Less Humid Thursday/Medina Dad in Court after Dead Baby Found din Crib/Shoot or Don't Shoot

Less Humid Thursday/Medina Dad in Court after Dead Baby Found din Crib/Shoot or Don't Shoot

Now that the summer's second, 90 degree day is behind us, July's finale will be mainly sunny and a whole lot less humid.  As a refreshing west breeze develops, we'll see temperatures recover into the mid 80s.  Tonight holds a bright, nearly-full, blue moon and temperatures that dip into the low 60s.  Then, back by popular demand, are mainly sunny skies to put the finishing touches on July tomorrow.  Look for highs again in the mid 80s.  The next system affecting us Friday night may include a few showers and storms.

MEDINA, OH (WOIO) -A father will appear in Medina Municipal Court Thursday morning after being charged with abuse of a corpse. Eric Warfel was arrested Wednesday after a cable repair worker found a decomposed baby's body in a crib at Warfel's Forest Meadow residence. Police have identified the child as Ember Warfel, who was born in October 2013, but do not know when or how Ember died. Warfel was arrested with his 7-year-old daughter at Crocker Park. The 7-year-old is now with her grandparents. The Medina County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. Police say additional charges are pending.

Our week of special reports, called "Shoot - Don't Shoot", airs in 19 Action News at 11 p.m., starting Monday, July 27. Viewers will vote on what they would do in the split second scenario at 19actionnews.com. The results will be revealed in the following day's 11 p.m. newscast. The four Northeast Ohio residents that participated in the "Shoot-Don't Shoot" training exercise includes: Akron City Council Woman Tara Mosley-Samples; Bob Frantz, who hosts The Bob Frantz Authority on 1420 am The Answer; Erika Lauren, who stars on the Alan Cox Show on 100.7 WMMS; and Community Activist Norm Edwards, President of the American Center for Economic Equality.

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Julia Tullos