• BREAKING NEWS 8 dead, including 6 children, in Florida murder-suicide

Toni Yates
Toni Yates was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where she graduated from Bishop Kenny High School. She is a proud Seminole, having graduated from Florida State University with a major in Communications.

Toni started her career in Savannah, Georgia, first as a reporter at WTOC, then with WSAV as weekend co-anchor. She has twice returned to her hometown where she was a reporter for WTLV, and during a second stint reporter weekend co-anchor for WJXT.

She also held two jobs in Norfolk Virginia, delivering morning news while working a second job as Communications Director for the March Of Dimes.

Toni moved farther up the east coast, landing a General Assignment reporter job at WGAL in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She came to WABC after spending several years at WB 17 in Philadelphia, where she was promoted from weekend anchor-medical reporter to weekday anchor.

Toni has three children, Austyn, Alexis, and Gabriel. She lives in New Jersey, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Through most of her career, Toni has been involved with the Girl Scouts.

Investigators combed through the scene of an explosion and house fire in New Jersey, finding one victim.
Police say one suspect diverted the victim by claiming to show him home improvement work, while another stole $6,000 from his house.
Staten Island has started a program that focuses on healing the batterer while they serve time for domestic violence offenses.
The participants in the highly-organized demonstration are demanding local control of the schools from the state.
Superintendent Cami Anderson, who was appointed by the state to run Newark's schools, is defending the changes she is trying to implement and discouraging families from participating in the boycott.