Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:02 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:02:49 GMT
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger? Take a look around Butler County. It's no secret the area is growing and developing.Full Story >
Does population have anything to do with tornadoes and the damage they leave behind? Or, are storms getting stronger?Full Story >
The Department of Public Safety has caught a man after a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph on State Route 85 in the West Valley on Friday.
DPS said the suspect, identified as Joshua Marcus Bloom, 35, was driving recklessly. When they tried to stop him, he took off. The passenger-side mirror struck one of the DPS officers in the wrist as Bloom drove away.
"We got several calls that this person was driving erratically, aggressively, tailgating, waving his arms around," said Officer Carrick Cook with the Department of Public Safety.
In a jailhouse interview Monday with CBS 5, Bloom says he sped away from police since he knew his license was suspended, and he was concerned police would impound his car and leave him stranded.
"Yes, I did know that I was driving without a driver's license," said Bloom.
Authorities said DPS dispatchers had been receiving reports of a man making gestures with his hands, using it as if it were a gun and pointing it at the other vehicle.
"He went northbound on State Route 85 reaching speeds of 100 miles an hour and during that pursuit, we were able to successfully spike him," Cook said.
However, Bloom claims he never reached speeds that high, though he did apologize to the drivers and police that may have been concerned about their safety during the pursuit.
"I want to honestly apologize and (putting anyone in danger) wasn't my intention," said Bloom. I did think of the other people. I wasn't driving erratically or anything like that. I do honestly apologize and to the officers too, because I know they're only doing their job," he continued.
Driving on rims, DPS said Bloom got on the Interstate 10 East and DPS called in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to help. MCSO followed Bloom and then they hit Bloom's Toyota, stopping him. Bloom came out of the car with his hands up and got on the ground.
"This is not our first encounter with that vehicle or this person," Cook said.
DPS said Bloom was arrested back in December during their DUI task force, after he led police on another chase. DPS said this time they didn't find any weapons or drugs on Bloom - so why did he run again?
"He made statements that he didn't want to be left out in the desert," Cook said. "Take it for what it is, his driver's license, from what I understand, is suspended and revoked."
Cook said they would never leave someone high and dry, and while he said Bloom's own actions didn't hurt anyone today, they did leave him stranded in jail.
"In the years I've been doing this, and it's not a ton, but it's enough, nothing surprises me anymore," Cook said.
DPS tells us Bloom will be facing charges for flight, driving on a suspended license, and possibly endangerment.
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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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