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Hundreds flock to Springfield vigil to stand against hate, racism

More than 250 people attended a vigil in downtown Springfield in light of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, that saw three people die amid violent protests. RELATED: Springfield mayor speaks out about Charlottesville violence Several local leaders from different backgrounds spoke out about the hatred seen during the protest — and stressed Springfield won’t stand for racism and...


Springfield school to host prominent parenting author

Springfield school to host prominent parenting author

Ridgewood School has partnered with Rocking Horse Community Health Center and the Community Health Foundation to bring New York Times best-selling author and psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax to Springfield on Sept. 12. The school previously held a Parenting with a Purpose program, originally hosted Dr. John Rosemond in 1989 and spoke on the Six Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children. MORE: ...
Sweepstakes scam drains older couple’s life savings

Sweepstakes scam drains older couple’s life savings

An older couple from West Liberty is out tens of thousands of dollars after falling prey to a telephone sweepstakes scam.  The Logan County husband and wife, who wish to remain anonymous, paid a total of $48,000 to a company that goes by the name Consumer Protection Bureau, which offered in return a cash prize of $600,000, according to a release from the Better Business Bureau Serving Dayton...
State reports first West Nile case in Southwest Ohio man

State reports first West Nile case in Southwest Ohio man

A Southwest Ohio man is the first to be infected by the West Nile virus in the state this year. A 44-year-old Clermont County man is recovering from the viral infection and did not require hospitalization, according to a statement today from the Ohio Department of Health. This year, 29 Ohio counties have reported West Nile virus in mosquitoes collected as part of statewide surveillance. Last year...
Cedar Point unveils its ‘wildest ride’ yet — and we can’t wait to try it!

Cedar Point unveils its ‘wildest ride’ yet — and we can’t wait to try it!

King’s Island’s lake-loving sister, Cedar Point, just announced that its adding another monstrous roller coaster to its already world-breaking collection.  Set to open in 2018, Steel Vengeance is promised to be the park’s “wildest ride Cedar Point has ever built,” according to a CP news release.  Vengeance will make its home in Frontier Town, where &ldquo...
Itchy eyes? You’re not alone. It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio

Itchy eyes? You’re not alone. It’s hay fever season in Southwest Ohio

Itchy eyes? You’re not alone. Southwest Ohio is gearing up for another season of high pollen. Ragweed allergen levels will be high, starting this week and could continue to be a problem for allergy sufferers until mid-October, according to local allergy experts. According to pollen.com, pollen counts in the Miami Valley will be higher this week, and top allergens include ragweed, grasses...
Eclipse safety concerns prompt local school to close Monday

Eclipse safety concerns prompt local school to close Monday

Dayton Christian officials announced Wednesday that they will close the school Monday because of safety concerns surrounding the solar eclipse. School officials said they had purchased protective eyewear for all students but later learned the viewers were among many that have been recalled as unsafe. RELATED: Waynesville plans school-wide eclipse event “The solar eclipse is a spectacular phenomenon...
Humane Society won’t house dogs for Clark County anymore

Humane Society won’t house dogs for Clark County anymore

The Humane Society Serving Clark County has sent a letter to county commissioners informing them that the organization won’t be able to house strays picked up by dog wardens after Aug. 31. Now Clark County stray dogs and runaway pets might be sent to Dayton. “We are looking at several options we have, both here in Clark County and maybe some help again in Montgomery County,” Clark...
Target discontinues popular brands, but sees increase in sales

Target discontinues popular brands, but sees increase in sales

Target Corp. has announced several changes including store redesigns and discontinuing some of its popular clothing brands, and the changes seem to be working in the retailer’s favor. The chain store increased its comparable sales and traffic growth, according to its second quarter earnings report. Second quarter comparable sales increased about 1.3 percent, driven by traffic growth of 2.1 percent...
Confederate marker in Warren County will be removed

Confederate marker in Warren County will be removed

UPDATE @ 8:25 p.m.: Acting City Manager Jonathan Westendorf hopes to have the Confederate marker in Franklin moved to Franklin Twp. before the weekend, when a Dayton racial justice group is planning a demonstration. City crews will need to study the monument before relocating it. They will have to determine whether the memorial plaque is attached to the foundation, for one, and how large the rock...
RECALL: Cookie Mix recalled in Ohio

RECALL: Cookie Mix recalled in Ohio

Madhava Natural Sweeteners is recalling their MMM…Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, distributed in Ohio. The 13.8 oz. boxes or MMM…Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix may contain milk, which is not declared on its label. People who have allergies to milk or cannot consume it may face an adverse reaction if they consume this product. »RELATED: RECALL: Beef ravioli products recalled in Ohio, other...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0447 - Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Thomas B. Galluzzo, 1333 Bowman Road, et al., complaint in foreclosure for $145,963. 17-CV-0448 - Jordyn N. Mason, individually and as administrator for the Estate of Lawrence L. Mason, New Carlisle, v. Eliot J. Baggs and Kristine Marie Baggs, 820 W. Eva Cir., complaint in excess of $25,000 for wrongful death, damages and personal...
3 reasons Facebook chose to build its $750M data center in Ohio

3 reasons Facebook chose to build its $750M data center in Ohio

Facebook plans to develop a $750 million data center in New Albany near Columbus, the social media giant announced on Tuesday. Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the social media company announced Facebook will build its 10th data center in New Albany, which is just northeast of Columbus. Kasich said the announcement is “further proof that Ohio is earning the reputation as the place to be.” Here&rsquo...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: Joseph D. Alcorn, 26, of 29 E. Cassilly, obstruct official business, possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Kristle M. Bevington, 24, of 2850 E. Main St., Apt. 43, trafficking drugs, distribution/drugs, two counts possession of drugs, dismissed - prosecutor request. Ryan J. Brown, 26, of 901 Mavor St., OVI, guilty, 73 days jail with 50 days suspended, 18...
College grads on what it’s like to owe thousands in student debt

College grads on what it’s like to owe thousands in student debt

When it comes to student loan debt, Ohio is one of the most indebted states in the country. Ohio is the third most indebted state in the United States, a new report from Wallethub found. The state’s high ranking is just the latest development in the student loan crisis. This news organization asked former students to share their stories of paying off student loan debt and how it has affected...
In their words: Local college grads share student loan horror stories

In their words: Local college grads share student loan horror stories

When it comes to student loan debt, Ohio is one of the most indebted states in the country. Ohio is the third most indebted state in the United States, a new report from Wallethub found. The state’s high ranking is just the latest development in the student loan crisis. This news organization asked former students to share their stories of paying off student loan debt and how it has affected...
Springfield mayor speaks out about Charlottesville violence

Springfield mayor speaks out about Charlottesville violence

Springfield Mayor Warren Copeland spoke out about the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend and also said the city will enforce its anti-discrimination ordinance if similar actions were to occur here. A Unite the Right rally was held Saturday morning in the Virginia city where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has long been a point of contention. Rally participants, including white...
Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again. Here’s why.

Trump attacks Amazon on Twitter again. Here’s why.

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized online retail giant Amazon.com on Twitter again, saying the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.” Trump often criticixes the company and CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns The Washington Post. Trump tweeted that “towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!” According to its website, Amazon...
Air Guard F-16s to fly over Springfield today

Air Guard F-16s to fly over Springfield today

Fighter jets were set to fly over Springfield this morning on a training exercise with a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, officials said. The F-16 Fighting Falcons, part of the 180th Fighter Wing, will be training through 10 a.m., according to the Ohio Air National Guard. The jets are assigned to the Toledo Air National Guard Base. RELATED Air Force testing light attack plane PHOTOS reveal Russian spy plane...
Champaign County teen murder suspect might be tried as adult

Champaign County teen murder suspect might be tried as adult

A 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father’s fiance and allegedly blaming an alternate personality for the death will have a hearing to decide if he should be tried as an adult. His next court date will be an amenability hearing at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, Champaign County Juvenile Court Judge Lori Reisinger said in a statement. The hearing will decide if his case will be moved to adult...
Woman accused of crashing car in Springfield with child while high

Woman accused of crashing car in Springfield with child while high

A Tennessee woman faces multiple charges after police alleged she crashed a rental car in Springfield while under the influence of drugs with a 4-year-old child in the back seat. Amber L. Rollins, 40, of Madisonville, Tenn., is charged with two counts of drug possession as well as one count each of child endangering, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and failure to control, according to...
Clark County school changes traffic to improve safety, ease congestion

Clark County school changes traffic to improve safety, ease congestion

Traffic patterns will change at one Clark County school to ease congestion and improve safety as many districts go back to classes across the region today. Shawnee High School will now also house seventh and eighth grades. Both the high school and middle school now have designated drop-off and pick-up locations at the campus, 1675 E. Possum Road. RELATED : Clark County school stocks Narcan due...
New Carlisle: Income tax ballot issue may lead to ‘humongous’ cuts

New Carlisle: Income tax ballot issue may lead to ‘humongous’ cuts

An initiative petition filed with the Clark County Board of Elections could potentially devastate New Carlisle’s finances, city leaders say, but the woman behind it says residents shouldn’t have to pay income taxes twice. Residents can be taxed both by the city where they work and, if it’s a different, where they live. Many cities give their residents credit if they work elsewhere...
Summer heat, chance for storms

Summer heat, chance for storms

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST Warm and Humid Evening; Few Isolated Storms Scattered Storms Tomorrow; Some Strong Gusty Winds and Heavy Rain Possible This evening/overnight: Partly cloudy, warm and humid this evening with a few isolated showers or storms possible early. Temperatures will be in the 80s. Clouds will increase tonight with the slight chance of a few showers or storms towards morning. Overnight...
WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Morning fog, warm and humid with rain possible

WPAFB Wednesday Weather: Morning fog, warm and humid with rain possible

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE— After some patchy morning fog, it will be another warm and muggy day under partly cloudy skies, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell. Temperatures will soar into the upper 80s with the heat index likely topping 90 degrees. A pop-up afternoon shower or storm is possible, but should remain quite isolated. Storm chances will increase late tonight...
Cottrel: New school year offers reasons for optimism in Clark County

Cottrel: New school year offers reasons for optimism in Clark County

Another school year is starting. Remember the magic of walking into that classroom with tablets with clean pages and pencils that haven’t even been sharpened yet? The glue sticks haven’t hardened yet, the caps are on all the markers and the colors of the caps match the marker. Every crayon is still has its factory point, and they are still arranged in the box in rainbow order. Ah, the...
Power restored to FirstEnergy customers in Clark County

Power restored to FirstEnergy customers in Clark County

Power has been restored to Clark County customers. FirstEnergy customers in Clark County continue to experience a power outage affecting nearly 3,300. Alan Brown, living on West National Road outside of Springfield, said his home lost power just after 9 p.m. "It was abrupt," Brown said, adding that he received a robo-call from FirstEnergy telling him service would be restored by 12...
Kings Island celebrates 1 millionth rider of Mystic Timbers roller coaster

Kings Island celebrates 1 millionth rider of Mystic Timbers roller coaster

John Voigt, of Cincinnati, scored the one millionth ride on the Mystic Timbers roller coaster Tuesday at Kings Island. The coaster opened April 15. Voigt was awarded a souvenir piece of wood from the ride, tote bag, front-of-the-line passes, tickets to Halloween Haunt and a large sign proclaiming him as one millionth rider of Mystic Timbers.  The wooden coaster, themed to an abandoned lumber...
Springfield teachers play escape game before they go back to school

Springfield teachers play escape game before they go back to school

Springfield teachers prepared to get back to the classroom on Tuesday but first they had to escape from the classroom. About 1,000 Springfield City School District teachers met at Springfield High School for the annual back to school convocation on Tuesday. But this year it had a twist. Teachers were split into groups and assigned a classroom for an escape game. “It was a little intimidating...
Park Layne park called unsafe, township trustees say complaints rare

Park Layne park called unsafe, township trustees say complaints rare

A Park Layne mom said she won’t bring her kids to Raynor Park because she believes its unsafe but Bethel Twp. trustees said they rarely get complaints about it. Raynor Park off Fyffe Drive is a popular spot, said Bethel Twp. Trustee Nancy Brown, especially during the fall for sports such as soccer and football. “It’s clean, it’s safe,” Brown said. “Kids come down...
JUST IN: Dayton Beer Company closes its original taproom in Kettering

JUST IN: Dayton Beer Company closes its original taproom in Kettering

The Dayton Beer Company has shut down its original taproom at 912 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering and will consolidate brewing operations at its larger and newer downtown Dayton facility, the brewery’s founder announced today, Aug. 15. DBC’s Kettering location opened in May 2012, the first in a wave of nearly a dozen Dayton-area breweries that would open over the next couple of years...
Teen removed from Springfield home with roaches, gnats

Teen removed from Springfield home with roaches, gnats

A man and woman have been accused of allowing a 17-year-old to live in a house with roaches, bed bugs and gnats, along with other dirty conditions. David Holland, 53, and Rose Holland, 54, were charged with endangering children in Clark County Municipal Court. DETAILS: Unbelted back seat passengers can become ‘human missiles’ in crash Springfield police went to the home on a welfare check...
FigLeaf brewery in Middletown confirms it is going statewide

FigLeaf brewery in Middletown confirms it is going statewide

FigLeaf Brewing Co. wants to share its beers with all of Ohio. FigLeaf, in Middletown, has signed an agreement with Cincinnati-based craft beer distributor Cavalier Distributing to distribute several of its brews throughout the Buckeye state. The brews would be offered in draft form — the brewery has not started bottling or canning for retail distribution yet. “Beginning Monday, Aug...
WSU professor wins national award for advancing disability issues

WSU professor wins national award for advancing disability issues

Wright State University professor Julie Williams has won a prestigious national award for advancing disability issues in psychology and beyond. Williams received the Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues Award from the American Psychological Association during the organization’s convention in August. The award recognizes association members who have had significant...
Air Force testing light-attack plane

Air Force testing light-attack plane

Four planes are in a dogfight of sorts over the skies of the New Mexico desert this month in the hope that one company will land a future lucrative Air Force contract for a light-attack plane. Air Force officials say the flights are part of a $6 million experiment and not a competition. The Air Force Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is managing...
Is this the future of air travel? Pilotless planes to be ready by 2025

Is this the future of air travel? Pilotless planes to be ready by 2025

Pilotless planes could be ready for commercial use by 2025, but a study found that more than half of travelers would refuse to board an automated aircraft. Pilotless planes would save airlines more than $35 billion every year and could lead to cheaper airfare, according to new research from the investment bank UBS. Pilots cost the industry about $31 billion every year and another $3 billion in training...
Yellow Springs advises residents brown water is safe to drink

Yellow Springs advises residents brown water is safe to drink

Testing a new water pump in the village of Yellow Springs has led to brown water coming out of faucets, but despite appearances, it’s OK to drink, according to Village Manager Patti Bates. The tainted water will clear if residents turn their faucets on and let the water flow, Bates said. According to the news release from the village manager’s office, the new pump and hydrants were tested...
Disruptive force: Three things to know about Aldi

Disruptive force: Three things to know about Aldi

Blink and you’ll miss the latest developments in the fast-moving (and cutthroat) grocery arena. Here’s what’s happening now: Discount grocer Aldi is partnering with online delivery scheduler Instacart to enter the home grocery delivery business in three big cities. “From their unique assortment of goods to their low price commitment and high standards, the Aldi and Instacart...
Flight blocked from landing in Indy due to VP visit sent to Dayton

Flight blocked from landing in Indy due to VP visit sent to Dayton

A plane low on fuel traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis Friday was forced to land in Dayton since Vice President Mike Pence’s plane was on the runway there. According to RTV6 in Indianapolis, the flight was in Indianapolis air space and was denied permission to land at Indianapolis International Airport. Air traffic controllers said United Express flight 3633 could not land because Air Force...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED MONDAY INCLUDED: James D. Alexander, 60, of Enon, two counts OVI, driving under suspension, innocent, continued. Seth Jacob Biles, 29, of 115 W. Possum Road, kidnapping, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $30,000; two counts felonious assault/weapon, domestic violence, innocent, continued. Aylssa A. Boian, 29, of New Carlisle, unauthorized use of vehicle, innocent, continued...
UD to expand business partnerships, invest more in research

UD to expand business partnerships, invest more in research

The University of Dayton has launched a new website focusing on president Eric Spina’s “strategic vision” for the school. The website, called “For The Common Good” outlines overarching theme’s of Spina’s goals for UD. The website’s themes were drawn from Spina’s formal inauguration in April, according to the university. “Our vision for the...
This new Chick-fil-A breakfast item is crispy, cheesy, meaty goodness

This new Chick-fil-A breakfast item is crispy, cheesy, meaty goodness

Chick-fil-A this week unveiled its new breakfast bowl, the Hash Brown Scramble, adding it to the breakfast menu at all of its participating restaurants nationwide — including those in southwest and west-central Ohio. The new menu item is made with “tot-style” hash browns, scrambled eggs, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, and a choice of either sliced chicken nuggets or pork sausage...
Clark County Pet of the Week

Clark County Pet of the Week

Meet Happy. He is an approximately 1-year-old Pit mix who weighs 41 pounds. Happy is vaccinated, dewormed, neutered, rabies vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped. His adoption fee is $50 which includes his dog license. Happy is located at the Humane Society Serving Clark County, 5201 Urbana Road, in Springfield. Shelter hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, noon to 4:30...
Champaign County Pet of the Week

Champaign County Pet of the Week

Mallory is a 2 ½-year-old female grey Tabby. She was brought to us as a stray. If Mallory could talk, we’re sure she could tell some stories since part of one ear is missing. It doesn’t seem to have affected her hearing. Mallory has been spayed, is up to date on vaccinations (including rabies) and has tested negative for feline leukemia. Come visit her at the Paws Animal Shelter...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 17-CV-0443 - American Line Builders Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, Medway, v. Michael Carroll, Silver Spring, Md., plaintiff/claimant’s motion to vacate arbitration award. 17-CV-0444 - The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, NA, v. Jeffery E. Howard, 2861 Ashlar Dr., et al., complaint in foreclosure in rem. 17-CV-0445 - Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc...
Boy and cow snuggle at fair in viral photo that the internet is loving

Boy and cow snuggle at fair in viral photo that the internet is loving

A father captured a picture of his son snuggled up with their cow, and, of course, internet users found it prize-worthy.  Mitchell Miner, 15, of Iowa, and his cow, Audri, had a long day at the Iowa State Fair after competing in the youth cattle show Sunday. So, the best friends decided to take a nap.  “I was asleep. I think she was, too,” Miner told the Des Moines Register...
Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on cruise during solar eclipse

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' on cruise during solar eclipse

It's the epic matchup you've been waiting for, bright eyes: Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and a real-life total solar eclipse. According to Time, Tyler, backed by DNCE, will perform the iconic 1983 song aboard Royal Caribbean's Total Eclipse Cruise during Monday's Great American Eclipse. The cruise aboard the Oasis of the Seas leaves Orlando, Florida, on Sunday and will...
Investigation into Natalee Holloway’s disappearance leads to discovery of human remains

Investigation into Natalee Holloway’s disappearance leads to discovery of human remains

Twelve years after her unsolved disappearance, human remains have been discovered in connection to a search for Natalee Holloway. Her father, Dave Holloway, and private investigator T.J. Ward announced on Wednesday’s episode of “TODAY” that an 18-month investigation, which was documented for an Oxygen show that airs Sunday, led them to discover the remains, which are currently...
Confederate monument in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles removed

Confederate monument in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles removed

The Long Beach chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has removed a monument to the Confederacy at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. KABC reported that many were unaware that the Confederate memorial was in the cemetery. It was installed in 1925. “The Daughters said we are a benevolent organization. We didn’t seek this attention. We don't want to be part of this uproar,” president...
Man shoots himself in heart with nail gun, drives to hospital

Man shoots himself in heart with nail gun, drives to hospital

Doug Bergeson is your typical construction worker, except he’s got a story that would make even the most hardened roofer shudder. The Peshtigo, Wisconsin man was working on a fireplace when his nail gun accidentally fired and a 3.5-inch nail sunk dangerously close to his heart. A graphic photo of the image shows just how disturbing the situation was. Thankfully, Bergeson is back on his farm...
Woman’s long-lost engagement ring found on carrot

Woman’s long-lost engagement ring found on carrot

A Canadian woman was reunited with a long-lost engagement ring that she believed she’d never see again. Our news partners at WPTV report that Mary Grams, 84, believed that she had lost the  ring while pulling weeds in her garden in 2004. After losing the ring, she had it replaced. She received the ring in 1951 from her husband, the year before they married. Almost 13 years later after...
Ric Flair’s fiancee Wendy Barlow says he is still in critical condition, report says

Ric Flair’s fiancee Wendy Barlow says he is still in critical condition, report says

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is in critical condition at an Atlanta-area hospital and has “multiple organ problems,” according to his fiancee, Wendy Barlow. TMZ Sports reported that Barlow made a post on her personal Facebook page Wednesday saying she took Flair to the hospital Friday and that he had “severe abdominal pain.” “From that moment on it all seems...
Families of 22 killed in explosion outside Ariana Grande concert to receive $324,000

Families of 22 killed in explosion outside Ariana Grande concert to receive $324,000

Each of the families of the 22 victims killed in the Manchester, England, explosion after an Ariana Grande concert will receive £250,000, or about $324,000, from theWe Love Manchester Emergency Fund, Billboard reported  Wednesday. The organization announced the news Tuesday. CNN reported the announcement was made in a press release. “The payments will ensure the families benefit from...
Arnold Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to ‘anti-hate organization’ after Charlottesville violence

Arnold Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to ‘anti-hate organization’ after Charlottesville violence

Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting his money where his mouth is after seeing coverage of the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday. In a statement posted on a note on his Facebook page Sunday, the former governor of California said he had been “horrified by the images of Nazis and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville and I was heartbroken...
MoviePass app lets subscribers go to the movies once a day for $10 a month

MoviePass app lets subscribers go to the movies once a day for $10 a month

Remember the days when going to the movies cost less than $10? Maybe you remember when it was less than $5. These days, a trip to the theater can cost a pretty penny. While the national average is $8.65, in many cities, like Los Angeles and New York, a ticket can cost up to or more than $15. But thanks to one app, $10 can now go a lot further at the cinema.  >> Read more trending...
Giant 'hyper-hybrid' roller coaster will be tallest and fastest of its kind

Giant 'hyper-hybrid' roller coaster will be tallest and fastest of its kind

Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, just announced that its adding another monstrous roller coaster to its already world-breaking collection.  Set to open in 2018, Steel Vengeance is promised to be the park’s “wildest ride Cedar Point has ever built,” according to a CP news release.  The coaster required a new classification all its own, becoming the world’s first &ldquo...
Man shot, drives to hospital in bullet-riddled car

Man shot, drives to hospital in bullet-riddled car

A man drove himself to the hospital in a car with six bullet holes after a shooting near Tukwila. Washington State Patrol is investigating a shooting that happened shortly after 5 a.m. near Interstate 5. A KIRO 7 photographer was at Harborview Medical Center when the man drove up to the hospital in bullet-riddled car with a shattered back window. The man was being treated.
KKK's request to burn cross on Stone Mountain denied

KKK's request to burn cross on Stone Mountain denied

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association this week denied a Ku Klux Klan request to burn a cross at the park in Dekalb County, Georgia, citing the trouble at a “pro-white” rally last year. Joey Hobbs, a Dublin man with the Sacred Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, wanted to hold a “lighting” ceremony on Oct. 21 with 20 participants, according to the application. This would have been...
Dead sea turtle washes up on Rhode Island beach

Dead sea turtle washes up on Rhode Island beach

A dead leatherback sea turtle washed ashore Wednesday and was found on East Matunuck State Beach. Witnesses noticed the giant sea turtle around 7:30 a.m., according to WPRI. It was removed from the beach and taken to Mystic Aquarium for a necropsy, the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management told WPRI. Leatherbacks are the largest sea turtle species, known for its leathery, rather...
Robert E. Lee never wanted Confederate monuments built

Robert E. Lee never wanted Confederate monuments built

Although many monuments to the Confederacy in the United States bear his name, image or both, Robert E. Lee was not in favor of Confederate monuments. According to documents from the University of Virginia, Lee declined andinvitation to join officers at the site of the battle of Gettysburg to mark memorials, saying he “could not add anything material to the information existing on the subject...
Woman says she lost work hours after reporting sexual harassment

Woman says she lost work hours after reporting sexual harassment

A Boston area Wendy's restaurant is under corporate scrutiny Wednesday amid allegations that a female worker was sexually harassed by a manager, and then punished with no work hours after she reported the abuse. The worker alleges it all started when she declined a date invitation from the Wendy's manager. He then sent lewd text messages, which read: "Unless I see some (expletive) I'm going to...
Event to promote 'true Confederate heritage' set for Sept. 2 in Texas

Event to promote 'true Confederate heritage' set for Sept. 2 in Texas

Organizers say a rally and march set to take place in downtown Austin at the beginning of September will promote “true Confederate heritage.” A Facebook event page hosted by the Texas Confederate Militia says the Dixie Freedom Rally, scheduled for Sept. 2 at Woolridge Square, 900 Guadalupe Street, will feature live music, guest speakers and a march to the capitol and Confederate monuments...
Deputies: Woman drunkenly bites man's fishing line, swims away with lure

Deputies: Woman drunkenly bites man's fishing line, swims away with lure

St. Johns County deputies arrested a woman after she bit a man's fishing line and swam off with his lure, according to a police report. Deputies were called to the St. Johns County Pier, in Jacksonville, Florida, on Tuesday at approximately 6 p.m. A fisherman told deputies that 22-year-old Alexandria Turner appeared to be intoxicated when she swam up to his fishing line and cursed him out. She...
Need relief from chronic pain? Marijuana may not help after all, studies say

Need relief from chronic pain? Marijuana may not help after all, studies say

When it comes to treating chronic pain or post-traumatic stress disorder, an increasing number of people are turning to marijuana for relief. However, those efforts may be in vain, because new research has found little evidence to support its effectiveness. >> Read more trending news A group of scientists from the Veterans Health Administration recently completed two meta studies, which were...
Couple finds lost engagement ring nine years later in Italy

Couple finds lost engagement ring nine years later in Italy

Justin and Margaret Mussel were married in 2006. He got her a 1.1 karat, princess cut diamond on a white gold band. The couple visited San Marco dei Cavoti, an Italian town where Margaret's family owns a home, in 2008. At some point during the trip, she lost the ring. They always thought it was lost somewhere in Pompeii, never to be seen again.That is, until they returned to the Italian village this...
Baby dolphin dies after beachgoers pose with it for selfies

Baby dolphin dies after beachgoers pose with it for selfies

A baby dolphin that became separated from its mother died after beachgoers began taking selfies with it, news reports state. Animal rescue group Equinac posted on its Facebook page that the young dolphin was stranded on the beach of Mojácar, in southern Spain, on Aug. 11. A group of people then surrounded the distressed animal and began taking photos with it. The dolphin died before rescuers...
Tom Cruise broke his ankle during ‘Mission Impossible 6’ stunt, production halted, studio says

Tom Cruise broke his ankle during ‘Mission Impossible 6’ stunt, production halted, studio says

Days after TMZ captured video that appeared to show Tom Cruise getting injured while performing a stunt on the set of “Mission Impossible 6,” the studio behind the film has confirmed the news. “During production on the latest Mission: Impossible film, Tom Cruise broke his ankle while performing a stunt,” Paramount said in a statement Wednesday. “Production...
BET founder’s daughter suspended from equestrian competition after Walmart gaffe

BET founder’s daughter suspended from equestrian competition after Walmart gaffe

A man’s mistake at a Florida Walmart has resulted in a one-year suspension from an equestrian competition for Paige Johnson, the daughter of billionaire BET co-founder Robert L. Johnson. >> Read more trending news Johnson will miss the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington because of a failed drug test for her horse. A talented rider, Johnson became the first black American to...
DJ charged with stealing cash from wedding cards

DJ charged with stealing cash from wedding cards

A Pennsylvania DJ is facing charges after a bride accused him of stealing cards containing cash during her wedding.  >> Read more trending news Edward McCarty, 38, of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, is charged with theft and related charges, according to TribLive. Ashley Karasek said she only had 12 wedding cards in a collection box the morning after her July 29 wedding, which...
Patient dies after ambulance crashes

Patient dies after ambulance crashes

A woman being transferred from one hospital to its main facility for observation died after the ambulance she was in overturned early Wednesday, police said. Carolyn Koch, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene from head trauma. She was being taken for observation to St. Anthony’s main hospital when the driver veered off Interstate 44 for an unknown reason around 12:30 a.m. The lumbering vehicle...
Neo-Nazi website faces federal lawsuit over defamation

Neo-Nazi website faces federal lawsuit over defamation

An Ohio-based neo-Nazi website and its founder are facing a federal lawsuit filed by Dean Obeidallah, a comedian and political commentator who says he was defamed by an article in The Daily Stormer that falsely accused him of being a terrorist. In his lawsuit, Obeidallah alleges that The Daily Stormer and its founder Andrew Anglin, published a story June 1 that portrays Obeidallah as the mastermind...
Trump disbands 2 key business councils after Charlottesville backlash

Trump disbands 2 key business councils after Charlottesville backlash

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that he is disbanding a pair of White House councils after a receiving a rash of resignations in response to his failure to immediately and forcefully denounce white supremacists in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the manufacturing council (and) strategy (and) policy...
Yes, there is a Trump Winery in Charlottesville. Here’s a look inside.

Yes, there is a Trump Winery in Charlottesville. Here’s a look inside.

On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump capped a volatile, wide-ranging, off-the-cuff Q&A with reporters on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend by saying that he has a home there. “I own a house in Charlottesville,” he said, speaking to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City. “Does anyone know I own a house in Charlottesville?&rdquo...
Heather Heyer's parents preach love, action after daughter’s death: 'You just magnified her'

Heather Heyer's parents preach love, action after daughter’s death: 'You just magnified her'

The parents of Heather Heyer, the woman killed Saturday in a protest against white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia, remembered the 32-year-old as a big-hearted, outspoken woman who wanted equality for all. About 1,000 mourners gathered Wednesday for Heyer’s memorial in downtown Charlottesville, the same city where police said Heyer was killed while protesting what was believed to be the...
Judge Judy lets dog loose in courtroom to prove who its owner is

Judge Judy lets dog loose in courtroom to prove who its owner is

An argument over ownership of a dog landed two parties in front of television judge Judy Sheindlin. In her own form of Solomon’s Law, rather than cut the dog in half, Sheindlin ordered the dog to be let loose in the courtroom so it could determine who was its owner. In the clip from the show posted Monday, Sheindlin orders a woman with the defendant to put the dog down, and Baby Boy immediately...
Video: Florida police use 3 Tasers, baton, 4 handcuffs to arrest bar customer

Video: Florida police use 3 Tasers, baton, 4 handcuffs to arrest bar customer

Jacksonville Beach police in Florida used a Taser, a baton and four sets of handcuffs to arrest a man accused of punching a bouncer and walking out on his $235 bar tab on Sunday. >> Read more trending news Facebook video of the takedown outside Surfer the Bar is leading some beachgoers to question why the use of force was necessary in the first place, since Christopher Alan White did not appear...
George H.W., George W. Bush condemn ‘racial bigotry’ in Charlottesville statement

George H.W., George W. Bush condemn ‘racial bigotry’ in Charlottesville statement

Two former presidents have joined the growing chorus of political voices directly condemning racial bigotry in the wake of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. >> Read more trending news  Former Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush released a statement on Wednesday morning, addressing the past weekend’s violence. Their joint statement comes less than...
Country band booted from concert over comments on Charlottesville protests

Country band booted from concert over comments on Charlottesville protests

Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach, a country band from Sylvania, Ohio, was booted from the Northwest Ohio Rib Off concert and an opening slot for Nashville star Lee Brice after complaints over a Facebook post. >> Read more trending news Singer Rodney Parker, on his personal Facebook page, posted Tuesday about the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests. The Toledo Blade, which sponsors the...
Florida man cited for frame around license plate

Florida man cited for frame around license plate

A Florida man learned the specialty frame he has around his license plate is illegal under state law, police said. Alvaro Alves was pulled over for a burned out tail light when the officer cited him for the frame which obstructed the view of the license plate, according to WTVJ. “He couldn’t see the ‘Myflorida.com’ and the ‘Sunshine State’ wording,” Alves...
Franklin father charged in son’s scalding death will get 3rd trial

Franklin father charged in son’s scalding death will get 3rd trial

The third trial of Robert Ritchie, the Franklin father charged in connection with his 4-year-old’s scalding death, is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 21. Richie was in Warren County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday for a final pretrial hearing in Judge Robert Peeler’s courtroom. Defense attorney Frank Schivanone IV said after, “We are proceeding to trial.” MORE: Mistrial declared...
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