Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:37 AM EST2013-12-04 16:37:31 GMT
During a season in which the phrase "hustle and bustle" is perfectly descriptive and people are battling over the last game system/device/toy in the store, it is nice to stop the busy-ness for a few minutesMore >
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They may just be teenagers, but some Rossford students say they're ready to fight fires. Now they're asking for the community's help to make it happen.More >
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Columbia Gas has confirmed that a natural gas leak was the cause of a home explosion in north Toledo Thursday afternoon.
Fire crews were called to a home on Huron Avenue near Bush Street in north Toledo just after 1 p.m. Thursday on a report of a fire. When crews arrived there was no fire, but the home was collapsed. Debris covered the area. The front door was found across the street.
"Just heard a big boom," said neighbor Craig Baldwin. "All of a sudden, all you heard was a big explosion...Whole house blew to smithereens."
The home is a rental property owned by United North, but was unoccupied at the time of the collapse. The most recent resident moved out only last week.
"We were told that there was some vandalism that happened," said Terry Glazer of United North. "We don't know if somebody disconnected a gas line or was trying to steal a furnace."
The Toledo Fire Department ordered a crane to the scene to remove wreckage to determine whether anyone was in the house, after it was suspected there may have been a squatter, but no one was found.
Neighboring homes received some damage, as well, and residents are staying elsewhere for the night.
"Soon as I got to the top of the stairs, it knocked me down and blew me back," said Bobbi Lipkins.
The American Red Cross is providing food, clothing and shelter to Lipkins and eight other neighbors affected by the blast.
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:46 PM EST2013-12-06 03:46:19 GMT
Andrew Gajkowski (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
A traffic stop led to the discovery a drug manufacturing operation near the Arizona State University campus Wednesday evening.More >
Detectives obtained search warrants for Andrew Gajkowski's home in Goodyear and for his apartment near Apache and Rural roads in Tempe, according to DPS authorities. Four other people have been arrested in connection with the case.More >
Friday, November 8 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-11-08 17:57:21 GMT
A Lebanon father of three is accused of drugging one of his children in order to have sex with her young friend, according to court documents. Robert Chesters, 42, was arrested after having a relationshipMore >
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Mesa detectives say they're questioning three men in a Halloween murder that took place on the 300 block of Harmony Street in Mesa.Mesa Police say three men in Tennessee, who have been in jail on unrelatedMore >
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Thursday, December 5 2013 8:33 PM EST2013-12-06 01:33:05 GMT
A Hopi High School football player who scored his team's only touchdown in a state playoff game died of blunt force trauma to his head. That's the determination of the Maricopa County Office of the MedicalMore >
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