This competition today isn’t just for food truck fans, it’s the Springfield Rotary’s biggest fundraiser of the year

The closer Fred Fullerton got to the front of the line, the hungrier he got. And he wasn’t alone. The scents alone were worth it for the St. Paris resident to travel down to Springfield’s Veterans Park today with his wife to experience the fifth annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition.  The event, which goes until 9:30 p.m. this evening, has 32 food trucks featuring...


Springfield Then & Now: Enjoying the Esplanade

Springfield Then & Now: Enjoying the Esplanade

This photo from around 1900 shows people enjoying a beautiful day around the Esplanade.  O.S. Kelly’s grand 40-foot fountain was dedicated in July 1889 and even in the early years, the area underwent a lot of changes.  Iron benches that had surrounded the trees in the mid-1890s were removed by this time and you can see one of the two cannons that stood south and north of the fountain...
In today’s classrooms, schools balance technology with tradition to prepare students for jobs

In today’s classrooms, schools balance technology with tradition to prepare students for jobs

With new technology available and a focus on developing students for jobs needed in the future, local school districts are balancing innovations in gadgets and tools with traditional techniques in their classrooms. STEM topics (science, technology, engineering and math) have become increasingly prevalent in schools over the last decade. Some school officials say they are a gateway to jobs for students...
Stafford: Reflections on gravity and ‘relative’ humidity

Stafford: Reflections on gravity and ‘relative’ humidity

With school underway, it struck me. If I’d started taking science classes a little later in life, I would have taken them a little more seriously. That’s because I would have taken them personally. It’s also possible that, at a later age, I might have been wise enough to fill in for myself what the teachers didn’t tell me. Take gravity … please. I appreciate the senior...
Local auto suppliers could face uncertainty with proposal to ease fuel standards

Local auto suppliers could face uncertainty with proposal to ease fuel standards

A federal proposal to ease fuel efficiency standards could be a benefit to automakers, but it’s unlikely to impact their strategies in the short term and could cause uncertainty for local suppliers. The Trump administration earlier this month released a proposal that would freeze fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks at 2020 levels for at least five years. It would roll back tougher...
More sun to wrap up the weekend

More sun to wrap up the weekend

Isolated showers this evening More sunshine Sunday Showers and storms Monday evening through Tuesday Tonight: More clearing is expected overnight tonight. Some fog is possible as temperatures drop into the lower to middle 60s. Sunday: Sunshine returns with just a few daytime clouds. Highs will be around the middle 80s. Monday: We get back into the mid-80s with a dry start, but showers...
Kenton Ridge beats Northeastern in final preseason tuneup

Kenton Ridge beats Northeastern in final preseason tuneup

The decades-long rivalry between Northeastern and Kenton Ridge saw two firsts on Friday night. For the first time, the game was played at a neutral site. It also won’t count in the standings. Regardless of the location, the Cougars and the Jets offenses put on a show. Kenton Ridge beat Northeastern 41-20 in a jamboree game Friday night, the final preseason tune-up before the lights come on for...
Missing Centerville woman, 85, reportedly spotted in Waynesville and Springboro

Missing Centerville woman, 85, reportedly spotted in Waynesville and Springboro

The Centerville Police Department is still investigating the whereabouts of Dorothy Reker, the missing endangered adult from Centerville. Their investigation revealed that she may have been in the Waynesville, Ohio area around 7:00 p.m. on Aug. 17, and a second witness believes she saw Reker’s vehicle traveling northbound on State Route 741 in Springboro, Ohio around 11:30 p.m. There have been...
Recall Roundup: Hair dryers, blending containers and more

Recall Roundup: Hair dryers, blending containers and more

Dangerous hair dryers and blender cups are among the new recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Xtava is recalling nearly a quarter of a million Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers after 18 people reported burns — one case was severe — and two people reported a mild electrical shock. There are 193 reports of the hair dryers and power cords exploding, catching...
Here’s what a new, young female pastor is bringing to this Springfield church

Here’s what a new, young female pastor is bringing to this Springfield church

Alyssa Mazzei’s downtown Springfield office window at First Lutheran Church overlooks the ongoing demolition of the Crowell Collier building directly behind it. The irony is fitting - a new, young female pastor in town bringing fresh perspective contrasts with a part of Springfield’s past being slowly removed. Mazzei, a Cincinnati native, came to Springfield in January last year and has...
Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson releases updated finalists list

Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson releases updated finalists list

SEC or Big Ten?  That is the question Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson asked when posting a list of the seven schools the senior is considering.  The three-star defensive tackle prospect, who plans to commit Sept. 19, set a final five of Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Wisconsin and Kentucky in July but has since added offers from Florida and Georgia.  He is the No. 25 prospect...
2 people taken to hospital after car crashes into Springfield home

2 people taken to hospital after car crashes into Springfield home

Two women have been transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, one via CareFlight, after crashing into a Springfield home.  According to Springfield Fire Department officials,  the driver of the car that crashed into the house ran a stop sign at the intersection of Balsam Drive and Cookston Drive before crashing. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.   ...
With lead from a high school shooting still in his body, Logan Cole begins his next phase: College life

With lead from a high school shooting still in his body, Logan Cole begins his next phase: College life

For Logan Cole, moving in to college means starting a new journey in a life that was nearly taken from him. Cole, who survived a school shooting at West Liberty-Salem High School early last year, said while moving in to college on Friday that he was thankful to be alive. “It was a miracle I survived,” Cole said. “It was a pretty close call, and I’m thankful to be here.&rdquo...
A former Springfield industrial site has a beautiful new use, thanks to several area groups

A former Springfield industrial site has a beautiful new use, thanks to several area groups

A former industrial site has been revived as the home of a 1.2-acre sunflower field at West Euclid Avenue along the bike path in Springfield. The renovation project is a joint effort between Keep Clark County Beautiful, National Trail Parks & Recreation District, Clark County Land Bank and the City of Springfield. The field will “beautify our community” in an area that was “an eyesore...
The Heritage Center: Crowell-Collier facility subject of photo exhibit

The Heritage Center: Crowell-Collier facility subject of photo exhibit

When the Crowell-Collier facility closed abruptly in December 1956, it represented signs of change in the industry, in society, and most importantly, for Springfield and Clark County. For many years the complex of buildings sat empty and while they found other uses and owners through the years, they have never returned to their former glory.  Having learned graphic arts from its former employees...
Pike County murders: No arrests today despite ‘very active’ investigation

Pike County murders: No arrests today despite ‘very active’ investigation

No arrests have been made in the grisly deaths of eight members of a Pike County family, but Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s spokesman said the Rhoden murder investigation “remains very active and ongoing.” The spokesman, Dan Tierney, would not discuss whether the Bureau of Criminal Investigation recently executed search warrants in Pike and Scioto counties in the unsolved 2016...
How one Springfield barber kept cutting hair and shaving despite a power outage today

How one Springfield barber kept cutting hair and shaving despite a power outage today

Despite a power outage across Clark County this afternoon, a Springfield barber found a creative way to continue taking customers. Alex Robinson, barber and owner of Robinson Corner Cutzat 1835 S. Yellow Springs St., found that he could work using only a headlamp, a gas-powered generator and multi-tap extension cords. »LATEST: Thousands still without power in Clark County Robinson said that...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0406 - Tom Hale, Director, Clark County Community Development, 3130 E. Main St., Ste. 1A, v. Elizabeth Trent, 1711 Prospect St., complaint for preliminary and permanent injunction ordering defendants to immediately cease parking and/or storing vehicles and equipment on property located at 2818 Hilldale Road in violation of zoning regulations, etc. 18-CV-0407 - IH...
Power restored to most Clark County residents

Power restored to most Clark County residents

Power has been restored to most residents in Clark County after a day of rainstorms resulted in intermittent outages. Only 19 Ohio Edison customers were without power around 5 p.m. Friday. Dayton Power & Light customers in Greene and Montgomery counties also experienced outages throughout the day. Thousands in Clark County are still without power shortly after noon Friday. An Ohio Edison...
Trial date set for former GOP statehouse candidate in extortion case

Trial date set for former GOP statehouse candidate in extortion case

A former Republican statehouse candidate faces an October trial date on charges related to statements she made about her opponent, State Rep. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, in their primary race this year.  Jocelyn Smith, 36, of Fairborn, faces a third-degree felony count of extortion and a second-degree misdemeanor count of coercion, according to court records of the secret indictment filed June...
Lobster truck featured on ‘Shark Tank’ among new vendors at huge weekend food truck fest

Lobster truck featured on ‘Shark Tank’ among new vendors at huge weekend food truck fest

The day is almost here when dining out means trading in a menu for a map with a wide range of choices just steps away. There will be 32 participants with favorites like burgers and pizza to unusual fare including haggis and lobster grilled cheese when the Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition returns this weekend. The fifth event will be from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED WEDNESDAY INCLUDED: Elisha K. Ellis, 38, of New Carlisle, child endangering, guilty, 90 days jail with 90 days suspended, 12 months probation, payment of balance of costs after bond applied; child endangering, dismissed. Chelsea Nichole Gorton, 19, of 2045 Beatrice St., use and possession of drug paraphernalia, guilty, fined $50. Tamara L. Haney, 56, of 706 N. Burnett Road, domestic violence...
Additional mosquito samples test positive for West Nile in Clark County

Additional mosquito samples test positive for West Nile in Clark County

Recent mosquito samples in Clark County have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Clark County Combined Health District.The samples were collected in the Croft and Middle-Urbana roads area. Additional positive samples are still being found in western and southwestern Springfield, read the release.  Mosquito treatment will continue at night in the areas with positive samples,...
Bat found in Springfield tests positive for rabies 

Bat found in Springfield tests positive for rabies 

Health officials said a rabid bat was found in Springfield, the first in Clark County since 2016, according to the combined health district.  The bat was found in the Ridgewood neighborhood in Springfield, but officials did not identified when the bat was located.  Bats are the most common carriers of the rabies virus, however other animals can also be carriers of the disease, officials...
Fatal vision goggles among activities at today’s ‘Drive Sober’ event 

Fatal vision goggles among activities at today’s ‘Drive Sober’ event 

The Greene County Safe Communities Coalition will kickoff the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over event today in Beavercreek. The event is set from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Greene Town Center, 4452 Buckeye Lane. The event highlights the dangers of drugged- and alcohol-impaired driving through “fatal vision goggle activities and education,” according to a release. The coalition is hosting...
Get half-off pet adoption costs at Saturday’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ events

Get half-off pet adoption costs at Saturday’s ‘Clear the Shelters’ events

Greene County Animal Control and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton will be offering special rates for pet adoptions this Saturday. The Clear the Shelters initiative is aimed at finding forever homes for cats and dogs by offering discounted adoption rates. In Greene County, adoption fees will be half-price from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 641 Dayton-Xenia Road. For cats, the rate will...
Clark County judges threaten clerk with contempt

Clark County judges threaten clerk with contempt

Clark County’s clerk of courts is facing a threat of contempt of court after three judges complained of repeated delays in the filing of court documents and demanded better access to legal files. Common Pleas Court Judges Douglas Rastatter, Richard O’Neill and Thomas Capper jointly filed three separate orders to the clerk’s office in early June. The orders indicate that failure to...
Passing showers, storms expected into Saturday

Passing showers, storms expected into Saturday

Scattered storms push through this evening Storms gradually shift south of area Saturday  Break from the rain on Sunday  Overnight: Expect lots of clouds and the chance for passing showers and storms, mainly early in the night, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Temperatures will drop into the upper 60s.  Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds is expected along...
Springfield teens sentenced in aggravated robbery at school parking lot

Springfield teens sentenced in aggravated robbery at school parking lot

Two Springfield teens were sentenced on aggravated robbery charges in Clark County Juvenile Court on Thursday. The 14 and 16-year-old boys were sentenced to three years at an Ohio Department of Youth Services facility and completion of a program at the Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, respectively. Each of the teens also have to pay individual court costs and split the $500 restitution...
Springfield man shot on Delcourt Drive still in the hospital

Springfield man shot on Delcourt Drive still in the hospital

A man shot multiple times in Springfield was still at Miami Valley Hospital Thursday afternoon. The victim was shot in the afternoon of Aug. 5 on Delcourt Drive. No arrests have been made in the case. The man “was suffering from multiple gun wounds to his chest, left arm, left rib cage area and lower back,” a Springfield police report says. The man was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley...
U.S. doesn’t know where as many as 1,500 immigrant children are, Ohio Sen. Portman says

U.S. doesn’t know where as many as 1,500 immigrant children are, Ohio Sen. Portman says

Sen. Rob Portman expressed astonishment at Trump administration officials Thursday who seemed unable to say for certain the whereabouts of as many as 1,500 immigrant children who entered the United States on their own during the past few years. At a Senate subcommittee hearing, Portman, R-Ohio, seemed frustrated that “no one’s responsible” in the government for knowing whether sponsors...
Police investigate Rite Aid robbery in Springfield

Police investigate Rite Aid robbery in Springfield

Police are investigating a robbery at the Rite Aid on South Limestone Street in Springfield Thursday afternoon. The robbery was reported around 3:50 p.m. and it’s unclear whether a weapon was shown during the incident, investigators said. Initial emergency dispatch traffic indicated the robber was a skinny man who appeared to be in his early 20s wearing a black hoodie with a Nike logo on the...
3 things you need to know about drug pricing to understand this week’s Medicaid changes

3 things you need to know about drug pricing to understand this week’s Medicaid changes

This week, Ohio Medicaid announced it will be changing the way its managed care plans contract with pharmacy benefit managers to administer prescription benefits.  >> READ THE STORY HERE: Ohio Medicaid to cancel pharmacy middlemen contracts The change was announced as Auditor of State Dave Yost prepared to release a report, out today, that shows PBMs charged Ohio a 31 percent...
Police searching for suspect in Springfield PNC Bank robbery

Police searching for suspect in Springfield PNC Bank robbery

Police are searching for a man who robbed the PNC Bank on East Main Street in Springfield Thursday afternoon, officers said. Officers responded around 2:30 p.m. to the bank, 2025 East Main St., on a report of a robbery. Police said the robber passed a note to the teller and demanded money. An alert to surrounding law enforcement agencies indicated the robber was a white man in his 30s, with facial...
Ohio man, 72, charged with fatally shooting granddaughter, 19

Ohio man, 72, charged with fatally shooting granddaughter, 19

Police say an Ohio woman didn’t have her keys to the house where she and her grandfather lived and was knocking on his bedroom window to wake him up when he fatally shot her. Columbus police say 72-year-old Booker Moody didn’t realize he was shooting at his granddaughter when he fired through the window and struck 19-year-old Jordan Williams. The shooting was reported around 11 p.m. Wednesday...
Omarosa talks about time at Central State, working with DDN in new book

Omarosa talks about time at Central State, working with DDN in new book

Omarosa Manigault Newman — the love-to-hate villain on “The Apprentice” who took a job in President Trump’s administration before writing her post-firing tell-all book — got her first taste of politics and the media as a student at Central State University. Manigault Newman’s student career at the historically Black university included working at two national political...
I-70 east reopens in Clark County after semi fire

I-70 east reopens in Clark County after semi fire

All lanes of Interstate 70 reopened around 2 p.m. after an earlier semi fire.  The left shoulder of Interstate 70 east has been opened for traffic to get through the scene of a semi fire near the Ohio 41 exit in Clark County.  Lanes on the highway remain blocked while crews remain at the scene. It was not immediately known when the lanes might reopen.  The semi driver told state troopers...
Man arrested in connection with shooting on Homeview Avenue in Springfield

Man arrested in connection with shooting on Homeview Avenue in Springfield

A man was arrested earlier this week in connection with a shooting on Homeview Avenue. Terrance Bulter, 29, was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and felonious assault, according to online records. No bond was set for him in the case. Clark County Prosecutor Andy Wilson said Butler was arrested in connection to the Homeview Avenue shooting that...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Shianne N. Givens, 35, of 3850 Ballentine Pike, escape, theft, dismissed - indicted by the grand jury. Jocelyn Cheyenne Higgenbotham, 23, of 239 Rosewood Ave., marked lanes, guilty, fined $100; OVI, dismissed. Brandon Lee Luers, 19, of 1947 Primm Dr., Apt. B, criminal damaging, dismissed - prosecutor request. Timothy R. Bird Jr., 26, of 80 Woodlawn Ave., domestic violence...
Ohio State’s investigation of Urban Meyer: What we know now 

Ohio State’s investigation of Urban Meyer: What we know now 

As the second week of Ohio State’s investigation of Urban Meyer concludes, here is a recap of major events.  1. Ohio State fired assistant coach Zach Smith on July 23.  Smith, who had been Ohio State’s receivers coach since 2012, was terminated the same day he received a notice of a domestic violence civil protection order being filed by his ex-wife, Courtney.  Also...
Dozens of laptops stolen from Springfield’s Clark Prep Academy

Dozens of laptops stolen from Springfield’s Clark Prep Academy

About 30 laptops were stolen from a local school just before the start of classes. Springfield police were called to Clark Preparatory Academy to investigate an apparent break-in that occurred Monday night. They spoke with Principal Stefanie Page. “Ms. Page stated she entered one of the classrooms and noticed that 29 Chromebook HP laptops were missing,” the report says. “Ms. Page...
Governor candidates DeWine, Cordray lay out economic plans for Dayton business leaders

Governor candidates DeWine, Cordray lay out economic plans for Dayton business leaders

The two men running to be governor — Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine — each made the case Thursday that Ohio needs to address the workforce development gap with a full-spectrum of training programs. “This is really a tragedy that we have in the state of Ohio that we have many people who want to work but they don’t have the skills to fill the job openings...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0400 - PennyMac Loan Services, LLC, v. Glen R. Jones, Enon, et al., complaint in foreclosure for property located at 333 S. Fostoria Ave., for $43,660. 18-CV-0401 - Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, v. Carolyn S. Grover, Individually and as Trustee of the Carolyn S. Grover Revocable Living Trust Agreement dated Dec. 18, 2015, 5940 Springfield Xenia Road, et al., complaint...
Sex offender took upskirt videos of stranded motorist, had child porn in car, police say

Sex offender took upskirt videos of stranded motorist, had child porn in car, police say

A Washington state sex offender who previously spent time in prison for possessing child pornography is suspected of taking upskirt videos of an unsuspecting motorist he was assisting, as well as voyeuristic videos of unsuspecting women giving massages, court documents show. Nickolas Jay Shreck, 40, is charged in King County Superior Court with first-degree voyeurism and possession of child pornography...
These 3 eye conditions could be predictors of Alzheimer's, study says

These 3 eye conditions could be predictors of Alzheimer's, study says

Mental confusion, sleeplessness and mood swings have all been linked to Alzheimer’s disease but the health of your eyes could also be a predictor, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the University of Washington School of Medicine recently conducted a study, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, to explore eye conditions...
Man freed by Innocence Project now faces child sex assault charges

Man freed by Innocence Project now faces child sex assault charges

A man recently granted a new trial after serving 27 years in prison on a rape conviction was arrested Thursday on new charges that he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl known to the victim’s family in McKees Rocks. The assault allegedly happened the same night John Kunco was released from jail, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  >> Read more trending news  According...

HS Roundup 8/18: Oakwood tennis takes title at Pick. Central tourney

Oakwood picked up victories in the first and third doubles finals to win the Pickerington Central Doubles Invitational in girls tennis action on Saturday. The doubles duo of Lily McCloskey/Sarah Hall won in first doubles and Sidney Purks/Sophie Schnell won in third. Lakota East, Seven Hills, Perrysburg, Ursuline Academy, Tol. St. Ursula, Walsh Jesuit and Pickerington Central also competed at the event...
Massachusetts beach closed to swimming indefinitely after shark activity

Massachusetts beach closed to swimming indefinitely after shark activity

Truro Police announced on Friday night Long Nook Beach will remain closed to swimming until further notice due to continued shark activity. Recent shark sightings and even a shark attack on a man have prompted many beaches along the Cape to be on high alert. >> Read more trending news  Shark sightings have become commonplace along Cape Cod since the beginning of summer, but recent sightings...

HS Scores 8/18: Alter, Carroll open boys soccer season with wins

Boys Soccer Saturday’s Results Alter 1, Monroe 0 Botkins 2, Miami East 1 Carroll 2, Troy 0 Centerville 4, Lakota West 1 Dixie 1, Legacy Christian 1 Fairbanks 6, West Jefferson 0 Fairmont 1, Fairfield 0 Mason 2, Springboro 0 Northmont 4, Sidney 0 Talawanda 5, Badin 0 Tecumseh 3, Miamisburg 3 Friday’s Results Anderson 5, Middletown 0 Butler 1, Chaminade Julienne 0 Edgewood 0, Eaton 0 Lebanon...
Cincinnati Reds: Hamilton returns to leadoff spot after 82-game hiatus

Cincinnati Reds: Hamilton returns to leadoff spot after 82-game hiatus

Friday felt like Christmas in August for Billy Hamilton. The Cincinnati center fielder received a surprise gift from interim manager Jim Riggleman when he saw his name in the leadoff slot for the first time since April 26 against Atlanta, snapping a streak of 82 consecutive starts in the ninth slot – below the pitcher. Hamilton celebrated by leading off the first inning with a single to right...
Youths take school bus on joy ride, police say

Youths take school bus on joy ride, police say

Police are searching for at least three youths who stole a school bus Saturday and took it on a joy ride before abandoning it in a field, officials said.  >> Read more trending news  A group of kids, whose ages have not been released, were seen at 12:30 p.m. driving the East Baton Rouge school bus, The Advocate reported.  Police later found the bus in a field. Investigators...
Tent collapse injures 14 fans at Backstreet Boys concert

Tent collapse injures 14 fans at Backstreet Boys concert

Fans were injured when a storm caused a structure to collapse at a Backstreet Boys concert Saturday at the Winstar World Casino and Resort, officials said.  >> Read more trending news  A storm with nearly 80 mph winds knocked over trusses at the venue entrance injuring 14 fans inside the outdoor coliseum to see Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees, the resort said. They were treated at the...
Two taken by CareFlight after motorcycle overturns, crashes in Darke Co.

Two taken by CareFlight after motorcycle overturns, crashes in Darke Co.

The preliminary investigation of the crash that occurred Saturday night revealed a 2007 Harley Davidson, driven by Greg Byrd, 46, of Greenville, was traveling north on U.S. 127 when the rear tire blew, causing the motorcycle to overturn. Byrd, along with passenger Melissa Brenneman, were both ejected and flown by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital to be treated. Their injuries are unknown at this...
Shooting survivor forced to sell business after robbery, family says

Shooting survivor forced to sell business after robbery, family says

Vipin Sharma visited his Arlington Expressway BP service station on Friday for the first time since he was shot in an armed robbery in July.  “Awesome," Sharma said. "I never thought I would be able to make it.” He told Action News Jax the bullet is lodged in his pelvis and he has a blood clot in his leg. >> Read more trending news  “I have no insurance...
Mother furious after son, 5, found walking home from school alone

Mother furious after son, 5, found walking home from school alone

An Orange County woman said she is upset after her 5-year-old son was sent walking home by himself on the third day of school. >> Read more trending news  Sara Tavares said her son, Joey Hoffman, wandered for about 45 minutes Wednesday before a school resource officer found him a mile away. "I'm furious," she said. "I mean, I'm so -- I'm still shaking about it." Larianne...
MedFlight transports one from motorcycle crash in Springfield

MedFlight transports one from motorcycle crash in Springfield

UPDATE @ 8:11 p.m.: The male motorcycle driver was transported via MedFlight to a local hospital, police say. He sustained non-life threatening injuries. Reports say passengers in the other vehicle are uninjured. INITIAL STORY: MedFlight is reportedly on standby for a man who crashed his motorcycle in a two-vehicle crash in Springfield Saturday evening. Initial reports say the man suffered non-life...
Florida woman arrested after stealing donations for slain girl, police say

Florida woman arrested after stealing donations for slain girl, police say

A woman accused of stealing a donation jar with at least $600 meant for the family of a young girl killed earlier this week has been arrested, authorities said. >> Read more trending news  Heydi Rivas-Villanueva was shot while sitting in a car, caught in the crossfire of a shooting, investigators said. She died at Wolfson Children's Hospital. A deputy with the Jacksonville Sheriff's...
Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel, to hang up skis in Florida

Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel, to hang up skis in Florida

One of the animal world’s most recognized stars is hanging up her skis in her hometown of Orlando this weekend.  >> Read more trending news  Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel, is giving her final performances at the Orlando Boat Show at the Orange County Convention Center.  For years, Twiggy has entertained fans around the world. In 1979, WFTV covered the squirrel's water-skiing...
Cell phones make ‘upskirting’ easier for voyeurs. Here’s how police say you can protect yourself.

Cell phones make ‘upskirting’ easier for voyeurs. Here’s how police say you can protect yourself.

Voyeurism of the “peeping Tom” variety or a hidden camera has been around for years, but the boom of cell phones has made it easier than ever for unsuspecting people to become victims of “upskirting,” law enforcement and legal professionals said. MORE: Report: Voyeur taking pictures up shoppers’ skirts at Target in West Chester Twp. West Chester Police are continuing...
Korn frontman’s wife, Deven Davis, found dead at 39

Korn frontman’s wife, Deven Davis, found dead at 39

Deven Davis, the estranged wife of Korn frontman Jonathan Davis, has died at age 39. >> Read more trending news  “The Davis family is brokenhearted over the devastating loss of Deven Davis,” the family said in a statement to PEOPLE. “We ask that you respect their privacy -- and the privacy of those close to the family -- and allow them the space to mourn in private. We...
Catholic day care under investigation after classroom aide throws ball at child

Catholic day care under investigation after classroom aide throws ball at child

A Catholic day care in Jacksonville, Florida is under investigation for allegations of inappropriate discipline after a mother claimed a teaching assistant hit her 4-year-old son with a ball. She told Action News Jax the boy spent two days in the hospital recovering from his injuries.  >> Read more trending news  Action News Jax learned that aide was fired Friday morning, and a letter...
Woman warns others after coyotes attack her dog during daily walk

Woman warns others after coyotes attack her dog during daily walk

A woman who was out walking her three dogs Friday morning in Smyrna, Georgia ended up being chased by two coyotes. Trish Gallup told WSB the coyotes bit her 85-pound lab. >> Read more trending news  Gallup said her dog, Radar, was bitten three times by coyotes as she took her three dogs out for a walk. Gallup said as they walked, she heard a commotion, then saw Radar running. “I thought...
Nick Jonas introduces ‘Future Mrs. Jonas’ in engagement photo with Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas introduces ‘Future Mrs. Jonas’ in engagement photo with Priyanka Chopra

Musician Nick Jonas confirmed Saturday he’s officially engaged to “Quantico” actress Priyanka Chopra. >> Read more trending news  “Future Mrs. Jonas. My heart. My love,” Jonas posted on Instagram. Chopra expressed her happiness on her Instagram, too. “The only way to do this ... with family and God. Thank you all for your wishes and blessings,”...
ICE says man detained while driving pregnant wife to hospital is wanted on homicide charge

ICE says man detained while driving pregnant wife to hospital is wanted on homicide charge

Update 1:18 a.m. EDT Aug. 19: Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say a man who was detained while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital to deliver their child is wanted on suspicion of homicide. According to KCBS, ICE said Saturday that Joel Arrona-Lara, of Mexico, was taken into custody “on an outstanding homicide warrant.”   His wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas...
Body found in burned car in Disney mini-golf parking lot, officials say

Body found in burned car in Disney mini-golf parking lot, officials say

A body was found in a burned car in the parking lot of a mini-golf course at Walt Disney World in Florida Saturday morning, officials said.  Orange County deputies began investigating the body in the Fantasia Gardens mini-golf course parking lot on Epcot Resorts Boulevard around 4 a.m. after the Reedy Creek Fire Department called for assistance, WFTV reported. Once firefighters extinguished the...
Ohio State offers another glimpse of football practice

Ohio State offers another glimpse of football practice

August has been rainy in central Ohio, but the precipitation held off long enough for Ohio State to practice football outside on a humid Saturday morning here.  Members of the media slipped through OSU move-in day traffic to check out roughly 30 minutes of the action.  Like the first and only previous viewing window of this preseason, there wasn’t much to learn (especially less than...
Tara Grinstead’s accused killers confessed in 2005, court documents claim

Tara Grinstead’s accused killers confessed in 2005, court documents claim

Within weeks of a South Georgia teacher’s disappearance, two of her former students told friends at a party they had killed Tara Grinstead and burned her body, according to documents filed this week in Irwin County Superior Court, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  >> Read more trending news  Grinstead’s case was featured on the popular true crime podcast,...
Girl secretly buys $350 in toys on mom’s Amazon account; family turns it into ‘teaching moment’

Girl secretly buys $350 in toys on mom’s Amazon account; family turns it into ‘teaching moment’

A 6-year-old girl in Pleasantville, Utah, put online shoppers to shame after ordering over $350 worth of Barbies and other toys on her mom’s Amazon account -- and now, her family has turned the impulsive shopping spree into a lesson about caring for others.  >> Read more trending news  Katelyn Lunt is entering the first grade this year. Her mom, Catherine Lunt, told Cox Media...
Duke University says Robert E. Lee statue won't return to chapel entrance

Duke University says Robert E. Lee statue won't return to chapel entrance

Duke University announced the spot where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once stood will remain empty.  >> Read more trending news  A year ago on Aug. 19, crews removed the statue from the iconic chapel entrance. The removal came several days after the statue was defaced in the wake of the protests that turned violent last year in Charlottesville, Virginia. This...
Eric Clapton announces first full-length Christmas album

Eric Clapton announces first full-length Christmas album

Eric Clapton on Friday announced the release of his first full-length Christmas album, Billboard reported.  >> Read more trending news  Set for an Oct. 12 release, “Happy Xmas” will have a blues edge to it and will contain 14 tracks and is the 24th studio album of Clapton’s career and his first since 2016 when he released “I Still Do,” Billboard...
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at 80

Kofi Annan, a diplomat from Ghana who served as UN Secretary-General for nine years and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, died early Saturday, CNN reported. He was 80. >> Read more trending news  Annan died in a hospital in Bern, Switzerland. Reuters reported. Annan was the seventh Secretary-General, serving from 1997 to 2006. He shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 with the...
Tow truck driver charged after hauling pizza delivery car away with boy, 11, inside 

Tow truck driver charged after hauling pizza delivery car away with boy, 11, inside 

An Illinois tow truck driver was charged after he hauled away a pizza delivery car while a 11-year-old boy with Down syndrome was inside the vehicle, WLS reported. >> Read more trending news  Brian Clark, 52, of Bensenville, was charged with endangerment of a child and reckless conduct. He was released on bond Friday evening, the television station reported. Jon Ramzan said he was...
Former Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin sues hospital over botched surgery

Former Jefferson Airplane singer Marty Balin sues hospital over botched surgery

A founder of the Jefferson Airplane lost part of his tongue and his left thumb during a botched surgery in New York, according to a lawsuit filed late Thursday. >> Read more trending news  Marty Balin filed a suit in the Manhattan Federal Court, claiming his vocal cords were paralyzed and he lost half his tongue in a tracheotomy after open heart surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital...
Woman arrested after trying to break into Seattle home through dog door

Woman arrested after trying to break into Seattle home through dog door

A Seattle couple told police that a woman broke into their home through a dog door.  The attempted break-in was caught on surveillance cameras. The couple said they were at home when they saw a car pull up next to their driveway. Hours later the car was still there. Then the couple noticed the woman who was in the car was trying to break into their home through their dog door.  The couple...
Trial delayed for suspect in central Florida school shooting

Trial delayed for suspect in central Florida school shooting

The trial for a 19-year-old Florida man accused of firing a shotgun inside a Marion County high school has been postponed. It was supposed to start Monday, but the defense said it needed more time. >> Read more trending news  In April, a school resource officer inside Forest High School in Ocala arrested Sky Bouche minutes after a student was shot in the foot. Investigators...
Texas sheriff department's newest cruiser funded by seized drug money

Texas sheriff department's newest cruiser funded by seized drug money

A Texas sheriff’s department is showing off its newest cruiser and thanking an unlikely source, KTRK reported. >> Read more trending news  In a tweet, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office said the vehicle was funded by seized drug money. The department shared a photo on Twitter of a decal on the cruiser that reads “This car was purchased by drug dealers." The...
Rapper Kodak Black released from Florida jail

Rapper Kodak Black released from Florida jail

Rapper Kodak Black was released from a Florida jail early Saturday morning, WPLG reported. >> Read more trending news  The 21-year-old rapper from Pompano Beach, born Dieuson Octave, but now legally known as Bill K. Kapri, was released from the Broward County Jail after serving seven months in jail for two probation violations. He was arrested in January and charged with child neglect...
Nanny cam catches floor contractor going through woman's underwear drawer

Nanny cam catches floor contractor going through woman's underwear drawer

A California woman was horrified to discover a man she hired to install flooring at her home was looking through her underwear drawer, KNSD reported. >> Read more trending news  Ashley Harrell of San Marcos caught the contractor as she viewed footage on her phone from the nanny camera installed in her home, the television station reported. Harrell and her husband hired Abraham Avila...
Florida airport shooter sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years in prison

Florida airport shooter sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years in prison

An Alaska man who opened fire at a Florida airport in January 2017 was sentenced to five life terms plus 120 years in prison on Friday, WTVJ reported. >> Read more trending news  Esteban Santiago, 28, pleaded guilty in May to the shooting in the baggage area at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that left five people dead and six injured, the television station reported...
Kansas postal worker finds large red-tailed boa on mailbox

Kansas postal worker finds large red-tailed boa on mailbox

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, according to the old post office adage. >> Read more trending news  Snakes are another matter, however. Especially big ones. On Friday, the Overland Park Police Department reported that a postal worker found an 8-foot, red-tailed boa constrictor on a residential mailbox...
Man wins $875K slot machine jackpot at Detroit casino

Man wins $875K slot machine jackpot at Detroit casino

A 50-year-old man turned a $20 investment into six figures Wednesday, winning $875,527 in a slot machine at a Detroit casino, WXYZ reported. >> Read more trending news   The man, who requested anonymity, won after putting $20 into the Wheel of Fortune Double Diamond slot machine at the Greektown Casino-Hotel, the television station reported. The man was so shocked he was unable...
Dragons comeback bid falls short vs. Lake County

Dragons comeback bid falls short vs. Lake County

The Dayton Dragons have won with a lot of late-inning magic at home this season. Friday night’s game seemed destined for more. But the big hit — the one that would have made the Dragons a winner — and the little dash of luck that could have helped went poof. Not once, but twice. The Dragons had rallied from a five-run deficit in the middle innings to trail Lake County by a run. Then...
Set on wooded lot, 2-story has full basement

Set on wooded lot, 2-story has full basement

HOUSE FEATURE 7353 Selma Pike, South Charleston Attached, 3-car garage, covered patio among features Contributing writer Offering a 1.07-acre, wooded lot, the two-story home at 7353 Selma Pike in South Charleston boasts quiet country views and an abundance of mature trees. The property is listed by 2Marshalls Real Estate for $249,000. This property offers many special features, including hardwood...
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