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...


Crowded governor field puts Democratic race up for grabs

Crowded governor field puts Democratic race up for grabs

Nobody denies the Democratic field of candidates running for Ohio governor is crowded. But the whether that is a good thing for the party — and its fortunes in November — depends on how the five candidates behave, according to political experts and party officials. “I am not sure we can assume that a tight primary will damage a candidate for a general election unless the party emerges...
Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

Shutdown: Air Force museum closes: Wright-Patt workers face furlough

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force closed Saturday after initially opening in the morning in the midst of a federal government shutdown. Hundreds of people had trekked inside the world’s largest military aviation museum Saturday morning before the closure at 1 p.m. The fallout was the latest from the federal closure expected to affect thousands of workers at Wright-Patterson Air Force...
Springfield men bring new life to old engine

Springfield men bring new life to old engine

“Only in America,” said Roger Vaglia’s superbly written obituary, “could the grandson of barely educated European immigrants, son of a father who quit school after eighth grade to work in the mines, end up at Harvard and then see both his children get Master’s degrees in their chosen fields.” Vaglia’s rise from a coal company house in McCullough, Pa., to early...
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...
Light showers overnight; weekend ends on warmer note

Light showers overnight; weekend ends on warmer note

A few light showers can be expected overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. “We’re not anticipating much rain to fall, but there will be a few showers from time to time,” he said. Overnight temperatures 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...
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...
Michael Phelps reveals he considered suicide after 2012 Olympics

Michael Phelps reveals he considered suicide after 2012 Olympics

Swimmer Michael Phelps has revealed that after the 2012 Olympics, he considered suicide. “Really, after every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression,” he told David Axelrod at the fourth annual conference of the Kennedy Forum, an organization for mental health advocacy, according to CNN. Phelps revealed that after winning four gold medals and two silver medals...
Dogs found in perfect condition in home where 13 siblings held captive

Dogs found in perfect condition in home where 13 siblings held captive

A pair of well-kept dogs were taken from the Perris, California, house where 13 children were found shackled and severely malnourished last week. David Turpin, 57, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing a minimum of 94 years for charges including child neglect and torture after police said their children, ranging from ages 2 to 29, were discovered in their home severely malnourished. In a statement on...

COMMENTARY: You can’t go wrong with Ben Franklin’s wisdom

When I used to teach American literature as part of our sophomore curriculum, I always looked forward to teaching the Ben Franklin excerpts from “Poor Richard’s Almanac.” Why? First of all, these proverbs and aphorisms reflect a way of thinking that gives great insight into the American psyche and identity of a certain age — the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Second, our...

The Kid Whisperer: What to do about the child who cries, cries, cries

Dear Kid Whisperer, I’m curious about crying tantrums. We have a strong-willed 6-year old girl who cries about everything lately. She cries over us not buying a toy or what she eats for breakfast. I offer her a hug, tell her I am sad that she is sad and tell her that it’s too loud and we can’t hear each other. I am gentle and loving. I tell her that she can come back when she cannot...
Slow start sends Wright State to first Horizon League loss

Slow start sends Wright State to first Horizon League loss

Basketball games generally are won down the stretch, but Wright State’s Raiders believe they lost a close game in the first half Saturday night. A flat opening 20 minutes left the Raiders trailing, and even though they fought back to briefly take the lead in the second half, they couldn’t make the plays down the stretch in a 66-61 loss to Milwaukee. »ARCHDEACON: WSU’s &lsquo...

HS Scores 1/2o: Tecumseh’s Thomas nets 28; Ponitz bests Yellow Springs

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Anna 74, Houston 34 Ansonia 52, National Trail 48: Sink (A) 22; Harrison (NT) 21. Beavercreek 43, Miamisburg 39: Saylor, Johnson (B) 10; Hartman (M) 14. Belmont 59, Stivers 52: Ellis (S) 25; Moore (B) 12. Bethel 62, Miami East 49: Rutledge (ME) 17; South (B) 21. Butler 70, West Carrollton 52: Justice (B) 17. Centerville 51, Lebanon 29: Shelton (C)...

HS Results 1/20: Trotwood boys knock off Northmont

The Trotwood boys basketball team routed GWOC foe Northmont, 76-73. Myles Belyeu led all scorers with 30 points in the win. Amari Davis tacked on 16 points and Justin Stephens 13. Jabari Perkins and Jamaal Linson each chipped in 16 points for Northmont in the losing effort. Ryan Foy added on 11. The win moves Trotwood to 7-0 in conference and 10-3 overall. Northmont drops to 1-5 in conference and...
Boy, 12, dies from flu-like symptoms in Michigan

Boy, 12, dies from flu-like symptoms in Michigan

A 12-year-old boy from Michigan who vomited during dinner one night, went to an urgent care facility the next night and had a flu test come back negative tragically died the very next morning. Michael Messenger’s family can’t believe how quickly their world was turned upside-down, losing a son and a brother who had been so full of life in just a matter of days. The timeline of Messenger&rsquo...
Shutdown nixes Trump visit to Mar-a-Lago; party goes on with son Eric headlining

Shutdown nixes Trump visit to Mar-a-Lago; party goes on with son Eric headlining

The federal government shutdown led President Donald Trump to cancel plans to celebrate the anniversary of his first year in office at a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. As of Saturday evening, the fundraiser was still set to go on with presidential son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Trump, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel as headliners...
Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Shutdown: Uncertainty plagues civil servants, WPAFB workers, businesses

Employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will report to work on Monday for further instructions. On Main Street in downtown Fairborn Saturday night there were a lot of questions about the partial shutdown, from workers who may be at risk of furlough to businesses those workers visit. “It’s definitely uncertainty,” Casey Hudson, a civil servant who works in finances with the Air...
What Oregon coach Dana Altman said after the Ducks’ win over UCLA

What Oregon coach Dana Altman said after the Ducks’ win over UCLA

On Saturday night, Oregon pulled out a much-needed win over UCLA, jumping out to a 17-point lead in the first half and holding off a frenzied UCLA comeback to win, 94-91. The win is Oregon coach Dana Altman’s 200th with the program. In his eight seasons in Eugene, Altman has won at least 20 games in all of them, with a high of 33 last season during a Final Four run. &ldquo...
Girl, 9, unknowingly hands out THC-laced candy to classmates, school says

Girl, 9, unknowingly hands out THC-laced candy to classmates, school says

A 9-year-old girl unwittingly ate, and handed out to other classmates, THC-laced candy, school officials said.  The girl brought the candies to school last Thursday and said she could not see; another girl ate them and started to feel dizzy, Albuquerque School of Excellence Dean of Elementary School Students Kristy Del Curto told KRQE.  “We noticed the student who initially brought...
Man shot in leg during drug deal outside Walmart, police say

Man shot in leg during drug deal outside Walmart, police say

Police are looking for the suspect who shot a man during a drug deal around 3 p.m. Saturday in a Walmart parking lot. According to Sgt. Brandon McCroskey of the Fairfield Township police, the suspect shot the victim in the leg during a drug deal while the victim was in his vehicle. The victim then accelerated his vehicle and struck other vehicles and a cart corral. The suspect fled the scene on foot...
Analysis: John Calipari says Kentucky is ‘fine’ after Florida loss, but is it?

Analysis: John Calipari says Kentucky is ‘fine’ after Florida loss, but is it?

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky lost for the second time in as many games, the third time in SEC play and fifth time overall this season on Saturday night against Florida. The Wildcats coughed up mind-boggling turnovers, had another horrible 3-point shooting night, turned a rousing start into a rotten finish again. But strangely, when it was over, the 66-64...
UCLA falls on the road to Oregon: Three things we learned

UCLA falls on the road to Oregon: Three things we learned

It was a road trip in which UCLA could not afford to be swept. And yet that’s exactly what happened, as a loss at Oregon State on Thursday preceded another to Oregon on Saturday night in a game that the Bruins fought and fought and fought — and ultimately fell short. UCLA lost, 94-91, going down big early, only to battle all the way back to within three before the...
Oregon basketball survives comeback from UCLA: Three things we learned

Oregon basketball survives comeback from UCLA: Three things we learned

In a fight for Pac-12 relevancy, the Oregon Ducks survived a frenetic comeback from UCLA on Saturday night, 94-91. The Ducks leapt out to a quick lead, claiming a 17-point advantage late in the first half — an advantage that proved to be barely enough. UCLA fought back to within three but couldn’t put the comeback together. It was a much-needed win for Oregon, which...
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...
Kentucky basketball: Freshman guard Jemarl Baker ‘not close’ to returning

Kentucky basketball: Freshman guard Jemarl Baker ‘not close’ to returning

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Freshman shooting guard Jemarl Baker has been sidelined the whole season after having a knee surgery in the preseason, and Kentucky will likely be without him for the foreseeable future. “I don’t think he’s close,” Calipari said Saturday after Kentucky’s loss to Florida on Saturday. “I haven’t seen him...
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...
Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s loss to Florida

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s loss to Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky fell to Florida 66-64 Saturday night at Rupp Arena, and the first question John Calipari fielded after the game was about a controversial no-call that left Wildcats fans furious. Here’s everything Calipari said after the game. Q. Did you think PJ Washington was fouled on the final play? COACH CALIPARI: Let me — I’ve been asked...
USC survives Oregon State with second half surge; 3 things we learned about the Trojans

USC survives Oregon State with second half surge; 3 things we learned about the Trojans

The USC Trojans improved to 6-2 in Pac-12 play, remaining firmly among the contenders for a league title, with a 74-67 win over the Oregon State Beavers on Saturday. Here’s what we learned about USC in their win: The win for USC was the Trojans’ fourth straight since their loss to Stanford. At 6-2 in the league, the Trojans are nipping at Arizona’s heels in the Pac-12...
Kentucky basketball: Wildcats react to late, controversial no-call on tying attempt

Kentucky basketball: Wildcats react to late, controversial no-call on tying attempt

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari couldn’t believe he was asked about the no-call that went against Kentucky in the final seconds of a 66-64 loss Saturday to Florida, but surely the coach knew the question was coming. “I’ve been asked some dumb questions in my life — I don’t mean to embarrass you — but everybody saw it,” Calipari said of ...
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...
The 3-pointer: What we learned from Alabama basketball’s XX Mississippi State

The 3-pointer: What we learned from Alabama basketball’s XX Mississippi State

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama basketball needed all 40 minutes to put away the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday night. After building a 20-point lead, Alabama watched it all slip away and had to hang on for a 68-62 victory inside Coleman Coliseum. Alabama was without star freshman Collin Sexton (abdominal) for the second straight game. Alabama missed Collin Sexton’s offensive punch...
Controversial call: Did refs miss no-call in final seconds of Florida-Kentucky finish?

Controversial call: Did refs miss no-call in final seconds of Florida-Kentucky finish?

It wouldn’t be SEC basketball without a little bit of controversy at the end of games. Saturday night’s thriller between Florida and Kentucky was no different. The Gators came away victorious, winning 66-64 in Lexington. And Kentucky certainly had its chances to tie or win the game down the stretch. But it’s worth wondering if forward P.J. Washington should&rsquo...
Florida basketball: Gators close out momentous win at Kentucky to stay atop SEC standings

Florida basketball: Gators close out momentous win at Kentucky to stay atop SEC standings

Speaking a day earlier, Florida coach Mike White wouldn’t assign any heightened significance to the Gators’ clash with Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Saturday night. Just one of the many games left on the schedule, White said. But this wasn’t just any win for the Gators as they took control late and finished off a 66-64 victory over the No. 18 Wildcats. Florida (14-5, 6-1...
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.”...
Kentucky basketball: Wildcats save streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer

Kentucky basketball: Wildcats save streak of consecutive games with a 3-pointer

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky’s streak of 1,031 consecutive games with a made 3-pointer was in question Saturday against Florida, but redshirt freshman guard Hamidou Diallo sank a deep shot from the corner with 8:10 left in the game. Kentucky has now gone 1,032 consecutive games with a make from deep. It’s the longest 3-point streak in the nation followed by UNLV...
New Duke commit Zion Williamson explains reasons for picking Blue Devils

New Duke commit Zion Williamson explains reasons for picking Blue Devils

Zion Williamson, widely considered the nation’s No. 2 recruit in the 2018 class, made a stunning announcement Saturday when he verbally committed to Duke, choosing the Blue Devils over Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky. Williamson’s announcement means the top 3 recruits in the 2018 class — and four of the top 10 prospects, per ESPN&rsquo...
Huskies earn third Pac-12 road win over Colorado; 3 things we learned

Huskies earn third Pac-12 road win over Colorado; 3 things we learned

The Washington Huskies beat the Colorado Buffaloes 72-62 on Saturday, improving their record to 14-6 overall and 4-3 in Pac-12 play while also snapping a 2-game losing streak. Here’s what we learned about Washington in its win: Coming into this year, the Huskies had lost 14-straight road games within the Pac-12. That narrative has reversed this year, as Washington is 3-1 away from...
South Carolina basketball: What Frank Martin said after the Tennessee game

South Carolina basketball: What Frank Martin said after the Tennessee game

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin met with reporters after the 70-63 loss to No. 21 Tennessee. Here’s what the Gamecocks coach had to say, after the Gamecocks dropped to 12-7 (3-4 SEC). “Unfortunately, we let a great opportunity slipped right through our hands. We were playing with fire with our low shooting percentage, but what...
What Bill Self said after Kansas defends home court against Baylor

What Bill Self said after Kansas defends home court against Baylor

Kansas survived a thriller against Baylor at home on Saturday, winning 70-67. Malik Newman led the Jayhawks with 24 points, proving to be the exception on a night where Kansas struggled offensively. Here’s what Bill Self and others had to say about the team’s 6th win in Big 12 play: The post What Bill Self said after Kansas defends home court against Baylor appeared...
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,...
Miami recruiting: Hurricanes flip 3-star DE from Florida, land second 2019 commit of the day

Miami recruiting: Hurricanes flip 3-star DE from Florida, land second 2019 commit of the day

It appears Miami’s recruiting success in the class of 2018 is already carrying over to the future. Saturday, the Hurricanes landed two new commitments in the 2019 class, both from in-state prospects. The most recent of the two came from 3-star defensive end Cameron Williams. Williams, who had initially committed to Florida in July, flipped his commitment to the Hurricanes...
Former Penn State S Troy Apke wins NFLPA Collegiate Bowl MVP

Former Penn State S Troy Apke wins NFLPA Collegiate Bowl MVP

After each college football season, numerous postseason all-star games take place leading up to the NFL draft each April. One such game is the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, and former Penn State safety Troy Apke showed scouts why he belongs at the next level. The National squad faced the American team, and Apke’s National side won the game convincingly, 23-0. Apke was the...
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...
3 things from Tennessee basketball 70-63 win at South Carolina

3 things from Tennessee basketball 70-63 win at South Carolina

Tennessee earned a hard-fought road win at South Carolina on Saturday night, topping the Gamecocks 70-63 at Colonial Life Arena. Vols’ guard Lamonte Turner came off the bench to score a game-high 23 points, pacing No. 21-ranked Tennessee (13-5, 4-3 SEC) early and often against South Carolina (12-7, 3-4). Turner was 6-of-9 shooting from the floor (3-of-3 from three) and...
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...
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