Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says that the 17-year-old son of a former daycare worker has been charged with sexually abusing multiple children.
Eric Lemont Higdon was arrested Aug. 31 and charged as an adult with sexual abuse of a child less than twelve years old and two counts of sodomy in the first degree with the victim being less than twelve years old.
Higdon posted a bond of $150,000 and was released from the Jefferson County Jail Sept. 2.
Higdon is the son of a former employee of the daycare who has been "dismissed" from work there. The Sheriff's Office says that neither Higdon nor his mother are cooperating with investigators on the advice of their attorney.
Investigators received a report August 18 from a parent that she found her 5-year-old son touching another family member innappropriately. When the mother asked her son why he was doing that, he told her that "the suspect at the daycare had touched him that way."
The Sheriff's Office proceeded to contact all of the families on the daycare roster as well as past customers to determine if there were additional victims. Investigators say there are four total victims: two five-year-olds, one four-year-old and one three-year-old.
Christian says DHR is investigating the allegations and will determine whether or not the daycare will remain open.
DHR spokesperson Barry Spear says the department is cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation.
"Momm's Place Christian Academy is a licensed daycare center. We are investigating possible violations of the Minimum Standards for Daycare Centers. There are no plans to suspend the center's license," Spear said in a statement issued Tuesday.