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Lawsuit seeks community-based options for Ohio’s disabled

WDTN News - 34 min 32 sec ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit claiming Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience segregation when forced to receive services from institutions due to fewer community- or home-based options will be allowed to proceed.

In a ruling Thursday, Judge Edmund Sargus Jr. rejected motions to dismiss the case by Republican Gov. John Kasich. The governor and several other state officials are named as defendants. Sargus found that sovereign immunity granted to Kasich does not apply in this case.

Disability Rights Ohio filed the lawsuit on behalf of six people the group says are, or are at risk of being, “needlessly institutionalized” because of barriers to more integrated residential, employment or day services.

The suit seeks class-action status for about 27,800 disabled people in similar situations.

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Pop-up predators: scams get sneaky

WDTN News - 1 hour 7 min ago

(NBC News) Cybersecurity experts are warning about deceptive new scams being used by hackers.

One scam making waves right now targets online banking sessions.

“All of a sudden there’s a pop-up that comes up and asks you for a bunch more information, and you just fill it in assuming you’re connected to your bank, but really you’re connecting to a bad actor,” warns Gary Davis of Intel Security.

It’s actually a form of malware, often installed unwittingly by clicking on a malicious link.

Email is another popular tool with hackers. While you may already know not to click on a link from someone you don’t know, you should also be wary of clicking an “unsubscribe” link in emails.

“You’re better off just deleting it,” Davis says.

Other ways to protect yourself: be sure to have strong passwords, including those on your WiFi network and smart home devices.

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9-year-old saves mom by not listening to her

WDTN News - 1 hour 10 min ago

(KING) – With a newborn baby brother, Camdyn Smith knows to help out around the house.

“I make bottles,” said the 9-year-old. “I changed Dylan’s diaper once!”

He’s a very caring kid, willing to do just about anything when it comes to his mom.

So, when Camdyn came home from school earlier this month and his mom was having chest pains and trouble breathing, he knew he had to do something.

“I told her she needed to go to the hospital, but she kept saying she just wanted to stay here,” Camdyn said.

Kimberly Smith thought she’d be okay if she just put the baby down and took a nap, but Camdyn was insistent.

The old saying “mother knows best” did not apply here, and he convinced her to get to a doctor.

“I kept saying that we needed to go. So, I just went and got my shoes and coat on and told her we needed to go,” said Camryn.

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Multiple fire departments called to Dayton auto shop fire

WDTN News - 1 hour 45 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Several area fire departments were called to the 2400 block of Valley Pike.

Riverside, Dayton, Harrison Township and Wright-Patterson fire trucks were dispatched to help put out the fire.

The call came in just before 12:00 p.m. Friday at Sparky’s Auto Center.

Valley Street is closed in both directions.

Riverside Police Chief has told 2 NEWS there is currently no injuries.

According to witnesses the fire started from a car that the auto shop was working on that then spread throughout the building.

A neighbor told 2 NEWS that he saw someone welding on a car before the fire started. Shortly thereafter, he says that his house shook causing him to go out to help.

2 NEWS has a crew at the scene and will update the story as we learn more information.

Photos: Valley Pike Fire Multiple fire departments called to Dayton auto shop fire Smoke seen from Route 4 (Justin Kraus / WDTN Photo) Multiple fire departments called to Dayton auto shop fire Smoke seen from Route 4 (Justin Kraus / WDTN Photo) Multiple fire departments called to Dayton auto shop fire Smoke seen from Route 4 (Justin Kraus / WDTN Photo) Multiple fire departments called to Dayton auto shop fire (Justin Kraus / WDTN Photo) Multiple fire departments called to Dayton auto shop fire (Ryan Bode / WDTN Photo)

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Tennessee senate passes bill to punish protesters who block streets

WDTN News - 2 hours 2 min ago

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) – The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill that would punish protesters who block traffic and obstruct emergency vehicles from responding to an emergency.

Under the bill, protesters who block emergency responders would be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $200. The measure was sponsored by Sen. Mike Bell, a Republican from Riceville.

RELATED: Tenn. considers bill to protect drivers who run over protesters

During debate Thursday, Sen. Lee Harris, a Democrat from Memphis, said he had a mixed opinion about the bill. Harris said he thought it was important to support emergency responders. However, he also expressed concern that the measure is trying to undermine the efforts of people who engage their governments in a time of protest.

Bell said the measure was not designed to quell protests.

The Senate passed the bill on a vote of 28-2.

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Woman who beat cancer twice dies a day after delivering twins

WDTN News - 2 hours 14 min ago

FRESNO, CA (WCMH) — The 30-year-old new mother died when her heart failed a day after giving birth to twins.

According to KFSN, Jamie Snider found out she had cervical cancer for the second time while pregnant with twins.

Snider went through intensive treatment, including chemotherapy, during the pregnancy and once again beat cancer.

Through it all, she kept the smile on her face, including her bald and beautiful photo she shared of herself on Facebook a week before the babies were due.

“”Tomorrow will be a great day. God has been by my side the whole time. All your prayers and love have kept me going as well. Wish me luck. I’m having a C-section at 7 and then a radial hysterectomy right after. I’ll be fine. Thank you God for keeping me positive through all the hard times,” Snider wrote on the post.

Snider delivered twins Nico and Camilla, and survived the following surgeries; however a day after the birth, Snider’s heart failed.

“What gives me peace in my heart is she got to see those babies and hold them and be with them a little bit,” Larina Campanile tells KFSN.

The twins remain in the NICU but are healthy according to doctors and are surrounded by family who love them and their mother.

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Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info

WDTN News - 2 hours 22 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations , a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses.

Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information. That’s a much stronger privacy-protection weapon than letting them use your data until you tell them to stop. As anyone who has ever tried to stop getting targeted ads on the internet knows, opting out is hard.

Without those protections, consumer advocates fear that broadband providers will be able to do what they like with people’s data.

“Advertisers and marketers are lining up to get access to all the information that’s now available about us,” said Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy, which advocates for tougher internet privacy measures.

ONLINE PRIVACY? WHAT ONLINE PRIVACY?

Of course, Google and Facebook already track you. But proponents of the privacy measure argued that the company that sells you your internet connection can see even more about you: every website you visit, every app that sends or receives data, everyone you email and many that you message. Telecom companies argue that companies like Google know far more about users than they do.

Consumer advocates also point out that it can be hard, in many areas of the country, to dump your cable or phone company for another one if you don’t like its practices. Of course, it’s also hard to stop using Google or Facebook.

Undoing the Federal Communications Commission’s regulation leaves people’s online information in a murky area. Today, you can tell a broadband provider not to use your data. Experts say federal law still requires broadband providers to protect customer information — but it doesn’t spell out how or what companies must do.

That’s what the now endangered rules from the Federal Communications Commission aimed to do. “There’s kind of a void,” said Perkins Coie telecom attorney Marc Martin.

BUIDLING DIGITAL-AD BUSINESSESES

Cable companies, cellphone carriers and the advertising industry attacked the FCC rules as an overreach. Having to get permission from customers to use their browsing and app histories would likely make it more difficult to build stronger ad businesses, as telecomcompanies want to do.

Internet companies like Google operate under laxer requirements and don’t have to ask users’ permission before tracking what sites they visit. Republicans and industry groups have blasted that discrepancy, saying it was unfair and confusing for consumers.

REGULATORY TUSSLE

If the just-passed measure also clears the House and is signed by President Donald Trump, no future FCC could pass the broadband privacy rules again without further change to U.S. law.

The Trump-appointed chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai, is a critic of the broadband privacy rules and has said he wants to roll them back , along with other Obama-era policies meant to protect consumers and promote competition.

He and other Republicans want a different federal agency, the Federal Trade Commission, to police privacy for both broadband companies like AT&T and internet companies like Google. But broadband providers don’t currently fall under FTC jurisdiction, and advocates say the FTC has historically been a weaker agency than the FCC.

“At the FCC, consumers are much more protected with strong privacy rules that give (internet service providers) clear rules as to what’s fair and what’s foul,” Dallas Harris, a policy fellow with consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge, said last month. “The FCC is a stronger entity with a bit more teeth to hold ISPs’ feet to the fire.”

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Panel tasked with addressing problems at southwest Ohio jail - Lima Ohio

MCSO - 2 hours 23 min ago


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Ohio unemployment rate rises to 5.1 percent, above US rate

WDTN News - 2 hours 31 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate rose to 5.1 percent in February, slightly higher than the 5 percent reported for January and for February 2016.

Ohio’s rate was a bit higher than the national rate, which dropped from 4.8 percent in January to 4.7 percent last month.

The state Department of Job and Family Services says Ohio’s nonagricultural employment increased by 15,200 in February.

The sectors that saw job gains included construction, leisure and hospitality, and educational and health services. Job losses were reported in state government, financial activities and mining and logging.

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Two OVI checkpoints in Dayton Friday night

WDTN News - 2 hours 35 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – There will be two sobriety checkpoints in Dayton Friday night.

The Dayton Police Department and Combined Agency OVI Task Force of Montgomery County will operate the checkpoints. They will be at 9 p.m. at East Third Street and Terry Street and at North Keowee and East Fifth Street.

According to Dayton police, there were 596 alcohol-related crashes in Montgomery County in 2016. Twenty-one people died, and 273 were injured.

The majority of deadly crashes occur on weekends.

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Free Narcan training available Friday afternoon

WDTN News - 2 hours 48 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Community members who would like to learn how to use overdose antidote Narcan can receive free training Friday afternoon.

According to the Huber Heights Police Department’s Facebook page, Project Dawn will offer free Narcan and training at the Community Outreach Center at 700 Xenia Ave. on March 24 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

They ask for those interested to R.S.V.P. to (937) 522-0870.

Huber Heights Police have responded to at least 42 heroin overdoses in the city in the first few months of 2017. They said they are on track to hit more than 200 overdoses within the city this year.

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Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

WDTN News - 3 hours 22 min ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules.

The 250-mile-high complex already has one docking port in place for the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner, which should start carrying up astronauts as early as next year. Friday’s spacewalk set the stage for a second docking location.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough disconnected all four cables from an old docking port, using some extra force on one. He looped a spare tether around the balky cable and pulled, and off it came. “Nicely done, Shane,” Mission Control radioed.

On Sunday, flight controllers in Houston will move the old port to a location that will provide better clearance for the future ships. Then next Thursday, the crew will conduct another spacewalk to secure the unit.

A new docking device — similar to one installed last summer — will fly up late this year or early next, and hook onto this port.

Until the new crew capsules come on line, U.S. astronauts will have to keep riding Russian rockets to orbit.

As Kimbrough worked on the docking port and replaced a computer-relay box, Pesquet hunted for signs of an ammonia coolant leak in outdoor plumbing. The leak, while still small, has worsened recently, and NASA wants to pinpoint the location.

Pesquet patted and tugged at hoses, but did not spot any frozen flakes of ammonia. A GoPro camera caught his every move for playback later.

“No leaks. No flakes whatsoever,” he reported.

Also on the spacewalkers’ to-do list Friday: replace a pair of Japanese cameras and grease latching mechanisms on the end of the big robot arm.

NASA wants to cram in two and possibly three spacewalks before Kimbrough, the station’s commander, returns to Earth on April 10.

Before a third spacewalk can be conducted, Orbital ATK needs to launch a cargo ship to the space station with replacement parts. That shipment was supposed to be there by now, but repeatedly has been delayed because of rocket concerns. It’s unclear when the Atlas V rocket will be ready to soar from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

NASA has been contracting out cargo deliveries since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011. The space agency is counting on private companies to do the same with astronauts.

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Harbor Freight settles class action lawsuit claiming bogus sale prices

WDTN News - 3 hours 28 min ago

(WCMH) — If you purchased tools or equipment at Harbor Freight in the last six years, you may be eligible for some money back.

Harbor Freight recently agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging the company violated the law by advertising sale prices on merchandise with stated regular or “comp at” prices that were not accurate.

Harbor Freight disputed the allegations and believes it complied with all applicable laws.

If you purchased items at Harbor Freight between April 8, 2011 and December 15, 2016, you could be eligible for a refund of a percentage of your purchase.

If you have itemized receipts with a “you saved” amount on the receipt you could be eligible for 20% of that amount in cash or 30% of that amount as a Harbor Freight gift card.

If you have a credit card statement showing a Harbor Freight purchase, you can submit copies of the statement and receive 10% of the purchase amount in cash or 12% as a Harbor Freight gift card.

If you made a purchase at Harbor Freight but do not have credit card statements or an itemized receipt, you are eligible for a $10 Harbor Freight gift card.

Submissions must be submitted by August 7.

For more information about the settlement, tap here.

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Piqua City Manager leaving for Kentucky

WDTN News - 4 hours 37 min ago

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) — The City of Piqua will look for a new City Manager after Gary Huff announced he would resign.

Our partners at The Piqua Daily Call say Huff is leaving to become the new City Manager in Ashland, Kentucky.

Huff reportedly signed a 36-month contract with the city of Ashland, which has a population of 21,000 people according to the 2010 census.

He has not said when his final day will be with the City of Piqua.

Huff has been the City Manager of Piqua since October 2011.

He oversaw several projects, including construction of the new water treatment plant, a new water tower on Fox Drive, the refurbishing of the East Ash Street Water Storage Tower, reconstruction of a part of C.R. 25-A near Piqua High School and the Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment Strategy.

Huff is currently a member on the board of directors for Grow Piqua Now and the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce. Huff is also a U.S. Army veteran.

Prior to coming to Piqua, Huff was the town manager of Fishers, Ind. between 2005-2011. He has also worked as the town manager of Blacksburg, Virginia between 1998-2005 and the deputy town manager of Leesburg, Virginia between 1996-1998.

 

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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

WDTN News - 5 hours 33 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has issued a presidential permit to pipeline builder TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that President Donald Trump would discuss the pipeline later Friday morning.

The State Department says that it determined that building Keystone serves the U.S. national interest. That’s the opposite conclusion to the one the State Department reached during the Obama administration.

The State Department says it considered foreign policy and energy security in making the determination.

The permit was signed by Tom Shannon, a career diplomat serving as undersecretary of state for political affairs. That’s because Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recused himself due to his previous work running Exxon Mobil.

Keystone will carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

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Zoo plan for baby hippo: More independence, nix naps in laps

WDTN News - 5 hours 44 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo, Fiona, is getting more independent and now tops 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms), meaning her days of napping on her human caretakers’ laps are dwindling.

She was born at the zoo in January and weighed just 29 pounds, far below the typical weight.

The zoo says caretakers raising Fiona are beginning to scale back their time with her, leaving her alone for a few hours at night. It’s the beginning of a transition in how much contact they have as they move toward eventually integrating her into a group of hippos with her parents.

They say hippos can grow to be 3,000 pounds and are very dangerous, so at some point caretakers will begin interacting with her only from behind a protective barrier.

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Lawmakers say votes aren’t there for health care

WDTN News - 6 hours 7 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders were short of the votes needed for their health care overhaul bill hours ahead of a vote demanded by President Donald Trump.

That’s the word Friday from GOP lawmakers and congressional aides as Speaker Paul Ryan met with the president at the White House to deliver the sobering news.

Separately, Vice President Mike Pence was meeting near the Capitol with recalcitrant members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus in a last-ditch effort to secure support.

Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., told reporters, “As of right now, I’m not sure that we are across the finish line. We’ve still got three or four hours and there’s still discussions happening.”

Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.

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With Trump budget chief Mick Mulvaney and other White House officials heading toward the Capitol to lobby wavering lawmakers, Friday’s showdown was occurring after the president warned that he was through negotiating with holdouts. In a message delivered to rank-and-file Republicans at the Capitol late Thursday, top Trump aides said if the measure failed he would move on to the rest of his agenda.

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump said at the White House Friday when asked his course should the measure fail.

In a morning tweet, Trump targeted the House Freedom Caucus, whose hard-right members have been the core of opposition to the GOP legislation and have come under intense pressure from the White House and party leaders to fall into line. The bill would replace major parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law and would block federal payments for a year to Planned Parenthood.

“The irony is that the Freedom Caucus, which is very pro-life and against Planned Parenthood, allows P.P. to continue if they stop this plan!” Trump wrote.

In the day’s first meaningful roll call, the House used a near party-line 230-194 vote to insert changes into the measure that leaders hoped would win over unhappy Republicans. These included improving Medicaid benefits for some older and disabled people and abolishing coverage requirements that Obama’s 2010 law imposes on insurers.

The GOP bill would eliminate the Obama statute’s unpopular fines on those who do not obtain coverage and the often generous subsidies for those who purchase insurance.

Instead, consumers would face a 30 percent premium penalty if they let coverage lapse. Republican tax credits would be based on age, not income. The bill would also end Obama’s Medicaid expansion and trim future federal financing for the federal-state program and let states impose work requirements on some of its 70 million beneficiaries.

GOP aides were privately saying conservative opposition was softening, yet another moderate announced he would oppose the legislation. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the bill “would place significant new costs and barriers to care on my constituents.”

Friday’s votes stood as the biggest vote to date for Trump and for House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., both aware that conservatives comprising the heart of their party’s constituency were demanding no less than an all-out assault on Obama’s law.

For Trump, victory would clear an initial but crucial hurdle toward achieving the GOP’s lodestar quest to repeal “Obamacare,” the former president’s 2010 health care overhaul. Defeat could weaken Trump’s political potency by adding a legislative failure to a resume already saddled with inquiries into his campaign’s Russia connections and his unfounded wiretapping allegations against Obama.

In an embarrassing setback Thursday, leaders abruptly postponed the vote because a rebellion by conservatives and moderates would have doomed the measure. They’d hoped for a roll call Thursday, which marked the seventh anniversary of Obama’s enactment of his landmark health care statute that Republicans have vowed ever since to annul.

The leaders seem to be calculating that at crunch time enough dissidents will decide against sabotaging the bill, Trump’s young presidency and the House GOP leadership’s ability to set the agenda, with a single, crushing defeat.

Even if they prevail, Republicans face an uphill climb in the Senate, where conservatives and moderates are also threatening to sink it the legislation.

In a bid to coax support from conservatives, House leaders proposed a fresh amendment — to be voted on Friday — repealing Obama’s requirement that insurers cover 10 specified services like maternity and mental health care. Conservatives have demanded the removal of those and other conditions the law imposes on insurers, arguing they drive premiums skyward.

Many moderates are opposed because they say the GOP bill would leave many voters uninsured. Medical associations, consumer groups and hospitals are opposed or voicing misgivings, and some Republican governors say the bill cuts Medicaid too deeply and would leave many low-income people uncovered.

Republicans can lose only 22 votes in the face of united Democratic opposition. A tally by The Associated Press found at least 32 “no” votes, but the figure was subject to fluctuation amid frantic GOP lobbying.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., head of the House Freedom Caucus, said he remained a “no” but didn’t answer when asked whether the group still had enough votes to kill the legislation. He’d long said caucus opposition alone would defeat it without changes.

Other foes said they’d not flipped. These included moderate Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, Dan Donovan of New York and Leonard Lance of New Jersey, plus conservative Walter Jones of North Carolina.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said changes Republican leaders had proposed before Thursday to win votes had cut the legislation’s deficit reduction by more than half, to $150 billion over the next decade. But it would still result in 24 million more uninsured people in a decade.

Obama’s law increased coverage through subsidized private insurance for people who don’t have access to workplace plans, and a state option to expand Medicaid for low-income residents. More than 20 million people have gained coverage since the law was passed in 2010.

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Hamilton coming to Columbus for 2018-2019 Broadway season

WDTN News - 6 hours 27 min ago

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts announced Thursday that the hit Broadway musical Hamilton will come to Columbus for CAPA’s 2018-2019 season.

CAPA made the announcement at an event at the Southern Theater in Columbus.

The early announcement was made as CAPA announced the 2017-2018 lineup.

The 2017-2018 Broadway in Columbus season includes School of Rock, Waitress, The King and I, An American in Paris and Chicago, starring Eddie George.

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— CAPA (@CAPAColumbus) March 24, 2017

The specific dates for Hamilton have not been announced.

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Deputies: Teacher and student had sex, drank alcohol, used drugs

WDTN News - 6 hours 29 min ago

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Detectives say a Florida high school teacher has admitted she had sex with a student at least five times and also drank alcohol and used marijuana with the boy.

Deputies with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested Valerie Michelle Valvo, 34, who is an art teacher at Central High School in Brooksville.

The sheriff’s office began investigating after receiving a tip that a high school teacher was having sex with a student.

HCSO detectives responded to the school to interview the male student.  During the interview, the student told detectives that he had sex with the teacher at her home in Spring Hill on at least three occasions.

Valvo agreed to be interviewed by detectives, who say she admitted to having sexual relations with the student five to six times.

“She did admit that she was having a sexual relationship with the student. The student is 17-years-old. He’s not old enough to consent to a relationship like that,” said Denise Moloney, with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

Valvo and the student told detectives the relationship was consensual.

They both also admitted to using marijuana and alcohol while at Valvo’s residence.

Valvo was placed under arrest at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and was charged with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Bond was set at $15,500.

Detectives remained in contact with the School Resource Officer at Central High School, as well as administrators from the Hernando County School Board, regarding the investigation.

A spokesperson for the Hernando County School system says Valvo has been employed by the school system for three years.

Valvo has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

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Vegas casino owner no longer has to sweat $1M payout

WDTN News - 6 hours 32 min ago

LAS VEGAS, NV (AP) — Michigan’s loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million.

Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved a $12,500 bet on Michigan at 80-to-1 odds from Derek Stevens, who owns The D casino.

Oregon beat Michigan 69-68 to move on to the Elite Eight.

The payout if Michigan had won the NCAA mens’ basketball tournament would have been 10 times larger than any the Nugget’s sports book has ever made.

Stevens, a Michigan native and University of Michigan alumnus, bet $11,000 each on all 32 first-round games, but got off to a rocky start. He was down $109,000 after the opening round.

Fertitta also owns Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino, which he bought from President Donald Trump’s former company, and Landry’s Inc., one of the nation’s largest restaurant companies.

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