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  • Areas of Toledo under boil advisory

    Areas of Toledo under boil advisory

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:08:22 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    The city of Toledo has issued a series of boiling advisories effective Wednesday, May 23, due to repairs to the city’s water distribution system. 

    The city of Toledo has issued a series of boiling advisories effective Wednesday, May 23, due to repairs to the city’s water distribution system. 

  • 2 children removed from home filled with feces, insects, squirrel, trash, 'unbearable' odor

    2 children removed from home filled with feces, insects, squirrel, trash, 'unbearable' odor

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:07 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:07:36 GMT
    Left: Jenny Lynn Paradis, Right: Joshua Palmer Vaught (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)Left: Jenny Lynn Paradis, Right: Joshua Palmer Vaught (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

    An Horry County mother and her boyfriend were arrested, and their children were placed in protective custody after officers found their home filled with piles of trash, animal waste, various insects, animals in poor condition, and an “unbearable” odor, according to a police report. The children, who were reportedly covered in bites and sores and appeared to be dirty, were taken into emergency protective custody, the report states.

    An Horry County mother and her boyfriend were arrested, and their children were placed in protective custody after officers found their home filled with piles of trash, animal waste, various insects, animals in poor condition, and an “unbearable” odor, according to a police report. The children, who were reportedly covered in bites and sores and appeared to be dirty, were taken into emergency protective custody, the report states.

  • Controversial 'Stand Your Ground' gun bill advances in Ohio House

    Controversial 'Stand Your Ground' gun bill advances in Ohio House

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:55 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:55:59 GMT
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    A controversial "Stand Your Ground" law that would make it easier for licensed gun owners to use lethal force in self-defense and could make it more difficult for local governments to pass their own gun laws has moved out of a House committee, state records show.

    A controversial "Stand Your Ground" law that would make it easier for licensed gun owners to use lethal force in self-defense and could make it more difficult for local governments to pass their own gun laws has moved out of a House committee, state records show.

By JOHN SEEWER
Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is taking its biggest step toward tackling the algae fouling Lake Erie.

A new law going into effect in 2017 will require most farmers to undergo training before they can use commercial fertilizers on their fields.

They'll also need to get certification from the state.

The goal of the new law is to decrease the amount of phosphorus-based fertilizer that runs off fields and feeds algae in Lake Erie.

But the new rules won't force farmers to use less fertilizer or require any inspections to make sure they're applying fertilizer correctly.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and other agriculture industry groups favor the voluntary measures spelled out in the legislation.

But some environmental groups are questioning whether the rules will have much impact without stricter regulations.

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  • First Alert: Warm evening, not as muggy

    First Alert: Warm evening, not as muggy

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 10:14 PM EDT2018-05-24 02:14:10 GMT
    Sunrise over Lake Girardeau (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)Sunrise over Lake Girardeau (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)

    Temperatures will be warm this evening, but it will not be as muggy.

    Temperatures will be warm this evening, but it will not be as muggy.

  • Bird's nest fire, down power line caused electrical fires at Cape Girardeau businesses

    Bird's nest fire, down power line caused electrical fires at Cape Girardeau businesses

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:23:48 GMT
    Fire officials responded to electrical fires in Cape Girardeu (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)Fire officials responded to electrical fires in Cape Girardeu (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)

    According to an Ameren spokesman, a bird's nest on a pole caught on fire leading to a downed power line on Route K around 10 a.m.

    According to an Ameren spokesman, a bird's nest on a pole caught on fire leading to a downed power line on Route K around 10 a.m.

  • 2 wanted after iPhone stolen at Marion Steak 'n Shake

    2 wanted after iPhone stolen at Marion Steak 'n Shake

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:39:20 GMT
    The Marion Police Department is asking for help identifying two females in the Steak and Shake who reportedly took an iPhone from the restaurant. (Source: Marion PD, Surveillance Video)The Marion Police Department is asking for help identifying two females in the Steak and Shake who reportedly took an iPhone from the restaurant. (Source: Marion PD, Surveillance Video)
    The Marion Police Department is asking for help identifying two females in the Steak and Shake who reportedly took an iPhone from the restaurant. (Source: Marion PD, Surveillance Video)The Marion Police Department is asking for help identifying two females in the Steak and Shake who reportedly took an iPhone from the restaurant. (Source: Marion PD, Surveillance Video)

    The Marion Police Department is asking for help identifying two females in the Steak and Shake who reportedly took an iPhone from the restaurant. 

    The Marion Police Department is asking for help identifying two females in the Steak and Shake who reportedly took an iPhone from the restaurant. 

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