. According to neighbors, the scripture that Franklin was referring to was from Proverbs 13:24. In the King James Version, it reads: "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes."
We also spoke with Mike Brandenburg, the pastor at First Baptist Church in Butler, where the Franklins used to attend. Bradenburg was never their pastor, but does know about the family and their beliefs.
"I know they attended this church, for a short time years ago, but they didn't seem to want to follow, they wanted to change everybody to be like them," Bradenburg said. "They didn't want to be open enough to say we disagree from what I understand so they eventually left."
Pastor Bradenburg says the Bible is often misinterpreted, with people thinking the scripture from Proverbs means disciplining with a rod versus teaching their child right from wrong.
"A loving parent will discipline their child in the way that is necessary, it doesn't mean that you will abuse that child," Bradenburg said.
Earlier this week we traveled to Roberta, GA where the Franklins lived three years ago. A neighbor told us that one day the Franklins' daughter walked over to her house, knocked on the door and said "Please help me. I haven't eaten in three days."
The woman said she began to cook for the girl but was interrupted when Diana Franklin grabbed the girl and according to the neighbor yelled, "You can't eat if you don't work."
That neighbor pointed to the Bible in 2 Thessalonians 3:10 which says "For even when we were with you, this we command you that if you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."
"That was not to be interpreted as something that said that it should be enforced on children at that type of thing," Bradenburg said. "It was talking about grown adults in its context."
We reached out to the Franklins' attorney again Friday and received no word back. The Franklins 15-year-old adopted daughter told investigators that she spent about six days at a time in small buildings in the back of the Franklins' property as punishment for not doing school work.
GBI agents say the outhouse was about four feet in length and width, and just a few feet high just big enough to sit in.
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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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