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WTOL 11 Investigates: Children 35 times more likely to have identities stolen than adults Video included

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More than ever, your children are the target of scam artists. We are constantly on the lookout for identity theft, but your kids are 35 times more likely to fall victim to identity theft than an adult. More>>

Special Report: Summer heat can be deadly - how to stay safe Video included

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Heat related illness is a deadly consequence that strikes every summer. In fact, the number of deaths (~400 per year) attributed to heat make it the greatest weather-related killer nationwide. More>>

Call 11 for Action: Contractor makes it right after $8,000 'miscommunication' Video included

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When we met Perrysburg homeowner Lynn Hankins earlier this month, he was out $8,000 and all he had to show for it was a massive trench in his backyard. More>>

Call 11 for Action: Perrysburg man spends thousands, sees no progress on garage

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Weeks after he shelled out thousands of dollars for a freestanding garage, Perrysburg resident Lynn Hankins was left with only a large trench in his back yard. So he called the Ohio Attorney General and the Call 11 for Action Office. More>>

Cracking the pricing code: Price tag secrets will save you money Video included

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You see what you think is important on price tags; "half off," "clearance," "big discounts." Turns out, you may be looking right past the most important thing on the tag. More>>

WTOL 11 Investigates: How much are tax payers spending on city employees?

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If you live or work in Toledo, you pay taxes to Toledo. That means you're helping pay the 2,900 full-time employees of the city of Toledo. But pay them how much? More>>

StormTrack Weather Blackout: Protect yourself during weather-related power outages

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When the lights go out during a storm, it's not a big deal if they come back soon. But what do you do when you're left in the dark for days or even weeks? More>>

Call 11 For Action: City to keep trucks off residential streets after WTOL asks questions

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Rick Shriner was fed up with large trucks barreling down his residential street, so he called Call 11 for Action. After WTOL starting asking questions, the city will soon be enforcing weight limits on city streets for the first time in 5 years. More>>

WTOL 11 Investigates: How clean is the water at Lake Erie beaches?

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Water quality advisories are not uncommon at Lake Erie beaches, and are often caused by animal or human waste. Swimming in water with elevated levels of bacteria can make you sick. More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: How to protect your home from burglars

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We've compiled a list of safety strategies, tips, and things you can do to your home now to make it safe and protect it from thieves. More>>

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  • Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Huntsville school board member named in civil suit by former employer

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:56:59 GMT
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
    Mike Culbreath is accused of conspiring with James Packard, a competing developer, to convince potential tenants to choose a competing development in the City of Huntsville.More >>
  • Three children found in home with meth lab outside

    Three children found in home with meth lab outside

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:30:49 GMT
    Authorities arrested Ashley Freeno and Christopher Silva after finding a methamphetamine lab outside their home. Further investigations revealed that drugs and other paraphernalia were inside their home where three young children live.The Department of Human Resources have placed the children into the custody of family members.Freeno was charged with manufacturing meth in the 2nd degree and two counts of possession. Silva was charged with manufacturing meth in the 1st degree and two counts of...More >>
    Authorities arrested Ashley Freeno and Christopher Silva after finding a methamphetamine lab outside their home. Further investigations revealed that drugs and other paraphernalia were inside their home where three young children live.The Department of Human Resources have placed the children into the custody of family members.Freeno was charged with manufacturing meth in the 2nd degree and two counts of possession. Silva was charged with manufacturing meth in the 1st degree and two counts of...More >>
  • Man arrested after agents seized over one pound of meth, three firearms, and one vehicle

    Man arrested after agents seized over one pound of meth, three firearms, and one vehicle

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:11 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:11:14 GMT
    On Aug 14, the Madison-Morgan STAC Team and Morgan County Drug Task Force responded to complaints from the community near Hulaco Road.Upon arrival, a search warrant was carried out at the home of Dustin Tyler Smith in Joppa Alabama.Agent had begun a new investigation Agents seized over one pound of methamphetamine, three firearms, and one vehicle.Smith was arrested in 2013 for trafficking in methamphetamine. He was out on bond and also on Community Corrections regarding his most recent arrest...More >>
    On Aug 14, the Madison-Morgan STAC Team and Morgan County Drug Task Force responded to complaints from the community near Hulaco Road.Upon arrival, a search warrant was carried out at the home of Dustin Tyler Smith in Joppa Alabama.Agent had begun a new investigation Agents seized over one pound of methamphetamine, three firearms, and one vehicle.Smith was arrested in 2013 for trafficking in methamphetamine. He was out on bond and also on Community Corrections regarding his most recent arrest...More >>
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