Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:24:25 GMT
The search is on for the woman who allegedly stole items from a little boy's gravesite in Richland County. According to Ontario Police, several people have contacted them concerning gravesite thefts atMore >>
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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Toledo City Police Chief
Derrick Diggs will retire March 21, but he won't be gone for long.
In order to protect his
pension as part of the Deferred Retirement Option Program's (DROP) stipulations,
Diggs has to retire now. But after 35 years of service, he isn't done.
"I'm not ready to retire,"
Diggs said. "There's still a lot of work to be done protecting and serving the
City of Toledo."
So Mayor Mike Bell will
re-hire Diggs as soon as they are legally able to.
The DROP program is
designed to keep Police and Fire from having large numbers of their staff
retiring at once. Participants are required to retire after eight years in the
program to get their pension.
"What people need to
realize is that this money the chief put into the pension system, it's not a
free giveaway," Mayor Bell said.
The state allows
participants to be re-hired, so Bell plans to bring Diggs back, rather than
search for someone new.
"That's the bottom line,"
Bell said. "This individual is trained very well – he could probably go
anywhere in the United States and be a police chief – so we're not going to
stop him from working. Why not keep the talent here, locally?"
Chief Diggs has spear-headed
several initiatives to rid the streets of Toledo of drugs, guns and gangs.
"I spent my entire adult
life doing one thing, and one thing only, and that's protecting and serving the
citizens of this community," Diggs said. "My vision for public safety has not
been complete yet."
The chief could put his
badge back on as soon as March 23, but if he returns sooner than 60 days after
retiring, he would forfeit two months of his pension.
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:02:41 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - "This is something that you couldn't even imagine in your wildest imaginations, nightmares that something like this would ever happen, especially in a community this small," a closeMore >>
Kathy Netherland was a proud mother of two daughters who were described as great students by fellow teachers.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:48 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:48:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two people were injured during a shooting in a downtown Louisville apartment complex. According to MetroSafe, the shooting was reported just after 1 a.m. Thursday in the 550 Apartments,More >>
According to MetroSafe, the shooting was reported just after 1 a.m. Thursday in the 550 Apartments, located on South 8th Street.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:27:00 GMT
BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A tattoo shop owner was taken into custody after officers said he used the business as a cover to sell narcotics. According to Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff'sMore >>
According to Lt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff's office, the owner of Ink-a-holix, located on North Buckman Street, was arrested Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:23:11 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's the find of a lifetime for a legal buff, history lover or someone who just wants a lot of space. The childhood home of one of Louisville's most well-known citizens goes upMore >>
It's the find of a lifetime for a legal buff, history lover or someone who just wants a lot of space. The childhood home of one of Louisville's most well-known citizens goes up for sale Thursday and you can name your own price.More >>
Thursday, April 24 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:07:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Investigations are underway at a pair of Kentuckiana doctors offices. Physicians Primary Care facilities in Jeffersonville, IN and Louisville, KY are being investigated after agents serveMore >>
One of the physicians involved in Wednesday's raid of two Kentuckiana doctor's offices had his license restricted last year for writing improper prescriptions.More >>
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