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
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As Toledo city leaders have one more month to approve a balanced budget plan for this year, the mayor's office is looking to implement some of its public safety priorities within a tight budget.
Toledo City Council took a closer look at the proposed budgets for police and fire, as they have one more month to approve a balanced budget plan for 2014.
The original plan called for a $77 million 2014 budget for the Toledo Police Department and a $66.5 million budget for Toledo Fire & Rescue. However, the mayor's office is looking to trim each budget by .5 percent as part of its efforts to come up with a balanced budget measure.
Mayor D. Michael Collins says his budget adjustments take into consideration priorities, such as reopening the Northwest District Police Station, as well as adding eight employees in the emergency communications department.
"We have grossly, grossly neglected our staff over there. There's far too few of them. They don't even get days off anymore. That's ridiculous! Not only is it ridiculous from a human standpoint, and it's also irresponsible from a budget standpoint," said Collins.
Collins says 73 police officers in academy training will be ready to hit the streets in April, which will help with concerns about police manpower levels.