Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 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 >
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist who was a founding member of The Doors, has died. He was 74.Full Story >
By CHRIS TALBOTT and HILLEL ITALIE AP Entertainment Writers Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the 1960s rock group The Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complemented Jim Morrison's...Full Story >
Lynn Murray has been a 911 operator since its inception in the mid-80's, and after 26 years, is retiring.
"People use 911 for everything, what time's 'Trick or Treat', scores of football games," says Murray.
When asked how she replies, she said, "Generally, that I don't know, that I'm down here, and I don't know."
In her years of doing an important job for the community, she feels she's made a difference in people's lives.
"Jim and I did a call awhile back where he talked the man through CPR, and we ended up bringing him back, so that's memorable," she said.
That's what makes the job worthwhile for her.
Fred Collins has worked next to her for ten years.
"Usually when we have a problem call, a person with an anxiety attack or someone suicidal, she's our 'go-to-girl'," Collins said. "She can calm them down and keep them under control and let us do what we have to do to get there. She just takes control of those kind of calls. She's fantastic in that way. There's not anyone any better that I've ever seen."
Murray is retiring to help take care of her granddaughter. She will definitely have some stories to tell, like all the times kids call without realizing it.
"People don't realize that 911 can be dialed from a phone that doesn't work," informs Murray. "You can dial 911 from a cell phone that's not hooked up. People will let their kids play with old cell phones, which in turn, calls 911."
When asked what parents say, she said, "Well, parents are generally quite shocked when they're child is able to dial 911 on a phone that doesn't work. They charge it up because the lights are pretty, and they like playing with it".
Then, there was the time a child called in on purpose because her mother wouldn't let her paint.
"She wanted to paint, and her mom said 'No', and she said, 'I'm going to call the police'," laughed Murray. "And her mom said 'go ahead' and she did."
Murray said the child's mother got on the phone and was very embarrassed. The mother said, "Well, I told her to call the police but I was just kidding."
Murray was also one of the people who helped train 911 operators at the law enforcement training center in Richmond, Kentucky.
Monday, May 20 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:10:48 GMT
Several people are arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. Deputies raided the Drake Motel, located on Reading Road, on Monday morning. Several people were arrested at the scene but no namesFull Story >
Several people have been arrested after a raid at a Sycamore Township motel. 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 >
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.Full Story >
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:51 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:51:11 GMT
As we continue our series, "Around the World in Cincinnati," our Tracey Johnson shares the connection they have with the Nigerian community here in the tri state. Tracey says that she knew it would beFull Story >
Tracey says that she knew it would be a trip of a lifetime for her family but she never imagined that their first trip to west Africa would not be the last.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 >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.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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