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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 >>
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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 >>
People who live in one Charlotte community are seeing their efforts to fight crime finally pay off.
That includes getting an area motel that's caused trouble for years, bulldozed.
Tuesday, the county and city decided to partner to buy the Charlotte Inn.
The city and county will pay $1.4 million dollars for the property. No word on when the sale could be complete but demolition is scheduled for the spring.
Earlier this year, Jason Van Buren began a petition to shut the inn down. Van Buren told WBTV in April police are at the Charlotte Inn several times a week. In August 2011, there was stabbing and a murder before that. Other neighbors complained of prostitution and drug deals. Van Buren vowed to not stop until the inn was scrapped.
Van Buren told WBTV by phone Friday the time and effort paid off.
He also says a neighborhood watch program is underway. Crime, he says, has been down and calls to police increased in the last six months.
Neighbor Jake Bracey said he is a block captain. He has already placed calls to police about suspicious activity and saw results.
"It's a great thing to know your neighbors and know that other people care and they want to make this neighborhood great and city great," Bracey said.
Bracey says it's truly a team effort - neighbors working with neighbors - everyone working with police.
He hopes he'll soon see the Charlotte Inn spot as greenspace - making Commonwealth Park a more kids and couple friendly community.
"We are definitely super excited..it's been a long time coming," Bracey said.