RTA to buy 26 NexGen electric trolley buses — at $1.2 million each.

After nearly three years of testing the NextGen electric trolley Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority is buying 26 of the buses at a cost of about $1.2 million each and will put the first production model on the street by early 2019. The RTA board of trustees authorized spending up to $57.4 million for the first 26 buses and parts, plus 15 more buses that will be bought once federal funding is...


Popular tax break could be history: What it would mean to Dayton

Popular tax break could be history: What it would mean to Dayton

Proposals to reform the federal tax code could end an incentive that has helped create hundreds of new apartments in downtown Dayton and that developers want to use to create hundreds of new units in the future. The federal historic tax credit is at risk of elimination, which would jeopardize future efforts to rehab many historic buildings in Dayton and elsewhere in Ohio and the Rust Belt, according...
Wright State faculty contract negotiations stalled

Wright State faculty contract negotiations stalled

Contract negotiations between Wright State University and its faculty have stalled and union leaders said they are being asked to make big concessions for talks to continue. Wright State president Cheryl Schrader has declined to comment on ongoing talks between the administration and the WSU chapter of American Association of University professors. But, recently the chairman of Wright State&rsquo...
Why Ohio may have to break the law to launch its medical pot program

Why Ohio may have to break the law to launch its medical pot program

When Ohio officials award licenses next month allowing two dozen companies to cultivate medical marijuana, the growers will have almost a year to build facilities and produce their first crop. But where will they get the seeds? It will still be illegal to purchase marijuana plants from anyone but themselves. Many of the applicants have cannabis-growing operations in other states, but it’s still...
Hartsock: Will Flyers’ Antetokounmpo be ready for opener?

Hartsock: Will Flyers’ Antetokounmpo be ready for opener?

Dayton Flyer fans are hoping the highly anticipated debut of Kostas Antetokounmpo is imminent as the start of the season approaches. The redshirt freshman has still not been cleared for contact drills in practice as he continues to bounce back from an offseason knee injury. He suffered the injury while training in Greece over the summer for his native country’s U-20 national team. “I feel...
Warren County teens ranked No. 2 in Ohio for most crashes

Warren County teens ranked No. 2 in Ohio for most crashes

Ohio had 140,031 teen-related vehicle crashes in past three years, and 3,316 were in Warren County, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). MORE: Teens may see major changes to driving laws in Ohio That means 22 percent of all Warren County crashes involved teen drivers, the second-highest rate in Ohio, according to Matt Bruning, ODOT spokesman. Only Holmes County in northeast Ohio...
JUST IN: Local BBQ restaurant to add 2 new locations

JUST IN: Local BBQ restaurant to add 2 new locations

A local barbecue restaurant will add two locations, one of them a return engagement in Kettering. OinkADoodleMoo Barbecue will open a restaurant at 912 E. Dorothy Lane at Ackerman Boulevard, in space that previously housed the original Dayton Beer Company taproom until it shut down two months ago. And after operating out of a mobile trailer since 2010 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OinkADoodleMoo...
Wal-Mart wants to create ‘web mall’ to fend off Amazon online

Wal-Mart wants to create ‘web mall’ to fend off Amazon online

Stores have long tried to figure out a way to do battle with Amazon and Wal-Mart may have found a solution. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is in the final stages of creating a partnership with a department store. Wal-Mart is looking to complete an online deal with department store Lord & Taylor, The Wall Street Journal reports. The deal between Wal-Mart and Lord & Taylor would...
Dayton basketball history: What you should know about the Flyers

Dayton basketball history: What you should know about the Flyers

The University of Dayton men’s basketball program has been among the country’s best at drawing fans and hosting NCAA tournament games since it was established more than 100 years ago. Here are some things you should know about UD basketball history: The first season was played in 1903-04. According to UD’s records, the first game was a 14-2 victory against “Dayton Intermed...
Drug agents in budget crunch as high-dollar busts dwindle

Drug agents in budget crunch as high-dollar busts dwindle

The Warren County Drug Task Force is running out of money. The organization, funded through a combination of state and federal grants, local funding, in-kind contributions and forfeiture proceeds, wants the Warren County Board of Commissioners to practically double its funding contribution from $141,000 to $263,000. One source of coming budget deficits projected for the organization, which operates...
Wages lawsuit against Fuyao gets bigger

Wages lawsuit against Fuyao gets bigger

More plaintiffs are seeking to join what could become a class-action lawsuit against Fuyao Glass America, at a time when the company is facing a plant unionization effort by the United Auto Workers. Attorneys filed in Dayton’s federal court Wednesday seeking to have Connie Childress join a lawsuit against Fuyao, a lawsuit first filed in June. The suit seeks to recover what are alleged to be...
In rural Ohio, rivals take a knee -- for an after-game prayer

In rural Ohio, rivals take a knee -- for an after-game prayer

Before the Friday night lights dimmed last week on the latest installation of their fabled football rivalry, the St. Marys Memorial Roughriders invited the Celina Bulldogs to take a knee — for an after-game prayer. For more than a year, the Roughriders have invited every opponent to join them after the game in prayer. Each team, including the Trotwood-Madison Rams, who beat St. Marys in the...
Sports Today: To rival or not to rival? That is the question for Bengals-Steelers

Sports Today: To rival or not to rival? That is the question for Bengals-Steelers

Rivalry, what rivalry?   That was the general reaction of the two most visible Cincinnati Bengals to speak to reporters Tuesday.   Andy Dalton kicked it off, and Marvin Lewis took it to the house during their press conferences that bookended the weekly open locker room session.   In between, there was some evidence to support each side.  Chris Smith, a first-year...
How did DAYTON’S river skyline end up on the label of a MASSACHUSETTS beer?

How did DAYTON’S river skyline end up on the label of a MASSACHUSETTS beer?

We were curious. How in the WORLD did the Dayton Riverscape fountains, the Great Miami River and the Dayton skyline end up on the label of a beer brewed in Ipswich, Massachusetts? So we asked — and we got the whole story. Here’s the explanation from Bryan Doran, director of sales and development for Clown Shoes Beer in — you guessed it — Ipswich, Massachusetts. &ldquo...
Utah man uses sandwich board to find kidney donor for his wife

Utah man uses sandwich board to find kidney donor for his wife

A 74-year-old Utah man whose wife needs a kidney transplant is spreading his message by wearing a sandwich board, KSTU reported. Earlier this week, Wayne Winters began walking busy streets in Farr West, Utah, wearing a sign that reads “Need Kidney 4 Wife,” along with his telephone number. Winters’ wife, Deanne Winters, has stage 5 kidney failure. “I don’t walk real...
63-year-old Dayton gunshot victim fights for her life

63-year-old Dayton gunshot victim fights for her life

A shooting victim was critically hurt Thursday night in Dayton. Crews were dispatched shortly after 8:15 p.m. to the 1600 block of Tennyson Avenue. According to a Dayton police report, 63-year-old Rosemarie Harris was “shot by another, resulting in life-threatening injuries.” Harris was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where she was undergoing surgery late Thursday night. No suspect information...
Volunteer co-leader of Girl Scouts troop arrested on child porn charges

Volunteer co-leader of Girl Scouts troop arrested on child porn charges

A Maryland man who was a co-leader of a Girl Scouts troop was arrested and charged with the possession of child pornography, The Evening Sun reported. Stacy Mizrahi, 45, of Ellicott City, faces four counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography, according to a Maryland State Police report. Maryland State Police began investigating in August...
WPAFB Friday Weather: Plenty of sunshine, temps climb to mid 70s

WPAFB Friday Weather: Plenty of sunshine, temps climb to mid 70s

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Sunshine continues as we wrap up the work-week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. After a cool start in the 50s, temperatures will climb fast on Friday under mostly sunny skies. Eventual highs will be in the middle 70s. Skies will stay mainly clear as we head into the evening hours. For those heading out to watch high school football Friday night...
Miami University to sign new logo agreement with Miami Tribe

Miami University to sign new logo agreement with Miami Tribe

The “Miami” in Miami University’s name is a mystery to too many students, say school officials. But the rich, historical connections to the Miami Tribe of Ohio is about to get a major makeover and the just-created symbol of it may soon be appearing on a college sweatshirt or notebook near you. Miami University officials told the Journal-News Friday the school and tribe will sign...

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course continues

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A final look at this year’s Dayton Concours d’Elegance

A final look at this year’s Dayton Concours d’Elegance

More than 200 cars and motorcycles, perfect blue skies and a temperature about 80 degrees were the key elements to attracting a record number of visitors to Carillon Historical Park for the 11th edition of the Dayton Concours d’Elegance Sept. 17. Here is a final look at photos of this year’s show, which serves as the largest annual fundraising event held at the park, and benefits Dayton...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: So, sex is bad but violence is fine?

A theater manager’s frustrations Re “A 12-year-old is braver than this big chicken, wimp and scaredy cat,” Oct. 5: This column describes one of the reasons I ‘retired’ from my position as an assistant manager of a local theater, owned by an international company. I often was involved with ticket sales, personally; or enforcing the industry’s self-imposed rules on...
US pickup truck buyers demanding more luxury

US pickup truck buyers demanding more luxury

DETROIT (AP) – Heated and cooled seats. Backup cameras. Panoramic glass roofs. Not exactly what springs to mind when you think of a pickup. But that’s what American truck buyers increasingly want, spending an average of $46,844 on a pickup, according to Kelley Blue Book. That’s more than the starting price of luxury SUVs like the Mercedes GLC or the Lexus RX. In 2016, pickup trucks...
Choosing a vehicle based on wheel drive

Choosing a vehicle based on wheel drive

Several factors are considered before drivers purchase new vehicles. Wheel drive may not be the first such factor to come to mind, but it can be an important consideration when vehicle shopping. Despite the considerable rise in popularity of sport-utility vehicles, automotive expert Edmunds says most passenger cars sold in the United States today use a two-wheel-drive system. With options such as...
Yes, you may have to water your plants

Yes, you may have to water your plants

I didn’t think I was going to have to say it this year with the way our weather has been, but here it is. If you have newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials, you might consider watering them. If your new plants didn’t get any of the spotty rain showers that passed through the Miami Valley last weekend, they would benefit from a good soaking. This includes any plants that you put in...

When domestic violence is not shocking

Dayton police Major Wendy Stiver asked a question this week that brought nearly everyone to their feet. I will paraphrase it: have you or anyone you know been a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault? The fact that nearly every woman and man in Sinclair Community College’s packed Ponitz Center for Artemis Center’s annual Breaking the Cycle breakfast stood up should come as no surprised...

Air-bag recall is a risk-management issue

Dear Car Talk: My BMW 335i is equipped with the defective Takata air bags that are under recall. I was officially notified by BMW last October, but a date for repair has never been given, and the dealership maintains that it’s illegal to disable the bags, so they will not do it for me. Can you recommend a mechanic in the Denver metro area that will disable and discard the killer bags for me?...
Plug-in Prius hybrid offers fresh styling, even better fuel economy

Plug-in Prius hybrid offers fresh styling, even better fuel economy

The word prime is both an adjective, noun and verb and has more than 30 different meanings. It’s a pretty broad-reaching word. So, it stands to reason that when paired with the family of Priuses (Prii) that the word Prime could take on a whole new meaning. The Prime is brand-new for the 2017 model year and joins a vast family of Toyota’s Prius line. By my count this is now the fifth different...
Springfield police seek recruits to bolster force

Springfield police seek recruits to bolster force

The Springfield Police Division is down nearly 20 officers. “It essentially makes the officer on the street busier,” said Capt. Lee Graf, who has been with the division for more than 20 years. There are currently 113 officers, down from the city’s ideal 131-member roster, due to retirements and officers leaving for other departments. “Our response with the critical calls hasn&rsquo...
Top-rated QB prospect, Georgia commit Justin Fields injures hand, broken finger suspected

Top-rated QB prospect, Georgia commit Justin Fields injures hand, broken finger suspected

KENNESAW, Ga. — We might’ve seen the last of Justin Fields as a high school player. With Georgia coach Kirby Smart standing only a few feet away, Harrison High’s star quarterback and the Bulldogs’ prized commitment ran off the field with a right hand injury on the next-to-the last play of third quarter. Quickly attended to by trainers, it was determined...
Investigators seize $1.5M worth of heroin in Walmart parking lot

Investigators seize $1.5M worth of heroin in Walmart parking lot

A major drug bust in Rockdale County, Georgia, on Wednesday afternoon took more than 10 pounds of heroin off the streets. Investigators said undercover deputies with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office convinced the sellers to meet them in a Walmart parking lot to make a deal. At that time, authorities recovered nearly 5 kilos of heroin, with a street value of more than $1.5 million. ...

HS Results 10/19: Greeneview volleyball knocks off Yellow Springs

The Greeneview girls volleyball team beat Yellow Spring in the first round of the Division III sectional at Brookville. Greeneview took the first set 25-14, but fell short in the second, allowing Yellow Springs to tie it up with a 18-25 set. Greeneview would rally back, taking the next two sets 26-16 and 25-22. Maddie Hines led offensively with 17 kills, but Caitlin Sweat and Ashley Schloss followed...
Purdue-Indiana State set to play hurricane relief exhibition basketball game

Purdue-Indiana State set to play hurricane relief exhibition basketball game

The NCAA has allowed it, and rightfully so. A waiver has been received by Purdue from the NCAA, allowing the Boilermakers’ basketball team to play Indiana State in an exhibition game on Oct. 28 at Mackey Arena. Game time for the contest is set for 3 p.m. ET. The proceeds from the game between the two schools will go toward hurricane relief efforts, the schools announced...
7-year-old girl 'traumatized' after having head shaved at state-run program

7-year-old girl 'traumatized' after having head shaved at state-run program

A mom is furious after she found out her 7-year-old daughter’s head was shaved clean at a state-run program for kids with behavioral needs. Denise Robinson’s daughter Tru lives at Little Heroes Home in Dracut, Massachusetts. The biracial girl used to have long locks, but Robinson said the haircut was made without permission and now her is dealing with trauma from the ordeal in addition...
Nick Saban created ‘tension’ during practice which could mean trouble for Tennessee

Nick Saban created ‘tension’ during practice which could mean trouble for Tennessee

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — How Alabama’s players practice typically determines the mood Nick Saban is in, and the coach didn’t seem too happy at the start of his weekly radio show on Thursday. Saban had a smile on his face, but when asked if it had been a good week, Saban scoffed. “I’d rather not comment on it,” Saban said. “We got them straightened out...
Teacher put duct tape over 5th-graders’ mouths, school officials say

Teacher put duct tape over 5th-graders’ mouths, school officials say

A substitute teacher at Maxdale Elementary School in Killeen, Texas, was removed from campus on Thursday after putting duct tape over the mouths of 10 fifth-graders for several minutes. Killeen Independent School District spokesman Terry Abbott said in a statement on Thursday afternoon that three other students also put duct tape over their own mouths as a result of the teacher’s actions. &ldquo...
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema: QB Cole Kelley to start again, but needs more help

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema: QB Cole Kelley to start again, but needs more help

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas redshirt freshman quarterback Cole Kelley is likely to start Saturday against Auburn, coach Bret Bielema said Thursday night. Bielema had said earlier in the week, both Monday and Wednesday, there was a possibility Austin Allen could go. During the coach’s show Thursday night, however, Bielema suggested Kelley was going get the nod...
3 new manatees arrive at Cincinnati Zoo

3 new manatees arrive at Cincinnati Zoo

Three orphaned male manatees in need of rehabilitation arrived Wednesday at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. This is part of a collaborative effort by participants of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, a program designed to rescue and treat sick, injured and orphaned manatees and release them back into the wild. “We are extremely proud...
WATCH: MyBookie for SEC – Week 8

WATCH: MyBookie for SEC – Week 8

Want to win some football bets this weekend? Co-hosts Christopher Smith and Steve Petrella provide all the inside scoop on this weekend’s SEC games. The MyBookie for SEC show is the place to go for winners. The post WATCH: MyBookie for SEC – Week 8 appeared first on SEC Country.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron: Ole Miss a ‘must-win’ game — for generations of Tigers fans

LSU coach Ed Orgeron: Ole Miss a ‘must-win’ game — for generations of Tigers fans

BATON ROUGE, La. — Two days before his LSU squad heads to Oxford in search of its third straight win, LSU coach Ed Orgeron on Thursday said he considers the contest against Ole Miss to be a “must-win” game. “Throughout the week we’ve been talking about going to Oxford, Miss. Last time we were there that team was on fire. It will be a battle,&rdquo...
Irwin family returning to Animal Planet 20 years after ‘Crocodile Hunter’

Irwin family returning to Animal Planet 20 years after ‘Crocodile Hunter’

The Irwin family is returning to TV and Animal Planet 21 years after “The Crocodile Hunter” premiered in 1996. In a Wednesday news release, Discovery Communications said Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin will be working on TV projects on Animal Planet, which is owned by Discovery Communications. The Irwins are carrying on the legacy of their late patriarch, Steve Irwin, who...
WATCH: Video interview with Florida QB commit Matt Corral

WATCH: Video interview with Florida QB commit Matt Corral

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Florida quarterback commit Matt Corral is two months away from signing early with the Gators and enrolling at UF. The Elite 11 finalist chose Florida over Georgia after attending Friday Nights in late July. He returned to Gainesville earlier this month for the UF-LSU game. In the video interview below, Corral talks recruiting, early enrollment and...
Ayo Dosunmu commits to Illinois basketball: Illini land top 2018 in-state player

Ayo Dosunmu commits to Illinois basketball: Illini land top 2018 in-state player

One of the best players in the 2018 recruiting class committed to Illinois on Thursday night. Ayo Dosunmu, the No. 27 overall recruit and No. 1 2018 player in Illinois according to the 247Sports composite rankings, committed to Illinois on Thursday night. Dosunmu is rated as a 4-star recruit, but the third-best shooting guard in his class. The Chicago native picked...
Magician David Blaine accused of rape by former model Natasha Prince, report says

Magician David Blaine accused of rape by former model Natasha Prince, report says

Magician David Blaine has been accused of rape by Natasha Prince, a former model, according to a report from The Daily Beast. The outlet says Prince told them Blaine raped her at a private London home in 2004. Prince told the outlet she met Blaine at a nightclub in June or July of 2004. The next day, she said she got a text from Blaine inviting her to his friends’ place for drinks...
Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway set for ‘a few more carries’ against Arkansas

Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway set for ‘a few more carries’ against Arkansas

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football hasn’t gotten much from Kamryn Pettway, the defending SEC rushing yards per game leader, since a Week 3 win over Mercer. On Thursday night, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said the junior running back should be more involved in the offense against Arkansas this weekend. “I think he’s closer [to 100 percent],” Malzahn said...
Michigan State Madness: 2018 commits, 5-star junior among expected visitors

Michigan State Madness: 2018 commits, 5-star junior among expected visitors

On the banks of the Red Cedar, recruiting never stops. We’re here every step of the way to keep you informed with our  daily notebook. Recruiting questions? Comment below or direct them to  lucas.srodulski@coxinc.com, and we’ll do our best to get them answered. You won’t get to see Michigan State men’s basketball take...
WATCH: Dixie Vodka SEC Preview Show – Week 8

WATCH: Dixie Vodka SEC Preview Show – Week 8

Preview this week’s biggest SEC games with our experts from SEC Country, Matt Stewart and Forrest Conoly. Who will win the SEC’s biggest game of the week? What upsets and surprises are looming? Join us every week for the Dixie Vodka SEC Preview Show. The post WATCH: Dixie Vodka SEC Preview Show – Week 8 appeared first on SEC...
Vietnam vet on sharing story: ‘Never let a good scar go to waste’

Vietnam vet on sharing story: ‘Never let a good scar go to waste’

A Vietnam War veteran severely disfigured when a grenade exploded inches from his face used his story today to inspire Oakwood students. Dave Roever was hospitalized for 14 months, and still has to undergo surgeries decades later for his injuries. “I was trying to throw a hand grenade and a sniper shooting at my head missed. But it hit my hand, the grenade,” he said. “The burns...
What LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in his pre-Ole Miss press conference Thursday

What LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in his pre-Ole Miss press conference Thursday

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU coach Ed Orgeron spoke to the media Thursday in advance of his Tigers’ game versus Ole Miss Saturday. Before his team leaves for Oxford, Miss., Orgeron briefed the media on why he thinks Saturday is a “must-win game,” plus updates on the health of his running backs and offensive line. SEC Country typed Orgeron’s quotes as he said them...
Wisconsin recruiting: Where do Badgers go after Tyler Herro’s de-commitment, in-state prospect Derik LeCaptain draws interest

Wisconsin recruiting: Where do Badgers go after Tyler Herro’s de-commitment, in-state prospect Derik LeCaptain draws interest

Recruiting never stops in Badgers country, and we’re here to help put it all in perspective. Join us every Tuesday and Thursday night for a recap of Wisconsin recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes and a glimpse at what’s coming next. Tyler Herro was a prized commitment in Wisconsin’s 2018 basketball class —...
Former LSU coach Les Miles chronicles mad dash to catch plane on Twitter

Former LSU coach Les Miles chronicles mad dash to catch plane on Twitter

Les Miles Twitter account is already reaching the “national treasure” status. Thursday night, he kept his followers updated on his adventure trying to catch a plane. Wherever he was, he had to hurry to the airport. It’s clear Miles may have gotten too comfortable with all the police escorts to games as coach of the Tigers. Miles starts off with a concerned tone, he&rsquo...
Oakwood house fire starts in basement

Oakwood house fire starts in basement

The fire at the brick Cape Cod-style house started in the basement, according to the Oakwood Public Safety Department. The fire was quickly put out, and was confined to the basement. Crews are ventilating the house, which is still inhabitable, crews said. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Crews were called tonight to a report of a house fire. The fire was...
Protesters disrupt white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida

Protesters disrupt white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Richard Spencer came to the University of Florida hoping to spread his white nationalist ideas, but his speech was instead quickly drowned out Thursday by a hailstorm of chants, shouting and mockery. At one point, Spencer said, "You know that what I am saying here will change the world." At another point, he described the audience as a mob. People chanted, "Black...
Grandfather, 73, hauls in 12-foot, 620 pound gator

Grandfather, 73, hauls in 12-foot, 620 pound gator

A 12-foot, 620-pound monster was captured by a gator-catching grandfather from Chester County, South Carolina. "I shot him with a crossbow," Joe Houston said. It took that crossbow, a harpoon and a gun to land the enormous catch.  "We knew he was a monster. We knew he was a big one, but we didn't know he was that big," Houston said. Houston is not your average 73-year-old...
Greenon schools offers counseling in wake of student deaths

Greenon schools offers counseling in wake of student deaths

Greenon local school leaders want students to have the time and resources to grieve after a student was killed in a car crash Sunday, the third student to die in a crash since the start of the school year. Kenny DePhillip, 16, was the passenger in a car that left Fowler Road in Enon and hit a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene. In August, two athletes, David Waag and Connor Williams...
Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente is ‘dream hire’ for Nebraska, says USA Today columnist

Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente is ‘dream hire’ for Nebraska, says USA Today columnist

There’s a lot of speculation that Nebraska will be starting a search for a new football coach in the coming weeks or months. If the Huskers and new athletic director Bill Moos do indeed part ways with Mike Riley, one USA Today columnist has an idea about who Nebraska’s “dream hire” would be. Dan Wolken of USA Today wrote a column with coaching...
Touch a venomous asp caterpillar; get ready to scream

Touch a venomous asp caterpillar; get ready to scream

An asp caterpillar, also known as the southern flannel moth caterpillar, found mostly in Texas, Florida and Louisiana, delivers a painful punch, if you touch it. It’s tempting (really, really tempting) to touch, pick up, pet or poke this furry looking  caterpillar.” If you do, experts with the Austin Zoo warn, you will most definitely regret it.  National Geographic identifies...
Kentucky football: Mark Stoops gives injury updates before Mississippi State game

Kentucky football: Mark Stoops gives injury updates before Mississippi State game

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach Mark Stoops met with reporters after practice Thursday and was asked about a few injury situations before the Wildcats travel to Mississippi State for a 4 p.m. ET bout with the Bulldogs on Saturday. Kentucky junior linebacker Jordan Jones will suit up for the Wildcats on Saturday for the first time since he injured his left shoulder in...
Michigan renames ice rink to honor former hockey coach Red Berenson

Michigan renames ice rink to honor former hockey coach Red Berenson

Michigan has found the perfect way to honor recently retired hockey coach Red Berenson. The Wolverines announced Thursday that they are renaming the ice rink at Yost Arena after Berenson, who coached the men’s hockey team for 33 seasons before retiring in April. “Red Berenson is a legend in the sport of ice hockey, a tremendous educator of young men...
Arkansas forward Arlando Cook returns to practice, still suspended from games

Arkansas forward Arlando Cook returns to practice, still suspended from games

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas forward Arlando Cook has rejoined the team for practice, Razorbacks basketball coach Mike Anderson said Thursday. Cook had been suspended indefinitely after a September arrest. He was charged with first-degree assault, disorderly conduct and public intoxication after he allegedly was involved in a fight outside a Fayetteville nightlife spot...
Florida needs to see what QB Malik Zaire can do for offense

Florida needs to see what QB Malik Zaire can do for offense

We are tackling the best question supplied by Florida fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Ryan Young  here . Look for our Florida Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. Go here ...
How LSU can shut down star Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson

How LSU can shut down star Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson

BATON ROUGE, La. — Ole Miss’ Shea Patterson will be the most gifted and multi-talented quarterback the LSU defense goes up against this regular season. From his quick release to his deep ball accuracy to his ability to extend plays with his legs, it’s no wonder Patterson came to Ole Miss as the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the country. In his first full year...
See the trailer for ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween’ special

See the trailer for ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween’ special

A new animated Halloween special with the music of Michael Jackson is coming just before the holiday. Entertainment Weekly reported that CBS released a trailer for “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” Wednesday. The trailer was posted on the official Michael Jackson Twitter page. The special features the voice work of actors Lucy Liu, Jim Parsons, Brad Garrett, Alan Cumming...
WATCH: MyBookie for Land of 10 – Week 8

WATCH: MyBookie for Land of 10 – Week 8

Want to win some football bets this weekend? Co-hosts Christopher Smith and Steve Petrella provide all the inside scoop on this weekend’s Big Ten games. The MyBookie for Land of 10 show is the place to go for winners. The post WATCH: MyBookie for Land of 10 – Week 8 appeared first on Land of 10.
Study suggests people may be aware they have died after death

Study suggests people may be aware they have died after death

Scientists may be a step closer to solving the mystery surrounding death and what happens next. New research finds a person’s brain is still active after the heart stops beating, so many people actually may be aware that they have died, according to a new report. Researchers from New York University’s Langone School of Medicine are currently conducting a study to explore how...
Mother provides inspiration for former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott’s charitable work

Mother provides inspiration for former Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott’s charitable work

Most people know Dak Prescott on the field. He’s the Mississippi State quarterback who got thrust into the Cowboys starting quarterback role and went 13-3 in his first season. What some don’t know is that he has struggled in aspects of his life off the field, particularly in making ends meet back when he was caring for his mother Peggy. She died from colon cancer...
Missouri parts ways with basketball analyst Gary Link

Missouri parts ways with basketball analyst Gary Link

Missouri basketball fans will be hearing a new voice as they listen to the Tigers on the radio this season as longtime analyst Gary Link has been let go by the university, per the Kansas City Star. The Missouri athletic department released the following statement: Link, who played for the Tigers from 1970-74, had been announcing Tigers games for close to 20 years. The post...
Michigan State RB L.J. Scott arrested for driving with suspended license, per report

Michigan State RB L.J. Scott arrested for driving with suspended license, per report

Michigan State running back L.J. Scott was arrested Thursday for driving with a suspended license, according to the Lansing State Journal. He was released from police custody on a recognizance bond, an East Lansing Police spokesperson told the Lansing State Journal. Citing court documents, the report said that this was the seventh time Scott has faced a similar charge. He had been...
ACLU: Oklahoma school's national anthem policy is unconstitutional

ACLU: Oklahoma school's national anthem policy is unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday that an Oklahoma school's national anthem policy is unconstitutional. The statement was released after Stuart Public Schools enacted a policy requiring all students, staff and spectators to stand for the national anthem, prohibiting any form of protest. The Hughes County school's policy was announced amid a nationwide conversation about kneeling during...
House hunters, here are 5 secrets to getting the best home loan

House hunters, here are 5 secrets to getting the best home loan

Getting a home mortgage loan is one of the most important financial commitments most people will ever make, since the terms of your loan can affect your finances in a big way for years to come. Start shopping for a loan before you actually begin looking at homes, since this lets you know where you stand and gives you greater negotiating power with sellers. Your credit score has a great effect on how...
Clark County employees will see health care cost increase in 2018

Clark County employees will see health care cost increase in 2018

More than 750 Clark County employees will see a 1-percent increase in health insurance premiums next year as part of the county’s self-insured model, leaders said. The plans will cost about $71 a month for individuals, $142 for employees plus one dependent and about $209 for a family in 2018, according to public documents. MORE: Property tax bills may go up to pay for new Clark County 9-1-1...
Suspect sought in Hamilton bank robbery

Suspect sought in Hamilton bank robbery

Hamilton police are looking for a man suspected in a bank robbery that took place this afternoon. The suspect entered Union Savings Bank, 1225 Main St., at about 3 p.m. today and demanded money, according to police. The suspect did not display a weapon, police said, and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. MORE: Mom’s boyfriend charged after student brings gun to Middletown school The...
Boy stops man to get help for Dayton gunshot victim

Boy stops man to get help for Dayton gunshot victim

Anthony Watson Jr., a 25-year-old man who was shot two times in the leg, was listed in serious condition early today at Miami Valley Hospital. Crews were dispatched to the 3400 block of Valerie Armes Drive around 4 p.m. after a boy alerted an adult to call for help. An 11-year-old boy stopped a man this afternoon to get help for a gunshot victim. According to a Dayton police report, the victim was...
Fugitive turns himself in, with doughnuts, after issuing challenge to police

Fugitive turns himself in, with doughnuts, after issuing challenge to police

A man made good on his promise to turn himself in to police in Michigan this week with a box of doughnuts in-hand after he challenged officers to get a Facebook post shared 1,000 times after taunting the department on social media. “You guys suck!” wrote 21-year-old Michael Zaydel, who goes by the name “Champagne Torino” on Facebook, in response to an Oct. 6 post from the Redford...
Penn State recruiting mailbag: Impact of Dorian Hardy departure; Ricky Slade makes 5-star case

Penn State recruiting mailbag: Impact of Dorian Hardy departure; Ricky Slade makes 5-star case

Have Penn State football recruiting questions? We have answers. Join us every Thursday for the Land of 10 Penn State recruiting mailbag to discuss Nittany Lions recruiting. This week, we discuss a dominant October for running back Ricky Slade, the sudden opening of a scholarship spot and White Out recruiting efforts. Penn State recruiting efforts are relentless, so we...
Police officer rescues kitten and raccoon found cuddling in dumpster

Police officer rescues kitten and raccoon found cuddling in dumpster

An animal control officer with the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call that could have been taken out of a Disney movie. KMBC reported that Officer Nick Powell responded to a call about an animal stuck in a dumpster in Knoxville, Tennessee. “When Officer Powell looked inside the dumpster he located two unusual companions -- a kitten and a baby raccoon -- cuddled in the corner keeping...
SEC Country team prediction: Auburn looks to bounce back with win at Arkansas

SEC Country team prediction: Auburn looks to bounce back with win at Arkansas

AUBURN, Ala. — The Auburn-Arkansas game in Jordan-Hare Stadium last season one of the strangest of the year. That’s the one where the Razorbacks invaded Auburn’s prayer circle after initially taking the field, and it resulted in a bit of a scuffle. After that, Auburn throttled Arkansas with a 56-3 win. There should be a little less feistiness between the two programs...
There’s now a Harry Potter wizarding school in Central Texas

There’s now a Harry Potter wizarding school in Central Texas

Feeling bummed about never receiving your Hogwarts letter? Well, you may be able to live out your Harry Potter dreams after all. >> Read more trending news Worthwich School’s annual Worthwich Wizarding Weekend, described as a “3-day magical retreat to Worthwich School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,” is taking place in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 27-29. And yes, it’s eerily similar...
Walmart sets its sights on shopping via virtual reality

Walmart sets its sights on shopping via virtual reality

Walmart has spent billions buying up websites like Jet.com and ModCloth, and investing in new technology as it goes head-to-head with Amazon.com. Now, the world's largest retailer is setting its sights on virtual reality. Imagine this, says Katie Finnegan, who heads Walmart's tech incubator: You need a tent for your next camping trip. If all goes to plan, you could one day virtually swoop in to your...
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