Sunday, July 27 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:57:03 GMT
A dive team is searching for the body of a 34-year-old man from the Toledo area, believed to have drowned in a Jet Ski accident on Saturday. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in a private pond inMore >
The body of 34-year-old Jason Mitchell, from Perrysburg, was located by divers around 1pm on Sunday in about seven feet of water.More >
Maumee School Board member Dave Theaker has been charged with two counts of theft in office, a felony.More >
Maumee School Board member Dave Theaker has been charged with two counts of theft in office, a felony. More >
BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Members of the Black Student Union at BGSU are speaking out after a recent string of racially-charged comments rocked the campus - and now university officials are getting involved.
The tweets started Thursday night, with one Bowling Green University student complaining about black students hanging out at Ziggy's, a local bar.
"We were just having a good time...There was no confrontation between anybody, either black or white," said Tiffany Smith, President of the BGSU Black Student Union. "The next thing you know, you're being called the 'n' word, people are saying they want to take a shower after being at Ziggys."
The Twitter posts read "It got dark real fast," and "F- you black girl." These caught the attention of other students, some who agreed with her, and many others who were shocked and offended by her comments.
The tweets eventually caught the attention of members of the Black Student Union at BGSU. Someone there saved the tweets and brought them to the attention of university officials, then sent them to WTOL 11.
BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey then issued this statement:
"All across campus we work hard to uphold the core values of the university…The actions of the students involved is not condoned, nor acceptable. The incident is under investigation."
Monday, July 28 2014 1:54 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:54:27 GMT
Authorities now say 14 people - including a 15-year-old - have been struck by lightning during rare summer thunderstorms that have swept through Southern California, injuring two critically.More >
A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.More >
Sunday, July 27 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:19:04 GMT
NWS: Macroburst hit north Phoenix with 100 mph winds
A macroburst with winds in excess of 100 mph hit north Phoenix Saturday night, snapping power poles, toppling trees and cutting power to 33,000 utility customers, the National Weather Service said.More >
Intense macrobursts can cause tornado-force damage of up to F3 intensity, the National Weather Service said after it confirmed the event. The Paradise Valley Hospital sustained rooftop damage.More >