Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:40 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:40:24 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?
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:28:57 GMT
An inmate walks away from a Lebanon jail. Officers are asking the public to be on the look out for Stephen Ramey. Officers say Ramey walked away from the Lebanon Correction Institution just before noonFull Story >
SR 63 is shut down in Lebanon while police look for an inmate who escaped from the Lebanon Correctional Institution. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:07:34 GMT
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma. "We are prepared to lend our support when the time comes forFull Story >
The Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region of the American Red Cross is preparing their Emergency Response Vehicles for deployment to Oklahoma.Full Story >
The former head of the Internal Revenue Service heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to question the man who ran the agency when agents were improperly targeting tea party groups.Full Story >
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Another large tornado has touched down south of Oklahoma City a day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK.Full Story >
Another large tornado has touched down in Moore, OK, south of Oklahoma City, killing at least 24 people, many of them children.Full Story >
UNIONVILLE, TN (WSMV) -
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday began assisting in the search for two missing Bedford County children.
Authorities said they don't believe 9-year-old Chloie Leverette and her half-brother, 7-year-old Gage Daniel, died in a Sept. 23 fire that incinerated their home, but there is also no indication where or when they could have gone.
On Wednesday, ATF agents started sifting through the remains of the house. Several teams are slowly going through piles of rubble.
The ATF said they added 11 to 12 additional personnel, who might be able to help decide whether there are any remains in the debris that have not been detected.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an Amber Alert for the children a couple weeks ago after previously issuing an endangered child alert.
Crews have spent days sifting through ashes by hand at the burned home of the children's step-grandparents, Leon McClaran, 72, and 70-year-old Molly McClaran, who died in the fire.
The TBI said they're working on a lot of leads in the case, but that has not yielded any results. All of the interviews they've conducted indicate the two missing children were actually in the house at the time of the fire.
All the while, members of the McClaran family continue to hold a vigil of sorts just feet away, sitting and waiting for answers.
"It's really sad. We can't find the kids. We really want to find the kids," Leon McClaran Jr. said.
State bomb and arson investigators said that the children were not victims of the fire and their whereabouts remain unknown at this time.
"They feel like they don't have solid evidence right now to assume that these children were in the fire," said TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm.
Search crews found what they thought was a tooth but said it is not enough to close the case.
Officials also said they found at least 20 propane tanks in the basement of the house, which probably made the fire much worse. While they do not suspect arson, they said they may never know what started the fire in the first place.
The children were last seen about three hours before the night of the fire.
Crews have also used helicopters and searched the nearby woods to see if the children escaped the fire.
"To err on the side of caution, as far as law enforcement is concerned, we feel like we can leave no stone unturned and just try to follow every lead that we can to ensure that they're not somewhere else," Helm said. "I don't know where else they would be. They were a close knit family."
Chloie is described as a white female, approximately 4'8" and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Gage is described as a white male, approximately 4' and 75 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
The sheriff's department brought in additional cadaver dogs to assist in the search, as well as forensic teams from Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee.
Neighbor Erika Barnett said she was just starting to come to terms with the fact her neighbors died in the fire when she learned they might have survived.
"It was just fire everywhere," Barnett said. "As hot as that fire was over there, I don't see how they would have gotten out."
If you have any information concerning the current whereabouts of Chloie and Gage, please contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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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 >
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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 >
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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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