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Shooting victim Abriel Ruiz
Toledo Police are searching for a shooting suspect and are asking for your help. According to police Abriel Ruiz was shot with a handgun outside of Panama J's bar in south Toledo on September 3, at 1:35More >
According to police Abriel Ruiz was shot with a handgun outside of Panama J's bar in south Toledo on September 3, at 1:35 AM.More >
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The University of Toledo is now at the center of an investigation over its handling of a sex assault case. More >
The University of Toledo is now at the center of an investigation over its handling of a sex assault case. The victim at the center of the case in question is speaking to WTOL Investigator Ashley James about her harrowing ordeal.More >
Toledo Police are working
to find out who threw a Molotov cocktail through a woman's window in central
The victim says she's been
living in the neighborhood her entire life. Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, police say
someone threw a Molotov cocktail into the window of her home on the 900 block
of Belmont. The victim says she was able to put the flame out, but a neighbor
says she is just tired of all the crime in the area.
"She's fighting medical
issues and she's more concerned about that, so for somebody to be just so
inhumane, it's concerning," said neighbor Bridget Hanson.
Hanson has lived on the
block since 1997.
"Anyone can be attacked at
any moment," she said. "This woman hasn't done anything to anybody."
The victim didn't want to
be identified, but was emotional as she explained how the cocktail was thrown
threw her back window, waking her. She says she was diagnosed with breast
cancer a year ago.
"Basically there's no
morals anymore, there's no value on life," said Hanson. "A human life means
Hanson says the
neighborhood has been plagued with crime, including shootings and robberies.
She says the solution is to reach out to the youth.
"We got to let them know
that they don't just want to be a T-shirt that people are wearing around that
say RIP or RIH, and it's up to us to try to communicate to our youth how
important it is for their survival," she said.
She says she thinks if the
community comes together in that effort, crime will decrease.
As for the woman who
received the Molotov cocktail, she says she's planning to move out of the
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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 >