Monday, March 10 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-03-10 16:16:28 GMT
Two men are behind bars after leading deputies on a two-county chase. Lee County deputies got a call around 5:00 Monday morning about an attempted burglary at 104 Winding Way. Authorities say whenMore >>
Charles Lane and Johnnie Jackson, got in a vehicle and took off from a burglary call in Lee County. The deputies chased them into Albany, where they stopped, near the 400 block of East Oglethorpe Boulevard.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-03-10 15:29:52 GMT
Second Harvest food Bank in Valdosta is hoping to help feed South Georgians by racing rubber ducks. On Saturday, April 26th, the food bank will dump around 10,000 rubber ducks into the Paradise RiverMore >>
Second Harvest food Bank in Valdosta is hoping to help feed South Georgians by racing rubber ducks. On Saturday, April 26th, the food bank will dump around 10,000 rubber ducks into the Paradise River at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Lowndes County.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-03-10 13:43:18 GMT
The Albany Police Department is investigating after a 13-year-old Albany teenager drowned Sunday afternoon. It happened around noon in the 400 block of Maxwell at holding pond. Police say the 13-year-oldMore >>
Thirteen year old Fred Brown is the victim of an apparent accidental drowning Sunday afternoon.More >>
Monday, March 10 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-03-10 13:17:20 GMT
A 14-year-old girl shot in the face Sunday night in Fitzgerald remains hospitalized. Police say the victim, who name hasn't been released at this time, was standing in an alleyway in the 500 block ofMore >>
Police say the victim, who name hasn't been released at this time, was standing in an alleyway in the 500 block of Pine Street when someone opened fire, striking the girl. More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-03-10 02:54:31 GMT
An 18-year-old girl is dead after her car struck a tree in west Toledo late Sunday afternoon. Toledo Police say Theresa Brazzel was driving northbound on Richards Rd. when she drove off the right sideMore >>
Toledo Police say Theresa Brazzel was driving northbound on Richards Rd. when she drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a large tree.More >>
We share the Restaurant Ratings Report with you each week to keep you and your family safe, not to make you lose your appetite. Keep that in mind with these latest findings.More >>
COLUMBUS, OH (Toledo News Now) -
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is teaming up with other law enforcement officials from California to New Jersey for a special More Cops, More Stops "I-80 Cross-Country Crackdown" to ramp up enforcement of life-saving traffic safety laws during one of the busiest travel times of the year.
From July 24 to July 31, the OSHP and other law enforcement officials serving the I-80 corridor will be cracking down on crash-causing violations, such as speeding, impaired or aggressive driving, with a goal of achieving a zero fatality rate for the eight-day period.
Officials say too many lives are being lost on I-80 from those who violate the most basic traffic safety laws.
"It's sad to see a summer vacation end in tragedy because someone chose to violate or ignore traffic laws that prevent crashes and save lives," said Col. John Born, OSHP superintendent. "We want zero fatalities."
Nationally, in 2011, more than 21,000 passenger vehicle occupants across the nation were killed in traffic crashes. Of those fatalities, 52 percent were not wearing seatbelts at the time of their fatal crashes. Approximately 9,900 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes, with more than 3,330 killed in fatal crashes involving a distracted driver, and nearly 10,000 lives were lost in speeding-related crashes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration partners with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to implement combined highway safety law enforcement campaigns, like More Cops, More Stops, which focuses enforcement on multiple traffic safety laws at one time.