Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

The skinny

The skinny: Driver climbs ladder to exit Ohio sinkhole

Taking the plunge

Driver climbs ladder to exit ohio sinkhole

A northwest Ohio sinkhole swallowed a car traveling down a street and briefly trapped the driver, who climbed out after authorities gave her a ladder. Toledo police Sgt. Joe Heffernan says a water main break beneath the road may have caused the sinkhole Wednesday. The hole is estimated to be at least 10 feet deep. Police say driver Pamela Knox didn't appear hurt but was shaken up and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Officials used a crane to pull the car from the hole.

Taco surprise

Instead of tacos, a big chunk of cash

That was no burrito. Three people who ordered food at a Taco Bell drive-through in western Michigan got something more valuable: $3,600 in cash. A Taco Bell employee mistakenly passed the cash to the trio instead of their food last Saturday. The money was returned a short time later. Kennidi Rue told WZZM-TV and MLive.com that she and two friends thought about keeping the money but decided they would feel guilty if they didn't return it.

If it ain't broke...

Teacher has same outfit for 40 years

A Texas teacher's streak of wearing the same outfit for his school photograph is coming to an end after 40 years with his retirement. It started as an accident. Dale Irby, 63, told the Dallas Morning News that when he received his photo in his second year he was embarrassed to discover he'd worn the same polyester shirt and brown sweater vest as the first year. His wife dared him to wear it again the third year. Then Irby thought five would be funny. He says, "After five pictures it was like, 'Why stop?' "

Screaming mad

Roller coaster riders are too loud

A Northern California roller coaster appears to have been a little too much fun. The Gold Striker at Great America in Santa Clara had to be taken offline this week because riders were screaming too loudly. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the shrieks were exceeding the decibel limit agreed upon with Prudential Real Estate, which owns adjacent properties.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

A car lies at the bottom of a sinkhole caused by a broken water line in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday. Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn’t appear hurt but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Associated Press/Toledo Fire and Rescue

A car lies at the bottom of a sinkhole caused by a broken water line in Toledo, Ohio on Wednesday. Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn’t appear hurt but was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The skinny: Driver climbs ladder to exit Ohio sinkhole 07/05/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 10:52pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. No easy answer to the Dunedin parking question

    Local Government

    DUNEDIN — Nothing has been more divisive in this city than the issue of paid parking.

    A server at Cafe Alfresco (background) claims Dunedin's new paid parking has cost him money. Dunedin began a paid parking last October. Nine months in, residents, business owners and city officials all share mixed feelings. In October, when the one-year program ends, the city will have until November to come up with another solution to its parking woes, or continue the paid parking program at the risk of angering locals.JIM DAMASKE   |   Times
  2. Tampa Bay Lightning, Amalie Arena to host job fair today

    Business

    TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Lightning and its home, Amalie Arena, are hosting a part-time job fair from 3 to 6 p.m. today on the Promenade Level of the arena. Available positions include platinum services, parking attendants, event security, housekeeping, retail and many other departments.

    The Tampa Bay Lightning and AMALIE Arena is hosting a part-time job fair on Thursday, Aug. 17 on the Promenade level of the arena.
  3. Nearly 1 in 4 Tampa Bay homeowners considered equity rich

    Real Estate

    If your home is worth at least 50 percent more than you owe, you're rich — equity rich that is.

    About one in four Tampa Bay homeowners are considered "equity rich." [Associated Press file photo]
  4. Trump strategist Steve Bannon: No military solution in North Korea

    National

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury."

    Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump, has drawn fire from some of Trump's closest advisers. [Associated Press]
  5. Rays have their chances, but end up with another loss (w/video)

    The Heater

    TORONTO — The litany of games the Rays have given away this season is long enough, arguably too lengthy. So the only way to get to the postseason is make up for some of those losses by grabbing some wins when the opportunity is presented, especially at this time of year when the margin is diminished and the stakes …

    Associated Press