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 >>
With record snowfall and below-zero temperatures, it has been a brutal winter for just about everyone in northwest Ohio. One area township says the snow, ice and cold could force cuts to the budget.
Springfield Township officials say the township has spent around $100,000 on winter and snow related costs this year. That is compared to just $28,000 last winter.
"We are going to have to make some cuts, some budget cuts. Particularly with the, with the purchases of new equipment, you know possibly cut into the road work, maintaining some of our road work," said Director of Public Service Mike Hampton.
Hampton says plow driver overtime has been the biggest expense. The township has spent over $58,000 on labor this winter. That number was just $10,000 last winter. The timing of the snow has also contributed. Most of the snow has fallen on the weekends this winter, meaning the township has to pay plow drivers time and a half to plow.
More salt has also been laid on Springfield Township streets. The township spent $47,000 on salt this winter, compared to $12,000 last winter. Maintenance costs are also up this winter, from $500 to about $2,000.
"The only positive thing about this winter storm is it's falling at a good time of the day where our labor forces are already here at work, and we should be able to get a handle on this without using too many overtime hours," said Hampton.
The township is currently working with its financial officer to nail down what may need to be cut.
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 >>