Thursday, May 23 2013 6:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:52:42 GMT
No injuries are being reported after a house fire in Reading. The fire started in the garage of a home on Clark Road at around 1 a.m. Thursday morning. The flames never spread to the house, but the homeFull Story >
No injuries are being reported after a house fire in Reading.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:46 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:46:08 GMT
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement. Police say a 25-foot hole has opened in the building in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue. Two people living on theFull Story >
A two-family home in Norwood has been evacuated due to a large sinkhole in the basement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:41 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:41:52 GMT
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating two reports of child enticement. On both Monday and Tuesday of this week, a man was in the area of W. Collins and N. West Street just before 3 p.m. TheFull Story >
The Hillsboro Police Department is investigating two reports of child enticement.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:34 AM EDT2013-05-23 10:34:20 GMT
Two people have been arrested for a pair of purse snatchings in Middletown. At about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to a robbery at Marsh's Supermarket on University Boulevard. A femaleFull Story >
Two people have been arrested for a pair of purse snatchings in Middletown.Full Story >
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
You've heard us talking about it before - thieves ripping off metal in the Valley. It may not seem like a serious crime, but it costs you money and is a serious enough problem that state lawmakers are getting involved.
"We got hit three different times," said Pastor Bill Woods at the Desert Hope Wesleyan Church. He said it was a hot summer after their air conditioning units were ripped off.
"The insurance company ended up paying about $65,000 for what was taken," Woods said. He added they've only been able to pay down $500 of the $3,000 deductible they owe.
"We're doing the very best we can," he said.
"We've had a report of wiring cut in southern Arizona that shut 911 down for eight hours," said Rep. Tom Forese. He said the 2,300 reports of metal theft in Maricopa County this year only resulted in 24 convictions. He chairs the Metal Theft Committee and said they're trying to change that.
"There is an alert system that's been set up by the scrap yard industry to connect victims, police and the scrap yards," he said. He wants to see that system used and the legitimate scrap yards should be keeping records of customers, alerting law enforcement if anyone's selling more than $50,000 worth of scrap. The problem is everyone is legitimate.
"Those fly-by-night scrap yards that go up overnight do not follow state rules," Forese said.
Forese also wants to see PSAs, harsher punishment for thieves caught in the act and law enforcement sting operations to see if the thieves are more organized than they think.
Woods, meanwhile, has installed some security features and keeps fans on hand, just in case.
"It is a huge problem," Woods said.
So what can you do? Be vigilant, and if you see someone tinkering around without a uniform or work truck, call police.
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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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 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 >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,Full Story >
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:39:05 GMT
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday. JoeyFull Story >
Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie, and the Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory Wednesday.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
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