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What you should know about Springfield High School’s football team entering the 2018 season

Springfield man shot in wrist, Careflighted to Miami Valley Hospital

Springfield police are investigating a weekend shooting where a Springfield man was shot in the wrist. Police were called to Springfield Regional Medical Center Saturday evening where they spoke with three men who said they were driving around the area of South Wittenberg Avenue and West Grand Avenue when they randomly found themselves in the crossfire. NEW: Details released for Thursday Springfield...


This ice cream shop is one of Springfield’s hidden gems for sweet treats

This ice cream shop is one of Springfield’s hidden gems for sweet treats

Don’t let a familiar name fool or confuse you — this place full of sweet stuff you’ll love is most definitely all about our town. Restaurant: Hershey’s Ice Cream Springfield Location: 1540 Moorefield Road in Northridge Contact:Facebook.com/hersheyicecreamspringfield Telephone: (937) 342-1136 Hershey Creamery Co. was founded by the Hershey brothers in 1894. Hershey Chocolate...
Springfield eats up fifth Rotary Food Truck Competition

Springfield eats up fifth Rotary Food Truck Competition

Springfield is located far from any sea, maybe that’s why seafood vendors had some of the longest lines at the fifth Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition. The craving for lobster rolls, quesadillas and tots as well as crab cakes and cod was strong along with tastes for a variety of other offerings from the 32 food trucks in Veterans Park on Saturday. The event was sponsored by the...
Colin Powell to open National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

Colin Powell to open National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus is set to open this fall, with retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell to give the keynote address at the dedication ceremony. The public is invited to attend the Oct. 27 dedication for the $82 million museum and memorial grove. The ceremony scheduled to start at 2 p.m. that day will feature veterans whose stories are highlighted in the museum, military...
Your visits to museums around the region are changing, and here’s why you should be prepared

Your visits to museums around the region are changing, and here’s why you should be prepared

Don’t be surprised to find yourself getting into the act the next time you visit a museum. You may end up “becoming” Madame de Pompadour in an 18th-century painting, donning period costumes for a selfie or jotting down your personal reactions to a new exhibit. Sensory-friendly programs, geared to autistic children, are a growing trend. When it comes to museum experiences, the key...
What do you want next Ohio governor to do about economy, jobs?

What do you want next Ohio governor to do about economy, jobs?

By early next year, Fuyao Glass America President Jeff Liu said he expects to need 700 more workers to meet his customer demands. “We actually have a big challenge: we want to expand our production line and we have a shortage of people,” he said before a Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce event featuring the two major party candidates for Ohio governor, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat...
Food truck getting buzz for its gourmet street eats crowned champion of Springfield competition

Food truck getting buzz for its gourmet street eats crowned champion of Springfield competition

Thirty-two food trucks came. Thousands ate.  And, one truck was crowned champion.  Urban Vistro of Cincinnati was selected as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the 5th annual Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition on Aug. 18. Judges included Doug McGregor (Seasons Bistro and Grille), Micah Berner (Cecil and Lime), John Da Rosa (Seasons Bistro and Grille), Tina Pavlatos (Visual...
Wittenberg Series to feature strong arts programs, lectures

Wittenberg Series to feature strong arts programs, lectures

The theme “Boldness in Thinking, Pursuits & Education” sums up the speakers and artists set to visit Springfield over the coming months to cover a range of subjects when the Wittenberg Series returns for its 36th season. Literature, history, science, the arts and other subjects will inform and entertain among the 11 programs on the Wittenberg University campus beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21...
Here’s what data say about who is dying from overdoses in Clark County

Here’s what data say about who is dying from overdoses in Clark County

Clark County set a new record while ranking third in the state for drug deaths in 2017 by the Ohio Department of Health, according to preliminary data from the state agency when adjusted for age. The health department found 96 Clark County residents died of an unintentional drug-related overdose in 2017. When adjusted for age, the department gave Clark County a score of 81. Only Montgomery County...
The area Salvation Army wants to donate more bikes to children this year. Here’s how you can help.

The area Salvation Army wants to donate more bikes to children this year. Here’s how you can help.

The Salvation Army of Clark County has unveiled a new campaign to raise money for bicycles to donate to children this Christmas. A five-mile bike run, named the Red Kettle Pedal, will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The five mile route will begin at Springfield High School and follow a bike path two and a half miles to the Heritage Center and back again to the high school, said Ryan Ray,...
With roughly one-fifth of students showing mental health concerns, schools are taking more steps to help them cope

With roughly one-fifth of students showing mental health concerns, schools are taking more steps to help them cope

Reading, writing and math remain important for teachers, but local schools are dramatically increasing how much attention they pay to students’ coping skills, behavior and mental health. Districts are adding counselors and mental health therapists for at-risk students while implementing school-wide behavior and decision-making programs for all students. One of those programs, Positive Behavioral...
Showers and storms to start the work-week

Showers and storms to start the work-week

Warm and muggy Monday Showers and storms Monday night into Tuesday Less humid and pleasant for the second half of the week Tonight: Clear skies are expected overnight. It’ll still be somewhat muggy overnight with temperatures dropping into the middle 60s. Monday: A dry start is expected, but clouds will build through the day with highs in the middle 80s. As we head into the afternoon...
Student of the Week Springfield High School

Student of the Week Springfield High School

Name: Annmeri Turner School: Springfield High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Young Life, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Softball, Student Council, American Sign Language Club Claim to fame/honors: National Honor Society, Award of Excellence, First Team All-Conference for Soccer Words you live by: “Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong.&rdquo...
Athlete of the Week Springfield High School

Athlete of the Week Springfield High School

Name: Lucas Mattison School: Springfield High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Golf, Swim, Baseball Claim to fame/honors: Placing third overall in county golf Words you live by: “The best things in life are placed behind fear.” Toughest opponent: Myself Biggest influence: My dad Game-day rituals: My music What’s on your bedroom walls: Sports posters When I’m bored I like to...
This competition today isn’t just for food truck fans, it’s the Springfield Rotary’s biggest fundraiser of the year

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...
Commentary: 10 things that are working to make Clark State strong

Commentary: 10 things that are working to make Clark State strong

Clark State Community College was honored to receive the American Association of Community Colleges Award of Excellence for CEO/Board Relations. This recognition really highlighted five years of strong, successful, and sustained collaboration among the Clark State Board of Trustees and the President, with the benefits of this relationship accruing to Clark State’s students. Clark State&rsquo...
5 famous people you might not have known came from Springfield

5 famous people you might not have known came from Springfield

When people ask about famous faces who were born and raised in Springfield, most people will say Grammy-winning singer and songwriter John Legend easily comes to mind. But there are plenty more notable names who have called the Champion City home. Here’s a look at five you may not have known: This small screen star was born in Springfield in 1970. One of the youngest among five siblings &mdash...
Clark County agencies join a national campaign focusing on impaired drivers. Here’s why goggles are involved.

Clark County agencies join a national campaign focusing on impaired drivers. Here’s why goggles are involved.

Community organizations and local law enforcement agencies have come together to take part in a national campaign to reduce the number of impaired drivers and to spread awareness. The campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” kicked off last week and runs through Sept. 3. During the campaign, law enforcement will be on the lookout for drivers who are impaired, distracted, or speeding...
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 found safe in Springboro

Missing Centerville woman found safe in Springboro

Missing endangered adult, Dorothy Reker was located in a parking lot in Springboro by an alert citizen, according to a press release from Centerville Police Department. Reker was sleeping in her vehicle, but she was unharmed and in good health. She was reunited with family and is home, the release stated. “We would like to thank the public and our media partners for their assistance in locating...
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...
Husband said he didn’t realize wife fell overboard off sailboat, woman rescued hours later

Husband said he didn’t realize wife fell overboard off sailboat, woman rescued hours later

A Rhode Island man said he had no idea that his wife was missing after she apparently fell overboard from their sailboat in Narragansett Bay Friday afternoon.  The couple, who was not identified, was on the way from Newport, Rhode Island to East Greenwich, Rhode Island, The Associated Press reported. The woman was found on Prudence Island by a passing boater who heard her crying for help around...
Texas shooting: 2 dead, including suspect, after employee opens fire at food warehouse, police say

Texas shooting: 2 dead, including suspect, after employee opens fire at food warehouse, police say

A woman opened fire on her co-workers during an overnight shift at a food warehouse in Texas early Monday, killing one person and injuring another. Authorities said the suspect also died after getting into a shootout with a responding officer, but it was not immediately clear if she was killed by a police bullet or a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Update 9:20 a.m. EDT Aug. 20: Authorities...
Fuyao now being sued by 636 people over pay

Fuyao now being sued by 636 people over pay

Fuyao Glass America, one of the Dayton area’s fastest growing manufacturers, is being sued by 636 current and former workers to change the way the company schedules and pays employees, said the Columbus attorney representing the plaintiffs. The class-action suit’s “notice period,” or period in which new plaintiffs can be named in the case, is now closed, said attorney Bob DeRose...
‘Fur-ternity leave’ offered at Minnesota company

‘Fur-ternity leave’ offered at Minnesota company

Having a new bundle of joy at home necessitates taking time off to make sure everyone is settled into the new routine.  Apparently at one company in Minnesota, it doesn’t matter if it is the two-legged human variety or a four-legged animal one. Nina Hale, a digital marketing company that is based in Minneapolis, has started a program called “fur-ternity” leave. Connor McCarthy...
Walmart shooting: Man killed in dispute over parking space, witnesses say

Walmart shooting: Man killed in dispute over parking space, witnesses say

An argument over a parking space turned deadly Sunday evening outside a crowded Georgia Walmart, WSB-TV reported.  A man was fatally shot about 5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart on Scenic Highway in Snellville, an Atlanta suburb. Police have one person in custody on a charge of voluntary manslaughter, the news station reported.  >> Read more trending news ...
Simone Biles makes history, wins 5th U.S. All-Around title 

Simone Biles makes history, wins 5th U.S. All-Around title 

Simone Biles has made history again after winning the U.S. national all-around title Sunday at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. She is the only woman to win five national all-around titles, and the previous four were consecutive titles from 2013 through 2016, Sports Illustrated reported. Biles had not competed for 23 months, and Sunday’s meet was her second competition since the Olympic...
Week 1 high school football power rankings

Week 1 high school football power rankings

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. Division I 1. Northmont* (8-3 last season): at Lima Senior (4-6). 2. Wayne* (7-4): hosts Austin-East (Tenn.) Magnet (10-3). 3. Fairmont* (7-4): hosts Alter (9-2) on Thu. »OHSAA: Will contest GCL Co-Ed lawsuit »RELATED: 5 things about the Mighty MAC 4. Centerville* (10-2)...
Ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted of sex with student drops appeal

Ex-Miamisburg teacher convicted of sex with student drops appeal

A former Miamisburg teacher is dropping her appeal of a jury’s conviction that she had sex in her classroom with an eighth-grader. The attorney for Jessica Langford has filed “her voluntary dismissal” of the appeal submitted in June, just weeks after she was sentenced to a year to the Ohio Reformatory for Women, court records show. The 32-year-old Centerville woman was found guilty...
Pope Francis condemns sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

Pope Francis condemns sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

Pope Francis has written a letter to Catholics condemning sexual abuse by priests. >> Read more trending news  “Looking back to the past, no effort to beg pardon and to seek to repair the harm done will ever be sufficient,” said the letter, which the Vatican released Monday. “Looking ahead to the future, no effort must be spared to create a culture...
Xenia senior living community expanding on former orphanage site

Xenia senior living community expanding on former orphanage site

Xenia officials have approved plans to expand a senior living community on a historic site in the southwest part of the city with one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments. National Church Residences plans to expand Legacy Village by erecting a 51-unit mid-rise apartment building on about 42 acres of what was once the campus of the Ohio Veterans’ Children’s Home, according to city planning...
What you need to know if you want to see ‘Hamilton’ as it travels through Ohio

What you need to know if you want to see ‘Hamilton’ as it travels through Ohio

Want to be in the room where it happens? Tickets for the current Ohio premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2015 Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Hamilton” in Cleveland are still available in its final week, which concludes Sunday, Aug. 26 at Playhouse Square. However, if Cleveland isn’t on your agenda, you’ll still have plenty of time to catch the megahit...
Asia Argento, #MeToo activist, settled sex assault claim against her, report says

Asia Argento, #MeToo activist, settled sex assault claim against her, report says

A prominent #MeToo activist and Harvey Weinstein accuser recently agreed to pay $380,000 to settle a sexual assault complaint against her, according to a new report. The New York Times reported Sunday that actress Asia Argento, who said last year that Weinstein raped her in 1997, settled a claim by former child star Jimmy Bennett, 22. In a notice of intent to sue that Bennett filed after Argento,...
Florida alpaca dies after motorist feeds it Doritos, Cheese Nips, peanuts

Florida alpaca dies after motorist feeds it Doritos, Cheese Nips, peanuts

A Florida animal hospital announced the death of a beloved community alpaca Saturday on Facebook. Creekside Animal Hospital in Fleming Island wrote: "It is with a heavy heart that we want to inform our clients and friends at [Swimming Pen Creek Elementary] that our youngest alpaca that was born out on the shared field over a year ago has passed away." According to the post, a man...
Air Force adapts training for medics

Air Force adapts training for medics

In a state-of-the-art training environment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, flight medics practice on highly sophisticated mannequins in the back of a cold, dark C-17 cargo plane. The U.S. Air Force has one, major goal with this hands-on training: Prepare future medical professionals for any emergency situation that could arise as they care for military members in war zones and across the world...
3-year-old boy struck, killed by car while riding bike in parking lot

3-year-old boy struck, killed by car while riding bike in parking lot

A Massachusetts boy has died after being struck by a car in Worcester, police say. Worcester police said the incident happened around 2:45 p.m. Sunday on Laurel Street after reports that a child was hit by a car. >> Read more trending news  Officers said they found witnesses at the scene who said the 3-year-old boy had been taken to the hospital. Police then went to the hospital, only...
Girl, 15, justified in fatally shooting mother’s boyfriend, officials say

Girl, 15, justified in fatally shooting mother’s boyfriend, officials say

A 15-year-old girl was justified in shooting her mother’s boyfriend as he threatened, attacked and strangled her earlier this month, prosecutors said this week.  >> Read more trending news  Steven Kelley, 46, was yelling that he would cut Chandra Nierman’s throat and kill everyone else in the house, which included her 12-year-old son, and 15- and 16-year-old daughters on...
Man fatally stabbed trying to stop friend from driving home drunk from baby shower, police say

Man fatally stabbed trying to stop friend from driving home drunk from baby shower, police say

A man was fatally stabbed by his friend Sunday when he tried to stop him from driving home drunk, police said.  >> Read more trending news  Guy Larue, 25, tried to stop a friend who had been drinking heavily at a baby shower from driving home around 5:30 a.m. and they got into a fight, KSAT reported.  The man, who has not been identified, stabbed Larue in the neck with a...
Schebler could rejoin Reds this week in Chicago

Schebler could rejoin Reds this week in Chicago

The Scott Schebler shoulder saga added a chapter on Sunday, but “The End” could be just days away. The Reds sent the outfielder to Double-A Pensacola for a medical rehab assignment they hope he can complete in time to meet them on Thursday in Chicago. Schebler has been sidelined since spraining the AC joint in his right shoulder when he ran into the right field wall at Busch Stadium in...
Car stunt show stops traffic on San Francisco bridge

Car stunt show stops traffic on San Francisco bridge

A “sideshow” of cars doing doughnuts that stopped traffic Sunday morning on the Bay Bridge ended with a driver getting arrested when his car became disabled while showing off, police said.  >> Read more trending news  Video shows three cars doing doughnuts and spinning around each other at 10:45 a.m., while traffic is stopped as they perform the stunts.  Two of the...
Woman pushed in front of train, 2 injured, suspect in custody, police say

Woman pushed in front of train, 2 injured, suspect in custody, police say

A suspect is in custody and two women are in the hospital after being hit by a train Sunday, police said.  >> Read more trending news  Operations are back to normal after the North-South line of MARTA was temporarily shut down around 5 p.m. while police gathered information and spoke to witnesses. A witness told WSB he saw a man push a woman onto the train tracks, when another...
14-year-old surfer bitten by shark off North Carolina coast

14-year-old surfer bitten by shark off North Carolina coast

A teen was bitten twice on the leg by a shark Sunday morning while surfing off Atlantic Beach, officials said. >> Read more trending news  The 14-year-old boy was bitten twice on his right leg below the knee at around 10:47 a.m., Fire Chief Adam Snyder told WITN.  The teen, who has not been identified, was able to swim back to shore. He was taken to a hospital and treated for...
Parkland survivor to join 50-mile march against gun violence in Massachusetts 

Parkland survivor to join 50-mile march against gun violence in Massachusetts 

A Parkland school shooting survivor and a parent of one of the victims will join others on a 50-mile march protesting gun violence in Massachusetts. >> Read more trending news  David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, and Manuel Oliver, the father of victim Joaquin Oliver, will take part in the march that starts Thursday in Worcester and ends Aug. 26 with a rally at...
Clark Co. sets record for number of fatal overdoses in 2017

Clark Co. sets record for number of fatal overdoses in 2017

Clark County has set a record for fatal overdoses in 2017 with 96 residents dying from unintentional drug overdoses. This number is higher when you count non-residents that also died in Clark County. The Springfield Soup Kitchen is one group that’s working to help lower those numbers, according to News Center 7’s James Buechele.  “The drug problem hasn’t gone away...
New York Post reveals Aaron Hernandez's suicide notes

New York Post reveals Aaron Hernandez's suicide notes

The letters former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's wrote before he committed suicide last year were published Saturday by The New York Post. >> Read more trending news  Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts, penned letters to his lawyer, Jose Baez, 48, his fiancée Shayanna...
Treasurer candidates lay out plans to oversee billions of dollars for Ohio

Treasurer candidates lay out plans to oversee billions of dollars for Ohio

It’s tempting for voters to pay attention only to the big races like U.S. Senate and Ohio governor and do little homework on the down-ticket races, such as state treasurer. But over the past 15 years the Ohio treasurer’s office has seen multiple criminal probes, scandals and episodes of self-promotion at taxpayer expense. So there is a solid case for digging into the details...
Alec Baldwin disapproves of daughter's racy Instagram photo

Alec Baldwin disapproves of daughter's racy Instagram photo

Comedian Alec Baldwin weighed in on the racy snapshot his daughter posted on Instagram on Saturday, voicing his disapproval in the comments section, People reported. >> Read more trending news  “No. Just … No,” Baldwin, 60, posted on the account of Ireland Baldwin. In the Instagram photo, Ireland Baldwin, 22, posed on a motorcycle, leaning forward while wearing...
Butler County Sheriff Jones to talk ICE, immigration at White House on Monday

Butler County Sheriff Jones to talk ICE, immigration at White House on Monday

Butler County’s outspoken sheriff Richard Jones is one of seven county sheriffs across the country to be invited to honor federal immigration agents, and to discuss immigration issues facing the country. The “Salute to the Heroes of the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and CBP (Customs and Border Protection)” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday in the East Wing, Jones said...
Ferguson Fire in California fully contained, officials say

Ferguson Fire in California fully contained, officials say

Firefighters battling the Ferguson Fire in California announced Sunday that the blaze is fully contained, KFSN reported. >> Read more trending news  The fire has raged in Mariposa County and around Yosemite National Park since July 13, scorching 96,901 acres and destroying 10 structures, The Sacramento Bee reported. Two firefighters were killed and at least 19 persons were...
Mickey Mantle jersey from 1964 sells for record $1.32 million

Mickey Mantle jersey from 1964 sells for record $1.32 million

A road jersey worn by New York Yankees Hall of Fame outfielder Mickey Mantle in 1964 sold for $1.32 million Saturday night, Sports Collectors Daily reported. The final price in the Heritage Auctions Summer Platinum Night sale, which included a 20 percent buyer’s premium, was a record price paid for any Mantle jersey. >> Read more trending news  Last year, Heritage Auctions...
Shots fired after person goes to wrong address in New Hampshire

Shots fired after person goes to wrong address in New Hampshire

Shots were fired after an unknown person entered a home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, after getting an invitation on social media and going to the wrong address, police said. >> Read more trending news  Portsmouth police responded after hearing gunshots and a resident reporting an unknown man had entered her home. The caller said she and her partner found the man parked in a car on...
California mall offers prime parking spaces -- for a price

California mall offers prime parking spaces -- for a price

A California mall is offering prime parking spots for its customers on the weekends -- for a price. >> Read more trending news  On Aug. 11, the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto introduced a paid parking program called Front & Center Parking at its busiest entrance, The Modesto Bee reported. There are 200 parking spaces designated in the “assisted valet service” area of...
Small plane forced to land on Florida's 'Alligator Alley' highway

Small plane forced to land on Florida's 'Alligator Alley' highway

A mechanical problem forced a small airplane to make an emergency landing Saturday afternoon on a stretch of I-75 in South Florida known as Alligator Alley, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. >> Read more trending news  The Cessna 172 lost power and landed on a lane for eastbound traffic in western Broward County, The Naples Daily News reported. There were no injuries to the...
Trump compares Mueller probe to 1950s McCarthyism

Trump compares Mueller probe to 1950s McCarthyism

President Donald Trump lashed out angrily Sunday morning on Twitter, labeling a report in The New York Times that a White House counsel cooperated with Robert Mueller’s investigation as a “fake story” and comparing the probe to the McCarthyism of the 1950s. >> Read more trending news  The Times reported that White House lawyer Donald McGahn had participated in...
Box office bomb: Kevin Spacey's new film takes in $126 on opening day

Box office bomb: Kevin Spacey's new film takes in $126 on opening day

Kevin Spacey’s latest film was a box office dud on its opening day in theaters, taking in just $126, according to The Hollywood Reporter. >> Read more trending news  The crime-drama “Billionaire Boys” opened in eight theaters in several states and earned an estimated $500 for the weekend after it was released via video on demand last month, Entertainment Weekly...
Mystery of infant found in Ohio phone booth in 1954 solved through DNA testing

Mystery of infant found in Ohio phone booth in 1954 solved through DNA testing

The mystery surrounding a baby boy who was found in a telephone booth by bread delivery men in Ohio in January 1954 was solved 64 years later thanks to DNA testing, The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette reported. The man will be meeting his biological mother for the first time later this month, the newspaper reported. >> Read more trending news  Steve Dennis, 64, of Phoenix, said his birth certificate...
Video shows Indianapolis store owner turning tables on thief

Video shows Indianapolis store owner turning tables on thief

An Indianapolis store owner turned the tables on a man trying to rob his furniture store, pointing his weapon at the would-be thief, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  According to surveillance video released by the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, a man walked into the Decor Furniture store on July 5 and pulled a gun on owner Doyle Stinson, demanding money and...
Oregon spectator injured by Kevin Stadler's shattered golf club

Oregon spectator injured by Kevin Stadler's shattered golf club

Spectators watching golf tournaments are always alert to errant balls flying into the crowd. A piece of a golf club is a different matter. >> Read more trending news  A spectator needed stitches Friday in Oregon when the head of Kevin Stadler’s golf club came loose and flew into the gallery at a Web.com Tour event, ESPN reported. Stadler, 38, was playing in the WinCo Foods...
Florida man shoots girlfriend once, returns and shoots her fatally, deputies say

Florida man shoots girlfriend once, returns and shoots her fatally, deputies say

A Florida man faces a first-degree murder charge after allegedly firing a shot at his girlfriend, fleeing the scene, then returning and shooting her a number of times, The Tampa Bay Times reported. >> Read more trending news  Nathaniel J. Yates, 32, of Largo, is accused in the shooting death of Christine Giles, 28, of Seminole, according to a news release from the Pinellas County...
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