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 >
DELTA, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Fire crews say a house that caught fire because of last night's thunderstorms had to be knocked down because of extensive damage.
Officials on the scene in the 300 block of Wood Street in Delta said the fire happened when lightning struck a power line, causing it to fall onto the house and catch fire.
Firefighters battling the blaze were forced to wait for Toledo Edison to arrive to turn off the power in the home before they could go inside. By the time firefighters were able to get inside, they said it was too late.
A woman, her boyfriend, and their two children lived in the house, but were not home when the fire started. Fire crews say the house was a total loss and had to be knocked down.
Family members say right now they are just trying to move forward.
"I'm just glad that we weren't here. I'm glad that we were all out of the house and it's just stuff. So we can replace it all," said Sheila Wolpert.
Keep an eye to the skies. The National Weather Service lists the top 10 states for lightning-related casualties, including injuries and deaths, from 1959 to 2007.More >
Keep an eye to the skies. The National Weather Service lists the top 10 states for lightning-related casualties, including injuries and deaths, from 1959 to 2007. The agency observes Lightning Safety Awareness Week from June 23 to June 29.More >
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 >