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I-675 wrong-way crash: What we know about the victims

Loud booms heard from Wright Patt Air Force Base: What we know now

If you are hearing loud noises coming from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base today, you aren’t the only one. Airmen from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal, also sometimes referred to as the “bomb squad,” are conducting activities on the base today, a spokesman from the WPAFB told this news organization. There is an explosives testing field on the base that EOD personnel were scheduled...


Election 2017: Dayton School Board candidates disagree on levy, suburb flight

Election 2017: Dayton School Board candidates disagree on levy, suburb flight

Dayton school board candidates disagreed about timing for a tax levy, ways to stop flight to the suburbs, how to best serve immigrant students and other topics at a candidate forum Monday at the downtown library. The candidates were split into two groups of four by organizers UpDayton and YWCA Dayton. Mohamed Al-Hamdani, Ann Marie “Mario” Gallin, Jocelyn Rhynard and Karen Wick-Gagnet went...
Police identify at-fault driver in I-675 wrong-way crash that kills 2

Police identify at-fault driver in I-675 wrong-way crash that kills 2

Two people were killed and two people were injured in a three-vehicle, wrong-way driver accident on I-675 South in Centerville Monday evening. 2 deceased identified as Melvin Bonie, 69, and Kalip Grimm, 18 Police say Bonie was the wrong-way driver A third victim, taken to a hospital, was reported to be alert, fourth victim suffered minor injuries Southbound I-675 reopened around 3 a.m. Centerville...
Larry Flynt offering up to $10M for information leading to Trump's impeachment

Larry Flynt offering up to $10M for information leading to Trump's impeachment

Hustler founder Larry Flynt is looking for information that will lead to President Donald Trump's impeachment – and he's willing to pay for it. According to The Associated Press, the 74-year-old pornography publisher placed a full-page ad in Sunday's Washington Post to "announce a cash offer of up to $10 million" for the information. See the ad here. "I do not expect any...
Teens may see major changes to driving laws in Ohio

Teens may see major changes to driving laws in Ohio

Teens getting their first driver’s license may face more training requirements, delays and driving restrictions, if a new bill pending in the Ohio House becomes law. The legislation, which is supported by police, insurance and public health groups, contains elements that are sure to be popular with parents but other parts may be seen as a hassle for parents and teens alike. Here is what House...
REPORT: Springboro drug distributor benefited from weakened drug enforcement

REPORT: Springboro drug distributor benefited from weakened drug enforcement

A Springboro pharmaceutical distributor benefited from an industry campaign to get Congress to weaken drug distribution enforcement, according to a new media investigation. Miami-Luken was named in a Washington Post and 60 Minutes investigation into how the pharmaceutical drug industry lobbied Congress to weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to freeze suspicious narcotic...
High School Football State Poll: Where is your team ranked?

High School Football State Poll: Where is your team ranked?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2017, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1. St. Xavier (20) 8-0 243 2. Lakewood St. Edward (4) 8-0 227 3. Toledo Whitmer (1) 8-0 178 4. Canton Mckinley 8-0 145 5. Hilliard Bradley 8-0 132 6. Cleveland...
Science world ignores politics, preps for lunar space station

Science world ignores politics, preps for lunar space station

Working in the news business, it is easy to get distracted by the unsettling chaos of the day and the uneasy political climate. Most days, I tune out a lot of the bad news and try to focus on the weather and what good is happening. Yes, there are some good things. Despite our political discourse and the unnecessary politicization of science, the science community continues to work together for a better...
Kroger planning big changes for hundreds of stores

Kroger planning big changes for hundreds of stores

Kroger is planning to revamp at least 20 to 30 percent of its 2,793 stores, the Cincinnati-based company recently announced. The grocery store chain recently announced its “Restock Kroger” campaign, which will seek to change the customer experience at 558 to 838 stores, according to the company. Kroger will spend $9 billion in capital investments on the Restock Kroger plan over the next...
This downtown building is being turned into an event, rock venue 

This downtown building is being turned into an event, rock venue 

A Dayton couple is hoping to turn a downtown building with bones dating back to the 1890’s into a hall for rock shows and other events.  Carli and Hamilton Dixon are renovating their property at 905 E. Third St. for The Brightside Music and Event Venue.  The 8,000-square-foot space behind Bloombeads by Freezeframe, Carli Dixon’s floral preservation business, previously held...
New doughnut shop sets opening date for 1st Dayton-area location

New doughnut shop sets opening date for 1st Dayton-area location

A made-to-order doughnut shop has set an opening date for its first Dayton-area location — and more are planned. Duck Donuts at 1200 Brown St., Suite 115, is expected to open on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 a.m., according to Duck Donuts spokeswoman Kristin Kellum. There will be limited hours for the first few days — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — and hours are expected to expand starting Monday...
High-schooler set for TEDx stage

High-schooler set for TEDx stage

Chaminade Julienne High School junior Brennan Harlow had watched TEDx talks online throughout high school, and when he got the chance to present his own talk to TEDxYouth, he took it and was one of 11 young people selected for the 2017 youth event. Friday, Oct. 20, as the one TEDxYouth speaker to present at TEDxDayton, he’ll share his talk in the all-day annual event at the Victoria Theatre...
This internationally known wonder should be on your list to visit before fall ends (VIDEO)

This internationally known wonder should be on your list to visit before fall ends (VIDEO)

The Serpent Mound in Peebles is the largest surviving prehistoric animal effigy mound in the world, according to the Arc of Appalachia, which manages the property. Built on a ridge above Brush Creek, the origins of the 1,348-foot-long serpent are not clear. Conflicting carbon dating samples from the mound place its age anywhere from 1,000 AD to 1,200 BC. This long stretch of time could place it within...
On the Alabama football beat: The Third Saturday in October rivalry is going up in smoke

On the Alabama football beat: The Third Saturday in October rivalry is going up in smoke

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Even before University of Alabama senior linebacker Shuan Dion Hamilton left the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium following the 41-9 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night, he was already singing the song to himself. Not “Rammer Jammer,” or “Yea, Alabama!” but the one he’ll be hearing over and over again this week, especially when the...
Crash involving motorcycle blocks U.S. 40 in Huber Heights

Crash involving motorcycle blocks U.S. 40 in Huber Heights

U.S. 40 is blocked in both directions at the intersection of Bridgewater Road in Huber Heights following a crash involving a motorcycle.  The incident was first reported around 1:40 p.m. as a crash between a truck and a motorcycle Medics were dispatched for injuries, but the severity was not known.  Our crew on the scene reports police have blocked the road with police scene tape. ...
Second trial begins Monday for Lebanon man accused of father’s murder

Second trial begins Monday for Lebanon man accused of father’s murder

A Lebanon man charged with murdering his father in December is to stand trial for the second time next week. On Monday, Warren County prosecutors dropped two of four charges pending against Freddie Green, 43, of Lebanon in the case stemming from the shooting death of Sidney Green, 64, on Dec. 2. RELATED: Accused murderer to remain in jail after split jury in first trial Taking the stand on July 25...
Opioid Probe: Why Springboro drug distributor is under fed scrutiny

Opioid Probe: Why Springboro drug distributor is under fed scrutiny

A Springboro firm is in the national spotlight after a string of lawsuits, a Congressional investigation, and a new media report that it benefited from weakened federal drug enforcement. Miami-Luken, a pharmaceutical drugs distributor, is accused of playing a role in flooding West Virginia with more high power painkillers than its residents could safely use, fueling its opioid overdose crisis. So...
WATCH: Tennessee fans trolled in fan-made spoof animal rights video

WATCH: Tennessee fans trolled in fan-made spoof animal rights video

Ever seen one of those animal adoption commercials with a hotline and a call for help? Well, now there’s a version just for Tennessee fans. In a spoof video created by Front Porch Football on Twitter, a narrator explains just what it’s like to currently be a Vols fan. Not only that, but this video even has “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan playing, which is...
Nick Starkel set to return as Texas A&M backup quarterback

Nick Starkel set to return as Texas A&M backup quarterback

Texas A&M will get some much needed quarterback depth back on Saturday as one of the players hurt in the season-opening loss returns from injury. Nick Starkel, who left the Aggies Week 1 loss to UCLA with an ankle injury, is back on the depth chart following a seven-week recovery. According to head coach Kevin Sumlin, Starkel, who started against UCLA, will now serve as...
ESPN: Chaos could leave undefeated Wisconsin out of College Football Playoff

ESPN: Chaos could leave undefeated Wisconsin out of College Football Playoff

Wisconsin is undefeated and ranked No. 5. It seems obvious that if the Badgers win out, they would be a lock to make the four-team College Football Playoff. Well, maybe not necessarily. ESPN went through some “chaos theory” scenarios that would leave to major questions and debate over which teams would make the College Football Playoff. One of the early theories...
Appeals court hears New Miami speed camera case

Appeals court hears New Miami speed camera case

Judging from the questions 12th District Court of Appeals judges asked during a hearing Monday, it looks like the only relevant question now is how much money New Miami owes speeders caught by the unconstitutional speed camera program. After New Miami’s attorney James Englert told the court the speeding fines were obtained legally, one of the judges begged to differ. “(The fines were obtained)...
Actor Gerard Butler rushed to hospital after motorcycle accident

Actor Gerard Butler rushed to hospital after motorcycle accident

Actor Gerard Butler is recovering from injuries he received in a recent motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. Butler, 47, crashed his bike after he was run off the road by a car, he told Entertainment Tonight Monday. “I was going along the road doing my thing and this lady decided to go from parked on the other side of the road to an illegal U-Turn and went right in front of me,&rdquo...
Inside the numbers: Comparing Florida’s pre-bye week numbers under Jim McElwain

Inside the numbers: Comparing Florida’s pre-bye week numbers under Jim McElwain

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Welcome to the latest installment of Inside the Numbers, a weekly column that breaks down the stats and numbers you need to know about Florida Gators football heading into gameday. The Gators are 3-3 as they head into their bye week. So with no opponent to scout and Florida sitting at the halfway mark of Jim McElwain’s third season leading the...
Auburn C Casey Dunn out vs. Arkansas, LG Mike Horton still questionable

Auburn C Casey Dunn out vs. Arkansas, LG Mike Horton still questionable

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football will definitely be without a key offensive lineman this weekend against Arkansas, but it will try to bring another one back from injury. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday morning senior Casey Dunn, who has started the last two games for the Tigers at center, will miss the Arkansas game (7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network)...
Bengals Weekend Forecast: First glance at the Steelers

Bengals Weekend Forecast: First glance at the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers own one of the NFL’s ugliest losses and most impressive victories, and both have come in the last two weeks. After dropping a 30-9 decision at home to Jacksonville in which quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw a pick-6 on back-to-back passes as part of a five-interception day, the Steelers rolled into Kansas City and upset the undefeated Chiefs on Sunday. If you&rsquo...
With Alabama favored by 34 against Tennessee, how bad it this going to be?

With Alabama favored by 34 against Tennessee, how bad it this going to be?

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —  Alabama football continues its SEC grind with a home matchup against Tennessee on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The Crimson Tide pounded Arkansas, 41-9, on homecoming last Saturday night to improve to 7-0 on the season, including 4-0 in SEC play. Alabama is a 34-point favorite over Tennessee, according to VegasInsider.com. Think...
Penn State’s James Franklin: ‘Only thing I like more than Christmas is a White Out’

Penn State’s James Franklin: ‘Only thing I like more than Christmas is a White Out’

Penn State fans love the White Out. But Nittany Lions coach James Franklin might like it even more. While at Tuesday’s media session, Franklin quipped that not even Christmas is better than a Penn State White Out. “The only thing I like more than Christmas is a White Out football game,” Franklin said. ESPN must like the White Out, too, as College GameDay will be at...
Untitled Han Solo project now has a name

Untitled Han Solo project now has a name

The untitled Han Solo project is untitled no more. Oscar-winning director Ron Howard has announced that the “Star Wars” movie he’s been making has been officially named “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” >> Read more trending news Howard also announced that principal photography has finished and that the movie will hit theaters next year. Howard has taken to social media...
FREE PIZZA: Kettering restaurant offering special deal this week

FREE PIZZA: Kettering restaurant offering special deal this week

The Dayton area’s only PIZZAFIRE restaurant will offer free pies as part of “Customer Appreciation Free Pizza Day” this Friday, Oct. 20. Those who follow PIZZAFIRE on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram can obtain a free pizza with up to 3 toppings between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, according to a spokeswoman for the fast-bake pizza chain. The restaurant is located at 4325...
‘God made me do it’: Man calls 911 to report stabbing, suffocating 18-month-old

‘God made me do it’: Man calls 911 to report stabbing, suffocating 18-month-old

A New Orleans man was arrested Tuesday morning after he called 911 to report that he had killed his 18-month-old daughter because “God made him do it.” Mark Hambrick, 45, was taken into custody outside his home in the Bywater neighborhood. New Orleans police Superintendent Michael Harrison told reporters during a morning news conference at the scene that Hambrick was waiting for officers...
Near train-pedestrian crash reminiscent of deadly Miamisburg case

Near train-pedestrian crash reminiscent of deadly Miamisburg case

A near collision between two pedestrians and a train, while the duo was filming a YouTube video in Fairborn, brought back memories for a family who just had their nephew killed in a similar incident in Miamisburg. “To do that prank, they’re playing with their lives,” said Joshua Fernandez, uncle of Joseph Fernandez, who was killed after a train hit him Sept. 22.  &ldquo...
Anthony Scaramucci’s media company asks Twitter to vote on number of Jews killed in the Holocaust

Anthony Scaramucci’s media company asks Twitter to vote on number of Jews killed in the Holocaust

Anthony Scaramucci’s media organization has drawn fire from social media outlets after it tweeted a poll asking “How many Jews were killed in the Holocaust?” The organization, The Scaramucci Post, backed by the former White House communications director, removed the tweet as the backlash grew Tuesday morning. While it is generally accepted that 6 million Jews were systematically...
Missouri’s Barry Odom literally burns away the memories from Tigers brutal first half

Missouri’s Barry Odom literally burns away the memories from Tigers brutal first half

Missouri head coach Barry Odom wanted to do something that would stick with his players. And a figurative message of letting go of the memories of the Tigers’ miserable first half of the season in which they went 1-5 was not going to cut it. So he lit a bunch of stuff on fire, literally. According to Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispact, in a Sunday night team meeting, Odom ...
Carrie Fisher once sent producer a cow tongue after friend was allegedly assaulted

Carrie Fisher once sent producer a cow tongue after friend was allegedly assaulted

Apparently, Carrie Fisher wasn’t afraid to take matters into her own hands when it came to getting even. Heather Ross, a longtime friend of the late “Star Wars” actress, opened up to a Tucson, Ariz., radio station about her own experiences with sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood following allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. Ross told the station about...
Enon couple have front-row seat for Apple Butter Festival

Enon couple have front-row seat for Apple Butter Festival

Enon residents Elmer Beard and his wife, Delores, both had to take time off from work last week to get ready for a party at their place — a really, really big party. “I told them at work that I had to mow the yard to get ready for a big yard party with about 10,000 guests,” Beard said. Getting ready for the Enon Apple Butter Festival is just part of the life of this couple who live...
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: Penn State atmosphere ‘impressive as any place’ he’s seen

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh: Penn State atmosphere ‘impressive as any place’ he’s seen

Count Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh as someone else awed by the Penn State home game atmosphere. No. 2 Penn State gets No. 19 Michigan at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday. Not only is College GameDay going to be there, but it’s a night game, a White Out and it’s on ABC. Harbaugh knows how impressive the home crowd is going to be. “First, it was impressive as any place I’ve...
Dayton to hold secret scrimmage Oct. 28

Dayton to hold secret scrimmage Oct. 28

The Dayton Flyers will hold a secret scrimmage against Northern Kentucky University on Oct. 28, according to a source. The site of the game has not been determined. NCAA rules allow Division I teams to scrimmage once in the preseason, but they aren’t allowed to announce the scrimmage or publicize it. Dayton’s lone public exhibition game will be Nov. 4 against Ohio Dominican at UD Arena...
State money, local tax hike may bring new school to Monroe

State money, local tax hike may bring new school to Monroe

Monroe’s newest school may rise from the site of its just-demolished, oldest school. But residents will first have to reach into their wallets in 2018 to make it happen. Monroe’s school board could decide to move on a new school tax hike and building plan next year as a way to go to handle the district’s growing enrollment. MORE: Growing Monroe Schools needs more classrooms, officials...
Woman accused of slapping boyfriend with pack of bacon

Woman accused of slapping boyfriend with pack of bacon

A North Carolina woman is accused of slapping her boyfriend in the face with an uncooked pack of bacon during an argument over the weekend, according to multiple reports. A 38-year-old man told police that he was arguing with his 33-year-old girlfriend on Sunday when she hit him with the bacon, WRAL reported, citing a police report. The attack happened at their shared apartment in Goldsboro, according...
Auburn defensive projection: Tigers surprise by flipping Alabama linebacker commit

Auburn defensive projection: Tigers surprise by flipping Alabama linebacker commit

Auburn’s 2018 recruiting class is getting closer to completion. The Tigers’ defensive class added another major piece over the weekend. Four-star defensive tackle Coynis Miller — perhaps the top defensive prospect remaining — chose Auburn over Alabama and Florida. It was a big addition, but the Tigers aren’t finished just yet...
LSU Mock Signing Class 5.0: Defense

LSU Mock Signing Class 5.0: Defense

The 2018 LSU recruiting class is up to 18 commitments, which is good enough to be ranked the No. 16 in the country and No. 6 in the SEC, according to the 247Sports composite rankings. The Tigers have upward of 10 more spots to fill and a bevy of needs to hit between now and National Signing Day. That includes wide receiver, offensive tackle and defensive back. How will...
Some say Party City turned political with ‘The Wall’ costume

Some say Party City turned political with ‘The Wall’ costume

Halloween costumes often reflect the political climate. Usually before presidential elections, the masks of the candidates go head-to-head. The one that sells the best is sometimes the winner of the votes come November. This year, despite being a non-presidential election year, is no different as costume companies are putting their mark on the debates that are facing the nation, The New York Daily...
4 SEC players named to AP midseason All-America first team

4 SEC players named to AP midseason All-America first team

AP released its midseason All-America teams on Tuesday, and most of the SEC representation came on defense. Three SEC defensive players and one special teams player were named first-team midseason All-Americans — Alabama cornerback Levi Wallace, Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and Florida punter Johnny Townsend. No SEC players were...
Auburn football dismisses wide receiver Kyle Davis from team

Auburn football dismisses wide receiver Kyle Davis from team

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football has dismissed sophomore wide receiver Kyle Davis for “breaking team rules”, coach Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday morning. Malzahn made the announcement three days after Davis was absent from Auburn’s 27-23 loss at LSU. He did not make the trip. Sources told SEC Country over the weekend Davis was dismissed from the team prior...
Former Alabama safety Landon Collins: We answer everybody that asks for us

Former Alabama safety Landon Collins: We answer everybody that asks for us

Nick Saban is constantly fighting complacency with his teams and making sure Alabama is playing to its fullest at all times. Former safety Landon Collins knows the last thing the Tide want to hear is “We want Bama.” Alabama has steamrolled everyone in its path on the way to a perfect 7-0 record and No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 Poll. Right on their heels is No...
Wildcats Index: Where to find all 27 former Kentucky players in the NBA this season

Wildcats Index: Where to find all 27 former Kentucky players in the NBA this season

Kentucky boasts an impressive number of former players on NBA opening-day rosters. On Tuesday, Kentucky shared in a release that it paces the nation with 27 players on NBA opening-day rosters who played and finished their college basketball careers with the Wildcats. It’s the most of any college basketball program in the country. Duke is second with...
Opinion: Sally Yates needs to be heard more often on Trump's unfitness

Opinion: Sally Yates needs to be heard more often on Trump's unfitness

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates, who first alerted the White House to ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn's lies and who was fired for refusing to defend the first travel ban (which was subsequently struck down, and then dropped by the administration), gave a recent interview to the National Law Journal. Her remarks should be taken to heart: "It is a long-standing tradition-and...
Republican suddenly resigns seat in Ohio Senate

Republican suddenly resigns seat in Ohio Senate

Republican Cliff Hite abruptly resigned from the Ohio Senate, prompting questions around the Ohio Statehouse about what prompted his departure. Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, issued a brief statement: “Senator Hite submitted his resignation to me on Monday evening, and I accepted it, effective immediately. I will announce an application process for selecting a replacement to the 1st...
Live updates: Gus Malzahn addresses media following LSU disaster

Live updates: Gus Malzahn addresses media following LSU disaster

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football’s trip to Baton Rouge couldn’t have gone much worse. Gus Malzahn’s team jumped out to an early 20-0 lead. The Tigers’ losing streak in Tiger Stadium, it seemed, would be broken. Then came the second half. Once again under Malzahn, Auburn’s offense almost completely stalled and its defense was outscored 13-0 by LSU in the...
Mark Dantonio confirms Michigan State WR Trishton Jackson was injured against Minnesota

Mark Dantonio confirms Michigan State WR Trishton Jackson was injured against Minnesota

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio told the media that wide receiver Trishton Jackson missed the Minnesota game due to injury his weekly press conference Tuesday. The coach wouldn’t expand much, saying the team doesn’t talk about injuries and that Jackson’s got to get himself back, but noted that the ailment wasn’t long-term. Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 179-pound...
Prep football: Cougars focused on SWOC as they head to Little Miami

Prep football: Cougars focused on SWOC as they head to Little Miami

The Division II, Region 8 playoff race is ongoing. It’s also not the focus of Edgewood High School’s football team. The Cougars have placed their sights on repeating as Southwest Ohio Conference champions, and they’ve got huge games in that quest in Weeks 9 and 10. “We always tell the boys that’s what we’ve got to do anyway,” Edgewood coach Scott Clemmons...
Middletown man charged after garage set on fire

Middletown man charged after garage set on fire

A Middletown man was charged with arson after he allegedly set fire Sunday afternoon to a detached garage in the 900 block of Malvern Street. Ethan Short, 20, was charged with arson for allegedly using an accelerant to start the fire that caused $10,000 in damages, said Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Spaulding. MORE: Butler County sheriff advocates ankle monitors as jail alternative Spaulding said the garage...
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema would be wise to fully embrace the no-huddle offense

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema would be wise to fully embrace the no-huddle offense

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas’ offense was at its best in a loss to Alabama when it deployed its version of the no-huddle, up-tempo style. Despite that, don’t expect the Razorbacks to use the no-huddle approach as their regular plan going forward. As they prepare to face Auburn this Saturday (6:30 p.m. CT, SEC Network), the Hogs still intend to only...
Alabama football: Nick Saban believes muffed punts are ‘fixable’

Alabama football: Nick Saban believes muffed punts are ‘fixable’

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama muffed three punts in its win over Arkansas this past Saturday, but Alabama football coach Nick Saban isn’t panicking. Freshman receiver Henry Ruggs III, who started at punt returner, muffed back-to-back punts. He was replaced by sophomore defensive back Trevon Diggs, who also muffed one in Alabama’s 41-9 win over the Razorbacks...
National anthem protests: Jaguars apologize for 'not comprehending effect' of demonstration

National anthem protests: Jaguars apologize for 'not comprehending effect' of demonstration

The president of the Jacksonville Jaguars sent a letter this month to city officials, apologizing for the team’s kneeling during the national anthem during their Sept. 24 game in London.  The letter, dated Oct. 6, said the team was "remiss in not fully comprehending the effect of the national anthem demonstration on foreign soil has on the men and women who continue to serve our country...
5 deadly wrong-way crashes: Lives lost on local roadways

5 deadly wrong-way crashes: Lives lost on local roadways

A 69-year-old Beavercreek man and an 18-year-old Miamisburg High School graduate are the latest to be killed in area wrong-way crashes. »RELATED: Wrong-way I-675 crash kills Beavercreek man, Miamisburg grad Retired Wright-Patterson Air Force Base analyst Melvin Bonie Jr. and Kalip Grimm of Miami Twp. died after their vehicles collided Monday night in a three-vehicle accident that closed down...
Father of murdered toddlers says mother shared live video of crime scene

Father of murdered toddlers says mother shared live video of crime scene

Jameel Penn says he learned his boys were in trouble when their mother called him via video chat. Lamora Williams panned around the room, and Penn saw his sons on the floor. “After I seen what I seen, you know I called the police,” Penn said in an interview Sunday. But Lamora Williams’ first call wasn’t to Penn. Longtime friend Neesa Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...
After wild recruitments, Matt Corral, Justin Fields should make for entertaining rivalry

After wild recruitments, Matt Corral, Justin Fields should make for entertaining rivalry

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s  daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and Florida broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. After crossing paths throughout their recruitments, Elite 11 quarterbacks Matt Corral and Justin Fields will see each other again when Florida and Georgia meet in the coming years. In the latest edition of...
Amazon reported to sign new lease for Cincinnati-area building

Amazon reported to sign new lease for Cincinnati-area building

Amazon is reported to have signed a lease for a location near the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The e-commerce giant, which has been rapidly expanding its footprint around Ohio and across the country, signed a lease on Sept. 17 for the 264,000-square-foot building in Hebron at the LogistiCenter industrial park, according to a new Colliers International real estate research report...
South Carolina football: How often is Hayden Hurst getting the ball?

South Carolina football: How often is Hayden Hurst getting the ball?

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Junior tight end Hayden Hurst is one of the top options in the South Carolina football team’s passing game. The former professional baseball player is second among Gamecock pass-catchers with 19 receptions for 297 yards and third with 2 touchdown catches. He’s also rushed 4 times for 14 yards and a touchdown. But it feels like Hurst should have more statistics...
Philando Castile  fundraiser nets over $72,000, eliminates students’ lunch debt

Philando Castile fundraiser nets over $72,000, eliminates students’ lunch debt

Philando Castile is still ensuring that the students he served in Saint Paul, Minnesota, are eating a good lunch, despite his death last year at the hands of a police officer. Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, visited J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School on Friday to help deliver a special gift -- a check for $10,000 to pay off the lunch debt for the school’s students. The money was...
Former Tennessee QB Erik Ainge on Butch Jones: ‘I don’t think the fans identify with him’

Former Tennessee QB Erik Ainge on Butch Jones: ‘I don’t think the fans identify with him’

Erik Ainge shared fascinating commentary about how some Tennessee fans view Butch Jones. Speaking on WJOX 94.5 FM on Tuesday, the former Vols quarterback was asked about the Volunteers coach, who has received heat during Tennessee’s 3-3 start. The Vols have lost two consecutive games, and a daunting matchup against Alabama looms Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Ainge, who&rsquo...
Reese Witherspoon discusses being sexually assaulted in Hollywood at age 16

Reese Witherspoon discusses being sexually assaulted in Hollywood at age 16

Actress Reese Witherspoon is opening up about her personal experience with sexual assault in Hollywood following the outpouring of stories brought forward against accused producer Harvey Weinstein. >> Read more trending news The “Big Little Lies” actress spoke about her experience during her speech at the Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday night. “This has been a really...
Carrie Fisher's gross but supremely satisfying warning to a Hollywood sexual harasser

Carrie Fisher's gross but supremely satisfying warning to a Hollywood sexual harasser

In the wake of Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein scandal, countless women across the world have stepped forward to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment. Heather Ross, also known as Heather Robinson, is a television and movie industry vet who recently told a morning radio show in Tucson, Arizona, about an ugly run-in she had with an overly aggressive unnamed Oscar winner. Her story, however...
New Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos’ salary, incentives announced

New Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos’ salary, incentives announced

Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos will make $1 million per year and his salary will rise $50,000 each year to $1.2 million in 2022, according to documents obtained from the university by Landof10’s Erin Sorensen. Moos signed the contract on Friday and said the school has been on his radar for 25 years. The contract comes with plenty of incentives, including...
Commissioner Greg Sankey on SEC: ‘We are the standard of comparison for everyone’

Commissioner Greg Sankey on SEC: ‘We are the standard of comparison for everyone’

Some people may say that the SEC is having a down year, that there are only three good football teams in the conference this season — Alabama, Georgia and Auburn. But SEC commissioner Greg Sankey isn’t one of those people. In a Q&A with Jason Kersey of The Athletic, Sankey discussed his thoughts on the SEC this season. And like many other years past, he believes his conference...
Tennessee football podcast: Ty Chandler an explosive offensive element worth using more

Tennessee football podcast: Ty Chandler an explosive offensive element worth using more

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Butch Jones says the Vols need more explosive plays on offense to break out of a midseason slump. Tennessee has gone 10 consecutive quarters of football — from the second half of the Sept. 23 UMass game, the Sept. 30 Georgia game and last Saturday’s game against South Carolina — without scoring a touchdown. Indeed,...
Ferg’s Film Room: Stubborn second-half strategy cost Auburn a win at LSU

Ferg’s Film Room: Stubborn second-half strategy cost Auburn a win at LSU

AUBURN, Ala. — Welcome back to Ferg’s Film Room on SEC Country, a deeper breakdown of the stats and the strategy of Auburn football. Last week in the film room, Auburn showcased a stronger rushing attack under offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey in another quick-start, lopsided victory over an SEC opponent. That session ended with a breakdown of why that was...
1-year-old Florida boy dies after getting struck by SUV; family retaliates against driver

1-year-old Florida boy dies after getting struck by SUV; family retaliates against driver

A 1-year-old South Florida boy died after getting struck by a sport utility vehicle. Neallie Saxon Jr. III, of Deerfield Beach, died at Broward Health Medical Center on Monday, according to WPLG.  Caroline Chery, Neallie’s grandmother, told WPLG that the family returned home from church Sunday afternoon and was getting ready to celebrate her 10-year-old grandson’s birthday. >...
Michigan State unanimous champion in Big Ten preseason media poll

Michigan State unanimous champion in Big Ten preseason media poll

Michigan State is the Big Ten team to beat this season, at least according to the conference’s beat writers. In the Big Ten preseason media poll released Tuesday, the Spartans were the unanimous favorite to win the league this season. They also have the preseason Player of the Year (Miles Bridges) and Freshman of the Year (Jaren Jackson Jr.). In addition to Michigan State, Purdue...
Sports Today: Buy or sell a fifth-place finish for the Dayton Flyers?

Sports Today: Buy or sell a fifth-place finish for the Dayton Flyers?

Today is media day in the Atlantic 10, and the Dayton Flyers have been picked to finish fifth in the league’s men’s basketball standings.  Rhode Island is the preseason favorite as the Rams return two of their top three scorers from last season, when they won 25 games.  As far as expectations go, fifth might be a pretty good place for Anthony Grant’s first team to...
3rd Greenon student killed in crash: 3 things to know

3rd Greenon student killed in crash: 3 things to know

A third student from Greenon High School has died in a car crash within a two-month span. Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, 16 and a junior at the school, was killed in a crash that occurred at Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway Road in Clark County on Sunday. RELATED: Greenon mourns third student death in two months in fatal car crashes Here’s three things to know about the crash...
Prince William, Kate Middleton expect 3rd child in spring

Prince William, Kate Middleton expect 3rd child in spring

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Tuesday announced that the couple is expecting their third child in April. Kensington Palace officials shared the announcement in a post on Twitter. The duke and duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, announced last month that they were expecting. The couple has two children, 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte. Kensington...
National Pasta Day 2017: Deals on pasta from Olive Garden, Carrabba’s, Maggiano's and more

National Pasta Day 2017: Deals on pasta from Olive Garden, Carrabba’s, Maggiano's and more

For the pasta lover in your life, today is a special day. National Pasta Day has dawned across the nation and several Italian restaurants are ready to fill your noodle needs. Which, as it turns out, is a good thing because the National Pasta Association says that Americans eat about 20 pounds of the stuff each year.  Here are some deals to help you celebrate.
Alabama recruiting: Predicting the Crimson Tide’s signing class on defense

Alabama recruiting: Predicting the Crimson Tide’s signing class on defense

Alabama currently has the nation’s No. 24 recruiting class and the 9th best in the SEC, according to the 247Sports composite. The Crimson Tide only have 11 commitments, so for them to be ranked that highly shows how elite this class already is. Coach Nick Saban himself said the team can only sign 22 Class of 2018 recruits because of the delayed enrollment of Hunter Brannon...
Tennessee 2018 football mock signing class: Troubles in Knoxville means shake-up on offense

Tennessee 2018 football mock signing class: Troubles in Knoxville means shake-up on offense

With Tennessee having lost three of its last four games, this third iteration of the SEC Country mock 2018 signing class for the Vols on offense has quite a different look than the previous two. Tennessee has lost a commitment from running back Lyn-J Dixon and wide receiver Jatavious Harris has opened his recruitment to other schools. Check back on Wednesday to see the defensive...
Plea rejected for Middletown man charged with shooting wife

Plea rejected for Middletown man charged with shooting wife

There will be no plea deal for a Middletown man charged with murder and felonious assault in the shooting death of his wife. Bobby Jo Nitz, 45, appeared Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court for a final hearing before his trial is scheduled to begin Nov. 6. Nitz offered to plead guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter, but the state has rejected the plea, according to Butler County...
FiveThirtyEight gives Alabama surprisingly low chance to win SEC

FiveThirtyEight gives Alabama surprisingly low chance to win SEC

Alabama seems like a near lock to win the SEC. After all, the Crimson Tide have shown complete dominance lately, except for a closer-than-expected 27-19 victory against Texas A&M on Oct. 7. But for some reason, FiveThirtyEight is much less confident in Alabama. On Tuesday, Paul Finebaum relayed information that FiveThirtyEight, a stats website, gives Alabama just a 60-percent chance...
South Carolina football: Dissecting the Gamecocks’ bye week

South Carolina football: Dissecting the Gamecocks’ bye week

On Monday afternoon, SEC Country South Carolina football reporter Hale McGranahan joined Straight Up With Sturg on ESPN Upstate. Mark Sturgis welcomed McGranahan during the second hour on 97.1 FM. Listen to the interview below. RELATED: How Jake Bentley played against Tennessee 25:25 South Carolina has a record 5-2 and is on a roll. Is the bye week a good thing or would...
Who was Selena Quintanilla? Google honors famed singer, ‘Queen of Tejano’

Who was Selena Quintanilla? Google honors famed singer, ‘Queen of Tejano’

If you’ve visited Google’s homepage this morning, you’ve probably noticed the charming, glamorous tribute to late Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla. >> Read more trending news  Twenty-eight years ago on Oct. 17, 1989, the late Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla debuted her first studio album, “Selena.” On the Google homepage, you&rsquo...
Wrong-way I-675 crash kills Beavercreek man, Miamisburg grad

Wrong-way I-675 crash kills Beavercreek man, Miamisburg grad

A 69-year-old Beavercreek man and an 18-year-old Miamisburg High School graduate were killed in a wrong-way crash that shutdown Interstate 675 lanes for several hours. RELATED: Wrong-way driver detection: Could new system save lives here? Retired Wright-Patterson Air Force Base analyst Melvin Bonie Jr. and Kalip Grimm of Miami Twp. died after their vehicles collided Monday night in a three-vehicle...
Microsoft to demonstrate newest technology in Hamilton

Microsoft to demonstrate newest technology in Hamilton

Microsoft is paying Hamilton a visit. The technology company will be demonstrating some of its newest products and latest technology Thursday at the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s Live, Work, Play Expo, including Columbus-based Bass International’s OneVuex Unified Systems. That cloud-based platform allows clients to collaborate and run numerous applications “seamlessly together...
Amazon filling thousands of Ohio holiday jobs; could become permanent

Amazon filling thousands of Ohio holiday jobs; could become permanent

Online shopping giant Amazon will hire people to fill more than 120,000 jobs nationwide this holiday season. Around 3,000 of those season jobs will be filled at locations in Ohio. Jobs available include positions in fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites, according to Amazon. RELATED: Dayton, Cincy team up to lure Amazon’s $5-billion headquarters Like last year, Amazon...
I-675 wrong-way crash: What we know about the victims

I-675 wrong-way crash: What we know about the victims

This news outlet continues to learn more about the two men who died in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 675 in Centerville Monday night. The men who died have been identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office as Melvin Bonie, 69, and Kalip Grimm, 18.  Police: One of the fatalities was the wrong-way driver  Two others also injured in crash At-fault driver is Melvin Bonie...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Joseph E. Benson, 51, of 542 E. Rose St., disrupting public service, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $5,000; unlawful restraint, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $1,000; domestic violence, innocent, continued. Daniel Lee Billingsley Sr., 26, of 435 E. Liberty St., theft, innocent, continued. Jeffrey H. Carder, 54, of Centerville...
Sports Illustrated breaks down job security of 6 SEC head coaches entering Week 8

Sports Illustrated breaks down job security of 6 SEC head coaches entering Week 8

Just to put into perspective how tenuous job security is for SEC head coaches these days, Sports Illustrated published a story on Monday that categorized 12 coaches across the country with varying levels of danger. Half of them were from the SEC. The story written by Andy Staples understandably has Tennessee coach Butch Jones in the most dire of situations along with...
This Friday is the LAST Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally of the season

This Friday is the LAST Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally of the season

Dry your tears -- you still have one more huge event to celebrate your favorite food trucks.  The last Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally of the season will be held from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20.  The event will feature an eclectic mix of gourmet food trucks, free live music and local craft beers.  Featured Food Trucks: - Ramen Rickshaw, El Meson, Smokinbeebeeq, The...
Should Tennessee be expecting a commitment from LB Caleb Johnson?

Should Tennessee be expecting a commitment from LB Caleb Johnson?

Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Check out previous editions  here . In this edition, we discuss Tennessee&rsquo...
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