Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:37:13 GMT
Two hotel managers are riding their bikes from Cincinnati to Orlando for a good cause. Rick Kimmel and Tim Jones manage the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel on Goodman Drive. They are riding about 900 miles toFull Story >
Two hotel managers are riding their bikes from Cincinnati to Orlando for a good cause.Full Story >
Following a deadly school shooting in Newtown three weeks ago, hundreds of volunteers continue to sort and pack all the items being sent to the town.
On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed his mother while she slept at her home before he went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 20 children and six adults.
He killed himself as police made their way into the building.
After the shooting, several items were sent to the town and several memorials were established.
Town officials and volunteers have been cataloguing items such as school supplies, toys and teddy bears, filling boxes and stacking them. The items started to fill a warehouse on Simm Lane right after the shooting.
"We're palletizing boxes in the storage room, bringing that to the back room and making sure to fill the inventory tickets out properly," said one of the volunteers, Dick Zang.
Zang said he and his wife are retired and decided to "put in the hours" to help with the effort. Zang is one of the two to three dozen volunteers each day.
Newtown Town Assessor Chris Kelsey said that teachers have picked through the donations and used them for their new classrooms.
Now town officials have an even better idea of what will happen to all the items not needed by the Sandy Hook and Newtown school communities.
"We're waiting for the families to give us input as to where they'd like stuff directed," Kelsey said. "And then, we'll put a committee together and start distributing to different charities."
Kelsey, whose usual duties have been on hold since the murders, said they've got a list of hundreds of other charities that could benefit from the donations, including battered women's shelters, orphanages and the Department of Children and Families.
Last week, Friends of Newtown's Public Library were called to come in to start sorting through fiction and non-fiction books.
"When it was clear that the number of books coming in was so great that they couldn't just go over to the library at Sandy Hook School," said one of the members of the Friends of Newtown's Public Library.
The daughter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal shot and killed in the mass shooting last month kept her mother's memory alive during a fundraiser Monday night.
Erica Lafferty, 27, held a fundraiser in the name of her mother, Dawn Hochsprung, at the Paul Mitchell School in North Haven, with all the proceeds going to a student scholarship at Naugatuck High School, which is Hochsprung's alma mater.
The total amount raised during the event was $2,711.
"It's just overwhelming support," Lafferty said.
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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 >
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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