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Franklin Twp., city still not talking about Confederate monument’s fate

Local officials refused to talk Friday about the status — or even the current whereabouts — of the Confederate monument that was removed by Franklin city workers. The plaque dedicated to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and placed on a stone at Dixie Highway and Hamilton Middletown Road in Franklin was removed under cover of night. MORE: The wild 24 hours of Franklin’s Robert E. Lee...


Major electricity transmission lines approved in Clark County

Major electricity transmission lines approved in Clark County

The Ohio Power Siting Board has approved construction of separate, new transmission line projects in Clark County. Information from the siting board shows American Transmission Systems Inc. will build the East Springfield-Tangy Loop to Broadview Substation project, a new 138 kilavolt transmission line connecting the existing East Springfield-Tangy line to Broadview Substation. MORE BUSINESS NEWS:...
Suspended WSU prof wants to teach off-campus

Suspended WSU prof wants to teach off-campus

A suspended Wright State professor who is under a restraining order that keeps him from coming within 500 feet of a student who accused him of inappropriately touching her has asked the school to let him teach off-campus, according to university disciplinary records obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Those records show Nasser Kashou adamantly denies the allegations, claiming he was demonstrating his...
Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store

Closing date set for local Gander Mountain store

Gander Mountain in Huber Heights is set to close on Aug. 27. The company announced in early June that the store, located at 8001 Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights, would close permanently. The sporting goods and outdoor retailer filed for bankruptcy in March, and was acquired by Camping World Holdings Inc. in April. Camping World & Good Sam family announced it would try to keep as many as 70 or more...
New Carlisle woman faces prison for smuggling gun in bra in jail

New Carlisle woman faces prison for smuggling gun in bra in jail

A New Carlisle woman accused of concealing an unloaded .22-caliber pistol in her bra in the Miami County Jail faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to felony illegal conveyance into a facility. Cassondra Workman, 25, was charged May 21 after being taken to the jail by Troy police officers, who arrested her on a warrant out of Clark County. Workman told deputies she was able to conceal...
Springfield woman accused of passing out in car with 19 grams of meth

Springfield woman accused of passing out in car with 19 grams of meth

Springfield police allegedly they found a woman passed out behind the wheel of a running car and with drugs, guns and money in it. Tinisha Delong, 33, of Springfield, has been charged in Clark County Municipal Court with possession of drugs, trafficking in drugs, OVI and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Springfield police alleged they found her at a gas station on East Main Street...
Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on

Top 2017 job announcements: What’s really going on

A perennial concern of recent years is that Ohio is not creating jobs as fast as the nation at large. But that doesn’t mean Dayton and the region around it haven’t seen opportunities and plenty of announcements so far in 2017. Employers large and small have made moves — and we’ve followed them. Here are some of the biggest jobs stories the region has seen so far this year....
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0451 - Caliber Home Loans, Inc., v. Tiffany L. Haddock, 1802 Memorial Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 117 Larchmont Ave., for $76,030. 17-CV-0453 - The Huntington National Bank, Columbus, v. Robert Q. Baker, 3350 Troy Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $169,477. 17-CV-0454 - Security National Bank, Division of The Park National...
Speedway, major Clark County employer, raises $2.5M at charity event

Speedway, major Clark County employer, raises $2.5M at charity event

Speedway, one of Clark County’s biggest employers, raised almost $2.5 million for charity during its annual Speedway Miracle Tournament at the NCR Country Club. MORE: Enon-based Speedway hits near record earnings of $239M The money raised will benefit the Children’s Miracle Hospital Network. The Enon-based company has raised more than $90 million for the hospital...
2 new stores to open in heart of Oakwood next week

2 new stores to open in heart of Oakwood next week

Two new stores will open on Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood next week. The Oakwood Candy Shoppe will celebrate its grand opening on Aug. 22 at 2541 Far Hills Ave. in Oakwood. The store will open next to the Avalon Hair & Color Studio. Owner Katherine Wright, a Kettering resident, said the candy shop will have old-fashioned candy, special sodas and sparkling ciders. » RELATED: After tremendous personal...
Ohio’s jobless rate grows

Ohio’s jobless rate grows

Ohio’s unemployment rate edged up last month to 5.2 percent, up from 5 percent in June, as the number of unemployed people outpaced the number of people who won new jobs. In its monthly report released Friday, the state said its non-agricultural wage and salary employment rose 1,600 over the month, from a revised 5,536,500 in June to 5,538,100 in July. But the number of workers unemployed in...
Workplace incivility, aggression impacts more than half of US workers

Workplace incivility, aggression impacts more than half of US workers

What’s causing so much unhappiness at work for more than half of American workers? Incivility in the workplace, according to a new study. Nearly 55 percent of workers say they’ve faced “unpleasant or potentially hazardous” conditions at work, according to a new study by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. The study of more than...
What’s the weather forecast for Monday’s solar eclipse?

What’s the weather forecast for Monday’s solar eclipse?

The Great American Solar Eclipse will take place August 21st, with the Miami Valley enjoying a partial eclipse with about 89% of the sun eclipsed. The viewing will begin around 1 p.m. with the max eclipse around 2:28 p.m. This means plenty of people will be outside during the peak heating hours of the day. Make sure you DO NOT look directly at the sun even for a few seconds unless you have ISO compliant...
Clark County strays, lost dogs won’t go to Dayton shelter

Clark County strays, lost dogs won’t go to Dayton shelter

Clark County won’t send strays and runaway dogs to a shelter in Dayton, according to Clark County commissioners. The commissioners said in a news release that they’re seeking a new place for dogs picked up by the Clark County dog wardens. “The county is in the process of obtaining a facility suitable to house the county dogs,” the release says. “Impounded dogs will not...
New restaurant sets opening date in former Max & Erma’s in Beavercreek

New restaurant sets opening date in former Max & Erma’s in Beavercreek

The former Max & Erma’s restaurant in front of the Mall at Fairfield Commons will be reborn in about six weeks with a new name and a new concept. Construction is on track for a projected opening date of Oct. 2 for the new MacKenzie River Pizza Grill Pub, a spokesman for the restaurant chain and a spokeswoman for the Fairfield Commons mall told this news outlet Thursday. The Max & Erma&rsquo...
Near record freshman class enrolls at Witt, major Springfield employer

Near record freshman class enrolls at Witt, major Springfield employer

Wittenberg University received a near record enrollment for the upcoming school year as students moved in on Thursday. Close to 1,800 students will attend the liberal arts college, new President Mike Frandsen said. That includes 588 students in the 2021 graduating class. That includes freshmen and transfer students. RELATED: New Wittenberg president wants stronger ties with Springfield Wittenberg...
Clark County council votes against merging 2 clerk of courts offices

Clark County council votes against merging 2 clerk of courts offices

The Clark County Criminal Justice Council voted to no longer examine consolidating two local clerk of courts offices, due at least in part due to the cost to combine computer systems. Council members also questioned the Chamber of Greater Springfield’s motivation for asking local government leaders to move forward with the consolidation. The majority of council members voted in favor of ending...
What’s a degree worth? Area college grads question the cost

What’s a degree worth? Area college grads question the cost

Studies show college graduates earn more than those without a degree, but you won’t convince Megan Abell of the value of her advanced education. After graduating with an associate’s degree in fashion merchandising and $85,000 in loan debt from a now defunct institution in Cincinnati, the 28-year-old Kettering resident is working at a local hospital gift shop and making around $22,000 per...
$7M behind push to make Ohio landing site for drone work

$7M behind push to make Ohio landing site for drone work

More than three years since Ohio was snubbed in a bid for a coveted federally designated drone test site, officials have targeted a renewed push to make the region a leading hot spot to test and build future unmanned aerial technology. Advocates want Ohio to be the test site of “Jetsons-like” personal air vehicles by 2022. They also want a stake in the development of package delivery drones...
Few showers Saturday; heating up for Monday’s solar eclipse

Few showers Saturday; heating up for Monday’s solar eclipse

Partly cloudy skies and comfortable conditions are expected through the evening with temperatures falling into the 70s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Quiet and comfortable evening A few showers around early Saturday Heating up for Monday solar eclipse Overnight: Clouds increase with a few showers possible to the northwest by sunrise. Lows will be in the middle 60s. ...
WPAFB Friday Forecast: Breezy with lower humidity

WPAFB Friday Forecast: Breezy with lower humidity

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The day starts mild and muggy with temperatures in the 70s through the morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. A quiet afternoon is expected at the base under partly sunny skies. Highs will reach into the lower to middle 80s. Humidity will drop throughout the day. It will be a bit breezy for the afternoon with winds out of the southwest up...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Christian Frederick Bechtold, 53, of Upper Arlington, OVI amended to lanes of travel, guilty, fined $100. Anthony Ray Brown, 33, of 330 S. Belmont Ave., OVI, guilty, 180 days jail with 170 days suspended, 12 months probation, 24 months driver’s license suspension, 90 day immobilization, fined $525; OVI, speed, no seat belt, dismissed; drug abuse marijuana, dismissed...
Car flips over guardrail on I-70W in Clark County

Car flips over guardrail on I-70W in Clark County

A car flipped over a guardrail tonight on Interstate 70 in Springfield Twp. The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Springfield Post is investigating the crash. It is not clear whether there were any injuries, a dispatcher said. The crash did not close the highway. A car reportedly flipped over a guardrail tonight on Interstate 70 in Clark County. The crash was reported around 9:45 p.m. in the westbound...
Third organization joins charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

Third organization joins charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

Three major philanthropic organizations said Thursday they are pulling their events from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, with one already in discussions to move its 2018 fundraiser to another A-list oceanfront setting. Thursday afternoon, the Cleveland Clinic and American Cancer Society announced they were leaving the president’s Palm Beach estate. Late Thursday, the...
Springfield groups partner on marriage programs after grants end

Springfield groups partner on marriage programs after grants end

The Marriage Resource Center and Citi Lookout have recently partnered together to keep the center available to the public. The Marriage Resource Center launched in 2004 to address high divorce rates in Clark County. The group’s mission is to provide relationship and marriage education resources that build strong families and strong futures. It received two separate federal grants between 2006...
2 injured when pickup truck-and-trailer crash off I-675 South in Fairborn

2 injured when pickup truck-and-trailer crash off I-675 South in Fairborn

Two people are recovering this morning after their pickup truck, which was hauling a trailer, crashed off the right side of I-675 South, near Ohio 444, in Fairborn Thursday evening. Both people in the vehicle were taken to Soin Medical Center. >> Check latest traffic conditions on our traffic map.  Sgt. John Chesser, Ohio Highway Patrol, said the truck went off the right side of the...
Springfield police unsure why woman killed on U.S. 40 was in roadway

Springfield police unsure why woman killed on U.S. 40 was in roadway

Springfield police say it’s unknown why the woman struck and killed on U.S. 40 on Wednesday night was outside of her car and standing in the roadway. Elizabeth S. Brightman, 41, of Columbus was standing about two feet in the roadway on Wednesday night, according to Springfield Police Sgt. Brett Bauer. She was just outside the open driver side rear door of her 2003 Toyota, which was parked on...
Dayton chief could face discipline for stolen gun

Dayton chief could face discipline for stolen gun

Dayton’s police chief could face discipline and be on the hook for the cost of a new gun if carelessness or negligence is determined during an administrative investigation into the firearm’s theft, according to police policies reviewed by the Dayton Daily News. Chief Richard Biehl’s Glock 30 .45-caliber pistol was stolen sometime between 6:10 p.m. July 26 and 8 a.m. July 27, according...
Springfield teen takes silver at world youth reining championship

Springfield teen takes silver at world youth reining championship

A 14-year-old Shawnee Middle School student recently won a team silver medal in reining at the world championship. Sam Flarida, son of Michele and Shawn Flarida, traveled to Switzerland to compete on the Platinum Performance U.S. Junior Team for the 2017 SVAG FEI World Reining Championship. On the youth team, Flarida helped the U.S. nab the silver medal and as an individual, placed 10th overall. &ldquo...
Signature issue: Attorney questions legality of grand juror’s autograph

Signature issue: Attorney questions legality of grand juror’s autograph

The defense attorney of a woman indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend is challenging the validity of the grand jury foreman’s signature, according to a motion filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Judge Dennis Langer ruled Thursday that a hearing on defense’s motion to dismiss the indictment be held either Sept. 20 or Sept. 29, depending on whether...
Former Children’s doctor indicted on sex charge arrested in D.C. 

Former Children’s doctor indicted on sex charge arrested in D.C. 

Arun Aggarwal was arrested Friday after attempting to flee the country according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. Aggarwal was arrested in Washington D.C.  after flying from Cleveland to Dulles International Airport in an attempt to catch a connecting flight to India.  Aggarwal is currently at the Loudoun County detention center where he will remain in custody until he...
Springfield police, deputies to up patrols looking for drunk drivers

Springfield police, deputies to up patrols looking for drunk drivers

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Springfield Police Division will begin extra patrols as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, starting Friday, Aug. 18, and lasting through Sept. 3. The campaign will focus on the enforcement of impaired motor vehicles, speeding violations and seat belt violations. Police officers and deputies will enforce a zero tolerance policy...
NEW DETAILS: Program launched by feds to battle local opioid epidemic

NEW DETAILS: Program launched by feds to battle local opioid epidemic

Tens of millions of dollars are spent in Montgomery County each year trying to rid the streets of drugs — and failing that — preventing opioid use and treating those addicted only to see overdose deaths climb. Now the federal Drug Enforcement Administration wants to see if another $500,000 spent primarily on relationship building, community outreach and public service announcements might...
County reaches $375K settlement with pepper-sprayed inmate

County reaches $375K settlement with pepper-sprayed inmate

UPDATED@3:19 p.m.: The settlement in the Amber Swink civil lawsuit against Montgomery County was settled for $375,000, according to Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. EARLIER: A woman who was pepper sprayed by a corrections officer while strapped into a restraint chair at the Montgomery County jail has settled her lawsuit against the county, according to federal court records. Amber Swink,...
NEW: A third organization joins charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

NEW: A third organization joins charities leaving Mar-a-Lago

Three major philanthropic organizations said Thursday they are pulling their events from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, with one already in discussions to move its 2018 fundraiser to another A-list oceanfront setting. Thursday afternoon, the Cleveland Clinic and American Cancer Society announced they were leaving the president’s Palm Beach estate. » COMPLETE COVERAGE:...
Before you watch eclipse: See what local eye doctors are warning

Before you watch eclipse: See what local eye doctors are warning

You don’t want to miss the eclipse. But you also don’t want to look too closely. As enthusiasm builds for the first total solar eclipse in more than 100 years on Monday, local eye doctors are warning residents in the Dayton area to avoid direct eye contact with the eclipse or risk permanent retina damage. The solar eclipse will have a 70-mile wide path that will have a brief total eclipse...
Student debt by Ohio colleges: What’s really going on

Student debt by Ohio colleges: What’s really going on

Around two-thirds of all 2015 Ohio college graduates have student loan debt. In Ohio, students who take out loans graduate with around $30,239 on average in debt, according to a report from the Institute for College Access and Success. At both Wright State University and the University of Dayton though, students with loans owed more than the state average. RELATED: In their words: Local college grads...
Hey Connecticut, Back off first flight claims: Ohio was first

Hey Connecticut, Back off first flight claims: Ohio was first

The war between Ohio and Connecticut over who was first in flight has heated up again with both sides claiming pioneering aviators in their home state claim the title. Ohio Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, is scheduled Friday to trek to Huffman Prairie Flying Field where Orville and Wilbur Wright perfected the airplane to present a proclamation declaring the Dayton duo first to fly in powered flight...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0452 - Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC, v. Theresa A. Howland, 4311 Tritle Trl., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $102,997. CURRENT BUSINESS JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, v. Alice F. Hittepole, et al., judgment vacated, case dismissed. State of Ohio v. Shane Lee Howard, convicted of two counts passing bad checks, 12 months prison each count to be served consecutively...
Xenia Twp. trustees approve Kil-Kare rezoning request 

Xenia Twp. trustees approve Kil-Kare rezoning request 

UPDATE @ 9:26 p.m.:  Xenia Twp. trustees have voted to allow a rezoning request for land near Kil-Kare Speedway and Drag Strip. The vote was 2-1.  Trustee Susan Spradin was the dissenting vote.  David Reed, Dayton attorney for Nutter Enterprises, which opposed the zoning change, said he and his client are determining their next steps.  RELATED: Disputed Kil-Kare decision delayed...
What happened when the Ku Klux Klan came to Springfield 23 years ago?

What happened when the Ku Klux Klan came to Springfield 23 years ago?

The Ku Klux Klan propelled Springfield into the national spotlight in March 1994 when it held a rally in front of the Clark County Common Pleas Court. The Springfield News-Sun’s headline of the event read: “They came, they shouted, they left.” Earlier this week, Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland spoke out about the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., that saw three people die...
It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio: 5 things you need to know

It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio: 5 things you need to know

The end of spring doesn’t mean your allergy struggles are over. Southwest Ohio is gearing up for another season of high pollen. Ragweed allergen levels will be high, starting this week and could continue to be a problem for allergy sufferers until mid-October, according to local allergy experts. Pollen counts in the Miami Valley will be higher this week, and top allergens include ragweed, grasses...
New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

New store opens at The Greene in Beavercreek

A new puzzle shop has opened at The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek. Puzzle Plus, a family-owned puzzle store, sells jigsaws, brain teasers, puzzle books and games. The store carries games and puzzles for all ages and skill levels. The puzzle store opened in 1995 in Beavercreek, but just moved to a new location at The Greene at 4465 Glengarry Drive. That’s next to Tilly’s and across...
Deputy's quick action saves K-9 partner

Deputy's quick action saves K-9 partner

Quick action by a Martin County deputy likely saved the life of his partner, a 5-year-old K-9 officer named Kaspar, according to the sheriff's office. When Deputy Ron Manganiello noticed that Kaspar was suffering from serious internal distress today, he rushed the dog to a veterinarian. Kaspar underwent immediate surgery, which revealed a large tumor on his liver. The tumor had ruptured, causing internal...
How to photograph the solar eclipse with your smartphone

How to photograph the solar eclipse with your smartphone

Many who hope to capture the eclipse Monday using their professional digital cameras have been warned to protect their camera lenses with proper solar filters. But what about smartphones? Here are some general guidelines for taking successful smartphone photos of the solar eclipse. Use a tripod or rest your smartphone on a stable surface to avoid shaking. Make manual adjustments. Focus on the eclipse...
NFL coach says he will not stop his players from protesting national anthem

NFL coach says he will not stop his players from protesting national anthem

New York Jets coach Todd Bowles will not stand in the way of any of his players protesting during the national anthem. No Jets players have indicated that they would opt to not stand during the performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick did last season. But Bowles made it clear that those actions would be each player’s prerogative...
Shannen Doherty shares heartfelt message about doctor who saved her life

Shannen Doherty shares heartfelt message about doctor who saved her life

Shannen Doherty continues to be an inspiration to us all as she looks on the bright side of her cancer battle. This week, the actress took to Instagram to point out one good thing that came out of her breast cancer diagnosis: meeting Dr. Lawrence Piro. Doherty shared a touching message about the man she never would have met if she hadn’t developed the disease and wished him the happiest of...
Golden retriever digs up $85,000 worth of hard drugs in the backyard

Golden retriever digs up $85,000 worth of hard drugs in the backyard

A family in Yamhill County, Oregon, has discovered that their pet golden retriever is actually an amateur drug-sniffing dog with a pretty incredible nose. When 18-month-old Kenyon started digging in the backyard, they thought he’d found a time capsule but the pup was on to something much nastier — black tar heroin. Kenyon discovered a gold mine of the drugs — around $85,000 worth...
Man warns ‘don’t take a chance with your eyes’ after eclipse-watching burned a hole in his retina

Man warns ‘don’t take a chance with your eyes’ after eclipse-watching burned a hole in his retina

If you’re thinking of watching the solar eclipse without the necessary eye gear, think again. One 71-year-old man is issuing a warning after burning one of his eyes more than 50 years ago. In 1962, Lou Tomososki was excited to witness the eclipse after learning about it from his science teacher.  That afternoon, he stood outside, and looked up with just his right eye. As the moon moved...
More charges for Ohio suspect in Charlottesville attack

More charges for Ohio suspect in Charlottesville attack

Five more felony charges were filed today against James Alex Fields Jr., the suspect in the Charlottesville car-ramming that killed one and injured more than 30. The Charlottesville Police Department said the new charges include three counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of malicious wounding, CBS affiliate newsplex.com reported. The additional charges are related to victims who...
Florida hunters capture 12-foot gator days after 11-foot catch

Florida hunters capture 12-foot gator days after 11-foot catch

Four Florida hunters struggled to take down an 11-foot, 375-pound gator after a three-hour fight. Nick Naylor, John Booker, Kenny Way and Casey Shields began battling the massive gator beginning late Tuesday night and ended up with it under their control by Wednesday morning, according to the Pensacola News Journal. They used a 40-pound test from a spinning reel to capture the animal, which was...
Mother flees with child after carjacker tries to pull her from her car

Mother flees with child after carjacker tries to pull her from her car

A mother, fearing for her and her daughter’s life, jumped a curb while fleeing from a carjacker. The victim said she was getting gas from a Texaco station when a small red Toyota pulled onto the parking lot. Officers said the man in the red Toyota approached her truck and asked for a ride down the street. The victim said no, because she had her child in the car. So, the suspect walked away...
Man fatally shoots AAA worker over long response time, police say

Man fatally shoots AAA worker over long response time, police say

Surveillance video recently released by police captures the moment a Miami man shot and killed a AAA contract worker in July.  Jesus Esquivel, 63, confessed to fatally shooting the man over the amount of time it took for AAA to get him assistance, the Miami Herald reports.  In a video taken across the street from his Kendall home, a man, believed to be Esquivel, is seen walking...
Man pours coffee on controversial 'InfoWars' host Alex Jones

Man pours coffee on controversial 'InfoWars' host Alex Jones

Alex Jones, a radio host of “InfoWars” and conspiracy theorist who has alleged the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, took to the streets of Seattle this week. Videos on Facebook and Twitter show Jones walking around downtown and talking to people on the sidewalk about recent events surrounding President Donald Trump. Some people ignored Jones’ provocative questions while others...
Boy, 2, chokes to death on grape at grocery store

Boy, 2, chokes to death on grape at grocery store

A toddler choked to death on a grape at a grocery store after his mother was unable to perform CPR. Mother Emma Carver did not notice her son Ayyan Umar, 2, had eaten some grapes until she heard him making choking sounds last week. “I started banging on him,” mother Emma Carver told WXYZ. “But it wasn't getting it out, so it had to be lodged.” One shopper called 911 while...
Six Flags will now only fly American flag, report says

Six Flags will now only fly American flag, report says

From now on, only one flag will fly over Six Flags amusement parks. Six Flags Over Texas park officials confirmed that the six different flags that had previously flown over the park, including the Confederate States of America flag, will be replaced by six American flags, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.  “We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus...
76-year-old woman thanks police officers for mowing her lawn when her mower was stolen

76-year-old woman thanks police officers for mowing her lawn when her mower was stolen

A 76-year-old woman is thanking her local Police Department for taking care of her lawn after someone stole her mower. Officer Garrett Fontanez was patrolling a Knoxville, Tennessee neighborhood when 76-year-old Betty Brown flagged down his patrol car. She explained to the officer that someone stole her push mower, and she was wondering where she could find someone to help her mow her lawn, WBIR...
What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody's talking about?

What is the cool solar eclipse catchphrase everybody's talking about?

Keep your umbra, penumbra and antumbra, your shadow bands and Baily’s Beads, too. When it comes to contagious catchphrases that have become part of the dialogue during this season of eclipse fever, the best has to be “The Path of Totality.” We just can’t shut up about it. It’s like we’ve become a nation of overnight astrophysicists. For the eclipse-challenged...
19 things you never knew about the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage

19 things you never knew about the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage

Ninety-seven years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the constitution was ratified, mandating full suffrage for women in all states. The amendment states that the right of citizens to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Here are 19 things to know about the 19th Amendment, ratified on Aug. 18, 1920: The struggle for women&rsquo...
Towing company under fire, accused of gouging customers

Towing company under fire, accused of gouging customers

A man accused of gouging customers for thousands of dollars is now facing a civil lawsuit after criminal charges were withdrawn by the District Attorney Thursday. Brian Haenze, the owner Tag Towing and Collision, learned in court Thursday that Liberty Mutual Insurance is coming after him. “They’ve tried to sue civilly before,” Haenze told Channel 11. “It’s completely...
Dozens of Joe's Crab Shack restaurants abruptly close

Dozens of Joe's Crab Shack restaurants abruptly close

Dozens of Joe’s Crab Shack locations across the United States abruptly closed without warning amidst its parent company’s bankruptcy proceedings. Calls to a location in Duluth, Georgia, went unanswered Thursday afternoon, and restaurant review site Yelp deemed it closed based on user feedback. The Gwinnett site is also not listed on the company’s website. The Duluth location...
How will your pets react to the solar eclipse?

How will your pets react to the solar eclipse?

The Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse to stretch coast to coast in the continental United States in 99 years. Humans are expected to react with amazement when the thin path of totality, or total eclipse, passes through portions of 14 states, but what about their pets? Dogs and cats will be affected by the eclipse much less than wildlife, according...
How ‘Bad Boys’ became the ‘Cops’ theme song — and a youth anthem

How ‘Bad Boys’ became the ‘Cops’ theme song — and a youth anthem

You know the song. Everyone knows the song — and that’s in large part thanks to “Cops,” which has aired more than 1,000 episodes to date and is celebrating that milestone with a special Monday on Spike. Florida-based reggae group Inner Circle first released “Bad Boys” in 1987 before “Cops,” creator John Langley discovered it...
DA: Mom didn’t report molestation due to 'hectic' schedule

DA: Mom didn’t report molestation due to 'hectic' schedule

A Georgia mother didn’t tell police that her boyfriend sexually abused her 6-year-old daughter because of her “hectic work schedule,” the Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office said. The boyfriend, Damylo Morrow, was convicted Thursday of sexual battery and acquitted of child molestation after a three-day trial. The mother pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree cruelty...
9/11 first responder father, son die months apart of cancer

9/11 first responder father, son die months apart of cancer

Fifteen years after the horrific attacks and aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a father and son have succumbed to cancer within months of each other. Their deaths are being attributed to cancer that has been tied to ground zero, CNN reported. Robert Alexander, 43, died this week. His father Raymond Alexander, 76, died nine months ago. >> Read more trending news Raymond Alexander was...
Man accelerates to cross rising drawbridge, lands safely on other side

Man accelerates to cross rising drawbridge, lands safely on other side

A man driving to Cape May with his family had to accelerate when a drawbridge abruptly starting rising beneath their vehicle, police said. Terence Naphys was driving with his wife, daughter and her friend when the Middle Thorofare Bridge lifted three to six feet as their RAV4 crossed, according to WRC. So Naphys accelerated and jumped the gap. "It's scary what's going through your...
Yawkey Way name change proposed; Sox owner 'haunted' by legacy

Yawkey Way name change proposed; Sox owner 'haunted' by legacy

The Red Sox ownership team has initiated an effort to rename Yawkey Way. The road, which passes in front of Fenway Park, is named for former team owner Tom Yawkey, who bought the Red Sox in 1933 and owned it until his death in 1976. In 1947, during Yawkey’s tenure, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American Major League Baseball player. Twelve years later, the Red Sox became the last...
Steve Bannon out as White House strategist

Steve Bannon out as White House strategist

Almost exactly one year after Steve Bannon left his position as executive chair of the conservative website Breitbart News in favor of joining Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the 63-year-old is leaving the White House. The White House confirmed in a statement that Friday would be Bannon’s last day as part of the administration.
Teen who received heart transplant dies on first day of school

Teen who received heart transplant dies on first day of school

A teen, who was supposed to be celebrating with his family on the first day of school, died an hour after he posed for the traditional first day of school photo. Peyton West, 13, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had three open-heart surgeries by the time he was 5, WCPO reported. In March 2017, he had a heart transplant. After worrying about health setbacks and potential...
Teen accused of fatally stabbing mother’s abuser won’t face charges, prosecutors say

Teen accused of fatally stabbing mother’s abuser won’t face charges, prosecutors say

A teenager who fatally stabbed his mother’s abuser with a pair of scissors will likely not face charges, prosecutors said. The evidence and circumstances “seems like a valid case of self-defense,” Chief Deputy Prosecutor Zach Craig told The Star Press. “We don’t anticipate filing charges.” The man, who was the mother’s boyfriend, was physically abusing...
Why so many people are talking about sheet cakes today

Why so many people are talking about sheet cakes today

Tina Fey doesn't want "any more good people to get hurt" at planned rallies and protests from far-right groups. So, she has jokingly offered an alternative to attending these gatherings, a practice she calls "sheet caking."           "I would urge people this Saturday, instead of participating in the screaming matches...
Drunken driver hits 17 cars trying to park, troopers say

Drunken driver hits 17 cars trying to park, troopers say

An Orlando man is accused of being drunk when he slammed into 17 parked vehicles in eight different crashes, troopers said. Tony Futch, 25, was trying to park his car Friday at 4 a.m. at the Gate Apartments in Davenport, troopers said. Troopers said Futch drove his 2003 Blue Chevy Blazer into 17 parked vehicles in eight different crashes while he tried to park his car. He refused a Breathalyzer for...
Atlas V rocket carrying NASA communications satellite launches

Atlas V rocket carrying NASA communications satellite launches

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasted off Friday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket delivered into space the TDRS-M communications and data relay satellite for NASA. The satellite, which was built by Boeing, will allow scientists, engineers and control room staff to access data for missions such as the Hubble Space Telescope and the International Space Station. Visitor...
‘Twin Peaks’ actor arrested, accused of beating woman with baseball bat

‘Twin Peaks’ actor arrested, accused of beating woman with baseball bat

An actor who appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks: The Return” has been arrested on a charge of attempted second degree murder after allegedly beating a woman with a baseball bat. According to a press release from the Spokane, Washington, police department, officers responded to a call from a local business around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday for an alleged assault. The call said a man...
Investigators discover true identity for NH serial killer, seek more tips

Investigators discover true identity for NH serial killer, seek more tips

A serial killer known by the FBI under several aliases, and who died in prison in 2010, has finally been identified, according to the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office. The man believed to be responsible for at least 6 deaths was referred to by the FBI as Robert ‘Bob’ Evans, but has been identified as Terry Peder Rasmussen. Police say Rasmussen was born in 1943 in Denver, Colorado...
Woman still searching for a cure after 3 years with unexplained pain

Woman still searching for a cure after 3 years with unexplained pain

It’s been three years since a local woman began noticing unexplained symptoms that caused her to eventually need constant cold packs, but she’s no closer to finding answers. Paula Corey has a disorder called Erythromelalgia, a medical term that comes from the Greek word for “red burning limb.” “They've got unexplained burning pain... they have redness... and the pain...
Sheriffs honor Texas couple who rescued abandoned baby

Sheriffs honor Texas couple who rescued abandoned baby

A Texas couple who discovered a newborn baby last Thursday was honored by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, KTRK reported. >> Read more trending newsAlbert Peterson and his wife, Sherry Ann, were awarded the "Civilian Lifesaving Award."Albert Peterson said he was headed to work when he heard faint noises from a flowerbed in his apartment complex. He saw the baby girl with her...
Rep. Nancy Pelosi calls for Confederate statues removal from Capitol

Rep. Nancy Pelosi calls for Confederate statues removal from Capitol

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants to continue the effort to remove Confederate statues from the halls of Congress. Pelosi said in a statement Thursday that, “The Confederate statues in the halls of congress have always been reprehensible. If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy, I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the...
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