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 >>
A suspicious device has been determined safe, after the bomb squad was called to investigate on Monday morning. The unusual incident closed I-75 southbound and I-280 northbound at the north Toledo interchange. The highways have since reopened.
Sgt. Joe Heffernan with the Toledo Police Department says just after 9:30 a.m., an Ohio Department of Transportation crew cleaning litter along the highway found what appeared to be a bomb device.
"He immediately recognized it as being something suspicious and reported it immediately -- just a part of his training, very heads up. So he did a fantastic job," said ODOT spokeswoman Theresa Pollick.
Heffernan says with Monday being one year since the bombings at the Boston Marathon, they were going to take this situation seriously, making sure everyone was safe. He says the ODOT worker did what they want anyone to do if they stumble upon something suspicious.
"If you see something, say something. That's kind of the simple thing that we like to have out there in the public. The worker today for ODOT did that, and so we are very grateful to that person," said Heffernan.
Around noon, a bomb squad investigating at the scene determined the item was safe and no longer in danger of exploding. Little details are being released about the small, suspicious package as the investigation continues.
"From here, it's going to be in the investigation stage, where we try to determine what exactly the object is and if it was a danger," explained Heffernan.
Both I-75 and I-280 reopened after 1 p.m.
Tune in for more details in Natalie Clark's reports tonight on WTOL 11 News starting at 5.
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Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:52:10 GMT
Comfort Suites Augusta hosted a Parkinson's breakfast this morning to raise awareness for the disease."To be able to prolong their life, quality of life, by having some type of treatment, I think wouldMore >>
Comfort Suites Augusta hosted a Parkinson's breakfast this morning to raise awareness for the disease.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:45:15 GMT
It still feels warm and humid even after the sun has set, and that's only contributing to the concerns EMA officials have the next few days as we hit 100 degrees for the first time this year. "Juice.More >>
It still feels warm and humid even after the sun has set, and that's only contributing to the concerns EMA officials have the next few days as we hit 100 degrees for the first time this year.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:46:28 GMT
A Grovetown man being investigated by the District Attorney's office is saying he was wrongfully accused. In fact Samuel Cline is working diligently to get Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Owens fired. "They'reMore >>
A Grovetown man being investigated by the District Attorney's office is saying he was wrongfully accused and wants the police chief to step down. More >>