Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
A truck hauling a too-tall load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River. All three...Full Story >
A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East with slight tremors spreading westwards as far as Moscow.Full Story >
A powerful earthquake on Friday hit Russia's Far East with tremors felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometers (4,400 miles) west of the epicenter, but no casualties or damage were reported.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Britain's Ministry of Defense says a Typhoon jet has been launched to investigate an incident involving a civilian aircraft.Full Story >
Two men were arrested on suspicion of endangering an aircraft Friday after a U.K. fighter jet was scrambled to divert their plane as it traveled from Pakistan to Britain, officials said. The incident further rattled the U.K....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:46 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:46:44 GMT
(RNN) - A deadly tornado ripped through Moore, OK, killing 24 people. The EF-5 tornado had wind speeds of at least 200 mph and was roughly two miles wide. Among the dead were children who took shelterFull Story >
A deadly EF-5 tornado, a murder suspect with links to the Boston bombing suspects and a British soldier brutally killed by alleged terrorists dominated headlines this week.Full Story >
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
A West Hartford man was arrested and charged with a hate crime after police said he threatened to punch a Muslim woman inside a store over the weekend.
West Hartford police said Michael John Germain, 68, of Mountain Road, made "rude, offensive and obnoxious comments for no reason" to a Muslim woman who was waiting for a prescription at a Walgreens on North Main Street on Saturday.
Police were called to 324 North Main St. just before 5 p.m. for a man who threatened to punch another customer.
A pharmacy tech said there was a problem with an unidentified Muslim woman's health insurance and it created a delay for customers waiting for their prescriptions. While waiting, Germain allegedly screamed at the Muslim woman and yelled obscenities.
Many of the comments allegedly made by Germain to the unidentified woman included, "I don't like Muslims" and "get the hell out of here," according to the arrest warrant.
"He was yelling at me, cursing at me, saying all of this," the woman told Eyewitness News. "I was scared, I thought he was going to hurt me."
After the woman's order was filled, Germain apologized to the tech for "making her job hard" and said he was upset "Americans got killed in the Embassy," according to the arrest warrant.
"He said 'I will punch you,' that's when I called police," said the woman, who felt she was targeted because she was Muslim.
Germain, who told Eyewitness News this incident was just a misunderstanding, left the store.
However, the woman, who was crying and extremely upset when police arrived, wrote down the license plate of his car and gave it to officers.
When police confronted Germain at his home, he admitted to getting into a verbal argument with an "Arab" woman and was "very upset about Americans dying overseas by them." Germain told police, "them" was "Muslims."
"That has nothing to do with me," the woman, who is actually from Somalia, told Eyewitness News.
Germain, who told officers that he never threatened to hit the woman, was arrested and charged with breach of peace, threatening and received a hate crimes charge.
He was released on a $10,000 bond and was given a court date of Sept. 27.
The Council of American-Islamic Relations have asked the FBI to consider federal charges against Germain.
While in police custody, Germain screamed about the "handcuffs being too tight" several times during the ride from his home to the station. Once removed from the cruiser, he complained about having difficulty breathing, however he screamed after an oxygen mask was put on him.
Germain also complained about the handcuffs creating marks and demanded that police photograph them, which officers did.
However, he refused any medical treatment.
Copyright 2012 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:32 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:32:47 GMT
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale. It happened just before 4:00 Friday morning. Police say the truck hit the cruiser, an unmarked SUV, at Reading and Victory. ThereFull Story >
Cincinnati police are looking for a pickup that hit a police cruiser in Avondale.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:20:42 GMT
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar. Bay County Jail officials say 35-year-oldFull Story >
An Ohio police officer and his wife face aggravated child neglect charges after their young children were left unsupervised in a truck outside a Panama City Beach bar.Full Story >