Pee wee coach’s child porn hearing cut short

A Clark County man and former pee wee football coach who has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography has anti-social personality traits, a clinical psychiatrist testified Tuesday in federal court before a judge cut off the doctor for “lack of professionalism.” Timothy K. Wright, 45, of New Carlisle was to be sentenced in Dayton’s U.S. District Court, but his appearance was...


Police: 2-year-old child found, unconscious from apparent opioid OD

Police: 2-year-old child found, unconscious from apparent opioid OD

A 2-year-old child was found outside a home, unconscious from an apparent opioid OD, Dayton police said. A lieutenant tells us the child is at Dayton Children’s Hospital in serious condition.  A Dayton fire/rescue unit was dispatched to an address in the 100 block of Pointview Avenue about 4:30 p.m. and asked for a police “hurry up” because a child was unconscious. ...
Cottrel: Take a closer look at moths, butterflies in Clark County

Cottrel: Take a closer look at moths, butterflies in Clark County

It’s that buggy time of year. Have you ever seen the mosquitoes as bad as they are this year? We keep trying to figure out how to encourage more barn swallows, bats and purple martins, but I’m afraid they would get sick from overeating at our place. Sadly my new favorite perfumes have names like “Off,” “Repel,” and “Deep Woods.” RELATED: Cottrel: Historic...
Clark County polling locations change, 2 for Aug. 8 special election

Clark County polling locations change, 2 for Aug. 8 special election

Three Springfield voting precincts will have new permanent polling locations, while two other polling locations will move temporarily for the Aug. 8 special election, according to the Clark County Board of Elections. City precincts 15, 16 and 17 will now vote at the NTPRD Chiller, 301 W. Main St. Voters from those precincts previous cast ballots at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 27 N. Wittenberg...
Boehner calls GOP House conservatives ‘knuckleheads’ in jab at Jordan

Boehner calls GOP House conservatives ‘knuckleheads’ in jab at Jordan

Former House Speaker John Boehner assailed GOP House arch conservatives led by Rep. Jim Jordan as the “knucklehead caucus,” calling them “anarchists” who are “for nothing.” RELATED: Boehner says Congress won’t repeal, replace Obamacare In a speech in Las Vegas, Boehner, R-West Chester, took aim at the conservatives who pushed him from office at the end of...
Senate votes to move ahead on health care debate; Portman votes ‘yes’

Senate votes to move ahead on health care debate; Portman votes ‘yes’

Sen. Rob Portman Tuesday backed his GOP leaders voting to allow the full Senate to debate and amend a bill aimed at scrapping and replacing the 2010 health law. It was a stunning and dramatic shift for a lawmaker who had expressed strong and consistent doubts about the specifics of how the GOP plans to fulfill a 2016 campaign promise would also impact opioid addicts in his state. The vote capped a...
Key evidence challenged in Greene County capital murder case

Key evidence challenged in Greene County capital murder case

Two Greene County common pleas judges must decide whether critical evidence in a potential death penalty case will be allowed in trial. Motions to suppress evidence have been filed by the defense attorneys for Dustin and Bret Merrick, two brothers who stand charged with murder in the Jan. 15 fatal shootings of their neighbors near Yellow Springs -- William “Skip” Brown and Sherri Mendenhall...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Jimbo. He is an approximately 2-year-old mix who weighs 60 pounds. Jimbo is vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. His adoption fee is $100 which includes his dog license. Jimbo is located at the Humane Society Serving Clark County, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 4:30 p.m...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Digger is a 2-year-old male Shar Pei mix. He is a medium-sized dog at 55 pounds. Digger came to us from an out-of-state rescue facility where he was on their euthanasia list. It takes time to gain Digger’s trust, but once you have it, he will beg you to play with him. Digger is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for heartworm. He has been given his monthly...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Derek A. Borden, 29, of 2217 Columbus Ave., domestic violence, innocent, continued, bond $1,000. Jason A. G. Boring, 42, of 1503 Lagonda Ave., OVI, guilty, continued. Sarah Dejah Bowshier, 30, of 1302 Delta Road, Apt. B, domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $1,000; assault, innocent, continued. William Wayne Brewer III, 22, of 2743 Elmore...
Second norovirus case confirmed amid Chipotle food scare

Second norovirus case confirmed amid Chipotle food scare

A second person has tested positive for norovirus after visiting a Chipotle restaurant in Virginia earlier this month, health department officials said. The Loudoun County Health Department in Virginia says it also identified more than 135 who reported becoming ill after visiting a Chipotle restaurant in Sterling, Va., during July 13 through 16. The department also said they have not identified a...
Robot vacum cleaner could collect data about users’ homes

Robot vacum cleaner could collect data about users’ homes

The maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum, iRobot, could collect data about the floor plans of customers’ homes. iRobot’s chief executive, Colin Angle, told Reuters that iRobot may begin selling floor plans of customers homes with Google, Amazon or Apple. The information would be sold to tech companies in a push to create “smart homes” controlled by a Internet-enabled devices...
Think your college tuition cost is high? Growth is slowest in decades

Think your college tuition cost is high? Growth is slowest in decades

College tuition in the United States is growing more slowly than it has in decades, according to new figures released by the Labor Department. After financial aid is factored in, tuition for college and graduate school grew increased last year by 1.9 percent, The Wall Street Journal reports. That’s well below the average rate of tuition growth. From 1990 through 2016, tuition increased...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0406 - Jared Edens, 2125 S. Tecumseh Road, Lot 59, v. JM Consolidated Industries, LLC, 2020 Progress Road, and Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Columbus, notice of appeal. 17-CV-0407 - The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, v. Taseina L. Raber, 1607 Overlook Dr., complaint for $20,193. 17-CV-0408 - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., v. Barbara K. Morgan, 4261 New...
Michael Kors to purchase Jimmy Choo

Michael Kors to purchase Jimmy Choo

Fashion brand Michael Kors announced that it has reached an aggreement to acquire to footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo for $1.3 billion. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, according to a company statement. Jimmy Choo has approximately 150 company-operated retail stores, 560 multi-brand doors and more than 60 franchise stores in...
Neighbor spat over bamboo and Jimmy Buffett reaches appeals court

Neighbor spat over bamboo and Jimmy Buffett reaches appeals court

You’ve heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys. Meet the Hayes and Carrigans of Indian Hill. Jeffrey Hayes, who lives on 4.7 acres in the wealthy Cincinnati neighborhood, took his next door neighbor Pamela Carrigan to court. Hayes said Carrigan applied a toxic herbicide to his bamboo. RELATED: Ohio Supreme Court rules juveniles can be sent to adult court Carrigan, who lives on 5.2 acres, had her...
$15K in tools, truck reported stolen from Springfield business

$15K in tools, truck reported stolen from Springfield business

More than $15,000 in tools and a truck were reported stolen from a Springfield business this weekend. Multiple welders, a saw and a truck were stolen from TS Steel, 212 Monroe St., between 11 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Monday morning, according to a police report. MORE CRIME: Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater The business owner told police it appears the suspect pried...
Clark County training shows ‘split-second’ choices officers must make

Clark County training shows ‘split-second’ choices officers must make

A firearms training simulator gives Clark County fairgoers the chance to see things from an officer’s perspective, something Sheriff Deborah Burchett hopes will allow people to better understand the difficult decisions deputies sometimes have to make. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has set up the Firearms Training Simulator in the Annex Building at the fair. It’s free to try for...
Clark County Fair Forecast: Warm with high UV index

Clark County Fair Forecast: Warm with high UV index

The Clark County Fair continues today, and the forecast is looking great to attend, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Lots of sunshine both today and tomorrow will bring about warm temperatures, but it won’t be too humid. Keep in mind the UV index will be very high both days, so applying and reapplying sunblock is suggested.   Thursday will be the day to watch as the threat...
Springfield woman accused of driving drunk, crashing SUV with 4 kids

Springfield woman accused of driving drunk, crashing SUV with 4 kids

A Springfield woman has been accused of crashing into parked cars while driving under the influence with four children in the SUV. Janae Watkins, 20, was charged with four counts of endangering children, as well as criminal damaging, OVI, failure to stop after an accident, license forfeiture, child restraint and assault. She appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Monday and pleaded not guilty...
Bethel Twp. fire department seeks emergency levy for $398K per year

Bethel Twp. fire department seeks emergency levy for $398K per year

The Bethel Twp. Fire Department wants to put an emergency five-year, 2-mill levy on the November ballot, the first time it’s asked for new tax money since 2002. Bethel Twp. trustees are expected to vote tonight on putting the issue on the ballot. If approved by voters, it would generate about $398,000 a year. Bethel Twp. is the most populous township in Clark County, with more than 18,000 residents...
International Space Station visible tonight

International Space Station visible tonight

The International Space Station will fly over the Miami Valley tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Clear skies will prevail, leaving prefect conditions to see this six minute pass across the evening sky. The space station will appear in the west southwestern sky around 9:47 p.m. and will travel to the northeast before disappearing. The space station looks like a steady star...
Dayton Children’s Hospital assists young man’s hopes for soccer team

Dayton Children’s Hospital assists young man’s hopes for soccer team

Mukhammad Shadhnanov hopes Dayton Children's Hospital's assist will help him score in his plan to start a competitive neighborhood soccer team and ultimately join a league. The hospital, which is active in the Old North Dayton neighborhood where it is located, donated four nets, two sets of flags to mark boundaries on the pitch, a striping machine to put down the lines for the pitch and practice vests...
Justice offers behind the scenes view of Supreme Court in Springfield

Justice offers behind the scenes view of Supreme Court in Springfield

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judy French discussed money’s influence in judicial elections and the workload of Ohio’s courts in Springfield on Monday. More than 3 million lawsuits are filed annually in Ohio, the majority of which are initially filed and dealt with at the local county courts, French told Springfield Rotary Club members. Ohio’s population is about 11.6 million people...
Eric Elwell: Miami Valley set to emerge from ‘Ring of Fire’ pattern

Eric Elwell: Miami Valley set to emerge from ‘Ring of Fire’ pattern

The Miami Valley looks to finally be set to emerge from the “ring of fire” of persistent thunderstorms that have pounded the region over the last few weeks. MORE: Elwell: 7 surprising facts about summer Since early last week, clusters of storms would develop across the Northern Plains or Upper Midwest and move southeastward into the Ohio Valley bringing widespread rain and storms...
Husted turns over public data to Trump panel; won’t give SS numbers, driver’s license info

Husted turns over public data to Trump panel; won’t give SS numbers, driver’s license info

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted told President Trump’s voting panel to visit his website for publicly available data on Ohio’s 7.9 million voters. In a letter Monday, Husted told the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity that his office won’t turn over driver’s license numbers or the last four digits of Social Security numbers because that information isn&rsquo...
Urbana cleans up damage after weekend storms

Urbana cleans up damage after weekend storms

The city of Urbana is cleaning up after strong storms hit the area over the weekend. The Champaign County city designated Monday as a citywide cleanup day, including curbside pickup by city crews of fallen limbs and brush. That was after a string of storms caused damage to trees and power lines. The brush pick-up service is activated if there is “extensive damage to trees in the community,&rdquo...
Shawnee baseball coach Rob Cassell steps down

Shawnee baseball coach Rob Cassell steps down

Shawnee High School baseball coach Rob Cassell has missed many of his son’s games over the last decade, and he doesn’t want to miss any more. Cassell informed Shawnee players during a meeting on Sunday night he will not return to coach the team next season. Cassell’s oldest son Nick is entering his freshman year at Tecumseh, and another son is in middle school in the district. &ldquo...
Ohio to buy $6 million seed-to-sale marijuana tracking system

Ohio to buy $6 million seed-to-sale marijuana tracking system

Regulators of Ohio’s nascent medical marijuana industry got approval Monday to spend an additional $6 million over the next two years to set up a seed-to-sale tracking system, pay consultants and buy a licensing system. The Ohio Controlling Board gave the spending go-ahead to the state Department of Commerce and Pharmacy Board. It is expected that fees paid by the industry at a later date will...
Pygmy goat show offers pint-sized fun at Clark County Fair

Pygmy goat show offers pint-sized fun at Clark County Fair

Evan Wright was drawn to showing pygmy goats at the Clark County Fair because he wanted an animal that he could keep after the competition. He and his tiny goat, Daisy, were named grand champion of the pygmy goat show Monday at the Clark County Fair. Wright showed market goats for one year but didn’t like having to deal with selling them. DETAILS: Popular church cafeteria to close after one...
Mega Apple supplier looking for U.S. home: Ohio in mix for plant

Mega Apple supplier looking for U.S. home: Ohio in mix for plant

As potential business location decisions go, this one is big — and it’s appearing that Ohio may lose out. Taiwanese electronics maker and Apple supplier Foxconn wants to build a display panel factory in the United States, and Ohio was recently said to be one of the states under consideration. But increasingly, Wisconsin appears to be the front runner. Reports in the Wall Street Journal...
Chocolate firm names Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm exec as CEO

Chocolate firm names Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm exec as CEO

The former CEO of Urbana-based Robert Rothschild Farm will take a new position as the head of Russell Stover, a chocolate maker based in Kansas City, according to Candy Industry Magazine. Andrew Desiter most recently served as president and CEO of Robert Rothschild Farm, a specialty food manufacturer just outside Urbana known for its sauces, dips and other food products. The Springfield News-Sun previously...
Springfield man accused of firing gun twice during alleged robbery

Springfield man accused of firing gun twice during alleged robbery

A Springfield man has been accused of firing two shots during an attempted robbery last week. Brock See, 19, was charged in connection with a July 17 shooting where police alleged he used a handgun to try to rob a man. See was charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery in Clark County Municipal Court. READ MORE: Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with heater Police said...
Company to implant microchips in employees

Company to implant microchips in employees

A Wisconsin company is offering to implant microchips in its employees that will allow them to scan into a building or buy food at work. Three Square Market, a company that provides technology for break-rooms or markets, will allow employees to decide whether or not to get the chip implanted, USA Today reports. The company, based in River Falls, Wisconsin, has 50 employees, the newspaper reported...
Dayton Air Show ranks among 10 best in the nation, poll says

Dayton Air Show ranks among 10 best in the nation, poll says

The Vectren Dayton Air Show ranks among the top 10 best air shows in the nation, according to an online poll of USA Today readers. The Dayton Air Show was chosen eighth best, according to polls results released late last week. RELATED: Air show legend to retire solo career after next season At this year’s air show, the F-35 Lighting II and F/A-18 Super Hornet, top aerobatic acts Sean D. Tucker...
Would having Sherrod Brown as VP have won Clinton the election?

Would having Sherrod Brown as VP have won Clinton the election?

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was on the shortlist to run with Hillary Clinton in 2016 and he thinks he would have helped the ticket win the key states that cost her the election. In an interview with The Washington Post’s Ben Terris, Brown said he may have had an impact in the Midwest states that made the difference in the Electoral College. Clinton ended up running with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine,...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0403 - Na’Marr Ramey, 621 Hensel Ave., v. Mark Smith, 1086 Mound St., et al., complaint for $25,000,000 for false mental illness claim. 17-CV-0404 - Federal National Mortgage Assn., v. John Jones, as heir to the Estate of Beverly A. Jones, 625 W. Jefferson St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $40,013. 17-CV-0405 - Spartan Residential, LLC, 750 Shrine Road...
Urbana native to voice Marvel villain in third Thor film

Urbana native to voice Marvel villain in third Thor film

Urbana native Clancy Brown will have a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in one of Hollywood’s biggest franchises. SOCIAL MEDIA: FOLLOW REPORTER MICHAEL COOPER ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. Brown will voice the role of the demon Surtur in the upcoming Marvel movie, “Thor: Ragnarok,” according to Comicbook.com. The film’s director announced the news at this weekend’s San...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Kerry D. Brown, 66, of 1819 Morgan St., OVI, driving without lights, dismissed. Jay G. Gawlikowski, 53, of 3454 Folk Ream Road, child endangering, dismissed. Marylyn C. Null, 70, of 4425 Willowdale Road, OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, 12 months driver’s license suspension with modification, three days jail with three days suspended, administrative...
Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater

Springfield man accused of hitting pregnant woman with space heater

A Springfield man is facing domestic violence and drug charges after he allegedly threw a space heater at a pregnant woman who wouldn’t buy him drugs. MORE: Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total William W. Brewer, 22, of 2743 Elmore Drive, was charged with possession of drugs, possession of a controlled substance and domestic violence. He’s expected to...
Gas price increases could continue in the coming months

Gas price increases could continue in the coming months

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton have risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.22 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 391 gas outlets in Dayton. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   ...
Enon Sand sues Clark County after state gives permit despite concerns

Enon Sand sues Clark County after state gives permit despite concerns

A mining company sued Clark County the same day the state granted it a new mining permit in Mad River Twp., despite significant opposition from neighbors. The lawsuit from Enon Sand and Gravel seeks to bypass the Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals and “protect its right to continue prior nonconforming uses” of the property, according to court records. It also seeks damages from the county...
Buyers stretch out car loans to record lengths to lower monthly bills

Buyers stretch out car loans to record lengths to lower monthly bills

The length of loans for new vehicles hit an all-time high last month, as buyers took on more debt and stretched their budgets for increasingly expensive cars and trucks.  The average length of an auto loan hit a record of 69.3 months in June, according to research from Edmunds.com, up almost 7 percent compared to five years ago. And Clark County lenders said it’s no longer uncommon to see...
Rising country music star killed in UTV accident after weekend performance 

Rising country music star killed in UTV accident after weekend performance 

It should have been a Sunday of fun for up and coming country singer Abby Nicole Ueker, but it ended in tragedy when Ueker, 25, was injured in an accident following her Saturday night performance at the Thayer County Speedway in Nebraska. She died early the next morning. According to the Norfolk Daily News, Ueker, who went by the name Abby Nicole professionally, was a passenger in a utility transport...
Michael Kors purchases Jimmy Choo for $1.35 billion

Michael Kors purchases Jimmy Choo for $1.35 billion

Fashion brand Michael Kors announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo for $1.35 billion. The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, according to a company statement. Founded in 1996 by former British Vogue accessories editor Tamara Mellon and Malaysian fashion designer Jimmy Choo, the company...
Couple's quest to visit every Cracker Barrel in America nears end

Couple's quest to visit every Cracker Barrel in America nears end

An Indiana couple have nearly completed their decades-long quest to visit every one of the 665 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations across the United States, according to multiple reports. Ray and Wilma Yoder, both 80, have only one location left to visit: a Cracker Barrel in Tualatin, Oregon, The Lebanon Democrat and the “Today” show reported. Ray Yoder told the newspaper he...
Inmate climbs fence to escape Community Correctional Center in Lebanon 

Inmate climbs fence to escape Community Correctional Center in Lebanon 

UPDATE @ 6:01 p.m.:  The escapee from the Community Correctional Center in Lebanon did so just hours after he was brought to the facility on Ohio 63, Warren County sheriff's Sgt. Nick Marconi said.  Mark A. Hokanson, 34, of Clermont County, climbed a fence topped with razor wire to make his escape. Marconi said. Facility officials noticed Hokanson missing about 4 p.m.  He was brought...
Man tries abducting 7-year-old girl outside Florida store using a puppy

Man tries abducting 7-year-old girl outside Florida store using a puppy

A Central Florida man was arrested on Sunday after he attempted to lure a 7-year-old girl into his motor home with a puppy, police said.  Dale Collins, 63, allegedly approached the girl outside of a Publix supermarket in Haines City, near Lakeland. He asked her, “Where is your dad at?” and added she could see his puppy inside his camper, according to WFTS.  Adults noticed...
Read John McCain’s speech on his return to the Senate after his cancer diagnosis

Read John McCain’s speech on his return to the Senate after his cancer diagnosis

Sen. John McCain, (R-Arizona), returned to the Senate for the first time since he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer to cast a vote to start the debate on a bill that could repeal Obamacare. McCain received a standing ovation when he entered the chamber to vote, and after he delivered his speech. Here is the speech as prepared for delivery: “Mr. President: “I&rsquo...
Former House Speaker John Boehner calls hard right conservatives ‘knucklehead caucus’

Former House Speaker John Boehner calls hard right conservatives ‘knucklehead caucus’

Former House Speaker John Boehner assailed GOP House arch conservatives led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) as the “knucklehead caucus,” calling them “anarchists” who stand “for nothing.” During a speech in Las Vegas, Boehner took aim at the conservatives who pushed him from office at the end of 2015. Jordan was among those who revolted against Boehner, even though Boehner...
Hartman: Same old Bengals, or is Cincinnati better than ever?

Hartman: Same old Bengals, or is Cincinnati better than ever?

Another pro football season started in Cincinnati on Tuesday, and the Bengals, it’s fair to say, could be a great case study on the pros and cons of change. The franchise’s 50th season is about to begin, and for the 15th straight season the men in charge are Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis. Brown spoke about sticking with one player who has been in trouble off the field (cornerback Adam Jones)...

Why don’t we take violence against women more seriously?

Reflecting back upon the awful tragedy earlier this summer when a gunman attacked members of Congress at their Washington, D.C., baseball practice, I’m reminded of an important part of the story that seemed to me to be quickly overshadowed by other events. As with so many of these stories, a man entered a public space and started firing, as we all watch the news helplessly. But as details emerged...
Frank Sinatra's wife, Barbara Sinatra, dies at 90

Frank Sinatra's wife, Barbara Sinatra, dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra’s fourth and final wife, died Tuesday, nearly 20 years after her husband’s death. She was 90 years old. >> Read more trending news According to a representative for the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation, she died at her home in California after her health had been on the decline for month. “She died comfortably surrounded by family...
Investigators search 3 times in 10 days in Carlisle baby remains case

Investigators search 3 times in 10 days in Carlisle baby remains case

Three separate searches in 10 days of a Carlisle house where the remains of an infant were found buried are part of continuing investigation against the mother and anyone else involved in the baby’s death, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell said Tuesday. Brooke Skylar Richardson, 18, is free on $15,000 bond, awaiting a preliminary hearing Aug. 1 in Franklin Municipal Court for reckless...
Teen buys $1 scratcher, wins $26K per year for life

Teen buys $1 scratcher, wins $26K per year for life

A Florida teen who bought a winning $1 lottery scratch-off game from an Orlando grocery store last week claimed her prize: $500 every week for the rest of her life. Florida Lottery officials said Daniela Leon Ruz, 18, decided to claim her winnings in annual payments of $26,000 for each year of her life. The winnings are guaranteed to be paid out for at least the next 20 years, officials said. Leon...
U.S. senators caught insulting Texas lawmaker on hot mic

U.S. senators caught insulting Texas lawmaker on hot mic

The public got an unintentional earful from Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, after Collins’ microphone was left on following a Senate subcommittee hearing Tuesday morning, according to the Washington Post. In a conversation that primarily touched on budget issues and President Donald Trump, the two senators also talked about Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Texas...
Lewis, Brown in no rush on contract extension

Lewis, Brown in no rush on contract extension

Marvin Lewis is heading into his 15th — and possibly last — season as Cincinnati Bengals head coach as neither he nor team owner and president Mike Brown are expressing any sense of urgency in working out a contract extension. “I plan to proceed at my own pace and my own way and when I think it’s the right thing to do to rev that up, I will,” Brown said Tuesday at the...
Former Bengals/Browns WR Hawkins “hanging up” his cleats

Former Bengals/Browns WR Hawkins “hanging up” his cleats

Former Bengals/Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins chose an unusual way to announce his retirement Tuesday, just days away from beginning training camp with the New England Patriots. The 5-foot-7 former University of Toledo player, who toiled for Cincinnati in 2011-’13 and for the Browns from ‘14-’16 before signing with New England earlier this offseason, took to Uniterrupted/Instagram...
Study finds 'increased risk' of brain disease in football players

Study finds 'increased risk' of brain disease in football players

A Boston University study found brain disease in 99 percent of deceased NFL players. According to the key points of a study conducted by the university, 110 out of 111 former NFL players -- whose brains were available to be studied -- showed signs of neurodegenerative brain disease, namely Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). >> Read more trending news Awareness in recent years has grown...
Texas man ordered to pay child support for another man's child

Texas man ordered to pay child support for another man's child

A Houston man has been ordered by a judge to pay child support for a teenage girl who is not his biological daughter. A judge ruled that Gabriel Cornejo, 45, must pay $65,000 in back child support to an ex-girlfriend who had a daughter by another man, the Houston Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news The case goes back to 2003, shortly after the girl was born. Cornejo’s ex-girlfriend ...
Cab driver refused drugs as payment, so man murdered her, court records show

Cab driver refused drugs as payment, so man murdered her, court records show

David Garcia-Mendoza was drunk and high and wanted something for nothing on Oct. 1, 2016, when he climbed into a cab on Buford Highway. Luz Mariana Matheu, 43, was behind the wheel for OK Taxi that night in Chamblee. Garcia-Mendoza, 21 at the time, said he would pay her with drugs, which Matheu refused. >> Read more trending news  As they argued, the young man placed a gun to the woman&rsquo...
Chrissy Teigen gets blocked by Donald Trump over ‘no one likes you’ tweet 

Chrissy Teigen gets blocked by Donald Trump over ‘no one likes you’ tweet 

Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen is one of the latest to be blocked by President Donald Trump on Twitter. The Washington Post reported that the block came after Teigen responded to a tweet from Trump in which he expressed disappointment with Republicans.  “It's very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President...
Watch: Shark dragged by boaters; FWC investigates

Watch: Shark dragged by boaters; FWC investigates

Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission confirmed they’re investigating an incident after someone posted video of what appears to be a shark dragged by a boat at a high rate of speed. >> Read more trending news   But investigators don’t know who posted the video, where the video was shot or what happened to the shark.  A spokesperson for FWC...
Police drop charges against former Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead

Police drop charges against former Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead

Police in Prince William County, Virginia, have rescinded a warrant to arrest former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead. “Upon reviewing the June 22, 2017, arrest of an individual named ‘Rodney Darnell Whitehead, Jr.,’ the police department is confident that the man charged with petit larceny, and who is subsequently being sought on an active warrant for failure to appear...
Woman hopes other drivers will learn from her more than $1,300 mistake

Woman hopes other drivers will learn from her more than $1,300 mistake

A woman says she is one of several drivers facing thousands of dollars in fines for driving in toll lanes near metro Atlanta. But, she says she had a Peach Pass, Georgia’s EZ Pass system. The woman, who doesn't want to be identified for the sake of privacy, calls this highway robbery. >> Read more trending news  "I believe it's outrageous. The amount of people with...
Read the transcript of President Trump’s speech to the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree

Read the transcript of President Trump’s speech to the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree

President Trump spoke to a group of Boy Scouts Monday evening in West Virginia. Here is the transcript of that speech. TRUMP: Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much. I am thrilled to be here. Thrilled. (APPLAUSE) And if you think that was an easy trip, you're wrong. But I am thrilled. (LAUGHTER) 19th Boy Scout Jamboree, wow, and to address such a tremendous group. Boy, you have a lot of people...
SeaWorld’s baby orca, last to be born in captivity, dies

SeaWorld’s baby orca, last to be born in captivity, dies

A 3-month-old baby killer whale died Monday at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, the park announced this week. The baby, named Kyara, died after suffering serious health problems. She was born in April at the park, and veterinarians believe she died of pneumonia. SeaWorld said it would provide more information when the results are in from a post-mortem exam. The whale’s veterinary...
College Football: Five Flyers earn Pioneer League preseason honors

College Football: Five Flyers earn Pioneer League preseason honors

Five Dayton Flyers were named to the Pioneer League preseason all-league team Tuesday. Senior cornerback Christian Searles and junior punter Sean Smith were repeat selections for UD. Searles and Smith both are two-time, first-team all-PFL selections. RELATED: Flyers picked to finish second in PFL Linebacker Jack Crain, defensive end Nick Surges and offensive tackle Ben Gauthier also were preseason...
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey joined the hunt for pythons in Florida, bagging three snakes

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey joined the hunt for pythons in Florida, bagging three snakes

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay joined the fight against Florida’s invasive Burmese pythons recently, cooking up his catch on a levee near where one of the snakes was found. The Emmy-nominated chef tagged along with one of the South Florida Water Management District’s python hunters, catching three snakes in western Miami-Dade County. The hunt is part of an upcoming segment on his latest...
Miamisburg grad Bruton retires from NFL, cites health concerns

Miamisburg grad Bruton retires from NFL, cites health concerns

Citing health concerns from multiple concussions, Miamisburg High School graduate David Bruton announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. That wasn’t unexpected following eight seasons and several injuries that ended his seasons on injured reserve. But what was surprising was his acknowledgment of the possible lingering effects of being concussed. His admission follows of trend of former...
Harbaugh expects young Michigan team to be motivated

Harbaugh expects young Michigan team to be motivated

The fourteen Big Ten head football coaches posed for a photo during Big Ten Media Days at the McCormick Center. Thirteen of them wore suits and ties. One of them wore a blue sweater and khakis. Anyone familiar with Big Ten football can guess the outlier. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh knows how to stand out in a crowd. He didn’t say anything particularly crazy Tuesday, other than starting off...
Florida man takes elderly neighbors hostage in bizarre attack over cup of salt

Florida man takes elderly neighbors hostage in bizarre attack over cup of salt

An elderly Florida couple was held hostage by their neighbor who asked to borrow a cup of salt on Friday, authorities said.  Louis and Irene Rosen, of Tamarac, invited their neighbor’s son, Leonard Benitez, inside to give him salt. But, Benitez then threatened the couple with a knife and gun, a Broward Sheriff’s spokeswoman told WPLG.  Benitez, 45, reportedly demanded...
Homeowner who shot, killed burglar dressed like woman will not face charges

Homeowner who shot, killed burglar dressed like woman will not face charges

Police said a homeowner shot and killed a man dressed like a woman after he broke into his home. It happened in Lithonia, Georgia, near Brownsmill Road just after 2 a.m. >> Read more trending news "The homeowner gave him a warning. The suspect continued to approach him at which time the homeowner fired one shot," DeKalb County Police Lt. Lonzy Robertson told WSB-TV on Monday. He said...
Professor on buried baby’s death: Hard to estimate ‘how common this is’

Professor on buried baby’s death: Hard to estimate ‘how common this is’

Cases like that of Brooke Skylar Richardson — accused in the death of her newborn baby, whose remains were found buried in the backyard of her Carlisle home — are more common than people think, according to one area professor. Wright State University psychology professor Cheryl Meyer said she has interviewed hundreds of women incarcerated for killing their children. “It’s really...
Must see: Infant photo shoot fit for Disney princesses

Must see: Infant photo shoot fit for Disney princesses

All little girls are princesses in their parents’ eyes when they’re born, but a California photographer has made the dream come true. Karen Marie of Belly Beautiful Portraits came up with the idea of dressing the newborns as Ariel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine, KCRA reported.
TSA ends testing, will not screen passengers’ books separately

TSA ends testing, will not screen passengers’ books separately

TSA officials will not screen and search books separate from luggage during security checks before passengers board planes at airports across the country. The agency announced the decision to end testing the practice at select airports at the end of June. Testing was being performed at two U.S. airports. >> Read more trending news Many people criticized the book screenings, saying TSA agents...
Moon’s interior could hold vast quantities of water – why is that good news? 

Moon’s interior could hold vast quantities of water – why is that good news? 

A group of Brown University scientists has discovered evidence suggesting the moon is hiding a lot more water than previously thought. The researchers studied layers of lunar rock samples containing tiny glass beads formed from magma inside the moon billions of years ago, trapping water inside them.  After examining satellite data to see where else those glass beads are located, the scientists...
Study: CTE found in 99 percent of former NFL players’ brains

Study: CTE found in 99 percent of former NFL players’ brains

Ninety-nine percent of brains donated by families of former NFL players tested positive for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a study published Tuesday by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System. In the largest CTE case series ever published, 111 brains of former players who played on the highest professional level&mdash...
Survivors: Truck in deadly immigrant-smuggling incident had up to 200 people at one point

Survivors: Truck in deadly immigrant-smuggling incident had up to 200 people at one point

Immigrants who survived a trip inside a big rig in which eight people were found dead in San Antonio this weekend told police as many as 180 to 200 people had been in the trailer at some point during the trip, according to court documents. A criminal complaint filed Monday against James Mathew Bradley Jr. also outlines the danger and cost of crossing the Texas-Mexico border illegally, including an...
5-year-old genius visits 'The Dr. Oz Show'

5-year-old genius visits 'The Dr. Oz Show'

Kid genius Anson Wong is still beaming after a trip to visit Dr. Mehmet Oz on the set of his show. Anson, 5, of Atlanta, was thrilled to meet Dr. Oz and tape an episode of the show, which is scheduled to air Tuesday. Since infancy, Anson has demonstrated an impressive ability to absorb new information with ease. Videos shared by his mother online show him reading at just 17 months old. Anson went...
Health care vote: Pence breaks 50-50 tie

Health care vote: Pence breaks 50-50 tie

The Senate is expected to hold a vote Tuesday on a motion to proceed to debate the House version of the health care bill. The vote, a procedural one, is the first step in a Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what you need to know about the bill and the vote expected for Tuesday afternoon. The vote is expected around 2:30 p.m. ET. It is set for after Republican...
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