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The American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region has provided assistance to hundreds of local families following the tornadoes and storms that struck Sunday.More >>
The American Red Cross Northwest Ohio Region has provided assistance to hundreds of local families following the tornadoes and storms that struck Sunday. Red Cross staff and volunteers are providing meals, emotional support, connection to community resources, and more. More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
The National Weather Service has confirmed four tornados touched down in northwest Ohio Sunday, including an EF2 that hit Perrysburg Township and traveled more than 10 miles up into Oregon. It was on the ground for about 20 minutes with winds speeds between 120 to 125 mph.
All that's left untouched where the tornado hit is the cement. Clean-up will continue for days, even weeks, but progress is being made.
Many buildings, like the VPD warehouse, are missing pieces, stripped of metal roofing and siding.
Debris was wrapped all over trees nearby and could be found up to a quarter of a mile away.
"Standing at the front door, actually, and the wind picked up and the lights went off. Then I told my wife to head to the basement, and as soon as we hit the basement floor, that's when we heard the glass breaking and everything," said Jeffrey Sims.
After seeing all the damage in his community, Sims says it put things into perspective on what he feels is really important in life.
Anne Cowens says her family is lucky to be alive.
"Tom thought he was going to go flying. Everything was falling out of his shelves. His house was twisting. Everything was falling out of his shelves and his walls. We're just so grateful everyone is OK," said Cowens.
Maia Belay is surveying damage around Perrysburg today and will have more details in her reports tonight on WTOL 11 News starting at 5.