Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:30 GMT
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.More >
The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.More >
Thursday, April 24 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:19:29 GMT
A Toledo mother was sentenced Thursday morning after a jury found her guilty of killing her 6-month-old son last week. Amanda Bacon has been sentenced to life in prison with eligibility for parole.More >
A Toledo mother was sentenced Thursday morning after a jury found her guilty of killing her 6-month-old son last week. Amanda Bacon has been sentenced to life in prison. She will be eligible for parole.More >
While Mayor Mike Bell participated in early voting, mayoral candidate Mike Collins cast his vote in Toledo Tuesday morning. Both sides hosted events election night as they waited to learn who would lead the Glass City next.
Collins voted around 8:15 a.m. at the Church of the Cross on Cass Road in south Toledo. Although an independent, he said he felt very comfortable watching events unfold at the Teamsters Local 20 with the backing of major labor unions. Before casting his vote, Collins joined others at a Teamsters breakfast at 4:30 a.m.
Collins thanked voters for their support at Elmhurst Elementary School in west Toledo Tuesday afternoon. He said he received good feedback and believes he did what he needed to do to become mayor.
"It consumes you as a person and so, I'll be relieved to a large extent when it's over with. You know, it's a humbling experience. And I sincerely hope I have the privilege of leading the citizens of this city and taking Toledo in a new direction," said Collins.
Mayor Bell does not have support from the fire and police organizations like he did in the last election four years ago. However, Bell ran on the message that he was the mayor who made tough decisions during tough times, which meant balancing the budget without laying off police officers and firefighters, while still committing to repaving roads, building new fire stations, and focusing on infrastructure issues.
Bell and his supporters watched election results at Table 44 on Monroe Street in downtown. As the election was came to a close, he made it clear that the city needs to support the new mayor.
"This is just a great city. And so, what I think has to happen, though, is that people have to get around the new mayor. And that is important, because this is about unity here. This isn't about any one person. No city can fall apart because one person has moved one place or another," said Bell.
Although Collins is still getting used to being called "mayor elect," he says his first order of business - as promised in his campaign - is reopening the Northwest District Police Station, which was closed by the Bell administration. It would be staffed with a special victims and domestic violence unit, as well as a life duty officer to take reports during the week.
Collins says he also plans to meet with Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs in the near future, to determine what changes are needed in the department, including if he should remain in charge.
"The Northwest District Police Station will be open before April the 1st, we will immediately go in and evaluate the condition of the building. I would like the Bell administration to at least give us that opportunity now," said Collins.
The size of Toledo's government could change under Collins, as he intends to explore the option of offering early retirement incentives to employees.
Rob Wiercinski will have more about Collins' victory in his reports tonight on WTOL 11 News starting at 5!
Thursday, April 24 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:43:58 GMT
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.That report prompted Marion County commissioners to scheduleMore >
A Marion County waste-to-power plant was reportedly converting medical waste, including human tissue and possibly aborted fetuses, into power.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:55:55 GMT
Two Roseburg parents who took their 2-year-old to the emergency room because she was acting abnormally have been arrested after tests showed methamphetamine in her system. Sheriff's Office spokesmanMore >
Two Roseburg parents who took their 2-year-old to the emergency room because she was acting abnormally have been arrested after tests showed methamphetamine in her system.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:32:57 GMT
Two days after a Forest Grove couple found a scrapbook full of old photos in a laundry room wall, FOX 12 viewers helped track down the scrapbook's owner hundreds of miles away. Avamarie Cowles said sheMore >
Mystery solved: A scrapbook found in a laundry room wall at a Forest Grove home belongs to a 76-year-old woman who lives 260 miles away.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:11:21 GMT
A man and his girlfriend are on the run after deputies said he crashed a stolen car and she helped him get away. Marion County deputies were called to the 4500 block of Harlan Drive Northeast in SalemMore >
A man and his girlfriend are on the run after deputies said he crashed a stolen car in a Salem neighborhood and she helped him get away.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:09:27 GMT
A former UFC fighter who ran a jiu-jitsu academy in Clackamas and served prison time for attempted sex abuse of an underage girl has been deported to Brazil by immigration officials. Hermes Franca De Barros,More >
A former UFC fighter who ran a jiu-jitsu academy in Clackamas and served prison time for attempted sex abuse of an underage girl has been deported to Brazil by immigration officialsMore >
Thursday, April 24 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:40:50 GMT
Methamphetamine is now the leading cause of illegal drug-related deaths in Oregon. Oregon State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson released statistics Thursday showing 222 people died in connection toMore >
The Oregon State Medical Examiner released statistics showing 222 people died in connection to the use of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or a combination of those drugs in 2013.More >