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Kids get muddy during cow cleaning contest at Clark County Fair

Clark County kids showed Thursday they aren’t afraid to get muddy during the fair’s dairy grooming contest. Past winners, also known as mudders, covered contestant’s cows with mud Thursday and teams of two had just 30 minutes to get their cow as clean as possible. The kids were judged by how clean their animal was at the end of the contest and also how well they worked together as...


3 indicted in Springfield on sex with a minor allegations

3 indicted in Springfield on sex with a minor allegations

Three people have been indicted in connection with a teen who allegedly was impregnated by a now 25-year-old Springfield man. Michael Aldridge, 25, is accused of having sex with a minor when she was 14. He was indicted this week by a Clark County Grand Jury on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. DETAILS: Police: Urbana man beat cat nearly to death, claimed it was a raccoon Wayne Roth...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Patrick D. Shediack Jr., 40, of 2111 Hillside Ave., weapons under disability, firearms in motor vehicle, possession of drugs, dismissed. Donald Lee Burry Jr., 41, of 1701 Morgan St., felonious assault, abduction, two counts domestic violence, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Brett M. Cox, 26, of 1112 Hillcrest Ave., domestic violence, assault, dismissed. Christopher...
UD wants lawsuit tossed from ex-player suspended for sexual misconduct

UD wants lawsuit tossed from ex-player suspended for sexual misconduct

University of Dayton attorneys want a federal judge to toss a lawsuit from an ex-football player who said he was suspended for two years after being falsely accused of violating the university’s sexual misconduct rules. “John Doe” alleged a Title IX violation in Dayton’s U.S. District Court, saying that the suspension was gender biased, the school didn’t consider the...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0411 - The Peoples Savings Bank, Urbana, v. Carol L. Davis, 2032 Morgan St., et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 920 N. Burnett Road for $38,643. 17-CV-0412 - Charles Feltner, Carlisle, v. State Farm, c/o Sue Cottle, Mid-American Auto Claims, Atlanta, Ga., complaint in excess of $25,000 for damages and injuries suffered in two auto accidents...
Ohio State Fair accident: Maker shuts down ride worldwide

Ohio State Fair accident: Maker shuts down ride worldwide

The Ohio State Fair ride that flung riders off a mechanical arm and killed a rider Wednesday evening passed a standard Department of Agriculture inspection that morning. The Fire Ball ride, operated by Amusements of America, also passed a daily inspection and maintenance  inspection before the accident, which also injured seven people, according to the records obtained by this news organization...
Police: Urbana man beat cat nearly to death, claimed it was a raccoon

Police: Urbana man beat cat nearly to death, claimed it was a raccoon

An Urbana man has been charged with cruelty to animals after police alleged he beat a cat so badly officers had to shoot it to stop its suffering. The pet’s owner, Rhiannon Brown, said the situation has made her uneasy and worried for her other animals. It was her daughter’s cat, Tate, that died. “I was shocked,” she said. “Shocked.” Darius Bledsoe, 69, is scheduled...
Warren County buried baby case: 7 things we know now

Warren County buried baby case: 7 things we know now

Here are seven things we have learned in the investigation of Brooke Skylar Richardson, the 18-year-old woman whose baby’s remains were found buried in the backyard of her home July 14. Richardson, a cheerleader who graduated this year from Carlisle High School, faces one count of reckless homicide. 1. Coroner can’t determine sex of baby. Warren County Coroner Dr. Russell Uptegrove said...
Want a free cheese coney today? Here’s how to get one

Want a free cheese coney today? Here’s how to get one

Gold Star Chili will give away free cheese coneys for National Chili Dog Day today. The Cincinnati-based chili chain is offering a free cheese coney with the purchase of any regular sized drink. The offer is available at every Gold Star restaurant in Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Somerset and Ashland. » RELATED: Oakwood’s iconic toy store to remain open under new ownership “What...
Longtime Springfield business looking to reach new customers

Longtime Springfield business looking to reach new customers

Ohio Coin has provided its customers in Springfield with collectible items like rare coins and baseball cards for more than 40 years and now wants to boost its image locally and online. Co-owners Bruce Smith and Steve Stuckey have managed the business together since 2014, even while each managed full-time jobs over that time. Smith also serves as executive vice president of First Diversity Staffing...
Restaurant lawsuit pitting mother against son takes a new turn

Restaurant lawsuit pitting mother against son takes a new turn

The Tipp City restaurant lawsuit that pits mother against son will proceed with some new faces in the courtroom. Nicholas Hoover, the current owner of Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City, has hired new attorneys after his mother, Betty Peachey, who founded the restaurant, asked a Miami County Common Pleas judge to remove his original attorneys from the case. FIRST REPORT: Coldwater Cafe lawsuit pits mother...
Occasional showers and storms through Friday

Occasional showers and storms through Friday

Showers taper off overnight. Some breaks in the clouds are expected but patchy fog will be likely, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s. Showers taper off overnight Muggy with patchy fog possible late Sunshine, comfortable for the weekend RELATED: Sky Witness 7   Friday: There still will be a chance for passing showers and...
Ohio State Fair ride accident: How common are festival ride accidents?

Ohio State Fair ride accident: How common are festival ride accidents?

After one person was killed and seven others were injured when a ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday night, many are asking if festival and amusement park rides are safe. Amusement park and festival ride accidents in Ohio are uncommon, according to a Dayton Daily News investigation conducted last year. The only ride-related death in Ohio over the last three years happened in 2015 when...
Ohio State Fair tragedy: Ride passed inspection hours before fatal accident

Ohio State Fair tragedy: Ride passed inspection hours before fatal accident

A Dutch manufacturer has ordered ride operators worldwide to cease operations of the type of amusement park ride that killed a man and injured seven other people Wednesday at the Ohio State Fair. “In the accident a passenger-carrying gondola detached from the supporting sweep arm” of the Fire Ball, according to Albert Kroon, product manager for KMG International of The Netherlands. As...
Kids get in on old-fashioned fun at Clark County Fair

Kids get in on old-fashioned fun at Clark County Fair

Kids got to have some old-fashioned fun at the Clark County Fair on Wednesday with Kid’s Day. The Exchange Club began a version of today’s present Kid’s Day back in 1949 when they ran an orphanage. They would bring the orphans to the fair for lunch, to enjoy games and interact with the animals. MORE: Cities can turn red light cameras back on; state threatens to fight back &ldquo...
Police investigating possible OD of another toddler

Police investigating possible OD of another toddler

A third Montgomery County toddler has apparently overdosed on opioids within a 10-month span. Two have died; the condition of a Dayton two-year-old girl suspected of overdosing Tuesday and taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital is not known today. RELATED: County surpasses 2016 fatal overdose total before June Emergency responders were dispatched Tuesday to an address in the first block of Pointview...
Neighbors displaced after fire at Moorefield Twp. condos

Neighbors displaced after fire at Moorefield Twp. condos

It’s unknown when neighbors will be able to return to their homes after a fire damaged multiple condos in Moorefield Twp. Moorefield Twp. firefighters were called to the complex in the 4600 block of Reno Lane on Wednesday morning on the report of a condo fire. When they arrived they discovered the fire started in a front bedroom, Assistant Fire Chief Rick Hughes said. RELATED: Multiple apartments...
Trump to reinstate military ban on transgender people

Trump to reinstate military ban on transgender people

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants transgender people barred from serving in the U.S. military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement on Twitter would reverse the effort under President Barack Obama to open the armed services to transgender people. He did not say what would happen to transgender troops already...
Springfield families sought to host international exchange students

Springfield families sought to host international exchange students

An organization that coordinates international exchange students is looking for more Clark County families to sing up. Kelley Rogers, a representative of American Scandinavian Student Exchange — International Student Exchange and part of a family that houses an exchange student every other year, said homes are always needed so that students who want to experience America for a semester or two...
Amazon to offer jobs on the spot for two Ohio warehouses on Aug. 2

Amazon to offer jobs on the spot for two Ohio warehouses on Aug. 2

Amazon will make tens of thousands of job offers on the spot next week, including some at two Ohio warehouses. The offers are part of a nationwide, one-day job fair the online retailer is hosting in an effort to fill nearly 40,000 full-time positions and 10,000 part-time jobs, according to Amazon. People offered jobs on the spot will pack or sort boxes and help ship them to customers, the Associated...
Ohio State’s effort to trademark ‘OSU’ opposed by Oklahoma State

Ohio State’s effort to trademark ‘OSU’ opposed by Oklahoma State

Buckeye Nation is in a battle for its namesake, or at least its abbreviation. Ohio State University earlier this year filed to trademark the phrase “OSU” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, CBS Sports reports. RELATED: Even in Bearcat country, Ohio State’s influence looms large But, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, plans to file a formal notice to oppose...
Auditor: 'Imagine finding on the street a credit card with a $5 million limit?’

Auditor: 'Imagine finding on the street a credit card with a $5 million limit?’

Local governments that use credit and debit cards could be putting taxpayer money at risk because many don’t have basic policies in place to prevent theft or misuse, according to a report released Wednesday by Auditor of State Dave Yost. In a survey of more than 1,600 local government entities — from townships to school boards to large cities — almost half reported they do not have...
Bethel Twp. OKs putting 2-mill fire department levy on ballot

Bethel Twp. OKs putting 2-mill fire department levy on ballot

Bethel Twp. trustees approved putting a 2-mill levy on the November ballot to support the township’s fire department. It marks the first time in 15 years the department has asked for new tax money. Trustees voted on the issue Tuesday night, and Trustee President Nancy Brown said that no opposition was voiced at the meeting. PREVIOUS: Bethel Twp. fire dept. seeks emergency tax for $398K annually...
Want a free cheese coney tomorrow? Here’s how to get one

Want a free cheese coney tomorrow? Here’s how to get one

Gold Star Chili will give away free cheese coneys for National Chili Dog Day on Thursday. The Cincinnati-based chili chain is offering a free cheese coney with the purchase of any regular sized drink. The offer is available at every Gold Star restaurant in Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington, Somerset and Ashland. » RELATED: Oakwood’s iconic toy store to remain open under new ownership &ldquo...
Cedar Point set to announce new attraction next month

Cedar Point set to announce new attraction next month

Cedar Point has announced its plans to unveil the latest attraction that will fill the Sandusky amusement park. Officials said they will announce the new attraction, set to debut during the 2018 season, during a special event at noon on Aug. 16 in the FrontierTown section of the park, according to a news release. Last season, the park closed wooden roller coaster “Mean Streak” and...
Memphis Belle gets its guns seven decades after WWII

Memphis Belle gets its guns seven decades after WWII

Piece by piece, Air Force restorers are assembling the B-17F Memphis Belle decades since the plane dodged flak and Nazi fighter planes over the skies of Germany and France in World War II. The bomber got a double-barrelled addition Wednesday when a tail gunner’s turret with two machine guns was bolted back onto the end of the iconic plane in a National Museum of the U.S. Air Force restoration...
Doctors say Pilkington has brain damage, lawyers want confession out

Doctors say Pilkington has brain damage, lawyers want confession out

The lawyers for a Bellefontaine mom accused of killing her three sons have asked again for her confession to be thrown out based on new medical testimony that she suffers from brain damage and that alleged abuse by her now husband began at a young age. Two doctors who evaluated Brittany Pilkington say trauma and lead poisoning as a child, and a borderline low IQ impaired the now 25-year-old&rsquo...
Ohio-based retailer partnering with Canadian medical marijuana company

Ohio-based retailer partnering with Canadian medical marijuana company

Officials from a Canadian medical marijuana company say they partnered with a Columbus family known for fashion retailers American Eagle and DSW — as well as an Ohio State University sports arena — to help score some home turf advantage as they hope to grow, process and sell medical marijuana in Ohio. Schottenstein Aphria LLC is one of 185 companies seeking one of two dozen licenses the...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0379 - Merchants National Bank, 3473 E. National Road, v. Andrew D. Eberhard and Shonda F. Eberhard, 5682 Hominy Ridge Road, complaint for $38,956 due on Commercial Line of Credit Agreement and Note. 17-CV-0409 - PNC Bank, NA, v. Andrew C. Whaley, 4222 Imperial Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $76,465. 17-CV-0410 - Keith A. Lugar, Urbana, v. Ohio Bureau...
NB I-75 ramp to WB I-70 reopens after semi crash

NB I-75 ramp to WB I-70 reopens after semi crash

A UPS truck driver lost control and overturned his semi on the ramp from I-75 north to I-70 west when he became distracted while reaching for something, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Troopers said the driver was cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle and was uninjured in the crash. The wall on the ramp did have minor damage, but not enough to warrant repairs, OSP said. The driver...
Multiple apartments damaged in Clark County fire

Multiple apartments damaged in Clark County fire

At least eight apartments were damaged in a fire at a complex on Reno Lane in Moorefield Twp. this morning. Firefighters responded to the 4600 block of Reno around 9:30 a.m. and the apartments are heavily damaged from the flames. The apartments involved in the fire appeared to have been occupied and caution tape is no surrounding the impacted units of the complex. It’s not clear how many residents...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Curtis L. Chapman, 36, of 121 E. Cassilly St., aggravated menacing amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, pay costs by Aug. 28. David J. Kane, 51, of Urbana, driving under suspension OVI suspension, guilty, 180 days jail, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $250; failure to control, guilty; OVI, dismissed. Jonathan Grant Massey...
Dill pickle pretzels? Auntie Anne’s choosing next pretzel flavor

Dill pickle pretzels? Auntie Anne’s choosing next pretzel flavor

Auntie Anne’s is unveiling its newest menu item, and wants its fans to choose the next flavor. The soft pretzel franchise is asking the public to decide which salty, sweet or spicy pretzel will be available at Auntie Anne’s stores nationwide. Fans can vote now through July 30 at www.pretzelnationcreation.com. “Since Auntie Anne’s opened in 1988, we’ve been raising...
Supreme court ruling allows Springfield to turn on red light cameras

Supreme court ruling allows Springfield to turn on red light cameras

The Ohio Supreme Court declared a law restricting red light cameras unconstitutional Wednesday, a decision that will impact Springfield and 8 million drivers statewide. The court ruled 5 to 2 in case brought by Dayton that a 2015 state law restricting the use of speed and red light cameras hampered cities’ home-rule authority, which allows municipalities to pass laws to govern themselves. The...
Coroner can’t determine sex of buried Carlisle baby; hearing delayed

Coroner can’t determine sex of buried Carlisle baby; hearing delayed

Warren County’s coroner said investigators have not been able to determine the sex of the baby found buried in the backyard of a Carlisle house. The baby’s mother, 18-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson, a cheerleader who graduated this year from Carlisle High School, faces one count of reckless homicide. Warren County Coroner Dr. Russell Uptegrove said Wednesday that his office was not...
Cities can turn red light cameras back on, court rules; state threatens to fight back

Cities can turn red light cameras back on, court rules; state threatens to fight back

The Ohio Supreme Court said in a 5-2 decision issued Wednesday that the 2015 state law that makes it all but impossible for local governments to use traffic cameras is unconstitutional because it conflicts with cities’ home-rule authority. The decision impacts Ohio’s 8 million licensed drivers, gives cities the green-light to start using traffic cameras again and delivers a win to municipalities...
Owner of Key Chrysler in Xenia dies after suffering stroke

Owner of Key Chrysler in Xenia dies after suffering stroke

Friends and family are grieving after the loss of Terry Tobey, the owner of Key Chrysler in Xenia. Mr. Tobey, who lived in Beavercreek, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke, according to his family. He was 75. Terry Tobey will be remembered as a “loving, caring person” who gave back to the community and was always willing to help someone in need, said his son, Chris Tobey, who now...
Trump to announce which state gets major Apple supplier

Trump to announce which state gets major Apple supplier

3 P.M. UPDATE (ASSOCIATED PRESS): An invitation to President Donald Trump’s afternoon news conference with Wisconsin officials says electronics giant Foxconn will build a liquid-crystal display panel plant in Wisconsin. The Associated Press obtained the invitation from a person with knowledge of the Wednesday afternoon event at the White House. The person doesn’t have authorization to...
Mad River Twp. residents urge Clark County to fight mining lawsuit

Mad River Twp. residents urge Clark County to fight mining lawsuit

Mad River Twp. residents urged Clark County commissioners to fight a lawsuit filed against it in federal court by a mining company seeking to bypass a local zoning board. About 20 Mad River Twp. residents and members of the group Citizens Against Mining attended the commission meeting held at the Clark County Fair on Tuesday to speak against Enon Sand and Gravel’s planned mine. Several wore...
Wright-Patt gate relocation gets millions in federal dollars

Wright-Patt gate relocation gets millions in federal dollars

A Dayton area company has landed a $9.1 million contract to relocate a security gate at Wright-Patterson, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. Messner Construction Co. was to relocate Gate 26A off Ohio 235 near the 445th Airlift Wing complex and the main airfield. The Army Corps of Engineers, which awarded the contract, said construction was to conclude in September 2019. RELATED: Major gate...
Wright Patt researchers hunt for clues in F-35 stealth fighter issue

Wright Patt researchers hunt for clues in F-35 stealth fighter issue

The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson will hunt for answers to determine if on-board oxygen generation equipment on the nation’s newest multi-million dollar stealth fighter caused pilots to experience a loss of oxygen in flight. Researchers expected to start work today at the 711th Human Performance Wing’s $1.5 million On-Board Oxygen Generation System Laboratory to investigate...
Storms return to the Miami Valley Thursday

Storms return to the Miami Valley Thursday

Mostly clear skies are expected through the evening, but clouds and humidity will build tonight ahead of a showers and storms tomorrow, according Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Quiet, turning muggier tonight Showers and storms return Thursday Locally heavy rain possible TONIGHT: Expect increasing clouds and humidity through the night. There is a chance for a shower or storm toward...
Shop smart for back-to-school: 10 helpful tips

Shop smart for back-to-school: 10 helpful tips

Wrapping up summer and transitioning back into school or college means it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Shopping for back-to-school items can be stressful and daunting if you don’t know what to look for or how to shop for the right deals. › RELATED: Find a suitable childcare service Although necessary, back-to-school shopping can be expensive. The National Retail...
Springfield couple celebrate 73 years of marriage at Clark County Fair

Springfield couple celebrate 73 years of marriage at Clark County Fair

Larry Skeen’s frequent travel might have been the secret to a long and happy marriage. “Larry traveled so much, I was always glad to see him,” his wife, Sue Skeen said. Larry and Sue Skeen were crowned King and Queen of the Golden Wedding Anniversary Party on Tuesday at the Clark County Fair as one of the longest married couples of Clark County. The Golden Wedding Anniversary Party...
Springfield warns neighbors to be wary of unlicensed tree workers

Springfield warns neighbors to be wary of unlicensed tree workers

Springfield leaders have warned residents to look out for unlicensed tree workers after weekend storms caused damage in local neighborhoods. Early morning storms tore down trees and damaged roofs in the Northern Estates neighborhood on Saturday. A 52-year-old tree in Xena Haley’s front yard had limbs thrown from it. It had to be torn down immediately because it was a hazard, Haley said. &ldquo...
Oklahoma man cleans Tulsa streets to ‘right his wrongs’

Oklahoma man cleans Tulsa streets to ‘right his wrongs’

A homeless man in Oklahoma is cleaning the streets of Tulsa in order to “right his wrongs,” according to police. >> Read more trending news Officer Popsey Floyd posted the story about Brian Freeman, aka Cleaner, on his Facebook page Wednesday. Floyd said that officers observed a line of trash bags on a Tulsa street and tracked down Freeman on Wednesday. Freeman told an officer that...
AMA calls skinny repeal toxic

AMA calls skinny repeal toxic

The American Medical Association, the biggest organization representing U.S. doctors, blasted a “skinny repeal” option unveiled in the U.S. Senate Thursday night. “Action is needed to address problems in the individual insurance market, but the so-called ‘skinny’ bill is a toxic prescription that would make matters worse,” said David O. Barbe, the association&rsquo...
20-year-old tries to steal police car with officer still inside

20-year-old tries to steal police car with officer still inside

City police have arrested a 20-year-old man listed as a student at Eckerd College in St. Petersberg who they say tried to steal a running police car from the Fort Pierce Police Station — with the officer still inside. According to a department report, Aaron Rodriguez III told officers he tried to steal the car July 17 so he could have a ride home. He approached the passenger side of the...
Prince William completes last day on air ambulance team

Prince William completes last day on air ambulance team

Prince William had a full day of work on his last day as an air ambulance pilot. On Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge said goodbye to the career he loved so much to free up his time to devote to his royal duties. According to the royals’ official website, William reported to work for his night shift and attended the shift change briefings per usual before joining his team for a photo...
Apple discontinues iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano

Apple discontinues iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano

The era of click wheel iPods is ending. CNN reported that, following their removal from the Apple website, the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have been discontinued.  Apple said in a statement Thursday that the two devices will no longer be in production. They can still be purchased in stores. Bloomberg reported that the iPod Touch model will still be produced and will have increased data capacity...
New Tesla model due out Friday

New Tesla model due out Friday

Electric car maker Tesla is expected to launch its relatively affordable $35,000 Model 3 Friday. It’s not just another sedan, auto industry observers are saying. It’s the California automaker’s bid to boost sales and invade territory long held by General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler and others. “Tesla has much to celebrate with the delivery of the first Model 3s, but the high-profile...
Marine dog with cancer gets a hero’s goodbye

Marine dog with cancer gets a hero’s goodbye

When Cena the military service dog was reunited with his first handler, Lance Cpl. Jeffrey DeYoung, it was an emotional moment. The two had been separated for over three years without the chance to say goodbye. When Cena returned from Afghanistan, DeYoung took the dog in. On Wednesday, the Marine said goodbye to his friend who was there with him when he lost seven friends in three weeks to enemies...
Police fault Venus Williams in crash but say she won’t be cited in video from June crash

Police fault Venus Williams in crash but say she won’t be cited in video from June crash

Newly released body cam video shows a police officer telling Venus Williams she was at fault for an accident in which a man died from his injuries. “You were at fault,” a Palm Beach Gardens police officer told Williams in one of four body-camera video files police released Thursday. Officer David Dowling said he won’t ticket Williams, saying, “You just got stuck in a bad situation...
MAC to give out free lipstick for National Lipstick Day

MAC to give out free lipstick for National Lipstick Day

MAC Cosmetics is giving away free lipstick to commemorate National Lipstick Day. To snag your tube, which normally retail at about $17, show up to any MAC store or retailer such as Sephora or Ulta. Stores will be providing free full-size lipstick Saturday. “There’s no catch,” the company said in a news release, according to Teen Vogue. This isn’t the first time that the...
New garbage patch full of tiny pieces of plastic found in South Pacific

New garbage patch full of tiny pieces of plastic found in South Pacific

A huge section of the South Pacific Ocean, 1.5 times the size of Texas, is covered in tiny pieces of plastic smaller than grains of rice. A team of scientists, led by Algalita Marine Research and Education scientist Charles Moore, made the discovery during a six month expedition to the remote area.  Unlike the more well-known garbage gyre in the North Pacific, scientists had not studied the more...
Doctors want to set the record straight on ‘dry drowning'

Doctors want to set the record straight on ‘dry drowning'

You’ve probably seen articles about “dry drowning” in your Facebook feeds, but the local medical community wants to set the record straight. You can find hundreds of articles online about “dry drowning,” especially after an incident last month where doctors say a 4-year-old in Texas died. WSB-TV met Dr. Andrea Keyes, an emergency physician with Northside Hospital Cherokee...
Beheading of 88-year-old man, killing of wife remain unsolved, haunts Georgia sheriff  

Beheading of 88-year-old man, killing of wife remain unsolved, haunts Georgia sheriff  

Even the internet is baffled. On Reddit, where there are typically 10 conspiracy theories floated for every fact, only questions surface in a discussion group devoted to the grisly murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond, the elderly Eatonton couple found dead more than three years ago. For every theory, there’s a contradiction that debunks it. The lead investigator in the case, longtime Putnam...
Senate getting close to votes needed to scale back Obamacare; vote could come tonight

Senate getting close to votes needed to scale back Obamacare; vote could come tonight

Senate Republicans edged closer late Thursday to having the 51 votes they need to pass a dramatically scaled back overhaul of the 2010 health care law - one that would leave much of that law intact. The Senate plans to vote on a final package either very late Thursday or Friday morning – the finale of a dramatic week that included a press conference late Thursday where three Republican senators...
Airliner forced to land after pilots accidentally leave landing gear down for entire flight

Airliner forced to land after pilots accidentally leave landing gear down for entire flight

Two Air India pilots were grounded after they forgot to retract the landing gear on a domestic flight in India last week. According to The Times of India, an Airbus A320 carrying almost 100 passengers took off from Kolkata bound for Mumbai.  After the plane climbed to 4,000 feet, the crew would have gone through the take-off checklist which includes ensuring the landing gear had been retracted...
Luke Bryan breaks no touching rule for terminally ill fan

Luke Bryan breaks no touching rule for terminally ill fan

Country singer Luke Bryan broke his famous “no touching” rule at meet and greets for one special fan. People reported that the rule gained attention when Bryan appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016. At the time, Bryan said fans got a little too handsy with his back end at shows and meet and greets before the show. KSHB reported that before the singer’s show Friday at ...
4 local cases of mothers who killed their infant children

4 local cases of mothers who killed their infant children

The arrest of Carlisle’s Brooke Skylar Richardson after investigators found remains of an infant buried in the back yard of her Eagle Ridge Drive residence may remind others of similar infanticide cases in the area. MORE: Warren County baby burial case: 7 things we know now Richardson, 18, is charged with reckless homicide, a third-degree felony, and is free on bond. She is awaiting a preliminary...
Former high school referee pleads not guilty to rape; judge reduces bond

Former high school referee pleads not guilty to rape; judge reduces bond

TROY – A Troy man and former Ohio High School Athletic Association referee pleaded not guilty today to felony rape in Miami County Common Pleas Court. Henry A. Lucas, 52, also saw his bail reduced, as requested, following a review by Judge Christopher Gee of a bond check report ordered during the morning arraignment hearing.  Lucas is accused of sexual conduct involving a teenage girl in...
Update: Man in shark-dragging video asks for increased police patrols

Update: Man in shark-dragging video asks for increased police patrols

Update: A Florida police department is increasing its patrols at the house of a man identified by social media as appearing in the violent shark-dragging video that went viral this week. The 21-year-old’s name is being withheld by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials while the investigation is ongoing, but his personal information has been widely publicized on social media...
Teen killed at Ohio State Fair had just joined Marines

Teen killed at Ohio State Fair had just joined Marines

An 18-year-old man killed at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday had recently enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Tyler Jarrell, of Columbus, was pronounced dead at the fair after being thrown off the Fire Ball ride during a malfunction.  Seven others were injured, and at least three remain in critical condition.  Those injured are:   Tamika Dunlap, 36, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; Russell...
Teen who lied about being gang raped faces felony charges

Teen who lied about being gang raped faces felony charges

A Texas teenager is facing felony charges after she falsely claimed she was kidnapped and raped by three African-American men in March, according to reports. Breana Harmon, 19, ran into a church wearing only a shirt, bra and underwear and told witnesses she had been abducted, taken to the woods behind the church and raped by two of the men as the third held her down, the Dallas Morning...
Chipotle expands queso offering to 350 locations

Chipotle expands queso offering to 350 locations

Chipotle will begin offering queso in 350 locations, starting Aug. 1. >> Read more trending news The chain announced the expansion Wednesday. “We’ll be rolling out queso to more than 350 restaurants across markets within central and southern California and Colorado, beginning on Aug. 1,” Mark Crumpacker, Chipotle’s chief marketing officer, said. Chipotle first introduced...
Family of organ recipient attends funeral of donor who saved his life

Family of organ recipient attends funeral of donor who saved his life

A New Jersey woman whose organs were donated after her death last week had special mourners at her funeral -- the family of one of the people whose lives she saved.  Ivonne Martinez Rivera, 41, of Kearny, died July 20, several days after she suffered a brain aneurysm, according to WABC in New York. Her family, which included her husband and three children, decided to have her removed from...
Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp reportedly dating again

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp reportedly dating again

John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan are reportedly back together since breaking up over two years ago, according to a published report. Entertainment Tonight reported that the couple started dating in 2010 and broke up five years later. In a March interview with Howard Stern, Mellencamp said Ryan isn’t fond of him. “Oh, women hate me. I loved Meg Ryan,” he told Stern. &ldquo...
Teen suing CSX after train accident severed his legs

Teen suing CSX after train accident severed his legs

Jacob Ohl lost both his legs below the knee when he was run over by a train in Lilburn, Georgia, in March. Four months after he was released from the intensive care unit, Ohl is suing CSX and the operators that were allegedly running the train that hit him. Ohl, 17, filed suit in DeKalb County last week. The lawsuit claimed CSX and operators Derrick Tyrone Marshall, of Stone Mountain, and Clifton...
Man pulls car 16 feet while walking on hands

Man pulls car 16 feet while walking on hands

A Plymouth, Massachusetts, man has hand-walked his way into the Guinness Book of World Records, again.  Mark Kenny has appeared on TV numerous times to show off his unusual talent of hand-walking. >> Read more trending news  On Thursday, he strapped himself to a Mini Cooper and pulled it 16 feet while walking on his hands.  Kids and counselors with the Plymouth County Drug...
Country music mourning the passing of legendary Nashville producer Billy Joe Walker 

Country music mourning the passing of legendary Nashville producer Billy Joe Walker 

The country music community is mourning the passing of legendary producer, musician and songwriter Joe Walker Jr., who passed away earlier this week at the age of 64. According to CMT, Walker had been in poor health for some time. The native Texan was in Kerrville at the time of his passing in the early morning hours of July 25.. As a producer, Walker worked on projects for artists from the early...
FBI: Man says he killed wife on Princess Cruise ship because of her laughter

FBI: Man says he killed wife on Princess Cruise ship because of her laughter

A 39-year-old Utah woman was killed by her husband aboard a Princess Cruise ship Tuesday night because, he told authorities, she wouldn’t stop laughing at him, according to the FBI. An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday that authorities arrested a man in the case after the ship was diverted to Juneau, Alaska. He was identified by The Associated Press as Kenneth Manzanares. Authorities said the...
#FontFail as glitter turns to Hitler on tote bag

#FontFail as glitter turns to Hitler on tote bag

A Georgia company, out of Peachtree City, is saying it is sorry for a #FontFail. Quotable Life made a tote that is supposed to say, “My favorite color is glitter.” But because of the script font and layout, it appears to say, “My favorite color is Hitler,” the “Today” show reported. >> Read more trending news  Once you see it you can’t see...
67-year-old pleads guilty to rape after dentures discovered at scene

67-year-old pleads guilty to rape after dentures discovered at scene

A 67-year-old man who served time for murdering a 6-year-old has pleaded guilty to rape after his dentures were discovered at the scene.  >> Read more trending news  Thomas Maupin served time in Washington state for the 1988 murder of a 6-year-old girl. He went to Memphis after serving a 12 year prison sentence. He was twice convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes Bill Gates' place as world's richest man

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos takes Bill Gates' place as world's richest man

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, is the richest man in the world, taking the spot previously held by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes reported Thursday.  Bezos, who owns just under 80 million shares of Amazon, had a net worth of $90.6 billion when markets opened Thursday, which put him $500 million ahead of Gates, Forbes reported. Forbes said Bezos is...
June Foray, voice of Cindy Lou Who, Rocky the Flying Squirrel dies at 99

June Foray, voice of Cindy Lou Who, Rocky the Flying Squirrel dies at 99

American voice actress June Foray died Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  Best known for voicing Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale of “The Bullwinkle Show,” Foray died at the age of 99. Her good friend, Dave Nimitz, confirmed the news of Facebook shortly after her death. Foray won a Daytime Emmy Award for her work “The Garfield Show” in...
4-foot-long Nile monitor lizard living in family's Florida attic

4-foot-long Nile monitor lizard living in family's Florida attic

A Florida family discovered a 4-foot monitor lizard living in their attic earlier this week. “The thing was huge! I thought I saw a ghost or something,” Danny To, of Cape Coral, told WFTX. To told the news station that he heard scratching on the roof for about nine months. His neighbor was the first to spot the large, invasive, semi-aquatic lizard and quickly told To. Nile monitor...
Chicago experiencing baby boom 9 months after Cubs World Series win

Chicago experiencing baby boom 9 months after Cubs World Series win

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. >> Read more trending news  The celebration that came afterwards filled the streets, bars, homes and rooftops across the city, but the celebrations didn’t stop there. Approximately 38 weeks later, the result of some celebrations are being welcomed to this world. According to doctors at Advocate...
Child with double hand transplant can play baseball now

Child with double hand transplant can play baseball now

He underwent amazing surgery, all to have a normal life. Now a 10-year-old little boy is beating the odds after he had both of his hands replaced. Zion Harvey was only 8 years old when he became the youngest child to have a double hand transplant, NBC News reported in 2015. >> Read more trending news  Zion lost his arms and legs after contracting a dangerous infection when he was 2...
Joint Chiefs: Transgender policy won't change until Pentagon gets it in writing from Trump

Joint Chiefs: Transgender policy won't change until Pentagon gets it in writing from Trump

The nation’s highest ranking military officer said in a letter Thursday to top military officials that there will not be changes to the military’s transgender policy until after President Donald Trump sends direction to the Pentagon. "I know there are questions about yesterday's announcement on the transgender policy by the president," Marine Gen. Joe Dunford wrote in the message...
Coca-Cola  replacing Coke Zero with new beverage

Coca-Cola replacing Coke Zero with new beverage

Addicted to Coke Zero? You might want to make sure you get your fill of the fizzy low-calorie soft drink before it goes away. Coca-Cola announced plans Wednesday to phase out the beverage in the United States in the coming months.  But Coca-Cola won’t leave Coke Zero lovers high and dry.  The company plans to introduce Coca-Cola Zero Sugar in August. >> Read more trending...
Fire Ball rides closed in California after deadly Ohio State Fair accident

Fire Ball rides closed in California after deadly Ohio State Fair accident

Officials in California shut down Fire Ball rides at a trio of state fairs and attractions after a similar ride in Ohio malfunctioned Wednesday, killing one man and injuring several others. The swinging, spinning Fire Ball amusement park ride malfunctioned at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus on Wednesday, the opening day of the fair. Dramatic video captured by a bystander shows the ride swinging back...
Kid who was pranked by dad with birthday bat hits HR; guess who caught it

Kid who was pranked by dad with birthday bat hits HR; guess who caught it

Last year, a dad and his son went viral after Braheim Fowler thought his dad forgot his birthday. Braheim was surprised when his father gave him a bat for his birthday right before a game. Fast forward to the 2017 season, when Braheim took to the batters box and, bam, he hit a home run to deep center field with the bat he got last year from his dad, ESPN reported. What’s better is, guess who...
66-year-old runner dies after being hit by police car

66-year-old runner dies after being hit by police car

A Georgia woman hit by a police cruiser died from her injuries overnight. >> Read more trending news  Janet Pickney, 66, was running in the crosswalk at the intersection of Chamblee Tucker Road and Brown Road when she was hit Tuesday morning.  Police said a car pulled out in front of Officer Ian MacGowen, 31, who was driving on Chamblee Tucker Road in DeKalb County, causing him to...
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