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Clark County employees will see health care cost increase in 2018

More than 750 Clark County employees will see a 1-percent increase in health insurance premiums next year as part of the county’s self-insured model, leaders said. The plans will cost about $71 a month for individuals, $142 for employees plus one dependent and about $209 for a family in 2018, according to public documents. MORE: Property tax bills may go up to pay for new Clark County 9-1-1...


Wright State faculty contract negotiations stalled

Wright State faculty contract negotiations stalled

Contract negotiations between Wright State University and its faculty have stalled and union leaders said they are being asked to make big concessions for talks to continue. Wright State president Cheryl Schrader has declined to comment on ongoing talks between the administration and the WSU chapter of American Association of University professors. But, recently the chairman of Wright State&rsquo...
In rural Ohio, rivals take a knee -- for an after-game prayer

In rural Ohio, rivals take a knee -- for an after-game prayer

Before the Friday night lights dimmed last week on the latest installation of their fabled football rivalry, the St. Marys Memorial Roughriders invited the Celina Bulldogs to take a knee — for an after-game prayer. For more than a year, the Roughriders have invited every opponent to join them after the game in prayer. Each team, including the Trotwood-Madison Rams, who beat St. Marys in the...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Michaela R. Willis, 18, of 107 N. Clairmont Ave., theft, innocent, continued, public defender appointed. Aaron Bowshier, 23, of Urbana, OVI amended to disregard of safety, guilty, administrative license suspension terminated, fined $250; failure to drive on right, dismissed. Brandi N. Fenwick, 33, address unknown, theft, guilty, 30 days jail, credit for time served....
Want to go to a movie? New service available in Springfield

Want to go to a movie? New service available in Springfield

For many moviegoers, easy access to the hottest films is worth the often two-month wait for them to show up on streaming services. But for those who don’t want to wait — including in the Springfield area — they might have a subscription-based alternative now in MoviePass. RELATED: Upper Valley Mall movie theater closes after decades The company, which features both a website and...
“Women Grow” launches Ohio branch for women in marijuana industry

“Women Grow” launches Ohio branch for women in marijuana industry

An industry group that supports female marijuana growers is launching an Ohio branch as the state prepares to grant the first licenses for medical marijuana cultivators and dispensaries. “Women Grow,” a for-profit based in Denver, is holding a ticketed launch event today at 6 p.m. in Columbus. The company says its goal is to educate and empower women in the cannabis industry with...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0905 - Rebecca L. Smith, New Carlisle, v. Randy S. Denny, Cable, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DP-0906 - Lois A. Burcham, New Carlisle, v. Randy S. Denny, Cable, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DP-0907 - Karen E. Rogers, Medway, v. Randy S. Denny, Cable, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 17-DP-0910...
Wal-Mart wants to create ‘web mall’ to fend off Amazon online

Wal-Mart wants to create ‘web mall’ to fend off Amazon online

Stores have long tried to figure out a way to do battle with Amazon and Wal-Mart may have found a solution. Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is in the final stages of creating a partnership with a department store. Wal-Mart is looking to complete an online deal with department store Lord & Taylor, The Wall Street Journal reports. The deal between Wal-Mart and Lord & Taylor would...
Springfield man faces 24 charges after chase, alleged drug deals

Springfield man faces 24 charges after chase, alleged drug deals

A Springfield man with multiple warrants faces charges after he allegedly led police on a chase through Springfield and was later found in a home on Clifton Avenue. Louis R. Gibson, 29, of 314 Neosha Ave., faces more than 24 charges, including six criminal charges stemming from the chase on Tuesday evening. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $40,150...
New business to open Friday at Upper Valley Mall

New business to open Friday at Upper Valley Mall

A new business scheduled to open at the Upper Valley Mall this week will allow customers to step inside inflatable balls and play games like human pool and foosball. Bill McConaha will open Knockerball Plus in a former bingo hall across from Spencer’s Gifts on Friday, Oct. 20. The business will also host a soft opening for mall employees a day earlier. Knockerball allows customers to strap themselves...
Area farmers struggle with harvest following strange weather

Area farmers struggle with harvest following strange weather

The weather in recent weeks has been strange and difficult for area farmers. Brisk September days. Warm, humid October nights. Drought — then almost constant rain. The temperature last Sunday afternoon dropped some seven degrees in just one hour. “Harvest has slowed down significantly in the last 10 days,” said Sam Custer, educator for the Ohio State University Extension in Darke...
From sewing machines to bikes, Huffy has adapted to changing times

From sewing machines to bikes, Huffy has adapted to changing times

Huffy Corp.’s CEO says the company’s success has been its ability to adapt, evolving from a sewing machine company to a modern bike brand changing to fit an e-commerce world. Bill Smith, the chief executive of the locally-based bike brand, said only an estimated 15 percent of companies in 2020 will have been in business for 50 years or more, which makes Huffy on pace to be a rarity. &ldquo...
Plenty of sunshine as warming trend continues into weekend

Plenty of sunshine as warming trend continues into weekend

Skies will be mainly clear through the evening with temperatures falling through the 60s, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said. Clear and cool overnight Warming toward the weekend Wet and cooler early next week Overnight: There will be a few clouds during the overnight hours, but it will stay quiet with lows near 50 degrees. Some spots may dip into the upper 40s by sunrise. Friday: ...
Car gets stuck, catches fire after rear-ending semi on I-70 

Car gets stuck, catches fire after rear-ending semi on I-70 

Two people were injured when a car that rear-ended a semi on I-70 got stuck and caught fire early Thursday morning. Around 1:45 a.m., a car rear-ended the semi in the middle lane of westbound Interstate 70 near mile marker 42, trooper said. The car became stuck, and the semi dragged the car for a couple hundred feet. The semi driver was able to pull off to the right shoulder, at which point...
Watch the Orionid meteors

Watch the Orionid meteors

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness! Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run. — John Keats The Almanack Horoscope For the Second Week of Middle Fall Moon Time: The Apple Cider Moon new on October 19, reaches apogee, its position farthest from Earth on October 24. Rising in the morning and setting...
Amazon HQ2 bonanza includes Cincy/Dayton submission, other Ohio cities

Amazon HQ2 bonanza includes Cincy/Dayton submission, other Ohio cities

Dayton and Cincinnati’s combined bid for Amazon’s second headquarters will be met with fierce competition around Ohio and across the U.S. The e-commerce giant sparked a bidding war when it asked for proposals on where in North America to invest $5 billion in its second headquarters, which it said will employ up to 50,000 people and rival its current headquarters in Seattle. Submissions...
Springfield trucking firm to add up to 100 jobs, $5.2M investment

Springfield trucking firm to add up to 100 jobs, $5.2M investment

The Navistar-GM partnership in Springfield has lead a Michigan trucking company to open a new terminal in Springfield, a move that could lead to a $5.2 million investment and more than 100 jobs over three years. Wheeler Trucking, based in Flushing, Mich., recently opened its newest location at a long-vacant Ford dealership at 5600 Urbana Road next to Navistar’s manufacturing facility in Moorefield...
Need a bike? Clark County sheriff giving away dozens for free

Need a bike? Clark County sheriff giving away dozens for free

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is giving away bicycles to children and others who might need them at no cost. At the beginning of October, the office held an auction to clear out items from the property room. It sold cars, jewelry, four-wheelers, shoes, movies, game systems, games, weed eaters, leaf blowers, kitchenware and sporting equipment. Some of the items had been there for decades...
Springfield native says therapy lets son with autism’s singing shine

Springfield native says therapy lets son with autism’s singing shine

A Springfield native wants local leaders to take steps to create an environment where kids and adults with special needs can thrive. Monica Chadha Piper, a Catholic Central graduate, is aboard certified behavior analyst. Her teenage son, Shawn, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. She spoke this week to the Springfield Rotary Club about Applied Behavior Therapy, a method that she said has helped...
Amazon now offering hands-on smart home in Kohl’s stores

Amazon now offering hands-on smart home in Kohl’s stores

Kohl’s has launched new “Amazon Smart Home” experiences in 10 of its stores. The new smart home space is a “first-of-its-kind” area where customers can purchase Amazon devices, accessories and smart home devices directly from Amazon but in a Kohl’s store, according to the department store. The smart homes are 1,000 square feet each and provide a hands-on and interactive...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-DP-0885 - Angel Anthony, 1737 Columbus Road, v. Demetrius R. Castle, 2328 E. Main St., petition for civil sexually oriented offense protection order. 17-DR-0899 - Jessica Marie Boomershine, 2148 Boda St., v. Jeremy Nathan Boomershine, Catawba, complaint for divorce. CURRENT BUSINESS Robert Vaughn Reaver Jr., v. Bethany Ann Reaver, case dismissed. Steven E. Amann v....
Massive new local greenhouse to deliver produce to Dayton groceries

Massive new local greenhouse to deliver produce to Dayton groceries

Construction on a massive greenhouse that will grow produce for delivery to area groceries is starting this week. BrightFarms, Inc. is breaking ground in Wilmington this week for construction of its first greenhouse farm in Ohio, the company said Wednesday. The 120,000-square-foot farm will provide locally grown salad greens and herbs to supermarkets in the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metro areas...
Kroger making big changes to its stores: What’s really going on?

Kroger making big changes to its stores: What’s really going on?

Cincinnati-based Kroger recently announced plans to revamp around 20 to 30 percent of its 2,793 stores. As part of the “Restock Kroger” campaign, the grocery chain will try to change the customer experience at as many as 838 stores, according to the company. As a major local grocer, Kroger employs more than 8,100 associates in the Miami Valley. Kroger plans to invest $9 billion over the...
Fighter jets to simulate threat over Springfield, Dayton area

Fighter jets to simulate threat over Springfield, Dayton area

Residents in the Springfield and Dayton area might see fighter jets flying close to Civil Air Patrol aircraft from 6:30 to 9 p.m. tonight while jets from the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo conduct a test of the Aerospace Control Alert system. The purpose of the event is to exercise coordination between the Eastern Air Defense Sector, Federal Aviation Administration and 180th Fighter Wing, according...
5 big changes Kroger is bringing to area stores

5 big changes Kroger is bringing to area stores

Cincinnati-based Kroger recently announced plans to revamp around 20 to 30 percent of its 2,793 stores. As part of the “Restock Kroger” campaign, the grocery chain will try to change the customer experience at as many as 838 stores, according to the company. As a major local grocer, Kroger employs more than 8,100 associates in the Miami Valley. Kroger plans to invest $9 billion over the...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Gregory J. Bacon, 22, of 201 Rosewood Ave., criminal damaging amended to disorderly conduct, guilty, fined $100. Ryan D. Brents, 37, of 81 N. Tecumseh Road, assault amended to disorderly conduct, guilty, fined $100. Gerald Burba, 78, of 4227 Carona St., assured clear distance, dismissed. Michael A. Colvin Jr., 24, address unknown, aggravated burglary, dismissed - indicted...
Springfield double murder suspect indicted by Clark County grand jury

Springfield double murder suspect indicted by Clark County grand jury

A Springfield man accused of killing two people at an apartment complex has been indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury. Kyle X. Bonaparte, 20, faces three counts of murder and another count of tampering evidence. He was indicted by the grand jury on Monday. RELATED: Springfield man killed in shooting protecting friend, dad says Bonaparte is accused of killing Joshua Brown, 26, who died after he...
Graffiti targeting minorities, women, Muslims, Jews found at Wright State

Graffiti targeting minorities, women, Muslims, Jews found at Wright State

Restroom graffiti targeting blacks, women, gay men and women and people of the Jewish and Muslim faith was discovered at Wright State University twice in the last two weeks. The graffiti was scrawled on stalls in campus restrooms and was promptly removed, WSU chief diversity officer Matt Boaz said in an email to campus on Tuesday night. The graffiti contained racial slurs and anti-gay slurs along...
Ohio State to decide on white supremacist’s speaking request this week

Ohio State to decide on white supremacist’s speaking request this week

Ohio State University is set to make a final decision this week on whether it will allow a prominent white supremacist to speak on campus. In September, Richard Spencer, president of the white supremacist think tank the National Policy Institute, was denied space to speak on campus this fall, the university said. But, after an attorney for Spencer threatened to file a lawsuit, Ohio State officials...
State patrol follows Springfield school buses to catch violators

State patrol follows Springfield school buses to catch violators

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are following school buses in Springfield this week to catch traffic violators and ensure student safety. Stop on Red is the theme for the 2017 National Bus Safety Week. The goal of this week is to remind motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside of the school bus, according to the Ohio Department of Education. RELATED: Springfield mom worried...
Sheriff: 3rd Greenon crash death shows need for teen driver safety

Sheriff: 3rd Greenon crash death shows need for teen driver safety

The traffic deaths of three Greenon High School students in two months is tragic and highlights the need for young drivers to be careful on county roads, Clark County Sheriff Deborah Burchett said Tuesday. “When any young person loses their life, it is very heartbreaking for everyone,” she said. “Their parents, their friends. It’s heartbreaking for us.” Kenny DePhillip...
42 percent of high school seniors not at graduation bar yet

42 percent of high school seniors not at graduation bar yet

About 58 percent of current Ohio high school seniors have already met or exceeded new test score requirements for graduation, according to a presentation at Tuesday’s state school board meeting. That means 42 percent of seniors either need to score well on those tests in the next six months, or take advantage of a wide swath of new pathways to graduation — workforce readiness with a job...
Clark County residents mixed on fee to pay for new $4M 9-1-1 center

Clark County residents mixed on fee to pay for new $4M 9-1-1 center

Clark County residents had a mixed reaction to a proposal to add a $60 annual fee to property tax bills to pay for a new combined emergency dispatch center, citing concerns with costs but also believing it could save lives. The city of Springfield and Clark County have debated combining their separate dispatch centers for more than decade, with cost often one of the stumbling blocks. But local leaders...
Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

A slow warming trend is underway with above-average temperatures expected Wednesday. Temperatures of 70 degrees will return through the weekend as a massive area of high pressure slowly pushes across the eastern half off the country, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. However, a major pattern shift is underway in northwestern Canada, where colder air is building.  This colder...
Springfield Hindu Diwali celebration like all holidays rolled into 1

Springfield Hindu Diwali celebration like all holidays rolled into 1

If you could roll Christmas, Thanksgiving and Independence Day into one, it would be quite a party. There’s actually a celebration like that and all you have to say is “Happy Diwali.” The Hindu Community of Springfield will celebrate its biggest festival of the year — Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights — with the local community at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the John...
Driver in crash that killed Greenon student says he ‘fell asleep’

Driver in crash that killed Greenon student says he ‘fell asleep’

The driver in the crash that killed a Greenon High School student on Sunday can be heard saying he fell asleep on a 9-1-1 phone call placed moments after the accident. However Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. Richard Dixon said there’s no evidence to support that claim. “That’s the first time I have heard that,” Dixon told the Springfield News-Sun when asked if troopers are investigating...
Ohio needs statewide strategy to protect defense bases, leaders say

Ohio needs statewide strategy to protect defense bases, leaders say

With Pentagon leaders and some congressional lawmakers pushing for a new round of military base closures, Ohio’s spending to support military and federal installations lags behind other states, state and congressional lawmakers say. Texas and Massachusetts spend millions more dollars than Ohio, which has launched a state task force to explore how to protect installations like Wright-Patterson...
Springfield-based EF Hutton settles lawsuit over pay dispute

Springfield-based EF Hutton settles lawsuit over pay dispute

EF Hutton has settled a lawsuit filed by a former board member, ending a year-long dispute after the man claimed the company failed to pay him for his work and violated an agreement to make him president. Terms of the agreement between Dennis White and EF Hutton weren’t disclosed. Records from U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania show the case has been dismissed. The Springfield-based financial...
Suspects sentenced in Springfield shooting case

Suspects sentenced in Springfield shooting case

A Springfield man was sentenced to seven years in prison in connection to a February shooting on Florence Street. Steven Miller pleaded guilty to felonious assault and drug charges. Miller and Anthony Reynolds went to Colten Mollet’s house on Florence to steal a gun the duo sold to Mollet and that’s when police said there was a fight, where Mollet was shot in the chest. Mollet survived...
Champaign County deputies find 29 pounds of marijuana after shooting

Champaign County deputies find 29 pounds of marijuana after shooting

Gunfire triggered a series of events Tuesday that led Champaign County deputies to 29 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two handguns, according to the sheriff’s office. Donald Murnahan, 26, and Angela Easterday, 34, were arrested and face numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking. They were booked into Tri-County Jail on Tuesday. Champaign County deputies responded to a...
Speedway: Customer rearranges sign to say ‘Free Heroin w/ Speedy Rewards’ 

Speedway: Customer rearranges sign to say ‘Free Heroin w/ Speedy Rewards’ 

A Speedway customer rearranged the letters on the sign outside the store to create the “inappropriate message,” Stefanie Griffith, communications manager said. “After approximately 15 minutes, we became aware of the message and removed it immediately,” she said. Someone, possibly another customer notified the clerk about the sign, she said. The sign originally read: 3¢...
5 places to get your noodle fix in Springfield on National Pasta Day

5 places to get your noodle fix in Springfield on National Pasta Day

Oct. 17 is National Pasta Day, so it’s time to take your cheat day a little early and load up on some delicious carbs today. Here are five places where you can snag some great eats in and around the Springfield area to celebrate and keep your wallet in tact. 1. Mic’s Restaurant If you’re looking for huge portions and affordable prices, Mic’s is the place to be. Located at 2384...
Enon couple have front-row seat for Apple Butter Festival

Enon couple have front-row seat for Apple Butter Festival

Enon residents Elmer Beard and his wife, Delores, both had to take time off from work last week to get ready for a party at their place — a really, really big party. “I told them at work that I had to mow the yard to get ready for a big yard party with about 10,000 guests,” Beard said. Getting ready for the Enon Apple Butter Festival is just part of the life of this couple who live...
Loud booms heard from Wright Patt Air Force Base: What we know now

Loud booms heard from Wright Patt Air Force Base: What we know now

If you are hearing loud noises coming from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base today, you aren’t the only one. Airmen from the Explosives Ordnance Disposal, also sometimes referred to as the “bomb squad,” are conducting activities on the base today, a spokesman from the WPAFB told this news organization. There is an explosives testing field on the base that EOD personnel were scheduled...
Imagine being dead and knowing you’re dead, that’s what happened in new study

Imagine being dead and knowing you’re dead, that’s what happened in new study

Scientists may be a step closer to solving the mystery surrounding death and what happens next. New research finds a person’s brain is still active after the heart stops beating, so many people actually may be aware that they have died, according to a new report. Researchers from New York University’s Langone School of Medicine are currently conducting a study to explore how the brain...
ACLU: Oklahoma school's national anthem policy is unconstitutional

ACLU: Oklahoma school's national anthem policy is unconstitutional

The American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday that an Oklahoma school's national anthem policy is unconstitutional. The statement was released after Stuart Public Schools enacted a policy requiring all students, staff and spectators to stand for the national anthem, prohibiting any form of protest. The Hughes County school's policy was announced amid a nationwide conversation about kneeling during...
House hunters, here are 5 secrets to getting the best home loan

House hunters, here are 5 secrets to getting the best home loan

Getting a home mortgage loan is one of the most important financial commitments most people will ever make, since the terms of your loan can affect your finances in a big way for years to come. Start shopping for a loan before you actually begin looking at homes, since this lets you know where you stand and gives you greater negotiating power with sellers. Your credit score has a great effect on how...
Fugitive turns himself in, with doughnuts, after issuing challenge to police

Fugitive turns himself in, with doughnuts, after issuing challenge to police

A man made good on his promise to turn himself in to police in Michigan this week with a box of doughnuts in-hand after he challenged officers to get a Facebook post shared 1,000 times after taunting the department on social media. “You guys suck!” wrote 21-year-old Michael Zaydel, who goes by the name “Champagne Torino” on Facebook, in response to an Oct. 6 post from the Redford...
Police officer rescues kitten and raccoon found cuddling in dumpster

Police officer rescues kitten and raccoon found cuddling in dumpster

An animal control officer with the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call that could have been taken out of a Disney movie. KMBC reported that Officer Nick Powell responded to a call about an animal stuck in a dumpster in Knoxville, Tennessee. “When Officer Powell looked inside the dumpster he located two unusual companions -- a kitten and a baby raccoon -- cuddled in the corner keeping...
There’s now a Harry Potter wizarding school in Central Texas

There’s now a Harry Potter wizarding school in Central Texas

Feeling bummed about never receiving your Hogwarts letter? Well, you may be able to live out your Harry Potter dreams after all. >> Read more trending news Worthwich School’s annual Worthwich Wizarding Weekend, described as a “3-day magical retreat to Worthwich School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,” is taking place in Killeen, Texas, Oct. 27-29. And yes, it’s eerily similar...
Walmart sets its sights on shopping via virtual reality

Walmart sets its sights on shopping via virtual reality

Walmart has spent billions buying up websites like Jet.com and ModCloth, and investing in new technology as it goes head-to-head with Amazon.com. Now, the world's largest retailer is setting its sights on virtual reality. Imagine this, says Katie Finnegan, who heads Walmart's tech incubator: You need a tent for your next camping trip. If all goes to plan, you could one day virtually swoop in to your...
Critics say  Museum of Ice Cream’s plastic sprinkles pose environmental risks

Critics say Museum of Ice Cream’s plastic sprinkles pose environmental risks

Environmentalists in San Francisco and Los Angeles are concerned about the effects of one feature at local Museum of Ice Cream locations: sprinkles.  Critics say the plastic pieces are littering California streets blocks from the pop-up museums as they’re carried out on the clothes of museum visitors. The plastic material becomes litter and has the potential to end up in the water, a danger...
Georgia school fires Muslim employee who asked for time to pray, lawsuit says

Georgia school fires Muslim employee who asked for time to pray, lawsuit says

A Gwinnett County custodian was accused of falsifying her job application and then fired after asking supervisors to accommodate her prayer schedule, a federal lawsuit alleges. Penny Deams filed the lawsuit against Gwinnett County Public Schools on Monday. She previously worked at Ferguson Elementary School in Duluth, Georgia. Deams also previously filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
Driver killed in freak accident after tire flies off truck, striking car on Georgia freeway

Driver killed in freak accident after tire flies off truck, striking car on Georgia freeway

A frightening incident Thursday morning on a metro Atlanta freeway left a driver dead in a freak accident. At the height of the Thursday morning rush hour commute, a tire flew off a pickup truck traveling north on Georgia 400, and landed on the windshield of a car in the southbound lanes, killing the driver, according to police in Sandy Springs, a suburb of Atlanta. “A truck traveling north...
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship may have hit another milestone

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s relationship may have hit another milestone

Prince Harry reportedly took his girlfriend of 15 months to Buckingham Palace for a private tea with Queen Elizabeth II, according to reports. On Thursday, the Daily Mail reported that Harry and Meghan Markle arrived to the Palace in a Ford Galaxy with blacked-out windows last week. When they arrived, they were “whisked up to the Queen’s private sitting room” for a one hour-long...
Iditarod first: Sled dogs test positive for opioids 

Iditarod first: Sled dogs test positive for opioids 

Sled dogs in the world-famous Iditarod sled dog race tested positive for a banned opioid for the first time since testing of the dogs for banned substances started back in 1994. Race officials, however, are not releasing the name of the musher whose dogs tested positive for the painkiller Tramadol, according to CBS News. Dog teams were tested after the 1,000 mile trek ended in Nome, Alaska...
5 key things you should know about car insurance

5 key things you should know about car insurance

Car insurance isn't something you probably think about often, but it's an important tool in protecting your assets. It pays to learn about your policy before you need it so you can take advantage of its benefits and avoid any unpleasant surprises. Whether you're shopping for a new policy or are wondering about the specifics of your current coverage, you may be surprised by what you find. If your car...
Man killed in shooting was previously shot 10 times in six months, police say

Man killed in shooting was previously shot 10 times in six months, police say

An Alabama man gunned down outside a gas station in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon had previously been shot 10 times in a six-month period.  Antoine “Twin” Collier, 29, of Birmingham, was killed when two unidentified gunmen fired more than 40 bullets in the parking lot of an Exxon service station in the city, AL.com reported. He died on the sidewalk in front of the store. ...
Teen asks friend with Down syndrome to homecoming dance

Teen asks friend with Down syndrome to homecoming dance

A Florida teen probably has made the year for a fellow student and friend. Kyana Chevalier surprised John Zamminer with a proposal to go to homecoming. She held up a sign asking him, “Wanna have a ball with me @ homecoming?!” John who was slightly embarrassed said sure and sealed the deal with a hug, WTVT reported. >> Read more trending news John is a student with Down syndrome....
2017-18 winter weather outlook shows big temp swings

2017-18 winter weather outlook shows big temp swings

Winter is fast approaching and our Storm Center 7 team has a first look at what it could mean for the Miami Valley. Global weather patterns are hinting La Nina may develop before winter begins. This would be the biggest driver on how the next few months will pan out. There's about a 55 to 65 percent chance La Nina will form, according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. If it does, the Miami Valley...
These are the top 10 happiest places in the U.S.; here’s why

These are the top 10 happiest places in the U.S.; here’s why

The happiest city in the United States just might surprise you, and the reasons it ranks at the top might surprise you even more. According to a National Geographic study, the happiest city in the country is Boulder, Colo. The city has more than 300 miles of bike trails, and that’s one of the reasons Boulder scored the top spot, according to one of the study’s authors Dan Buettner...
Alleged cop-killer smears feces on self in court, halting jury selection in murder trial

Alleged cop-killer smears feces on self in court, halting jury selection in murder trial

A man accused of murdering a New Orleans police officer in 2015 halted jury selection in his trial Wednesday by smearing feces on his face, head and mouth, horrifying potential jurors and courtroom spectators.  Travis Boys, 35, apparently put the feces, wrapped in tissue, in his pocket during a bathroom break earlier in the day, NOLA.com reported. He was seated at the defense table with...
What is Real ID; is your state compliant; what if it isn’t?

What is Real ID; is your state compliant; what if it isn’t?

A 2005 act that calls for states to install federal standards to issue identification documents has some travelers concerned that soon their driver’s license will not be accepted as proper id when traveling by air. The REAL ID Act, passed after the 9/11 attacks as a measure to fight terrorism, has been rolled out in stages, with Jan. 22, 2018 being the target date for the last stage of the act...
17 states granted extension for REAL ID compliance; Driver's license OK for domestic travel 

17 states granted extension for REAL ID compliance; Driver's license OK for domestic travel 

Less than a week ago, residents in 22 states were panicking over the possibility that their state-issued ID cards would be insufficient to access domestic flights. Many thought they would need passports to travel between states. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has now approved requests for an extension, granting 17 states more time to provide appropriate, REAL ID-compliant identification...
Ohio upgrading its drug tracking database system

Ohio upgrading its drug tracking database system

Ohio is rolling out the next generation of a powerful prescription drug monitoring system to help fight the opiate addiction crisis, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced. Started in 2006, the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System tracks controlled substances prescribed by doctors, provided by pharmacies and taken by patients. The upgraded version will calculate a patient’s risk for addiction or...
New mom contracts flesh-eating bacteria, loses arms and legs

New mom contracts flesh-eating bacteria, loses arms and legs

A Canadian woman lost both her arms and legs to flesh-eating bacteria four days after giving birth earlier this year, and now she’s suing the hospital, contending the medical staff was negligent. Lindsey Hubley, 33, a quadruple amputee, underwent a total hysterectomy and spent the first seven months of her son’s life in a hospital, according to CTV. Hubley is suing five doctors...
Roomy interior: Pony evacuated from wildfire in backseat of Honda Accord

Roomy interior: Pony evacuated from wildfire in backseat of Honda Accord

When there’s a wildfire inching closer to your property and you have no time to waste, you do what you can to save lives, whether they’re human or animal. Lauren Mesaros had to move three horses from her Northern California property. The problem was that the trailer could hold only two and the fire was a mile away, SFGATE.com reported. >> Read more trending news So instead of leaving...
Who is Richard Spencer? 5 things to know about prominent white nationalist

Who is Richard Spencer? 5 things to know about prominent white nationalist

As co-editor of AltRight.com and president of The National Policy Institute, white supremacist Richard Spencer has risen to become one of the highest profile white nationalists in America. Spencer, who was born in 1978 in Boston, made headlines shortly after the 2016 election when a meeting of the National Policy Institute went viral. In a video clip of the gathering, attendees could be seen giving...
Police: Man stabbed baby in heart, held her for hours before suffocating her

Police: Man stabbed baby in heart, held her for hours before suffocating her

A New Orleans man who told police he killed his 18-month-old daughter because “God told him to do it” stabbed the girl multiple times in the heart then held her as she cried for hours before suffocating her, authorities said.  Mark Hambrick, 45, is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, Orleans Parish jail records show. He is being held without...
Enraged parents attack teacher with a brick after cellphone taken from student

Enraged parents attack teacher with a brick after cellphone taken from student

Pittsburgh police arrested a woman Thursday accused of assaulting her daughter’s teacher after a parent teacher conference. Suspect Daishonta Marie Williams, 29, allegedly waited for Pittsburgh King elementary school teacher Janice Davis Watkins after school Wednesday. Williams is accused of following Watkins in her car, throwing a brick at her car at a red light, dragging her out of the vehicle...
Disneyland runDisney events canceled for foreseeable future

Disneyland runDisney events canceled for foreseeable future

It’s the finish line for Disneyland’s runDisney events. At least it is for now. The division of the Walt Disney Company that puts on the runDisney events has announced that the races held at the Disneyland Resorts in California have been canceled for 2018, The Orange County Register reported. There is no word on when the events will return. >> Read more trending news Disneyland is...
It’s been a month and Puerto Rico still needs your help — where to donate your money, how to volunteer and more

It’s been a month and Puerto Rico still needs your help — where to donate your money, how to volunteer and more

Puerto Ricans are still in need of aid nearly one month after Hurricane Maria’s devastation. The official death toll on the U.S. island territory has increased to 48, but more than 100 people are still missing, officials said. According to CNN, as of Wednesday, about 1 million people are still without running water and 3 million people are without power. Only 45 of 70 hospitals...
Why Ohio may have to break the law to launch its medical pot program

Why Ohio may have to break the law to launch its medical pot program

When Ohio officials award licenses next month allowing two dozen companies to cultivate medical marijuana, the growers will have almost a year to build facilities and produce their first crop. But where will they get the seeds? It will still be illegal to purchase marijuana plants from anyone but themselves. Many of the applicants have cannabis-growing operations in other states, but it’s still...
Woman says she could face jail time because she can't afford husband's cremation

Woman says she could face jail time because she can't afford husband's cremation

A Georgia woman says she could face arrest because she can't afford the funeral expense for her late husband. >> Read more trending news A funeral home storing the man's remains said it may press charges for abandonment of a body. Betty Starnes told WSB-TV she made it clear when her husband’s body was brought to Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hill, Georgia, that she couldn&rsquo...
Ohio congressman leaving office

Ohio congressman leaving office

Congressman Rep. Pat Tiberi announced Thursday that he will be leaving Congress by the end of next January, capping 16 years representing his central Ohio congressional district. In a statement released at 10 a.m., Tiberi said he would not be seeking re-election. Instead, he’ll serve as president of the Ohio Business Roundtable. “It has been the most remarkable honor of my life to serve...
Stray dog crashes wedding, gets new home

Stray dog crashes wedding, gets new home

A man and his fiancée planned on becoming a family of two, but after their wedding last month they became a family of three after a four-legged wedding crasher broke in on their ceremony. Marília and Matheus had planned on an outdoor wedding last month, but a storm came in so they moved their ceremony to a tent. At the same time, a stray dog was looking for a dry place to wait out the...
White nationalist Richard Spencer at University of Florida: Live updates

White nationalist Richard Spencer at University of Florida: Live updates

Florida’s flagship public university braced Thursday for a speech and rally by a white nationalist that was expected to bring thousands of protesters – and, some feared, violent demonstrations -- to its campus.  Richard Spencer is due to speak from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, about 2 miles from the center of the University of Florida campus.
Hank the pit bull, wrongly accused of killing livestock, set free

Hank the pit bull, wrongly accused of killing livestock, set free

A pit bull named Hank that was wrongfully blamed for killing livestock last year is now free. >> Read more trending news A judge in Thurston County, Washington, on Wednesday voided a Lewis County euthanasia order and ordered that Hank be released to his adoptive family in Centralia, Washington.  Though witnesses said the pit bull that killed the livestock was not Hank, a Lewis County judge...
Girl dumps piggy bank to help pay for classmate’s milk, starts a milk money movement

Girl dumps piggy bank to help pay for classmate’s milk, starts a milk money movement

A little girl was sad that her classmate had to go without when it came to milk break in her kindergarten class, so she decided to do something about it. Sunshine Oelfke dumped her piggy bank on the floor and started counting her money. Her grandmother, Jackie Oelfke, was watching her when Sunshine put the coins and bills in a plastic bag before putting it in her backpack, CBS News reported....
Trip to pumpkin patch leaves woman with painful infection from tick bite

Trip to pumpkin patch leaves woman with painful infection from tick bite

A California woman is recovering after she got a bad bacterial infection when she was bitten by a tick during a trip to a pumpkin patch. Jennifer Velasquez said she was wearing flip-flops and shorts to a pumpkin patch when she was bitten by a tick two years ago, The Sacramento Bee reported. The tick was infected by Rocky Mountain spotted fever. >> Read more trending news  She posted...
Food Lion vice president arrested in underage sex sting, police say

Food Lion vice president arrested in underage sex sting, police say

An executive at Food Lion's corporate office was arrested Wednesday in a sting and charged with a sex offense. Detectives from North Carolina's Hendersonville Police Department took Paul Robert LaCroix, 54, into custody following the investigation. Lacroix, from Concord, has been charged with conspiracy to commit a first-degree statutory sex offense. He is being held in the Henderson County...
Woman wins $200,000 a year for life with scratch-off game

Woman wins $200,000 a year for life with scratch-off game

A Florida woman won $200,000 for life after winning a top prize from a scratch-off game, the Florida lottery announced Wednesday.  Wendy Holmes, 46 of Lake City, chose to receive her LUCKY $200,000 A YEAR FOR LIFE Scratch-Off game winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $3,202,017.41. >> Read more trending news  All of this feels so unreal to me! I had to check my ticket several...
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