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Acura SUV hits sales record

The Acura RDX, assembled in East Liberty, Ohio set a new annual sales record this year, beating a previous sales record of 52,361 units set in 2016. Sales in 2018 have exceeded that figure with more than six weeks remaining in 2016. Further, RDX has helped Acura to a 7.3 percent gain in luxury sport utility sales for the year, including a new all-time record for Acura SUVs in October. On a cumulative...


Pike County murders: Victims’ pastor hopes arrests can bring closure, justice

Pike County murders: Victims’ pastor hopes arrests can bring closure, justice

The pastor for the victims in the 2016 Pike County killings hopes the arrest of six suspects will lead to closure for the Manley and Rhoden families, as well as the community. Phil Fulton, pastor at Union Hill Church in Adams County, said he was “ecstatic” when he found out about the arrests. “It was the greatest news we had in two and a half years,” he said.  On...
15-year-old bus helper indicted on sex crimes against four children

15-year-old bus helper indicted on sex crimes against four children

The teen accused of sex crimes against a girl on a Benjamin Logan school bus last month is now facing additional charges involving other children, according to court records. The 15-year-old was a bus helper at the time of at least one of the alleged incidents, school officials have said. The teen is was indicted Tuesday on seven counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of rape, court...
Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in Pike County murder case

Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in Pike County murder case

After tens of thousands of hours of investigative work over 2½ years, the final clue in the investigation of the murder of eight people in Pike County came a week ago, according to law enforcement officials. That’s when authorities confirmed the existence of a homemade silencer they say was built by the suspects. “This particular evidence, along with all the other pieces of this...
Local Rep. Jim Jordan loses bid to lead House Republicans

Local Rep. Jim Jordan loses bid to lead House Republicans

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy easily fended off a challenge from Rep. Jim Jordan Wednesday, becoming House Republicans’ choice to become the incoming House minority leader in January.  Jordan, an Urbana Republican who leads the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, received 43 votes to McCarthy’s 159 in a closed–door meeting of House Republicans. While Jordan is viewed...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED TUESDAY INCLUDED: Dustan Dean Conley, 23, of 1322 Perry St., domestic violence, innocent, continued, public defender appointed, bond $2,500; assault, violation of temporary protection order, innocent, continued. Chelsea A. Dean, 24, of 302 Selma Road, theft, innocent, continued. Martas Patrick Dearmond, 20, of 323 E. Euclid Ave., robbery, innocent, continued, public defender appointed...
Springfield City narrows search for new city manager to 3

Springfield City narrows search for new city manager to 3

Springfield City commissioners have narrowed the field of city manager applicants to three, including two internal candidates. Deputy City Manager Bryan Heck and Community Development Director Shannon Meadows remain in consideration for the city manager position while Michael Ciaravino, city manager of Newburgh, New York, is the third candidate. PREVIOUS: More than 20 applicants seek...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DP-0962 - Barbara Yates, 3379 Ventura Ave., v. Katrina Yates, South Charleston, petition for civil stalking protection order. 18-DS-0963 - Aaron D. Staker, 1938 E. Mile Road, and Autumn R. Staker, 1548 Regent Ave., petition for dissolution of marriage. 18-DS-0964 - Christina Ann Bitzan, New Carlisle, and Daryl John Bitzan, 2801 Wellsford Lane, petition for dissolution...
Pike County murders: 1 of 6 suspects makes first court appearance

Pike County murders: 1 of 6 suspects makes first court appearance

George “Billy” Wagner III waived extradition on the murder charges filed against him during his initial appearance in a Fayette County, Kentucky, courtroom, according to CNN affiliate LEX18. Extradition is when one law enforcement agency captures a suspect who is wanted in another jurisdiction and returns the suspect to the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the crime...
DeWine: A ‘picture emerged’ as Pike County murder investigation progressed

DeWine: A ‘picture emerged’ as Pike County murder investigation progressed

The final piece of evidence that led to the arrests of six members of the Wagner family related to the 2016 Pike County murders was collected in October, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Wednesday morning. DeWine spoke with Miami Valley’s Morning News host Larry Hansgen on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO about the arrests on Tuesday. “You start looking around at potential suspects and...
Three move on in bid for judge nomination in Clark County

Three move on in bid for judge nomination in Clark County

A judicial screening committee is recomending three candidates who will move on in a bid to replace a longtime local municipal court judge. Five applicants initially applied for the open seat that became available when Clark County Municipal Court Judge Eugene S. Nevius recently resigned after serving the area since 1981. The three candidates who will move forward for a possible nomination to fill...
A dream is fulfilled: Senior living community celebrates opening

A dream is fulfilled: Senior living community celebrates opening

A $10 million dollar senior living development on the site of the former Community Hospital is complete after over a year of construction. The project created nearly 50 units and is Springfield’ first “pocket neighborhood.” Construction on Community Gardens started in Sept. 2017 near the intersection of Burnett Road and East High Street. “It’s the end of long dream of...
‘The Print Sale’ a great way to support local artists

‘The Print Sale’ a great way to support local artists

An upcoming sale is a chance to add a piece by a local artist to your collection.  The Dayton Printmakers Cooperative will host “The Print Sale” Saturday, Dec. 1, at its studio space at 901 N. Keowee St. in Dayton.  Hand pulled prints created by 20 printmakers have been created in intaglio, woodblock, monotype and lithography styles and will be available for purchase. Among the...
Free Friday concerts will keep your lunch hour humming

Free Friday concerts will keep your lunch hour humming

The Dayton Metro Library will begin a series of free Friday lunch concerts at the main branch of the Dayton Metro Library in downtown Dayton next week.  “For those who work downtown, a casual concert can be a great mid-day escape,” said Julie Buchanan, library programming manager. “Folks can bring their lunch and a friend, grab a seat, and enjoy some great music before returning...
Former ‘Dirty’ Wright State, UD student subject of new 8-part TV series 

Former ‘Dirty’ Wright State, UD student subject of new 8-part TV series 

One of two local universities’ most notorious former students is the focus of a new eight-part TV series.  “Dirty John,” a limited Bravo TV series, is set to debut at 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. It is based on the Los Angeles Times’ articles and the newspaper’s hit true crime podcast series “Dirty John” about John Meehan and his wife...
Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warning in effect; wintry mix, slick morning commute expected

Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warning in effect; wintry mix, slick morning commute expected

An Ice Storm Warning has been issued for southern Miami Valley until noon. Counties include: Butler, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren. Significant amount of ice accumulation will make road conditions dangerous, or impossible. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the entire Miami Valley until noon Thursday; the advisory for Randolph County is in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday...
Pike County murders: Tight-knit community expresses relief over arrests

Pike County murders: Tight-knit community expresses relief over arrests

A husband, wife and their two sons are behind bars Tuesday night, indicted in a mass murder, along with two grandmothers accused of helping them cover up the crimes. At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Ohio Attorney General and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine announced the arrests and indictments of parents Billy and Angela Wagner and their sons George and Jake. An entire family, suspected of killing their...
Warren County set to give tax breaks on 1,200 acres on I-75 corridor

Warren County set to give tax breaks on 1,200 acres on I-75 corridor

Warren County commissioners laid the groundwork on Tuesday to forgive taxes for the commercial or industrial developers of some of the last large parcels of undeveloped land along the Interstate 75 corridor between Dayton and Cincinnati. Commissioners Dave Young expressed reluctance about setting up the community investment area enabling tax breaks to be offered on development of more than 1,200 acres...
Are your teens texting these sayings? What parents should know

Are your teens texting these sayings? What parents should know

Your teenager may be using a secret language on their smartphone to chat with other teens and even strangers, and some of these code words are sexual in nature. Cracking this code of sexting acronyms may be difficult for some parents. Matthew Solomone, a father to a 16 year old girl and a 13-year old boy, was asked to decipher “53 X” and “GNOC” and he said he’d never...
2019 CR-V begins arriving at Honda dealerships

2019 CR-V begins arriving at Honda dealerships

Honda’s 2019 CR-V began arriving at dealerships today, according to information from the company. The latest version of the sport utility vehicle is assembled by workers at the auto maker’s facilitities in East Liberty and Marysville. Workers at facilities in Greenburg, Ind., Ontario, Canada and Japan also assemble the vehicle. The latest model startes at $24,350 for the LX model with...
Pike County murders: DeWine lays out charges in 2016 Rhoden family killings

Pike County murders: DeWine lays out charges in 2016 Rhoden family killings

Six members of the Wagner family were arrested Tuesday in the killing of eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County in 2016, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced at a news conference. 6 members of the Wagner family were arrested today George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26; Angela Wagner, 48; and George Wagner IV, 27, are charged...
California wildfires called terrifying by local native who witnessed destruction

California wildfires called terrifying by local native who witnessed destruction

Ben Poston was able to leave his western Malibu condominium before the California wildfires ripped through his complex, destroying at least 20 homes and leaving the hillsides surrounding the community looking like a moonscape. Thousands have lost their homes in the California wildfires, but Poston, a Springfield native, was one of the lucky people who did not. The fire has claimed the lives of at...
California fires: ‘It’s terrifying’ says Springfield native living in Malibu

California fires: ‘It’s terrifying’ says Springfield native living in Malibu

The wildfires in California continue to burn everything in their paths, and the death toll is rising past 40 victims. There are hundreds more reported missing in northern California as the search for survivors and victims continue. Springfield native and current Los Angeles Times reporter Ben Poston is not only reporting on these wildfires, he’s also affected by them personally. He lives in...
Miami professor’s book captured Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee

Miami professor’s book captured Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee

A Miami University professor has a special place in the Marvel comic universe thanks to his recent book on its legendary founder Stan Lee. The iconic Lee, who died Monday at age 95, was the widely credited genius behind Marvel Comics’ “Golden Age” in the 1960s, leading to the visionary foundation that decades later were used as a launching pad for the wildly popular Marvel superhero...
Pike County murders: Death penalty possible for 4 of 6 arrested in Rhoden slayings 

Pike County murders: Death penalty possible for 4 of 6 arrested in Rhoden slayings 

Four people arrested Tuesday on aggravated murder charges for the 2016 slayings of eight members of the Rhoden family in Pike County include a man who shared a 2-year-old daughter with one of the victims. A dispute over custody played a role in the homicides, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said, and two other family members are accused of trying to “cover up” the crimes....
Against odds, local Congressman Jim Jordan seeking GOP leadership post

Against odds, local Congressman Jim Jordan seeking GOP leadership post

After years of bucking Republican Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan on everything from health care to approving spending bills to keep the federal government open, local Congressman Jim Jordan has launched a bid to become leader of the House Republicans. On Wednesday, in a private meeting of House Republicans, Jordan will face Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, the current House majority leader...
Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest

Springfield pizza robbery: Media coverage leads to arrest

Media coverage of a Springfield robbery involving a pizza delivery man led to the arrest of a suspect, according to a criminal affidavit. Martas Dearmond, 20, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with robbery in connection to the Sunday night incident. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $25,000. Authorities were called to the 800 block of West High Street on Sunday where a driver...
Sinclair considers spending $4.5M to improve 2 major streets around campus

Sinclair considers spending $4.5M to improve 2 major streets around campus

Sinclair Community College appears to be moving forward with a plan to make major changes to Fourth and Fifth streets near its downtown campus. Sinclair’s board of trustees will vote today on whether to spend $4.5 million on changes and updates to the streets that have long been in the works as part of the school’s strategic plan. If approved by trustees, the project will be paid for with...
Commentary: Extreme weather can happen anywhere

Commentary: Extreme weather can happen anywhere

The wild fires in California have inhabited my nightmares this week and I’ve repeatedly given thanks that we do not have fires like that here in Ohio. We lived in Los Angeles before moving here and have been face to face with a 12-foot wall of flame heading in our direction while we were camping. Having to quickly evacuate a campground once was enough for us. Never again. It wasn’t long...
Shop for a worthy cause at the Sugarplum Festival of Trees

Shop for a worthy cause at the Sugarplum Festival of Trees

You’ll find the perfect holiday gift and all your shopping will benefit our local children’s hospital at the annual Sugarplum Festival of Trees.  Open this weekend at the Dayton Masonic Center, the event will have a holiday boutique filled with homemade gifts, decorations, wreaths and ornaments. Beautifully decorated full-sized designer Christmas trees will be available to bid on...
Wintry mix in the forecast: What you need to know about storm system

Wintry mix in the forecast: What you need to know about storm system

Another storm system will hit Thursday, bringing with it the chance for a wintry mix and light snow accumulation. >> SCHOOL WATCH: Stay informed on district closings, delays A mixed precipitation of snow, freezing rain and rain will continue to fall Thursday.  Snow accumulation looks like around an inch or less and any afternoon rain would melt it. Where rain mixes in the chance for...
Yellow Springs man jailed, accused of sex offenses earlier this year

Yellow Springs man jailed, accused of sex offenses earlier this year

A 28-year-old man has been charged with multiple counts of rape from incidents that happened in Yellow Springs. Jacob Louis Pflanzer was arrested by Xenia police on a warrant Nov. 8. He is being held in the Greene County Jail and Judge Stephen Wolaver has set bond at $50,000, according to court records. Pflanzer, whose listed address is on Stafford Street in Yellow Springs, was indicted Nov. 2 by...

California wildfires: Area volunteers to assist with recovery

A team of five Red Cross volunteers from the Dayton-Cincinnati region has left for California to assist with the wildfires recovery, officials said Tuesday.  Five volunteers may seem like a small group, given the magnitude of the wildfires, but it’s significant in Red Cross terms, said Marita Salkowski, regional communications and marketing director for the American Red Cross...
Ohio State drains Mirror Lake ahead of Michigan football game

Ohio State drains Mirror Lake ahead of Michigan football game

Ohio State University has temporarily drained Mirror Lake ahead of the school’s annual football game against rival University of Michigan. OSU announced that the lake was drained for safety concerns and that it will be refilled at a later date. Previously students followed a long-standing tradition of jumping in the lake the night before the OSU-Michigan football game, which this year is scheduled...
The newest version of chicken & waffles is here now, and it’s being served at SEVERAL local restaurants

The newest version of chicken & waffles is here now, and it’s being served at SEVERAL local restaurants

The newest rendition of the famed chicken & waffles dish has arrived in the Miami Valley, and the restaurant destinations offering the trendy dish may come as a bit of a surprise.  “You can forget the reservations, long lines and expensive checks and get back to what really matters: the food,” Kentucky Fried Chicken officials said in a release announcing the introduction of its new...
Dayton Children’s gets approval from accreditation agency

Dayton Children’s gets approval from accreditation agency

Dayton Children’s Hospital is fully accredited by a leading industry rating agency after a preliminary denial earlier this year. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that accredits hospitals and other health care businesses, had updated the hospital’s accreditation status following a survey at the hospital on Oct. 30. CEO Deborah Feldman had said previously that the hospital did not agree...
2 Greene County companies planning $10.7M in projects offered development grants

2 Greene County companies planning $10.7M in projects offered development grants

Two Greene County companies that say they plan to add jobs have been offered $150,000 in grant funds by the  Greene County Community Improvement Corporation, the county’s economic development nonprofit. Their companies’ expansion projects were selected out of five that applied for funding through the Economic Development Incentive Program, said Eric Henry, program manager and the...
Clark County Municipal Court cases

Clark County Municipal Court cases

CASES CALLED FRIDAY INCLUDED: Heather L. Evans, 40, of 630 Donnelly Ave., OVI, guilty, three days jail with three days suspended, 12 months driver’s license suspension, fined $375. Ian E. Johnson, 24, of South Vienna, assault amended to menacing, guilty, 30 days jail with 30 days suspended, jail suspended upon payment of fine and costs, fine and costs due Jan. 10, 2019, fined $250; criminal...
Yellow Cab’s Thanksgiving Night Market: Shopping, cocktails and craft beer 

Yellow Cab’s Thanksgiving Night Market: Shopping, cocktails and craft beer 

It’s time for a festive evening of stocking up on holiday gifts Friday at Yellow Cab Tavern’s annual Thanksgiving Night Market.  Enjoy local craft beers and cocktails as you shop for one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items.  Food vendors the Drunken Waffle and Twisted Taco will be at the event along with a number of vendors including:  At My Kitchen Table  Twisted River Coffee...
Springfield mom accused of snorting pill before crash with infant in car

Springfield mom accused of snorting pill before crash with infant in car

A Springfield mother told police she snorted a crushed pill a short time before she crashed with her infant son in the car on West Pleasant Street, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in Clark County Municipal Court. Jennilyn Pauley, 32, is charged with child endangering and is scheduled in court Tuesday.  Pauley was driving in the 800 block of West Pleasant Nov. 7, when she crashed...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-CV-0572 — Tom Hale, Director, Community Development, 3130 E. Main St., Suite 1A, v. Raymond Timberman and Lottie Mae Timberman, 1155 N. Bird Road; complaint for preliminary and permanent injunction ordering defendants to immediately cease from causing or permitting a motor vehicle to be parked or stored in the open for 72 hours or longer. 18-CV-0573 — Tom...
Springfield residents appointed to state boards

Springfield residents appointed to state boards

Two Springfield residents were recently appointed to state boards by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. John Landess of Springfield was appointed to the Regional Economic Development Alliance Study Committee for a term effective Nov. 6 through Aug. 1, 2019. The study committee’s role to study the features, benefits, and challenges involved in establishing economic development alliances that would improve...
JUST IN: Gourmet pretzel company founder to launch new ‘clean foods’ restaurant

JUST IN: Gourmet pretzel company founder to launch new ‘clean foods’ restaurant

The founder of a locally owned gourmet pretzel company is gearing up to open a cafe-style restaurant that will focus on “clean foods” such as salads, juices and smoothies, along with a sandwich menu and baked goods. The build-out of “The Greene Canteen” is underway with plans to open by spring of 2019 at 134 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs, according to Brittany Baum, the...
‘I think that figure will grow exponentially’: Clark Co. detective warns public about rash of ATM thefts

‘I think that figure will grow exponentially’: Clark Co. detective warns public about rash of ATM thefts

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying a group of people who stole tens of thousands of dollars from ATMs in Clark and Champaign counties. Detective Scott Cultice with the sheriff’s office said at least five people are involved in an organized effort to steal from bank customers. He said the group placed credit card skimmers on banks in Madison and...
Springfield Regional Medical Center sees safety rating tick up in annual report

Springfield Regional Medical Center sees safety rating tick up in annual report

The Springfield Regional Medical Center received a B rating in a report from a national health care advocacy group, an improvement after several C ratings over the past several years. The Leapfrog Group releases its Hospital Safety Grade report twice a year, providing a letter grade to hospitals nationwide based on a range of measures from preventing infections to instituting policies to prevent errors...
Vietnam veteran receives high school diploma 56 years later

Vietnam veteran receives high school diploma 56 years later

It was a long time coming – 56 years – but a veteran from Pennsylvania finally got something he's waited decades for: his high school diploma. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  "It took a long time to get here because people asked why I didn't come before – well, I was too busy making a living," said James Neal. "...
Man escapes jail, stops for pancakes, gets busted again with his mom, deputies say

Man escapes jail, stops for pancakes, gets busted again with his mom, deputies say

Authorities in Georgia say a man is back behind bars after his mother helped him escape from jail, then they stopped for pancakes on their way home. The Heard County Sheriff’s Office told WSB-TV's Berndt Petersen that Joshua Gullat was working his cleaning detail of mopping floors and cleaning bathrooms at the county jail when he slipped out a door.  Gullat, who was serving time...
Cyclist riding across country for charity killed along 3,500-mile route

Cyclist riding across country for charity killed along 3,500-mile route

A Maine man who set out to cycle a 3,500-mile route across the country to raise money for a children's hospital died during his ride. >> Read more trending news  James Dobson, who was cycling from Dover, New Hampshire to San Diego, California was struck by a car and killed on his 44th day of riding.  Friends gathered in Maine to honor Dobson, who they said had a vibrant personality...
Family upset after raising more than $14,000 for son's service dog and receiving untrained puppy

Family upset after raising more than $14,000 for son's service dog and receiving untrained puppy

A Franklin, Massachusetts, family is making an unexpected trip to North Carolina to pick up a service dog that was supposed to be specially trained for their son with autism, except the 8-month-old dog is not ready to help. Kristie and Tim Maxfield raised more than $14,000 from donations to acquire Teddy from a North Carolina nonprofit called RyCon, but the family has learned the company is going...
Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in arrest of 4 family members in 8 murders

Homemade silencer last piece of evidence in arrest of 4 family members in 8 murders

After tens of thousands of hours of investigative work over 2-and-a-half years, the final clue in the investigation of the murder of eight people in Pike County came a week ago, according to law enforcement officials. >> Read more trending news  That’s when authorities confirmed the existence of a homemade silencer they say was built by the suspects. “This particular evidence...
1 dead, 1 hurt in plane crash at Texas' Laughlin Air Force Base

1 dead, 1 hurt in plane crash at Texas' Laughlin Air Force Base

One pilot was killed and another hurt when a military jet crashed Tuesday at Texas' Laughlin Air Force Base, officials said. >> Read more trending news  According to a news release, the Air Force T-38C Talon crashed at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday on the base. One pilot died, while the other was taken to Val Verde Regional Medical Center for treatment. 28 yr old Capt. John F. Graziano, an instructor...
Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charges, denies ‘ever hitting a woman’

Lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charges, denies ‘ever hitting a woman’

Michael Avenatti has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and was booked Wednesday evening. Avenatti was taken into custody and released Wednesday after a police report was filed by an unidentified victim in Century City, according to KNBC-TV. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident a day earlier and took a report. When he walked out of the police station Wednesday, Avenatti...
Florida man who looks like the 'Joker' arrested again

Florida man who looks like the 'Joker' arrested again

A man who went viral last year for his green-haired mugshot has been arrested again in Florida.  Lawrence Sullivan, 30, was jailed Wednesday in Pinellas County on a probation violation charge.  Sullivan’s new mugshot features the same green hair and extensive tattoos. The jail records noted that his tattoos featured a skull, sword, pot leaf, brass knuckles, devil and a rose. ...
Pilot error cited in military plane crash that killed 9 near Savannah, Georgia

Pilot error cited in military plane crash that killed 9 near Savannah, Georgia

Investigators have found pilot error was to blame for a military plane crash that killed nine people outside Savannah in May, according to a report by the U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. >> Read more trending news  The report, which was released Friday, cited several errors made by multiple crew members that led to an inoperative engine, a left wing stall and the...
2 local congressmen may compete to be top Republican on Judiciary Committee

2 local congressmen may compete to be top Republican on Judiciary Committee

Warren County-area Rep. Steve Chabot is one of two remaining Republicans in the House of Representatives who brought the case for impeachment against then–President Bill Clinton 20 years ago. Now, he’s arguing that experience could help him and other Republican fight off Democrats if they move forward on impeaching President Donald Trump. Chabot of Cincinnati, who just won a 12th term...
Judge delays ruling in CNN lawsuit against Trump over Jim Acosta White House ban

Judge delays ruling in CNN lawsuit against Trump over Jim Acosta White House ban

CNN filed suit Tuesday against President Donald Trump and his top aides, arguing they violated both the network’s and reporter Jim Acosta's constitutional rights when he was banned from the White House last week. Update 5:40 p.m. EST Nov. 14: The judge in the CNN lawsuit against President Donald Trump and other administration officials over banning reporter Jim Acosta from the White House said...
Katherine MacGregor, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, dead at 93

Katherine MacGregor, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, dead at 93

Katherine “Scottie” MacGregor, who played the villainous and gossipy Harriet Oleson on the television series “Little House on the Prairie,” died Tuesday, People reported. She was 93. >> Read more trending news  MacGregor died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund's retirement home in Woodland Hills, a spokeswoman confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter...
Did Alexa witness double murder? Judge orders Amazon to turn over device’s audio

Did Alexa witness double murder? Judge orders Amazon to turn over device’s audio

A judge in a New Hampshire criminal case has ordered Amazon to turn over audio recordings from one of the company’s Echo devices, which may have caught the sounds of a January 2017 double homicide.  Timothy Verrill, 36, of Dover, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbings of Christine M. Sullivan, 48, and 32-year-old Jenna Marie Pellegrini. He is expected to...
Police say McDonald's employee assaulted manager with bacon

Police say McDonald's employee assaulted manager with bacon

Police charged a McDonald’s employee in Bluffton, South Carolina, Friday after she assaulted her manager with bacon in her hand. The Island Packet reported that, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report, the assault happened after 1:30 p.m. when a manager asked a cook to stop eating bacon while working in the kitchen. When the cook kept eating the bacon, the manager...
JUST IN: Ohio’s Pappy Van Winkle bourbon lottery to expand this year with more bottles, online entries

JUST IN: Ohio’s Pappy Van Winkle bourbon lottery to expand this year with more bottles, online entries

Ohio will expand its holiday bourbon lottery this year to give more of the Buckeye state’s bourbon enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase some of the most sought-after spirits on the market, including, yes, the Pappy Van Winkle 23-year that to some aficionados is the Holy Grail of bourbon. Ohio Division of Liquor Control Superintendent Jim Canepa announced today, Nov. 14, that the 2018...
Company markets MAGA Build the Wall brick-building set

Company markets MAGA Build the Wall brick-building set

A conservative-leaning company is marketing a President Donald Trump-inspired brick building kit this Christmas Similar to LEGOs, the Keep And Bear online retailer recently introduced the Build the Wall” kit that comes with a mini president, compete with his own red Make America Great Again hat, KRON reported.  The company claims it has the largest selection of Trump-themed gifts...
Report: U.S. military at risk of losing war to Russia, China

Report: U.S. military at risk of losing war to Russia, China

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base may be the difference between victory and defeat if war eventually breaks out between the United States and Russia or China, a defense expert said about a new report out Wednesday. The U.S. is at risk of losing a war to either country, states a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission that Congress created to evaluate the Trump administration’s defense...
'Daddy, I'm hurt': Girl, 6, caught in crossfire during Houston robbery

'Daddy, I'm hurt': Girl, 6, caught in crossfire during Houston robbery

A 6-year-old Houston girl was shot in the leg during a shooting Monday involving a security guard and robbery suspect, KTRK reported. >> Read more trending news  Claire Tidwell underwent surgery Tuesday. She was sitting in a car with her family at a McDonald’s drive-thru when an alleged robbery took place at a T-Mobile next door to the fast-food restaurant, KPRC reported...
Australian senator ‘changes gender’ in abortion clash

Australian senator ‘changes gender’ in abortion clash

An Australian member of Parliament told a conservative male colleague to “get his hands and his rosaries off my ovaries,” during a contentious debate about abortion, 9 News reported. In response, the man declared his gender “to be a woman” so left-wingers could no longer attack him over his views, according to a video of his speech that was shared  on social...
Disney Monorail door unhinged while passengers boarded

Disney Monorail door unhinged while passengers boarded

The door of a Monorail at Walt Disney World unhinged from the train as passengers were boarding it on Tuesday. A Disney representative said a motorized scooter hit the door as people were getting on the train, causing the door to unhinge. >> Read more trending news  The representative said the train never left the station. Instead, all the passengers got off and took a bus or ferry to their...
Safety group announces top 10 dangerous toys for 2018’s holiday season

Safety group announces top 10 dangerous toys for 2018’s holiday season

Hopefully you haven’t done all of your holiday shopping yet. Safety group World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., has released its list of the top 10 dangerous toys. This is the 46th year for the group’s list of toys you may not want to see under the tree during the holidays, The Associated Press reported. >> Read more trending news  This year, W.A.T.C.H. says the toys...
What is seasonal affective disorder?

What is seasonal affective disorder?

People who get more than just blue in the winter months may find they have seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Before self-diagnosing, it’s important to research the disorder and speak with a health care provider. Here are some things to know about SAD. >> Read more trending news  What is it?  According to the National Institutes of Health, SAD, also called seasonal...
Men rescue shivering horse in backyard pool hiding from Camp Fire

Men rescue shivering horse in backyard pool hiding from Camp Fire

Two California men helped save a horse he found tangled in a backyard pool while trying to find a safe spot as the Camp Fire raged through the city, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. >> Read more trending news  Jeff Hill of Paradise was checking on a neighbor’s house Saturday when he found the horse, shivering and tangled in a pool cover. "There's no telling how long...
Mom overdosed infant on methadone ‘because she was fussy,’ police say

Mom overdosed infant on methadone ‘because she was fussy,’ police say

A Michigan woman has been charged and is facing loss of parental rights after she overdosed her 6-week-old daughter on methadone “because she was fussy,” police officials said.  Jennifer Lynn Pickerd, 37, of Grand Rapids, is charged with second-degree child abuse in the Sept. 30 incident at her apartment, ABC13 in Grand Rapids reported. Court records show that the case against...
Sandra Bullock donates $100,000 to help animals impacted by California wildfires

Sandra Bullock donates $100,000 to help animals impacted by California wildfires

Sandra Bullock is helping animals affected by the Southern California wildfires. KTTV reported that, according to the Humane Society of Ventura County, the Oscar-winning actress donated $100,000 to the organization Sunday. >> Read more trending news  “The Humane Society of Ventura County was deeply humbled today by a $100,000 donation from Sandra Bullock and family,” the...
Are Ohio’s 4 Democratic members of Congress supporting Pelosi for speaker?

Are Ohio’s 4 Democratic members of Congress supporting Pelosi for speaker?

For those counting, two Ohio Democrats are now backing Nancy Pelosi for House speaker and two are opposed.  Rep. Marcy Kaptur Wednesday announced she will back Pelosi for speaker, joining Rep. Joyce Beatty, D–Jefferson Township, who was one of the first House Democrats to announce her support for Pelosi after Democrats won the House majority last Tuesday. Beatty has been whipping up support...
Lady Gaga delivers pizza to wildfire evacuees during World Kindness Day

Lady Gaga delivers pizza to wildfire evacuees during World Kindness Day

Lady Gaga showed Tuesday she is much more than a singer and actress. She showed how to be kind to those who may have lost everything.  Tuesday, she showed up at a Red Cross wildfire evacuation shelter bearing pizza and spending time with those who have had to flee the fires, Entertainment Tonight reported.  She posted video of her visit to Twitter, encouraging others to also be kind to one...
‘Stand your ground’ gun bill passes Ohio House

‘Stand your ground’ gun bill passes Ohio House

A controversial “stand your ground” bill passed the Ohio House on Wednesday. But the far-reaching bill — subject to dozens of amendments over multiple sessions — moves to the Senate under an uncertain timeline and veto cloud. Gov. John Kasich has promised to keep his name off any such bill. The House-approved “stand your ground” bill removes a “duty to retreat&rdquo...
Woman attacks McDonald's manager after requesting ketchup

Woman attacks McDonald's manager after requesting ketchup

Police are searching for a California woman who attacked a McDonald’s manager after she entered the back of the fast-food restaurant and asked for ketchup, KABC reported. >> Read more trending news  On Oct. 27 around 11 p.m., the woman entered the work area of a McDonald’s in Santa Ana and asked for ketchup. When told to leave the employee area, the suspect punched and...
The best stores for discounted Black Friday shopping 

The best stores for discounted Black Friday shopping 

When it comes to major discounts and killer deals, some retailers fare better than others. » RELATED: All the Black Friday deals to catch in 2018 Luckily, analysts over at personal finance website WalletHub did some of the work for shoppers as they prepare for the hectic post-Thanksgiving holiday. After surveying nearly 7,000 deals from 35 of the biggest United States retailers&rsquo...
Macy’s shrinking some of its stores: What’s really going on

Macy’s shrinking some of its stores: What’s really going on

As big-box retailers like Sears and Elder-Beerman file for bankruptcy and close hundreds of locations, other department stores like Macy’s are looking for ways to revive brick-and-mortar retail. Macy’s newest plan is to shrink its store size. The store is already testing a smaller format in four of its stores, according to the Wall Street Journal. The smaller format stores will cut down...
Ohio Libertarians say they may sue to keep ballot access

Ohio Libertarians say they may sue to keep ballot access

The Libertarian Party of Ohio says it may sue the state to force continued recognition of the minor political party. Secretary of State Jon Husted says the Libertarians and Ohio Green Party lost ballot access because their respective candidates did not get 3 percent of the vote needed to remain a recognized party. Cleveland.com reports the Libertarian Party of Ohio regained state recognition...
Texas thief steals $300,000 Ferrari, leaves Suburban behind

Texas thief steals $300,000 Ferrari, leaves Suburban behind

A Texas thief stole a $300,000 Ferrari that was parked in the driveway of a suburban Dallas home, but left his damaged Chevrolet Suburban at the scene, WFAA reported. >> Read more trending news  The owner of the car -- a white, 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T -- said his car was parked in the driveway on the side of the home, unlocked and with the keys still inside the vehicle, when it was...
Company known for bullet-embedded glassware to give guns to employees for Christmas

Company known for bullet-embedded glassware to give guns to employees for Christmas

A Wisconsin company is no stranger to firearms. The company is actually built with bullets, ones embedded in glassware, so it comes to no surprise to some that the Christmas gifts given to employees by their bosses will be guns this year. Ben Wolfram, co-owner of BenShot, told the Apple Post-Crescent, that giving handguns as gifts to his workers was to promote personal safety and team building...
Disney donates $500K to support California firefighters amid wildfires

Disney donates $500K to support California firefighters amid wildfires

California-based mass media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company is giving back to its community by donating $500,000 to support victims impacted by the wildfires in the state. >> Read more trending news  The company announced Tuesday that the donation will support the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund, which supports recovery efforts from major wildfires...
‘He’s not that monster’: Parents of Chris Watts speak out on murders of wife, daughters

‘He’s not that monster’: Parents of Chris Watts speak out on murders of wife, daughters

Ronnie and Cindy Watts are frustrated.  The parents of Chris Watts, the Colorado man who pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to killing his wife, Shanann Watts, and their daughters, Bella, 4, and 3-year-old Celeste, told ABC7 in Denver that they are not convinced that the public knows the whole story of what happened that August morning at their son and daughter-in-law’s Frederick home. Watts&rsquo...
Police: Woman accused of killing husband waited days before calling 911

Police: Woman accused of killing husband waited days before calling 911

Indiana police said a woman murdered her husband on Friday and did not report it until Monday morning, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  Sheila Ridenour, 55, was charged with murder and failure to report a body, the Indianapolis Star reported, citing an arrest report by police in Montgomery County. According to police, Ridenour called 911 at 3:24 a.m. to report the death...
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