Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:33:43 GMT
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and several other agencies are serving a search warrant at Glow Industries on Eckel Junction in Perrysburg. This is a counterfeit trademark investigation.More >
The Bureau of Criminal Investigation and several other agencies are serving a search warrant at Glow Industries on Eckel Junction in Perrysburg. This is a counterfeit trademark investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.More >
While Mayor Mike Bell participated in early voting, mayoral candidate Mike Collins cast his vote in Toledo Tuesday morning. Both sides hosted events election night as they waited to learn who would lead the Glass City next.
Collins voted around 8:15 a.m. at the Church of the Cross on Cass Road in south Toledo. Although an independent, he said he felt very comfortable watching events unfold at the Teamsters Local 20 with the backing of major labor unions. Before casting his vote, Collins joined others at a Teamsters breakfast at 4:30 a.m.
Collins thanked voters for their support at Elmhurst Elementary School in west Toledo Tuesday afternoon. He said he received good feedback and believes he did what he needed to do to become mayor.
"It consumes you as a person and so, I'll be relieved to a large extent when it's over with. You know, it's a humbling experience. And I sincerely hope I have the privilege of leading the citizens of this city and taking Toledo in a new direction," said Collins.
Mayor Bell does not have support from the fire and police organizations like he did in the last election four years ago. However, Bell ran on the message that he was the mayor who made tough decisions during tough times, which meant balancing the budget without laying off police officers and firefighters, while still committing to repaving roads, building new fire stations, and focusing on infrastructure issues.
Bell and his supporters watched election results at Table 44 on Monroe Street in downtown. As the election was came to a close, he made it clear that the city needs to support the new mayor.
"This is just a great city. And so, what I think has to happen, though, is that people have to get around the new mayor. And that is important, because this is about unity here. This isn't about any one person. No city can fall apart because one person has moved one place or another," said Bell.
Although Collins is still getting used to being called "mayor elect," he says his first order of business - as promised in his campaign - is reopening the Northwest District Police Station, which was closed by the Bell administration. It would be staffed with a special victims and domestic violence unit, as well as a life duty officer to take reports during the week.
Collins says he also plans to meet with Toledo Police Chief Derrick Diggs in the near future, to determine what changes are needed in the department, including if he should remain in charge.
"The Northwest District Police Station will be open before April the 1st, we will immediately go in and evaluate the condition of the building. I would like the Bell administration to at least give us that opportunity now," said Collins.
The size of Toledo's government could change under Collins, as he intends to explore the option of offering early retirement incentives to employees.
Rob Wiercinski will have more about Collins' victory in his reports tonight on WTOL 11 News starting at 5!
Tuesday, March 11 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-03-11 13:00:39 GMT
A man has been arrested in connection with the 2012 beating death of a 70-year-old man in New Britain, police said.Alexis Rodriguez, 32, was identified as the suspect in the murder of James Joseph, Sr.,More >
A man has been arrested in connection with the 2012 beating death of a 70-year-old man in New Britain, police said.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:28:24 GMT
A Hartford police sergeant was in the hot seat following a high speed chase that was caught on camera. A few weeks ago, Sgt. Eric Smith barreled through a red light on a city street, hit speeds of 80 milesMore >
A Hartford police sergeant was in the hot seat following a high speed chase that was caught on camera.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-03-10 22:49:18 GMT
One of the two men accused in a deadly Cheshire home invasion in 2007 was found "unresponsive" in his cell Monday morning.Steven Hayes, who was convicted in a 2007 attack in which Jennifer Hawke-PetitMore >
One of the two men accused in a deadly Cheshire home invasion in 2007 was found "unresponsive" in his cell Monday morning.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-03-11 16:13:37 GMT
Firefighters in West Haven are on the scene of an early morning fire. Officials said the fire was called in at 89 Coleman Street shortly after 4:30 a.m. There is no word on if anyone has been injured. WFSBMore >
Officials said a couple and their grown daughter were killed in an early morning fire Tuesday at a West Haven condominium complex.More >
Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-03-11 11:51:06 GMT
Health officials are investigating two cases of measles in Fairfield County and now, schools are warning parents about the disease.An adult, whose age was not provided, and an infant got the measles, accordingMore >
Health officials are investigating two cases of measles in Fairfield County, and now schools are warning parents about the disease.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-03-10 13:25:30 GMT
Patients and doctors said they were worried that their personal information was exposed after someone found medical records from a lab in Newington.Therese Carey said she was surprised when EyewitnessMore >
Patients and doctors said they were worried that their personal information was exposed after someone found medical records from a lab in Newington.More >
Monday, March 10 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-03-10 21:12:44 GMT
State police are investigating a medical incident in Lebanon Monday morning. Officers were called to a scene on Smith Road around 8:50 a.m. The incident remains under investigation by state police andMore >
State police are investigating after two people were found dead in a motor vehicle in Lebanon Monday morning.More >