Cedarville HS band plays Greenon fight song in honor of student killed in crash

The Cedarville High School marching band tonight played the Greenon High School fight song in honor of the marching band member killed in a weekend crash. The Cedarville band faced Greenon fans when they played the fight song. It was in tribute of 16-year-old Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, a Greenon  junior who was a passenger in a car that crashed Sunday afternoon on Fowler Road...


FBI raids property; owner has sued local, federal government

FBI raids property; owner has sued local, federal government

The Spring Valley man whose home was raided by law enforcement for the second time in two years is a former Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employee who twice sued the federal government and has a pending appeal against Greene County for malicious prosecution, according to court documents. The 2302 Schnebly Road home of Joel Montgomery, 48, was raided Thursday morning by FBI, ATF and other law enforcement...
Girl climbs out from under pickup unscathed after her bike is hit

Girl climbs out from under pickup unscathed after her bike is hit

A girl and her bicycle landed underneath a pickup truck after she was hit by the vehicle. The girl was able to climb out from underneath the Chevrolet Avalanche unscathed, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post. The driver was headed south on North Main Main Street and tried to avoid the girl who rode into traffic, the trooper said. A child riding a bicycle was hit by...
Best of Springfield: See who won in all 32 categories

Best of Springfield: See who won in all 32 categories

More than 30 Clark County businesses have a new award to display in their storefronts after a ceremony last Thursday honored some of the area’s most popular services and restaurants. The Best of Springfield competition recognized a variety of local companies, ranging from best pizza to best place to shop for bargains. Voting was conducted online and allowed residents to suggest their own favorites...
Local congressman argues for more competition in health care

Local congressman argues for more competition in health care

Warren Davidson argued for more competition in the health care industry and touted a Republican proposal for tax reform in Enon on Thursday, but he spent much of his time talking about gridlock in Washington. Davidson, a Republican congressman whose 8th district includes Clark County, said lawmakers need to find ways to pass legislation or the country will be governed by executive order. President...
Enon police make arrest in case involving 2-month-old’s bone injury

Enon police make arrest in case involving 2-month-old’s bone injury

A man was arrested this week in connection with an incident involving a baby with serious injuries. Keith Jones, 20, of London, was arrested by Enon police after the department investigated the baby’s injuries for a few months, according to the Enon Police Department. MORE: Man charged after overdosing in back of Enon police cruiser The inquiry started when police were contacted by medical officials...
NASCAR team will honor latest Greenon crash victim

NASCAR team will honor latest Greenon crash victim

The Greenon High School student who was killed in a crash Sunday will be honored by a NASCAR team along with the two other students who were killed earlier this year. Kenny DePhillip will be added to a NASCAR decal on Jimmy Means Racing’s No. 26 NASCAR Infinity Series car driven by Joey Gase. RELATED: Greenon students killed in crash to be honored by NASCAR team “It was automatic,&rdquo...
Then & Now: One of Springfield’s first churches, and its transformation to a park

Then & Now: One of Springfield’s first churches, and its transformation to a park

One of the first church buildings in Springfield, which stood at the southwest corner of Fisher and Columbia at 35 N. Fisher, was built in 1850 for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran. The space was enlarged in 1870, renovated in 1888, and sold to the Salvation Army in 1897 after St. John’s moved to its current home at Wittenberg and Columbia. The Salvation Army remained at that location until...
Premier Health asks UnitedHealthcare policy holders to switch plans

Premier Health asks UnitedHealthcare policy holders to switch plans

Premier Health sent a letter this week to its patients saying “we strongly advise” those with UnitedHealthcare policies to consider switching plans, as both sides remain far from a deal that would let policy holders again get coverage at Premier doctors offices and hospitals. The contract between UnitedHealthcare and Premier, the region’s largest health system, expired May 13 after...
Some of U.S.’s most secretive work will be done in new NASIC building

Some of U.S.’s most secretive work will be done in new NASIC building

Tucked away off the main airfield and near a remote area of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, researchers will conduct some of the most secretive work of the spying agency in a new 58,000-square-foot building. The massive $29.5 million National Air and Space Intelligence Cente expansion was dedicated Friday, giving analysts a more technically advanced and much larger area to dissect adversaries weapons...
Ohio jobless rate ticks down in September

Ohio jobless rate ticks down in September

The Ohio unemployment rate slightly dipped September to 5.3 percent, down from 5.4 percent the previous month, according to the latest job report released today. Ohio’s non-agricultural wage and salary employment increased 10,500 over the month, from a revised 5,546,500 in August to 5,557,000 in September 2017, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said Friday morning. Some industries...
John Legend’s wine safe from California fires

John Legend’s wine safe from California fires

It was a close call, but Raymond Vineyards, the Napa Valley winemaker that exclusively produces John Legend’s Legend Vineyard Exclusive Collection brand of wines, is safe after wildfires in northern California. The vineyard, located in St. Helena, Calif., was among many businesses threatened by the fires, which started nine days ago. According to California’s fire agency, more than 5,700...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Jay L. J. Boysel, 21, of 1709 Lexington Ave., turn and stop signal, follow too close, dismissed. Laura Jane Brown, 61, of 1819 Morgan St., domestic violence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Garry D. Bunten, 60, of 560 W. Euclid Ave., resisting arrest amended to disorderly conduct, guilty, fine and costs due Nov. 22, fined $150. Meagan A. Campbell, 25, of 4534 Willowdale...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0551 - Kelly Shelpman, 2977 Meadowgate Dr., v. Encompass Home & Auto Insurance Company; Dustin Lee Camp, Orient; Tiffany Berry, 1149 Northlawn Dr.; et al., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in an auto accident on Oct. 16, 2015. 17-CV-0552 - Scott Marrs and Stephanie Marrs, 2116 Conowoods Dr., v. All American Improvements, Inc., c/o...
First place on line as Wittenberg travels to DePauw

First place on line as Wittenberg travels to DePauw

Coach Joe Fincham joked about keeping his Wittenberg Tigers football team in Indiana next week, saving some gas mileage on the trip home between games against DePauw and Wabash. Wittenberg has so many former members of the coaching staff in Indianapolis at Marian College, it could have found enough couches. However, it will be business as usual for the Tigers — that means two bus trips and two...
Two Springfield men sentenced to prison in connection to shooting

Two Springfield men sentenced to prison in connection to shooting

The two Springfield men charged in connection to a shooting that seriously injured another man will spend years in prison. Anthony Reynolds, 25, and Steven Miller III, 26, were both charged with felonious assault in connection to the shooting of Colten Mollett. RELATED: Second man arrested in connection to Springfield shooting Police alleged Miller and Reynolds went to Mollett’s home in the...
Wright State needs to carve $10.5M out of its budget this year

Wright State needs to carve $10.5M out of its budget this year

Wright State University will need to carve out more than $10.5 million of its budget this year that was not part of the school’s original fiscal year 2018 budget adopted in June. The millions that have to be squeezed from the university’s budget are due to enrollment mix issues, additional scholarship and fellowship costs and the need to generate a $6 million surplus this year, according...
This weekend’s going to the dogs: 3 things to do in Springfield

This weekend’s going to the dogs: 3 things to do in Springfield

Looking for some spooky good fun this weekend? Here are three events you can attend in Springfield that are fun for the whole family, the dog included. 1. Mother Stewart’s Mutts and Goblins Looking to show off your favorite canine’s cute or horrifying costume this year? Head over to Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company for the Mutts and Goblins event on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. The brewery...
Springfield man accused of double murder arrested in northwest Indiana

Springfield man accused of double murder arrested in northwest Indiana

A Springfield man accused of killing two people at an apartment complex earlier this month was arrested in northwest Indiana on Friday morning. RELATED: Springfield man killed in shooting protecting friend, dad says Kyle X. Bonaparte, 20, is accused of killing Joshua Brown, 26, who died after he was shot multiple times at an apartment in the 1300 block of Delta Road on Oct. 4. Another person, Raina...
Tips for viewing a meteor shower

Tips for viewing a meteor shower

Meteor showers are great events to enjoy at any age. When the sky cooperates, the bright show can keep you entertained for hours. Viewing a meteor shower when the skies are clear and dark will set you up for success. Little or no moonlight means the meteors will be easier to see. Head outside after midnight and before dawn. You'll want to find a dark spot away from city lights and let your eyes adjust...
Major Springfield employer sees at least $287M in hurricane costs

Major Springfield employer sees at least $287M in hurricane costs

Assurant, one of Springfield’s biggest employers, expects to record between $287 million and $294 million of reportable catastrophes related to three hurricanes that slammed Texas and the Caribbean in the third quarter this year. The company’s Global Housing Division, based in Springfield, provides insurance and related services in partnership with financial institutions and other major...
FOOD DEAL: How to get a $3 burrito from Chipotle on Halloween

FOOD DEAL: How to get a $3 burrito from Chipotle on Halloween

Chipotle is known for dishing out food deals to its fans.  The latest “Boorito” offer is a $3 burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos from 3 p.m. to close on Halloween. You can stop by any Chipotle to get your food, but here’s the catch: you’ve got to be in costume. Here’s further fine print about the definition of “costume” on Chipotle’s website...
Springfield recovery advocate’s overdose death shows relapse battle

Springfield recovery advocate’s overdose death shows relapse battle

After seven years of clean living, Springfield resident Mike Rollins was injured in a motorcycle crash in September 2016. The 41-year-old co-founder of Gemini Reliance — a nonprofit that operates four recovery houses for men in Springfield — was prescribed opiates for pain, which led him back down the path of drug addiction. Despite multiple attempts at rehab, Mike Rollins lost his battle...
Miami Valley veterans chosen for Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Miami Valley veterans chosen for Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Three Miami Valley veterans are among 20 statewide chosen as the newest inductees into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame. The two Air Force veterans and a former Marine include: * Blanche Aviles Casey, 73, of Beavercreek, a veteran of both the Vietnam War and Persian Gulf War era who became a federal servant after serving 30 years in the Air Force. Casey is a member of the Greene County Veterans Service...
Cooler, fall temperatures start to approach Miami Valley 

Cooler, fall temperatures start to approach Miami Valley 

It stays quiet and cool overnight with lows near 50 degrees, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Clear and cool overnight Warmer than normal weekend Showers, lower temps next week Saturday: Plenty of sunshine starts the weekend. Highs will push into the upper 70s, more than 10 degrees above normal. Mostly sunny skies expected through the day. Sunday: Sun will give way...
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...
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...
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...
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...
New Dayton Air Show chairman takes the controls

New Dayton Air Show chairman takes the controls

Scott Buchanan started attending the Dayton Air Show in the 1970s. Now, the 49-year-old who grew up in Dayton and lives in Vandalia has the controls of the flying spectacle as chairman of the U.S. Air and Trade Show, the group that runs the event at Dayton International Airport. “I’m still pinching myself,” the Ohio Air National Guard veteran said at a Thursday press conference inside...
White Castle workers get tuition discount at an area college

White Castle workers get tuition discount at an area college

Employees of the fast food chain White Castle can now get a discount on their degree from an area college. Indiana Wesleyan University is offering White Castle employees a 10 percent tuition discount. The discount will be offered to all full-time and part-time employees of the national restaurant chain. RELATED: 5 big changes Kroger is bringing to area stores IWU has a location on Springboro West...
Ohio residents among least likely to have identity stolen

Ohio residents among least likely to have identity stolen

Ohioans are among the least vulnerable to identity theft and fraud, a new report has found. WalletHub has ranked Ohio the 10th least vulnerable state to identity fraud. Personal finance website Wallethub conducted a study on ID theft vulnerability in light of the recent Equifax data breach, according to WalletHub’s website. While Ohio was ranked one of the least vulnerable states for identity...
Downtown Springfield business owner sells after 15 years of growth

Downtown Springfield business owner sells after 15 years of growth

Pat Frock was skeptical at first when a friend encouraged her to buy Springfield Health and Fitness, a 250-square-foot space that was part of a cardiac rehab center in the Bushnell Building downtown. Frock, a regional vice president for Burger King at the time, originally planned to buy it just to sell off the gym equipment for a quick profit. Instead, she spent more than a decade building it into...
2017-18 winter weather outlook shows big temp swings

2017-18 winter weather outlook shows big temp swings

Winter is fast approaching and our Storm Center 7 team has a first look at what it could mean for the Miami Valley. Global weather patterns are hinting La Nina may develop before winter begins. This would be the biggest driver on how the next few months will pan out. There's about a 55 to 65 percent chance La Nina will form, according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. If it does, the Miami Valley...
Ohio upgrading its drug tracking database system

Ohio upgrading its drug tracking database system

Ohio is rolling out the next generation of a powerful prescription drug monitoring system to help fight the opiate addiction crisis, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced. Started in 2006, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System tracks controlled substances prescribed by doctors, provided by pharmacies and taken by patients. The upgraded version will calculate a patient’s risk for addiction or...
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...
College basketball legend, Springfield resident Newt Oliver dies at 93

College basketball legend, Springfield resident Newt Oliver dies at 93

Newt Oliver, a member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, a former Northwestern High School athletic director and a longtime resident of Springfield, died Sunday at 93 at Ohio State University Hospital after a brief illness. “He was a great guy,” said German Township Trustee Charlie Metzger, a 1960 graduate of Northwestern. “He was a great asset to this community. He did a...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Michaela R. Willis, 18, of 107 N. Clairmont Ave., theft, innocent, continued, public defender appointed. Aaron Bowshier, 23, of Urbana, OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, administrative license suspension terminated, fined $250; failure to drive on right, dismissed. Brandi N. Fenwick, 33, address unknown, theft, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served....
Want to go to a movie? New service available in Springfield

Want to go to a movie? New service available in Springfield

For many moviegoers, easy access to the hottest films is worth the often two-month wait for them to show up on streaming services. But for those who don’t want to wait — including in the Springfield area — they might have a subscription-based alternative now in MoviePass. RELATED: Upper Valley Mall movie theater closes after decades The company, which features both a website and...
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...
Ohio congressman leaving office

Ohio congressman leaving office

Congressman Rep. Pat Tiberi announced Thursday that he will be leaving Congress by the end of next January, capping 16 years representing his central Ohio congressional district. In a statement released at 10 a.m., Tiberi said he would not be seeking re-election. Instead, he’ll serve as president of the Ohio Business Roundtable. “It has been the most remarkable honor of my life to serve...
“Women Grow” launches Ohio branch for women in marijuana industry

“Women Grow” launches Ohio branch for women in marijuana industry

An industry group that supports female marijuana growers is launching an Ohio branch as the state prepares to grant the first licenses for medical marijuana cultivators and dispensaries. “Women Grow,” a for-profit based in Denver, is holding a ticketed launch event today at 6 p.m. in Columbus. The company says its goal is to educate and empower women in the cannabis industry with...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0905 - Rebecca L. Smith, New Carlisle, v. Randy S. Denny, Cable, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DP-0906 - Lois A. Burcham, New Carlisle, v. Randy S. Denny, Cable, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DP-0907 - Karen E. Rogers, Medway, v. Randy S. Denny, Cable, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DP-0910...
Australia receives ‘unprecedented’ letter from North Korea

Australia receives ‘unprecedented’ letter from North Korea

In an unusual step, North Korea has sent an open letter addressed to parliaments in several countries, declaring itself a “full-fledged nuclear power” and accusing President Donald Trump of “trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster,” CNN reported. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop called the letter, dated Sept. 28, “unprecedented” and...
Police: Man steals ambulance with medic, patient inside

Police: Man steals ambulance with medic, patient inside

A 44-year-old Dayton man is accused of stealing an ambulance with a medic and patient in back. Within an hour of driving off with the Dayton Fire Department life squad the suspect — identified by police as Jeffrey Lamar Brown — was behind bars. The ambulance was taken around 6:30 p.m. after medics responded to a call in the 400 block of Salem Avenue. The keys were in the ignition when...
Massachusetts man arrested for dragging badly beaten dog

Massachusetts man arrested for dragging badly beaten dog

A Massachusetts man accused of beating a dog so severely it was coughing blood and limping was arrested for animal cruelty, authorities said.  Police say, Mark Rodney Hurd, 22, of Everett left the dog in critical condition Friday. Officers said they arrived at a home to find Hurd dragging the pit bull down the driveway after the abuse had been reported to them.  “It's extremely disappointing...
‘Underwear bomber’ sues US government over treatment in prison

‘Underwear bomber’ sues US government over treatment in prison

The “underwear bomber” has filed legal briefs against the United States government, protesting his treatment in federal prison. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria, who is serving life sentences after his conviction for his failed attempted to set off a bomb on an international flight near Detroit in 2009, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Attorney General...
James Washington, Marcell Ateman out for history against Texas

James Washington, Marcell Ateman out for history against Texas

Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph makes his job look easy at times. It’s made easier when he has a pair of targets like James Washington and Marcell Ateman. Washington and Ateman are the first receiving duo in Big 12 history to both eclipse 100 yards in four consecutive games. They’re the first pair to do it for an FBS program since 1996. Most consider ...
Curtis Conway: USC ‘holds the key to the Pac-12’

Curtis Conway: USC ‘holds the key to the Pac-12’

The College Football Playoff Committee will not release its initial ranking until 10 days from now, the Monday following Week 9’s slate of games. But Curtis Conway, a former USC wide receiver taken with the seventh overall pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, already knows the only way the Pac-12 can still send a representative to the post-season: His own alma mater. “Right...
Week 9: Sidney’s Bowser goes over 2,000; Oakwood upsets Franklin; Northmont still hot

Week 9: Sidney’s Bowser goes over 2,000; Oakwood upsets Franklin; Northmont still hot

Rashad McKee threw four touchdown passes and Wayne beat Springfield 28-13 on senior night.  The game was a key matchup for both - Wayne is 7-2 and fourth in their playoff region while Springfield is 6-3 and Springfield. The win for Wayne sets up a showdown with Trotwood next week.  Chaminade Julienne kept hold of a playoff spot after holding off Badin 24-22.  Centerville...
Josh Sanguinetti is a 2-way star and Miami has a great chance to land him

Josh Sanguinetti is a 2-way star and Miami has a great chance to land him

DAVIE, Fla. — NSU University School of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., warmed up a bit earlier than usual Friday in Davie. It was senior night at AutoNation Field, so NSU University had to get its prep in earlier than usual for its biggest regular-season game yet. Josh Sanguinetti decided this meant testing an array of one-handed grabs. The 4-star athlete is one of the top players...
Police: Man uses fishing line to steal change from car washes

Police: Man uses fishing line to steal change from car washes

Ohio police are looking for a man who they say is reeling in money illegally from local car washes, WKBN reported. According to Boardman police, a man used a $20 bill attached to a fishing line to steal hundreds of dollars in change from car wash coin box machines. Police said that according to surveillance camera video, the suspect is as a white man in his 50s or 60s, heavyset, balding...
Thousands of jobs at sake with 2018 NAFTA talks

Thousands of jobs at sake with 2018 NAFTA talks

If you wanted to renegotiate an aging but working trade treaty with two of your biggest, best customers, you’d think sweet talk and calm persuasion might work better than boorish bombast and shrill demands. Well, think again because the Trump Administration is now in charge and bombast and demands are standing protocols whether you’re dealing with a nuclear-fanged North Korean dictator...
Covered porch offers welcoming space

Covered porch offers welcoming space

HOUSE FEATURE 1717 Longview Drive, Springfield 2-story has received a variety of updates Contributing writer Located on in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Springfield, this two-story home at 1717 Longview Drive has seen many updates. The property is listed by Lagonda Creek Real Estate for $169,900. Built in 1927, the home offers plenty of original charm. Special features of this property include original...
COMMENTARY: Charting a responsible course forward on Iran

COMMENTARY: Charting a responsible course forward on Iran

Two years ago, the United States led its fellow P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus Germany) world powers in negotiating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran Deal. Last week, in a purely political move, President Trump announced his decision to “decertify” the deal, claiming it is no longer in the national security...
Oklahoma looks to keep post-Red River high going

Oklahoma looks to keep post-Red River high going

Logic would dictate Oklahoma might let up in the games following a heated rivalry against Texas. That hasn’t been the case. Since 1999, the Sooners are 17-1 after the Red River Showdown. Of course, 1999 was Bob Stoops’ first year as the Sooners’ coach, and 2017 is their first year without him since. Lincoln Riley has proven more than capable in his first year at the helm...
WATCH: 5-star QB Trevor Lawrence throws for 4 touchdowns in record-setting night

WATCH: 5-star QB Trevor Lawrence throws for 4 touchdowns in record-setting night

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Five-star quarterback Trevor Lawrence led Cartersville to a 62-0 victory over Chapel Hill throwing 4 touchdown passes all in the first half on senior night. Trevor Lawrence is the nation’s second-ranked player according to 247Sports. Friday night was special for the star, as Lawrence broke Deshaun Watson’s state passing yardage record...
Police find woman, child and infant naked and unconscious under mysterious circumstances

Police find woman, child and infant naked and unconscious under mysterious circumstances

A baby girl passed away, and a woman and an older girl, believed to be the infant’s mother and sister, are still hospitalized after police discovered all three of them naked, unconscious and covered in white powder in the parking lot of a Los Angeles, market. Officers responded to the scene around 2 a.m. Thursday after receiving a report of a woman screaming. They arrived to find the victims...
USC plans to follow Clemson’s winning example to get title shot

USC plans to follow Clemson’s winning example to get title shot

The USC football team is — well, complicated is what it is. The Trojans entered the season with arguably more hype than any college football team, though much of that is due to Alabama’s presumed role as the nation’s No. 1 football team — no hype necessary. Quarterback Sam Darnold’s face adorned nearly every college football magazine preview. Sports...
Kentucky Basketball: Six things to know from the Wildcats’ Blue-White scrimmage

Kentucky Basketball: Six things to know from the Wildcats’ Blue-White scrimmage

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky basketball fans got their first real look at the 2017-18 Wildcats during the Blue-White scrimmage Friday night at Rupp Arena. Coach John Calipari’s assessment of a squad with zero juniors or seniors? “I like this team, but whew,” he said. “We’ve got a ways to go. Let me just say that. You know, since Eric [Lindsey...
Mason Rudolph on precipice of more Oklahoma State records

Mason Rudolph on precipice of more Oklahoma State records

Quarterback Mason Rudolph owns about 30 Oklahoma State records. He can add to that number Saturday. Rudolph enters Saturday’s matchup with Texas one passing touchdown and one victory shy of tying program records. Rudolph has thrown 74 touchdown passes in his career, one shy of Brandon Weeden’s 75. His first touchdown, pass or run, would also be his 88th, tying...
Washington becoming known for taking advantage of bye weeks

Washington becoming known for taking advantage of bye weeks

There is no possible way that Washington athletic director Jennifer Cohen could have predicted that her football team would have lost on October 14, to the below-average Arizona State team she had scheduled that night. But if there is a silver lining of the Sun Devils’ stunning upset of the then-undefeated Huskies, it is this: Washington wouldn’t have to play another...
Patriots QB Tom Brady feels he’s not using WR Brandin Cooks enough

Patriots QB Tom Brady feels he’s not using WR Brandin Cooks enough

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady been spreading the ball around to all of his pass catchers just like he always does. Through six games, five Patriots have more than 20 receptions on the season, but one player who has stood out is wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Even though he only has the fourth most receptions on team, he is making the most of his opportunities by...
Ex-Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license after allegedly asking student to touch his genitals

Ex-Gators quarterback Chris Leak loses teaching license after allegedly asking student to touch his genitals

A former Florida Gators quarterback did not contest allegations that he asked an underage student to touch him inappropriately. Edgewater High School football coach and Art Recovery teacher Chris Leak, who played quarterback at the University of Florida just before Tim Tebow, voluntarily surrendered his Florida Educator’s Certificate amid allegations that, around Sept. 5, 2016, he received a...
Dashcam video shows woman tripping over pants while running from police

Dashcam video shows woman tripping over pants while running from police

A felony suspect tried to make a run from police, but her clothes did her in. WSB-TV received dashcam video of the suspect running from a car. Her pants eventually fall down, and then, so does she. A Norcross, Georgia, police officer pulled over a Toyota Camry this week after running its plates and discovering its owner was wanted on several charges.  Police said driver Dayana Maldonado then...
Baylor’s homecoming winning streak at risk against West Virginia

Baylor’s homecoming winning streak at risk against West Virginia

For Baylor, the 2017 season has been different in many ways from the years the program has grown accustomed to. Saturday could represent another change. Saturday’s matchup with West Virginia is the Bears’ homecoming game. Baylor has won seven straight homecoming games, dating to 2010. That season also marked the first of the Bears’ now seven straight seasons...
Florida man arrested after bombs, ammo, school maps found in home

Florida man arrested after bombs, ammo, school maps found in home

A Florida man was arrested after homemade bombs, an AK-47 assault rifle, ammunition and school maps were discovered inside his bedroom.  Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a news conference Thursday that deputies were set to search the home Randall Drake, 24, of Dunedin, Florida, shared with his parents for a child pornography investigation. During a search of Drake’s bedroom...
The good and the bad of Arkansas’ basketball Red-White scrimmage

The good and the bad of Arkansas’ basketball Red-White scrimmage

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas basketball had its first go-around in front of a live audience Friday night at the team’s annual Red-White scrimmage. The White won the exhibition, 95-69. They were led by 23 points from freshman Daniel Gafford and another 17 from senior guard Daryl Macon. The rosters did not appear especially evenly matched. White had Macon, Gafford...
Oklahoma State punter Zach Sinor hints at end of Heisman campaign

Oklahoma State punter Zach Sinor hints at end of Heisman campaign

Zach Sinor’s mustache is gone. So, too, is his Heisman campaign, it seems. In an interview with Ball Control Offense, Oklahoma State’s punter said his pursuit of the Heisman Trophy has dulled during the season. Sinor, a Ray Guy Award semifinalist last year, began his campaign during Big 12 Media Days, breaking out promotional brochures and releasing a ...
Sooners can set program road-win mark not seen in 41 years with win over Kansas State

Sooners can set program road-win mark not seen in 41 years with win over Kansas State

Oklahoma football hasn’t been perfect in recent seasons, but the Sooners have proven their ability to get the job done in enemy territory. Oklahoma has won 13-straight true road games, and a win at Kansas State on Saturday would send the Sooners into historic territory. A win over Kansas State at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kan. on Oct. 21 would...
Oregon offense doesn’t have to ‘reinvent the wheel’

Oregon offense doesn’t have to ‘reinvent the wheel’

It would be wrong to say that the trying times of the Oregon offense is unprecedented, for Oregon’s offense has struggled like this before, but it is troublingly accurate to say that no current player suiting up in a Ducks uniform was alive to see the precedent. In the past two weeks, Oregon has scored just 17 points. Ten of those came in a 33-10 loss at home to Washington...
Those old Precious Moments figurines could be worth hundreds of dollars

Those old Precious Moments figurines could be worth hundreds of dollars

If you collect Precious Moments figurines, you may be sitting on a small fortune. Some of the company’s earliest offerings can sell for hundreds of dollars online. Precious Moments was founded in 1978 and originally featured 21 collectibles. “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver,” one of the so-called Original 21, retailed for $15 at the time. Today, it’s worth a lot more...
Lane Kiffin drops more Vols nostalgia on Twitter, says Kirby Smart ‘copied’ his idea

Lane Kiffin drops more Vols nostalgia on Twitter, says Kirby Smart ‘copied’ his idea

Lane Kiffin is known to like to have a little fun on social media. That trend continued Friday night, as Kiffin had some fun with his former Alabama colleague Kirby Smart, now the head coach at Georgia. On Twitter, Kiffin cited Smart’s helicopter trip to see no. 1 overall 2018 prospect Justin Fields, essentially saying that Smart was copying an idea he first had...
Oklahoma State can set visiting-team record at Texas with win

Oklahoma State can set visiting-team record at Texas with win

Lots will be on the line for No. 10 Oklahoma State on Saturday when the Cowboys face the Texas Longhorns in Austin — including an all-time record for visiting teams at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. A Cowboys win on Saturday would set a new record for most consecutive wins by a single visiting team at the stadium in the facility’s 94-year history. Oklahoma...
Trevor Lawrence breaks Georgia career passing record held by Deshaun Watson

Trevor Lawrence breaks Georgia career passing record held by Deshaun Watson

The torch has been passed. Future Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence officially set the record for most career passing yards in the state of Georgia on Friday, breaking the mark set by former Clemson quarterback — and current Houston Texan — Deshaun Watson. He did it on this touchdown throw, which came just a few drives into Senior Night at Cartersville (Ga.),...
High School Football: Grandin leads Centerville over Fairmont

High School Football: Grandin leads Centerville over Fairmont

Its undefeated high school football season gone, Centerville regrouped in its grand tradition. That’s equal parts of working hard, getting chippy in practice and unloading the next opportunity. “Coach challenged us this week to bounce back,” said senior receiver Jake Spiewak following a 43-28 defeat of visiting Fairmont on Friday night. “To be honest, Fairmont has always been...
Clemson-bound quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes Deshaun Watson for Georgia’s all-time passing yards mark

Clemson-bound quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes Deshaun Watson for Georgia’s all-time passing yards mark

A former Clemson quarterback made way for a future Clemson quarterback in the history books on Friday night. Cartersville (Ga.) senior Trevor Lawrence, the No. 2 player in the country according to 247Sports’ composite rankings, is now the all-time leading passer in Georgia high school football history. He passed former Tigers great Deshaun Watson, who departed Gainesville...
4-star forward Darius Days commits to LSU

4-star forward Darius Days commits to LSU

LSU head basketball coach Will Wade continues to do his magic in Baton Rouge, as he landed a big commitment on Friday night in 4-star forward Darius Days, per The Advocate. The Tigers were picked over powerhouse North Carolina for the Gainesville, Fla. product. Days, at 6-foot-7 and 218 pounds, is ranked the 65th best player in the 2018 class, and he becomes the...
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended

The NFL has suspended Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for one game. Lynch was ejected in the first half of the Raiders’ dramatic 31-30 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. He made contact with an official during a skirmish on the field. In the NFL’s official statement, vice president of football operations Jon Runyan’s letter to Lynch was...
West Virginia basketball team to host exhibition for hurricane relief

West Virginia basketball team to host exhibition for hurricane relief

West Virginia is joining a collection of teams using the preseason for a good cause. The university announced Friday that proceeds from the Mountaineer basketball team’s exhibition against Albany on Oct. 28 will go to the American Red Cross’ hurricane relief efforts. The regulation 40-minute game replaces Oct. 27’s Gold-Blue Debut. The teams received an NCAA ...
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim on FBI college basketball investigation: “Obviously…a difficult time”

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim on FBI college basketball investigation: “Obviously…a difficult time”

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hadn’t spoken on the long-ranging FBI college basketball investigation, one that saw several assistant coaches involved and which eventually led to the firing of Louisville’s Rick Pitino. On Friday evening, though, the media finally heard what the longtime Orange head man had to say, nearly a month after first news of the incident broke...
Mustapha Muhammad commits to Michigan: 4-star TE recruit picks Wolverines

Mustapha Muhammad commits to Michigan: 4-star TE recruit picks Wolverines

Michigan got its 15th commitment for the Class of 2018 Friday when 4-star TE  Mustapha Muhammad announced his intention to join the Wolverines. Muhammad made his announcement prior to Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point High School’s homecoming game against Fort Bend Dulles. Later, from his own Twitter account: And this, from Under Armour: Muhammad is the second...
WR Antonio Brown knows the Steelers can take their play up a notch

WR Antonio Brown knows the Steelers can take their play up a notch

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown knows that even after a huge win, there is still room for improvement. At the time of the Steelers’ last game, the Kansas City Chiefs were the only undefeated team in the NFL. They went on the road to defeat the Chiefs 19-13, but Brown is not going to get complacent. “We haven’t put our best performance out there,&rdquo...

Placenta previa diagnosis can create anxiety in expectant moms

Women diagnosed with placenta previa early in their pregnancy should be careful that the discovery doesn’t steal the joy they have for the upcoming birth of their child. Placenta previa is a condition where the placenta implants low in a woman’s uterus very close to or even on top of the opening of her cervix. The condition is often asymptomatic and is usually discovered during a woman&rsquo...
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