Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:35:47 GMT
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstMore >>
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.More >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andMore >>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
As Toledo Public Schools students prepare to head back to class Tuesday morning, there is excitement and worry about how the district is performing.
"They couldn't wait for school to start," said Janet Brodbeck of her two children. "I've never seen kids so happy for school to start!"
The state recently released report cards for Ohio schools. TPS received five "F"s, in areas including meeting academic indicators and four-year graduation rates.
Kala Lucas has three kids enrolled in TPS, and she's leery of the new grades.
"I worry a lot about it and I'm praying and hoping that they are able to recover in the areas where they're not the best at," Lucas said. "I'm hoping that they do that because the kids need it."
Interim Superintendent Romules Durant made his way through each of the elementary schools Monday night for open houses. He says he knows parents will hold district leaders and teachers accountable.
"You start looking at the positives, and now it's time to look at the challenges," Dr. Durant said. "We saw increases in our graduation rate, but obviously it didn't meet the benchmark, which we're going to strive to, and hopefully we're going to set a goal of above 70 percent coming this year."
Durant says there was also an "A" grade received for educating disabled students, and for the lowest-performing students. These are positive developments that project a better future and better numbers for these report cards.