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 >
Nearly a week after a missing Sabina, Ohio woman's disappearance, police are still searching.
Casey Pitzer, 32, disappeared early Sunday morning, March 17.
SONAR got a hit on a human hair on Tuesday in a pond, so her family presumed her body had been found and that she was dead.
However, Wilmington Police said her body had not yet been found.
"It's understandable that their emotions at this moment are just raw, and they truly feel like we found her but until we actually recover that body it's not a certainty," said Mary Kay Vance with the Wilmington Police Department.
According to Chief Detective Josh Riley of the Wilmington Police Department, Pitzer left a bar on the east side of Wilmington on foot around 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning walking eastbound on US 22&3. She got into a car which headed south on SR 73.
Shortly after entering SR 73, Pitzer wished to exit the car and the car pulled over to the side of the highway. Pitzer exited the car and ran east across four lanes of traffic and was last seen running toward an area where there is a retention pond that was created when the highway was built.
Pitzer's brother said police told family members that they are confident that Pitzer is in the pond, but they are still searching for her. Authorities say the depth of the pond has made the process more difficult.
"It's a pretty good size, almost a small lake, and when you get with the wind that we've had in the last couple of days, and the cold temperatures, that's hindering their progress," said Vance.
Air search teams were called in along with K9 units to aid in the search. Wilmington Police say bad weather over the last few days has hampered their search efforts.
On Friday, search crews added a third pump in an attempt to expedite the draining of the lake and were searching on the southeast corner of S.R. 73 and 22&3.
Family members, including her sister, Kelly Taylor, believe there was no foul play involved.
"Devastating. I feel like I'm in a movie," said Taylor.
"She was a loving beautiful daughter, a very good mother, a very good daughter and we miss you," said her father, Gregory Pitzer.
Family members said they're thankful for all the support from local organizations, friends, and family.
"A little town Port William where she grew up, that town must be empty because everyone from that little community is here," revealed Pitzer.
Casey is a mother of two young boys. Her father said the older son had a birthday last week who she planned to take out for dinner on Sunday.
Wilmington Police also confirmed that Pitzter's disappearance is still believed to be an accident and no foul play is involved.
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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