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 >>
A man who spent 25 years behind bars after being convicted of rape and kidnapping took the stand in his own defense Tuesday in Newton before three judges who will decide if the man is indeed innocent. Willie Grimes the panel he was nowhere near the house where a woman said he raped her in October, 1987. "I was somewhere else and could not have done it," said Grimes. His testimony followed several of his friends who all detailed the hours of October 24th of that year and how Grimes was with them and that they were shocked when he was arrested two days later.
The hearing comes after an investigation by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission. It ruled in the spring that enough evidence exists for the case to go before a three judge panel for a final ruling. The defense claims the prosecution in 1987 failed to turn over key evidence to the defense, most notably, fingerprints found on some fruit that the victim said the attacker may have touched. The fingerprints were identified last year as belonging to someone other than Willie Grimes.
Grimes told the court Tuesday that he had chances to get out of prison ten years ago but that would have required him to admit his guilt and take certain classes. "I told them I would stay in there forever before I would admit to something I didn't do."
A major issue with the case is that most of the physical evidence that was used in the 1988 trial when he was convicted is now missing including the rape kits and hairs that were found at the scene. The defense claims the hairs were not subject to DNA testing which they claim could exonerate Grimes today.
The three judge panel is expected to make its ruling within hours after the hearing ends. Testimony is expected to continue into Thursday.