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Time running out at Toys “R” Us, local stores to close this week

Time is running out to take advantage of Toys “R” Us going out of business sales. A Beavercreek store at 2500 N. Fairfield Road will be open until Friday, but the Miamisburg location at 2859 Centerville Road will close Wednesday, store associates said. All Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores will be closed by Friday, according to the company. »RELATED: Staying...


Submarine House considering two expansions

Submarine House considering two expansions

Submarine House is looking to bring its signature east coast cheese steak sub to more Dayton-area customers in an upcoming expansion. The Dayton-based restaurant is expecting to open a store in Springboro or Kettering soon. Franchise co-owner Brody Danner told this media outlet he hopes to open one of the stores before 2018 ends, but by early 2019 at the latest. The company has been talking to a potential...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

MARRIAGE LICENSES Andrew Scott Rector, 37, of Lakeside, engineer and Kirsten Carey McFeatters, 34, Lakeside, groomer. Rodney Lee Ferryman Jr., 18, of 114 1/2 S. Light St., welder and Mariah Rochelle Hayes, 18, of 114 1/2 S. Light St., nurse assistant. Michael David Carey, 31, of Denver, Colo., teacher and Allison Marie Moran, Denver, Colo., engineer. Lonnie C. Anderson Jr., 20, of 1902 Edwards Ave...
Ohio gun rights could expand under so-called ‘stand your ground’ law

Ohio gun rights could expand under so-called ‘stand your ground’ law

Ohio lawmakers are closer than ever to passing a so-called “stand your ground” bill that would expand gun rights by relaxing a person’s duty to retreat before using lethal force in self-defense.  Supporters say the bill corrects unjust laws that force crime victims to make a decision between fighting or escaping an assailant, then makes survivors argue their...
Central State could get $8M more in federal funding from new Farm Bill

Central State could get $8M more in federal funding from new Farm Bill

The latest version of the Farm Bill — the primary agriculture funding policy in the U.S. — could allow Central State University to compete for as much as $8 million more in federal funding. The change came as an amendment to the bill sponsored by U.S. Rep Mike Turner and touted by the congressman and CSU president Cynthia Hammond-Jackson on Monday at Turner’s downtown Dayton office...
Women try to grow ranks in orthopedics, their smallest field

Women try to grow ranks in orthopedics, their smallest field

Julie Bishop doesn’t meet the stereotype of an orthopedic surgeon. An associate professor of clinical orthopedics at Ohio State University, she is petite at 5-foot-5 and about 120 pounds. But she is also one of several female faculty members at the medical school, which has a higher rate of women than the field at large, making the program almost “gender blind,” she said. &ldquo...
Saturn visible near Strawberry Moon this week

Saturn visible near Strawberry Moon this week

Saturn will be visible next to the the full moon this month, known as the Strawberry Moon, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said. “The moon officially becomes full at 12:53 a.m. Thursday. It will be big and bright in the evening sky all week and close by will be the planet Saturn,” Zontini said. “Head outside after sunset, which is around 9 p.m., and look to the southeastern...
Travel, spending expected to be down around Fourth of July

Travel, spending expected to be down around Fourth of July

The amout consumers will spend on Fourth of July will drop slightly this year because the holiday falls on a Wednesday. Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics, down from $7.1 billion last year, according to the National Retail Federation. More than 216 million Americans plan to observe Independence Day, down slightly from last year’s 219 million...
Urbana fire chief retiring from department after 26 years

Urbana fire chief retiring from department after 26 years

The Urbana Fire Division is small — a staff of 23, with seven members on each shift — so when someone leaves, that absence is noticed. Fire Chief Mark Keller retired from the department Friday after 26 years of service, including seven in the role of chief. “I would not give this profession up for anything,” Keller said. “The guys are what make it the best.” Keller...
This Urbana coffee shop was honored by the state, and it’s for a very inspiring reason

This Urbana coffee shop was honored by the state, and it’s for a very inspiring reason

An Urbana coffee house that provides jobs for workers with disabilities was recently featured in a program that highlights businesses around the state that are making a difference in their communities. Bobbi Custer started the Spotted Cow, 927. N. Main St. in Urbana, shortly after graduating from Heidelberg University in 2014. She studied business and was looking for a way to use her skills to provide...
Applebees to ‘keep as many restaurants open as possible,’ spokeswoman says

Applebees to ‘keep as many restaurants open as possible,’ spokeswoman says

A spokeswoman for Applebee’s Grill & Bar says the restaurant chain’s owners want to “keep as many restaurants open as possible” after filing a lawsuit seeking to gain control of the brand’s restaurants in the Dayton area and elsewhere in Ohio from its franchisee. The spokeswoman, however, did not respond directly to a question from this news outlet about why the...
Opinion: Dayton can be the model for recovery

Opinion: Dayton can be the model for recovery

Working as a treatment professional since 1973, I’ve created a program I call “The Dayton Model of Recovery” – it says there are five things that are important to know about addiction, and five things one must do in order to access full, long-term recovery. Briefly, the five things to know are: 1) The addicted one is sick, as in brain-based illness they do not choose. These...
Grow fresh produce? The Champaign County Farmer’s Market needs you

Grow fresh produce? The Champaign County Farmer’s Market needs you

The Champaign County Farmer’s Market offers visitors a wide range of products — bee honey, homemade jewelry, pretzels and bean bags for cornhole. But it’s in need of beefing up one more thing. “What we’re short on … is produce vendors,” said Jeff Conley, president of the market and owner of Conley’s Sweets. “We have regulars come every weekend...
How can Dayton fix opioid epidemic? Tell us what you think

How can Dayton fix opioid epidemic? Tell us what you think

The Dayton region is now known, as much as anything, as the epicenter of the nation’s opioid epidemic. The impact of the epidemic has scarred the community in many ways – its image, a generation of children growing up in addicted households, community resources to fight addiction and crime. On today’s front page, staff writer Katie Wedell kicks off a new project – we&rsquo...
Should Springfield get its first major housing development since the ’90s? One board says no.

Should Springfield get its first major housing development since the ’90s? One board says no.

The Central CEDA Regional Planning Commission recently sided against a zoning change for a proposed housing development in Springfield, but city officials said that doesn’t necessarily mean the project won’t go forward. The Springfield News-Sun previously reported DDC Management is planning a single-family housing development on two tracts of land along East National Road Near Walmart...
Wright State looks to other schools for ways to lure more students

Wright State looks to other schools for ways to lure more students

Wright State University’s total enrollment is projected to dip below 17,000 students this fall for the first time since 2007, prompting WSU leaders to look at other Ohio colleges for solutions. The number of students enrolled at Wright State is projected to be around 16,224 this fall, nearly 3,550 below the school’s peak in 2010 when a transition from quarters to semesters started taking...
Warm temps continue; showers possible in some spots

Warm temps continue; showers possible in some spots

Quiet to start week Rounds of showers and storms Tuesday-Wednesday Heat index around 100 end of week TODAY: Afternoon clouds are expected as highs reach near normal levels in the lower 80s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.  A few passing showers are possible near Butler, Warren, and Clinton counties, but most activity will stay south of the Miami Valley completely...
Local police, firefighters escort body of fallen Highland County firefighter to Highland Co.

Local police, firefighters escort body of fallen Highland County firefighter to Highland Co.

Fire crews out of Highland County are thanking local first responders for escorting the body of a fallen firefighter. Paint Creek Fire District firefighter Joe Patterson died in an accident Sunday afternoon. Patterson was working with compressed air cylinders when he was critically injured. He was taken by MedFlight to Kettering Hospital, where he died. Branden Jackman, Paint Creek Joint EMS...
Mike DeWine ice cream social brings out nearly all of GOP slate

Mike DeWine ice cream social brings out nearly all of GOP slate

Hundreds of Republican supporters spent an afternoon Sunday listening to optimistic speeches at the annual Ice Cream Social that Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine and his wife Fran hosted at their home near Cedarville. DeWine’s event brought nearly all the Ohio GOP statewide candidates; Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Wadsworth, did not attend because he had a conflict, organizers...
Air Show ends with crowds, perfect weather

Air Show ends with crowds, perfect weather

The featured performances at the Vectren Dayton Air Show may draw the crowds, but the static aircraft displays this year were a huge part of the experience. Sunday’s air show had more than 50 aircraft in one of the largest static displays in several years. About 30 of those were military aircraft, estimated Roger Doctor, public safety director for the air show. That’s more than triple...
Vehicle accident on I-70 east at U.S. 68 cleared; Traffic moving slow

Vehicle accident on I-70 east at U.S. 68 cleared; Traffic moving slow

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation cameras, I-70 at St. Rt. 4 showed traffic to be backed up and I-70 at U.S. 68 showed police cruisers and ambulances on scene.  When our crew arrived on scene, it seemed to be a vehicle accident with possibly only minor damage. All lanes are open, but traffic is moving slowly.  We are working to find out more information and will update this...
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...
The new principal has plans for Northeastern’s Rolling Hills Elementary

The new principal has plans for Northeastern’s Rolling Hills Elementary

Rolling Hills Elementary students will see a new face greeting them on the first day of school later this year. The Northeastern Local Board of Education voted to hire Drew Snyder as the new principal of the school on June 13. Snyder is a local educator with close to 10 years of experience. He has filled various roles in the Northwestern Local, West Liberty-Salem and Madison Plains school districts...
Looking back in Springfield: ‘Sennett’s Bathing Beauties’

Looking back in Springfield: ‘Sennett’s Bathing Beauties’

Beginning in 1915, Keystone Studios film director and producer Mack Sennett, known for his slapstick comedies, began to assemble young beautiful women, known as “Sennett’s Bathing Beauties” for his films for promotions. The women were popular with film audiences and made public appearances and were in newspapers, on postcards, and in theater lobbies, some going on to be film stars...
Freestanding ERs on the rise in region

Freestanding ERs on the rise in region

The freestanding emergency center under construction at Austin Boulevard just off Interstate 75 is the latest in a surge of new satellite ERs built in recent years. While freestanding emergency departments have been growing around the U.S., Ohio had the second highest number of freestanding ERs in the U.S. as of 2015. The region is about to gain three more emergency departments that are under construction...
Sunday highlights from the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Sunday highlights from the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now on the ground, marking an end to the flying acts.  The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are now performing. WATCH LIVE HERE. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are preparing to take flight. They are the last performance scheduled for today’s Dayton Air Show.  Tora Tora Tora, the dramatic recreation of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, is now taking...
Missing adult alert for Hamilton Co. man canceled

Missing adult alert for Hamilton Co. man canceled

The missing adult alert issued for James Marques was canceled.  A statewide missing adult alert has been issued by Colerain Township police for a 79-year-old man. Police say James Marques was last seen leaving his residence for a trip to the store in a light blue 2007 Ford Focus, Ohio plate DXZ4199. Marques was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a blue windbreaker jacket. Marques is...
Urbana University’s new sports complex part of multi-million dollar investment

Urbana University’s new sports complex part of multi-million dollar investment

Urbana University hopes to finish a new athletic facility by the end of July, just in time for students to celebrate the grand opening when they come back to campus in August. Christopher Washington, who serves as the executive vice president at Urbana University, said the 10,000 square-foot building is one of the cornerstone projects being built as the university tries to revamp itself. “We...
Can Dayton go from ‘overdose capital’ to a model for recovery?

Can Dayton go from ‘overdose capital’ to a model for recovery?

Our city was once a national leader for innovation. Last year Dayton got a different label: overdose capital of the nation. The numbers didn’t entirely support that, but pictures have power — and instead of Wilbur and Orville on a flying machine, Dayton’s iconic photo felt overtaken by an image of a passed-out person on the street getting revived by Narcan. People are still dying...
Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Athlete of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Leslie Flores School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Volleyball, Basketball Claim to fame/honors: Eight Varsity Letters, 2016 OHC Volleyball Player of the Year, Volleyball Basketball Softball All County Team, Volleyball 2x 1st Team OHC, Volleyball 2x District IV Award, Volleyball Basketball MVP Award, Basketball 2nd Team OHC, Softball 1st Team OHC, Softball Coaches Award...
Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Student of the Week Southeastern High School

Name: Dan Myers School: Southeastern High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: XC, Track, Quick Recall, Soccer, SOS Claim to fame/honors: NHS, Strive for Excellence medals, Scholar Athlete Words you live by: “It may be hard, but it’s always worth it in the end.” Toughest challenge: Finding time to hang out with loved ones Biggest influence: Parents School-day rituals: Talking...
New Carlisle Purple Heart City celebration

New Carlisle Purple Heart City celebration

A celebration took place earlier today at the New Carlisle Fire Station to celebrate the city being designated a Purple Heart City. The city will post signs at the entrances to the city designating that it’s a Purple Heart City. The city of New Carlisle was named a Purple Heart City by the Military Order of the Purple Heart in 2014, according to Mayor Ethan Reynolds. The honor means the city...
Fairfield police ID victims in officer-involved shooting

Fairfield police ID victims in officer-involved shooting

It wasn’t the first time officers had been called to a Fairfield apartment where police said Friday they confronted and killed a man as he stabbed a woman, records show. And the same home in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive was the site of an earlier complaint by the woman claiming the man — who is described in police records as her boyfriend — had tried to poison her. That’s...
Kroger finalizes merger with Home Chef meal delivery company

Kroger finalizes merger with Home Chef meal delivery company

The Kroger Co. finalized a merger with meal delivery company Home Chef this week as the Cincinnati-based company seeks to speed up growth in the meal kit market. Home Chef will operate as a Kroger subsidiary and will assume responsibility for the grocer’s meal kit initiatives. Home Chef meal kits will now be featured in Kroger’s portfolio of stores and will remain available online. »...
Blue Angels thrill crowd with performance

Blue Angels thrill crowd with performance

For the first time since 2013, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels on Saturday roared aggressively through cloudy skies in front of tens of thousands of spectators at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. Crowds cheered as the Blue Angels maneuvered through complex motions and rolled their aircraft 360 degrees. Marvin Napier of Huber Heights brought his two young children to the air show for the first time so...
St. Paris Public Library opens new location in Champaign County

St. Paris Public Library opens new location in Champaign County

The St. Paris Public Library has recently opened an outreach location in Christiansburg. Its opening day comes after nearly two years of efforts to get a Christiansburg location, according to Director of St. Paris Public Libraries Nicole Rush. TRENDING ONLINE: ‘He’s been a courageous leader…’, Springfield mayor says of departing Navistar UAW president “It felt like Christiansburg...
Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Dream job alert: Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center hiring 40 people

Ohio’s first Legoland Discovery Center is looking for 40 full-time and part-time employees in a July hiring push. Open interviews at the indoor playground’s job fair will be July 13 to 15. The company is looking for experience in food and beverage, retail, admissions and custodial roles, according to a release. Legoland will open Sept. 21 at the Easton Town Center in Columbus. »...
7 recent business moves at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield

7 recent business moves at Upper Valley Mall in Springfield

The Clark County Land Bank announced in May its purchase of the 40-acre Upper Valley Mall property in Springfield in an effort to ignite redevelopment. What has been happening at the mall? Here are seven recent business moves: The five-screen movie theater at the mall’s entrance closed in 2017 after being a tenant for nearly five decades. The movie theater had served customers since the mall...
Amber Alert canceled after 2 Urbana boys found safe; suspect still sought

Amber Alert canceled after 2 Urbana boys found safe; suspect still sought

An Amber Alert has been canceled after two Urbana boys were found safe. The suspect and vehicle still have not been found. An Amber Alert is active for two boys reported abducted from Urbana. They were reported missing at 7 a.m. from Maplewood Circle after their grandparents awoke to find them gone, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The first boy is Justin Wallace...
2 planes at Dayton Air Show fly across world to help in disasters 

2 planes at Dayton Air Show fly across world to help in disasters 

Two different aircraft on display at the Vectren Dayton Air Show are helping people across the world in disaster zones and third-world countries. The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any aircraft you’ve seen before. The plane is  “a state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom and recovery room - this amazing aircraft has been an example of the marriage...
FRONT-ROW VIEW: What visitors are saying about Vectren Dayton Air Show

FRONT-ROW VIEW: What visitors are saying about Vectren Dayton Air Show

The air show kicked off with opening ceremonies at noon. While announcers said some performances could be impacted by the low-hanging clouds, the air show has a packed schedule. Redline, the B-17, Vicky Benzing, Sean D. Tucker and the Golden Knights are all expected to perform before 2 p.m.  The F-22, Jet Waco, TORA! TORA! TORA!, and the Blue Angels are expected to perform later in the afternoon...
Springfield Then & Now: Willenborg family tailors

Springfield Then & Now: Willenborg family tailors

Herman Willenborg came to Springfield from Germany around 1850 and started a tailoring business, first on Fountain Avenue, then on Main, before moving to 22 W. High St. next to the Winters Company, a longtime printing business, both shown here in the 1880s. Herman and his wife Wilhelmina (Minnie) had nine children, the majority of whom worked in the family business. Following Herman’s death...
Saturday’s highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

Saturday’s highlights of the 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: F-22 Raptor takes over Dayton skies | Cincinnati’s Redline Aerobatic Team | Jet-powered WACO biplane |  Tuskegee Airmen P-51C Mustang | Oracle biplane doesn’t believe in the laws of physics | Saturday’s lineup of feature acts included: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle...
A downtown Springfield company with owner roots back to the 1990s is helping businesses throughout the area

A downtown Springfield company with owner roots back to the 1990s is helping businesses throughout the area

An information technology firm based in downtown Springfield has steadily grown over the past two years, as local companies increasingly look to farm out IT services instead of performing that work in house. ProStratus officially formed two years ago with just six employees. Now, the firm has about 25 workers and plans to double that figure over the next few years. Tony Cooper, one of the firm&rsquo...
Police K-9 shows off lifesaving skills, dog demonstrates CPR on handler

Police K-9 shows off lifesaving skills, dog demonstrates CPR on handler

A police dog in Spain showed he’s ready to save lives at a moment’s notice. His name is Poncho and during a demonstration session, he showed how he can perform a dog version of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  >> Read more trending news  During the demonstration, Poncho’s handler pretended to have a medical emergency and collapsed. Poncho, sporting a vest with a blue...
Bliss and Goodfellow: Which military bases will build camps to hold immigrants? 

Bliss and Goodfellow: Which military bases will build camps to hold immigrants? 

The Pentagon announced on Monday that two bases in Texas will be building temporary housing for immigrants illegally crossing the country’s southern border. Goodfellow Air Force Base and the Army’s Fort Bliss were chosen by the Department of Defense to house immigrants. According to the Pentagon, one base will house unaccompanied children while the other will host families. Defense Secretary...
Cop fired for detaining daughter and her black boyfriend, ignoring real call for help

Cop fired for detaining daughter and her black boyfriend, ignoring real call for help

An Ohio police officer has been fired for abusing his authority by detaining his daughter and her black boyfriend, all while a legitimate call for help went unanswered, police officials said.  John Kovach Jr., who is white, was fired May 11 after an internal investigation determined he had violated multiple sections of the Lorain Police Department’s standards of conduct, as well as the...
Boy, 7, put in bathtub filled with hot water during Texas home invasion, police say

Boy, 7, put in bathtub filled with hot water during Texas home invasion, police say

A 7-year-old boy was burned in a bathtub filled with hot water during a home invasion in suburban Houston as an inducement to get valuables from the family, KHOU reported. >> Read more trending news  The child was one of four victims in the overnight attack, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said. Three masked men broke into the home through the front door, where two adults...
Man uses paddleboard to make commute to Manhattan

Man uses paddleboard to make commute to Manhattan

A man who didn’t want to pay tolls to make a morning meeting in Manhattan grabbed his briefcase and crossed the Hudson River on his paddleboard.  Struggling comedian Scott Holt managed to stay dry in his suit and dress shoes and was early to his meeting Thursday after paddling through strong winds and choppy water for about 30 minutes, according to the New York Post.  “I...
Trump slams restaurant that kicked out Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Trump slams restaurant that kicked out Sarah Huckabee Sanders

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to slam the Virginia restaurant that kicked out his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, over the weekend. Trump wrote that The Red Hen in Lexington “should focus more on cleaning its filthy canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job) rather than refusing to serve a fine person like Sarah Huckabee Sanders.”  “I always...
Firefighter killed, 2 injured in shooting after fire at California retirement home

Firefighter killed, 2 injured in shooting after fire at California retirement home

A shooting at a senior housing community in Long Beach claimed the life of a firefighter and left two other people injured Monday morning, according, according to authorities. >> Read more trending news  Update 12:25 p.m. EDT June 25: Firefighters released a photo of Long Beach Fire Capt. David Rosa, 45, who died Monday after he was shot while responding to a fire at Long Beach&rsquo...
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker: 'I love my son, but these allegations are serious'

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker: 'I love my son, but these allegations are serious'

The U.S. Attorney's Office is investigating allegations that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's son groped a woman on a flight, the governor said Monday morning.  At a brief news conference from his office, Baker addressed the news that his son, A.J., was accused of sexual assault aboard a flight from D.C. to Boston.  "Look, I love my son, but obviously these allegations are serious...
Toys R Us will close its doors for good on Friday

Toys R Us will close its doors for good on Friday

Toys R Us will be no more after this week. The toy retailer, which started liquidating in March, said that all Toys R Us and Babies R Us locations will close by Friday, June 29, according to posts on the company’s social media pages. Locations that are still open are offering discounts of 60 to 90 percent. (Deals vary, and inventory is limited.) Many stores are also selling the fixtures, ...
Supreme Court won't hear case of 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey 

Supreme Court won't hear case of 'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey 

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take the case of Brendan Dassey, whose confession to rape and murder charges as a teenager was featured in the Netflix documentary, “Making a Murderer,” The Washington Post reported. >> Read more trending news  Dassey, now in his late 20s, is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2007, along with his uncle, Steven...
Heather Locklear arrested again for attacking cop, EMT

Heather Locklear arrested again for attacking cop, EMT

Actress Heather Locklear has been arrested a week after she was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation. E! News reported that Locklear, 56, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Sunday for battery on a police officer and emergency personnel. TMZ first reported the news, saying that the original 911 call was for a disturbance.  >> Read more trending news  According to TMZ, a family...
Man robbed at gunpoint with own gun after taking woman home, police say

Man robbed at gunpoint with own gun after taking woman home, police say

Investigators said a Memphis man’s home was burglarized after he took a woman home. Police said the incident happened Saturday near the Old Allen police station. He told police he noticed a black car across from his driveway. Police said he also noticed the TVs were misplaced inside his home. Officers said he heard someone in the rear bedroom as he walked through his home. When the victim tried...
'Pawn Stars' patriarch Richard Harrison, known as 'Old Man,' dead at 77

'Pawn Stars' patriarch Richard Harrison, known as 'Old Man,' dead at 77

Richard Harrison, best known by his nickname "The Old Man" on History's "Pawn Stars," has died, family members confirmed Monday. He was 77. Richard Harrison’s son, Rick Harrison, confirmed the news Monday on social media. “He was my hero and I was fortunate to get a very cool ‘Old Man’ as my dad,” Rick Harrison wrote. “That I got to share him...
Police: Man fatally shot while camping with toddler daughters

Police: Man fatally shot while camping with toddler daughters

A California man camping with his two young daughters was shot and killed last week in front of the children, investigators said.  Tristan Beaudette, 35, of Irvine, was found dead inside his tent shortly before 5 a.m. Friday morning at Malibu Creek State Park. The Los Angeles Times reported that Beaudette was shot at least once in the upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene. Beaudette&rsquo...
Woman crashes $660K Ferrari minutes after renting it from dealership

Woman crashes $660K Ferrari minutes after renting it from dealership

A woman crashed a Ferrari minutes after driving it off the lot where she rented it. shows the red Ferrari 458 skidding on the pavement before careening into a median and hitting a BMW SUV, according to the Daily Mail.  “First time driving a Ferrari,” the woman said in a video taken moments before the crash, according to the Mail. “This truly is the most amazing feeling...
Uncle, nephew battle cancer after both get diagnoses a day apart

Uncle, nephew battle cancer after both get diagnoses a day apart

They are called Team Worrell and they are more than just a team, they are a nephew-an-uncle duo who found out they’re both battling cancer.  Brady Worrell found out he had leukemia on May 16. On May 17, Brady’s nephew Cal, who is only 7, was diagnosed with lymphoma, KETV reported. But despite not one, but two, life-changing medical diagnoses, they’ve found a connection. They...
Minnesota man, 90, selling his 70,000 golf ball collection

Minnesota man, 90, selling his 70,000 golf ball collection

For 80 years, a Minnesota man has pursued his “magnificent obsession” -- collecting golf balls. Now, 90-year-old RJ Smith is ready to sell his stash of roughly 70,000 balls, KARE reported. >> Read more trending news “I don’t want any of the money,” said the Rochester resident, who will donate any money he makes to charity. Smith was diagnosed with cancer three...
Rosalynn Carter: Things to know about the former first lady

Rosalynn Carter: Things to know about the former first lady

Rosalynn Carter is most well-known as first lady of the United States, a role she served in from 1977 to 1981 as the wife of President Jimmy Carter. >> Read more trending news  Her time in the White House is notable for her work advocating for the senior citizen welfare and mental health, which she continued well after leaving Washington, D.C. Here are some things to know about Rosalynn...
Staying in a hotel? Amazon’s Alexa may order room service for you

Staying in a hotel? Amazon’s Alexa may order room service for you

Amazon just stepped into the hospitality industry. The company is now offering voice-activated assistant, Alexa, in some hotels for hospitality, including Marriot. The Dayton Marriot is not on the initial list. “For Alexa, Marriott Dayton is not one of the hotels selected as an initial deployment through Marriott,” said Amazon spokeswoman Alana Broadbent. “We’re excited to...
Quiz: How much do you know about Michael Jackson? 

Quiz: How much do you know about Michael Jackson? 

It’s been nine years since the sudden death of Michael Jackson, and his adoring legion of fans, collaborators and family have honored the King of Pop with tributes, music and films ever since his death on June 25, 2009. In his 50 years on earth, Jackson accomplished such feats as producing the best-selling album of all time, “Thriller,” and revolutionizing pop music with...
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name removed from award because books include “expressions of stereotypical attitudes”

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name removed from award because books include “expressions of stereotypical attitudes”

A national literary association voted Saturday to remove author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from a children’s book award saying the author’s representation of certain races in her “Little House” series of books does not represent their “core values.” The board of the Association of Library Service to Children voted unanimously to rename the "...
Not a hoax: There is a tick that causes red meat allergies 

Not a hoax: There is a tick that causes red meat allergies 

Burger lovers, rib grillers, Taco Tuesday fans−listen up. The Center for Disease Control's May 2018 report that diseases transmitted by fleas, mosquitoes and ticks have tripled in recent years was bad enough, but this is even worse. One type of tick bite causes a red meat allergy. The actual ailment is galactose-alpha, or alpha-gal. It's transmitted by the Lone Star Tick, or amblyomma...
Georgia teacher’s request for funeral: Backpacks with school supplies

Georgia teacher’s request for funeral: Backpacks with school supplies

After decades of service to her students, one metro Atlanta teacher had one final lesson to impart. Tammy Layne Waddell died June 9 at Northside Hospital Forsyth after a prolonged illness. At her funeral June 12, dozens of backpacks filled with school supplies lined the pews. >> Read more trending news  The donated supplies were Waddell’s last request to honor her lifelong passion...
New York City fire chief who supervised 9/11 rescue, recovery, dead at 63

New York City fire chief who supervised 9/11 rescue, recovery, dead at 63

Ronald Spadafora, the New York City fire department chief of safety who supervised rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, died Saturday, Newsday reported. He was 63. >> Read more trending news  The 40-year veteran died of a World Trade Center-related disease, becoming the 178th member of the FDNY to die of 9/11 illness, according the...
Puerto Rico evacuees reunited with their dogs in Orlando

Puerto Rico evacuees reunited with their dogs in Orlando

After Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, many on the island moved to the mainland United States while their community recovered, leaving most of their possessions behind.  Some evacuees even had to leave their dogs behind on the island—but one local animal rescue wanted to change that.  >> Read more trending news  The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando flew in a group...
Springfield man accused of breaking into sporting goods store

Springfield man accused of breaking into sporting goods store

A Springfield man is accused of breaking into a Springfield sporting goods store. Richard Williams, 35, is charged in Clark County Municipal Court with breaking and entering. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and his bond was set at $5,000, according to court records. MORE: Vehicle accident on I-70 east at U.S. 68 cleared; Traffic moving slow Police began their investigation on June 13 when they...
Swimmers find rattlesnakes living in pool noodles

Swimmers find rattlesnakes living in pool noodles

With temperatures consistently reaching over 100 degrees, snakes in Arizona may try to find respite from the heat in any way possible. A family in Buckeye, Arizona are now warning pool users to check their noodles before jumping into the water. According to the Buckeye Fire Department, the unidentified family left two noodles against a wall and found rattlesnakes inside them. The fire department posted...
Can the 'immortal cells' of Henrietta Lacks sue for their own rights?

Can the 'immortal cells' of Henrietta Lacks sue for their own rights?

A lawyer representing the eldest son and two grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, whose "immortal cells" have been the subject of a best-selling book, a TV movie, a family feud, cutting-edge medical research and a multibillion-dollar biotech industry, announced last week that she plans to file a petition seeking "guardianship" of the cells.  "The question we are dealing with...
New Texas billboard responds to sign telling liberals to leave state: 'Welcome, y'all'

New Texas billboard responds to sign telling liberals to leave state: 'Welcome, y'all'

Just one week after a billboard telling liberals to get out of Texas went viral, a new sign is offering a unifying message. According to KVII, Amarillo resident Roman Leal started a GoFundMe page Wednesday to put up a more welcoming sign after learning of a billboard near Vega that read, "Liberals, please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS." (That billboard...
Massachusetts chemical leak sends at least 29 people to hospitals

Massachusetts chemical leak sends at least 29 people to hospitals

Dozens of people were sickened after a chemical leak late Sunday at a Peabody plant in Salem, Massachusetts. It was the second call to Thermal Circuits that firefighters received Sunday, and it wasn’t immediately clear if the business would reopen Monday morning.  That will depend on whether investigators and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials...
Jimmy Fallon claps back at Trump's 'be a man' tweet with donation for immigrants

Jimmy Fallon claps back at Trump's 'be a man' tweet with donation for immigrants

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is clapping back at President Donald Trump's latest Twitter insult with a donation to an organization that helps immigrants and refugees. According to The Associated Press, the pair's social media spat began Sunday when Trump slammed Fallon's recent comments about the then-presidential candidate's appearance on a September 2016 episode of his show. In...
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