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Reports: Charles Manson, mass murderer, has died

After boasting of sex with 50 women, Supreme Court judge apologizes

An Ohio Supreme Court justice is apologizing for a recent Facebook post in which he boasted of having sex with about 50 women over 50 years. “There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to admit you were wrong,” Justice William O’Neill posted on his Facebook page Sunday. “It is Sunday morning and I am preparing to go to church and get right with God,&rdquo...


Stafford: 99-year-old war of words over ‘fake news’ sounds familiar

Stafford: 99-year-old war of words over ‘fake news’ sounds familiar

Ninety-nine Novembers ago, Springfielders and other Clark Countians were primed to celebrate the end of the bloodiest war to that date in human history and breathe a sigh of relief over the fate of homegrown boys who had been exposed to bullets, bombs and mustard gas in muddy foreign trenches. Just as peace was about to arrive, however, a war broke out on the front pages of Springfield’s two...
Leaving for the holidays? Record travel expected for Thanksgiving

Leaving for the holidays? Record travel expected for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving week travel is expected to reach a post-recession high this year, with more than 50 million Americans expected to venture out — the most traveling in more than a decade. About 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this week, a 3.3 percent — or 1.6 million more people — increase over last year. Travel times in the most congested cities in...
Clark County to spend $140K for consultant for combined 9-1-1 center

Clark County to spend $140K for consultant for combined 9-1-1 center

Clark County will spend $140,000 to hire a consultant to oversee the process of creating a unified countywide 9-1-1 dispatch center. Clark County commissioners voted unanimously this week to hire Fairfax, Va.-based Federal Engineering Inc. to help it transition from its current location at the Clark County Jail to the Springview Government Center. The consultant will also guide the county as it implements...

Why are these Springfield students building pulleys and hula hoops?

Students at Hayward Elementary School in Springfield are taking a class this year that combines technology and fitness. TECHFIT has students using math and science to design a project that promotes health. “They design a technology and fitness exergame,” teacher Yvonne Shelburne said. “Their game is an obstacle course, so there are a bunch of different stations.” MORE: 5 things...
5 things Ohio governor candidates want to do about the opioid crisis

5 things Ohio governor candidates want to do about the opioid crisis

The next governor of Ohio in all likelihood will inherit a drug crisis that continues to kill thousands of Ohioans each year. The annual cost of opiate abuse, addiction and overdoses to Ohio is estimated at $6.6 billion to $8.8 billion, according to researchers at Ohio State University. Beyond the dollars and cents, the scourge is killing on average of 12 Ohioans every day. As the various candidates...
Ex-Bengal Maualuga released from Dolphins following Friday night arrest

Ex-Bengal Maualuga released from Dolphins following Friday night arrest

After being signed by Dolphins during the preseason, it appears that the Rey Maualuga era is already over in Miami. Maualuga, a former second-round pick out of USC, was arrested overnight on Firday, and it appears that the Dolphins are already making the move to waive the former defensive standout. Maualuga had been with the Bengals for the first eight years of his career after they drafted him back...
Power restored across area following Saturday’s storms, high winds

Power restored across area following Saturday’s storms, high winds

No significant outages are currently reported across the three main electric providers in the area.  Hundreds remain without power across the region after high winds and storms rolled through the area Saturday.  These are the latest outages from regional electric providers at 1:25 p.m.  Montgomery: 189 Shelby: 27 Greene: 19 Miami: 11 Darke: 10  Warren: 215 Butler: 198 No significant...
Should Springfield ban smoking in cars with kids?

Should Springfield ban smoking in cars with kids?

A smoking ban in cars with children in Springfield could be problematic because it would only be in effect in the city limits, local leaders said, but they’re willing to talk about it. The city of Honolulu sparked a national debate on Oct. 18 when the city’s council voted unanimously to enact a ban on smoking and use of electronic cigarettes in cars when a child 17 or younger is in the...
Garth Brooks’ donation helps K99.1FM raise $310,000 for hospital

Garth Brooks’ donation helps K99.1FM raise $310,000 for hospital

Garth Brooks and his fellow county music entertainer wife Trisha Yearwood helped K99.1FM’s “Cares for Kids” Radiothon gather a record $310,713 in its 20th year raising money for Dayton’s Children’s Hospital. Brooks’ and Yearwood’s matching of funds meant each dollar in that hour was quadrupled leading to a total donation of nearly $50,000. It’s the second...
Springfield High hosts unique college fair

Springfield High hosts unique college fair

Springfield High School students were exposed to a one-of-a-kind college fair this week. Twelve Historically Black Colleges and Universities were present at the first HBCU Day, including Norfolk State, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical, Fisk, Spelman, Howard, Central State and Wilberforce universities. These schools were created to serve the African-American community but have since grown to be...
Defense bill to benefit Springfield airport, drone research

Defense bill to benefit Springfield airport, drone research

An amendment included in a recent $700 billion defense authorization bill is expected to encourage more cooperation between the military and Federal Aviation Administration, including for work at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport. The House bill passed this week will add more planes, ships and troops at a time Pentagon leaders say the military has strained under spending caps and high operational...
South Vienna students collect food for needy in Clark, Champaign

South Vienna students collect food for needy in Clark, Champaign

Students at South Vienna School collected hundreds of cans and boxes of food for people in need in Clark and Champaign counties. The drive was spearheaded by the student council, seventh-grade student Trinity Ridgeway said. “We are doing a food drive for our community, for the Nation Chapel Church. They have a food pantry there,” she said. “They get to pick from all this food that...
Colder with snow possible; flood warnings remain for some

Colder with snow possible; flood warnings remain for some

Flooding and high water likely will still be an issue today, especially in communities north of Interstate 70. Drivers should use caution, particularly in the dark, and avoid any high water, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. Few light snow showers/flurries late night/early Sunday north Flood Warning for Great Miami R. in Sidney until 10:30 p.m. Sunday Quiet start to next week Auglaize...
Springfield stabbing victim suffers life-threatening injury, police search for suspect

Springfield stabbing victim suffers life-threatening injury, police search for suspect

Police are searching for a suspect in a Friday night stabbing outside of Whitey's Tavern in Springfield, according to a Springfield police report.  Crews were dispatched to the 1100 block of Warder Street around 11:39 p.m. after a pizza delivery driver found the victim and called 911.  Upon arriving, police found Jacob Trinkler, 24 of Springfield, with a heavily bleeding stab wound to the...
In the mood for fine family fare? Head over to Collier’s

In the mood for fine family fare? Head over to Collier’s

If you’re in the mood for great family-style cooking in a welcoming spot, we’ve got just the place. Restaurant: Collier’s Family Restaurant Location: 2800 W. First St. (Ohio 41), Springfield Contact: Facebook (Collier’s Family Restaurant) Telephone: (937) 323-5000 Background/Overview: In the early 1970s, this was a Bill Knapp&rsquo...
Springfield Salvation Army kicks off annual kettle drive

Springfield Salvation Army kicks off annual kettle drive

The Salvation Army Springfield Corps kicked off its holiday fundraising drive Friday with a luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Springfield. Bell ringers from the organization will collect donations over the next several weeks, spokesman Ryan Ray said. “This really sustains us throughout the winter and spring,” he said. READ MORE: Wittenberg student goes shopping for toys...
Number of sexual assaults reported at Wright Patt increases

Number of sexual assaults reported at Wright Patt increases

The number of sexual assaults reported at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has increased the past four years, with 83 reported since 2013, the Department of Defense said Friday. The Pentagon released the data for military installations around the world, including Wright-Patterson which is the largest single site-employer in Ohio with a workforce of about 27,000 employees. The data, which does not include...
Springfield replaces 14,000-pound water valve from the 1920s

Springfield replaces 14,000-pound water valve from the 1920s

City workers removed a 14,000-pound water valve that was nearing 100 years old this week and replaced it with a new one. The valve on Lexington Avenue may have been part of the original water line, Springfield City Director Chris Moore said. Workers were able to get the valve out and replaced in one day. READ: Springfield medical marijuana ban ends, area gets 2 dispensaries “We schedule these...
Get in the holiday spirit: 4 things to do this weekend in Springfield

Get in the holiday spirit: 4 things to do this weekend in Springfield

Looking for some things to do in your down time while you’re preparing for Thanksgiving next week? Here are four events in the greater Springfield area that might fit the bill. » READ MORE: Downtown Springfield’s Holiday in the City: 4 things to know 1. The Freedom Fund Banquet The Springfield chapter of the NAACP will host its third annual Freedom Fund Banquet at the Hollenbeck...
Storms Saturday bring wind, heavy rain, chance for snow

Storms Saturday bring wind, heavy rain, chance for snow

It will be breezy overnight with off and on rain. A few thunderstorms also will be possible, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will slowly rise into the 50s. A wind advisory goes into effect from noon to 4 a.m. Sunday. Rain overnight, thunder possible Rain, storms and strong winds Saturday Rain changes to snow showers, flurries late Saturday into Sunday Saturday: A...
State leaders tour Wright Patt as they explore how to protect bases

State leaders tour Wright Patt as they explore how to protect bases

A state panel touring military bases across Ohio to urge ways to protect the facilities visited the state’s largest installation base Friday as the panel prepares to release findings early next year. Seven members of the 12-member BRAC and Military Affairs Task Force toured Wright-Patterson Air Force Base over five hours, the longest scheduled stop thus far to about a dozen installations in...
133-year-old Springfield church to close after final Sunday service

133-year-old Springfield church to close after final Sunday service

A Springfield church is about to close its doors after 133 years. Highlands United Church of Christ, 1910 St. Paris Pike, will celebrate its history with a service of closure as part of its final worship service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend. Declining attendance, attrition, deaths, people moving away from the church and fewer younger families joining are among the reasons trustees...
Wright State could lock in tuition price after hiking it 6 percent

Wright State could lock in tuition price after hiking it 6 percent

Next fall’s incoming class at Wright State University could see the price they pay for tuition locked in for four years, but there’s a catch. The “Wright Guarantee” program would increase tuition by 6 percent for the 2018 freshman class but it would be the only increase those students would pay in their four years at WSU. It would mean the price of tuition for full-time in-state...
WSU could narrowly avoid fiscal watch if $6M surplus is realized

WSU could narrowly avoid fiscal watch if $6M surplus is realized

Wright State University has been edging toward state fiscal watch the last few years but may be able to narrowly avoid it if a budget plan in place continues as expected. The university’s budget calls for around a $6 million surplus this year as the school attempts to rebuild its reserve fund that was drained from years of overspending. WSU slashed around $30.8 million from its fiscal year 2018...
Ohio Supreme Court Justice boasts of bedding 50 women as part of defense of ‘all heterosexual males’

Ohio Supreme Court Justice boasts of bedding 50 women as part of defense of ‘all heterosexual males’

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, also a gubernatorial candidate, on Friday night made another Facebook post about calls for him to resign after his earlier post detailing past sexual relations and to clarify his thoughts about the “dogs of war” going after Sen. Al Franken. “When a United States Senator commits a non criminal act of indiscretion and; and when it...
Springfield man accused of sexual contact with 14-year-old

Springfield man accused of sexual contact with 14-year-old

A Springfield man has been accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. Reuben C. Finlay, 30, 0f 1898 W. Jefferson St. in Springfield, has been charged with two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court this morning and his bond was set at $30,000. MORE CRIME NEWS: Toddler found alone in cold weather...
MAP: Where drug overdose deaths happen in Clark County

MAP: Where drug overdose deaths happen in Clark County

Nearly 20 percent of people who have died of drug overdoses since 2015 lived outside of Springfield — prompting law enforcement officials to seek more money to help with drug enforcement throughout Clark County. More than 40 people from areas outside of Springfield have died of drug overdoses in the past three years, according to data compiled by the Clark County Combined Health District and...
Damaged Clifton Mill lights will be ready for opening, officials say

Damaged Clifton Mill lights will be ready for opening, officials say

The legendary Lights of Clifton Mill will be ready for opening night later this month despite damage from flood waters earlier this month, Clifton Mill said this week. The high water, coupled with a forecast of wind gusts of up to 50 mph this weekend, has slowed setup of the annual lights display. » READ MORE: Clifton Mill lights significantly damaged by flooding Workers at Clifton Mill are...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Christopher A. Barr, 48, of 1556 Sheridan Ave., domestic violence, dismissed - prosecutor request. Jeffrey H. Carder, 54, of Centerville, theft, guilty, 60 days jail with 60 days suspended, payment of restitution and fine and costs by Nov. 22, fined $250. Samantha Jo Collier, 26, of 363 S. Belmont Ave., theft, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended. Lewis Michael...
Playoff preview: Wittenberg hosts Frostburg State in first round

Playoff preview: Wittenberg hosts Frostburg State in first round

Whether they know it or not, the Wittenberg Tigers will play for the life of one of the most distinctive parts of Edwards-Maurer Field when they face Frostburg State in the first round of the playoffs at noon Saturday. Not long after Wittenberg’s season ends, workers will tear down the press box overlooking the stadium. It’s part of the renovation project transforming Wittenberg&rsquo...
Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

Weekend plans? Know how the weather will impact you

A complex storm system will move in to the Dayton area late Friday night, bringing with it a weather mix that will impact most of the Miami Valley this weekend, according to StormCenter 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  >>Get WHIO’s free Weather App: Hour-by-hour forecast anytime, anywhere  Here are a few things to keep in mind to stay prepared: Heavy rain late Friday night,...
Hatch to Sherrod Brown: ‘Don’t spew this stuff at me’

Hatch to Sherrod Brown: ‘Don’t spew this stuff at me’

Sen. Sherrod Brown and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch are garnering attention today for a yelling match they had last night at a hearing over the tax reform bill working its way through the Senate. Hatch, a Utah Republican, took umbrage at comments by Brown saying the tax bill will help the rich at the expense of the poor. “This tax cut is really not for the middle class...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-1012 - Paige Maynard, 779 Woodbine Ave., v. Timothy Zook, Mechanicsburg, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DS-1014 - Kimberly Chamberlin, 261 California Ave., and Dana Chamberlin, 524 S. Arlington Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-1016 - Cynthia A. Cribbs, 3255 E. High St., and Wade L. Cribs Sr., 3255 E. High St., petition...
Wright State could increase tuition by 6 percent

Wright State could increase tuition by 6 percent

Wright State University may increase the cost of tuition by 6 percent if a proposal for a tuition guarantee program is implemented. The program, which locks in tuition for four years for a freshman, serves as something of a loophole that allows public universities to increase tuition despite a state mandated tuition freeze that is in its fifth year. The proposal presented to Wright State’s board...
Elder-Beerman parent company to close 40 stores

Elder-Beerman parent company to close 40 stores

Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the parent company of Elder-Beerman, will close at least 40 stores by the end of 2018. The retailer will shutter about a sixth of its 260 department stores, furniture galleries and clearance centers. The chain has Elder-Beerman stores at the Dayton Mall, Mall at Fairfield Common and several others at Dayton area locations. The company has not disclosed what stores will be...
Wright Patt, defense firm work to protect weapons from cyber threats

Wright Patt, defense firm work to protect weapons from cyber threats

The Air Force Research Laboratory has awarded a $47.9 million contract to a defense contractor to explore ways to protect weapon systems from cyber attacks, according to the Department of Defense. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., which has an office in the Dayton region, will research the problem at Wright-Patterson, the Defense Department reported. The contract will expire in March 2023. RELATED...
Patrol: Higher speed limit leads to spike in crashes, fatalities

Patrol: Higher speed limit leads to spike in crashes, fatalities

Crashes and fatalities spiked after Ohio increased the speed limit to 70 mph on hundreds of rural interstates and freeways, according to an Associated Press report. The Ohio State Highway Patrol released a report Thursday that said there was a 24 percent increase in crashes, including 22 percent more fatal and injury crashes, on 70 mph roads since the state went to the faster limit four years ago...
Most fatal crash victims in Greene County this year not buckled

Most fatal crash victims in Greene County this year not buckled

As the hazardous driving season begins, efforts are underway to educate the public and target unsafe driving in Greene County, where eight more people have died in crashes so far this year compared to all of last year. There have been 13 fatal crashes, resulting in the deaths of 18 people in Greene County this year as of Nov. 8, according to statistics compiled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. STAY...
Joey Votto lost the closest MVP race in 38 years, and Reds fans are not amused

Joey Votto lost the closest MVP race in 38 years, and Reds fans are not amused

Joey Votto delivered a masterpiece of a season for the last-place Cincinnati Reds this year, but he finished second in the race for Major League Baseball’s National League Most Valuable Player. And Reds nation is not happy. It was the closest MVP race since 1979, as Votto finished only two points behind Florida Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton in voting by the Baseball Writer’s...
Jeweler offering same-day delivery in Dayton, Cincinnati

Jeweler offering same-day delivery in Dayton, Cincinnati

James Free Jewelers is offering same-day delivery service in select areas throughout Southwest Ohio. The jewelry company has upgraded its website to offer customers the ability to schedule appointments with jewelry experts for private jewelry showings or via video. Customers can also now chat online with a James Free representative. “Imagine that you are busy at work, and realized that you forgot...
Opioid crisis compounds rising domestic violence cases

Opioid crisis compounds rising domestic violence cases

Former Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Douglas Gearhart grabbed his stepdaughter by her head and neck and shoved her into a door, prosecutors say. He then shoved his wife to the ground when she tried to stop the attack, causing her to hit her head on the kitchen island. Gearhart, 44, of Franklin, then pulled his wife into the garage. “When the children found their mother, she was on...
Charles Manson death: Notable reactions on social media

Charles Manson death: Notable reactions on social media

Charles Manson, the cult leader who led followers to kill actress Sharon Tate and six others, is dead at age 83, the California Department of Corrections said late Sunday. >> Read more trending news Here’s what public figures, celebrities, and other notable people and organizations were saying about his death:
Charles Manson dead at 83

Charles Manson dead at 83

Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who led followers to murder several people in the 1960s, is dead, the California Department of Corrections said late Sunday. The 83-year-old died of “natural causes,” according to a CDCR news release. TMZ reported Wednesday that Manson’s health had been deteriorating steadily. He was transported with five unformed cops to a hospital...
These children’s Christmas wish lists include blankets, food 

These children’s Christmas wish lists include blankets, food 

Not all wishes are for the season’s hottest toy.  Some boys and girls are seeking more practical gifts: hygiene items, warm blankets and food. The charity group Things of My Very Own is hoping to help them.  The organization created tags, and children filled them out with specific items they would like.  “I want school snacks so I’m not the only one not eating during...
Denver Broncos players respond to being called ‘soft’ by GM John Elway

Denver Broncos players respond to being called ‘soft’ by GM John Elway

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is one of the most competitive individuals in the National Football League. Knowing that, it should come as no surprise that the Hall of Fame quarterback-turned-executive isn’t pleased with the way the Broncos’ 2017 season is playing out. On Friday night, following a ceremony to honor Pro Football Hall of...
Report: Ole Miss DB Deontay Anderson seeks transfer release after claim he was misled on NCAA investigation

Report: Ole Miss DB Deontay Anderson seeks transfer release after claim he was misled on NCAA investigation

Ole Miss DB Deontay Anderson reportedly no longer wants to be a part of the Ole Miss program. Per a report from USA Today’s Dan Wolken, the talented safety is seeking an immediate and  full transfer release from the program on the grounds of allegedly being misled about the NCAA investigation into the Rebels football program. He is reportedly seeking the ability...
Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens leaves game against Eagles with injury

Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens leaves game against Eagles with injury

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens was supposed to be the difference maker with linebacker Sean Lee injured. The Cowboys’ defense always suffers when Lee goes out, but this time a healthy Hitchens was supposed to be able to help keep the ship afloat while Lee recovers. Hitchens went down on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles with a groin injury, and did not return to...
Pink scales skyscraper for American Music Awards performance

Pink scales skyscraper for American Music Awards performance

Pink is well known for performing in a harness above crowds, but she put a unique spin on it at Sunday’s American Music Awards. While singing the title track of her new album, “Beautiful Trauma,” the singer and a group of dancers were suspended from high wire. Stories above the ground along the JW Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles, Pink spun, flipped and soared as a crowd of...
It’s not all about the turkey: 9 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving

It’s not all about the turkey: 9 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving

Each year, Thanksgiving comes around with with the giddy anticipation of devoruing comfort food and spending some QT with loved ones, which reminds you just what what you are thankful for the most. The rich, deep history of this centuries-old tradition is woven into the United States' cultural fabric, yet, there are still many aspects of the holiday that most Americans don’t know. The holiday...
Debate settled: This is the right time to put up your Christmas tree

Debate settled: This is the right time to put up your Christmas tree

While it may never reach the level of controversy of how to hang the toilet paper roll or which way to load the dishwasher, the right time to put up the Christmas tree is a heavily-debated household topic. There are answers to this question that depend on everything from Prince Albert to the opinion of tree growers to something called Adelaide Pageant Day. The ultimate etiquette authority...
Florida AD Scott Stricklin, President Kent Fuchs and others return from visit to N.H.: Won’t confirm meeting with Chip Kelly

Florida AD Scott Stricklin, President Kent Fuchs and others return from visit to N.H.: Won’t confirm meeting with Chip Kelly

OCALA, Fla. — As social media buzzed about a chartered plane booked for a return flight from Portsmouth, N.H., to Ocala on Sunday night, about 10 Florida football fans lined up outside of small airstrip to see if Chip Kelly was indeed on the plane. Kelly, the former Oregon and NFL head coach rumored and reported to be the Gators’ top target for their coaching vacancy,...
Video: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski showed of a little Spanish after win against Raiders

Video: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski showed of a little Spanish after win against Raiders

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was in a good mood after their 33-8 win against the Oakland Raiders. Since Gronkowski was in Mexico he decided to give his Spanish a try in public. He introduced himself to the media in Spanish, just a basic “Hola, Me llamo Roberto,” via NBC’s Raul Martinez. Whatever you’re thinking in your head Gronkowski sounds like...
WATCH: Gators AD Scott Stricklin arrives at Ocala airport without Chip Kelly

WATCH: Gators AD Scott Stricklin arrives at Ocala airport without Chip Kelly

The Chip Kelly watch was on Sunday night at the Ocala airport. Unfortunately for those who were hoping the Gators had their next coach in tow, the former NFL coach was nowhere to be found. Instead, evidence of a strong Gators contingency, which included Florida AD Scott Stricklin and University President Kent Fuchs emerged from the aircraft late Sunday evening. You can watch...
Bowl Projections: Experts like Iowa State’s chances at Texas Bowl

Bowl Projections: Experts like Iowa State’s chances at Texas Bowl

Iowa State football hasn’t gone bowling since 2012. That will change next month, as the Cyclones sit a 7-4 heading into the final week of the 2017 regular season. Iowa State’s destination this winter is still to be determined. Several experts, however, have a fairly decent idea of where Matt Campbell and the Cyclones could be headed this winter. Both ...
Report: Chip Kelly requests to meet with UCLA after no deal with Florida

Report: Chip Kelly requests to meet with UCLA after no deal with Florida

The race for Chip Kelly is officially on. After the much sought-after former Oregon Ducks head coach reportedly met with with University of Florida officials Sunday about the school’s head coaching vacancy, it appears that no deal is in place, according to Gators beat reporter Robbie Andreu, who reported the news on Twitter: The news was confirmed by staff at ...
‘Signing Santa’ brings holiday traditions to deaf children

‘Signing Santa’ brings holiday traditions to deaf children

Like most kids, Camron Ellis was excited to go to the mall.  Ellis, who was born with severe hearing loss and uses a cochlear implant, was one of several dozen other deaf or hard of hearing children Tuesday to see Christmas carolers and tell Santa what they want for the holidays as part of the “Signing Santa” event at MacArthur Center.  “(Camron’s) just full of joy...
Paxton Lynch has to be the Denver Broncos’ starting QB in Week 12

Paxton Lynch has to be the Denver Broncos’ starting QB in Week 12

The time has officially come for the Denver Broncos to start looking towards 2018. And their first step in looking towards the future should be to name Paxton Lynch their starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2017 season. The Broncos’ overall record dropped to 3-7 with their 20-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon. According to Troy...
Christina Aguilera belts a Whitney Houston tribute at American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera belts a Whitney Houston tribute at American Music Awards

Christina Aguilera delivered a tribute to the late Whitney Houston that only a vocalist of her caliber could do. At Sunday night’s American Music Awards, Aguilera celebrated the 25th anniversary of Houston’s blockbuster movie “The Bodyguard” and it’s top-selling soundtrack. Beginning her set in a black pantsuit and a singular spotlight, Aguilera sang the a capella...
Reports: Chip Kelly is listening to UCLA after meeting with Florida officials

Reports: Chip Kelly is listening to UCLA after meeting with Florida officials

Sunday was an active day for Chip Kelly rumors which seem to have ended with a whimper instead of a bang. A flight from Ocala, Fla., arrived in Portsmouth, N.H., around 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday according to OnlyGators.com as Football Scoop said the Gators’ talks with Kelly are “advancing.” Florida players even decided to get in on the fun. It now appears Kelly...
Eagles K Jake Elliott out for rest of game against Cowboys with head injury

Eagles K Jake Elliott out for rest of game against Cowboys with head injury

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott had to leave the field after making the extra effort to get a stop on a kick return. Elliott drove the Dallas Cowboys return man out of bounds, but took a shot to the head in the process. He was taken to the locker room and will not be able to return to the game according to NBC Sports’ Michele Tafoya. Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill is the Eagles&rsquo...
Texas Tech among USA TODAY’s ‘5 most miserable’ teams after blowout loss vs. TCU

Texas Tech among USA TODAY’s ‘5 most miserable’ teams after blowout loss vs. TCU

Texas Tech’s offense failed to find the end zone for the first time since 2011 Saturday, as the Red Raiders were dealt a 27-3 home loss at the hands of No. 10 TCU. The blowout loss — which marked the first time TCU had ever prevailed in consecutive trips to Lubbock — didn’t do many favors for Texas Tech’s morale entering the final week of the regular...
Report: South Carolina baseball hires Skylar Meade as pitching coach

Report: South Carolina baseball hires Skylar Meade as pitching coach

South Carolina may have found its next pitching coach. According to a report from Brian Sakowski of Perfect Game USA, the Gamecocks are going to hire Skylar Meade for the position. Meade previously held the same title at Michigan State. South Carolina has been without a pitching coach since Jerry Meyers took a leave of absence for medical reasons a couple weeks ago. Meade...
Oklahoma State among USA TODAY’s ‘5 most miserable’ teams after loss to K-State

Oklahoma State among USA TODAY’s ‘5 most miserable’ teams after loss to K-State

Oklahoma State opened as a double-digit favorite for the team’s Nov. 18 home game against Kansas State. By the third quarter, the Cowboys found themselves trailing the Wildcats 42-13. And despite a near improbable comeback, that was how Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State lost its third game of the season, 45-40. All three have now come at home at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater...
Bengals’ Kirkpatrick makes dubious NFL history

Bengals’ Kirkpatrick makes dubious NFL history

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick made NFL history Sunday in the 20-17 victory at Denver. He wishes that wasn’t the case. Kirkpatrick’s 101-yard interception return was the longest one ever that did not result in a touchdown. The only reason it didn’t produce points is because he dropped the ball while looking back to see if anyone was gaining on him....
Ohio State football prepares for Michigan game with school marching band

Ohio State football prepares for Michigan game with school marching band

It’s officially Michigan week. Ohio State was back on the practice field Sunday evening, barely 24 hours after its 52-14 win over Illinois, when the school’s marching band showed up to continue a tradition. The band performed Script Ohio, which is played every season leading into the Buckeyes’ game against arch-rival Michigan, and Urban Meyer expressed his...
Baylor soccer advances to Elite Eight for first time in program history

Baylor soccer advances to Elite Eight for first time in program history

Baylor soccer’s magical run lives on another week. The No. 23 Bears beat Notre Dame 3-2 on a golden goal by Precious Akanyirige in extra time to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in program history. Baylor has been untouchable since losing to TCU on the final night of the regular season. The Bears beat Texas, Oklahoma State and TCU to win the Big 12 championship...
Julio Jones’ favorite moment in the Georgia Dome came when he played for Alabama

Julio Jones’ favorite moment in the Georgia Dome came when he played for Alabama

Julio Jones was a freshman at Alabama in 2008. He’s had a lot of incredible moments since that time, but it was a first with the Crimson Tide that has left a lasting memory in the Georgia Dome. He caught 58 passes for 924 yards with four touchdowns that season, but it was his first time playing in the dome, set to come down soon, against Clemson which stuck out to him...
Burfict’s return from ejection both ‘weak’ and strong

Burfict’s return from ejection both ‘weak’ and strong

After playing middle linebacker the last three games – or two and a half if you factor in last week’s ejection – Vontaze Burfict returned to his regular weakside spot Sunday with a strong performance in the Cincinnati Bengals’ 20-17 victory at Denver. Burfict recorded 12 tackles, one shy of his season high, with a sack and a forced fumble. ›› Offensive...
The 3-Pointer: What we learned from Auburn basketball’s win over Hofstra

The 3-Pointer: What we learned from Auburn basketball’s win over Hofstra

Auburn basketball’s final game in the Charleston Classic was valuable stepping stone in the right direction as the holidays approach. The Tigers didn’t put together a stellar first half, but it could have been far, far worse. Auburn shot well from the field early, but also allowed Hofstra to score 50 first-half points. That’s not great for fending off critics...
West Virginia QB Will Grier undergoes successful surgery on injured finger

West Virginia QB Will Grier undergoes successful surgery on injured finger

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier successfully underwent surgery on his injured finger Sunday, according to a Twitter post from Grier’s wife. Grier sustained a finger injury during the first half of West Virginia’s 28-14 loss to Texas on Nov. 18. He did not return to the game following the injury and was later ruled out for the remainder of the regular season...
With 190 yards of offense, Bengals record rare win

With 190 yards of offense, Bengals record rare win

The offensive struggles continued for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in Denver, but the team still found a way to pull out a 20-17 victory. The Broncos outgained the Bengals 341 to 190, making for an extremely rare victory. ›› With Denver drought done, Bengals longest losing streak is in this city Cincinnati had been just 3-56 in the last 59 games in which the offense...
Sean McDermott hasn’t decided on Bills’ starting QB next game, but still confident in Nathan Peterman

Sean McDermott hasn’t decided on Bills’ starting QB next game, but still confident in Nathan Peterman

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott surely knew that he would be getting questions about his starting quarterback situation late Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The Bills came into their game against the Chargers with a 5-4 record and in the thick of the playoff race, but McDermott decided to make a change at quarterback earlier in the week. Buffalo was on a two-game...
American Music Awards 2017: Winners list

American Music Awards 2017: Winners list

The 2017 American Music Awards aired live Sunday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Between performances from Pink, Kelly Clarkson,  Khaled,Christina Aguilera and others, some musicians were honored with awards. Bruno Mars is sure to win at least one AMA, as he leads with eight nominations. Ed Sheeran and Drake have a good chance to take home awards too. They each have five nominations...
On this day: Baylor upsets No. 5 Oklahoma behind Robert Griffin III’s sensational performance

On this day: Baylor upsets No. 5 Oklahoma behind Robert Griffin III’s sensational performance

Oklahoma football has long been a heavyweight in the Big 12 conference. Six years ago today, it was Baylor’s turn to stun the Sooners. The Bears captured one of their biggest wins in program history on Nov. 19, 2011 with a 45-38 upset victory over the No. 5 Sooners. Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III solidified his Heisman Trophy campaign with 479 passing yards and...
Lamar Jackson could become third player in NCAA history to hit these milestones

Lamar Jackson could become third player in NCAA history to hit these milestones

Lamar Jackson is awesome. We know this. After winning the Heisman Trophy last season, he’s been similarly impressive in 2017. Jackson has 40 touchdowns this year. He also leads the nation in total offense, and he has a chance to join an exclusive club if he racks up 182 more rushing yards and 344 more passing yards. Seems like a pretty safe bet: Jackson dominated Syracuse...
Big 12 DieHards Newcomer of Week 12: Skylar Thompson dominates

Big 12 DieHards Newcomer of Week 12: Skylar Thompson dominates

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Newcomer of the Week. There were a number of exciting performances across the Big 12 from newcomers, but one stood apart.   Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards: Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle Defensive Player of the Week Jeff Gladney ...
DieHards Big 12 Offensive/Special Teams Player of Week 12: Byron Pringle explodes

DieHards Big 12 Offensive/Special Teams Player of Week 12: Byron Pringle explodes

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Player of the Week. Normally, we separate the offensive and special teams player awards into separate categories. However, one player dominated both categories this week.  Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards:  Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle ...
DieHards Big 12 Defensive Player of Week 12: Jeff Gladney blankets Texas Tech

DieHards Big 12 Defensive Player of Week 12: Jeff Gladney blankets Texas Tech

Welcome to Big 12 DieHards’ Week 12 Defensive Player of the Week. There were a number of exciting performances across the Big 12 from defensive players, but one stood apart.   Also, check out our other Big 12 player of the week awards: Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week Byron Pringle Defensive Player of the Week Jeff Gladney...
Bengals end 42-year drought in Denver

Bengals end 42-year drought in Denver

The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Broncos 20-17 Sunday in Denver to end their longest active losing streak in any NFL city. The Bengals hadn’t won in Denver since 1975, going 0-10 since to drop their record to 2-13 there all-time. Follow Jay Morrison on Twitter With that losing streak snapped, the team’s longest active dry spell now resides in Indianapolis, where...
Cowboys RB Darren McFadden healthy scratch against Eagles

Cowboys RB Darren McFadden healthy scratch against Eagles

The Dallas Cowboys have decided not to play running back Darren McFadden against the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a healthy scratch which means that the Cowboys will rely on running back Alfred Morris to carry the load as their No. 1 running back on Sunday Night Football. McFadden was active for the first time this season against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. With running...
Couple sue after police mistake hibiscus for pot in drug bust

Couple sue after police mistake hibiscus for pot in drug bust

A plant mistaken for marijuana led to a Butler County couple suing their police department for a wrongful drug bust. Audrey and Edward Cramer talked about that incident on Thursday as they announced the lawsuit. The Cramers said it all started when their insurance agent came to their Buffalo Township home for a property damage claim and took pictures of hibiscus plants. The agent thought they...
Ohio State football: Buckeyes remain unanimous No. 2 in Land of 10 Power Poll

Ohio State football: Buckeyes remain unanimous No. 2 in Land of 10 Power Poll

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State remained the No. 2 team in the latest edition of the Land of 10 Power Poll on Sunday, a day after an overwhelming 52-14 victory against Illinois. The Buckeyes remained the unanimous No. 2 in the standings, receiving all 13 second-place votes. Wisconsin again collected every first-place vote after dispatching Michigan in impressive fashion....
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Vanderbilt is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where Vanderbilt is ranked (Week 12)

Splat! That’s the sound of Vanderbilt landing on the basement floor in the SEC Country Power Poll. After five consecutive weeks in the No. 13 spot, the Commodores (4-7, 0-7 SEC) slipped off the bottom rung following their 45-17 home loss to Missouri. It’s the first time this season that Vandy has finished dead last in our rankings. Yet there is hope, Vandy fans! The Commodores...
2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where South Carolina is ranked (Week 12)

2017 SEC Country Power Poll: Where South Carolina is ranked (Week 12)

South Carolina won its second game in a row Saturday and fifth in its last six tries, handling FCS big-hitter Wofford, 31-10, at Williams-Brice Stadium. The game served as a tuneup for the Gamecocks’ rivalry-week showdown with Clemson. South Carolina has an opportunity to spoil the defending national champion’s season with an upset. Clemson is 10-1 overall and among...
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