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Dayton man mauled by dog that neighbors had worried about

The pit bull that mauled a Dayton man to death on Tuesday morning resided at a home that has been the source of a previous animal complaints and at least one dog bite. Dayton police responded to an alley near 345 Middle St. in northwest Dayton after receiving a frantic 911 call about a man yelling for help as he was being attacked by a dog. Police arrived at the scene to discover the dog still attacking...


President of Urbana University resigns

President of Urbana University resigns

Urbana University’s president abruptly resigned Tuesday after leading the roughly 1,800-student campus for the past two years. The news of George Lucas’ resignation comes as the university potentially shifts to a branch campus of Franklin University. Franklin acquired the smaller campus in 2014 after Urbana University faced years of lean enrollment and serious financial struggles. As part...
Wright State may lay off up to 120 people to save $8 million

Wright State may lay off up to 120 people to save $8 million

Wright State University may lay off up to 120 people in order to regain its financial footing, a board of trustees finance committee report shows. The university is considering laying off between 80 and 120 people to save between $6 million and $8 million, according to a board of trustees finance committee report. Layoffs have long been expected but officials have not said how many people could lose...
Dayton leaders in D.C. to push local issues

Dayton leaders in D.C. to push local issues

Two former Ohio congressmen Tuesday expressed grave concern about President Donald Trump’s handling of North Korea, saying they worry that a diplomatic misstep could provoke North Korea to attack South Korea. Speaking before the Dayton Development Coalition Tuesday, former Reps. David Hobson, a Springfield Republican and Tony Hall, a Dayton Democrat, both expressed concern that a diplomatic...
INSIDE LOOK: Nearly $1M home for sale near Piqua

INSIDE LOOK: Nearly $1M home for sale near Piqua

A custom-built home on U.S. 36 near Piqua is for sale for more nearly $1 million. The custom two-story home is located at 1538 E. U.S. 36 outside Piqua in Miami County and is listed for sale by Coldwell Banker at $949,900. The house has 8,500 square feet of living space, with five bedrooms, five full baths, 3 half baths, 3 fireplaces, study, media room, hearth room, butler’s pantry, 2 kitchens...
Ohio House budget proposal would eliminate Municipal Clerk’s office

Ohio House budget proposal would eliminate Municipal Clerk’s office

An item in the Ohio House of Representatives biennial budget proposal could consolidate the clerk of courts offices in Clark County, if approved. The proposal would eliminate the office of the Municipal Clerk of Courts in Clark County and roll its duties into the Clark County Clerk of Courts Office, according to House Bill 49, which was released Tuesday morning. The item was listed as part of recommendations...
New Carlisle dedicates new library wing in memory of Joan Steinlage

New Carlisle dedicates new library wing in memory of Joan Steinlage

When Joan Steinlage took her little girls to the old New Carlisle Public Library on the corner of Main and Madison streets, she wanted to instill in them a love of reading. She accomplished that and she also took the first steps in a lifelong commitment that would change New Carlisle forever. With her characteristic enthusiasm this mother got involved with the little library in the small white frame...
WWI 100 years later: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum

WWI 100 years later: Australians mark ANZAC Day at Air Force museum

One by one, they laid red poppies next to three wreaths to remember the fallen of Australia and New Zealand. In the year marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, about 100 people, some wearing the uniforms of foreign militaries, marked ANZAC Day in a sunrise ceremony at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The day commemorates the first major battle Australian and New...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Erin G. Beatty, 36, of 741 N. Florence St., two counts OVI, failure to stop at the scene of an accident, failure to control, innocent, continued. Kenneth J. Brinkman III, 32, of New Carlisle, domestic violence, guilty, continued. Hunter D. Busken, 20, of 909 Woodlawn Ave., offenses involving underage persons, guilty, continued. Kris T. Carder, 42, of 516 Ludlow Ave.,...
Unemployment rates dip in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates dip in Clark, Champaign counties

Unemployment rates dipped in Clark and Champaign Counties in March, although local officials said hiring and employment figures remain relatively stable compared to last year. Ohio’s unemployment rate, which is adjusted for seasonal factors, remained unchanged from last month at 5.1 percent, according to information from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Clark County’s unemployment...
WATCH: Top WHIO-TV Sky 7 drone videos; awarded Edward R. Murrow for innovation

WATCH: Top WHIO-TV Sky 7 drone videos; awarded Edward R. Murrow for innovation

DAYTON —  WHIO-TV and WHIO.com have won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in “Excellence in Innovation” for the use of its Sky 7 drone. The Edward R. Murrow Award is annually awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association to honor outstanding achievements in online journalism.  “We’re very proud the Murrow committee has recognized how WHIO is on the...
Central State will be removed from fiscal watch

Central State will be removed from fiscal watch

Central State University will be removed from fiscal watch by the state later this week. The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education will visit the Wilberforce-based campus on Thursday to make the official announcement, said state spokesman Jeff Robinson. RELATED: New WSU president faced criticism over changes at previous school Chancellor John Carey will join CSU president Cynthia Jackson-Hammond...
WHIO Radio wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

WHIO Radio wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of the Brookville manhunt that led to the arrest of Conrad Davis, and the submission has now been entered for a national award.  Winners will be announced in June.  “I’m very proud of the work that this amazing news team has done here at WHIO,” said WHIO Radio Program Director...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Rose. She is an approximately 18-month-old Pit mix who weighs 60 pounds. Rose is vaccinated, dewormed, spayed, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. Her adoption fee is $100 which includes her dog license. Rose 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...
Local family brought to tears after Ellen surprises them with multiple gifts

Local family brought to tears after Ellen surprises them with multiple gifts

The Gibsons are a family of six who live in Dayton that have recently learned of some bad news. Reggie Gibson and his wife Kelly both work for a company that helps people with mental disabilities; however, they are both losing their jobs in June since the business is closing.  Ellen Degeneres invited Reggie, Kelly and their four children to be on the show and then brought them to tears when she...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0359 - Evelyn Justice, 423 Kramer Road, v. Paul D. Fambro II, 1031 Middle St., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DR-0360 - Shaakira S. Bullock, 1508 Lexington Ave., v. My-Icia Shea Bullock, Dayton, complaint for divorce. 17-DP-0361 - Christopher Daniels, c/o EF Hutton Financial, One Main St., v. Casey Willman, Yellow Springs, petition for...
Project Jericho sheds light on Main Street in Springfield

Project Jericho sheds light on Main Street in Springfield

Never mind flashlights, lamps or spotlights. Poetry, photography and watercolor art will do the shining in this case. Project Jericho’s Light on Main will showcase the artistic skills of 30 students inspired by several people and places they visited on West Main Street in downtown Springfield. The work will be on display 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at United Senior Services, 125 W, Main St....

Talks between area’s largest health system and insurer go down to wire

Contract negotiations between the region’s largest health system and insurer UnitedHealthcare remain at an impasse as a deadline approaches that could jeopardize the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents. Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare, the area’s largest insurer, have been at an impasse in talks to renew their health coverage network relationships, and the deadline to reach...
2nd Butler County city bans selling of medical marijuana

2nd Butler County city bans selling of medical marijuana

The city of Fairfield has become the second Butler County municipality to ban cultivation, production and selling of medical marijuana. However, the legislation, which passed by a 6-0 vote, does not ban the laboratory testing of medical marijuana. FIRST REPORT: City Council debates medical marijuana ban Fairfield Law Director John Clemmons said Ohio&rsquo...
9-1-1 CALL: Dog attack victim pleads ‘Jesus, help me’ before his death

9-1-1 CALL: Dog attack victim pleads ‘Jesus, help me’ before his death

DAYTON — Police responded to Middle Street Tuesday morning after a neighbor called 911 and reported they heard someone yelling for help. The caller told the 9-1-1 operator he heard a man outside yelling for help and crying for about three to five minutes.  "Near Riverview Avenue there's a man outside yelling 'Jesus help me. Help me,'" the caller said to the dispatcher. "Sounds...
Springfield K-9 unit responds to hundreds of calls annually

Springfield K-9 unit responds to hundreds of calls annually

The Springfield Police Division’s K-9 unit responds to hundreds of calls annually, removing guns and drugs from the streets. The K-9 unit includes Officer Kevin Hoying and his dog, Spike, as well as Officer Deric Nichols and his dog, Gery. The officers spoke about their unit at the Springfield Rotary Meeting at the Clark State Community College Hollenbeck-Bayley Creative Arts and Conference...
Deadly dog attack: Coroner IDs man mauled after dog breaks loose from chain

Deadly dog attack: Coroner IDs man mauled after dog breaks loose from chain

Police dispatched to Middle Street Tuesday morning on report of man yelling for help and dogs barking Police say dog may have been hungry, was chasing rodent before attack Police say dog broke loose from chain Officials shot and killed the dog while in quarantine Officials confirm dog mauling victim is 60-year-old man Booher said the property owner is in a nursing home, and it's unknown if the property...
Temperatures will approach records this week

Temperatures will approach records this week

Partly cloudy skies and pleasant temperatures are in the forecast this evening. Temperatures will hold in the 70s through sunset. Scattered clouds, mild tonight Temperatures approach record highs Wednesday Unsettled weather begins Thursday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast with mild temperatures in the upper 50s. WEDNESDAY: Expect...
East Liberty research center expands, draws visit from Trump official

East Liberty research center expands, draws visit from Trump official

The Transportation Research Center in East Liberty is testing state of the art technology and expanding, adding new facilities that could mean more jobs, and the federal government is taking note. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao toured the center on Monday with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, where she learned how workers at the facility are testing vehicles to make sure they’re safe...
Longer days leading to greater sunburn threat

Longer days leading to greater sunburn threat

You have likely noticed that days are getting longer as we head toward the summer solstice on June 21st. The sunset time across the Miami Valley this week is now at around 8:30 p.m. However, the sun sets earlier the farther east you go. This is thanks to our location in the eastern Time Zone. In Bangor, Maine, the sun sets nearly an hour earlier than it does in Dayton. So location does have it's advantages...
State cracking down on lead hazards in homes

State cracking down on lead hazards in homes

There are hundreds of homes in Ohio that have paint and other entities that are poisoning children with lead and state health officials want them left unoccupied until abatement issues are addressed. The Ohio Department of Health is working to compile a list of residential properties across the state that have unaddressed lead hazards. They are also urging local health departments in Butler, Clark...
STORE CLOSINGS: Sears to close 50 auto centers

STORE CLOSINGS: Sears to close 50 auto centers

Sears Holdings is set to close 50 Auto Center locations, the company announced. Sears updated investors last week on its strategic restructuring program, stating the company aimed to save $1.25 billion through some store closures in 2017. The company already announced it would close 108 Kmart stores and 42 Sears locations. » RETAIL APOCALYPSE: 3,500 stores to close in 2017 Sears announced it...
Two area health systems named Top 15 in nation

Two area health systems named Top 15 in nation

Kettering Health Network and Mercy Health have been named two of the Top 15 health systems in the nation by the international business research firm Truven Health Analytics. It’s the fifth appearance on the Top 15 list for the Dayton-based Kettering system, comprised of eight hospitals, including Kettering Medical Center, Fort Hamilton, Soin Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Cincinnati-based...
Does humidity lead to more home runs in baseball?

Does humidity lead to more home runs in baseball?

Baseball season is well underway and you must admit there is nothing quite like relaxing at a ballpark and watching your favorite team play. But have you ever noticed that on an oppressively humid day, there seem to be more home runs? Perhaps you haven’t paid attention, but if you do attend baseball games regularly, see if you notice. How humid it is outside can have an impact on how far a baseball...
Clark County native finds success in costume design, on red carpets

Clark County native finds success in costume design, on red carpets

A 2008 Shawnee High School graduate was recently recognized for career as a costume and fashion designer. Megan Knowles was noted as a distinguished alumni in a Sinclair Community College address on April 17 that for her work that includes designing dresses for red carpet events. Knowles grew up in Clark County. She started designing dresses as a hobby and work has been featured in five red carpet...
675 Ohioans complained about mortgage servicer sued by feds

675 Ohioans complained about mortgage servicer sued by feds

State and federal authorities have sued mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial Corp., saying the company botched the handling of millions of mortgage accounts, including 675 Ohio complaints. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that the accounts Ocwen serviced were riddled with errors throughout the repayment process. It said the company would go after borrowers long before verifying...
Hopkins drops out of Wright State graduation ceremony

Hopkins drops out of Wright State graduation ceremony

Wright State University’s former president will no longer preside over commencement though he said he would when he resigned last month. David Hopkins will not attend Wright State’s graduation set for 10 a.m. Saturday in the Nutter Center, said spokesman Seth Bauguess. Upon his resignation, Hopkins said he still planned to preside over graduation and go to the ArtsGala, which officials...
Premier, UnitedHealthcare negotiations continue over health plans

Premier, UnitedHealthcare negotiations continue over health plans

Contract negotiations between the region’s largest health system and insurer UnitedHealthcare remain at an impasse as a deadline approaches that could jeopardize the health plans of up to 70,000 local residents. Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare, the area’s largest insurer, have been at an impasse in talks to renew their health coverage network relationships, and the deadline to reach...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DS-0351 - Shamir Cooper, Fairborn, and James Cooper, 1211 S. Wittenberg Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-0353 - Sean T. Brooks, South Vienna, and Jennifer L. Brooks, South Vienna, petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DS-0354 - Amy J. May, 2690 Cleve Ave., and William D. May, 2440 Red Coach Dr., petition for dissolution of marriage. 17-DR-0355 -...
Dayton-area event will feature 500 small businesses

Dayton-area event will feature 500 small businesses

Ohio’s largest small-business-to-government-contracting event is set to happen Wednesday, the Ohio Development Services Agency said. The 2017 Ohio Business Matchmaker will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Wright State University’s Ervin J. Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn. RELATED: Defense contractor opens new office, sees fast growth The event will feature more than...
Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield

Honda supplier gets $300K tax credit to bring 85 jobs to Springfield

A Japanese auto parts supplier is one step closer to creating 85 new jobs and taking over a Springfield industrial park after receiving tax credits valued at about $300,000 on Monday. Members of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority voted unanimously Monday to approve a 1.217-percent, seven-year tax credit for the Topre America Corp., which has pledged to take over Springfield’s Champion City Business...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Spencer D. Mitchell, 26, of 429 E. John St., OVI, guilty, 63 days jail with 60 days suspended, three days credit for time served for driver’s intervention program, six months driver’s license suspension, six months probation, fined $375. Saul Ramirez, 36, of 390 Mount Joy St., OVI, guilty, 33 days jail with 30 days suspended, three days jail credit for time...
Springfield dad arrested after baby overdoses, revived with Narcan

Springfield dad arrested after baby overdoses, revived with Narcan

A Springfield man has been charged with endangering children after his 1-year-old son appears to have overdoses and was revived with Narcan — a trend Clark County leaders say is happening more often as the epidemic deepens. Samuel J. Mosley, 38, was arrested Friday and pleaded not guilty Monday to the third-degree felony charge in court. He faces a possible one to five years in prison if convicted...
Sam’s Club introduces 300 new products, including wine

Sam’s Club introduces 300 new products, including wine

Sam’s Club has relaunched its private brand, adding more than 300 new products this year. The warehouse club revamped its Member’s Mark brand, which represents $10 billion in sales for the division of Walmart. The new product line covers everything from food products to general merchandise. In addition to redesigning the brand’s labels, the club has also introduced 300 new items...
New program seeks to reach Clark County overdose patients, save lives

New program seeks to reach Clark County overdose patients, save lives

A new program set to launch next month will allow overdose patients to receive immediate help from a mental health professional at the emergency room, which local health leaders say could save lives. The warm hand-off program will place a licensed chemical dependency therapist and a peer support recovery specialist at the emergency room at Springfield Regional Medical Center to speak with addicts...
Gas prices continue to slowly increase

Gas prices continue to slowly increase

DAYTON — Average retail gasoline prices in Dayton increased 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39 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 1 cent per gallon in the last week to $2.42 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.   Including the...
Warming trend underway

Warming trend underway

High pressure will deliver a mostly sunny and warm start to the week. Scattered clouds, mild tonight Temperatures soar into the 80s by midweek Storms return Thursday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts   TODAY: Scattered, mainly high clouds will push across the Miami Valley with temperatures holding to near 70 degrees through sunset. More clouds will be around with a slight chance...
Clark County to change Urbana Road as Navistar continues expansion

Clark County to change Urbana Road as Navistar continues expansion

Clark County will spend about $450,000 to make changes to portions of Urbana Road later this summer ahead of a major expansion at a local truck factory. The Navistar assembly plant at 6125 Urbana Road already has close to 1,500 employees — making it one of Springfield’s largest employers — and could add hundreds more soon after two recent deals were announced with GM. The new agreements...
Junior Achievement to honor business leaders

Junior Achievement to honor business leaders

Junior Achievement of the Mad River Region will honor a New Carlisle business owner, an educator and a Mechanicsburg couple who started their own fair trade coffee business at an event next month. JA of the Mad River Region will honor Bill Scarff, owner of Scarff’s Nursery in New Carlisle, as its 2017 Laureate. Scarff has played an active role in New Carlisle’s business community for years...
Businesses donate $40K for new gym floor at Springfield Salvation Army

Businesses donate $40K for new gym floor at Springfield Salvation Army

The Clark County Salvation Army soon will have a new gym floor after local businesses banded together to fund the $40,000 project. It’s been 35 years since the organization replaced its tile floor, said Ryan Ray, resource development manager with the Salvation Army. Now, it may add new programs once the floor is completed. “It wasn’t something that we could do years ago, but thanks...
The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dead at 59

The Temptations bass player Kerry Turman dead at 59

Kerry Turman, a bass player for the iconic rhythm and blues group The Temptations, has died, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page. KFVS reported that Turman, 59, was pronounced dead Sunday morning after performing at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Saturday. The group confirmed the news Sunday in posts on Twitter and Facebook.   “The Temptations...
You can now rent dressed up llamas to attend your wedding 

You can now rent dressed up llamas to attend your wedding 

If you live in the Portland, Oregon area, you now can have llamas at your wedding. As first noted in Brides.com, Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas will provide llamas (or alpacas) to make a wedding or reception memorable. The non-profit organization specializes in animal-assisted therapy utilizing llamas and alpacas.  The website details what to expect: All proceeds go toward funding their...
Man tossing child into frigid waters off Boston caught on camera, charged

Man tossing child into frigid waters off Boston caught on camera, charged

A 29-year-old man was arrested and accused of throwing his girlfriend’s 4-year-old into the frigid waters off Constitution Beach in East Boston on Monday, according to Massachusetts State Police. Mikel Anthony Hilerio dropped his girlfriend off at her job before taking her 4-year-old twin boys to the beach and putting them in the water, troopers said. When the troopers arrived on scene, they...
VIDEO: Promo released of ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

VIDEO: Promo released of ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake

ABC’s remake of the iconic 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing” is coming to the small screen in May, and fans of the original are getting to see a preview. People reported that the first promo video of what’s being called a three-hour musical event was released Tuesday. The story is the same as the original film, in which Frances “Baby” Houseman -- originally played by Jennifer...
Cute baby photo alert: Mom is a firefighter, dad is a police officer

Cute baby photo alert: Mom is a firefighter, dad is a police officer

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida, shared a picture of its newest addition on Twitter on Tuesday. Baby Crnolic's mom and dad both serve Jacksonville, JSO said. Dad is an officer for JSO and mom is a firefighter for the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department.
Katharine the great white shark lurking in waters off central Florida coast

Katharine the great white shark lurking in waters off central Florida coast

  Katharine, the great white shark, has surfaced again in Florida waters, this time pinging off the coast just north of Port St. Lucie. Katharine, who has been swimming up the east coast of Florida since January, started her northward trek parallel to Lake Worth on January 13. In the months that have followed, she has moved up the coast as far north as Orlando on January 27 before heading back...
Move over, Unicorn Frappuccino; here’s Starbucks’ Dragon Frappe

Move over, Unicorn Frappuccino; here’s Starbucks’ Dragon Frappe

Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino, which debuted for a limited time from April 19-23, caused quite a buzz on the internet, as customers tried the tart, colorful drink with mixed reactions.  While many people reveled at the unique color- and taste-changing capabilities, others said the drink was sour, and some baristas said the drink was a pain to make.  In the midst of the Unicorn Frappuccino...

OPINION: What boxing taught me about life

You may not know that Dayton has a rich history of boxing, including bouts by Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey and other boxing greats. Joe Louis knocked out Biff Bennett during an exhibition match at Memorial Hall in 1935. Nowadays, “Knockout Dayton” and “Fight Night” are two of the current local boxing matches. Both support good causes. Knockout Dayton, hosted by Drakes Downtown...

COMMENTARY: Immigration the link between French, American elections

In case you’ve been confused by the last few days of punditry, let me say outright that France is not America. For example, we recently concluded a presidential election in the United States in which many argued that it was imperative to smash the “final glass ceiling” by electing a female president. One doesn’t hear that kind of talk in France about Marine Le Pen, who just...

COMMENTARY: Did President Trump help Bill O’Reilly’s case or sink it?

Fans of Bill O’Reilly are predictably upset that Fox News has pulled the plug on his popular show, “The O’Reilly Factor.” But take heart, folks. Bill O’Reilly isn’t really gone. You can hear his spirit in the Oval Office. “Personally, I think he shouldn’t have settled,” said President Donald Trump of O’Reilly after new allegations of sexual...

TODAY’S MODERATOR: Cameras made him a better driver?

More red-light and traffic camera thoughts from readers, responding to news that Dayton may bring back the controversial devices by placing officers at them in keeping with new state rules. This from Joseph Pizza: “Traffic cameras do reduce traffic accidents and help keep our roads safer. No one likes receiving a notification from the city that you have been issued a summons for excessive speed...
Disney offers sneak peek ahead of ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ park opening

Disney offers sneak peek ahead of ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ park opening

Disney was preparing to release information on the number of jobs that will be created and the impact on the economy its newest attraction, Pandora – The World of Avatar – will have on Central Florida when it opens on May 27. The attraction will feature a bioluminescent rainforest, dining, shopping and two new rides – Avatar Flight of Passage and the Na’vi River Journey. Situated...
Deputies: Florida man used neighbor's Wi-Fi to make bomb threats

Deputies: Florida man used neighbor's Wi-Fi to make bomb threats

Authorities have arrested a Florida man accused of using a neighbor’s Wi-Fi to send bomb threats on Twitter, investigators said. Terrance Upham, 43, parked outside of his neighbor’s house Sunday and connected to the man’s Wi-Fi, WFTS reported. The network was not password protected, the news station reported. Deputies told WFTS that Upham then tweeted bomb threats that targeted...
Indy’s back on the big screen: Release date announced for latest ‘Indiana Jones’ film

Indy’s back on the big screen: Release date announced for latest ‘Indiana Jones’ film

Indiana Jones will be back looking for historical treasure, and fans know when the fifth installment of the franchise will hit movie theaters. >> Read more trending news Disney announced that Harrison Ford will reprise his role in the new movie on July 10, 2020, pushed back a year from its original premiere date of July 19, 2019, Variety reported. The announcement was made in conjunction with...
Biracial twins who went viral celebrate milestone

Biracial twins who went viral celebrate milestone

Twins who stole hearts across the internet are celebrating their first birthday. Kalani and Jarani Dean are twins, but look very different. Kalani has light skin and blue eyes like her mother, while Jarani has darker skin and brown eyes like her father. The girls celebrated their first year with a castle-shaped cake complete with two princesses. Their mother, Whitney Meyer, told “Inside...
Children's remains found in badger hole

Children's remains found in badger hole

Skeletal remains found earlier this month by Idaho Fish and Game officers appear to belong to a pair of children, Elmore County sheriff’s deputies said Monday. It was not clear how long the children had been buried before their remains were found April 15 in a badger hole just north of Mountain Home. Deputies initially only believed the remains belonged to a single child. “It is clear...
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ release date announced

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ release date announced

It doesn’t have an official full title yet, and fans don’t know which new and old characters will appear in it, but now they know when “Star Wars: Episode IX” will hit theaters. The last film in the third “Star Wars” trilogy will hit big screens on May 24, 2019.  >> Read more trending news  The announcement was made Tuesday. The second...
Lawmakers: Flynn likely broke the law; what is the emoluments clause?

Lawmakers: Flynn likely broke the law; what is the emoluments clause?

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law when he failed to disclose income he earned from Russia and Turkey, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday. Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, along with ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, told reporters Tuesday Flynn failed to ask for permission to speak at a 2015 event in Russia or register to...
Elton John cancels shows following release from hospital, thanks fans for support

Elton John cancels shows following release from hospital, thanks fans for support

Singer Elton John has cancelled all of his Las Vegas shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace through May after he was sent to the Intensive Care Unit following a rare infection, according to Rolling Stone. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace issued the following statement on its Facebook page Monday: Variety reported that fans who purchased tickets for  “The Million Dollar Piano&rdquo...
Recall: 42K pounds of ready-to-eat chicken undercooked

Recall: 42K pounds of ready-to-eat chicken undercooked

DECATUR, Ala. -- More than 42,000 pounds of chicken are being recalled after several people complained that the ready-to-eat chicken was undercooked, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. In a recall notice, officials said WFSP Foods in Decatur, Alabama, received several customer complaints concerning chicken shipped to a distribution...
Girl’s magic moment meeting Belle goes viral

Girl’s magic moment meeting Belle goes viral

A child from Dallas made the trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World, part of her greatest wish. Daisy Perez, 7, was on a Make-a-Wish Foundation trip to Walt Disney World and had a chance to meet her favorite princess, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast.” Dressed in the iconic golden dress, Daisy talked to Belle about the books she liked before Belle took the little girl&rsquo...
Nordstrom selling work jeans covered in fake mud for $425

Nordstrom selling work jeans covered in fake mud for $425

  After it was ridiculed for selling designer rocks at Christmas, Nordstrom may have topped itself with its latest offer. The department store is offering a pair of jean covered in fake mud for a whopping $425. The retailer described its new Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans on its website as "rugged Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy...
Girl who lost police officer dad secretly buys officer’s meal

Girl who lost police officer dad secretly buys officer’s meal

An 8-year-old New Jersey girl is touching hearts across the country after she secretly paid for the dinner of a police officer she encountered in a restaurant.  Mikayla Raji and her mother, Mimi Raji, were eating in a restaurant in Helmetta Friday night when Jamesburg police Officer Joseph Quinn stopped in to pick up his own meal, according to Jamesburg police officials. Mikayla has a soft...
Erin Moran’s cause of death released, co-star Scott Baio responds to tabloids

Erin Moran’s cause of death released, co-star Scott Baio responds to tabloids

  “Happy Days” star Erin Moran most likely died from complications of cancer. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that a “joint investigation into Moran’s death was conducted” and “a subsequent autopsy revealed she likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer,” TMZ reported. “Standard toxicology tests were performed...

FRESH IDEAS: The ‘Filter Bubble’ of Facebook

From Farhad Manjoo, in The New York Times: “Scholars and critics have been warning of the solipsistic irresistibility of algorithmic news at least since 2001, when the constitutional-law professor Cass R. Sunstein warned, in his book ‘Republic.com,’ of the urgent risks posed to democracy ‘by any situation in which thousands or perhaps millions or even tens of millions of people...
Ohio House wants more money to fight opiates; ditches Kasich tax plan

Ohio House wants more money to fight opiates; ditches Kasich tax plan

Ohio House Republicans on Tuesday announced they’re ditching Gov. John Kasich’s plans for tax reforms in the state budget bill and said they’re pouring an extra $170.6 million into fighting the opiate addiction crisis. The governor called for income tax cuts and hikes in taxes on tobacco, vaping, sales and oil and gas extraction. The House GOP said no. In the latest version of the...
Man runs into burning building twice to save beer, police say

Man runs into burning building twice to save beer, police say

A man faces obstruction charges after police in South Dakota said he ignored orders from firefighters and ran twice into a burning building to “save” his beer. Sioux Falls police spokesman Officer Sam Clemens told KELO that Michael Casteel, 56, ignored a police officer who tried to stop him on Sunday from running into a burning apartment building. He ran into the building a second...
Gambling addiction: Ohio named a top state

Gambling addiction: Ohio named a top state

Ohio is a top state when it comes to gambling addiction, a new report shows. Ohio tied with New Jersey for fourth place for having the highest percentage of adults with a gambling disorder, according to a report form WalletHub, a personal finance website. Ohio is ranked the 10th most gambling addicted state in the country, right behind Louisiana and just above Deleware. Nevada, the home of Las Vegas...
Panera Bread to hire 10,000 as it expands delivery locations

Panera Bread to hire 10,000 as it expands delivery locations

Panera Bread Co. will hire 10,000 new employees by the end of 2017 as it expands its delivery service, the company said in a statement Monday. According to Panera, the company is planning to expand delivery options to 35 to 40 percent of its locations. It now delivers at 15 percent of its locations. Panera president Blaine Hurst says each café will hire between seven and 12 staff members...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR following 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire from NASCAR following 2017

After 18 seasons and more than 600 races behind the wheel, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will bring his NASCAR Cup Series driving career to a close at the conclusion of 2017. Today, he shared the news with members of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team. >> Read more trending news  The fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 champion will discuss his decision in a press conference this afternoon. He...
Boy, 13, dies after dirt bike crash

Boy, 13, dies after dirt bike crash

Jonathan Gonzalez loved being outside. Like many 13-year-olds, the Wellington, Florida, resident loved football, basketball, fishing and just being with friends. On Sunday he told his mother, Maria, he was going outside for a bit. Like she told him every time he’d go out to play, she said “Be careful.” Gonzalez recounted how her son, who died in a dirt bike crash, was adored...
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