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Senate reaches compromise to end shutdown

Senate Democrats agreed to support a bill today to re-open the federal government until early next month in return for Republican promises to permit a floor debate on a bill to provide protection for the children of undocumented immigrants, a program known as the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced the breakthrough on the Senate floor...


Aggressive tactics from local drug agents are raising privacy concerns

Aggressive tactics from local drug agents are raising privacy concerns

Some Montgomery County hotels where opioid trafficking is known to occur voluntarily provide guest lists to law enforcement agencies — tactics that have raised privacy concerns in other states. Court testimony obtained by this news organization reveals that some hotels voluntarily turn over guest registries that law enforcement use to do background checks. In at least one case, a local hotel...
JUST IN: New Caribbean restaurant in the works in Yellow Springs

JUST IN: New Caribbean restaurant in the works in Yellow Springs

The owner of the Sunrise Cafe in Yellow Springs will open a second restaurant with a separate name and concept in the village in the coming weeks. Renovations are underway at 1535 Xenia Ave. for the Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, serving primarily Caribbean food, according to Sunrise Cafe owner and Calypso Grill founder Brian Rainey. Calypso Grill will open in space that previously housed...
Airfare remains high in Dayton: See how it compares

Airfare remains high in Dayton: See how it compares

Southwest Airlines’ departure from Dayton last year has had a prolonged effect on airfare prices and declining passenger traffic — making Dayton International Airport one of the most expensive to fly out of in Ohio, airport officials say. Dayton’s average airfare stayed even around $400 for most of 2017, fluctuating a few dollars earlier in the year. The average fare has actually...
Filing taxes? Here's how a government shutdown impacts the process

Filing taxes? Here's how a government shutdown impacts the process

Millions of Americans are ready to file their 1040s when the tax season opens Jan. 29 , but will the Internal Revenue service be open to process them? And how long will it take to get a refund? When Congress failed to agree on a funding bill early Saturday, the U.S. government officially ran out of money for the fiscal year and shut down, triggering furloughs for “non-essential” employees...
Wright State union: Faculty offered 0% raise; to protest this week

Wright State union: Faculty offered 0% raise; to protest this week

Members of Wright State University’s faculty union are planning a rally this week as contract negotiations continue with the administration. The faculty union is planning to rally in the Millett Hall atrium at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Friday email that updated faculty on contract talks. Rudy Fichtenbaum, national president of American Association of University Professors, will speak...
What should prisoners read? Not Cosmo, Ohio says

What should prisoners read? Not Cosmo, Ohio says

Inmates in Ohio prisons have been denied reading materials — from the Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible to computer programming textbooks and a World War II memoir — under rules meant to ban any publications that pose a threat to safety and security. In addition to prison libraries and books available to prisoners through education classes, incarcerated individuals can receive books and...
Look at Dayton’s Good Samaritan Hospital campus in the 1980s compared to today

Look at Dayton’s Good Samaritan Hospital campus in the 1980s compared to today

Good Samaritan Hospital opened in Dayton in 1932 at Philadelphia and Salem Avenues.  The community partnered with the Sisters of Charity to raise $1 million to build the facility.  During the early years, the hospital was one of 1,125 nursing schools in the country providing a free education for nurses under the Nurses Training Act of 1943, according to the Good Samaritan Hospital History...
Court to look at ‘antiquated’ sales tax rules for online retailers

Court to look at ‘antiquated’ sales tax rules for online retailers

The U.S. Supreme Court is going to reconsider a pressing issue for national and state businesses: Should online retailers be required to collect sales taxes just like local brick-and-mortar stores? The court said it will hear a case from South Dakota, where state officials would like to see online retailers that do at least $100,000 in business every year collect sales taxes on purchases. The issue...
WATCH: Amazon’s first ‘store of the future’ opens today

WATCH: Amazon’s first ‘store of the future’ opens today

Amazon’s first store, which has no checkout lanes, opened today in Seattle. The new concept Amazon Go will give consumers “the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line,” according to the online retail giant. Some industry experts are calling the concept the future of brick-and-mortar retail. So, how does it work? Consumers use the Amazon...
Davidson at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Davidson at Dayton: What you need to know about Tuesday’s game

Who: Davidson (10-7, 5-1) at Dayton (9-10, 3-4) When: 7 p.m., Tuesday Where: UD Arena TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.9 Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.2 Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 8.6 Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 8.0 Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 7.7 Peyton Aldridge, 6-8, Sr., F, 20.1 Jon Axel Gudmundsson, 6-4, So., G, 15.0 Kellan Grady...
Business fires: AK Steel, restaurant among several recently hit

Business fires: AK Steel, restaurant among several recently hit

Overnight fires at sites in Preble and Clark counties were the latest in a string of blazes at area businesses, including one on Saturday. A barn fire at Precision Wood Products in Camden in 2400 block of Aukerman Creek Road this morning appears to be a total loss, while power outages resulted from a blaze that started late Sunday night at Miami Valley Feed & Grain at 880 W. Jefferson St. in New Carlisle...
Super Bowl LII: A look at the area players, former Bengals in the game

Super Bowl LII: A look at the area players, former Bengals in the game

When the New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, there will be a number of players with local connections. Some played for area high schools or colleges, others are former members of the Cincinnati Bengals, and one began his coaching career nearby. Here is a look at the local flavor in Super Bowl LII: The 2011 Alter High School grad already has one ring and has...
Success in virtual reality allows Kettering tech company to grow

Success in virtual reality allows Kettering tech company to grow

Marxent appears to have found its place in the worlds of virtual and augmented reality, allowing the company to grow its Kettering office. The company creates content management software and platforms in the $100 billion virtual reality and augmented reality markets, wedging those technologies into the homes and home furnishings markets. Unsure about a kitchen remodeling? Want a new look for the family...

Indoor velodrome expected to draw cyclists to Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An indoor cycling track in Detroit is expected to draw bike riders from other cold-weather states and across the U.S. while giving inner-city youth the opportunity to participate for free in the fast-moving and growing sport.  The Lexus Velodrome, which will have its grand opening Monday, is in an inflatable, climate-controlled dome a few miles north of a new professional...
Springfield woman accused of not treating 3-month-old with broken leg

Springfield woman accused of not treating 3-month-old with broken leg

A Medway woman has been accused of delaying care for a 3-month-old child with a broken leg. Gloria Hoessli, 22, pleaded not guilty to a charge of child endangering in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Her bond was set at $20,000. MORE: Springfield woman accused of hitting 6-year-old in head with belt On Dec. 26, investigators were called to Dayton Children’s Hospital where a 3-month-old...
One trench death lawsuit defendant declares bankruptcy

One trench death lawsuit defendant declares bankruptcy

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the sister of a man “buried alive” when a Washington Twp. trench collapsed in June 2016 is on hold because one of the defendants has filed bankruptcy. Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Erik Blaine dismissed the case involving the death of James B. Rogers, 33, of Winchester, because South Dayton Builders and Remodelers Inc. owner Timothy Scott...
Walmart parking lot shooting involved stolen car, drug deal gone bad

Walmart parking lot shooting involved stolen car, drug deal gone bad

Fairfield Twp. police are working to piece the different angles recorded by Walmart security cameras to get a better understanding of what happened when a 17-year-old boy was shot in a suspected drug deal gone bad on Saturday. The teenager, according to witnesses, allegedly set up a drug deal at 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Walmart on Princeton Road. The alleged deal was set up through a...
Daytonian wins SAG award, is front-runner for an acting Oscar 

Daytonian wins SAG award, is front-runner for an acting Oscar 

If history is a predictor, a Daytonian will the one to beat in one of the top categories at the upcoming Academy Awards.  For her role in “I, Tonya,” Oakwood-raised movie and television star Allison Janney nabbed the best supporting actress award at Sunday night’s Screen Actor Guild Awards ceremony. Jonathan McNeal, a Dayton film expert and manager of Neon Movies in downtown...
Multi-county theft suspect nabbed after nearly striking detective

Multi-county theft suspect nabbed after nearly striking detective

A Darke County man, wanted in connection to several thefts across multiple counties, was arrested after trying to flee from officers in Celina Sunday.  Officers were initially dispatched to reports of a suspicious person at Bud’s Jeep and Chrysler car dealership on South Main Street Sunday, Celina Police Chief Tom Wale said in a media release Monday.  While searching the area for the...
Florida man wrestles, wrangles gator outside his home

Florida man wrestles, wrangles gator outside his home

What does a southwest Florida man do when a gator gets too close to his home? He wrangles it. Michael Stauffer, of Bokeelia, told Fox 4 that when an alligator got too comfy crawling around his backyard, he grabbed a broom and towel, jumped on its back and wrangled it. He wrapped the towel around its snout and duct-taped it shut.  He then tossed the reptile into the back of his truck and...
College Insider: East’s Dieball still shining with Christian Brothers

College Insider: East’s Dieball still shining with Christian Brothers

Adam Dieball continues to excel at the NCAA Division II level with the Christian Brothers University men’s basketball team in Memphis, Tenn. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound junior forward and Lakota East High School graduate leads the Buccaneers in scoring (17.3) and assists (6.2). He’s totaled 1,183 career points heading into CBU’s Thursday home game against Lee (Tenn.) at 7 p.m. Dieball...
Funeral home director charged with stealing $284,000 from seniors who pre-paid for funerals

Funeral home director charged with stealing $284,000 from seniors who pre-paid for funerals

Fayette County funeral home director is facing charges for allegedly stealing $284,000 from clients -- mostly seniors -- who pre-paid for their own funerals.  >> Read more trending news  Stephen Kezmarsky, III, 50 was arrested and charged with taking the money from 51 clients for funeral expenses at the Kezmarsky Funeral Home, officials said.  Instead of putting the money in escrow...
The Great Blizzard of 1978: Why we can’t forget it

The Great Blizzard of 1978: Why we can’t forget it

When I was just 4 years old, I can remember seeing something I had never seen before. While I was very young, I can remember this event very clearly, as most of my family and neighbors back then do. »PHOTOS: Blizzard of 1978 In fact, it was the first time in recorded history that snow fell in the town I was born, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Yes, it snowed as far south as Miami on that Jan. 19, 1977...
Tax deal to mean more jobs on site of largest West Carrollton employer

Tax deal to mean more jobs on site of largest West Carrollton employer

A tax incentive deal for the parent company of West Carrollton’s largest employer could lead to a $12 million expansion in the city. The West Carrollton City Council on Tuesday night is expected to pass a measure allowing an economic development incentive agreement with Misumi USA Inc., which owns the Dayton Progress Corp., provider of about 530 existing jobs. RELATED: West Carrollton set to...
Olivia Munn shut down Chris Pratt dating rumors by texting Anna Faris

Olivia Munn shut down Chris Pratt dating rumors by texting Anna Faris

Actors Olivia Munn and Chris Pratt sparked dating rumors when the pair were spotted having dinner over the weekend, but Munn says they are not together. Just Jared reported that the 37-year-old “Magic Mike” actress took to social media to shut down rumors, and she had receipts from a surprising source. >> Read more trending news  “1. Not every woman is scorned and...
5 things to know about the weekend’s large fire at AK Steel

5 things to know about the weekend’s large fire at AK Steel

A fire at AK Steel’s Middletown Works on Saturday morning took 60 firefighters from four fire departments a few hours to put out. Here are five things we know about the fire and its aftermath: READ MORE: Damages still being assessed at AK Steel fire in Middletown 1. Heavy smoke reported. The incident was initially reported as heavy smoke coming from the structure about 8:30 a.m. Saturday. During...
Super Bowl LII 2018: Eagles vs. Patriots kickoff time, channel, livestream, odds

Super Bowl LII 2018: Eagles vs. Patriots kickoff time, channel, livestream, odds

Sunday’s AFC and NFC championship games -- one a comeback, the other a blowout -- gave us the lineup for the Super Bowl that will pit the New England Patriots against the Philadelphia Eagles. Quarterback Tom Brady, with 12 stitches in his hand, led the Patriots in a 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars to put them in the Super Bowl for a record 10th time. Philadelphia didn&rsquo...
UD female says man tried to get her into his car, twice

UD female says man tried to get her into his car, twice

Dayton police were called after a University of Dayton student reported a man tried more than once to lure the woman into his car. The 21-year-old female student said it happened around 12:35 p.m. Sunday along Brown Street near the university.  The woman said she had walked past Sunoco, at 1927 Brown Street, when a white male in his 50s with no facial hair, offered her a ride. He was inside an...
Fired officer accused of sex with inmate has hearing continued

Fired officer accused of sex with inmate has hearing continued

A fired Butler County corrections officer accused of engaging in sexual activity with an inmate was in court with her attorney on Monday, but the case was continued before it was called on Judge Greg Stephens’ docket. Nakisha Newell, 28, of Monroe, was arrested Nov. 27 after a day-long investigation by the sheriff’s office. She was indicted in December on two counts of sexual battery (both...
5 Cincinnati Reds prospects make Baseball America’s top 100 

5 Cincinnati Reds prospects make Baseball America’s top 100 

While the present continues to be murky for the Cincinnati Reds, the future seems to be bright if it ever gets here.  Baseball America’s newest list of top 100 prospects includes five players from the organization.  Four of them are former Dayton Dragons while a fifth is expected to be in the Gem City this spring.  Topping the list is Nick Senzel, the team’s 2016 first-round...
Killing of Alabama housewife reveals secret life on internet

Killing of Alabama housewife reveals secret life on internet

The killing of an Alabama housewife outside her suburban home on Jan. 13 revealed signs of a double life on the internet, several news outlets have reported. The body of 42-year-old Kathleen Dawn West was found outside her Calera, Alabama, home, WTVT reported. Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley said his department is treating the case as a homicide but has not released any details, AL.com reported...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0022 - Caliber Home Loans, Inc., v. Rachel I. Dillon, Medway, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 11571 Wilts Lane, Medway, for $118,028. 18-CV-0023 - Ohio Edison Company, Akron, v. DT Contracting, LLC, by and through its Statutory Agent Darren Myers, Jackson Center, complaint for $5,552 for damage to property due to negligent excavation. 18-CV-0024...
BOIL ADVISORY: Part of Troy under alert 

BOIL ADVISORY: Part of Troy under alert 

A boil advisory has been issued for part of Troy along South Peters Road and South County Road 25-A, according to the Miami County Sanitary Engineering Department. The alert issued Monday includes the following subdivisions: Creekwood, Stone Circle, Merrimont, Broken Woods, Broken Woods Village, Cedar Ridge, Home Acres, Swailes Road east of Peters Road and Meadowview According to the department, the...
JUST IN: Brown Street restaurant closes temporarily

JUST IN: Brown Street restaurant closes temporarily

A restaurant along the busy Brown Street corridor near the University of Dayton has shut down temporarily for renovations and a transition to new ownership. The owner of The Gyro Room at 1124 Brown St. has sold the business to the Gyro Palace, which operates a restaurant at 57 S. Springboro Pike in Miamisburg at the corner of Ohio 725 and Ohio 741. Gyro Palace captured third place in the Dayton...
Fight with brass knuckles sparked Piqua standoff

Fight with brass knuckles sparked Piqua standoff

A standoff situation has ended and a man is in custody.  Police on scene told News Center 7’s Steve Baker that a male neighbor with brass knuckles reportedly assaulted another male of the apartment building. The man assaulted was involved in a domestic dispute at the time. The male in custody is the one who had brass knuckles, police said. An apparent standoff is actively underway on Park...
Hospital plans Dayton job fair

Hospital plans Dayton job fair

Dayton Children’s Hospital is planning to hold a career fair. The pediatric hospital is holding a job fair 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. RELATED: Dayton Children’s to add mental health wing Positions include staff nurses, clinical support, clerical support, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, environmental services, patient access, pharmacy and...
Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns

Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns

Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected to stay home this week, after the Senate was unable to reach a deal Sunday night to end the government shutdown which began three days ago. This may not be the first time in recent history that funding for government operations and agencies was interrupted — since 1976, there have been 19 shutdowns — but to observers abroad the temporary turmoil...
Michigan doctor who came to US in 1979 detained by ICE

Michigan doctor who came to US in 1979 detained by ICE

A Michigan doctor who came to the United States nearly 40 years ago has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, WXMI reported. Lukasz Niec, who works at Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo, came to the United States from Poland with his parents in 1979. His family said Niec had a green card and permanent legal resident status, WXMI reported. ICE agents picked up Niec on Tuesday...
You — like the mayor — can get involved for this non-profit’s anniversary

You — like the mayor — can get involved for this non-profit’s anniversary

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, and the organization plans on dedicating this year to improving the lives of young people in the community while also focusing of expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of the community’s young people with caring adults through one-on-one relationships. January is National Mentoring Month...
First NASA space walk of 2018 scheduled for Tuesday

First NASA space walk of 2018 scheduled for Tuesday

Since December 1998, there have been 205 spacewalks at the International Space Station.  The first spacewalk of 2018 is scheduled for Tuesday morning.  NASA will be streaming the walk live, which begins around 7 a.m.  According to NASA, American and Japanese astronauts will carry out these spacewalks in January to repair a robotic arm on the space station.  Mark Vande Hei of NASA...
Miamisburg bicentennial: Events marking 200th birthday start Saturday

Miamisburg bicentennial: Events marking 200th birthday start Saturday

This weekend is the first of multiple events this year celebrating Miamisburg’s bicentennial, which will include a week of festivities in June. Surrounding the events from June 16-23, the Miamisburg Bicentennial Committee will hold at least one monthly event commemorating the Feb. 20, 1818, founding of Miamisburg. RELATED: Bicentennial outfits will offer a trip back in time While the list will...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Levi L. Black, 35, of Tipp City, OVI, guilty, 30 days jail with 27 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six months probation, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Nathaniel Byrd, 36, of 702 W. State St., OVI, guilty, 30 days jail with 27 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver&rsquo...

Get fit: 3 mistakes to avoid while exercising

One of the greatest benefits of exercise is that it enables you to be more in tune with your body. During a workout you learn how your body reacts to different types of activity. Uncomfortable responses associated with exercise such as muscle soreness are normal, while other situations can be an indication of a more serious problem. Over-training and poor exercise form are two of the most common scenarios...
Greater Dayton RTA, union to resume talks this week to avoid strike

Greater Dayton RTA, union to resume talks this week to avoid strike

Greater Dayton RTA executives and Amalgamated Transit Union officials will meet with a state mediator Tuesday for additional talks aimed at settling still-unresolved healthcare issues. ATU Local 1385 represents more than 400 RTA drivers and mechanics. In December, union members elected financial secretary Gerald Duncan as the new local president. Duncan, who did not immediately respond to a request...
Dogs save lost woman who had fallen in snow

Dogs save lost woman who had fallen in snow

Adam and Eva were not acting normally.  The labradoodles were pacing like they urgently needed to go out at 4:30  a.m. "(Adam) never tugged on my clothes before, so I was a cautious about letting them out because I didn't know if there was anything out there," Lonnie Chester told MLive.com. In the snow and darkness, the dogs found a woman in her late 80s, wearing only a nightgown...
Sports Today: Super Bowl set on super disappointing basketball weekend

Sports Today: Super Bowl set on super disappointing basketball weekend

The Super Bowl matchup is set.  Blake Bortles nearly granted us a big game with no one to root against, but Tom Brady and Bill Belickick would not be denied.  Then the Philadelphia Eagles crushed Minnesota in the nightcap, saving us from two weeks of stories about how it may or may not be fair the Vikings were getting to play a home game.  The Eagles are an impressive team to say...
The battle continues over the historic Station Road schoolhouse

The battle continues over the historic Station Road schoolhouse

Despite a Butler County judge’s ruling, the battle over the historic Station Road schoolhouse continues, with the owners of the Community Montessori School filing an appeal with the 12th District Court of Appeals. “We’ve appealed, and we’re continuing to move it forward,” Montessori school owner Todd Minniear told this news organization. “We still want it (the schoolhouse)...
Hall and Oates, Train to kick off summer arena tour together

Hall and Oates, Train to kick off summer arena tour together

First it was Journey and Def Leppard, now Hall and Oates and Train have announced the bands will be doing a tour together this summer. According to Rolling Stone, both groups will play full sets before they both take the stage for the finale.  Tickets go on sale for most of the North American tour dates on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. on Live Nation. >> Read more trending news  Philadelphia&rsquo...
Clark County teacher facing hit-and-run charges due in court Monday

Clark County teacher facing hit-and-run charges due in court Monday

A Kenton Ridge High School teacher charged with vehicular manslaughter is due in court today. MORE: Clark County teacher deadly hit-and-run Kristine Baggs faces charges in connection with an alleged hit-and-run pedestrian accident that killed Lawrence Mason, 45, of Medway, in September 2016. She was placed on paid administrative suspension from the school after she was charged in November. RELATED...
Walmart introduces meal kits with no subscription

Walmart introduces meal kits with no subscription

Walmart is now selling meal kits that require no subscription for customers. Walmart has joined the growing number of grocery retailers offering meal kits in December. Walmart is now touting that its meal kits are hassle-free, and it doesn’t require a subscription like competitor services like Blue Apron. Walmart meal kits come in several brands including Home Chef and Takeout Kit. Meal kit...
Auto show revs up for Feb. 22-25

Auto show revs up for Feb. 22-25

Details are emerging for the 2018 Dayton Auto Show, slated for Feb. 22-25. While there is no theme to the show, it will emphasize the latest in automotive technologies for the consumer in a relaxed, low-key but exciting environment. Before the Internet made so much vehicle-purchasing information available, prospective buyers had to drive from dealership to dealership for test drives and details on...
Lending Tree: Dayton home market isn’t so competitive

Lending Tree: Dayton home market isn’t so competitive

The Dayton housing market is one of the least competitive in the country, at least among buyers who make mortgage loan requests through the Lending Tree online marketplace, the company said. In a national ranking, Dayton ranks relatively low for factors Lending Tree deems indicative of a competitive housing market. Prospective buyers in this area have relatively low average down payments, among other...
‘Crisco Cops’ can’t stop Eagles fans from climbing poles

‘Crisco Cops’ can’t stop Eagles fans from climbing poles

The “Crisco Cops” tried, but were unable to curb the enthusiasm of Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrating their first Super Bowl berth in 13 years. The Philadelphia Police Department, anticipating raucous fans, greased metal poles in the city with tubs of shortening, WPVI reported. It didn’t matter. Once the Eagles’ 38-7 victory against the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday&rsquo...
Man dumped body of wife who never returned from Graceland trip, investigators say

Man dumped body of wife who never returned from Graceland trip, investigators say

The story of an Ohio woman who allegedly died during a trip to Graceland has taken another surprising twist. Phillip Snider, the husband at the center of the investigation, told investigators in Benton County, Tennessee that he dumped his wife’s body in the Tennessee River, according to WBBJ. Phillip and his wife, Roberta, left their Ohio home to visit Graceland, but she never came home...
Flares, not improvised explosive devices, ignited at Florida mall, FBI says

Flares, not improvised explosive devices, ignited at Florida mall, FBI says

Lake Wales police are searching for those responsible for igniting two marine flares Sunday evening near the entrance of the JC Penney at the Eagle Ridge Mall Sunday evening. Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at the mall on 451 Eagle Ridge Drive around 5:20 p.m. Firefighters initially said that an improvised explosive device had been detonated in a corridor located next to the mall...
Where do Ohio senators stand on shutdown vote?

Where do Ohio senators stand on shutdown vote?

The Senate has set for a noon vote today on a bill that would pay for the government to stay open through Feb. 8 — 10 days shorter than the original Feb. 18 end date that the House had passed. The idea, suggested Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was that the Senate would immediately after that move to resolve a debate over how to treat immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and...
China to U.S.: It’s your fault we are in the South China Sea

China to U.S.: It’s your fault we are in the South China Sea

Beijing has a message for the Trump administration: the more ships you send to the contested waters of the South China Sea, the more we will bolster our presence there.  The warning, delivered in a People's Daily commentary published Monday, came days after the USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Shoal, a reef China seized from Philippine control in 2012. "A U.S. ship...
WATCH: Flames shoot from Dayton house on Nassau Street

WATCH: Flames shoot from Dayton house on Nassau Street

Damage is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000 after a fire broke out at a house on Nassau Street in Dayton Monday morning.  Officials said the house was vacant and no injuries were reported.  The fire is under investigation and has not been determined if it is suspicious.  Firefighters continue to work to extinguish flames from a house that caught fire Monday morning on Nassau...
Missing hiker found after calling for help before phone died

Missing hiker found after calling for help before phone died

Authorities found a missing hiker alive early Monday after an overnight search in a Cherokee County park, Canton police said. Officers said Brendan Dowling, 41, of Kennesaw, was walking on the trails behind Boling Park in Canton when he called 911 about 6:30 p.m. Sunday and said he was lost on Rampley Trail. He told authorities that his cellphone battery was dying, and it died during the call, police...
Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Here’s why it doesn’t.

Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Here’s why it doesn’t.

A government shutdown is like the weather. Everyone talks about it but nobody does anything about it.  There's one big difference between the weather and shutdown, however. Nobody can do anything about the weather while members of Congress can easily avoid shutdowns. Indeed, they usually do, with only four "true" shutdowns in modern times according to the Committee for a Responsible...
Doctor walks mile through snow, ice to get to smallest of patients

Doctor walks mile through snow, ice to get to smallest of patients

When icy roads hit Atlanta after an arctic front moved through the state, thousands of people were stranded at home with nowhere to go. However, that didn't prevent the chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta from helping his patients Wednesday. When Dr. E. Dean McKenzie stepped outside and realized he wouldn't be able to drive to work, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta...
This fast food spot returns to Middletown TODAY after more than a decade

This fast food spot returns to Middletown TODAY after more than a decade

Middletown’s newest eatery opens on Monday. Hardee’s will return to Middletown after an absence of more than a decade in the city. The new restaurant on South Breiel Boulevard opens Monday, said Leslie Young, PRG vice president of operations. It will be the company’s ninth location. “We’re really excited to open in Middletown,” she said. Young, who started as a...
Patriots fan invited onto field Sunday to get new wheelchair from team

Patriots fan invited onto field Sunday to get new wheelchair from team

A Patriots fan whose wheelchair disappeared after last weekend’s playoff game in Foxborough received a new one from Robert Kraft before the start of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.  Cindy Morais, of Tiverton, Rhode Island, was brought to tears when she was given the new wheelchair. >> Read more trending news  Kraft invited Morais and her family down to the field before...
Another royal wedding: Princess Eugenie engaged to Jack Brooksbank

Another royal wedding: Princess Eugenie engaged to Jack Brooksbank

Two weddings and a baby -- the royal family continues to grow as Princess Eugenie announces she’s engaged to be married this year. Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter will walk down the aisle to marry her long-time boyfriend, Jack Brooksbank. >> Read more trending news  Princess Eugenie, 27, is the daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York...
Firefighter reunited with child thrown from burning building in viral video

Firefighter reunited with child thrown from burning building in viral video

Dramatic video captured the moment a Georgia girl was thrown off a ladder and caught by a heroic firefighter weeks ago. Now, the two have reunited.  WSB-TV was there when DeKalb County Fire Capt. Scott Stroup met the girl this weekend.  The fire ripped through the Avondale Forest Apartments on Jan. 3.  >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news ...
What South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin said before Florida

What South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin said before Florida

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Monday morning, South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin reflected on the Tennessee loss, looked ahead to Florida, updated Kory Holden and shared a few thoughts about Clemson. Below are a few of the highlights from Martin’s half-hour interview session. “Still disappointed that we kind of let one get away on Saturday. That emotion hasn’t left...
3 SEC teams ranked in AP Top 25 poll, Kentucky falls from rankings

3 SEC teams ranked in AP Top 25 poll, Kentucky falls from rankings

Three SEC teams are ranked in the updated AP Top 25 poll, which was released on Monday afternoon, but one traditional conference power has slipped from the rankings. Auburn (No. 19), Florida (No. 20) and Tennessee (No. 22) represent the SEC in the latest poll, while Kentucky fell from the rankings for the first time since March 2014. The Wildcats fell from the Top 25 poll after...
Purdue basketball holds at No. 3 in AP poll

Purdue basketball holds at No. 3 in AP poll

Purdue basketball keeps winning, and the team is keeping its spot in this week’s Associated Press Top 25. The Boilermakers held steady at No. 3 in the newest AP Poll, which was released Monday. The Boilermakers received one first-place votes and remained behind only No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Virginia in the poll. Purdue is one of four Big Ten teams that is ranked this...
Man choking on hamburger saved by first responders having lunch

Man choking on hamburger saved by first responders having lunch

Three off-duty first responders were at the right place at the right time last Friday when they saved a man at a restaurant in Essex. Essex Police Chief Peter Silva, retired Wenham Police Lieutenant Larry Kavanagh and Hamilton Deputy Police Chief Kirby Brand were having lunch at the Village Restaurant in Essex when an elderly man began choking on his burger. >> Read more trending news ...
Auburn basketball slips but stays in AP Top 25 after splitting Alabama, Georgia games

Auburn basketball slips but stays in AP Top 25 after splitting Alabama, Georgia games

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn basketball’s stay in the Associated Press Top 25 will continue for a third week, even though the Tigers saw their long winning streak come to an end last Wednesday. The Tigers fell two spots to No. 19 in the AP Top 25, which was released Monday. Auburn is the highest-ranked team in the SEC with a record of 17-2 overall and 5-1 in league play...
LSU extends massive streak of consecutive years with players in Super Bowl

LSU extends massive streak of consecutive years with players in Super Bowl

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thanks to Jalen Mills, Donnie Jones and Ricky Jean Francois, LSU’s massive Super Bowl streak has reached the lifespan of an average high school senior. The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots qualified for Super Bowl LII on Sunday, sending Francois to his second Super Bowl and Jones and Mills to their first. This extends LSU’s ...
This Cajun theme at downtown Dayton restaurant features scrumptious turkey ribs

This Cajun theme at downtown Dayton restaurant features scrumptious turkey ribs

FACT: turkeys have ribs, and as it turns out, they are delicious covered in tangy BBQ sauce.  At least that’s the case with the turkey ribs sold at De’Lish Cafe, the restaurant at 139 N. Main St. near the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton.  De’Lish’s turkey rib entree meshes well with the restaurant’s “Cajun Creole Comfort...
Clark County to educate patients about pain pill alternatives

Clark County to educate patients about pain pill alternatives

Clark County and Ohio leaders want to educate residents and doctors about the dangers of prescribing opioids, which could lead to illicit drug use and fatal overdoses. About 80 percent of people who died from drug overdoses were prescribed opioids at some point, according to data from the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System database, said Lance Himes, the director of the Ohio Department of Health....
Hamilton looks at outdoor drinking downtown: What makes it work?

Hamilton looks at outdoor drinking downtown: What makes it work?

A key to having successful programs that let people drink adult beverages outdoors in entertainment areas is to keep the rules simple, communities with them have told Hamilton. Hamilton administrators and elected officials are working to create ordinances that comply with state laws, with hopes that a designated outdoor refreshment area (DORA) — or as Hamilton officials call it, a Downtown Outdoor...
College basketball rankings: AP Top 25 for Week 12

College basketball rankings: AP Top 25 for Week 12

College basketball’s AP Top 25 rankings are out, with Villanova and Virgina still occupying the top two spots. Below, find the latest week’s AP Top 25, with the latest KenPom rankings for a different look. Villanova will hang on to the top spot in the AP Poll once again after another undefeated week. Virginia and Purdue held on to their Nos. 2 and 3 spots, but Oklahoma&rsquo...
Tennessee target Quay Walker texted Vols commit JJ Peterson his Alabama visit ‘didn’t feel right’

Tennessee target Quay Walker texted Vols commit JJ Peterson his Alabama visit ‘didn’t feel right’

Recruiting often comes down to who has the best relationships, and it seems Tennessee has the best relationship with Quay Walker right now. The Class of 2018 Alabama commit took an official visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., over the weekend. He’s been shaky in his commitment since the departure of defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee and position coach Derrick...
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