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The WSFA 12 Weather team does their best to give you an advanced warning before a storm strikes, but if you don't have a place to go then it doesn't do any good. Guidelines recommend an interior roomMore >>
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The Alabama Department of Youth Services is building a new state-of-the-art treatment facility for girls just down the street from the boys facility in Mt. Meigs. It will cost roughly $6.7 million andMore >>
The Alabama Department of Youth services is building a new girls treatment facility in Mt. Meigs.More >>
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Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who...More >>
Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a...More >>
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Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.More >>
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The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.More >>
The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.More >>
A Toledo man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking of children, according to Steven Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Roy Calhoun, 30, was found guilty of multiple charges last year, including sex trafficking of children, conspiracy to obstruct a sex trafficking investigation and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone.
"This defendant profited from children in the commercial sex trade," Dettelbach said. "Our office will continue to pursue human trafficking cases with vigor."
Calhoun was arrested in 2010 and accused of recruiting females, including minor children, to work as prostitutes between 2007 and 2010. According to court documents, he advertised a minor on Craigslist on different occasions and drove the minor to Toledo-area hotels. Calhoun beat and assaulted the females who worked for him and threatened those who left or attempted to quit working as prostitutes, according to court documents.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James Moroney, following an investigation by the Northwest Ohio Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The task force includes members of the FBI, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Toledo Police Department, Lima Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Fulton County Sheriff's Office and Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.