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  • Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autism

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:10:16 GMT
    KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)KMOV has chosen not to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

    A parent's love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options. 

  • Fisherman saves bear cub from lake

    Fisherman saves bear cub from lake

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:44 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:44:38 GMT
    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:44 AM EDT2017-05-23 12:44:38 GMT

    The fisherman says the cub could barely manage to keep its snout of the water and moved towards the boat quickly, as if asking for help.

    The fisherman says the cub could barely manage to keep its snout of the water and moved towards the boat quickly, as if asking for help.

  • Andersons announce closing date

    Andersons announce closing date

    Thursday, May 25 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-05-26 00:18:44 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The Andersons announced their stores will close for good Saturday, June 3.

    The Andersons announced their stores will close for good Saturday, June 3.

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio says the winter storm that shut down much of the area last week has left them with a severe shortage of blood.

The Red Cross had to cancel 14 blood donation events in northwest Ohio last week alone, and hundreds more throughout the United States.

 Those cancellations have left the Red Cross in a blood shortage crisis. Area residents are encouraged to donate blood if possible to help alleviate the shortage and save lives.

If you are 17 years old or older, healthy and weigh at least 110 pounds, you may be able to help save lives by donating blood. Those who are 16 years old may also donate, after parents complete the consent form found here.

For more information about donating, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or click here.

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  • AG Sessions meets with Memphis leaders, discusses crime

    AG Sessions meets with Memphis leaders, discusses crime

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:33:39 GMT
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Source: WMC Action News 5)Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited visit Memphis on Thursday morning.

    United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited visit Memphis on Thursday morning.

  • A-State receives funding to archive KAIT footage

    A-State receives funding to archive KAIT footage

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:01:37 GMT
    Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)

    A key part of the history of KAIT is on the way to being archived after an announcement Thursday by a state history group. 

    A key part of the history of KAIT is on the way to being archived after an announcement Thursday by a state history group. 

  • CWL addresses declining groundwater concerns

    CWL addresses declining groundwater concerns

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:36:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With ground water levels dropping in Arkansas, Jonesboro businesses have voiced their concerns in the city.

    With ground water levels dropping in Arkansas, Jonesboro businesses have voiced their concerns in the city.

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