Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:16:08 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
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 groundMore >>
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.More >>
local prosecutor is working to raise awareness about a law designed to prevent parents
unable to care for their infant children from harming or abandoning the child.
called the Safe Haven law. In Ohio, parents can drop their newborn off at a
hospital, police station, or fire station, and as long as there are no signs of
abuse, the parents will face no legal consequences.
questions asked, no photograph, no description, no following, no police report,"
said Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates. "There is no reason in our state why
an infant should ever end up in a freezer."
was referring to this
case, where an infant was found dead in a freezer. The mother has recently
pleaded guilty to aggravated murder. It is because of this case that Bates is
raising awareness of the Safe Haven law.
to the law, a child dropped off at the hospital or with local authorities will
be examined, placed in foster care, and, hopefully, adopted.
want to] take that tragedy and turn it into something positive so this doesn't
ever have to happen again," Bates said.
program is for babies up to 30 days old. Officials say leaving medical records
or health information with the infant is recommended, but not required.