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Published: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 1:12 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 7:08 PM
UPDATE @ 6:54 p.m.
Ohio Task Force 1 rescued 33 adults, 2 children and 15 pets on Dairy Ashford Road Tuesday in Houston, according to WHIO’s Gabrielle Enright.
The group is now moving to White Wing Lane to perform additional rescues in the Memorial neighborhood west of downtown Houston.
Tropical Storm Harvey continues to linger over the Gulf Coast as thousands in the Houston area take shelter in downtown convention centers and churches.
Stay with WHIO for local reports of rescue efforts from the scene of what weather professionals have deemed the heaviest tropical downpour in U.S. history.
INITIAL REPORT (Aug. 29)
News Center 7’s Gabrielle Enright and Chuck Hamlin are on scene in Houston, Texas where an Ohio Task Force 1 and U.S. Coast Guard rescue is underway.
An apartment complex along Dairy Ashford Road in Houston's west side has flooded, with as many as 50 people trapped inside.
Vehicles are submerged and rescue boats are now out in the water.
The operation is being led by Ohio Task Force 1. You can follow the operation live on Gabrielle Enright’s Facebook.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:27 AM
RELATED: Closings and Delays
TODAY: Lingering snow-covered roads will mainly be on side streets and off and on ramps after yesterday’s snowfall. It’ll be a bitter cold morning with temperatures continuing to drop into the single digits. A light breeze will keep wind chills from 5 to 15 below zero all day with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect through noon all counties except Butler, Clinton, and Warren. Partly cloudy skies today with some across the south, shifting out of our area. We could see a few more flurries develop into the evening as highs peak around 11 degrees.
RELATED: WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar
WEDNESDAY: Another cold morning with temperatures starting in the single digits. It won’t be as breezy, so wind chills will be below zero, but not low enough for another advisory. Expect sunshine and scattered clouds as high reach in the low 20s.
RELATED: 5-Day Forecast
THURSDAY: A cold and quiet start to the day with sunshine and a few clouds. Highs peak in the upper 20s.
FRIDAY: It’ll start to her a little warmer as temperatures climb to the mid to upper 30s as clouds increase through the day.
SATURDAY: The weekend starts with quiet weather as temperatures peak in the mid-40s. Moisture starts to increase with the possibility of some drizzle or light rain showers arriving in the evening hours.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:20 AM
CHICAGO — Giving someone the shirt off your back is a time-worn phrase that means performing an act of kindness to help someone.
A Chicago man helped a homeless man by giving him the snow boots off his feet, WLS reported.
Jessica Bell posted the good Samaritan act on Facebook. She said she was riding a train home last week when she saw Maurice Anderson take off his expensive snow boots and give them to a homeless man.
The homeless man, Bell wrote on Facebook, was “older, weathered, minding his own business.”
“His feet are so swollen he's wearing the tattered gym shoes he has with the back folded down, like slip-ons,” Bell wrote. “I don't know how many pairs of socks he's wearing in an attempt to keep his feet warm but there is blood seeping through.”
The homeless man said his feet might have been frostbitten, Anderson told WLS.
“I asked him what size shoe did he wear. He was like, ‘A 12.’ I myself was a 12, so I said ‘Here you go,’” Anderson told WLS.
Anderson handed the homeless man his black snow boots and a pair of socks. Anderson, who currently works as a service technician in Kentucky, had a spare pair of boots in his suitcase, which he put on, WLS reported.
“This is not what you see on the train every day, it was amazing,” Bell told WLS.
Bell snapped a few photos of the boots changing feet and posted them on social media.
“It was a really selfless and quiet act, no fanfare,” Bell told WLS. “It just happened.”
“He's already in distress, he's out in the cold, riding the train,” Anderson told WLS. “If I'm not reaching out to help someone, I can't say anything.”
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:11 PM
PERRIS, Calif. — A California couple was arrested Sunday after 13 siblings, ranging in age from 2 to 29, were allegedly held captive in a home, with several children “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings,” the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
In a news release, the Sheriff’s Department said David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested and charged with torture and child endangerment. Bail was set at $9 million apiece, according to the news release.
Early Sunday, a 17-year-old called 911 and said she had escaped from her residence in Perris, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The teenager claimed that her 12 brothers and sisters were “being held captive” in the residence by her parents.
When deputies met with the teen, she “appeared to be only 10 years old and slightly emaciated.” Deputies went to the residence and said they were “shocked” to find the teen’s 12 siblings, seven of whom were adults ranging in age from 18 to 29. All of them appeared to be “malnourished and very dirty,” according to the release.
The parents were subsequently arrested, deputies said.
The six children, including the teen who escaped, were taken to a hospital in Moreno Valley for treatment, deputies said. The adults were being treated at a hospital in Corona.
UPDATE: Booking Photos Torture/Child Endangerment Investigation in Perris pic.twitter.com/4IdK7vPB2n— Riverside County Sheriff's Dept (@RSO) January 15, 2018
David Turpin’s parents, James and Betty Turpin of West Virginia, told ABC News they were surprised and shocked at the allegations, KABC reported.
According to the California Department of Education website, David Turpin is listed as principal of the Sandcastle Day School, which was operated out of his home. The address listed for the school is the same residence where the 13 victims were discovered, CNN reported.
The school opened March 21, 2011, according to the website, and was categorized as a private school for students in grades one through 12.
Torture/Child Endangerment Investigation in Perris https://t.co/LIm8s3OHbk— Riverside County Sheriff's Dept (@RSO) January 15, 2018
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 4:18 AM
DAYTON REGION — Days and days of frigid air and multiple storms are so far marking the winter of 2017-18 in the Dayton region.
Champaign and Logan counties remain under a Level One snow emergency as of Tuesday morning. Roadways throughout the region are slick because of the thin covering of ice and snow left behind after a day of snow showers.
A wind chill advisory that went into effect at 11 Monday night will remain in effect until Tuesday afternoon.
Scattered snow showers during the Monday afternoon commute left behind a dusting to 2 inches.
Drivers should accelerate and deaccelerate more slowly during bad weather and drive a speed reasonable for the conditions, said Sgt. Mark Bowron, traffic reporter for WHIO Radio.
Braking on icy roads takes much longer than on dry pavement, increasing stopping times 8 to 10 seconds, Bowron said. On dry pavement, stop times usually fall in a range of 3 to 4 seconds.
Here are some Monday snowfall totals in local communities:
Troy 1.3 inches
Celina 1.0 inch
Dayton International Airport 0.9 inches
Lebanon 0.5 inches
West Alexandria 0.5 inches
Bellefontaine 0.9 inches
Springfield 0.8 inches
Xenia 0.6 inches
Fairborn 2.0 inches
Versailles 1.0 inch
Sidney 1.0 inch
Lebanon 0.5 inches
RELATED: Timing of next round of snow
Tuesday is predicted to have wind chills dipping in a range of 10 below to 15 below zero. The high temperature on Tuesday will hover around 10 degrees.
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