Sunday, December 8 2013 8:30 AM EST2013-12-08 13:30:02 GMT
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth.More >
This week, Nicole Collier joins Jerry to dig deeper into the murder of 18-month-old Elaina Steinfurth. Hear new details of the case from Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates and Toledo Police Caption Brad Weis just days after Steven King and Angela Steinfurth accepted plea deals in the case.More >
TJ Steinfurth made a statement to the court on Tuesday after the mother of his child and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing his 1-year-old daughter. More >
TJ Steinfurth made a statement to the court on Tuesday after the mother of his child and her ex-boyfriend admitted to killing his 1-year-old daughter.More >
TIFFIN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Family and friends in Tiffin said their final goodbyes to the six people who died in a fire over the weekend.
Anna Angel buried her four daughters at First Lutheran Church Thursday morning. The girls died Sunday morning after their mobile home caught fire. The State Fire Marshal's Office says the investigation is still ongoing and a cause is undetermined at this time.
Hundreds gathered to remember 6-year-old Tiara Angel, 5-year-old Stormie Huey, 4-year-old Trinitie Huey and 3-year-old Sunshine Huey. The bodies of all four little girls shared a single casket, laying in the same way friends and family members say they slept.
"She lost her whole, entire life in a very short amount of time," said Christine Courtney, program coordinator with First Call for Help.
The message of the service was healing through unity: the act of simply being together and supporting each other to get through this tragedy.
"When a tragedy like this happens, the community comes together. And the Tiffin community has been incredible," said Keith Hodkinson, spokesperson for the Angel family.
During the service, friends and family read poems and shared memories of the children. Pastor Mark Boedecker spoke on how all five children led happy and loving lives. He mentioned how they were always smiling, and urged everyone to continue smiling in their memory.
Greenlawn Cemetery in Tiffin has gifted a plot of land for the children to be laid to rest.
After the morning ceremony finished, friends and family drove to Sandusky for the services of Angel's boyfriend, 25-year-old Timothy Fresch, along with their 2-year-old son, Domonic.
"This is the time she is going to need her family and her friends, and quite honestly, the community, to not forget about what happened," said Courtney.
Representatives from a local outreach group have been with the family since Monday, and are confident Angel and other family members will be able to get through this tragedy together.
"She has to go through the grieving process, and as I had said, she has an amazing support system. And once she gets through the grieving process, it's just a matter of rebuilding. And you know, Anna is so strong, and I think that she'll be OK," said Courtney.
A candlelight vigil will be held at the Tiffin Police and Fire All Patriots Memorial Friday night at dusk or 9 p.m., whichever is first. People are asked to bring their own candles to the vigil, if able. A jar will be at the vigil for those who wish to donate. Money will be placed in the fund set up at U.S. Bank.
Donations can also be dropped off at the Burger King on West Market Street in Tiffin, where Angel works.
Sunday, December 8 2013 4:11 PM EST2013-12-08 21:11:20 GMT
Manchester police are on scene of a possible homicide on Pine Street. Few details are being released, but witnesses reported a large police presence in the area shortly before 10 p.m.According to police,More >
Manchester police are on scene of a possible homicide on Pine Street. Few details are being released, but witnesses reported a large police presence in the area shortly before 10 p.m.More >
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 1:01 PM EST2013-12-08 18:01:52 GMT
Detectives in New Haven are investigating after they say a man was found shot and later died Saturday. 23-year-old Shamar Willet was found with a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was taken to YaleMore >
Detectives in New Haven are investigating after they say a man was found shot and later died Saturday.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 8:23 PM EST2013-12-08 01:23:35 GMT
State police said Saturday they arrested a Massachusetts man on kidnapping and drug charges stemming from a tip they received from the Human Trafficking Hotline. According to police, the hotline receivedMore >
State police said Saturday they arrested a Massachusetts man on kidnapping and drug charges stemming from a tip they received from the Human Trafficking Hotline. More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 7:29 AM EST2013-12-08 12:29:01 GMT
Stamford police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing mother and her 1-year-old son. Police said 16-year-old Ashley Exantus was last seen at an area mall on Friday with her son ZhaerMore >
Stamford police have canceled an alert for a missing mother and her 1-year-old son.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 11:23 AM EST2013-12-08 16:23:53 GMT
A car crashed into a building Sunday morning in East Hartford.It happened on Main street near Burnside avenue.The car hit the A-AAABLE Auto Insurance business.No word at this time of any injuries or furtherMore >
A car crashed into a building Sunday morning in East Hartford.More >
Saturday, December 7 2013 6:26 PM EST2013-12-07 23:26:35 GMT
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Several fire crews are on scene of a large fire in Pomfret at a local church. Fire crews were called out the First Congregational Church on Church Street around 12:30 p.m. Saturday to find flames shootingMore >
Several fire crews are on scene of a large fire in Pomfret at a local church.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 8:20 AM EST2013-12-08 13:20:07 GMT
State police are investigating a tractor trailer crash on I-84 East in Willington early Sunday morning. A tractor trailer skidded off the road on exit 70.Police are not releasing many details at this point.More >
State police are investigating a tractor trailer crash on I-84 East in Willington early Sunday morning.More >
Sunday, December 8 2013 7:20 AM EST2013-12-08 12:20:35 GMT
Police in Newtown say two people are seriously injured after a fire broke out at a home early Sunday morning.They say two people were trapped inside. Officers were able to help the two people escape. BothMore >
Police in Newtown say two people are seriously injured after a fire broke out at a home early Sunday morning.More >