Tuesday, May 21 2013 1:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 17:08:29 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 >
A medical examiner's office spokeswoman said 24 deceased victims from the Moore, OK, tornado had been transported to their Oklahoma City office. Seven of the dead were children.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:55:59 GMT
Thirty parkgoers were stuck on The Beast for Tuesday afternoon. Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car. Officials say theFull Story >
Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentFull Story >
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.Full Story >
The Senate is debating cuts to the federally subsidized crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.Full Story >
The farm bill the Senate is considering this week would cut some farm subsidies but also expand government-subsidized crop insurance, a safety net used by many farmers in case of bad weather or lost revenue.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:25:37 GMT
A Warren County manufacturer is cited by OSHA. According to a news release, The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited A & B Foundry & Machining LLC with 33Full Story >
OSHA says they cited the factory for a variety of unsafe practices.Full Story >
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More than 83,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs for sale online in Ohio last year may have had something seriously wrong with them. The sellers may have even known this. But in the Tri-State, they were under no legal obligation to let the buyer know.
Not in Ohio.
Not in Kentucky, where nearly 30,000 of them were for sale online.
And not in Indiana, where nearly 51,000 were being sold.
What do all of these vehicles have in common? All are under recall, meaning the manufacturer and the federal government have identified a problem that needs to be dealt with. Yet, according to Carfax, none of the defects had been fixed by a mechanic. Talk about the potential for a nightmare scenario.
For Bob Knotts, that nightmare scenario happened right in his driveway. He bought a used van that just burst into flames outside his home.
"It was just black," he said, "full of smoke!"
Turns out, Bob's van was one of 98,000 that had been recalled because of a wiring defect that could cause a fire. The used car dealer Bob bought it from never told him it had an unfixed recall.
"The whole thing was a complete loss for me," he said.
A study by Carfax found more than 2.7 million used vehicles listed for sale online in 2011 with at least one unfixed safety recall. It's a very serious issue because the federal government doesn't recall cars unless a defect could cause a serious risk to passengers in a car or others on the road.
"They're all serious," said Clarence Ditlow of the Center for Auto Safety. "They could cost you your life. They could cause a crash."
We went undercover to used car lots and easily found vehicles for sale that, according to car manufacturer websites, have unfixed recalls. There was an SUV with a defect that could make the engine stall and cause a crash. There was also a used car our team found with a defect that could cause the engine to shut off while it was being driven.
"They don't want to take them off their lot to get them fixed before they sell them because that customer is ready to buy it today and may, in fact, go to another used car dealer and buy a different vehicle," Ditlow said.
There's no federal law requiring used car dealers --- or private sellers --- to tell buyers about unfixed recalls. Our team specifically checked the laws in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana just to be sure it's the same here, too.
The two main used car dealers' trade associations wouldn't appear on camera. But they did issue statements.
The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association told us it "encourages used vehicle dealers to repair the open-recall before selling the vehicle to a customer… and at a minimum disclose it…"
Certainly not all used car dealers hide this from you. Experts say some of them really do go the extra mile.
"Many dealers will bring a used car up to speed on its recalls before they sell it. And actually if they do, it's a sign they take really good care of their cars and really good care of their customers," said Jeannine Fallon of Edmunds.
The other trade group we contacted, the National Automobile Dealers Association, said the onus is on vehicle owners and used car buyers to get recalls fixed.
"To improve safety, the National Automobile Dealers Association urges vehicle owners to have recalled vehicles fixed as soon as possible," the group's statement said.
Bob, who bought the van that burst into flames, says he now wants to warn others since sellers aren't required to warn you.
"What happened to me," he said, "…could have happened to someone else."
He eventually bought another used van.
You can enter a car's vehicle identification number, or VIN, online to see if it's part of a recall. Some used car ads list them. Then, take that VIN and enter it online to see if it's under recall and if that specific vehicle has been fixed. Carfax offers the service for free, as does the Center for Auto Safety.
In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website allows you to sign-up for automatic notifications of recalls affecting your family's vehicles as well as tires and child safety seats.
This image of the storm system that generated the F-4 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was taken by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard one of the Earth Observing System satellites. Full Story >
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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