Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:20:17 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 >>
The Toledo Police Department has welcomed two new four-legged officers whose main job is to sniff out drugs and help the department clean up the streets.
Wespe and Tanko come to the department all the way from Germany. They are big, adorable and smart. All their commands are given to them in German. Although their tails are always wagging, they mean business when it comes to finding drugs.
Detectives say the dogs are motivated by play. Officers take them where they think drugs are, that is when the game of hide-and-seek starts for the dogs.
For practice, detectives place a small amount of drugs in a metal box inside of a vehicle's trunk. Once the dogs zero in on the scent of drugs, they will scratch or bite to let the detectives know where it is.
"Their sense of smell is different than ours. We smell. If we have Thanksgiving, we smell Thanksgiving when we walk in the house. When the dog walks into the house, the dog would smell the mashed potatoes, the butter in the mashed potatoes, would smell the onions, the turkey, anything you put on it. They separate those odors, and that's why the dogs are so great at what they do," explained Det. Brian Gaylord with the TPD.
Wespe and Tanko have been with the department since late December and their noses have been put to use hundreds of times, including in "Operation Dirty Boy VI" last week, in which the department seized more than $89,000 worth of drugs.