Government shutdown on anniversary of Trump inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump phoned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss strategies to reopen the government. Deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says Trump called the Republican Senate leader on Saturday morning. Gidley says chief of staff John Kelly is speaking with lawmakers...


Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant

Honda to build CR-V at Marysville plant

Honda officials said the automaker will add production of the CR-V sport utility vehicle to Marysville in order to keep up with high demand from consumers. That vehicle is already being produced at three other sites, including Honda’s nearby East Liberty plant, said Chris Abbruzzese, a spokesman for Honda. The additional production is not expected to create more jobs, but will allow the company...
Logan Cole remembers West Liberty school shooting one year later

Logan Cole remembers West Liberty school shooting one year later

West Liberty-Salem High School student Logan Cole was shot one year ago today in the chest in a school restroom. Logan remembers much of that day and the shooting. “I remember that I was going to a mock trial competition in the morning and I remember going to school and we were about to leave on the bus and I remember walking into the bathroom,” Logan said in an exclusive interview with...
Possible light showers tonight; weekend ends on warmer note

Possible light showers tonight; weekend ends on warmer note

Increasing clouds are expected this evening. Overnight we’ll keep an eye out for a few light showers as rain chances increase, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures overnight will drop into the middle to upper 30s.  Warmer finish to weekend Wet Sunday into Monday Colder with snow possible Tuesday Sunday: We’ll experience cloudy skies with a chance for drizzle...
Learn about early Springfield’s ‘clash of cultures’ at The Heritage Center

Learn about early Springfield’s ‘clash of cultures’ at The Heritage Center

In 1799, Simon Kenton, who had been a guide for General George Rogers Clark during the 1780 campaign against the Shawnee, came up from Kentucky to settle near Springfield.  The town was laid out and formally founded by James Demint in 1801. As early white settlers moved into the area, there was a definitive clash of cultures, represented best by an exhibit on the second floor of the Heritage...
Enjoy fine arts and give back: 4 events in Springfield this weekend

Enjoy fine arts and give back: 4 events in Springfield this weekend

Looking for a way to enjoy the break in the weather this weekend? Here are four events going on in the greater Springfield area. 1. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service The Springfield Promise Neighborhood will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 20 starting at noon. The event had been scheduled for Jan. 15 but was postponed due to the weather. » READ MORE:...
Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

Northeastern adjusts bus driver’s reprimand, rebuts safety allegations

The Northeastern Local Board of Education voted to adjust a reprimand against a school bus driver who reported to the state that the district allegedly violated state and federal bus safety rules. Cindy Ladig was reprimanded last year and faced possible reassignment after she filed a complaint with the Ohio Department of Education regarding the district’s handling of the transportation of a...
What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

What happens to veterans if the government shuts down?

Vital services for veterans will not be threatened if the government shuts down this weekend.  The Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, including the Dayton VA Medical Center, would remain open. After previous partial shutdowns caused headaches for the VA, the department lobbied Congress to fund the VA on a two-year budget cycle. That exempts the department from the latest funding...
Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

Wright Patt: Workers to show up Monday even if shutdown still in place

Thousands of Wright-Patterson employees were expected to report to work Monday morning for further instructions “to carry out orderly shutdown activities” if a partial federal government closure stuck at midnight Friday, base authorities said. The scenario could be a replay of October 2013 when most civil service employees at Wright-Patterson were sent home on furlough at the state&rsquo...
Wright State on track to meet budget but finances still ‘tenuous’

Wright State on track to meet budget but finances still ‘tenuous’

Wright State University has collected the bulk of its revenue for this fiscal year, meaning all the school has to do now to meet its budget is keep expenses in check. Officials also are targeting enrollment. The single biggest source of revenue for most colleges is tuition revenue, and with the final semester of the year now underway, WSU has already received its last large lump of revenue. Wright...
Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?

Could your travel plans be impacted by a government shutdown?

The U.S. government could be headed for a shutdown after midnight on Friday if Congress does not pass a temporary spending bill.  What would a shutdown mean for those planning domestic or international travel in the coming days or weeks? First, employees deemed “essential” would remain on the job and that includes  Transportation Security Administration screeners and air traffic...
LOCAL IMPACT: Government shutdown threatens 100th birthday party for Springfield veteran

LOCAL IMPACT: Government shutdown threatens 100th birthday party for Springfield veteran

Kevin Black hadn’t thought about how the possibility of a government shutdown would affect his family. World War II veteran Thomas Eubanks of Springfield turns 100 on Jan. 23. To celebrate, his grandson, Black, organized a birthday party for him at the Air Force Museum on Saturday. With the possibility of the government shutting down tonight, the museum may not open, and the outlook of the party...
2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store

2 arrested in armed robbery at Springfield Verizon store

Two teenagers are now in custody and three others remain at large in connection with the armed robbery of a Springfield cell phone store. Anthony Dorone Edwards, 18, of Springfield, was charged with aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon. Javon Lashawn Reid, 18, of Dayton, also was charged with aggravated robbery. DETAILS: Lawsuit against Clark County in jail death moves to federal court...
Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Spectrum customers are reporting service interruptions while attempting to use the Spectrum TV app, the company said on Friday afternoon. “Spectrum customers are experiencing a service interruption while attempting to use the Spectrum TV App. This is causing errors including incorrect login information. Technicians are working diligently to restore the service as soon as possible. We apologize...
Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks testing out stores that do not accept cash

Starbucks is testing out a cashless checkout in stores nationwide. As of Tuesday, one downtown Seattle store accepts only cards or mobile payments, according to a report from KIRO-7. The coffee chain is receiving mixed reviews from customers, some who like the convenience while others worry about privacy issues. Robert Safian, editor of Fast Company, told KIRO 7 that the cashless wave will only grow...
Democrat Kucinich picks running mate in Ohio governor’s race

Democrat Kucinich picks running mate in Ohio governor’s race

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Friday chose Akron City Councilwoman Tara Samples as his running mate in his bid for Ohio governor. Samples fills out the field of lieutenant governor candidates in the 2018 race to replace Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who is term limited. Kucinich, 71, on Wednesday announced his decision to run in the Democratic primary. Samples was elected to council in 2013, works...
Losers appeal Ohio medical pot licensing decisions

Losers appeal Ohio medical pot licensing decisions

State officials are scrambling to hold more than 60 appeal hearings for companies that did not win medical marijuana cultivator licenses in Ohio. So far, 68 of the 161 rejected applicants have filed for a “119 hearing,” in which a hearing officer listens to the state and the business present their cases on why the licensing decision should stand or be reversed. The window is still open...
Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.    The Hudson comforters by UGG under recall were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and may contain mold which could pose a risk of infection or respiratory issues in people with a mold allergy or compromised...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Jessica L. Fenwick, 27, of 1018 Middle St., falsification, dismissed - prosecutor request. Brooks A. Nawman, 33, of 1605 Morgan St., burglary, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Elrashawn T. Dover, 18, address unknown, firearms in motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapon, possession of drugs, obstructing official business, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury...
Ohio flu hospitalizations climb, prompting caution and optimism

Ohio flu hospitalizations climb, prompting caution and optimism

Ohio’s flu-related hospitalizations increased by more than 50 from the previous week, new data released Friday by the Ohio Department of Health said. The increase was smaller than previous weeks, prompting some optimism and words of caution from one local expert. “While it looks like (the flu) may be leveling off, it is still significantly higher than the five year average,” said...
Here’s how you could join New Carlisle city council

Here’s how you could join New Carlisle city council

New Carlisle is seeking candidates for a vacant spot on its city council. A seat on its seven-member council opened up after former Council Member Jim Leathley resigned this month amid controversy over the selection of Council Member Ethan Reynolds as mayor. RELATED: New Carlisle gets new mayor amid controversy, accusations Leathley accused Reynolds of colluding with Council Members Ronald Cobb and...
Lawsuit against Clark County for jail death moves to federal court

Lawsuit against Clark County for jail death moves to federal court

The mother of a Springfield woman who died of an overdose in the Clark County Jail has refiled her lawsuit against the county in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Kristy Marie Parker, 32, died Jan. 20, 2016 from an overdose of drugs brought into the facility by another inmate. In March 2017, Marcia Galvan-Thompson was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter...
Springfield Then & Now: Wittenberg University in winter

Springfield Then & Now: Wittenberg University in winter

Aside from landscape changes, this wintry scene of Wittenberg University has remained fairly unchanged over the years.  Students then and now would recognize the view looking towards Myers Hall, the oldest building on campus, which opened in 1846.  Today, the wintry scene looks about the same, with a few more trees that block the view of Myers Hall.
Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships

Amazon raises price of Amazon Prime monthly memberships

Amazon Prime memberships are about to get more expensive. The online retail giant announced today that the Amazon Prime monthly fee is increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 in the U.S., an increase of 18 percent. That’s approximately $156 annually. However, the annual Prime membership will stay at $99. “Prime provides an unparalleled combination of shipping, shopping and entertainment benefits...
Facebook hunting photos lead to wildlife charges for New Carlisle men

Facebook hunting photos lead to wildlife charges for New Carlisle men

A New Carlisle man faces multiple criminal charges for wildlife violations after allegedly posting pictures on Facebook of deer he shot but never tagged during gun season last year, according to court records. Forrest W. Parrott, 23, of 10331 Marquart Road, is expected to appear in court at 11 a.m. today. Parrott faces five counts of state ownership of and title to wild animals — prohibited...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0016 - Freedom Mortgage Corp., v. Peggy McDaniel, New Carlisle, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 11795 Troy Road, New Carlisle, for $231,658. 18-CV-0017 - Moneygram Payment Systems, Inc., v. Genesis 2014 Inc., Dayton and 1912 S. Limestone St., et al., complaint for $19,100 for proceeds from sale of services, etc. 18-CV-0018 - Devan Smith,...
Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name

Gander Mountain stores to reopen under new name

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, announced an initial list of retail stores that are scheduled to open in 2018. Camping World Holdings Inc. was chosen as the winning bidder at a bankruptcy auction for certain acquired assets of Gander Mountain and the sale was approved in a bankruptcy court hearing in May 2017. Dozens of Gander Mountain stores closed after the company filed...
Fights break out following Wilberforce upset victory over CSU

Fights break out following Wilberforce upset victory over CSU

Law enforcement from across Greene County responded Thursday night to a call for help from a police officer who was dealing with multiple fights occurring after fans exited the men’s basketball rivalry game between Wilberforce University and Central State University, according to county emergency communications records.  The incident happened following the Wilberforce Bulldogs’ upset...
Clark County families preserve farmland for more than 200 years

Clark County families preserve farmland for more than 200 years

In April, Clark County turns 200 — a milestone that some hope will also be a celebration of the county’s rich agricultural history. Seven farms in Clark County have been in operation for more than 200 years and 39 farms are 100 years or older. Throughout the bicentennial year, Krista Magaw, executive director of the Tecumseh Land Trust, plans to highlight the county’s oldest farmlands...
Tiger Stronger Day marks anniversary of West Liberty school shooting

Tiger Stronger Day marks anniversary of West Liberty school shooting

West Liberty-Salem Local Schools recognized Thursday the first anniversary of a school shooting with a day of service. On Jan. 20, 2017, then 17-year-old Ely Serna allegedly brought a gun to West Liberty High School with a gun and shot fellow student Logan Cole twice, who survived, deputies have said. He also allegedly shot at a teacher before shooting classroom door windows, according to a report...
Wright Patt’s Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine marks 100th

Wright Patt’s Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine marks 100th

Filled with life-like medical mannequins, dark cargo plane fuselages and a centrifuge that spins humans in circles at high speed, the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine is unlike most schools. One of the biggest prizes gained at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in recent years, the school marked its 100th anniversary in ceremonies Friday. The $194.5 million school opened in a sprawling new building...
Threat of government shutdown wearing on workers

Threat of government shutdown wearing on workers

The specter of a partial federal government shutdown looms at midnight Friday, but many federal employees feel “immune” to the threat of being sent home in a repeated cycle of last-minute stopgap spending measures to avert a shutdown, union leaders say. “I think employees are actually getting immune to it,” said Troy Tingey, president of the American Federal of Government Employees...
Warming trend to last through the weekend

Warming trend to last through the weekend

A gradual warm-up will continue through the weekend and into the start of next week, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.  Some refreeze possible tonight Temperatures climb into the 40s this weekend Wet, but mild start to next week Tonight: Mainly clear skies are expected through the evening. Breezy conditions and chilly as temperatures fall through the 30s towards...
The story of the invasive callery pear

The story of the invasive callery pear

Last week while discussing the newly released Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Invasive Species list, I mentioned that callery pear was on it. I have written about the story of this invasive tree, but it’s worth doing it again because it’s really quite interesting. Callery pears were first brought to the United States from Asia back in the early 1920s. In the 1960s a new cultivar...
Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Soldier from Clark County is missing from Fort Drum, New York

Spc. Trevor Nichols, a soldier from Clark County, is missing from Fort Drum, N.Y., and a national organization is asking for the public's help in finding him.  "I see absolutely nothing that says foul play" or suicide, Brenda Paradise, a private investigator who volunteers for Guardian Search and Investigations.  That organization issued a press release Thursday about Spc. Nichols...
ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter school, officially closes

ECOT, Ohio’s largest online charter school, officially closes

The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), Ohio’s largest online K-12 school, was closed Thursday night by its sponsor, the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, citing a financial inability to continue. The embattled school had claimed an enrollment of more than 15,000 students just two years ago, including more than 1,000 in the Dayton area. But state officials eventually challenged...
Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

Good Samaritan closing: Employees still in shock 

A day after the announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will shut its doors for good at the end of the year, employees said their still trying to come to grips with the initial shock.  Some didn't know anything about it prior to the announcement, while others say they'd heard behind-the scenes rumblings. But all of them said Thursday that there's no way to prepare for the way in which they...
Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

Mark your calendar for these 2018 meteor showers

There are plenty of meteor showers to enjoy this year, reports Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Mark your calendars and keep checking in for the latest forecast. The Lyrid Meteor shower will peak over the weekend but the sky might not be ideal. RELATED: Download our free WHIO weather APP to stay informed  Lyrids: Active April 16-25. Rates are usually 10-15 meteors per hour....
How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?

How could government shutdown affect Springfield residents?

Some Springfield seniors said they’re worried about their Social Security benefits should the government shut down this week, but a local professor says the affect in the Miami Valley won’t be great if it’s short. A shutdown could occur if lawmakers can’t reach an agreement this week on funding the government at least in the short term. The last federal government shutdown...
Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Premier planning to redevelop Good Sam site once hospital closes

Premier Health officials have told this news organization that they want to "transform" the soon-to-be former main campus of Good Samaritan Hospital once the facility closes at the end of the year. They don't know exactly what redevelopment will look like on the site once the buildings are razed, but they say it's a process they will be here to see through. "Unlike other Dayton-based...
New Carlisle votes to put tax increase on ballot for fire division

New Carlisle votes to put tax increase on ballot for fire division

New Carlisle’s city council voted unanimously Wednesday to put a property tax increase on the May 8 ballot. The proposed 3-mill, five-year levy would support the city’s fire and EMS department. For a $100,000 home in Ohio, each mill costs $35, so the 3-mill levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 property an added $105 per year. In a special meeting the Smith Park Shelter House, council...
Good Samaritan final decision made night before announcement

Good Samaritan final decision made night before announcement

Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton will close by the end of 2018. Premier Health announced on Wednesday that the hospital, based on the northwest side of Dayton, will shut down by the end of 2018. The health network — the largest private employer in the region — said the closure is “part of Premier Health’s new strategic plan.” Here’s what we know about the closure...
Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks, dead at 76

Jim Rodford, bassist for The Kinks, dead at 76

Jim Rodford, bassist for popular rock band The Kinks from 1978 to 1996, has died at 76, according to the band. The Kinks, whose hits include “You Really Got Me,” “Lola,” “I’m Not Like Everybody Else,” “A Well-Respected Man,” “Victoria” and “Waterloo Sunset,” made the announcement Saturday on its official social media accounts...
Three people hit by train since its debut last week

Three people hit by train since its debut last week

For the third time in the week since the Brightline train started its service from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, a person has been hit by the passenger train, according to Fort Lauderdale police. Detective Tracy Figone, public information officer for the police department, said a pedestrian attempted to cross the train tracks at Northeast Third Avenue and North Flagler Drive when the gates were...
Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach

Tennessee Titans hire former Buckeye Mike Vrabel as coach

Mike Vrabel, a former standout offensive lineman with the Ohio State Buckeyes and former Buckeyes assistant coach, was hired Saturday as head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Vrabel, who made the Ohio State All-Century team in 2000, and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, retired from football and became a defensive assistant for Ohio State in 2011. He was the Houston Texans defensive...
Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's program

Florida group raffles off rifle to benefit children's program

An assault rifle is a prize in a raffle to raise money for programs to help disadvantaged children. Channel 9 found out that phone calls to buy tickets for the raffle go to three Central Florida county jails. The flyer advertising the raffle was created by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency. It advertises a chance to win an AR-15 rifle. There are phone numbers on the flyer to buy $20 tickets...
No. 5 Wittenberg improves to 17-0 with rout of Allegheny

No. 5 Wittenberg improves to 17-0 with rout of Allegheny

The No. 5 Wittenberg Tigers rolled to an 87-58 victory Saturday over Allegheny in Meadville, Pa., improving to 17-0 and 10-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Wittenberg has won eight games in a row by double digits. This was its most lopsided victory in conference play since an 86-55 victory at Denison on Dec. 9. “I’m really proud of the defensive effort today,” Wittenberg...
Researchers find meteorites from Michigan meteor

Researchers find meteorites from Michigan meteor

Researchers with the American Meteor Society found two meteorites just days after a meteor lit up the sky across part of Michigan, according to a tweet from AMS. “We are happy and excited to report, two meteorites from the Jan. 16th fall have been found in Michigan,” the Thursday tweet said. “Congratulations to Robert Ward and Larry Atkins on the first two reported finds.”...
Florida man accused of shoplifting, leaving child in running car at Walmart

Florida man accused of shoplifting, leaving child in running car at Walmart

Police arrested a man at a Walmart in Florida Thursday night after he allegedly left a 7-year-old child in his car while he went inside the store and shoplifted. Around 8 p.m., a loss prevention officer spotted Derek Kingsland, 29, in the Jupiter store “looking around suspiciously,” the arrest report stated. Kingsland attempted to purchase $48 worth of items at the self-checkout line,...
Five-star recruit Zion Williamson commits to Duke

Five-star recruit Zion Williamson commits to Duke

On a day its basketball team dominated an overmatched Pitt team, Duke just pulled off a shocking upset. Zion Williamson, the country’s No. 2 recruit according to ESPN’s rankings, announced at a commitment ceremony on Saturday evening at his high school that he will attend Duke. Williamson chose the Blue Devils over Clemson, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and South...
WATCH: Girls perform adorable ditty to sell Girl Scout cookies

WATCH: Girls perform adorable ditty to sell Girl Scout cookies

Two young girls from New Hampshire are using their musical talents to sell Girl Scout cookies. Lyla and Avery Holzapfel are 8 and 6 years-old. With the help of their parents, Brynne and Doug, they wrote a little ditty to make some sales, Boston25News reported. >> Read more trending news  And it's taken off. The video has several thousand views since it was posted on Tuesday.  Doug...
Kansas polishes off perfect week with stingy win over Baylor; 3 things we learned

Kansas polishes off perfect week with stingy win over Baylor; 3 things we learned

Kansas finished off a 2-0 week on Saturday evening with a 70-67 win over Baylor. It was a stingy offensive effort for both sides, with both teams shooting well under 50 percent in the game. Malik Newman delivered another stellar game, dropping 24 points to lead Kansas. With wins over West Virginia and Baylor this week, Kansas is alone atop the Big 12 standings with a 6-1 mark in conference...
Kentucky basketball: 5-star target Zion Williamson commits to Duke

Kentucky basketball: 5-star target Zion Williamson commits to Duke

Zion Williamson, the No. 3 prospect in the 2018 class, committed to Duke on Saturday night. He chose the Blue Devils over Kentucky, Clemson, North Carolina, Kansas and South Carolina. The 6-foot-6 and 275-pound forward was the highest-ranked prospect available in the 2018 class. The Spartanburg, S.C., native was heavily favored to commit to Clemson. Kentucky hasn’t signed...
South Carolina basketball: Observations from the Tennessee game

South Carolina basketball: Observations from the Tennessee game

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina basketball to No. 21 Tennessee on Saturday night at Colonial Life Arena, 70-63. A couple of quick observations: Chris Silva spent much of the evening in foul trouble. Without his presence inside, South Carolina gave up a lot in the paint to Tennessee, where the Vols dominated, 32-16. Somehow, it didn’t carry over...
Duke basketball: Dirty foul may have sparked return of the ‘old’ Grayson Allen

Duke basketball: Dirty foul may have sparked return of the ‘old’ Grayson Allen

Grayson Allen appeared poised to shatter the already sky-high expectations surrounding his senior season when he put on a show at the Champions Classic on Nov. 15, scoring a career-high 37 points against Michigan State. Since, however, Allen has appeared to enter an unending funk — until Saturday. In Duke’s blowout win over Pitt, Allen scored 16 points — his most in five...
California DT prospect commits to Oklahoma State

California DT prospect commits to Oklahoma State

According to a post from his twitter account, Samuela Tuihalamaka from Mater Dei (CA) has committed to Oklahoma State. Tuihalamaka has not officially signed with the Cowboys yet, but will sign on February 7th. He’s a three-star prospect according to 247 Sports. Tuihalamaka is Oklahoma State’s 23rd commit in the class of 2018, and is currently the only member of the Cowboys&rsquo...
Instant analysis: No. 17 Auburn basketball stifles Georgia in another second-half comeback win

Instant analysis: No. 17 Auburn basketball stifles Georgia in another second-half comeback win

AUBURN, Ala. — There’s just something about Auburn basketball in the second half — especially at home — that can’t be explained this season. No. 17 Auburn trailed by double-digits once again late in the first half of an SEC game. And, once again, Bruce Pearl’s Tigers rallied to keep their spot atop the SEC standings with a 79-65 win inside...
In-state 2019 DE Cameron Williams flips from Florida to Miami

In-state 2019 DE Cameron Williams flips from Florida to Miami

Literally minutes after the Gators got great news for their 2018 recruiting class, they got less than stellar news for their 2019 class. Cameron Williams, a 3-star defensive end from Hollywood, Fla., in the class of 2019, announced his decision to flip his commitment from Florida to Miami on his Twitter account on Saturday night. 247Sports lists Williams as the 30th-best...
Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

Arizona mother who gave toddler fatal meth dose receives 20-year prison sentence

An Arizona woman who gave her toddler a fatal dose of methamphetamine in 2016 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. >> Read more trending news  Natalie Russell, 30, pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and child abuse, azcentral.com reported. Russell claimed she gave her 22-month-old daughter meth to counteract the effects of methadone. The child had accidentally...
USC football officially announces 2 new assistant coaches

USC football officially announces 2 new assistant coaches

USC’s 2018 coaching football staff is now complete with the promotion of two quality control assistants to full-time positions. Bryan Ellis will be the Trojans’ quarterback coach while Keary Colbert will coach tight ends and inside receivers, a position created by the NCAA allowing FBS teams to add a 10 th assistant. “I have been extremely ...
Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins

Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins

Florida coach Dan Mullen landed a commitment Saturday from 4-star wide receiver Justin Watkins. The Under Armour All-American from East Ridge High School (Clermont, Fla.) is one of five official visitors for the Gators this weekend. The post Florida lands commitment from 4-star WR Justin Watkins appeared first on SEC Country.
Mike Leach speaks on Hilinski’s memorial

Mike Leach speaks on Hilinski’s memorial

Washington State head coach Mike Leach spoke publicly about the suicide death of Cougars quarterback Tyler Hilinski. In a report by the  Associated Press, Leach says the former WSU quarterback showed no outward signs of depression. From the AP: A coroner confirmed Hilinski died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Tuesday. Hilinski threw for 1,176 yards and 7 touchdowns...
South Carolina football: Colonial Life Arena greets the Gamecocks

South Carolina football: Colonial Life Arena greets the Gamecocks

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina football team was recognized on Saturday, during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Tennessee. SEC Country was on hand as Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks were greeted by a near-capcity crowd at Colonial Life Arena. Check out the Facebook Live below. Updates from the Gamecocks recruiting weekend ...
Rhode Island dominates second half to hand Dayton second loss in a row

Rhode Island dominates second half to hand Dayton second loss in a row

Rhode Island showed why it was the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Dayton Flyers showed once again the inconsistency that has plagued them all season. Rhode Island improved to 7-0 with an 88-74 victory over Dayton at UD Arena on Saturday. The Rams (15-3 overall) remain in first place all by themselves. Dayton (9-10, 3-4) dropped its second straight game after its first two-game...
Arizona outlasts Stanford 73-71 in first-place Pac-12 battle: What we learned

Arizona outlasts Stanford 73-71 in first-place Pac-12 battle: What we learned

Arizona was the overwhelming favorite during the preseason to win the Pac-12 title, but it wasn’t until Saturday that the Wildcats found themselves alone in first place. That came by virtue of a hard-fought 73-71 win at Stanford that saw them rally from down 11 points with less than 10 minutes left (after leading by 12 in the first half). The Wildcats (16-4...
Analysis: Duke big men toy with Pittsburgh in easy win

Analysis: Duke big men toy with Pittsburgh in easy win

Wendell Carter Jr. scored in the paint. Marvin Bagley III countered by showing he could drive coast-to-coast for a layup. It appeared at times Saturday as if Duke’s star freshmen were engaged in a friendly contest of trying to outdo each other. While fifth-ranked Duke toyed with lowly Pittsburgh, Carter and Bagley found ways of having fun as they dominated in the paint to extend...
Florida basketball: 3 keys for Gators in SEC showdown at Kentucky

Florida basketball: 3 keys for Gators in SEC showdown at Kentucky

Florida basketball coach Mike White didn’t want to feed any more into the hype for the Gators’ visit to No. 18 Kentucky on Saturday night. Yes, it’s the biggest SEC showdown yet for his team and a chance for Florida to continue establishing itself atop the conference standings. And yes, Kentucky is Kentucky and the Gators’ history at Rupp Arena says...
Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran announces engagement to Cherry Seaborn

Musician Ed Sheeran is engaged to childhood friend Cherry Seaborn. >> Read more trending news  Sheeran announced the news of his engagement Saturday on Instagram. The engagement took place just before the new year. The couple have lived together for over a year, The Telegraph reported. The pair have been longtime friends and attended school together, but were not childhood sweethearts...
Alabama football: Rashaan Evans explains why he’s skipping Senior Bowl

Alabama football: Rashaan Evans explains why he’s skipping Senior Bowl

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans was one of two late scratches from the Senior Bowl roster along with Crimson Tide defensive back Anthony Averett. During Alabama’s national championship celebration, Evans explained his decision not to play in the game. “The whole reason for that, man, was really just for be focused on the Combine,” Evans said...
West Virginia sets program record for most lopsided win in Big 12 play

West Virginia sets program record for most lopsided win in Big 12 play

West Virginia men’s basketball rode a dominant second half to a lopsided 86-51 win at WVU Coliseum Saturday in Morgantown. If the 35-point victory for the Mountaineers felt at all unprecedented in some ways since the team joined the Big 12, that’s because it was. The win over the Longhorns was the team’s largest margin of victory in Big 12 play since joining the conference...
Clemson forward Donte Grantham suffers apparent right knee injury vs. Notre Dame

Clemson forward Donte Grantham suffers apparent right knee injury vs. Notre Dame

No. 20 Clemson has been locked in a battle with visiting Notre Dame at Littlejohn Coliseum, but an injury to one of its star players could mean bad news for the team in the latter portion of the season. Midway through the second half and with the Tigers in the lead, senior forward Donte Grantham had to exit the game after suffering an apparent right knee injury. Reports stated...
Arkansas holds off late rally against Ole Miss to stay out of SEC basement

Arkansas holds off late rally against Ole Miss to stay out of SEC basement

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Finally. It had been a month since anyone had seen the Arkansas basketball team. The real Arkansas basketball team. They returned at last Saturday afternoon inside Bud Walton Arena. The team that titillated and enraptured the state back in nonconference play had been on the side of a milk carton since. Six games of mostly subpar basketball in SEC...
Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

The Minnesota Vikings are the owners of a remarkable victory in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoffs. Now, the team wants to own the nicknames that have been attached to it. Stefon Diggs’ stunning 61-yard touchdown catch and run on the final play of the game gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory against New Orleans, giving birth to the nicknames “Minneapolis Miracle” or &ldquo...
Nick Saban’s “We’re not finished” caps Alabama’s national championship celebration

Nick Saban’s “We’re not finished” caps Alabama’s national championship celebration

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama held another national championship parade and celebration on Saturday afternoon, which began at Denny Chimes on campus and concluded with Nick Saban’s address in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium. Here’s what he said: “Thank you so much for the support that you’ve created, not only in being a part of this...
Women's marches, events taking place across nation

Women's marches, events taking place across nation

A series of women’s marches, protests and voter registration events are taking place across the country this weekend. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. In 2017, the Women’s March on Washington drew a large crowd that marched in protest of Trump’s election. Women’s marches were held across the country and the world...
WATCH: Minkah Fitzpatrick gets Nick Saban to join in on signing ‘We are the Champoins’

WATCH: Minkah Fitzpatrick gets Nick Saban to join in on signing ‘We are the Champoins’

It’s pretty clear that Minkah Fitzpatrick and Nick Saban have a special bond. So much so that even Fitzpatrick is able to get Saban to crack a smile. While honoring the team at the national title parade, Queen’s We are the Champions was playing and a a number of players were taking in the moment, swaying side-to-side, and even singing along. At the...
Oklahoma freshman Trae Young posts career-high 48 points at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma freshman Trae Young posts career-high 48 points at Oklahoma State

The No. 4 Sooners fell achingly short to rival Oklahoma State on Saturday. But Cowboys fans’ attempts to distract Trae Young with birds didn’t go quite according to plan in Stillwater. The Oklahoma freshman point guard dropped 48 points — the most in his brief but sensational collegiate career. It was the third 40-point performance of the season for Young...
Iowa basketball fails to match Chris Street’s intensity in blowout loss to Purdue

Iowa basketball fails to match Chris Street’s intensity in blowout loss to Purdue

IOWA CITY, Iowa — On the most important day of Iowa’s basketball season, one team showed up with the toughness, heart and character displayed by Chris Street. Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes on Saturday, that team was Purdue. The No. 3-ranked Boilermakers showcased every reason why they are the Big Ten favorite and Matt Painter’s best version in his tenure...
Former Michigan State WR Hunter Rison transfers to Kansas State

Former Michigan State WR Hunter Rison transfers to Kansas State

Hunter Rison will be suiting up in the Big 12 next season. Rison, a former Michigan State wide receiver, announced his transfer to Kansas State on Saturday. “Blessed to say I will be furthering my athletic and academic career at Kansas State University,” Rison wrote on Twitter. Rison announced he was leaving the Spartans’ roster earlier this month. As a freshman in 2017...
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