Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:57:26 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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:53:13 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:41 GMT
The American Red Cross is accepting donations to aid in their response. Donations can be made a www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999. To donate $10 to the Salvation Army, text 80888 or visitFull Story >
Here are ways to help victims of the Moore, OK tornado.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:25:56 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 >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:05:14 GMT
A Kentucky man has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) spotted a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the checkpointFull Story >
A Kentucky man has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) spotted a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the checkpoint.Full Story >
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
There's no denying. Councilman Zack Reed is one of Cleveland's most visible and engaging city leaders. He's currently sponsoring hot topic legislation like a driver texting ban. And pushed for improvements in his ward, like and ecco-friendly rain garden.
But it's been Reed's very public, private life that sometimes overshadows his good deeds. His battle with the bottle--one he says he is now winning---was well documented by 19 Action News as far back as 2006.
And now there are questions being raised about Reed's relationship with a woman named DeShae Howard. In 2009, DeShae was working for Quicken Loans when she met Reed at a bar. Reed says: "You go out and see somebody that's attractive and you say, can we go out? So we did."
It was good timing on DeShae's part. While she was dating Reed, the councilman happened to be looking for a new executive assistant. He quickly found one in DeShay.
Both Reed and DeShae insisted they stopped dating once she started working. But she says the Councilman wasn't on board with the decision.
"Hi, I'm calling about Zack Reed," said a caller on Monday's voice mail. "Councilman Zack Reed."
When Monday returned Deshae Howard's call, she accused her then boss of stalking her, even sitting in his car outside her home at 3 a.m.
"She says you were stalking her," Monday told Reed, who answered, "at the end of the day, Carl, you know if that's true, there's a mechanism and procedure in place to take that from an allegation to a realization."
Carl Monday Investigations checked and found no record that DeShae ever filed a formal complaint with the City's Human Resources Department or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
"I'm asking you, were you stalking her?" No, of course not," Reed assured Monday.
By phone, DeShae had shared what she said were emails and texts sent by Reed.
"Please 'Shay,' I want to see your cute butt and legs. I love you so much. I can't live without you."
Was she making those messages up?
"I can't say...ha....I know I don't remember sending it," replied Reed.
Reed said DeShae's performance as his assistant was "subpar," awarding her a "C" grade.
The grade contradicts what 19 Action News found in DeShae Howard's personnel file. During her two years on the job, Reed paid DeShae thousands of dollars in pay raises from his City Council expense account, in addition to her $18-an-hour salary. One raise hiked DeShae's salary by $600 a month. Not bad for an employee whom Reed now says:
"She wasn't bad. She wasn't terrible."
In recommending the raises, Reed said he was rewarding DeShae for her "dedication and service to the residents of Ward 2. Now, Reed says those were "just words."
So why did DeShae quit? And why now, the allegations of sexual harassment? Reed says DeShae had asked for a letter of recommendation after she quit. He says he wanted the request in writing. She refused. He declined to write the recommendation letter and DeShae got upset.
"She was gonna call Channel 19. I said call 'em," Reed recalled saying.
That was back in July. DeShae has since moved out of town, found another job, and decided not to pursue the story with 19 Action News. But she did return to town a few weeks ago. In fact, Reed says she called and asked him out to lunch. They met at the Nauti Murmaid in the Warehouse District, but Reed says the allegations of stalking and sexual harassment never came up.
Reed continues to insist he did nothing wrong:
"You're a good investigative reporter," Reed told Monday. "Go look at my file. There's never been any allegations against Councilman Zack Reed."
But in this tangled web of love and politics, Reed may not have the last word. In a phone message left on Monday's phone last week, DeShae said she still may pursue the allegations down the road against her former boss and boyfriend---Zack Reed.
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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