Increased charges to be sought against Clark Co. stabbing suspect

Raymond Roberts, the 42-year-old Springfield man accused of slicing his wife’s throat, could be facing more serious charges than initially anticipated. “The state intends to pursue charges of attempted murder and felonious assault for two separate acts during this incident,” said Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Megan Farley during Roberts’ arraignment in the Clark County...


Shoes 4 the Shoeless takes needed supplies to NC hurricane victims

Shoes 4 the Shoeless takes needed supplies to NC hurricane victims

Shoes 4 the Shoeless (S4TS) will be taking over 1,000 pairs of shoes, socks, and other needed supplies to children and their families in need due to Hurricane Florence, according to a release. The goal is to fill three 26-foot trucks with needed items to take to the residents of Pollacksville, North Carolina. Items can be donated on Sept. 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sept. 28 from 8:00 a...
State health dept., CDC urge early flu shots

State health dept., CDC urge early flu shots

Flu season is approaching, and early vaccinations are urged and recommended.  The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is recommending all Ohioans six months and older to get earlier flu shots, according to a release. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to get vaccinations by the end of October. Flu activity increases in October, with peak in December and February...
Some will get complimentary entries for 2019 & 2020 Air Force Marathons

Some will get complimentary entries for 2019 & 2020 Air Force Marathons

An estimated 500 participants in this year's Air Force Marathon who couldn't finish the race because of the heat will be offered a complimentary entry into either the 2019 or 2020 event, race Director Brandon Hough said in an email to participants Monday. The offer does not apply to participants who dropped out of the event, Hough said in the email.  "This is specifically for the runners...
Kasich: Ohio’s gun background check system has ‘significant gaps’

Kasich: Ohio’s gun background check system has ‘significant gaps’

Ohio’s system for keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people is riddled with problems, according to a new report released Monday by the Kasich administration. Law enforcement agencies and courts across the state routinely fail to upload data that gets added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System so that people subject to felony and misdemeanor warrants, civil protection...
How virtual and augmented reality are changing the way you shop

How virtual and augmented reality are changing the way you shop

See what new curtains, a new refrigerator or a new couch look like in your own home before you buy them with virtual or augmented reality applications created by a company based in the Miami Valley. Marxent is working with big name retailers, like Macy’s, to give customers a new shopping experience.  With a virtual reality headset over his eyes, Marxent’s lead for product development...
Clark County resident, Xenia teacher sentenced in Logan County

Clark County resident, Xenia teacher sentenced in Logan County

A Clark County resident and Xenia teacher who pleaded guilty to a charge in Logan County was sentenced Monday. Brandon Murray pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted abduction in Logan County Common Pleas Court, according to online records. He was sentenced to 120 days in the county jail, five years of community control and $2,500 in fines plus court costs. Murray is accused of sexually assaulting...
Miamisburg man dies while swimming in Outer Banks, North Carolina

Miamisburg man dies while swimming in Outer Banks, North Carolina

A Miamisburg man died over the weekend while swimming in the ocean along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The body of Kyler Miles, 35, was found early this morning by Town of Duck police, according to a release from the police department in North Carolina. Miles went for a swim Sunday morning, and emergency crews were dispatched at approximately 7:53 a.m. for a “swimmer in distress,&rdquo...
Two in Springfield charged with allowing kids to live in filth

Two in Springfield charged with allowing kids to live in filth

A Springfield man and woman are accused of allowing two children to live in “deplorable” conditions where dog feces were found in many rooms. Michael Sanders II, 25 and Trista Gray, 26, were charged in Clark County Municipal Court with two counts of Endangering Children. They pleaded not guilty and were released on their own recognizance. Springfield police began their investigation when...
Police ask for public’s help to find missing Springfield man

Police ask for public’s help to find missing Springfield man

Springfield police are asking for the public’s help to find a man missing since Thursday.  Cameron Lee Wells, 20, was reported missing to police Sept. 20, although a family member told officers they haven’t had contact with him since Sept. 5.  Wells suffers from medical issues and has refused to take medication, Springfield police said in a media release Monday.  Wells is...
Should Ohio schools ban Indian nicknames? Group asks state for help.

Should Ohio schools ban Indian nicknames? Group asks state for help.

A half-dozen speakers urged the state board of education to ban the use of Native American nicknames, logos and mascots for school sports teams, citing negative stereotypes and derogatory images. Nineteen high schools in the region use Native American-related nicknames such as Braves, Indians and Warriors, most with an accompanying Indian-related logo. Three schools north of Dayton — St. Henry...
Time to downsize? Gas prices jump 70 cents from last year

Time to downsize? Gas prices jump 70 cents from last year

Motorists waiting for post-Labor Day gas prices to drop could be waiting awhile, according to some analysts who don’t foresee the cost of a fill-up decreasing any time soon among strong demand and short supply. Gas prices in the region averaged $2.86 today, up from about $2.74 a week ago and 73 cents higher than a year ago at this time, according to the website GasBuddy.com, which tracks U.S...
High School Football State Poll: Which area teams are ranked?

High School Football State Poll: Which area teams are ranked?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018. Teams are ranked by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): 1. Cin. Colerain (9) 5-0 217 2. Mentor (8) 5-0 214 3. Pickerington Central (6) 5-0 208 4. Reynoldsburg (2) 5-0 133 5. Canton McKinley 5-0 129 6. Dublin Coffman...
Marathon acquisition could close in early October

Marathon acquisition could close in early October

A roughly $23 billion merger between Marathon Petroleum Corp. and Andeavor, a rival refining firm, could be finalized as early as next week, according to information from Marathon. Shareholders of both companies approved a combination of the two firms in special meetings today, according to a news release from Marathon. The companies expect to officially close the deal on Oct. 1. “We are pleased...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0465 - Citibank, N.A., as Trustee, v. Carolyn S. Grover, 714 S. Wittenberg Ave., et al., complaint in foreclosure for $40,741. 18-CV-0472 - The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, NA, fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., v. Unknown heirs, legatees, devisees, executors, administrators and assigns and their spouses, if any, of Walter E. Plantz Jr., address...
Clark County sells land near fairgrounds for development

Clark County sells land near fairgrounds for development

The Board of Clark County Commissioners sold the former National Guard Armory property with the intention being to tear the buildings down and redevelop the it for commercial use. The former Springfield National Guard Armory at 4400 Laybourne Road near the Clark County Fairgrounds became available in 2009 when the unit decided to move to an armory close to the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport...
Man charged with arson after domestic incident, house fire in Springfield

Man charged with arson after domestic incident, house fire in Springfield

Police arrested a 26-year-old man on a preliminary charge of arson after a fire broke out in a Springfield home Monday morning.  Police arrested Mark Allen Bass Jr. on charges of aggravated arson, obstruction of official business, misconduct at an emergency and cruelty to animals, a Springfield police dispatch supervisor said. Police were first requested to the home in the 1400 block of Sunset...
Companies filling thousands of local holiday jobs: What you need to know

Companies filling thousands of local holiday jobs: What you need to know

Fighting low unemployment and stiff competition for workers, local companies are scrambling to hire thousands of seasonal workers before the biggest shopping season of the year. The hiring spree that spans several industries is happening earlier than most years and is requiring companies to offer incentives and flexible hours to entice job applicants for the mostly part-time work. Stores like Kohl&rsquo...
Cross Country: Patience pays off for Northwestern junior Blazer

Cross Country: Patience pays off for Northwestern junior Blazer

With 317 competitors packing the cross country course in the Varsity B race at Saturday Night Lights, finding running room during the first mile was difficult. That’s where Northwestern junior Drew Blazer found himself — locked into the pack — in the early going on Centerville High School’s fast 3.1-mile course. And once he found room to maneuver Blazer picked up a few spots...
Restaurant considers bringing store to Springfield

Restaurant considers bringing store to Springfield

A Cincinnati-based restaurant chain is considering a possible restaurant in Springfield, but so far has not been able to find a franchisee, the company’s chief development officer told the News-Sun. Buffalo Wings and Rings operates more than 55 locations in Ohio, Illinois, Texas, Indiana and Kentucky, along with a handful of other states. The chain has saturated the Cincinnati market, and it...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED THURSDAY INCLUDED: Joe K. F. Gohl, 23, of 1730 Rutland Ave., OVI, four counts 12 point suspension, five counts driving under suspension OVI suspension, fictitious plates, theft, falsification, dismissed - prosecutor request. CASES CALLED FRIDAY INCLUDED: Douglas G. Beverly Jr., 38, of 4929 N. River Road, three counts theft, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $3,000;...
Additional charges possible against Springfield man accused of slicing wife’s throat

Additional charges possible against Springfield man accused of slicing wife’s throat

The Springfield man who allegedly cut his wife’s throat and then fled the county could face additional charges, according to prosecutors. Raymond Roberts, 42, was booked in Clark County jail on Saturday on a charge of felonious assault — serious harm to the victim. Online records show his bond was set at $75,000 over the weekend and he remains in jail. State prosecutors said they are pursuing...
Car hydroplanes, causes crash with semi on I-70 East in Clark County

Car hydroplanes, causes crash with semi on I-70 East in Clark County

Weather conditions are being investigated as a factor in a crash between a car and semi that seriously injured one driver.  The crash was reported around 8:40 a.m. on Interstate 70 East, east of Interstate 675 in Mad River Twp., Clark County.  Investigators said a car hydroplaned and was hit by a semi. The driver of the car suffered serious injuries and was transported to Miami Valley Hospital...
Man accused in Clark County robberies indicted

Man accused in Clark County robberies indicted

A suspect in a local pharmacy robbery was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court last week. Dasean Whitehead, 19, of Cincinnati, faces a charge of aggravated robbery. Whitehead and James Taylor, 21, of Dayton, were arrested in connection to a robbery at the Enon Rite Aid Earlier this month. Taylor was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official...
Navistar focused on efficiency in Springfield plant

Navistar focused on efficiency in Springfield plant

Navistar’s Springfield plant is focusing on making its manufacturing processes more efficient and identifying problems earlier to improve the quality of its vehicles. The company has invested millions in new equipment in Springfield over the past several years to revamp the interior of the facility and streamline its manufacturing processes, said Mark Hernandez, the company’s vice president...
After soggy overnight, strong storms possible Tuesday

After soggy overnight, strong storms possible Tuesday

Soggy overnight ahead Threat for strong storms Tuesday Turning cooler again midweek Overnight: Expect cloudy skies with occasional rain to continue overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will hold in the upper 60s. Tuesday: Skies will be mostly cloudy with occasional showers and storms likely. Some of the storms could be strong or severe late...
Man reportedly stabbed in the neck in Springfield

Man reportedly stabbed in the neck in Springfield

Police responded to a second reported stabbing in Springfield Sunday. Emergency crews were dispatched on a report of a man with a neck wound from a stabbing in the 1700 block of Mound Street around 7:50 p.m. The two reported stabbings occurred within an hour of each other. We will continue to update this story as more details become available. 
Woman reportedly stabbed in Springfield

Woman reportedly stabbed in Springfield

Emergency crews responded to Rice Street in Springfield Sunday around 6:55 p.m., according to Springfield dispatch. Initial reports indicated a woman was stabbed in the 200 block of Rice Street, but we are working to confirm these reports. No further information was provided. We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.
Retired therapist celebrates 30 years of program to help Parkinson’s patients

Retired therapist celebrates 30 years of program to help Parkinson’s patients

A retired physical therapist who has treated area Parkinson’s patients for several years is celebrating the 30th anniversary of a program he developed designed to help local patients with Parkinson’s disease remain independent. Bob Kann developed his P.A.R.K. program in 1988, and said he is also issuing the fifth edition to his book the P.A.R.K. Manuel which explains the program. The P...
Election profile: Down in the polls, Renacci’s colleagues say he’s used to uphill battles

Election profile: Down in the polls, Renacci’s colleagues say he’s used to uphill battles

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci arrived in Congress in 2010 with a goal: He wanted to get on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which writes the nation’s tax laws. One of the few CPAs in Congress, he felt he had the expertise. But he was told he was too new, to let it go. He couldn’t. So every week, Renacci, now Sen. Sherrod Brown’s Republican opponent for Senate, sent a letter and...
Election profile:  Sen. Brown uses connections to win over those who think he’s ‘ruthless’ progressive

Election profile:  Sen. Brown uses connections to win over those who think he’s ‘ruthless’ progressive

After a recent appearance on MSNBC’s Hardball, a reporter asked Sen. Sherrod Brown about a Mediterranean restaurant in Dayton. Brown reached for his IPhone and left Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley a voice mail: “Why haven’t you ever told me about this great restaurant?” Acquaintances say that is vintage Brown: scribbling notes, calling people, emailing and staying in touch with both...
Greenon set to host ceremony to kick off construction of new school

Greenon set to host ceremony to kick off construction of new school

Greenon Local Schools will host a groundbreaking ceremony for their new $50 million school this week. The ceremony will take place Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at the current Indian Valley Intermediate School campus. “Along with the community, the Board of Education and staff have been eagerly anticipating this important moment in our district’s history,” said Dennis Henry, Greenon...
Wittenberg Tigers blast Kenyon 45-3 to improve to 3-0

Wittenberg Tigers blast Kenyon 45-3 to improve to 3-0

Wittenberg University junior Nick Kendall knew he had to pay homage to the players who came before him. After finishing a 75-yard touchdown run, Kendall ran over the alumni section in attendance for Champions Night where he gave high-fives to multiple former Tigers football players. Kendall finished with 113 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries as the 14th-ranked Tigers cruised to a 45-3 victory...
Looking back in Springfield: No liquor in Clark County

Looking back in Springfield: No liquor in Clark County

Ohio’s Rose Laws, passed in 1908, let counties vote individually about allowing alcohol sales. Clark County was one of thirty-five to go dry by 1909, which meant saloons across the county shuttered their doors.  This particular saloon on Fountain, one of many on the street closed by the local vote, is shown here in August advertising upcoming events including Barnum and Bailey, a &ldquo...
Performing Arts Center celebrates 25 years, symbolizes Springfield, Clark County’s dedication to arts

Performing Arts Center celebrates 25 years, symbolizes Springfield, Clark County’s dedication to arts

What was envisioned as a centerpiece for downtown Springfield to expand art options in the city is 25 years later attracting national and international performances including Broadway shows, making the Clark State Performing Arts Center a showcase facility in Ohio. “For the 25th anniversary, I tried to touch upon as many genres as possible to make it a diverse season with a broad stroke of different...
Endangered missing child advisory canceled for Hamilton County 4-year-old

Endangered missing child advisory canceled for Hamilton County 4-year-old

The endangered missing child advisory issued for four-year-old Syiaer Domineack out of Hamilton County has been canceled. Domineack has been found safe, according to a release. An endangered missing child advisory has been issued for a four-year-old boy out of Hamilton County. Syiaer Domineack, 4, was last seen at his grandparent’s home, who have emergency custody of Syiaer. The child was taken...
Showers and storms return

Showers and storms return

Staying clear this evening Clouds and showers roll in from the south overnight Chance for stronger storms arrives on Tuesday Tonight: Clouds expected to roll in overnight along with the chance for showers increasing by tomorrow morning. Temperatures hold steady near 60 degrees with cooler temperatures to the north and warmer temperaturest o the south.  Monday: Cloudy skies with showers...
Student of the Week Graham High School

Student of the Week Graham High School

Name: Chase Adams School: Graham High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Basketball, Baseball, Student Senate, Freshman Focus Claim to fame/honors: 2nd team CBC, Falcon Pride Student of the Month, Honor Roll, perfect attendance for all of high school Words you live by: “The true test of a man’s character is how he handles adversity.” Toughest challenge: Having two surgeries...
Athlete of the Week Graham High School

Athlete of the Week Graham High School

Name: Brady Oder School: Graham High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Soccer, Bowling Claim to fame/honors: 1st Team CBC; 1st Team District Words you live by: “Live, Laugh, Love.” Toughest opponent: Life Biggest influence: My parents Game-day rituals: Just think about the game What’s on your bedroom walls: Paint and medals When I’m bored I like to … Watch Netflix Favorite...
Firefighters battle fully involved barn fire in Clark County

Firefighters battle fully involved barn fire in Clark County

Firefighters battled a fully involved barn fire in Springfield Twp. Saturday. Crews responded to the fire located in the 700 block of North Bird Road around 7 p.m., according to Clark County dispatchers. There were not animals inside the barn, but it was filled with hay, said dispatch.
3 things to know: Crimes in Clark County and Springfield this week

3 things to know: Crimes in Clark County and Springfield this week

The Springfield Police Division and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigated numerous crimes this week in the area. Here are three crimes covered by the Springfield News-Sun this week that were investigated by the policing agencies. Jacob Mott, 23, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with felonious assault and receiving stolen property. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and his...
Nearly 2 dozen communities on display at Springfield’s annual CultureFest

Nearly 2 dozen communities on display at Springfield’s annual CultureFest

The Xclusive Dance Crew spent three days a week rehearsing over a six-month period in preparation for the annual CultureFest event in downtown Springfield. The hip-hop dance group was an example of the commitment shown by many who were part of the Saturday event showcasing nearly two dozen cultures. “It’s the love and support from the community that have kept us coming here for five or...
Champaign County economic group creates new position to link students to local manufacturing jobs

Champaign County economic group creates new position to link students to local manufacturing jobs

The Champaign Economic Partnership has created a new, part-time position to better connect students in Champaign County with opportunities at area businesses. Ashley Cook will serve as a business liaison as part of a larger effort to identify potential workers for the county’s manufacturing industry. The CEP is a nonprofit focused on economic development in Champaign County. MORE: New mobile...
WORTH THE DRIVE: Ohio Caverns are a subterranean wonderland

WORTH THE DRIVE: Ohio Caverns are a subterranean wonderland

Looking for an underground getaway? Take a trip to the Ohio Caverns, the largest known cave system in the state.  The caverns, described long ago as the place “where nature carved a fairyland,” are located in West Liberty. Here are 7 things to know about the subterranean wonderland:  Accidental discovery. The caves were accidentally discovered in 1897 by 17-year-old Robert Noffsinger...
Florida inmate walks away from work crew, buys sweet tea, officials say

Florida inmate walks away from work crew, buys sweet tea, officials say

A Florida Department of Corrections inmate walked away from a work crew Monday morning to get some sweet tea, officials say. Deputies said Taylor Fender, 23, of Okaloosa County, was serving a five-year prison sentence at the Putnam Corrections Institute before this incident. According to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, the crew was working at State Road 20 and County Road 315 when Fender...
SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh in first TV interview repeatedly denies sexual assault accusations

SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh in first TV interview repeatedly denies sexual assault accusations

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is under fire as accusations of sexual misconduct cloud what was expected to be a simple nomination process.   >> Read more trending news  The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, in which a woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers will testify...
Doctors use 3D printer to save baby's life

Doctors use 3D printer to save baby's life

At Children's Hospital of Atlanta, a baby boy is breathing a lot easier, thanks to a life-saving procedure involving a 3D printing machine. Eight-month-old Amir is sleeping peacefully and breathing easy now, something he couldn't do when he was born. "He was just a baby that, he would always cry," said his mom, Linda Long. "So we knew something was wrong with him, but we didn't...
Woman makes daring escape after being raped, held captive, police say

Woman makes daring escape after being raped, held captive, police say

A woman in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, survived a violent weekend after being kidnapped and raped, authorities said. Police said that when they talked to the victim, she was shaking and crying. She said she was raped twice the night before by two different men, one named Percy and another man, who was identified by police as Richard Bankosh, and arrested, according to court documents....
WATCH: Disney pass holder hangs Trump re-election banner in Magic Kingdom

WATCH: Disney pass holder hangs Trump re-election banner in Magic Kingdom

Those visiting Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park on Sunday might have noticed something unusual hanging in Main Street, U.S.A. – a banner calling for President Donald Trump's re-election in 2020. Dion Cini, 49, of New York, said he unfurled the banner and briefly hung it from a balcony overlooking the park's Town Square with the help of a bystander to garner attention for Trump's...

Opinion: Have we learned nothing since the Thomas-Hill battle?

Hard cases make bad law, according to an old legal maxim. Hard cases make brutal Supreme Court confirmation fights, too. The soap opera unfolding around Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings offers an excellent example. The he-said-she-said drama brings to mind another battle royal that consumed television viewers nationwide in 1991 when Anita Hill accused then-nominee...
Two Afghan military officers training in Mass. go missing over weekend

Two Afghan military officers training in Mass. go missing over weekend

Two Afghan military officers who were in Massachusetts for training went missing over the weekend after not showing up for a flight at Logan Airport.  The two were transported to the airport on Saturday to catch a flight home, but the plane left without them on it.  "It's embarrassing," Northeastern University associate professor Max Abrahms said. "I want to know the identity...

HS Roundup 9/24: Brown breaks 24-year-old record in Milton-Union win

Olivia Brown broke the school record for career digs during Milton-Union’s 3-0 win over Ansonia in girls volleyball on Monday. The record Brown passed, set by Jessica Herkins Brumbaugh, had stood since 1994. Milton-Union improved to 12-4 overall with the victory. Boys Soccer Bellefontaine 7, Graham 1: Daunte George poured in three goals and Dominik Patton, Derek Robb, Drew Wrocklage and Jacob...

HS Scores 9/24: Tecumseh girls shut out Xenia, KR/Urbana draw

Boys Soccer Monday’s Results Bellefontaine 7, Graham 1 Benjamin Logan 4, London 1 New Knoxville 3, Allen East 2 Northwestern 2, Jonathan Alder 1 Ottoville 2, Temple Christian 1 OSSCA State Poll Division I 1. St. Ignatius, 8-0-1, 100; 2. Moeller, 7-0-1, 89; 3. Medina, 8-0-2, 74; 4. Olentangy Liberty, 9-1-0, 69; 5. St. Johns Jesuit, 10-0-1, 56; 6. Beavercreek, 9-1-0, 49; 7. New Albany, 8-0-0,...
Dozens of tips pour in on missing North Carolina boy with special needs 

Dozens of tips pour in on missing North Carolina boy with special needs 

The search for a 6-year-old North Carolina boy who vanished from a Gastonia park continued for a third day on Monday as authorities sifted through dozens of tips that have poured in. Maddox Ritch was last seen at Rankin Lake Park on Saturday with his father and a friend. Officials said they've received 80 leads as of Monday afternoon, and they're looking into them all. "No piece of information...
Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual assault allegations in TV interview: ‘I never did any such thing’

Brett Kavanaugh denies sexual assault allegations in TV interview: ‘I never did any such thing’

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh used an interview on Fox News Monday night to defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct ahead of a planned hearing on the matter by the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning. >> Read more trending news  Kavanaugh, who was seen as a shoo-in for the high court when President Donald Trump first announced his pick for the seat vacated...
Atlanta rapper charged with trafficking $4M worth of cocaine

Atlanta rapper charged with trafficking $4M worth of cocaine

A rapper from Atlanta was indicted on federal drug trafficking charges after he was part of a multistate distribution ring, investigators said. Tommie Walker -- also known as "Columbia BT" -- and Juan Carlos Garcia-Martinez were arraigned on Friday. They face federal charges of drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. “These defendants were allegedly...
Six Flags offers $300 for spending 30 hours in coffin

Six Flags offers $300 for spending 30 hours in coffin

In the 1942 film “The Corpse Vanishes,” actor Bela Lugosi explains that he finds a coffin “much more comfortable than a bed.” >> Read more trending news  Six Flags St. Louis is seeking people who find lying in coffins within their comfort level. The Missouri theme park announced on its website Friday that to celebrate the 30th year of Fright Fest, it will...
All you need to know about the Harvest Moon

All you need to know about the Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon will grace the night sky Monday, casting a glow in the Northern Hemisphere that skywatchers anticipate every year - but the event was once much more than celestial entertainment. The full moon that falls closest to the autumnal equinox is known as the Harvest Moon, and usually that happens in September, according to Earthsky.org. Before electricity, farmers relied on moonlight...
Philadelphia Flyers unveil new mascot

Philadelphia Flyers unveil new mascot

The Philadelphia Flyers have a new mascot. Meet Gritty. The team unveiled the new mascot Monday morning.  According to the Philadelphia Flyers website, the name Gritty describes the team's attitude.  Gritty is “loyal but mischievous” and the “ultimate Flyers fan,” the website said. He’s orange and black, the same colors of the team he boosts. Penguins fans...
Bill Cosby facing as little as 4 years behind bars for drugging, molesting friend

Bill Cosby facing as little as 4 years behind bars for drugging, molesting friend

The first day of a two-day sentencing hearing in suburban Philadelphia for comedian Bill Cosby is over after a jury found him guilty earlier this year of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004. Update 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24: Comedian Bill Cosby could see less than 4 years in jail after the judge Monday merged the three counts of aggravated indecent assault Cosby was convicted of into one for...
T.I. plans pop-up trap music museum, trap house escape room in Atlanta

T.I. plans pop-up trap music museum, trap house escape room in Atlanta

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of his album, “Trap Muzik,” rapper T.I. is bringing a unique, pop-up trap music museum to the hip-hop capital of the South. Fader reported that the artist took to Instagram to announce the new project. “I made it a album... but WE MADE IT A GENRE!!!!” he wrote. “This is a celebration of ALL OF OUR CONTRIBUTIONS to the CULTURE...
Multiple injuries after school bus runs over embankment near Pittsburgh

Multiple injuries after school bus runs over embankment near Pittsburgh

A school bus carrying children ran over an embankment in a construction zone in Mars, Pennsylvania, Monday afternoon and landed on its side. >> Read more trending news  Update 5:45 p.m. EDT Sept. 24: The exact number of students who received medical care is not known, but Mars district officials said six children were hospitalized immediately for treatment of minor bumps and bruises. Other...
Man who collected over 14 million child porn images gets 100 years in federal prison

Man who collected over 14 million child porn images gets 100 years in federal prison

A man who authorities say amassed the largest stockpile of child pornography in Pennsylvania history has been sentenced to 100 years in federal prison.  Lawrence “Larry” Jamieson Jr., 59, of Malvern, was sentenced last week on charges related to the sexual abuse of a young girl, the manufacture of hundreds of sexually explicit videos and photos of the abuse and his collection of child...
Celine Dion ending Las Vegas residency in 2019 

Celine Dion ending Las Vegas residency in 2019 

The Celine Dion era of Vegas is ending in 2019. Billboard reported that the vocalist announced that her “Celine” residency for The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will end next year. The last show date is June 8, after initially being set to end Jan. 20. The last round of shows start Feb. 26. >> Read more trending news  “I definitely have mixed emotions about this final...
Reports: Rosenstein considered resigning, will meet Thursday with Trump 

Reports: Rosenstein considered resigning, will meet Thursday with Trump 

President Donald Trump and Rod Rosenstein spoke Monday amid reports that the deputy U.S. Attorney General was considering resigning from his post. The New York Times reported Monday that Rosenstein was considering resigning after reports surfaced last week that he floated the idea of secretly recording Trump and removing him from office using the 25th Amendment. Update 3:05 p.m. EDT Sept...
Florida man thrown head-first over bridge after argument, police say

Florida man thrown head-first over bridge after argument, police say

Daytona Beach police said they arrested a man for throwing another man head-first off the Main Street Bridge. Police said an officer was driving over the bridge Sunday around 4:45 p.m. and witnessed Derrick Goodin, 21, in a fistfight with another man. Goodin threw a bike over the bridge into the Halifax River, followed by a man, police said. >> Read more trending news  The officer...
Watch: Girl, 7, gives rousing rendition of national anthem before MLS match

Watch: Girl, 7, gives rousing rendition of national anthem before MLS match

There have been many rousing renditions of the national anthem, but a 7-year-old girl who calls herself an “actor, model and anthem girl” turned in a memorable version Sunday. >> Read more trending news  Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja of Los Angeles won an anthem contest sponsored by Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy. That allowed Malea Emma to sing before the Galaxy’s...
Frozen embryos mistakenly destroyed at Seattle hospital 

Frozen embryos mistakenly destroyed at Seattle hospital 

Dozens of women hoping to have children are dealing with heartbreaking loss after their frozen embryos were mistakenly destroyed at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. >> Read more trending news  Tina Mankowski, director of strategic communications for UW Medicine, confirmed that 31 patients were affected and that the destruction happened in...
Parents feel pressured when making child safety choices, study says 

Parents feel pressured when making child safety choices, study says 

More than 90 percent of parents are overwhelmed when researching child safety products, a study released this week asserts. >> Read more trending news  The study -- “Shifting Gears: How Becoming A Parent Changes Driving Forever” -- conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of Volvo Car USA and coinciding with Child Passenger Safety Week, said that 66 percent of parents...
Ohio State QB Haskins wins Big Ten Player of the Week award for second time in four weeks

Ohio State QB Haskins wins Big Ten Player of the Week award for second time in four weeks

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins won the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week award Monday for the second time in four weeks. Haskins shared the award with Penn State running back Miles Sanders. The No. 4 Buckeyes and No. 9 Nittany Lions play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in State College, Pa. In a 49-6 victory against Tulane, Haskins completed 21 of 24 passes for 304 yards. His 87.5 completion...
47 dogs died after PetSmart grooming, investigation says

47 dogs died after PetSmart grooming, investigation says

An investigation from NJ.com has found that nearly 50 dogs have died after visiting PetSmart for grooming. According to a report from Sophie Nieto-Muñoz and Alex Napoliello, families have claimed that their dogs have died during or soon after a grooming at the retail chain. The investigation found 47 documented incidents of pet deaths across 14 states since 2008. >> Read more...
Man charged with threatening 11-year-old who beat him at ‘Fortnite,’ police say

Man charged with threatening 11-year-old who beat him at ‘Fortnite,’ police say

A Long Island man was arrested last week after he threatened an 11-year-old boy who beat him on the online video game “Fortnite.” Michael Aliperti, 45, of Huntington, is charged with second-degree aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child, Suffolk County Police Chief Stuart Cameron said during a news conference. Aliperti was arrested on the charges Tuesday. ...
Suspected truck thief run over by vehicle during dispute with owner, police say

Suspected truck thief run over by vehicle during dispute with owner, police say

A man suspected of stealing a truck was arrested Sunday after he was run over by the vehicle during a dispute with its owner.  >> Read more trending news  A man approached an officer who was already at a Walmart at 1 p.m. and explained that he had found his stolen truck in the parking lot, KETV reported.  As the officer and victim approached, the suspect, who has not been...
Report: Bengals lose defensive lineman to season-ending injury

Report: Bengals lose defensive lineman to season-ending injury

Bengals defensive lineman Ryan Glasgow suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday’s loss to Carolina, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Rapoport said Glasgow, a second-year player from the University of Michigan, suffered a torn ACL. Glasgow, a key reserve, played in all three games this season and appeared in all 16 games as a rookie. Glasgow, a 6-foot-3, 300-pounder, was a...
SiriusXM buys streaming music service Pandora in $3.5B deal

SiriusXM buys streaming music service Pandora in $3.5B deal

SiriusXM is buying streaming music service Pandora in a $3.5 billion deal that would create the world’s largest audio entertainment company, the companies said Monday.  >> Read more trending news  The all stock transaction is pending approval of stockholders, but is expected to close in the start of 2019.  “Pandora's powerful music platform will enable SiriusXM...
Teen, 13, arrested after threatening to shoot up school near Parkland, police say

Teen, 13, arrested after threatening to shoot up school near Parkland, police say

A 13-year-old boy was arrested Sunday after making a threat in an online group chat to shoot up a South Florida middle school, which is located 30 minutes from a high school where a mass shooter killed 17 people in February, WPLG reported Monday. >> Read more trending news  The teen, however, told authorities in Broward County that the threat was a joke, according to a news release...
Ohio State football: Nick Bosa will miss Penn State game; 2 other starters return

Ohio State football: Nick Bosa will miss Penn State game; 2 other starters return

Ohio State is getting two starters back this week for a top 10 showdown with Penn State, but Nick Bosa is not one of them.  OSU coach Urban Meyer said Monday the All-American defensive end will be out “a few more weeks” after having surgery last week to repair a core muscle.  On the bright side, defensive tackle Robert Landers and running back Mike Weber will be back. ...
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