Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:53 PM EST2013-12-04 23:53:06 GMT
Fire crews say that unattended cooking is to blame for a fire Wednesday evening at a Florence apartment. Firefighters responded to the fire around 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday in the 200 block of Orchard Drive.Full Story >
Fire crews say that unnatended cooking is to blame for a fire Wednesday evening at a Florence apartment.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-12-04 23:40:15 GMT
Multiple police cruisers are chasing a stolen FedEx truck on highways through east Kansas City.The vehicle was reported stolen about 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of E. 89th St. The chase has beenFull Story >
A man who stole a FedEx truck is on custody after a police chase that went from east Kansas City across the state line into a Kansas suburb.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:27 PM EST2013-12-04 23:27:49 GMT
A former youth minister from Cynthiana, Ky. has been indicted on 14 counts of sexually related charges. Brent Smith, 25, was indicted by the Harrison County Circuit Court on Tuesday following a lengthyFull Story >
A former youth minister from Cynthiana, Ky. has been indicted on 14 counts of sexually related charges.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-12-04 23:05:44 GMT
Lincoln Heights Elementary is on lockdown following a shooting near the school's grounds. Officers say that a female victim was shot outside of the Lincoln Heights Fire Department. The shooting happenedFull Story >
Lincoln Heights Elementary is was briefly on lockdown following a shooting near the school's grounds.Full Story >
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is opening a visit to China by urging Chinese students to challenge their government, teachers and religious leaders.Full Story >
Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with no indication of progress toward defusing a...Full Story >
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -
The torrential downpours that hit Mid-Michigan last month caused the sewers to back up in the homes of many people in the area. But one local city says they are not going to help clean up, because it's not the city's fault.
Flooded basements and personal belongings of many Saginaw residents are now ruined and those residents have learned that they won't be getting any help from the city.
Tanja Smothers says her basement filled up with human waste after a storm in June. Tanja and many of her neighbors say they had to pay thousands of dollars out of their own pocket to clean up the foul smelling mess.
'I think it cost me about $5,000 dollars." said Smothers.
Next door to Tanja, Clark Singleton estimates his losses are even greater. He is demanding the city pay up, even though they've already sent out letters saying they won't.
"I pay my taxes and they should provide me services. This is their fault." said Singleton.
There are many more residents who say they need help. Several other neighbors approached TV5 to show the damages inside their homes.
WNEM wanted to get some answers. So we took our tough questions to the city clerk. Jane Santos responded to TV5, off camera. She says heavy rains caused the sewers to back up and because the sewer lines were functioning properly and there was no negligence on behalf of the city, the city is not responsible for the damages.
The response is not sitting well with the disgruntled residents.
Saginaw has denied property damage claims filed by more than 125 city residents who say the city's waste water system backed up into their properties in June. WNEM will keep you posted.
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Thursday, February 3 2011 5:19 PM EST2011-02-03 22:19:13 GMT
New details have been released on a large drug sweep in Pierce Township, Clermont County. On Wednesday, a total of 17 people were indicted by a grand jury on 46 charges related to trafficking in drugs.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersFull Story >
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.Full Story >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:01 AM EST2013-12-04 16:01:35 GMT
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus. Campus police report that two female students were accosted in women's rest rooms in theFull Story >
University of Cincinnati is warning students about two incidents of women being bothered in bathrooms on campus.Full Story >
Tuesday, December 3 2013 5:29 PM EST2013-12-03 22:29:16 GMT
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died, the friend he said gave him the bet. It didn'tFull Story >
The belt buckle in question is a large one that features the Confederate flag. Cody Long started wearing it to Mason High School after his friend died. On Tuesday, the school released a statement with their opinion on the matter.