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Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Saylor Evans School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 18 Extra-curricular: Four year volleyball player, senior class president, National Honor Society secretary, Spirit of Southeastern member, two year Quick Recall member, three year choir member, choir vice president, high school musical cast member, student director for the musical, 4-H club treasurer, Vacation Bible School helper and...


Springfield won’t follow Dayton, plans to keep red light cameras off

Springfield won’t follow Dayton, plans to keep red light cameras off

The city of Springfield won’t be resuming its red light camera program any time soon, despite Dayton’s proposal to turn its red-light and speed-detection cameras back on later this month to improve safety at intersections. Springfield leaders have said they won’t turn the city’s cameras back on until the issue is settled statewide in order to avoid driver confusion. The city...
Sunshine returns over coming days

Sunshine returns over coming days

Chilly overnight with skies clearing More sunshine Sunday as warming trend kicks in Shower, storms arrive late Wednesday into Thursday Clouds will decrease overnight, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. It will be a cold night with lows in the upper 30s. Sunday: More sunshine brightens the day. A few more clouds are expected south of Interstate 70 and east of Interstate 75. Highs...
Commentary: Numbers aren’t adding up on farm income

Commentary: Numbers aren’t adding up on farm income

According to numbers compiled and published by Agri-Pulse, the Washington, D.C.-based ag news service, the top bosses at ag-centered commodity groups and federally-chartered checkoff agencies had far better recent years than the farmers and ranchers they claim to serve. For example, Agri-Pulse’s annual compensation report published last September noted that Steve Censky, chief executive officer...
Potholes costly for state, motorists

Potholes costly for state, motorists

Earlier this month, Anna Gros of Fairborn was driving home when she turned onto Interstate 675 and hit a large piece of concrete sticking out of a pothole. The large piece of debris blew out a back tire on the car, causing her to lose control and swerve into another lane on the highway. “I was able to control my car. I was blessed,” she said. “If you’ve ever blown out your...
Graham students give back to the community

Graham students give back to the community

Graham Local Schools held the district’s first service day Friday, aiming to teach students the value of helping others in their community. Students from the elementary school up to the high school took Friday to serve the community. Depending on the student’s age, they tackled tasks like planting flowers around the school, visiting a local nursing home, washing cars, painting lockers...
Police: Springfield Twp. firefighter ‘tearful’ during alleged confession

Police: Springfield Twp. firefighter ‘tearful’ during alleged confession

A former Springfield Twp. firefighter pleaded not guilty Friday in Clark County Common Pleas Court to several charges after he was accused of sexually assaulting teens in the fire department’s cadet program. Jonathan Scott Monroe, 23, of 141 The Post Road, Apt. G, Springfield, faces charges that include three counts each of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and sexual battery, as well as...
Power outage reported at Kings Island

Power outage reported at Kings Island

MASON -- A power outage that hit Kings Island this evening has affected "certain areas of the park" and officials at the park Tweeted that all attractions will be open soon. That Tweet was sent out just before 7 p.m.  We're continuing to work to get more details about the outage from park officials.  GOT A TIP? Call our 24-hour line, 937-259-2237 or sent it to newsdesk@cmogbnt...
Teen with traumatic brain injury gets touching prom invite

Teen with traumatic brain injury gets touching prom invite

A teenager’s invitation to high school prom means so much to one Springfield family. Doctors didn’t think Unik Crochran would survive after he was hit by a van when he was 5 in 2005. Now 12 years later, his childhood friend Tanae Dixon invited him to prom -- a day his family didn’t think he’d get to experience. “When we got the phone call after everything happened and...
Butler County brewery helps lower summer gas prices for motorists

Butler County brewery helps lower summer gas prices for motorists

Thanks to pollution reductions at two major employers — Miller Coors Brewing in Trenton and Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton — gasoline prices in the Greater Cincinnati, Greater Dayton and Springfield areas will be about 12 cents lower per gallon than last summer. Officials from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency persuaded the U.S. EPA that reductions the brewery and air...
Clark County Fuller Center to celebrate success stories

Clark County Fuller Center to celebrate success stories

SPRINGFIELD – About two decades ago, at the age of 49, Springfield native Joan Balium was at a crossroads in her life. With three children and a special needs grandson to finish raising, and suddenly no house to raise them in, Balium was searching for answers. She found them at the local Habitat For Humanity chapter, which two years ago became the Clark County Fuller Center for Housing. RELATED...
Promise Zone Community Chest to help cover participation costs

Promise Zone Community Chest to help cover participation costs

What interests the children in your life? Perhaps science and technology fascinate your nephew; your granddaughter enjoys playing team sports; your neighbor’s son wants to be a drummer, and you know all too well from hearing him practice next door! All children have interests; however, not all children have an equal opportunity to pursue them. It is a heartbreaking fact that not all families...
Clark County sheriff’s dispatcher accused of misusing police property

Clark County sheriff’s dispatcher accused of misusing police property

(UPDATED @ 6:25 p.m.) A Springfield man is free on bond, accused of a felony on a charge accusing him of misusing a database used by law enforcement for investigative purposes while he was a Clark County sheriff's dispatcher.  Troy Orndorff, 45, was arrested Wednesday and released on a signature bond (no cash) Friday morning after his arraignment in Clark County Municipal Court on the charge...
Paula Faris was told ‘show your goods’ to succeed at Dayton TV station

Paula Faris was told ‘show your goods’ to succeed at Dayton TV station

Paula Faris, a co-host of ABC’s The View and Good Morning America’s weekend edition, on Friday said she was sexually harassed while working at a Dayton TV news station. “I had an opportunity to start reporting at the station in Dayton, Ohio. One of my superiors, right when I started, said women didn’t belong in sports,” Faris said. “And you won’t make it unless...
West Liberty school shooting victim gets back brace off

West Liberty school shooting victim gets back brace off

The West-Liberty Salem school shooting victim has recovered enough that he took off his back brace Thursday, his parents said on Facebook. Logan Cole, 17, was shot twice Jan. 20 in a bathroom at West-Liberty Salem High School, according to police. Logan required heart surgery and had to wear the brace for the past few months. His family said he has kept a positive altitude throughout the ordeal and...
Shawnee wraps up baseball investigation, students face ‘consequences’

Shawnee wraps up baseball investigation, students face ‘consequences’

The Clark-Shawnee Local School District has completed its internal investigation into the school’s baseball team and said students will face consequences. The district has been investigating the Shawnee High School baseball program for about three weeks after allegations were made involving student athletes during a spring break baseball trip to Tennessee. Superintendent Gregg Morris said Friday...
Ohio House leader who criticized WSU to speak at commencement

Ohio House leader who criticized WSU to speak at commencement

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger will serve as Wright State University’s spring commencement speaker, just a year after he warned legislators about working with the school. Rosenberger, a 2012 WSU graduate, will speak at the commencement ceremony set for 10 a.m., April 29 in the Nutter Center, said board of trustees chairman Michael Bridges said today. Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, is a 2012...
Springfield police investigate theft at Holiday Inn Express

Springfield police investigate theft at Holiday Inn Express

Springfield police are investigating after a man stole a money box from behind the front desk of the Holiday Inn Express on Raydo Circle, according to a police report. Officers responded to the business around 5:20 a.m. Friday after an employee reported the theft. According to the report, the employee said a man pulled up in a gray Ford Taurus and exited the vehicle with a hoodie on tied tightly around...
DeWine: Pike County murders ‘very hot’ case

DeWine: Pike County murders ‘very hot’ case

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the Pike County murders are a “very hot” case, though it remains unclear how close investigators are to making an arrest. DeWine said he believes “some decent progress” has been made in the year since the murders in Pike County. His comments were made during a radio interview with WHIO’s Larry Hansgen on Miami Valley’s Morning...
Local bike trails attracting worldwide attention

Local bike trails attracting worldwide attention

The 2017 International Trails Symposium is coming to Dayton May 7 to 10, investing what organizers expect will be $1 million into the region and showcasing what a Five Rivers MetroParks director calls “the outdoor adventure capital of the Midwest.” The American Trails bi-annual symposium was attracted to Dayton by what Janet Bly, Miami Conservancy District general manager, called the nation&rsquo...
New Wright State president faces criticism over changes at Missouri

New Wright State president faces criticism over changes at Missouri

Wright State University’s incoming president is credited with growing and improving the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She boosted enrollment, increased revenue and tackled budget issues at Missouri S&T. RELATED: New WSU president one of only a few women to lead a university But, her successes there spurred some backlash, including an effort by some faculty members to hold a...
WSU’s next president one of only a few women to lead universities

WSU’s next president one of only a few women to lead universities

Every day for the last five years, Wright State University’s next president has walked to her office in Missouri past a photo of women who attended college but were not granted degrees because of their gender. The photo is a significant relic for Cheryl Schrader, WSU’s first female president who currently serves as the first female chancellor of the university those women were denied credentials...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0174 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Roxanne Monteith, Lakeview, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 823 Perrin Ave., for $39,480. 17-CV-0218 - Ta-Tiana Collins-Dixon, 1118 Tibbetts Ave., and Latoria Wallace, Xenia, v. First Acceptance Services, Inc., Columbus, and Ohio Department of Medicaid, Columbus, complaint in excess of $25,000 for uninsured/underinsured...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Randy N. Blevins, 41, of Enon, domestic violence amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, apply bond to fine and costs, fined $250; assault, dismissed. Joseph A. Bystrek, 33, of Fairborn, domestic violence amended to disorderly, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, payment of fine and costs, fined $250; assault, dismissed. James L....
Wright State’s executive vice president resigns

Wright State’s executive vice president resigns

Wright State University’s executive vice president of planning is resigning, the Dayton Daily News has learned. Robert Sweeney’s last day as part of the WSU administration will be May 20, said spokesman Seth Bauguess. Sweeney also serves as secretary to the board of trustees. Sweeney will return to a finance faculty position in the Raj Soin College of Business. He will begin teaching full-time...
Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

Pike County Murders: Rhoden family makes plea for information

PIKE COUNTY — The Ohio Attorney General's Office released a video message from Geneva Rhoden and Teresa Grebing, who are pleading for information that could assist in the investigation into the murders of their loved ones.   Eight people, members of the Rhoden, Gilley, and Manley families, were found dead on April 22, 2016.  In the 28 minute video, Geneva Rhoden, the mother...

Fuyao to raise workers’ pay

Fuyao Glass America’s manufacturing plant is giving all hourly associates a $2-an-hour raise, the company said Thursday. The success at the company’s Moraine plant is becoming more apparent as just two weeks ago Fuyao’s president said he expects the manufacturer to break even this year. On Thursday, the company’s billionaire owner delivered the pay raise news to employees....
RETAIL ROUND-UP: 3 stories about Cabela’s, RadioShack, Starbucks

RETAIL ROUND-UP: 3 stories about Cabela’s, RadioShack, Starbucks

If you missed out on some of your retail and business news this week, here’s what you need to catch up on before the weekend. Early on in the week, another teen clothing retailer announced it was closing 400 stores nationwide — including some locations in Ohio. Clothing store rue21 announced it is planning on closing hundreds of stores, including stores in Mason, Hamilton and Cincinnati...
8 Springfield alums to be honored today

8 Springfield alums to be honored today

A local school district will honor a group of alumni today that includes academic leaders, lawyers and former sports stars. Springfield City Schools will host its 12th annual Alumni of Distinction Award Program at 6:30 p.m. at the Joseph C. Shouvlin Center on the campus of Wittenberg University, 737 N. Fountain Ave. Eight alumni will be honored at the event, and a dinner will be provided to attendees...
Mechanicsburg library to honor local veterans

Mechanicsburg library to honor local veterans

The Mechanicsburg Library is collecting photos of veterans with connections to the village. Library director Tammie Beers said they are trying to build the library’s digital image collection and share it with the community. “It’s a way to help build that, and it is a way to encourage people to contribute and honor our veterans,” Beers said. MORE: Mayberry in Mechanicsburg to...
PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF: ‘We are getting closer. We will find you.’

PIKE COUNTY SHERIFF: ‘We are getting closer. We will find you.’

PIKE COUNTY — One year after eight members of the Rhoden family were murdered in their beds as they slept, the Ohio Attorney General and local law enforcement officers continue to search for answers.  Pike County residents wonder if the killers will be caught. "Yes I do think it is going to be a lot harder to find them,” said Annie Wilburn, a Piketon resident. &ldquo...
Wet and cool weather to start the weekend

Wet and cool weather to start the weekend

Clouds, few showers return tonight Wet, breezy and cool to start the weekend Warming trend begins with the clearing skies Sunday RELATED: County-by-County Forecasts  Tonight: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with a slight chance for a passing shower, especially late. Temperatures will be in the upper 50s.  Saturday: Expect cloudy skies with occasional showers through the day...
Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, but clouds could block the show

Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, but clouds could block the show

This weekend another major meteor shower will peak, the Lyrids, but clouds might prevent us from seeing the shower at its peak. This is a rather active shower that will be paired with an almost dark sky. The waning crescent moon will be a very thin sliver in the night sky meaning it won’t be shining too brightly.  Unfortunately, clouds may ruin our chance here to see a good show when it...
Civil War Symposium returns to Clark County

Civil War Symposium returns to Clark County

The Clark County Historical Society will host an American Civil War themed symposium this weekend featuring period music, artifacts and lectures from noted historians. The seventh annual Civil War Symposium will focus on topics such as the homefront and the Reconstruction era after the war on Saturday at the Heritage Center of Clark County, 117 S. Fountain Ave. The event, which starts at 9 a.m., will...
Police to target ‘micro areas’ of violent crime

Police to target ‘micro areas’ of violent crime

Nearly 40 percent of shootings in Dayton are concentrated in small hot spots that combined represent less than one square mile, according to a report released this week. Additionally, more than one in six firearm offenses and almost one in seven robberies last year took place in these small slivers of the city, which altogether represent 1.3 percent of Dayton’s total land mass, according to...
Dayton plans to bring back speed, red-light cameras

Dayton plans to bring back speed, red-light cameras

An increase in traffic crashes and fatalities has Dayton police planning to bring back red-light and speed-detection cameras in the city. Dayton police propose to use 10 fixed camera systems, six hand-held devices and two portable trailer units, restarting a controversial program that was shelved in mid-2015 after the state put tough new restrictions on the use of automated traffic cameras. The Dayton...
Turner, state lawmakers upset state declined money for Wright-Patt

Turner, state lawmakers upset state declined money for Wright-Patt

Area lawmakers are upset Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was shut out of a share of $5 million in state aid vowed changes Thursday to a state panel that decided to split the money for projects at two Ohio Air National Guard bases. U.S. Rep. Mike Turner and state Reps. Niraj Antani and Rick Perales spoke at a Thursday press conference about their frustrations with Wright-Patterson’s being shut...
Springfield Twp. firefighter accused of assaulting cadets for years

Springfield Twp. firefighter accused of assaulting cadets for years

A recently resigned Springfield Twp. firefighter has been accused of sexually assaulting four teens he met through the cadet program at the fire department. Jonathan Monroe, 23, showed up at the Springfield Police Division earlier this month and allegedly confessed to assaulting the teens over the last several years, with the latest incident occurring just last month. A warrant has been issued for...
Police: Man tries to jump aboard train in Springfield

Police: Man tries to jump aboard train in Springfield

A man suffered a head injury and was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center after he apparently tried to jump aboard a moving train, Springfield police said. The man’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he was alert and talking at the scene, police said. The incident is under investigation but police said it’s not likely the man would be charged. A man was injured tonight after...
IKEA offering $20 coupon when you donate unwanted furniture Saturday

IKEA offering $20 coupon when you donate unwanted furniture Saturday

IKEA and Goodwill will partner Saturday to host a national furniture take-back event. During the event, which is part of the IKEA’s Earth Day celebration, customers may donate used furniture via a Goodwill truck in the IKEA parking lot. In exchange, IKEA will give customers a coupon for $20 off a $150 IKEA purchase. The coupon is valid from Saturday until May 21. IKEA West Chester’s furniture...
Pike County murders: 5 unanswered questions 1 year later

Pike County murders: 5 unanswered questions 1 year later

The one-year anniversary of the brutal slayings of eight family members in rural Pike County is April 22.  Despite intense media scrutiny and around-the-clock work by investigators, there still remain more questions than answers.  Here are five mysteries that still remain one year later: At various times in the investigation there have been differing theories on who killed the Rhoden...
Is Dennis Kucinich running for governor?: He’s coming to Dayton Monday

Is Dennis Kucinich running for governor?: He’s coming to Dayton Monday

Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich will hold a town hall meeting Monday in Dayton, raising questions about whether the former Cleveland mayor and presidential candidate could run for Ohio governor. Kucinich will hold a Columbus press conference earlier in the day before coming to Dayton to discuss “the impact of privatization on Ohio’s public schools,” according to a news release...
Police nab Springfield Twp. firefighter instructor accused of sex abuse

Police nab Springfield Twp. firefighter instructor accused of sex abuse

SPRINGFIELD TWP. — UPDATE @ 11 a.m. (April 21) Jonathan Scott Monroe appeared in court and pleaded not guilty. A judge set bond at $100,000. A 23-year-old man is wanted on multiple charges accusing him of rape and sexual battery involving minors enrolled in the Springfield Twp. Fire Department cadet program.  According to an affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court...
Threat of showers, storms tonight

Threat of showers, storms tonight

After a dry and warm start to the week, the threat for storms returns to the Miami Valley. The Storm Prediction Center has said the main threat is for damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph with isolated hail up to 1.5 inches in diameter. The next round of storms is expected to arrive around 8 p.m., Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Your Storm Center 7 team still agrees that an isolated...
Springfield man pleads guilty to killing his 3-month-old daughter

Springfield man pleads guilty to killing his 3-month-old daughter

The Springfield man accused of shaking his 3-month-old daughter to death has pleaded guilty to murder and tampering with evidence, according to Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson. Brian Hayslip, 22, was charged in December with murder, involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence in connection with the death of Lilly Hayslip. He will be sentenced on May 11. PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Clark County...
Beloved school crossing guard begins fight with cancer after losing mom, sister to disease

Beloved school crossing guard begins fight with cancer after losing mom, sister to disease

A beloved crossing guard is saying goodbye to her students, for now, as she begins a battle with cancer. Sanjuana Torres has been a part-time crossing guard at the Rusk School in Houston, Texas, for 30 years. She knows just about every child’s name, and they love her. “She’s family. She’s everything. She was our first friend,” one student told KHOU. Torres recently...
10-year-old boy with autism arrested at school

10-year-old boy with autism arrested at school

Luanne Haygood, the mother of a 10-year-old boy with autism, is angry that her son was arrested earlier this month at his Florida school for allegedly punching and kicking his teacher six months ago. Okeechobee County school resource officers put the child in handcuffs at Okeechobee Achievement Academy, but Haygood said the school district isn’t properly equipped to deal with autistic children...
'Happy Days' stars share condolences after Erin Moran's death

'Happy Days' stars share condolences after Erin Moran's death

Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and other stars from the cast of "Happy Days" are sharing their condolences in the wake of Erin Moran's Death. Moran portrayed Joanie Cunningham, Howard's sister on the show. She was found dead Saturday night. “Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens,&rdquo...
‘Happy Days’ actress Erin Moran dead at 56

‘Happy Days’ actress Erin Moran dead at 56

Erin Moran, best known to TV audiences as Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days” and its spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi,” was found dead Saturday. She was 56. Moran played the younger sister of Richie Cunningham for the show’s 11-season run. She reprised the role in the spinoff, which only lasted a season. After the show was canceled, she was cast in minor roles in “The...
Rare, 400-pound crocodile gets surgery at Florida zoo

Rare, 400-pound crocodile gets surgery at Florida zoo

A 13-year-old Orinoco crocodile was taken into surgery at the Zoo Hospital in Miami on Friday to treat an infected wound. A team of zoo staff veterinarians operated on the croc’s left wrist when “something, probably another cranky crocodile, took a bite out of it,” the Miami Herald reports. Orinoco crocodiles are a rare, endangered species that reside in fresh-water areas of...
Mother hopes new sketches will help find son 38 years after kidnapping

Mother hopes new sketches will help find son 38 years after kidnapping

A mother whose son was kidnapped just days after he was born believes she will one day find him. "I wonder about him, pray about him. I pray he's OK," Donna Green said. Green's son, Raymond, was kidnapped nearly 40 years ago. She believes a woman who befriended her at the hospital took him. "I was standing at the nursery, looking at the window, looking at my son, when this young lady...
Hernandez family thankful for condolences, asks for privacy at funeral

Hernandez family thankful for condolences, asks for privacy at funeral

The body of former football star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez will be moved to a funeral home in Connecticut this weekend, just days after he apparently took his own life in jail.  His family sent a statement Saturday, thanking the public for offering condolences and complying with the family’s request for privacy: "The family of Aaron Hernandez wishes to thank all of you...
Campbell's soup recalled due to labeling

Campbell's soup recalled due to labeling

Campbell Soup Co. is recalling more than 4,000 pounds of chicken soup due to mislabeling. “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta” 18.6 oz. cans with a best buy date of Feb. 13, 2019, have been recalled. The cans have EST. 4R written on the bottom of them. The cans were filled with the wrong soup; Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style...
National Record Store day celebrates vinyl

National Record Store day celebrates vinyl

The plop of the record drop, the scratch of the needle finding its groove - those are just some of the memories that come to mind when you talk about record albums. >> Read more trending news   Record Store Day started as a grassroots celebration of vinyl albums by independent record store owners in 2007, with the first Record Store Day coming the next year, on April 19, 2008. The...
Death toll rises to 140 after Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Death toll rises to 140 after Taliban attack in Afghanistan

The death toll has risen to “as many as 140” Afghan soldiers in the wake of Friday’s attack on a military base by Taliban members apparently disguised in military uniforms, officials said. >> Read more trending news One official in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred, said Saturday at least 140 soldiers were killed and many others were wounded, ...
Virginia police put on dancing shoes at ‘Cops and Curls’ event

Virginia police put on dancing shoes at ‘Cops and Curls’ event

Virginia police gave young girls a whirl on the floor last week during the second annual “Cops and Curls” dance in Norfolk, WKTR reported. >> Read more trending news More than 50 members of the Norfolk Police Department hosted the event in a downtown ballroom for girls ages 6 to 12. Each girl received a corsage, a red carpet walk, and photographs to commemorate the event, WTKR...
Rob Lowe debuts as KFC’s newest colonel Sunday

Rob Lowe debuts as KFC’s newest colonel Sunday

Meet the new KFC colonel — actor Rob Lowe. >> Read more trending news The actor has played many roles through the years — as Sam Seaborn in “The West Wing” and Chris Traeger in “Parks and Recreation,” for example — but the former Brat Pack member who also starred in “St. Elmo’s Fire” is branching out into fast food. Lowe will portray...
Texas fire department hires first woman firefighter

Texas fire department hires first woman firefighter

For the first time in its 105-year history, a fire department in a southern Texas town has hired a woman as one of its firefighters, Fox News reported. >> Read more trending news Bree Rios was officially hired April 12, joining the 108 men at the Harlingen Fire Department. Harlingen is located just north of Brownsville near the Mexican border. “Here in Harlingen, it’s a first...
Social-media posts leads to arrest of Florida teen

Social-media posts leads to arrest of Florida teen

A South Florida teen is being charged as an adult after deputies monitoring his social media pages arrested him this month on gun-related charges. >> Read more trending news  Joshua Troutman, 17, was transferred from juvenile custody to the Palm Beach County Jail on charges that include possession of a weapon, discharging a firearm in public and grand theft of a firearm. He also has...
Air marshal leaves loaded gun in bathroom during Delta flight

Air marshal leaves loaded gun in bathroom during Delta flight

A federal air marshal on a transatlantic flight reportedly forgot her loaded gun in the bathroom of a Delta plane headed from England to New York, where it was discovered by another passenger, WNYW reported. >> Read more trending news  The incident happened aboard Delta Flight 221, which was traveling from Manchester to John F. Kennedy International Airport on April 6, CNN reported...
Florida man allegedly punches infant, tries to cover it up

Florida man allegedly punches infant, tries to cover it up

A Florida man allegedly punched a 1-year-old in the stomach, which led to the child having emergency surgery, police said.  >> Read more trending news Tyquan Spencer, 22, of North Miami, is accused of punching his girlfriend’s daughter in the stomach when he was left home with the child, according to NBC6. The blow to the stomach caused the child to throw up and “damaged...
Video shows confrontation between flight attendant, passenger

Video shows confrontation between flight attendant, passenger

A video showing an apparent confrontation between a passenger and an American Airlines flight attendant has resulted in that attendant being removed from duty, WFAA reported. >> Read more trending news  Surain Adyanthaya took the video Friday as Flight 591 prepared to leave San Francisco for Dallas, WFAA reported. In the 2-minute, 40-second video, a woman with her children can...
Michigan restaurant covers dinner for airman, family after surprise homecoming

Michigan restaurant covers dinner for airman, family after surprise homecoming

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan airman who surprised his mother on Saturday when he came home early received another surprise from a Grand Rapids restaurant — dinner on the house. >> Read more trending news It was a story of one generous act being compounded by another. Bradley Baker, a U.S. airman currently stationed in Germany, has spent the past seven months in Qatar, WXMI...
Police: Florida man threatens teens with gun over noisy car

Police: Florida man threatens teens with gun over noisy car

A South Florida man who became upset on Monday over the way two teens were driving through a gated community landed in jail when he threatened to kill them, police said.   >> Read more trending news Around 8:30 p.m. Mario Perez, 49, of Pembroke Pines, chased the teens, who are 15 and 19, with his car when he spotted them driving in a black convertible, the Miami Herald reported...
Watch: Good Samaritans, FedEx driver, jump into river to rescue woman in overturned car

Watch: Good Samaritans, FedEx driver, jump into river to rescue woman in overturned car

A handful of good Samaritans and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, firefighters became heroes Friday when they helped rescue a woman who was trapped in a flooded car. Those who witnessed the crash, including FedEx driver James Carter, knew the driver only had a matter of minutes to survive the crash. That’s why he and several others jumped into the flooded creek. “Someone is in need and needed out...
Shooting that ended with 3 officers shot and 1 suspect dead was over $28 in snacks, clerk says

Shooting that ended with 3 officers shot and 1 suspect dead was over $28 in snacks, clerk says

The fatal robbery scene that left one suspect dead and three Seattle police officers shot started with an armed robbery of a downtown 7-Eleven store. The robbery was for $28.42 worth of snacks. KIRO 7 talked to the clerk who was robbed Thursday. He showed KIRO 7 what he saw the teens take before pointing a gun at him in the store. He said the teens grabbed a 12-pack of Heineken, a bag of Chester's...
Jennifer Hudson shares video of son singing ‘Hallelujah’

Jennifer Hudson shares video of son singing ‘Hallelujah’

Everyone knows Jennifer Hudson has a powerhouse voice, but her son, David Otunga Jr., is a singer in his own right. The “American Idol” alum on Wednesday shared a video of her son, whose father is her long-time fiance, lawyer David Otunga, on Instagram. David, 7, is seen shyly singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” as someone plays the piano. Once he&rsquo...
Pike County plea: ‘End this nightmare,’ Rhoden family survivors say

Pike County plea: ‘End this nightmare,’ Rhoden family survivors say

Geneva Rhoden spent a year waking up, losing sleep and shedding more tears than she cares to count. “I would like to say from a mother’s heart, that I hurt so bad inside from the day that I found out,” Rhoden said about the methodical executions of her sons Christopher Sr. and Kenneth, her grandchildren and grandson’s fiancee. “I think about it day and night.” Rhoden...
Patton Oswalt discusses his wife’s death on anniversary of her passing

Patton Oswalt discusses his wife’s death on anniversary of her passing

One year ago, Patton Oswalt lost his wife. Michelle McNamara, beloved wife to Patton and beloved mother to their daughter Alice. She passed away suddenly. Over the next year, Patton’s fan mourned alongside him as he made his recovery and grief very public. On Friday, Oswalt posted about the '1 year' anniversary of his wife’s passing and walked his fans through that terrible day. &ldquo...
Ohio Gov. John Kasich setting up next chapter

Ohio Gov. John Kasich setting up next chapter

This is a big week for Ohio Gov. John Kasich: CNN’s Anderson Cooper is hosting a town hall with him Monday night, his new book comes out on Tuesday and he kicks off a three-state book tour on Saturday. So, is he trying to sell books, line up to run for president in 2020, or push his own policy ideas? Probably all of the above, says University of Dayton political scientist Christopher Devine...
Trial rescheduled for Middletown woman charged in murder of ex-husband

Trial rescheduled for Middletown woman charged in murder of ex-husband

A trial scheduled to begin Monday for a Middletown woman accused of killing her ex-husband has been continued until June. Dawn Shearer, 48, of Ellis Way, is charged with murder and felonious assault for allegedly fatally shooting Anthony “Tony” Shearer on Feb. 6. ‘SHE GOT TO THE GUN FIRST’: Lawyer claims struggle before fatal shooting Last week, defense attorney Jason Phillabaum...
Study: Diet drinks can lead to stroke, dementia

Study: Diet drinks can lead to stroke, dementia

Diet sodas — one of America's favorite caffeine-delivery systems — appears to be just as unhealthy as their sugary cousins The Washington Post reports that a new study refutes the theory that diet drinks are a better option than those made with sugar or corn syrup. The new study in the journal Stroke says people who drink diet soda are three times as likely as those who don&rsquo...
Opinion: Exaggerated 2012 book account should've been Bill O’Reilly’s unraveling at Fox

Opinion: Exaggerated 2012 book account should've been Bill O’Reilly’s unraveling at Fox

Bill O’Reilly’s career at Fox News should have been on the rocks years ago over what Reilly did -- or didn’t do -- in Palm Beach County, Florida. O’Reilly has built his audience on the premise that he is a purveyor of the truth in his “no-spin zone.” And he has parlayed that into a series of non-fiction books, including one on the John F. Kennedy assassination...
Man accused of lighting 69-year-old on fire at Denny's restaurant

Man accused of lighting 69-year-old on fire at Denny's restaurant

Deputies arrested a 24-year-old man Thursday night after authorities said he set a 69-year-old man on fire at an Oregon Denny’s restaurant. Deshaun James Swanger, of Milwaukie, Oregon, was charged with attempted murder after the attack Wednesday at a Denny’s in Happy Valley. He was apprehended at a transitional house after a neighbor and former roommate called to report his whereabouts...
Jon Husted takes steps toward run for Ohio governor

Jon Husted takes steps toward run for Ohio governor

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s as-yet-unannounced bid for governor moved forward today with the announcement that his office’s press secretary would join the Husted for Ohio campaign. Josh Eck said his last day in the office was today and he will become a spokesman for the campaign. “I have been a fan of Jon Husted’s since before I worked for him. He’s been pretty...
Vanderbilt football team creates parody 'sorority' video

Vanderbilt football team creates parody 'sorority' video

Members of the Vanderbilt Football team got a little creative in the off season and produced a video spoofing sorority-rush videos with hilarious precision. The guys blow glitter, wave to the camera and lie on the ground holding hands and smiling, poses that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen the increasingly impressive sorority recruitment videos. The football players’ video includes...
8-year-old boy dies after TV falls on him

8-year-old boy dies after TV falls on him

An 8-year-old boy died after a television fell on him at a home in Jacksonville, Florida, his parents said. Jacksonville police officers were called to Painted Pony Drive early Friday morning and found Christian Dozier unresponsive in his bedroom. He was taken to the hospital, where he died from his head injuries. His parents told ActionNewsJax that he was kicking an entertainment center when...
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