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Son of Cold War U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers to appear at AF Museum

Francis Gary Powers Jr. was often questioned about his father, but the answers were lacking. The son of the most famous Cold War pilot, Francis Gary Powers Sr., who was shot down in a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union in 1960, wanted answers so he decided to find them. “I didn’t do research to vindicate my father,” said Powers, 52, founder and chairman emeritus of The Cold War...


Longtime Urbana auto dealer sold to SVG Motors

Longtime Urbana auto dealer sold to SVG Motors

A growing chain of car dealerships recently stepped in to buy one of the longest-running family owned businesses in Urbana, with plans to add additional employees and renovate the business. SVG Motors, an auto dealer with locations in Dayton, Eaton and Greenville, has purchased Trenor Motors for an undisclosed price. READ MORE: Springfield Airport tapped to test new drone technology The Urbana company...
Local doctors: John McCain’s cancer is aggressive

Local doctors: John McCain’s cancer is aggressive

Glioblastoma, the type of brain cancer that U.S. Sen. John McCain has is known to be aggressive and so difficult to irradicate that it is considered incurable, according to area oncologists. But advances in brain imaging and surgery as well as radiation and chemotherapy have turned brain cancer from a quick death sentence into a disease that can often be far more effectively treated than in the past...
A sneak peek at Dayton’s $64M downtown library

A sneak peek at Dayton’s $64M downtown library

When downtown Dayton’s main library branch opens to the public Aug. 5, the sparkling $64 million building will represent the centerpiece of a nearly $200 million voter-approved initiative to renovate libraries across the region. The main branch is opening nearly nine months behind its original schedule and fell behind minority contracting goals, but library officials say it’s on budget...
Enon woman dies after years of work in local government, agencies

Enon woman dies after years of work in local government, agencies

Priscilla Smithers, who served as Springfield City Clerk, an Enon Village Council member and will several local nonprofits, has died. She was 75. Smithers began as the director of community services for Continental Cablevision before taking the position as clerk of Springfield City Commission, which she held for nine years. She was credited as a stabilizing force during a tumultuous time at City Hall...
Clark County deputies stop man on I-70 accused of trafficking meth

Clark County deputies stop man on I-70 accused of trafficking meth

A Missouri man has been accused of attempting to traffic meth through Clark County using Interstate 70. Ryan Burke, 36, has been charged with possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence. He is accused of having in his possession 11 grams of meth, four glass pipes and digital scales. READ MORE: Secret indictment accuses Springfield man of several burglaries...
John McCain gave one of his biggest political speeches in Dayton area

John McCain gave one of his biggest political speeches in Dayton area

U.S. Sen. John McCain, who announced Wednesday that he has brain cancer, made the Dayton area central to his presidential run in 2008. McCain, R-Arizona, chose Wright State University in Fairborn as the place he introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the world. Standing onstage at Wright State’s Nutter Center on Aug. 29, 2008 - his 72nd birthday -  McCain made the announcement that Palin...
Kings Island’s Fan Appreciation Days feature FC Cincinnati today

Kings Island’s Fan Appreciation Days feature FC Cincinnati today

Kings Island’s Ohio Fan Appreciation Days kicks off today with special visits from local sports teams including FC Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Cyclones. FC Cincinnati forwards Omar Cummings and Danni Konig and midfielders Marco Dominguez, Paul Nicholson and Eric Stevenson are scheduled to stop by the amusement park at 3:30 p.m. today for a question-and-answer session with...
Swedish clothing retailer to open at local outlet mall

Swedish clothing retailer to open at local outlet mall

Swedish clothing retailer H&M is opening a location at the Tanger Outlet in Jeffersonville. The retailer, known for its clothing for men, women, teenagers and children, will open at the Tanger Outlet at 8000 Factory Shops Blvd. on July 27. The first 200 shoppers in line will receive giveaway prizes up to $300, according to the retailer. Customers can also receive 15 percent off their next purchase...
Ohio, local leaders react to news Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

Ohio, local leaders react to news Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

The news that Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, has brain cancer drew reaction from across the country and in Ohio. Here’s what some local and Ohio leaders had to say: “I have had the privilege of working and traveling overseas with Senator John McCain to strengthen our Armed Forces. He has not only been a hero for our country but also a mentor to me. I have...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

AUDITOR’S OFFICE Property Transfers Donald and Shirley Parks to Donald Parks, 705 Bayberry Dr., New Carlisle; no fee. Federal National Mortgage Assn., to Donald W. McKee Jr., and Melissa D. McKee, 1109 Edgebrook Ave., New Carlisle; no fee. Katie J. and Curtis A. Estes to Katie J. Estes, 4225 Quwood Road and 0 Quwood, Rear, Springfield; no fee. Ronald L. Patton to Dan Phillips, 6363 Fletcher...
Feds indict ringleader, 7 others for string of pharmacy robberies

Feds indict ringleader, 7 others for string of pharmacy robberies

Federal prosecutors have identified the ringleader of a suspected pharmacy robbery operation, according to recently unsealed federal court records. Eight serial pharmacy robbery suspects have been re-indicted as part of one conspiracy, according to a 10-count indictment filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. Jamar “Boo” Warren, 21, of Dayton was named as the organizer of a plan to...
Springfield man accused of unlawful sexual conduct with minor

Springfield man accused of unlawful sexual conduct with minor

A Springfield man faces felony charges after he allegedly had sex with a minor. Michael Aldridge, 25, of 1321 Klobdenz Ave., has been charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor between the age of 13 and 16. He plead not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court last week. Springfield Police Division officers were conducting a search warrant for an assault at the home on March 8. MORE CRIME NEWS...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Dontrae M. Sparks, 18, of 1507 Broadway St., two counts aggravated burglary, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Dale M. Burton Sr., 56, of 1920 E. High St., Apt. 12, resisting arrest, guilty, 30 days jail with 28 days suspended, two days credit for time served, cost due Sept. 16. Nicea C. Eaton, 32, of 202 Roseland Ave., E., OVI, guilty, 12 months driver’s...
DHL Supply Chain to close Englewood site, impacting 85 employees

DHL Supply Chain to close Englewood site, impacting 85 employees

DHL Supply Chain will close its Englewood location later this year, impacting 85 workers at the site. The company sent a WARN notice to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, announcing they plan to close a DHL Supply Chain facility located at 71 Lau Parkway in Englewood. The location is expected to close on Sept. 18, according to the letter. Impacted employees include forklift operators, managers...
Springfield woman charged after toddler allegedly found on roof

Springfield woman charged after toddler allegedly found on roof

A Springfield woman is facing child endangering charges after a 2-year-old child was allegedly found on the roof of their home with a dog. MORE: Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total Daun Morrison, 23, of 231 S. Shaffer St., was arrested and placed in the Clark County Jail. She’s expected to appear in court at 10:30 a.m. today. Springfield Police Division officers...
Popular church cafeteria to close after one last Clark County Fair

Popular church cafeteria to close after one last Clark County Fair

Highlands United Church of Christ has fed hungry fairgoers even before the congregation constructed its own building at the Clark County Fairgrounds 62 years ago. But the Springfield church is closing this year, and members will serve their last roast beef hot shot at the 2017 Clark County Fair, which opens Friday, July 21. RELATED: Clark County Fair reduces ticket price after attendance dip last...
Air Force adds GE to $409M contract

Air Force adds GE to $409M contract

The Air Force Research Laboratory has added General Electric Co. among at least three companies part of a seven-year, $409 million contract to develop “next generation” thermal, power and control technologies. RELATED: GE Aviation acquires robotics maker The initial GE order is worth $106,000 which will continue to support integrated power and thermal development work in Dayton and Cincinnati...
Clark County plan includes combined 9-1-1 dispatch, modern fairgrounds

Clark County plan includes combined 9-1-1 dispatch, modern fairgrounds

Clark County commissioners will focus on several objectives over the next four years as part of its first-ever strategic plan, including moving forward with a combined 9-1-1 dispatch center. The plan was approved by commissioners at Wednesday’s meeting. It will focus on three key areas — promoting access to services, improving quality of life and promoting economic development. &ldquo...
Occasional, strong storms expected the next few days

Occasional, strong storms expected the next few days

There is the chance of storms to move through tonight, but the threat of storms should diminish overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.  Muggy through the night Threat of a few severe storms Friday, Saturday Cooler weather arriving early next week Overnight: Variable clouds overnight with a chance for storms to move through. If storms develop, some could become...
Navy awards multi-million dollar contract to two Dayton area firms

Navy awards multi-million dollar contract to two Dayton area firms

The Navy has selected two Dayton area firms among 11 nationally for a combined contract worth up to $92 million over five years for information technology support at military education facilities. Beavercreek-headquartered Creek Technologies Co. and Riverside-based Evanhoe & Associates, Inc., were part of the group of companies awarded a $17.2 million contract with options for four additional years...
Colleagues react to Senator McCain’s cancer diagnosis: ‘Give it hell, John’

Colleagues react to Senator McCain’s cancer diagnosis: ‘Give it hell, John’

Former President Barack Obama issued a quick message on Twitter after news broke that U.S. Senator John McCain was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Obama and McCain were opponents during the 2008 presidential election. The  two were also colleagues in the Senate. Breaking News: John McCain has brain tumor removed  Other statements of support were issued throughout the night by the White...
Rising costs triggering disputes between hospital systems, insurers

Rising costs triggering disputes between hospital systems, insurers

The contract dispute between Dayton’s CareSource and the Cleveland Clinic is emblematic of the kind of friction between hospitals and insurers consumers will continue to see as health care costs rise, one expert says. CareSource, the largest Medicaid managed care plan company in Ohio, began notifying members this week that the Cleveland Clinic will no longer serve as a network provider for its...
Feds: Ex-defense contractors lied to Air Force investigators

Feds: Ex-defense contractors lied to Air Force investigators

Two former defense contractors face federal charges of lying to Air Force investigators about a contract awarded to their company by the F-22 program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Brett O’Halloran and Joshua Deaville “knowingly and willfully made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement” in January 2015, according to bills of information filed in Dayton&rsquo...
Sinclair Community College will seek renewal of $27M levy

Sinclair Community College will seek renewal of $27M levy

Sinclair Community College is asking Montgomery County voters to renew a levy that will generate around $27 million for the school. The school’s 10-year, 3.2 mill levy will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. Revenue from the levy makes up about 20 percent of the college’s funding. Since Sinclair is seeking a renewal, Montgomery County homeowners will not see an increase in the amount they pay...
Video: Mayoral candidate tells opponent, audience to ‘Go back to Africa’

Video: Mayoral candidate tells opponent, audience to ‘Go back to Africa’

Paul Congemi, a mayoral candidate in St. Petersburg, Fla., blasted a fellow candidate following a question with a, “Go back to Africa” comment. Congemi was responding to Jesse Nevel at a mayoral candidate forum, and his answer to a question about creating more opportunities for youth in the city.  “My commitment is to reparations to the community, to the black community...
Homearama highlights home construction hot streak in Miami Valley

Homearama highlights home construction hot streak in Miami Valley

With a low inventory of residential real estate for sale in the Miami Valley, many buyers are turning to contractors to build their dream homes instead of settling for one already on the market. Area builders say they’re the busiest they’ve been since before the Great Recession in 2008. This year’s Dayton Homearama that begins Friday will feature some of the area’s newest houses...
New bill allows civilians to buy old WWII-era U.S. Army handguns

New bill allows civilians to buy old WWII-era U.S. Army handguns

Congress will allow the transfer of old U.S. Army pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program as a part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.  The 2016 NDAA allowed the release of 10,000 M1911 .45 caliber pistols to be released via a pilot program, but providions in the bill didn’t mandate the transfer of the guns to the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The new bill, passed by...
Thousands of dollars in flood damage at Springfield baseball stadium

Thousands of dollars in flood damage at Springfield baseball stadium

Heavy rains last weekend caused thousands of dollars in damage at Carleton Davidson Stadium, home of the Champion City Kings and Wittenberg University baseball teams. “When we rolled in it was pretty bad,” King’s owner Rick White said. The Kings were on the road playing away games when the storms hit Springfield last weekend and the team returned to find their equipment and other...
Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, hiding body in car heads back to Lorain Co.

Man accused of killing ex-girlfriend, hiding body in car heads back to Lorain Co.

An Elyria man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and stuffing her body into the trunk of his car that crashed Wednesday in Darke County is on the way back to Lorain County. Woman’s body found in trunk of car on Ohio 49 Body believed to be of Linnea Satterfield of Elyria Driver Roy Owens Jr. is suspect in Satterfield’s disappearance A Darke County judge set a $1 million bond today for...
CDC WARNING: About half of Americans have diabetes or are at risk

CDC WARNING: About half of Americans have diabetes or are at risk

A new report out from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that nearly half of all Americans either have diabetes or are at high risk for developing the condition. Diabetes is a disease that hinders the body’s ability to produce and respond to insulin resulting in an abnormal metabolism. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person’s blood sugar is high but not high enough to be considered...
Sinclair Community College will seek November renewal of $27M levy

Sinclair Community College will seek November renewal of $27M levy

Sinclair Community College is asking Montgomery County voters to renew a 3.2 mill levy. The school’s 10-year levy, which is projected to bring in around $27 million in annual revenue for Sinclair, will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. Revenue from he levy makes up about 20 percent of the college’s funding. Since Sinclair is seeking a renewal, Montgomery County homeowners will not see an increase...
Logan County superintendent suspended after ‘horrible’ charges

Logan County superintendent suspended after ‘horrible’ charges

The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center governing board placed its superintendent on paid administrative leave after she was indicted and accused of not acting on allegations of child rape, calling the charges against her “horrible.” Heather O’Donnell has been charged with two counts of child endangering in connection with child rape charges lodged against her husband, Indian...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0399 - Lindsey J. Roberts-Kane and Kyle M. Knudsen, Co-Administrators of the Estate of Kylie Knudsen, Urbana, v. Jene Bramel, M.D., c/o Community Mercy Health Partners, Urbana, et al., complaint for damages in an amount that will fully and fairly compensate decedent’s estate and next of kin together with all costs of suit for wrongful death and survival action...
If swine flu breaks out, pigs at Clark County Fair may face kill order

If swine flu breaks out, pigs at Clark County Fair may face kill order

The Clark County Fair Board wants swine exhibitors to take precautions before attending the fair this week after reports of swine flu in Ohio, but some parents are upset about what the precautions could mean for their children and their pigs. Pigs at the Clinton County fair were found to be infected with a strain of the swine flu that can infect humans, Clark County Fair Board President Bill Agle...
Could your student loans be wiped away due to missing paperwork?

Could your student loans be wiped away due to missing paperwork?

At least $5 billion in private troubled student loans may be dismissed because paperwork that proves loan ownership is missing. A group of creditors may not be able to collect on the loans even after taking student borrowers to court because of the missing paperwork, The New York Times reported. The missing documentation may mean tens of thousands could be off the hook for paying back loans, according...
New Wright State president talks collaboration with UD, Sinclair

New Wright State president talks collaboration with UD, Sinclair

Wright State University’s new president is already in talks to collaborate with the University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College. In her second week as president, Cheryl Schrader met with the presidents of UD and Sinclair. UD president Eric Spina invited WSU to join UD at the Dayton Arcade when the property is developed. Spina has said UD will be an anchor tenant of a renovated arcade...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Javian D. Blake, 27, of Medway, two counts illegal conveyance into a detention facility, tamper with evidence, three counts distribution/drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Donald A. Bowshier Jr., 31, of Enon, OVI, guilty, 10 days jail, 10 days credit for time served, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375; driving under suspension - operator&rsquo...
Walmart tests new home delivery concept

Walmart tests new home delivery concept

Walmart is testing a new delivery concept, where employees hand deliver orders to customers’ doorsteps. The retailer is using its associates to get online orders to customers’ doors. Walmart says the concept can cut shipping costs for customers and get packages to their final destinations “faster and more efficiently.” “Walmart has strength in numbers with 4,700 stores...
Two dilapidated southside Springfield houses torn down

Two dilapidated southside Springfield houses torn down

The Clark County Land Bank demolished two uninhabitable houses this week near the corner of East Euclid and South Limestone streets. Ethan Harris, a project manager with the land bank, said the houses needed to go. “We will make the lots look nice for the community and look for an adjacent property owner to take it over,” Harris said. The land bank is a nonprofit organization operated...
Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total

Clark County suspected overdose deaths surpass last year’s total

Clark County has seen 81 suspected drug overdose deaths as of July 18, surpassing the record total for all of last year, which local leaders say is a sign that drug abuse has become a public health crisis. About 60 overdose deaths have been confirmed through the end of April, Clark County Coroner Dr. Richard Marsh said. He’s still waiting on autopsy reports to be completed for the other three...
Big manufacturer coming to Springfield wants to hire workers

Big manufacturer coming to Springfield wants to hire workers

A new Springfield manufacturing firm has started the process to hire 15 to 20 workers as construction continues on its new plant in the Champion City Business Park. Topre, a Japanese auto parts manufacturer, will hire 15 to 20 maintenance and assembly workers who are expected to be in place by the end of next month, according to information from OhioMeansJobs Clark County. Topre America announced...
Heat builds before storms return late this week

Heat builds before storms return late this week

Mostly clear skies are expected with some patchy fog possible. Some increase in clouds is expected after 3 a.m. with a slight chance of a shower west toward morning. Temperatures will drop to around 70 degrees by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Patchy fog possible overnight Evening storms expected Thursday, few may be strong Increasing rain/storm chances Friday into the...
Is former Attorney General Richard Cordray running for governor?

Is former Attorney General Richard Cordray running for governor?

Despite an already crowded field, there’s one possible gubernatorial candidate who might step into the race to run Ohio. Richard Cordray is the only high-profile Democrat that can win the Ohio governor’s race, according to Cleveland.com columnist Brent Larkin. “For Democrats in Ohio, it’s difficult to imagine a more important election than the 2018 contest for governor,&rdquo...
Dr. Dana King, wife donate $20K to renovate Clark County animal shelter

Dr. Dana King, wife donate $20K to renovate Clark County animal shelter

The Clark County SPCA has received a $20,000 donation from Dr. Dana King of Northside Veterinary Clinic and his wife, Judy King. Krissi Hawke, executive director of the Clark County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has been working to raise $35,000 to renovate a Walter Street building in Springfield as a new animal shelter since the group became incorporated last December. As an organization...
Couple arrested, accused of letting 9-year-old smoke marijuana, making him shoplift 

Couple arrested, accused of letting 9-year-old smoke marijuana, making him shoplift 

A couple in Rogers County is has been arrested Wednesday after being accused of allowing their 9-year-old son to smoke pot and making him shoplift. According to an affidavit, Kimberly Broyles, 45, and Michael Whitaker, 40, allowed their son to smoke marijuana in their presence.  The affidavit was prompted by a child abuse complaint from a self-proclaimed addict that lived with the couple. According...
Cat weighing over 30 pounds big hit at North Carolina animal shelter

Cat weighing over 30 pounds big hit at North Carolina animal shelter

A fat cat is living the sweet life at the Chatham County Animal Shelter in Pittsboro, North Carolina, and getting attention from the public because of his size. The stray weighs 31.4 pounds and is too large to fit in a kennel like other cats at the shelter, so he received special accommodations from the staff. “He loves sleeping in our cabinet in the break room,” Alan Canady, the shelter&rsquo...
Rodents fell from ceiling of Dallas Chipotle, customers say

Rodents fell from ceiling of Dallas Chipotle, customers say

Chipotle faced a public relations meltdown early this week when customers fell ill after eating at a location in Sterling, Virginia. In what is only the latest in a string of incidents, Chipotle was forced to close that branch. The grills in Sterling were barely cold, when a Chipotle in Dallas caught public attention when a video surfaced of rodents falling from the ceiling. Diners captured video...
Springfield fire cadets train in the hot seat

Springfield fire cadets train in the hot seat

With humid air and temperatures soaring into the 90s, it’s even more important to stay hydrated. That especially goes for firefighters who battle scorching blazes while wearing heavy protective suits, helmets and more than 50 pounds of gear on the job. The Springfield Fire Rescue Division’s latest class of cadets is finding this out firsthand. "First of all, it's been brutal,&rdquo...
Celebrities react to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

Celebrities react to death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington

The death of Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has shocked fans and celebrities, and many are reacting on social media. Bennington died of a suicide at age 41, according to the Los Angeles County coroner. The musician was on tour with his group promoting its latest album, “One More Light.”  “Chester Bennington was an artist of extraordinary talent and charisma...
VIDEO: Dayton baby with vision impairment sees mother for first time

VIDEO: Dayton baby with vision impairment sees mother for first time

An adorable video featuring a local baby has gone viral, and will even be featured on the overnight clip show Right This Minute on WHIO-TV. Piper Quinn Kennedy of Dayton suffers from a vision impairment caused by a rare albinism disorder, according to her mother, Amber Kennedy. Despite her diagnosis at only 4 months old, it was all smiles when Piper received her first pair of little pink glasses,...
Dog attacked by otters in Washington state, homeowners say

Dog attacked by otters in Washington state, homeowners say

Linda Willingham said her family was completely shocked Wednesday when they witnessed otters attack their family dog at their lakeside home in Lakewood, Washington. “She was actually drug under the water and there were like three-four and they were swarming all over her,” Willingham said. The attack was caught on the family’s surveillance cameras, which clearly show the 2-year-old...
Girl threatened by neighbor for opening lemonade stand without permit

Girl threatened by neighbor for opening lemonade stand without permit

A man threatened to call the police on a girl in Discover Bay, California for running a lemonade stand without a business license according to San Francisco reporter Frank Somerville. He quotes from the Facebook page of the girl’s father, Richard LaRoche: “Whoever the man is who threatened to call the police on my daughter for her lemonade stand, you are seriously pathetic. There...
Bodycam footage appears to show police officer planting drugs

Bodycam footage appears to show police officer planting drugs

Baltimore police are scrambling after an explosive video, which appears to show an officer planting drugs, surfaced online. The clip runs just over a minute and was released by Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton. On Wednesday, Fenton authored an article in the Sun stating that “police and prosecutors have launched investigations.” The video purportedly shows an officer placing...
Bloody message left at Georgia crime scene where 2 were shot

Bloody message left at Georgia crime scene where 2 were shot

Georgia authorities are searching for the gunman in a double shooting in metro Atlanta Thursday morning . A 30-year-old man was shot in the face and a 14-year-old boy was shot in the back just outside the city of Snellville in Gwinnett County, police said. The 30-year-old victim was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and the 14-year-old was taken to nearby hospital. The 30-year-old is in...
Police: Teens record, taunt drowning man in Florida; no charges filed

Police: Teens record, taunt drowning man in Florida; no charges filed

For the family of 31-year-old Jamel Dunn, the only thing harder than dealing with his loss is knowing someone could have helped. Only after his body was discovered floating by the edge of the water in Bracco Pond Park in Cocoa, Florida on July 12 did his family discover someone recorded his drowning and didn’t help. “It was very disturbing,” said Dunn’s sister, Simone McIntosh...
Fake engineer arrested after trying to nab $33 million construction contract

Fake engineer arrested after trying to nab $33 million construction contract

A Florida woman is facing charges for allegedly trying to win a $33 million construction project with a fake engineering degree. Janet Maria LeGrand, 46, was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail on Wednesday on a charge of organized scheme to defraud, according to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald.  LeGrand is listed as the president/CEO of Bleu Network Inc., which was one of three...
Caitlyn Jenner talks O.J. Simpson, Trump, meeting Steven Tyler on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Caitlyn Jenner talks O.J. Simpson, Trump, meeting Steven Tyler on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Caitlyn Jenner made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday and discussed President Trump, O.J. Simpson being up for parole and meeting Steven Tyler. The reality TV star said that meeting the Aerosmith lead singer Sunday was sort of a full circle moment for her. Rolling Stone reported that the two met at a Starkey Hearing Foundation gala in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at...
Sears to begin sale of Kenmore appliances on Amazon

Sears to begin sale of Kenmore appliances on Amazon

Sears announced Thursday that it will begin sellling its full line of Kenmore-brand appliances online through Amazon. The retailer, which has been struggling the past few years and has closed stores across the country, saw an 8 percent jump in the price of its stock in pre-market trading on the announcement. "We continuously look for opportunities to enhance the reach of our iconic brands to...
McDonald’s employee fired for refusing to serve uniformed police officer

McDonald’s employee fired for refusing to serve uniformed police officer

A Virginia McDonald’s restaurant has taken “appropriate action” after a uniformed police officer was denied service by a drive-through employee. Scott Naff, an officer for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, had reportedly paid for his food at the restaurant’s drive-through when he pulled up to the second window and was refused his meal. The officer...
2 new Harry Potter-related books coming this fall

2 new Harry Potter-related books coming this fall

In celebration of the 20th year anniversary of the release of the first book in the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling has announced plans for an exhibit about the fictional wizard at the British Library.  >> Read more trending news  In collaboration, two new series-related books will be released. “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” is the official book of the exhibition...
Paddling students approved in Texas school district under new rule 

Paddling students approved in Texas school district under new rule 

A South Texas school district has approved a new disciplinary policy that allows paddling as a means of punishing students.  The Three Rivers School District will now let a principal or behavior coordinator paddle a misbehaving student with a parent’s permission, KHOU-TV reported. A student could now receive a paddling for minor incidents, like breaking classroom rules. ...
Bindi Irwin shares never-before-seen family photos to celebrate Terri Irwin's birthday

Bindi Irwin shares never-before-seen family photos to celebrate Terri Irwin's birthday

On July 20, Terri Irwin celebrates her 53rd birthday, and her daughter Bindi Irwin has been posting sweet tributes to her mom all day. Bindi started the birthday celebrations on Wednesday with a throwback photo of Terri feeding camels. “I love this photo. My mum is breathtakingly beautiful. Tomorrow is her birthday I’ll be sharing some of my favourite photos of her tomorrow, so be on the...
Boy, 3, drowns in Florida Keys canal

Boy, 3, drowns in Florida Keys canal

A 3-year-old boy vacationing with his family in the Florida Keys died after he wandered off and ended up in a canal, according to news reports. The family had arrived at Key Colony Beach near Marathon on Saturday evening after traveling from their home in Gainesville, Georgia, the Miami Herald reported. While they were unpacking, Andrew Williams got out of the home they were renting and headed...
Michael Vick on Colin Kaepernick comments: ‘I'm truly sorry for what I said’

Michael Vick on Colin Kaepernick comments: ‘I'm truly sorry for what I said’

Michael Vick apologized for his comments that suggested a clean look and haircut could help change quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s image after last season’s National anthem protests. The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday and expressed regret for his comments from earlier in the week. "At the end of the day, what I said, I...
Beauty queen’s assault charge dropped under ’Stand Your Ground’ law

Beauty queen’s assault charge dropped under ’Stand Your Ground’ law

A Florida judge dismissed charges Wednesday against a former beauty queen, who was arrested for clubbing a guest with an aluminum bat at her holiday party last December  Former Miss Miami Lakes Vanessa Barcelo’s lawyer argued that Barcelo acted in self-defense under the state’s “Stand Your Grand” law, the Miami Herald reported.  The incident happened during...
O.J. Simpson granted parole in Las Vegas robbery case

O.J. Simpson granted parole in Las Vegas robbery case

The Nevada Parole Board voted unanimously Thursday to grant former football star O.J. Simpson parole in his 2008 conviction on charges including kidnapping and armed robbery.  Simpson is expected to leave the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada this fall after nine years behind bars, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The decision came down Thursday after Simpson, 70...
Usher allegedly paid woman $1 million after giving her herpes: reports

Usher allegedly paid woman $1 million after giving her herpes: reports

Singer Usher Raymond allegedly paid a woman more than $1 million to settle a lawsuit after she claimed he knowingly gave her herpes years ago, according to multiple reports.  >> Read more trending news  Court documents published online Wednesday by Radar Online showed that the “Yeah!” singer was diagnosed with the sexually transmitted disease in 2009 or 2010...
Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead of suicide

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington dead of suicide

Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock group Linkin Park, has died, according to TMZ.  Citing law enforcement sources, the website reported that the 41-year-old singer died of a suicide by hanging. The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed to The Associated Press that he was found dead in his Los Angeles home. Coroner spokesman Brian Elias told The AP the death is...
Prison guards didn’t know inmate on bus was being murdered

Prison guards didn’t know inmate on bus was being murdered

Two-time convicted killer Casey Pigge sat in the very back of the prison bus on Feb. 1, out of sight of the three state corrections officers sitting up front. Just two days before Pigge was wrapped in a straitjacket as he pleaded guilty to the February 2016 murder of his cellmate at the Lebanon Correctional Institute, Luther Wade of Springfield. Pigge’s assault on Wade came after he was convicted...
Florida mayoral candidate tells group to ‘go back to Africa’ during debate

Florida mayoral candidate tells group to ‘go back to Africa’ during debate

A mayoral candidate for St. Petersburg, Florida, spurred criticism after making a comment to audience members to “go back to Africa” at a debate on Tuesday.  >> Read more trending news Paul Congemi allegedly pointed to activist members of the Uhuru movement and their candidate, Jesse Nevel, and said: "My advice to you, if you don't like it here in America, planes leave...
Perseids light up the night sky in annual celestial show for stargazers 

Perseids light up the night sky in annual celestial show for stargazers 

The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway and, while stargazers look forward to the summer light show, this year’s meteor shower won’t be quite as spectacular as last year. Last year is what scientists refer to as an “outburst year” when as many as 200 meteors an hour were visible during peak viewing times. This year space buffs can expect to see a typical number of...
Boys, 5 and 2, go for joyride, crash mother's car

Boys, 5 and 2, go for joyride, crash mother's car

Two toddlers, 5 and 2 years old, hit the road on Monday, taking their mother’s car to go on a 3-mile joy ride, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news The eldest brother was behind the wheel, with the 2-year-old his passenger, as they headed down country roads in Putnam County, West Virginia, deputies told WSAZ.  According to KSTU, the 5-year-old knew his mother...
50 local restaurants serving up a week’s worth of special deals next week

50 local restaurants serving up a week’s worth of special deals next week

Get your forks ready. The Summer Restaurant Week promotion runs July 23-30 offering meals from nearly 50 restaurants across the Dayton area ranging in price from $20.17-$30.17. The restaurant week promotion was established more than a decade ago as a way to generate interest traffic to local restaurants and help give diners a chance to explore the menu at a more affordable price point.  It&rsquo...
Father’s tattoo pays tribute to last time he held young son’s hand

Father’s tattoo pays tribute to last time he held young son’s hand

Anthony DeNicola does everything he can to keep the memory of his son, Joseph, alive.  The 7-year-old died Nov. 4, 2014, just days after going into anaphylactic shock on Halloween. DeNicola, of Staten Island, has created a nonprofit, Joseph’s Helping Hand, to raise awareness of severe food allergies, from which Joseph suffered all his life.  He also has a tattoo on his arm that...
11 things you probably never knew about the historic Apollo 11 moon landing

11 things you probably never knew about the historic Apollo 11 moon landing

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong took one giant leap to became the first human to walk on it. >> Read more trending news Putting a man on the moon was a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961. » RELATED: Photos: Apollo 11's historic mission  In his post-flight press conference, Armstrong called the historic mission...
 Airline passenger helps soothe shrieking boy who was disrupting 8-hour flight

 Airline passenger helps soothe shrieking boy who was disrupting 8-hour flight

In a heartwarming moment that was captured on camera, a woman on an eight-hour flight from Israel to Brussels helped calm a crying boy. Rochel Groner was on the July 14th flight with her husband when a boy started crying. She told InsideEdition.com it was clear to her that the shrieking boy was trying to communicate something but he didn’t have use of a vocabulary, and his wailing was causing...
Longtime Ohio congressman dies

Longtime Ohio congressman dies

Former Congressman Ralph Regula, who represented the Canton region for nearly 40 years, died yesterday at 92. He served in Congress from 1973-2009. At the time, he was the second longest serving Republican member of the House. “I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend, colleague and mentor,” U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci said today. Renacci, now a candidate for governor, has...
Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' revival

Ryan Seacrest to return as host of 'American Idol' revival

It’s official: Ryan Seacrest will return to “American Idol” to serve as host for ABC’s reboot of the singing competition. Kelly Ripa made the announcement on Thursday morning’s episode of “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” “We’ve been talking about it for a little while but I am happy to confirm … with absolute confirmation that Ryan Seacrest is...
Texas woman found dead in husband's trunk

Texas woman found dead in husband's trunk

A Texas woman who was reported missing Friday was found dead in her husband’s trunk over 1,000 miles away in Mansfield, Ohio. >> Read more trending news  According to WFAA, Tamara Harris, 33, was found dead in the trunk of car belonging to her husband, 35-year-old Dequalan Harris. The two were in the process of getting a divorce, according to Cedar Hill police. Dequalan...
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