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
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
The owner of the apartment building that caught fire Sunday has been arrested and charged with two counts each of aggravated arson and aggravated murder, after two Toledo firefighters died from their injuries.
Toledo Municipal Court documents say Ray Abou-Arab, 61, entered the garage where he remained for more than a minute. Then he entered a store front at the same location. Immediately after Abou-Arab left the garage, an occupant of the rear apartment adjacent to the garage noticed the wall structure was on fire. 911 was called and Toledo Fire & Rescue units responded.
According to the Toledo mayor's office, Abou-Arab is suspected of using an ignitable liquid inside of the garage.
On the day of the fire, one witness described what she heard as the fire began.
"I heard the garage door open, my apartment's right behind the garage. So I heard the garage door open, which is typical 'cause they go in and out of there, and then I heard it shut [...] I looked up and I could see the flames coming through the ceiling. So I told my boyfriend, 'Come on get out! The place is on fire!'" said Tracy Bishop.
Oregon Deputy Police Chief Paul Magditch says officers from his department stood by as Toledo Police searched a house owned by Abou-Arab in Oregon Friday afternoon. Police then arrested him.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins released the following statement Friday:
"I would like to thank the agencies that were involved in this investigation, our City's fire investigators, our Toledo Police Department, the State Fire Marshal, the FBI, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This is an ongoing case that must proceed through the court system, given that, I will refrain from additional comments at this time," said Mayor Collins.
According to the Lucas County coroner, Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman died of thermal burns and exposure to carbon monoxide.
A Last Alarm memorial service was held in the SeaGate Centre in downtown Toledo Thursday night. Firefighters from all over the state and country came to show their support.
Friends and family gathered once again for visitation and processions Friday. Dickman's procession traveled from Toledo to Sandusky, where he was buried. On Saturday, there will be a private prayer service for Machcinski, followed by a procession.
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Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:53:03 GMT
Operation Crackdown struck before dawn Tuesday and targeted 20 homes across Jackson County. The sweep led to 18 suspects arrested on drug charges. Officers also seized various weapons, drugs, and cash.More >>
Operation Crackdown struck before dawn Tuesday and targeted 20 homes across Jackson County. The sweep led to 18 suspects arrested on drug charges. Officers also seized various weapons, drugs, and cash. The drug bust was considered a significant joint operation for the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team.More >>