Saturday, August 30 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:21:46 GMT
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs. According to IAAF Local 336,Full Story >
The Middletown Firefighters union IAFF Local 336 decided to reject the City of Middletown's tentative agreement that would have saved the department nearly a dozen jobs.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:10:21 GMT
Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.Full Story >
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:01:24 GMT
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.Full Story >
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock...Full Story >
Saturday, August 30 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:16:15 GMT
Where's the best place to watch the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks? We asked FOX19 NOW viewers to vote on where to find the best seat in town!Full Story >
Where's the best place to watch the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks? We asked FOX19 NOW viewers to vote on where to find the best seat in town! Full Story >
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Nearly a dozen people were displaced from their homes, after a fire broke out shortly before midnight at a central Toledo home that then spread to another home.
Firefighters say the blaze at the house on the 1100 block of Avondale Avenue appeared to be "suspicious." The battalion chief tells WTOL 11 a woman and her small child were inside of their home when she heard glass shatter from a window being broken. The woman then saw fire in the rear of her home, grabbed her child, and ran out of the house.
The fire spread quickly to a close neighboring home with nine people inside. Everyone from that house also escaped safely.
Several of those family members say they were all gathered around the TV watching a basketball game when the fire started. They explained how they are a family of four generations under one roof, and they just moved into their home a month ago.
Fire investigators were immediately at the scene looking for clues and speaking with witnesses. Officials say there was a strong odor of gasoline around the front porch, and an empty gas can was found in the backyard.
Both homes suffered significant damage. The exact amount has not yet been estimated.
The mother, who lives at the home which caught on fire, said while she is very shaken up about the fire, she is just happy that she and her 18-month-old child made it out safely.
No injuries were reported.
The Red Cross has been called in to help all 11 people affected.
The fire remains under investigation. Lt. Matt Hertzfeld from Toledo Fire and Rescue says his department is making this a CrimeStopper case. Anyone with more information on this fire should contact CrimeStopper at 419-255-1111. Tipsters can be eligible for a reward if the information leads to an arrest and conviction.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-08-30 13:01:41 GMT
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon. Officials say the fire started around 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of May Street. Firefighters respondedFull Story >
Five families have been displaced after a three-alarm fire in Walnut Hills Friday afternoon.Full Story >