Dayton’s immigrant population doubles: ‘You can get a better life’

Dayton’s immigrant population has more than doubled since the mid-2000s, and city leaders say their immigrant-friendly efforts are paying off. The overall numbers are relatively small, but the pace of growth is among the best in the nation, according to a Dayton Daily News analysis of data from the U.S. Census’ American Community Survey. Of the more than 300 U.S. cities with populations...


Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl released a statement about the death of Charles Romine: The 71-year-old man who died and whose body was pulled out of Wolf Creek on Wednesday had called 911 and tried to let police know he needed help.  “I need a rescue,” Charles Romine told a 911 dispatcher, according to the recording obtained by this news organization. “I’ve been...
Three storylines: Ohio State vs. UNLV

Three storylines: Ohio State vs. UNLV

Backup quarterback Joe Burrow created a minor furor Thursday when he responded to a Wall Street Journal story about the Ohio State Buckeyes football program being the most valuable in the country. “Our team is worth 1.5 BILLION dollars,” Burrow wrote on Twitter, “but it wouldn’t be fair to other students if we get a free hamburger.” That started a chain reaction of comments...
10 murals that make buildings beautiful in downtown Dayton

10 murals that make buildings beautiful in downtown Dayton

Almost every time you turn around, a new mural has popped up in Dayton. Big, bright, bold and beautiful embellishments seem to be taking over the Gem city.  Here’s a look at 10 murals – just a sampling of what can be found in the region – that are worth a look:  A green goddess has taken over a wall on Jackson Street on the side of the building that houses Toxic Brew, 431...
Hurricane response stalls central Springboro crossroads construction

Hurricane response stalls central Springboro crossroads construction

On Monday Duke Energy contractors are expected to be back at work related to a $10 million intersection project in Springboro after two weeks assisting recovery from Hurricane Irma in Florida. “Crews expect to complete the second half of utility work on the project in about two weeks,” Sally Thelen, Duke Energy spokesperson, said Friday. “We appreciate the patience of the Springboro...
Ex-jail officer disciplined for actions that spurred federal lawsuit

Ex-jail officer disciplined for actions that spurred federal lawsuit

The former Montgomery County Jail corrections officer recently sued for his 2015 take-down of a 60-year-old woman was disciplined for his actions. Personnel records obtained by this news organization show former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer David E. Stemp was given a letter of caution for failing to notify supervisors of an escalating situation. RELATED: Video shows...
Insider’s Guide to Dayton Oktoberfest 

Insider’s Guide to Dayton Oktoberfest 

You probably can’t tell it by the temperature, but fall is calling, and so are brats, bier and a whole lot of art.  It’s time for the Dayton Art Institute’s annual Oktoberfest and events surrounding it.  The celebration is set for Sept. 22 to 24 on the grounds of the museum, located at 456 Belmonte Park N. in Dayton.  As one of the Dayton-area&rsquo...
Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Despite constant construction and increased passenger traffic, passengers are more satisfied with their experiences at airports across North America than ever before. Overall passenger satisfaction with airport has reached an all-time high, and some regional airports like John Glenn Columbus International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have made the list of top...
Hal McCoy: Reds rookie pitcher still intrigues despite struggles

Hal McCoy: Reds rookie pitcher still intrigues despite struggles

Hall of Fame baseball writer Hal McCoy knows a thing or two about our nation’s pastime. Tap into that knowledge with an email to halmccoy1@hotmail.com. Q: If stealing signs has forever been part of the game then why did the Red Sox need an Apple Watch to do so? — DAVE, Miamisburg/Centerville/Beavercreek. A: They started stealing signs about the same time the telephone was invented in 1876...
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Sandy Mendelson not ready to stop dealing

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Sandy Mendelson not ready to stop dealing

Sandy Mendelson, a downtown Dayton dealer of surplus good for decades, is still in the game. He may be 74, but Mendelson says he has no plans to retire or to sell his business properties off East First Street across from Fifth Third Field despite rumors of him selling everything. Mendelson said he has no offer on the table for any of his properties, but “if someone wants to come to talk with...
Super-spooky haunted houses and trails near Dayton

Super-spooky haunted houses and trails near Dayton

As summer gives way to fall, there’s a chill in the air -- and spooky things start to rear their heads. While Dayton has a lot of great (and terrifying) attractions, there are some great ones well worth the short drive...should you make it out alive. All good haunts need a good backstory, and this place has a pretty good one. As the legend goes, students began disappearing from the old Dent...
The I-Team asks: Are firefighters getting paid to sleep?

The I-Team asks: Are firefighters getting paid to sleep?

As several area cities update their fire stations, some proudly tout improved spaces for their firefighters to sleep at the station. Trenton Fire Chief Darrell Yater said in an interview this week that a new $2.5 million fire station there will feature actual beds instead of break room recliners and couches. The city of Kettering’s new fire stations feature individual bedrooms for each first...

Derrick Henry on Alabama’s preparation: ‘We treated each opponent the same’

When you win a lot and those victories come easily, it is easy sometimes to take the foot off the pedal. That doesn’t happen at Alabama, where the Crimson Tide prepare for each game as if it is the national championship, according to former star running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry. “At Alabama, we treated each opponent the same,” Henry said...

SEC Memes: Butch Jones, Tennessee feel the internet’s wrath

We might as well change SEC Memes to Tennessee Memes this week. Butch Jones and his program took the brunt of the internet’s angst this week after the Vols dropped a stunner on the final play of Week 3 to Florida. You also know that Vanderbilt and Kentucky are on the SEC map when memes regarding the Commodores and Wildcats begin popping up. We take a look at some of the...

7 parting shots from Tennessee football loss to Florida, and unprecedented fallout

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s loss to Florida, and the unprecedented social media fallout that ensued, meant an extended hangover in the Vol Nation. Is everyone over it yet? Ready to take a breath a move on? I didn’t think so, so here are five more parting thoughts from the Vols’ excruciating 26-20 loss at The Swamp last Saturday: • The Vols rally in the fourth...

Tailgating Recipes in The Flavor of Football Presented by Texas Pete – Chicken Finger Dipping Sauce

Tailgating Recipes in The Flavor of Football Presented by Texas Pete – Chicken Finger Dipping Sauce Find all the delicious tailgating recipes that you’ll need for your Saturday tailgate. Each week Texas Pete’s Flavor of Football will highlight a new recipe that is sure to be a hit at your tailgate. Check out this week’s tailgating recipe:   Texas Pete...

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: 5-star point guard Immanuel Quickley is first 2018 Cats commit

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The first domino has fallen in Kentucky basketball’s 2018 recruiting class, and it’s a big one: 5-star point guard Immanuel Quickley committed to the Wildcats during a ceremony at his high school in Maryland on Friday night. He became the ninth 5-star point guard to pick UK since coach John Calipari took over in 2009, following in the...

Vegas sharp breaks down Week 4 SEC games

Here’s a look at up-to-date betting information for each SEC contest, complete with analysis and picks from Brian Edwards. Edwards, a long-time VegasInsider.com handicapper with an emphasis on SEC football, will provide his thoughts and insights on the line moves throughout the 2017 season. He is a University of Florida graduate and a weekly radio guest in Las Vegas, ...
Dayton has a big shortage of Big Brothers

Dayton has a big shortage of Big Brothers

The Dayton area does not have enough male mentors to serve all the young, at-risk boys in the community who need one, which has prompted the launch of a new recruitment campaign targeting a popular place for men to hang out. There are 60 children on the local waiting list to be paired with a Big Brother or Big Sister, most of whom are boys. Vulnerable boys and girls who build meaningful relationships...

Tim Tebow on Vanderbilt under Derek Mason: ‘This is the resurgence’

A week after upsetting No. 18 Kansas State 14-7 in Nashville to move to 3-0 early in the 2017 season, Vanderbilt finds itself in the SEC spotlight this week as it plays host to top-ranked Alabama. The Crimson Tide and Commodores are the featured 3:30 p.m. SEC on CBS game and have been chosen as the host site for SEC Network’s SEC Nation on Saturday morning. As such, Tim...

Brittany Jackson on Albert Haynesworth’s accusations: ‘Absurd’

After former Tennessee football player Albert Haynesworth sent out a series of tweets alleging former Vols women’s basketball player and girlfriend Brittany Jackson of physically abusing him and using racial slurs toward him, Jackson has responded, and with a shocking detail. In a statement given to The Knoxville News Sentinel, Jackson said that she is...

Jackson Carman gives thoughts on Ohio State, 2019 RB talking with Buckeyes

Recruiting never stops, and if you take a day off, you fall behind. Join us every night for a daily recap of Ohio State recruiting news, insight on what’s happening behind the scenes, and for a glimpse at what’s coming next. The debate rages on, it seems, about 5-star offensive lineman Jackson Carman and his recent tweets.  We won’t go into them, but the ...

Peyton Manning to be the voice of a bull in new animated movie Ferdinand

It was only a matter of time. Peyton Manning is going to be in a movie. It’s an animated movie, and it’s called Ferdinand, based on the children’s book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson. Kara Warner of People reports that Manning will voice Guapo, “a brash-yet-anxious bull friend of Ferdinand’s.” The voice of Ferdinand...

Tennessee SEC Country Picks: It’s unanimous, Alabama rolls Vanderbilt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee players and fans will have the benefit of an early game on Saturday, meaning there will be plenty of time for scoreboard watching later in the afternoon. The Vols (2-1) don’t figure to pack Neyland Stadium for their noon kickoff against UMass (0-4), but the game is still valuable for Tennessee. The future of the program will be on the...
Jeep crashes into unit at Springhaven Condominiums in Miami Twp.

Jeep crashes into unit at Springhaven Condominiums in Miami Twp.

A man and a woman are displaced after a Jeep crashed into their home. Fire officials said the motorists may have suffered a medical issue that led to the crash. The couple’s dog was rescued, but a cat remains missing, according to officials. A person driving a Jeep early this evening crashed into a condo in Miami Twp. The crash was reported around 4:40 p.m. at the Springhaven Condominiums, in...
Reds Barnhart on new contract: ‘Winning ... is all I want to do’

Reds Barnhart on new contract: ‘Winning ... is all I want to do’

The Cincinnati Reds’ last four-year contract with a catcher hasn’t worked out so well. They’re hoping for better luck this time. The Reds announced Friday that catcher Tucker Barnhart had agreed to a four-year contract through 2021 with a club option for 2022. The deal reportedly is worth $23 million, including a $1.75 million bonus. The club has a $500,000 buyout for the option...

WATCH: Mike the Tiger entertains fans, splashes around in water

The life of Mike the Tiger can look pretty luxurious sometimes, with adoring fans lining up to take pictures while being fed some great meat and being able to splash around in a pool built just for yourself. That is the case in this video, as the LSU mascot has a little fun in the water. That water most definitely keeps the tiger cool during those hot days in Baton Rouge and is probably...

Florida’s running backs face stiff test against Kentucky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The No. 20 Florida Gators know the challenge Kentucky will present to the running game on Saturday. The Wildcats come into the game ranked third in the nation in rush defense, allowing an average of just 57 yards per game. Through three games, they have yet to allow a rush longer than 11 yards. Meanwhile, Florida’s rushing offense has been anything but...
‘A healthy study environment for kids is now more important than ever’

‘A healthy study environment for kids is now more important than ever’

Students today can find it challenging to sit still and focus their mind on one particular school subject when the world around them is teaching them to multitask at an ever-increasing pace. That’s why creating a healthy study environment for kids is now more important than ever, said Melinda Ruff, MD, a family physician with Centerville Family Medicine. “Having the right study environment...
Why get the flu vaccine?

Why get the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is now available and families should be making plans to get everyone in the household immunized. “The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than 6 months,” says Sherman Alter, MD, medical director of the infectious disease department at Dayton Children’s Hospital. “The flu vaccine will provide children with a great deal of protection.” &rsaquo...

Kentucky Basketball Recruiting: New contender emerges for 5-star Zion Williamson as he begins official visit in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Heading into 5-star forward Zion Williamson’s official visit to Kentucky this weekend, a new challenger has emerged in the Wildcats’ pursuit of 247Sports’ No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2018. And it’s an unexpected one. “I think [Kentucky is] neck-and-neck with Clemson,” said Andrew Slater, national recruiting...

Auburn football podcast: Tigers victory guaranteed

Welcome to The Podcast on the Plains, SEC Country’s daily Auburn football podcast with host Zac Blackerby. On the Friday show, SEC Country’s Lauren Shute helps to break down Auburn’s first SEC road contest of the season against the struggling Missouri Tigers. On Episode 30, the experts discuss which Tigers need to step up, which ...

3 for 3: Ohio State’s options if it misses on 3 remaining DE targets in Class of 2018

Time and change will show that no matter how much you try, when it comes to Ohio State football recruiting, there are just some things you’ll never know. About a month ago, we were talking in this very column about the chances, which seemed pretty good, of Ohio State landing all three of its top remaining defense end targets in the Class of 2018: ...

Coach Gene Stallings explains why Vanderbilt is talking

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily  Alabama Crimson Tide podcast  with Ryan Fowler. In this edition, we talked with college football and NFL scout, Chris Landry about Alabama’s team 3 games into the schedule and why you should not be panicking about Alabama’s defense. Coach Stallings provides one reason why...

Why I am a Michigan fan: First trip to the Big House a winner

No college football team draws more fans to its home games than the University of Michigan. The university has led the nation in home attendance every season except one since 2003, backing up Michigan Stadium’s moniker — the Big House. Jack Harbaugh helped make the first trip to the Big House for Dale Little (middle) and Aaron Young (right) memorable. (Dale Little/Courtesy)...
Base Transportation helps bases move personnel from Hurricane Irma

Base Transportation helps bases move personnel from Hurricane Irma

The primary mission for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Base Transportation is to move people on a daily basis. For about a week starting Sept.7, Base Transportation moved many Air Force and Navy personnel after they landed at Wright-Patterson AFB to escape the damage of Hurricane Irma. “The wheels were thrown into motion by Dave Egner, director of Special Operations for the 88/OSS in...
Flu season near: Doctors recommend not playing ‘viral roulette’

Flu season near: Doctors recommend not playing ‘viral roulette’

It’s almost flu season again and local doctors are recommending annual flu shots to reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization, missed work or school or even death. Flu season begins each year as early as October and last flu season led to 8,661 hospitalizations in Ohio. Dr. F. Stuart Leeds of Wright State Physicians said the annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect from the flu, particularly...
Training session uses mock interviews, feedback to sharpen skills

Training session uses mock interviews, feedback to sharpen skills

The Hispanic Employment Program and the Black Employment Program hosted mock interviews Sept. 14 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the USO Community Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The program was designed to help Airmen become more competitive in their professional development efforts. Under the auspices of the 88th Air Base Wing Affirmative Employment Program Office, the Hispanic Employment Program...

Kentucky hosts Xfinity Series playoff opener

In a state known for horsepower, albeit of a different kind, it’s fitting the NASCAR Xfinity Series holds its playoff opener at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. A field of 12 drivers take the green flag in the first of the final seven races that will crown the series champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18. Here are five things to know about the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway&rsquo...
Tech Warrior: AFRL scientists gain insights during field exercise

Tech Warrior: AFRL scientists gain insights during field exercise

The Air Force Research Laboratory will hold a home station deployment exercise at the National Center for Medical Readiness in Fairborn, Ohio, Sept. 19-29. Tech Warrior 2017 provides AFRL scientists and engineers the opportunity to experience field, mobility and combat skills training to gain a better understanding of the operational environment. During the 11-day immersion, participants are trained...
Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax linked people to a fake online site that mimicked the link for its own site on its massive Sept. 7 security breach that affected 143 million Americans. After the breach, which involved Social Security numbers and other key identifying information, Equifax set up a site, equifaxsecurity2017.com, that directed people to information on the hacking incident and links to sign up for free credit...

NCAA rules force Texas A&M runner Ryan Trahan to remove his collegiate connection from personal business promotion

Texas A&M freshman cross country runner Ryan Trahan has been forced into a decision by the NCAA regarding his eligibility as a collegiate athlete and his role as a personal business owner. Trahan runs a YouTube account that has 14,000 subscribers on which he posts videos documenting his cross country career as well as promoting a water bottle business he started. ...

Iowa releases hype video for Penn State game

Iowa has the chance for a season-defining win on Saturday night under the lights against No. 4 Penn State. Kinnick Stadium will be rocking and the Hawkeyes have a chance to start out their Big Ten season with a huge win over the defending conference champs. A lot of Iowa fans have probably already been counting down the hours until kick off (7:30 ET, ABC), but in case they...

What Florida football’s offense is lacking without Antonio Callaway, Jordan Scarlett

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The last time the Florida Gators played Kentucky, wide receiver Antonio Callaway had a game-high 129 receiving yards and closed scoring in the first quarter with a 78-yard touchdown catch from Luke Del Rio. Running back Jordan Scarlett had 43 rushing yards on 9 carries and added a touchdown late in the third quarter as the Gators blew out...

Arkansas mailbag, Week 4: Nebraska and Bret Bielema? Devwah Whaley’s status?

Welcome to SEC Country’s weekly Arkansas sports mailbag with reporter Eric W. Bolin. In this edition, we discuss the future of Bret Bielema, who might be coming next, why Arkansas football recruiting is treading water, and the truth that Arkansas is, in fact, a baseball school. Sure. And yet, at the time, absolutely not. It took me leaving Arklahoma and...
Joe Thomas turns snaps record into comedy

Joe Thomas turns snaps record into comedy

Joe Thomas set the NFL snaps record Sunday, exceeding 10,000 (10,064, to be exact). He’s had fun on social media all week, talking about his time with the Browns. On Thursday, he posted a photo mimicking Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 point game pose. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="...
Reds approach team home run record

Reds approach team home run record

This Reds season has left much to be desired - except in the power department. The Reds are second in the NL in homers, and their 210 long balls are the second most in team history. Breaking the team record of 222 is conceivable with two weeks left. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Reds have 210...
Feds charge 2 men for trafficking at least 11 pounds of cocaine

Feds charge 2 men for trafficking at least 11 pounds of cocaine

Two men who stayed at a Miller Lane Hotel in June have been accused of trafficking more than 11 pounds of cocaine, with one man telling investigators they sold most to a drug dealer in Detroit and some in Dayton. Jorge Enriquez, 25, and Jose Sloss, 34, face charges in Dayton’s U.S. District Court, according to a complaint written by a Homeland Security Investigations special agent. Enriquez...

LSU-Syracuse score predictions: SEC Country picks

Orange you glad this week is over? After enduring the misery of a 37-7 loss to Mississippi State and the mystery of wondering whether Derrius Guice will play this week, LSU finally gets to move forward as Syracuse pays a visit to Tiger Stadium. Syracuse and LSU are in the second game of that noble concept known as the home-and-home series. The Tigers traveled to Upstate New...

Purdue’s Jeff Brohm dives in on matchup against Michigan

Purdue has surprised some people in the early part of the 2017 season. The Boilermakers weren’t supposed to contend for a Big Ten title at the start of the season – and they’re still unranked in the latest AP Poll – but they do have a tremendous opportunity ahead of themselves in Saturday’s matchup against No. 8 Michigan. First-year head coach...
The house from the ‘90s sitcom ‘Family Matters’ is being demolished

The house from the ‘90s sitcom ‘Family Matters’ is being demolished

Remember the beloved character, Steve Urkel, from the ‘90s sitcom “Family Matters”? The house he frequented in the show, which appeared in the opening credits of the series is being demolished.  Earlier this week, the city of Chicago approved a demolition permit for the home, located at 1516 W. Wrightwood Ave., according to DNA Info.  The residence will be wrecked...
Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami U. police investigate 2 on-campus sexual assaults

Miami University officials are reporting two, separate sexual assaults on its Oxford campus. The two assaults both involve female students being attacked during the early morning hours of Friday, and campus police are asking for help to identify and find the suspects, said Claire Wagner, spokeswoman for the university. According to police reports released by university officials: “A female student...
Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn’t actually ending

Man who said the world is ending Saturday changed his mind. It isn’t actually ending

David Meade, who claimed the world will end Saturday, said doomsday isn't this weekend after all.  “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending,” he told The Washington Post. “A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October.”          Meade, Christian and self-published author...
Ballots for military, overseas voters available Saturday

Ballots for military, overseas voters available Saturday

County boards of elections in Ohio will begin sending out absentee ballots for military and overseas voters on Saturday for the Nov. 7 general election. Early voting for Ohio residents begins on Wednesday, Oct. 11, which is the first day absentee ballots will be mailed to voters living in Ohio. Those who want to vote in this November’s local-year election must register to vote by Oct. 10, and...
5 Middletown residents indicted in million-dollar diamond robbery

5 Middletown residents indicted in million-dollar diamond robbery

A federal grand jury has charged five Middletown residents with the strong-armed robbery of a diamond jewelry merchant in Monroeville, Pa. Amit Patel (also known as Alex Patel), 48; Mimi Chang, 40; Andrea Mullins, 35; Deanna Williams (also known as Dee Dee Williams), 36; and Danny Ray Horne, 37, were each charged in the indictment. MORE: OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper...
Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

Kylie Jenner is pregnant, according to reports

Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner family, is reportedly pregnant, according to TMZ. The website, which first reported the news, cited “multiple sources close” to the reality TV star. Jenner, 20, and her boyfriend of five months, rapper Travis Scott, 25, have been telling their friends the news, according to TMZ’s Friday story. TMZ said it could not verify it...
5 reasons to check out Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt

5 reasons to check out Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt

Kings Island is ready to put on a scary good show when its 11th annual Halloween Haunt starts Friday, Sept. 22. MORE: Two new haunted attractions opening this weekend Here are 5 reasons not to miss this fright fest: 1. Two new scare zones debut this year New this year are two scare zones: Dance of the Macabre and Wasteland. Dance of the Macabre is located around the base of the Eiffel Tower and themed...
Funeral procession motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash

Funeral procession motorcyclist seriously hurt in crash

A motorcyclist in a funeral procession was involved in a crash on North Main Street near Elmwood Drive this afternoon. The crash was reported around 12:20 p.m. Friday and police said the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries, but they are not believed to be life threatening. The motorcyclist was escorting a funeral procession north on North Main Street, police said. A portion of the road was closed...
Stranger spends days in water to find couple's lost engagement ring

Stranger spends days in water to find couple's lost engagement ring

A good Samaritan with a metal detector helped a couple recover a ring that was accidentally dropped into a Missouri pond earlier this month in a marriage proposal gone awry. A video of the proposal went viral after Seth Dixon got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend of four years, Ruth Salas, on a wooden bridge over Kansas City’s Loose Park Pond, The Kansas City Star reported....
Former PE teacher arrested again, accused of sexually assaulting student 

Former PE teacher arrested again, accused of sexually assaulting student 

For the second time in a month, a former Georgia middle school physical education teacher was arrested on allegations she sexually assaulted a student.  Shawnetta D. Reece, 40, of Blairsville, Georgia, has been accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old high school senior in 2015, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation release.  >> Read more trending news  Officials...
Ex-agent sentenced for sharing FBI secrets with married mistress

Ex-agent sentenced for sharing FBI secrets with married mistress

A now-retired Atlanta FBI agent was sentenced to probation on charges that he shared confidential law enforcement information with his married mistress. In pleading guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge, Ken Hillman admitted that he allowed the woman and her now-former husband to participate in undercover child sex sting operations. Hillman ran a joint local-federal Internet Crimes Against Children...
Middletown school leader talks state report card with business leaders

Middletown school leader talks state report card with business leaders

While last week’s state report card on Middletown Schools left some in the district disappointed, the school system is making significant progress in some areas, Superintendent Marlon Styles Jr. told business and community leaders. The quarterly community outreach forum was the first for Styles and is part of his proactive campaign to engage the Butler County city’s various segments as...
Walmart tests ‘in-fridge’ home delivery service for customers who aren’t home

Walmart tests ‘in-fridge’ home delivery service for customers who aren’t home

Walmart is testing a new grocery delivery service -- one where you don’t have to be home to receive your order. >> Read more trending news  The retail giant announced Friday it has partnered with smart lock startup August Home to create a program where a delivery person can enter a customer’s home and put away groceries. Delivery drivers would be given a one-time...
Funeral home burglar stole, wore dead man’s burial suit, police say

Funeral home burglar stole, wore dead man’s burial suit, police say

A Kentucky man is accused of burglarizing a funeral home and stealing from a dead man awaiting burial, according to police. James Neal Sullivan, 35, of Cecilia, is charged with third-degree burglary in the Sept. 13 incident at Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield, a small city about 75 miles southwest of Louisville. The Leitchfield Police reported that a man broke into the funeral home around...
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