iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOORE, Okla.) -- At least seven of the 20 children killed in the devastating tornado that tore through Moore, Okla., were from Plaza Towers Elementary School, officials said.The school was destroyed by Monday's tornado, which tore a 12-mile path of destruction that left at least 51 people dead.The deadly twister touched down...
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOORE, Okla.) -- First responders are in a race against time in the search for any survivors of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., killing at least 51 people and destroying homes and businesses in a 12-mile path, officials said.Spokeswoman Amy Elliott of the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's office said...
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- After a fierce battle near the Everglades, a Florida man bagged a record 18-foot, 8-inch python, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC).Jason Leon, an amateur python collector, said he was driving in the northwestern part of Miami-Dade County -- where the invasive species are...
A Barberton man is dead following an industrial accident in Kent.
The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office reports that Russell Hirschfelt, 49, was crushed between a backhoe and a stack of concrete slabs.
It happened at a construction site on Erie Street Tuesday morning. Hirschfelt was taken to Akron City Hospital and died about 7 or 8 hours later. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Kent firefighters are also investigating.
Five animals died in a fire out in Kent earlier this week.
Kent Fire Officials tell the Record Courier that the flames at a house in the 300 block of Cherry Street Monday night, killed three cats and two dogs.
Firefighters were able to rescue a cat trapped inside as the crews responded at 10:40 p.m. The only resident at the home was evacuated and did not need immediate medical treatment. It took about a half hour to calm the blaze.
Fire officials say the damage is estimated at $75,000.
A cause is not known as the department continues to investigate.
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