Sunday, December 8 2013 8:30 AM EST2013-12-08 13:30:02 GMT
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth.More >
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth. Hear new details of the case from Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates and Toledo Police Caption Brad Weis just days after Steven King and Angela Steinfurth accepted plea deals in the case.More >
TJ Steinfurth made a statement to the court on Tuesday after the mother of his child and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing his 1-year-old daughter. More >
TJ Steinfurth made a statement to the court on Tuesday after the mother of his child and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing his 1-year-old daughter.More >
TIFFIN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A fire has claimed the lives of five young children and a father in Tiffin. Now a mother is left to cope, but she's not alone. The local community is rallying behind the family in a big way.
Tiffin Police say 25-year-old Timothy Fresch, 6-year-old Tiara Angel, 5-year-old Stormie Huey, 4-year-old Trinity Huey, 3-year-old Sunshine Huey and 2-year-old Domonic Fresch all died in the fire at Highland Trailer Park on South Sandusky Street.
According to police, 911 dispatchers received a call around 7:45 a.m. Sunday saying the mobile home was on fire. When fire crews arrived, the trailer was fully engulfed in flames. All the victims were taken to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
Police say an autopsy will be done on all six victims to determine a cause of death.
A memorial has been set up by the community outside the home with balloons, teddy bears and signs. The Burger King on West Market Street, where mother Anna Angel has worked for seven years, has started accepting donations for funeral costs.
Manager Pat Boes took the phone call from police about the fire. She says Angel is understandably still in shock and disbelief, and doesn't know how to even relate to that pain.
"I really struggled with it. I could not imagine feeling that times six. I thought about that with Anna. That's what I felt three years ago losing my dad. Six times all in one day, and then your home, and your personal items, everything...I couldn't imagine," said Boes.
Grave plots have been donated for all six of the deceased. Family members have bought them burial clothes.
There will be a candlelight vigil at Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial to remember the victims Friday night at dusk or 9 p.m., whichever is first. People are asked to bring their own candles to the vigil, if able. A jar will be at the vigil for those who wish to donate. Money will be placed in the fund set up at U.S. Bank.
A local tattoo artist is setting up a poker run in the upcoming weeks.
Washington Elementary School officials say the tragedy was so sudden that they are still working to get grief counselors and a memorial set up for Tiara and Stormie.
Crystal Clark is following this story and will have more information about how neighbors and family are coping, plus what's happening at Tiara and Stormie's school in her live reports tonight on WTOL 11 News starting at 5.
Sunday, December 8 2013 10:40 AM EST2013-12-08 15:40:12 GMT
Thirteen-year-old Samantha Dodson, a missing girl who was in the company of a 40-year-old man, has been found safe just outside of Oregon City. Clackamas County deputies did not release any additionalMore >
A 13-year-old missing girl who was in the company of a 40-year-old man known to her family has been found safe just outside of Oregon City.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 4:49 PM EST2013-12-08 21:49:30 GMT
Rather than getting a meal deal, the driver of a stolen car got arrested Saturday night after a Portland Police officer spotted him enter the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant. A spokesman for PortlandMore >
Rather than getting a meal deal, the driver of a stolen car got arrested Saturday night after a Portland police officer spotted him enter the drive-thru of a fast food restaurant.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-12-07 23:03:39 GMT
A Marion County sheriff's deputy was shot during a confrontation with a suspect at a Christmas tree farm in Silverton. Salem police said the deputy is expected to survive the shooting, which happened atMore >
Police held a press conference to update the details of a chase and search that led to both the suspect and a deputy being shot near a Marion County Christmas tree farm on Friday.More >
Wednesday, December 4 2013 4:00 PM EST2013-12-04 21:00:53 GMT
A memorial service is planned at the Clackamas Town Center to mark one year since the deadly shooting at the mall. Jacob Roberts opened fire in the mall at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2012. He shot and killedMore >
Jacob Roberts opened fire in the mall on Dec. 11, 2012. He shot and killed Cindy Yuille, a hospice care nurse from Portland, and Steve Forsyth, a business owner from West Linn. More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 5:23 PM EST2013-12-07 22:23:56 GMT
Just as dive teams resumed their search this morning for the driver of a pickup truck that drove into a Columbia slough on Friday, his brother walked up and said he was okay. The search that began a littleMore >
As dive teams resumed the search this morning for the driver of a pickup that rolled into a Columbia slough on Friday, his brother walked up to say his sibling was OK.More >
Friday, December 6 2013 10:37 PM EST2013-12-07 03:37:28 GMT
Oregon State Police responded to a critically injury crash that completely blocked Highway 30 near Clatskanie on Friday.Paramedics and police were at the scene at milepost 66 as of 12:45 p.m.There's noMore >
Oregon State Police responded to a fatal crash that completely blocked Highway 30 near Clatskanie on Friday.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 12:33 AM EST2013-12-08 05:33:52 GMT
Vancouver police want to find a five-month-old baby reportedly taken from a Child Protection Services worker by her parents.It started on Nov. 27 when CPS were supposed to take custody of the child dueMore >
Vancouver police have located a 5-month-old baby that was considered endangered.More >
Thursday, December 5 2013 3:43 PM EST2013-12-05 20:43:54 GMT
A case of measles has been confirmed in a child at Harmony Elementary School in Vancouver. The onset of the child's rash was Nov. 24 and he was at school the following day, according to the Clark CountyMore >
A case of measles has been confirmed in a child at Harmony Elementary School in Vancouver.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 3:25 PM EST2013-12-07 20:25:52 GMT
According to police, an officer jumped out of the way of a speeding vehicle that ultimately smashed his cruiser. The collision occurred at about 12:42 a.m. near the intersection of Southeast 170th AvenueMore >
According to police, an officer jumped out of the way of a speeding vehicle that ultimately smashed his cruiser. More >