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U.S. Marshals, sheriffs chase Clark County man through chicken coop

Man accused of Ridgewood break-ins sentenced to prison Friday

A Springfield man accused of breaking into homes within the last year was sentenced to 8 years in prison Friday. Jeffery Jenkins, 38, took a plea deal earlier this month and pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Jenkins told the court on Friday before he was sentenced that he was sorry. “I’m ashamed,” he said. READ: Two arrested in connection...


OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper

OSHP cadet accused of armed robbery while dressed as trooper

An Ohio State Highway Patrol cadet is facing charges after he was accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint while he was wearing an Ohio State Highway Patrol uniform. Gregory Payne, 22, of Cincinnati was accused of robbing a woman of her cell phone in the area of the 6900 block of Cedar Alley in Cincinnati on Sept. 10. “[Gregory Payne] While wearing an Ohio State Highway Patrol uniform stopped...
College Football: Wittenberg Tigers look to stay unbeaten

College Football: Wittenberg Tigers look to stay unbeaten

Defenses often rejoice in shutouts. It’s not easy to keep a team off the scoreboard, even if you’re a big favorite. Wittenberg Tigers linebacker Jack Kayser has bigger goals, however. Of the 34-0 victory against Oberlin last week at Edwards-Maurer Field, he said, “It was nice, but it didn’t feel like a shutout.” The Yeomen gained 300 yards of total offense. Wittenberg...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Charles M. McQuistion, 35, of Upper Sandusky, marked lanes, dismissed. Joshua H. Valle, 28, of 300 Roosevelt Dr., assault, guilty, 10 days jail with 10 days suspended, pay fine and costs by Nov. 1, fined $250. Charlie E. Morgan Sr., 62, of 235 E. Northern Ave., disorderly conduct, guilty, fine and cost due by Nov. 19, fined $30. CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Gerald...
Man whose body pulled from creek told 911 ‘I’d rather be humiliated than dead’

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

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

Funeral for last eyewitness to Pearl Harbor bombing Sunday in Ohio

A Cleveland area native who was believed to be the only Pearl Harbor survivor to visit the 9/11 memorial site in New York was expected to be laid to rest Sunday in this hometown. John Seelie died at age 94 last month and was also believed to be the last eyewitness to see the Japanese attack on Wheeler Army Air Field near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune...
CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

CVS Health to limit opioid access to customers

Local residents whose health benefits are overseen by one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers will soon be limited to how many opioids they can get at one time. In the face of a sweeping opioid overdose epidemic — in part blamed on over-prescription of opioids — CVS Caremark plans to limit opioid prescriptions to seven days or less for some patients. RELATED: Five things you didn&rsquo...
Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

Bellefontaine man killed in Logan County rollover crash

A 23-year-old Bellefontaine man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Logan County Friday morning.  State troopers and medics responded to Ohio 292 in Perry Twp., Logan County around 7:25 a.m. on reports of a single vehicle rollover crash.  An initial investigation found a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Ethan P. Zack, 23, of Bellefontaine, was traveling north on Ohio 292 when he traveled...
Champaign County teen charged with murder gets hearing pushed back

Champaign County teen charged with murder gets hearing pushed back

A scheduling conflict has forced a hearing for a Champaign County teen accused of killing a woman to be pushed back. Donovan Nicholas, 14, was set for an amenability hearing on Friday. Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin Talebi told the Springfield News-Sun that a scheduling conflict forced the case to be put on hold for a month. MORE: Champaign Co. prosecutors want 8th-grade murder suspect tried The...
Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Local health network to announce opioid-free health care tool

Kettering Health Network said it plans to unveil a new tool in October to be used for opioid-free health care. “As you know, we are facing an opioid epidemic locally and nationally. Over the years, the number of patients who have been prescribed high doses of long-acting narcotics has escalated,” the network said in a statement about the planned Oct. 2 announcement. RELATED: High infant...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0854 - Deloris Ann Brown, 918 Clifton Ave., v. Shanice King, 337 E. John St., Apt. B, petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0855 - Virginia M. Meade, 1023 W. Perrin Ave., v. Aaron M. Marshall, 1670 Summit St., petition for civil stalking protection order. 17-DP-0856 - Tiarra M. Thompson, 29 E. Liberty St., v. Ryan E. Boudreaux-Durr, 29 E. Liberty St...
Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Upswing in Greene County property values reflects local trend

Greene County residents will be getting notified of property reappraisals recently completed by the county auditor’s office. On average, residential property values across the county are up by 5 percent, a marked increase from the last reappraisals in 2014, which saw a drop in values of 4 percent, according to Greene County Auditor David Graham. The new appraisals reflect a pattern evident in...
Stafford: Group marks 20th year of funding literacy projects

Stafford: Group marks 20th year of funding literacy projects

For the past 19 years, the Springfield Literacy Sting has given adults the rare opportunity to publically humiliate themselves by misspelling words in a crowded room, while at the same time raising $150,000 for a crucial community cause. »MORE: Songs can recall history, predict future Much of this multi-tasking has been made possible by two tireless worker bees who...
AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

AF Marathon participation down; race seeks answers

Faced with fewer people running this year, Air Force Marathon organizers may consider changes to the series of races to push up numbers on the starting line in 2018. The marathon, a series of races with 5K and 10K contests and half- and full-marathons, may add a new race of a shorter distance, and increase opportunities to participate in more than one event, according to marathon director Rob Aguiar...
Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office needs some updating and could use more personnel, but the department is doing the best job it can, Sheriff Deb Burchett and one of her staff members said. Burchett and Grants Manager Wendy Holt talked about the office during remarks at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon. RELATED : Clark County drug bust nets 1 pound of fentanyl, meth and cash...
Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Favorite airports in North America? Regional hubs land on list

Despite constant construction and increased passenger traffic, passengers are more satisfied with their experiences at airports across North America than ever before. Overall passenger satisfaction with airport has reached an all-time high, and some regional airports like John Glenn Columbus International Airport and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have made the list of top...
What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

What are shoppers buying this Halloween? Superhero costumes

Americans are expected to spend more than $9 billion in Halloween spending this year, according to the National Retail Federation survey. Consumers are expected to spend an average $86.13, up from last year’s $82.93, with 179 million Americans planning to partake in Halloween festivities, up from 171 million in 2016. Only 12.9 percent say their spending will be impacted by the economy, down...
Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction

Springfield native living clean, successful after prison, addiction

Springfield native Jeff Childress began using drugs when he was 12 years old — and he never stopped. He didn’t know as a pre-teen it would lead him to prison twice and homelessness. “Basically, it was a loss of everything,” Childress said. “Living skills reduced to the animal level.” Childress has been clean since Feb. 19, 2014. He now owns an exterior cleaning...
Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

Ohio State named most valuable college football team, UC makes top 100

A new study has found that Ohio State University’s football team is the most valuable college team in the country. Ohio State’s team is valued at $1.5 billion, according to a study conducted by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus whose findings were published in The Wall Street Journal this week. RELATED: Demonstration at Wright State sparks...
Spotty fog by sunrise, hot and humid weekend

Spotty fog by sunrise, hot and humid weekend

Some spotty fog by sunrise Hot and humid all weekend Fall officially begins at 4:02 p.m. Today: It will be warm and muggy start to the day with the chance for spotty fog by sunrise, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. There will be sunshine and scattered clouds today. Highs will be in the upper 80s, which is about 15 degrees warmer than normal.  Kirstie Zontini Saturday...
Ohio man accused of violating new state bestiality law

Ohio man accused of violating new state bestiality law

An Ohio man is accused of violating Ohio’s new law banning sex with animals, according to Cleveland Municipal Court records. Scott Turner, 47, of Cleveland, was charged by a Cleveland Animal Protective League officer with engaging in sexual conduct with an animal, court records show. He has been ordered to appear in court Oct. 5 for a hearing on the second-degree misdemeanor charge. Cleveland...
Greene commissioners OK $1M to extend water service to airport

Greene commissioners OK $1M to extend water service to airport

Greene County Commissioners voted 2-1 today to spend $1 million toward extending water and sewer services to the Lewis A. Jackson Regional Airport. The $2 million project can now move forward once the county and Beavercreek Twp. enter into an agreement with the Ohio Public Works Commission for a $653,000 grant and a no-interest loan for $300,000. Beavercreek Twp., which has plans to build a fire station...
I-70 W reopens in Clark County following rollover crash 

I-70 W reopens in Clark County following rollover crash 

I-70 West has reopened following one male being transported to Miami Valley Hospital via CareFlight. Another male was transported to Springfield Regional Hospital. The extent of their injuries are currently unknown.  All lanes of I-70 West are closed between Ohio 41 and U.S. 40  for CareFlight to land.   A CareFlight medical helicopter has been requested to a reported rollover crash...
Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. recalls product possibly contaminated with deadly toxin

Death Wish Coffee Co. has initiated a recall one of its nitro coffee products because it could be contaminated with a deadly toxin. The Round Lake, N.Y.-based coffee producer determined that the current process could lead to the growth and production of the deadly toxin, botulin, in low acid foods commercialized in reduced oxygen packaging. Botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning, can...
Woman sentenced in Logan County Thanksgiving Day killing

Woman sentenced in Logan County Thanksgiving Day killing

Sentencing was held Thursday for a woman who pleaded guilty in connection to the killing of a Logan County man on Thanksgiving.  Jasmine Lewis was sentenced today in a Logan County court to 15 years to life in prison after she pleaded guilty earlier to a complicity to murder charge in the death of 45-year-old Jeff Brentlinger.  In a statement to the court during the hearing, Lewis said there...
High School Wrestling: Another Jordan headed to Ohio State

High School Wrestling: Another Jordan headed to Ohio State

Ohio State University wrestling coach Tom Ryan made it three-for-three with the Jordan family this week. Rocky Jordan, Graham’s two-time state champ, verbally committed to the Buckeyes after completing his visits – which included one to Big Ten rival Michigan. »RELATED: Jordan dominates to win state title Rocky will be the third Jordan brother to wrestle for the Buckeyes. In March...
Meijer to sell discolored, scarred produce for reduced prices

Meijer to sell discolored, scarred produce for reduced prices

Meijer will sell packaged fresh produce that is discolored, scarred or odd-sized for discounted prices. The Misfits program rolled out at all Meijer locations earlier this month, and customers have already purchased nearly a quarter of a million pounds of fresh, perfectly-imperfect produce. The packaged fresh produce may be discolored, scarred or odd-sized, but offers the same taste, freshness and...
Greenon taking steps to begin construction of new $54 million school

Greenon taking steps to begin construction of new $54 million school

Greenon Local School leaders are close to making major moves to start the construction project that will build a new pre-k through 12th-grade building in the district. A lot of hard work has been done over the summer to make sure the district is ready to move forward with the project, Superintendent Brad Silvus said. The district has sold bonds, worked with the Ohio Facility Construction Commission...

FEMA awards grant to Springfield firefighters

The Springfield Fire Rescue Division was awarded a roughly $14,000 federal grant that will be used to cover the costs to certify firefighters as fire safety inspectors, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office announced Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency grant will cover the costs to provide training to 15 firefighters, said Brian Miller, assistant chief of the Springfield Fire Rescue...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Rodney Criswell, 50, of Fort Worth, Texas, assault amended to disorderly, guilty, fined $100. Angela R. Nutt, 29, of 913 Kenton St., two counts child endangering, dismissed. Crissie J. Nutt, 32, of 913 Kenton St., child endangering, dismissed. Naasirah K. Akram, 24, of 1114 Russel Ave., resisting arrest, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, fine and cost due...
Two Clark Co. organizations celebrate 65 years helping disabled

Two Clark Co. organizations celebrate 65 years helping disabled

Two Clark County organizations aimed at helping the developmentally disabled are celebrating 65 years in the county. Developmental Disabilities of Clark County and TAC- The Abilities Connection, were founded as one organization in 1952. RELATED: Clark County gets $1M, first-of-its-kind program to treat kids Developmental Disabilities of Clark County serves 1,150 children and adults and aims to support...
Former Blue Jacket theater set for demolition in Greene County

Former Blue Jacket theater set for demolition in Greene County

It’s been 10 years since the Blue Jacket theater group performed at Caesar’s Ford Park, and now the dilapidated buildings are slated to be torn down. A padlock on the front gates keeps the public out of the park at 520 S. Stringtown Road. The structures, which were built in the 1970s, have not been maintained and now pose safety hazards, Greene County officials said.
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT CURRENT BUSINESS Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC, v. Michael J. Wilkinson, judgment for $17,091. State of Ohio v. Jonathan Vorhees, convicted of receiving stolen property, nine months prison with credit for jail time served. State of Ohio v. Lindsay Cade III, convicted of receiving stolen property, one year prison, post-release control terminated and one year additional prison term...
Ohio AG DeWine ‘aggressively monitoring’ Equifax data breach

Ohio AG DeWine ‘aggressively monitoring’ Equifax data breach

While Massachusetts filed suit against Equifax over its massive data breach, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is “aggressively monitoring” the situation and offering tips to consumers on how to protect themselves. “Our office cannot confirm or deny consumer protection investigations of this nature unless litigation is filed. Because we cannot comment on those lines, I can only note...
Ohio State receivers ready for any shot they get

Ohio State receivers ready for any shot they get

Two hybrid backs have emerged as Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett’s favorite targets, though it’s still too early to tell who will be the team’s go-to guy in the passing game — or if there will be one at all. Parris Campbell and K.J. Hill, who are splitting time at H-back, lead the team with 15 catches. Barrett has thrown five touchdown passes, all to different...
Holiday sales expected to increase this season

Holiday sales expected to increase this season

Retail sales are expected to rise more than 4 percent compared to last shopping season, according to Deloitte’s annual retail holiday sales forecast. Total holiday sales — seasonally adjusted and excluding motor vehicles and gasoline — are expected to reach $1.04 to $1.05 trillion between November and January, Deloitte reported. Deloitte also forecasts an 18 to 21 percent increase...
Springfield ex-addicts: Recovery possible

Springfield ex-addicts: Recovery possible

About 160 people have died from drug overdoses in Clark County since the beginning of 2016 but many more have escaped addiction’s grasp. In Springfield, hundreds of addicts have found their way to local treatment facilities and programs to live a better life. This month, those addicts celebrate recovery as part of National Recovery Month, held annually in the United States. Springfield native...
Jupiter visible in the night sky through Saturday

Jupiter visible in the night sky through Saturday

The moon will help you again this weekend to find a bright planet.  Jupiter will be visible in the night sky right after sunset until Saturday. On  Friday at 9:13 p.m., and on Saturday at 9:46 p.m., look to the western horizon and make sure you have a clear view free of trees or buildings that would block your view. When you find the waxing crescent moon, look toward the horizon for Jupiter...
‘Perfect’ Springfield couple battles addictions, finds recovery

‘Perfect’ Springfield couple battles addictions, finds recovery

In 2014, Springfield residents Abby and Eli Glaser and their five children were pictured on a billboard for a local organization promoting healthy relationships. At home, however, the family struggled as Eli Glaser battled a prescription pill addiction and depression that saw him blow through the family’s finances. He tried to get clean multiple times but wasn’t ready. RELATED: New program...
‘Smart car’ technology may make roads safer, but some fear data hacks

‘Smart car’ technology may make roads safer, but some fear data hacks

Autonomous vehicles are the wave of a rapidly approaching future that is already bringing increasing amounts of “smart” technology to cars and trucks, and could eventually make passengers of everyone in a vehicle. Experts say smart cars will make the roads exponentially safer by taking the automobile’s weak link — its human driver — out of the equation. Accidents would...
Summer-like temperatures to start fall

Summer-like temperatures to start fall

Mainly clear skies are anticipated overnight as temperatures drop into the middle to upper 60s. Once again, there could be some patchy dense fog before daybreak, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Stray shower or storm possible this evening Summer-like temperatures through weekend Fall starts at 4:02 p.m. Friday Friday: After some morning fog in spots, we’ll see more sunshine...
Demonstration at Wright State sparks debate over campus free speech

Demonstration at Wright State sparks debate over campus free speech

College administrators across the nation are being questioned on their decisions that some say bar free speech from campuses. Wright State University found itself at the center of the ongoing debate about campus free speech Wednesday when questions emerged over how the school handled an anti-abortion demonstration. The issue of free speech at colleges has bubbled up in recent months as some schools...
Urbana to host discussion on cyber security for bank customers

Urbana to host discussion on cyber security for bank customers

A forum Thursday in Urbana will highlight the impact of cyber crime for businesses and bank customers, in light of several high-profile attacks that have potentially exposed personal information of millions of Americans in recent years. Most recently, the national credit-reporting firm Equifax confirmed a massive data breach that potentially exposed personal information of as many as 143 million Americans...

Miami football: Malik Rosier predicts ‘exciting, high-tempo’ game against Toledo

The Miami football team enters its second game of the season with a lot of unknowns due to a two-week layoff caused by Hurricane Irma. Miami quarterback Malik Rosier, however, knows what to expect from the Hurricanes’ Week 4 opponent, Toledo: a fast, productive offense and a solid pass defense. Led by quarterback Logan Woodside, Toledo is averaging 46 points and 552.7...
Walmart tests ‘in-fridge’ home delivery service for customers who aren’t home

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

Walmart is testing a new grocery delivery service -- one where you don’t have to be home to receive your order. >> Read more trending news  The retail giant announced Friday it has partnered with smart lock startup August Home to create a program where a delivery person can enter a customer’s home and put away groceries. Delivery drivers would be given a one-time...
Why get the flu vaccine?

Why get the flu vaccine?

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

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

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

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

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

Fatherhood helped Marcell Ateman make it through lost season

Oklahoma State receiver Marcell Ateman has returned to the field with a new title: dad. Ateman missed the 2016 season, what was supposed to be his senior year, with a broken right foot. Having to redshirt, Ateman instead devoted himself to rehab and fatherhood, the O’Colly’s Cameron Jourdan writes. Ateman’s son, Jayden, was born in October, only two months...

Oklahoma football: 5 things the Sooners need against Baylor

Starting in 2011, Oklahoma and Baylor had themselves a pretty good rivalry. Games were competitive and the Bears rolled to blowout victories in 2013 and 2014. But there’s a reason Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield refused to use the “R” word this week. The Bears (0-3) are down and the third-ranked Sooners (3-0) have no interest in propping them...

Auburn football podcast: Tigers victory guaranteed

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

Virginia Tech football putting ‘Tunnel Vision’ theme into practice, not looking past Old Dominion

Tickets for Virginia Tech’s home matchup with Clemson on Sept. 30 have been sold out for over a week. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET — primetime on ABC. And Thursday night, ESPN’s Chris Fowler let slip that the network’s popular college football pregame show College GameDay is likely coming to Virginia Tech’s campus for the game. With all the...

Where to watch and find your favorite Big 12 team’s bar in New York City

For Big 12 football fans living in New York City or in town to stop by ESPN’s College GameDay set, there is a bar nearby for each fanbase to watch their favorite school. College GameDay will air live from Times Square in Manhattan for its Week 4 show on Saturday. Big 12 fans stopping by the set or simply around New York City can keep the college football party going in...

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

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

Coach Gene Stallings explains why Vanderbilt is talking

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

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

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

Mike Gundy tried to ‘hide’ Mike Yurcich in Stillwater

Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has the No. 3 Oklahoma State Cowboys’ attack working at a frenetic pace. In fact, he’s so good at his job that head coach Mike Gundy might not be able to keep him a secret for long. David Ubben of SportsOnEarth profiled Yurcich’s rise to prominence, from Division II Shippensburg to Stillwater. In the story, Gundy said he’s done his ...

Miami recruiting: Latest updates on the Hurricanes’ next class

The 2018 Miami football recruiting class sits at 19 commitments with about three months remaining before the early signing period in December. The Hurricanes’ most recent commit in the Class of 2018 was John Campbell, a 3-star offensive lineman from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., who announced his pledge in July. With 19 spots filled, it’s possible Miami&rsquo...
Man thanks officers who saved his life from flesh-eating bacteria

Man thanks officers who saved his life from flesh-eating bacteria

It was an emotional moment when a man got to thank officers for saving his life.  WSBTV’s Linda Stouffer was there the moment Alan Avery was able to hug and embrace the DeKalb County officers.  It was a year ago that Avery called to report someone breaking into his home five times. “It’s not normal for someone to call back to back to back 911,” said DeKalb County...

Patriots sign ex-Texans WR Riley McCarron two days before they meet

Former Houston Texans wide receiver Riley McCarron has signed with the New England Patriots. He’s on their practice squad, and he joined the team for Friday’s session. There are a few interesting storylines here, not the least of which is that the Patriots are playing the Texans on Sunday afternoon. The Texans just cut McCarron at the beginning of the week. The...

Georgia Tech reportedly dropping effort to schedule 12th football game

After his team’s Week 3 game against Central Florida cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson raised the possibility of scheduling a game during the team’s bye week on Oct. 7 so that the Yellow Jackets can play 12 games this year. Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that Georgia Tech will...

Report: New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski ‘ready’ to play Sunday

New England Patriots All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski will play on Sunday against the Houston Texans, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. Doug Kyed of New England Sports Network also confirmed the report. Gronkowski injured his groin during New England’s 36-20 win over the New Orleans Saints in Week 2. The future Hall of Fame tight end caught six passes for 116 yards and 1 touchdown...
Flu season near: Doctors recommend not playing ‘viral roulette’

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

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

Gary Patterson trying to clear road hurdle against Oklahoma State

This weekend represents more than an opportunity for No. 16 TCU to assert itself into the Big 12 title picture. It’s also a chance for Gary Patterson to finally win at Boone Pickens Stadium. In three trips to Stillwater, Okla., Patterson’s Horged Frogs are winless, with Oklahoma State winning each contest by at least 14 points. The Cowboys have outscored TCU 109-53...
End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts

End-of-world prediction interrupts TV broadcasts

Television programming for some California viewers was interrupted for about a minute Thursday with a disturbing message warning of the end of the world. “Realize this, extremely violent times will come,” a voice in the alert said, according to the Orange County Register. The alert interrupted Cox and Spectrum broadcast customers in Orange County around 11:05 a.m. The cause of the...

Former Clemson football standout Landon Walker now working for NASCAR pit crew

Landon Walker was an All-American offensive lineman in high school. He set Clemson school records by starting 49 games and playing 3,131 snaps at tackle during his four years with the Tigers. But Walker is now a professional (of sorts) in a sport other than football. According to a story by Manie Robinson in the Greenville News, Walker is now the lead fueler in...

Is the Pac-12 underappreciated nationally?

The Pac-12 conference could be in the middle of a renaissance before our very eyes. But does the rest of the country know about the success the conference is having? The Pac-12 is currently the Power 5 conference that has seven undefeated teams: USC, Oregon, Washington State, California, Washington, Colorado and Utah. Five of those undefeated teams are ranked in the Associated...

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

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

Broncos coach Vance Joseph has huge praise for Bills QB Tyrod Taylor

It would be easy for the Denver Broncos to overlook their Week 3 opponent, the Buffalo Bills. After all, they are riding high after two impressive wins to open the season, and they have a divisional matchup with the Oakland Raiders looming in Week 4. Denver head coach Vance Joseph is doing his best to squash the notion that his team is facing a trap game against...
Sports complex to mean hundreds of Hamilton jobs

Sports complex to mean hundreds of Hamilton jobs

Not only will the proposed Spooky Nook Sports at Champion Mill attract athletes from about a 3½-hour drive from Hamilton, but it also will create hundreds of jobs. The mega sports complex is being built at the former paper mill along North B Street. MORE: What Hamilton’s massive sports center could look like For an idea of how significant the number of jobs can be, the existing Spooky...
Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax apologizes for sending people to fake company website

Equifax linked people to a fake online site that mimicked the link for its own site on its massive Sept. 7 security breach that affected 143 million Americans. After the breach, which involved Social Security numbers and other key identifying information, Equifax set up a site, equifaxsecurity2017.com, that directed people to information on the hacking incident and links to sign up for free credit...
What is the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and what does it mean for you?

What is the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and what does it mean for you?

Update 2:13 p.m. ET -- The Associated Press reported that Sen. John McCain says he won't vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week. Previous post: Next week, the Senate will likely vote on a new health care bill, one, like the others that failed earlier this year, aimed...

Iowa releases hype video for Penn State game

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

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

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

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

Welcome to SEC Country’s weekly Arkansas sports mailbag with reporter Eric W. Bolin. In this edition, we discuss the future of Bret Bielema, who might be coming next, why Arkansas football recruiting is treading water, and the truth that Arkansas is, in fact, a baseball school. Sure. And yet, at the time, absolutely not. It took me leaving Arklahoma and...
Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Protesters disrupt former FBI Director Comey's speech at Howard University

Former FBI director James Comey was heckled and jeered throughout a speech at Howard University Friday by a group of protesters chanting "no justice, no peace'' — a loud, contentious standoff that didn't end until he finished his remarks. The scene — a former senior government official being shouted down and trying to speak over angry demonstrators — marked a...

LOOK: Oregon unveils white and chrome uniforms for Arizona State game

Oregon unveiled their uniform combination for Saturday’s contest against Arizona State in Tempe. The No. 24 Ducks will be wearing all white, except for a chrome helmet which features wings instead of the traditional “O” logo. Oregon (3-0), wore the chrome lids against Nebraska in week two. The Ducks must have felt like the helmets worked for them as they...
Joe Thomas turns snaps record into comedy

Joe Thomas turns snaps record into comedy

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

West Virginia looking to ‘force the run’ on offense this year

West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital have always favored spread passing attacks. But now, the Mountaineers are looking to establish the ground game — by any means necessary. Mike Casazza of 247Sports says that Holgorsen and Spavital are looking to utilize running back Justin Crawford more. They’ve called 82 runs and 68 passes this...
Reds approach team home run record

Reds approach team home run record

This Reds season has left much to be desired - except in the power department. The Reds are second in the NL in homers, and their 210 long balls are the second most in team history. Breaking the team record of 222 is conceivable with two weeks left. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Reds have 210...
Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Investigation launched into HHS Secretary Tom Price's travel on charter jets

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector general's investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Price's travel and review the justification made by Price and his...
1-year-old dies after father attempts to treat cough with steamy shower

1-year-old dies after father attempts to treat cough with steamy shower

A 1-year-old baby has died in New York after his father attempted to treat a chronic cough by leaving the child in a steamy bathroom.  >> Read more trending news  Mordechai Halpern, of Brooklyn, New York, was found unresponsive at his parents’ home on Thursday morning after his mother discovered him alone in a bathroom at the residence. According to WPIX, Mordechai&rsquo...

Vikings QB Sam Bradford ruled out for Week 3 vs. Tampa Bay

Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford was officially ruled out for the team’s Week 3 game against Tampa Bay by head coach Mike Zimmer on Friday. The former Oklahoma quarterback did not play against Pittsburgh in a 26-9 loss last Sunday. A knee injury kept him out of action after he helped the Vikings to a win in their season opener against New Orleans. Bradford looked...

LSU-Syracuse score predictions: SEC Country picks

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

Purdue’s Jeff Brohm dives in on matchup against Michigan

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

USC, Cal prepare for an undefeated showdown for the first time in awhile

The USC Trojans and Cal Bears have a long and storied rivalry. However, it’s been awhile since both teams met when they’ve each been undefeated. The last time USC and Cal met when they were both undefeated was in 2004 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Trojans, in the midst of a 34-game winning streak, defeated the Bears 23-17. That game is of particular note not...

Bills to face Von Miller with rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins

Buffalo Bills rookie left tackle Dion Dawkins looks like he’ll get a trial by fire as he starts against elite Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller. Injuries have pushed him into the lineup. “Bills LT Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle) said Friday he will not play Sunday against the Broncos,” wrote ESPN’s Mike Rodak. “Dion Dawkins expected to start for...

Examining the close calls in Florida’s 30-game winning streak over Kentucky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thirty years. Thirty straight wins for the Florida football program over Kentucky. Thirty straight reminders for the Wildcats of the gap that can develop between two conference foes. It’s the longest active streak in college football by one program over another in an uninterrupted annual series, and the fourth-longest of all time. The Gators...
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