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Officer fired after slamming teen

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:17

CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) A Clearwater, Florida police officer is out of the job after police say he used excessive force when arresting a 13-year-old boy.

It happened on the morning of April 2 outside of the Family Resources Youth Home.

Staffers called 911 to report an out of control teenager who was breaking objects and punching another teen.

Officer Michael Leonardo and two others came to the shelter to take the teen into custody. The teen was handcuffed and headed to the squad car when police say the arrest turned violent.

Surveillance footage shows Officer Leonardo try to take down the teen before he throws him to the pavement, hard.

Police say the teen was left with a broken nose, chipped teeth and cuts on his face.

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El Meson’s owner and chef plan culinary excursion

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:17

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A local business owner is planning a trip of a lifetime, and he’s looking for some guests to join him.

El Meson’s owner Bill Castro will travel to Ecuador January 6 to 17.

“These trips are a large part of what we aspire to do at El Meson,” Bill Castro said. “We want to encounter the cuisine and culture firsthand so we can bring back and recreate the most authentic experiences for all of our wonderful customers here in Dayton.”

Highlights from the Ecuador trip include a four night cruise on the Amazon River, a three night cruise through the Galapagos Islands, and a number of native tour directors to enlighten and inform of Ecuador’s past and present.

Chef Marc from El Meson will also go on the trip.

“It’s very exciting,” Castro said. “These are rich and ancient cultures and we’ve spent a lot of time working on the itinerary so we can have the fullest experience with our time spent there. The history, the food, the people… it’s going to be amazing!”

Anyone interested in going on the culinary excursion can attend an informational meeting at El Meson Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.

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Crying doll creates a scare when a woman calls 911

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:14

AVON, Ind. (WTHR) Julie Potter thought it was going to be a quick stop to drop off clothes Monday morning at a Special Olympics donation box in Avon, Indiana.

Instead, Potter ended up on the phone with 911.

“I’m here in front of the Hobby Lobby in Avon and I was dropping off some clothes and I can hear a baby crying down in this drop off,” Potter told the dispatcher.

Potter, a mom and grandma, has had plenty of experience with crying babies. She knows what they sound like, but had never heard one inside a donation box.

“You could just hear the crying and the swishing around,” Potter said.

Potter stayed on the phone with 911 while she waited for police to get to the shopping plaza. She said every second that it took seemed to drag on forever.

She also tried to get inside the bin because she wanted to check on the baby, but she wasn’t tall enough.

Emergency crews arrived within a few minutes.

When a medic jumped up to look inside the donation box, what he found was the last thing anyone was expecting.

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VIDEO: President Trump shoves aside Prime Minister of Montenegro

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:45

Washington (CNN) — While walking with the NATO leaders during his visit to the alliance’s headquarters Thursday, President Donald Trump pushed aside Dusko Markovic, the prime minister of Montenegro, as he moved to the front of a group of the leaders.

Trump is at the brand-new NATO headquarters in Brussels for a summit with world leaders. It’s his first NATO summit alongside the 27 other members of the military alliance.

He’s already had a couple of awkward encounters since arriving — including a forceful handshake with newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron.

Here’s the whole encounter with Markovic:

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Dayton man indicted on drug charges - WDTN

Local News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:35


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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – One of two men arrested in a traffic stop was indicted on drug charges by a Montgomery County grand jury Thursday. Justin Dunlap, 18, was arrested May 3 after police stopped the car he was driving for erratic maneuvers. According ...

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Dayton man indicted on drug charges

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:35

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – One of two men arrested in a traffic stop was indicted on drug charges by a Montgomery County grand jury Thursday.

Justin Dunlap, 18, was arrested May 3 after police stopped the car he was driving for erratic maneuvers.

According to a police report on the incident, officers saw the car nearly crash while turning onto Oakridge Drive. The car skidded and blew a tire, then drove into oncoming traffic and through a stop sign at Elmhurst Avenue and West Second Street. The car finally came to a rest at Third Street and Almond Avenue.

The report says officers saw three people get out of the car and run away.

Dominique Johnson (Photo: Montgomery County Jail)

The driver, later identified as 18-year-old Justin Dunlap, and a second unidentified man ran north on Almond Avenue. Dunlap was carrying a bookbag which he threw to the ground while running. A third man, identified in the report as 22-year-old Dominique Johnson, ran east on Third Street.

Officers were able to quickly catch up with Dunlap and arrest him. Officers also arrested Johnson after a foot chase.

Police found a semi-automatic handgun near the bookbag that Dunlap dropped and several capsules and baggies of suspected heroin inside.

Police found a second gun with an extended magazine inside the car.

 

Dunlap was indicted Thursday on two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and one count each of improper handling of a firearm, possession heroin, possession of a firearm and obstructing official business.

Dunlap was booked into the Montgomery County Jail but is now out on bond.

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Carson calls poverty a state of mind

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:34

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson says poverty is a “state of mind.”

In a radio interview Wednesday, the former neurosurgeon said parents need to instill in their children the “mindset of a winner.”

“If you take somebody with the wrong mindset,” Carson says, “you can give them everything in the world and they’ll work their way back down to the bottom.”

He made the remarks in an interview with Armstrong Williams on SiriusXM.

Carson, who grew up poor in inner-city Detroit with a single mother who had a third-grade education, says if people don’t have a defeatist attitude, then there’s hope. “I think the majority of people don’t have that defeatist attitude, but they sometimes just don’t see the way, and that’s where government can come in and be very helpful.”

The soft-spoken Carson, the only black major-party candidate in the 2016 presidential race, was the first African-American named as head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore. After being tapped by former GOP rival Donald Trump, Carson took the helm at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in March.

The department’s name, he said in the interview, is something he’d like to see changed.

Carson says he has a plan for eventually changing the name to “Housing and Community Development” to reflect the agency’s broad mission, which extends beyond cities and urban areas and deep into small towns and rural areas. A name change for the agency would require congressional approval.

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House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:27

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans stuck with their candidate in Montana’s special House race Thursday even though he was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter to the ground.

Speaker Paul Ryan said Greg Gianforte should apologize, but the GOP leader did not disavow Gianforte’s candidacy or call on him to drop out. And Ryan indicated that Gianforte, a wealthy tech company founder, would be welcome in the House Republican conference if he wins what appeared to be a tight race against Democrat Rob Quist.

“If he wins, he has been chosen by the Montana, the people of Montana,” said Ryan, R-Wis. “I’m going to let the people of Montana decide who they want as their representative. That’s not our choice. That’s the people of Montana who choose that.”

“I do not think this is acceptable behavior, but the choice will be made by the people of Montana,” Ryan added.

Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, who chairs the House GOP campaign committee, said: “From what I know of Greg Gianforte, this was totally out of character, but we all make mistakes.”

“Today’s special election is bigger than any one person; it’s about the views of all Montanans,” Stivers added. “They deserve to have their voices heard in Washington.”

It was unclear what impact the late-breaking news would have on the election, especially since a significant portion of voters already had cast early ballots. Montana is a Republican-friendly state where Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by a wide margin.

Gianforte and Quist, a cowboy-hat-wearing musician, are competing for the state’s sole House seat, left vacant when Trump appointed GOP Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as Interior secretary. Gianforte has strongly embraced Trump throughout the campaign, and the race has been watched closely for signs of whether Democrats can make inroads in GOP areas ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Wednesday’s incident occurred at a Gianforte campaign event in Bozeman, Mont., when Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, approached Gianforte to ask him about a new Congressional Budget Office analysis of House-passed health care legislation. It was a moment when Gianforte was not taking media questions, and the candidate quickly became enraged and threw Jacobs to the ground, punching him and breaking his glasses, according to audio of the event and witness accounts.

Gianforte was charged with misdemeanor assault and would face a maximum $500 fine or six months in jail if convicted. The Gianforte campaign defended its candidate in a statement describing Jacobs as a “liberal journalist” who was asking “badgering questions” and displaying “aggressive behavior.”

The charges themselves or even a conviction would not prevent Gianforte from serving in the House. The chamber’s rules say winning candidates can be seated as long as they meet the constitutional requirements of age, residence and citizenship.

Democrats condemned Gianforte and called on Republicans to denounce him. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California criticized Gianforte as “a wannabe Trump.”

“And we’ve really got to say, ‘come on, behave, behave,'” Pelosi added. “That was outrageous.”

Reactions were mixed from rank-and-file House Republicans who exited a closed-door conference meeting Thursday morning on unrelated issues. Similar to when they’re asked about the latest controversial pronouncement or action by Trump, most lawmakers were reluctant to discuss the issue at all, with many saying they didn’t know enough about it to comment.

A few others offered a variety of views.

Asked if assaulting a reporter is appropriate behavior, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., replied: “Of course not. It’s not appropriate behavior. Unless the reporter deserved it.”

Rep. Bob Latta, R-Ohio, said that “You don’t want to have any violence out there. Period. You want civility and you want to make sure everyone’s safe.”

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, offered perhaps the most forthright take on the political ramifications of the incident when he said of Gianforte: “I’m not sure whether it will hurt him or help him.”

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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:20

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that blocked the travel ban. It’s the first appeals court to rule on the revised travel ban. Trump rewrote the ban after several legal defeats. His administration will likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The appeals court decision blocks the administration from suspending new visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

A federal judge in Hawaii has also halted that provision and the freeze on the U.S. refugee program. Trump’s administration is fighting that decision in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Major office chair recalled due to fall hazard

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:09

TAMPA, Fla. (WAVY) – If you have one of several types of office chairs at work or at home, you might want to check to see if it is under a recall.

More than 47,000 chairs are coming off the shelves because the manufacturer, Leggett & Platt, says the seat bolts and nuts can disconnect and fall off, causing a person to fall out of the chair.

The recall involves five brands of office chairs: Hon, Hugg, JSI, Sitmatic and VIA Seating.  The chairs were sold at Costco, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples and on-line between July 2015 and February 2017.

Call Leggett & Platt toll-free at 844-516-3615 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at LP01service@leggett.com or online at www.lpworkfurniture.com and click on “Product Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

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Dr. Beach names Florida’s Siesta Beach best beach in US

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:57

SIESTA KEY, Fla. (AP) — The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten’s fur — all because it’s comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.

For that reason, and many others, it was selected this year as the best beach in America by a professor who’s made a career ranking and studying beaches around the United States.

“The sand is outstanding,” said Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, a professor at Miami’s Florida International University. “Every time I go there, I’ve got to take a bag home with me. It’s almost sacrilegious to walk on it with shoes on.”

Other beaches that made the list this year, in order of ranking, are: Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui, Hawaii; Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina; Grayton Beach State Park on the Florida Panhandle; Coopers Beach in Southampton, New York; Coast Guard Beach on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; Caladesi Island State Park in Dunedin/Clearwater, Florida; Hapuna Beach State Park, Big Island, Hawaii; Coronado Beach in San Diego, California; and Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

On a recent workday, Siesta Beach was packed with people, even though it wasn’t particularly sunny. The turquoise water was still gorgeous, the sand still fine. The beach is about 200-300 feet (60-90 meters) wide in some places, which means people can stretch out and not feel crowded. The beach was last year’s runner up and one of three in Florida on this year’s top 10 list.

“It’s nice and clean, that’s what I look for,” said Jamie Gaskin, a 59-year-old retiree from Lakeland, Florida, who was scoping out the beach for a family Memorial Day party. She especially liked the two-story pavilion, which boasts a snack bar and restrooms. It’s only two years old and even offers sweet crepes for breakfast and tapas dishes in the early evening.

“There’s plenty of tables to barbecue and to hang out. And the restrooms were nice and clean. I’d definitely recommend this,” she said.

Siesta Beach is on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, and is located just southwest of downtown Sarasota. The water is placid on most days — Leatherman says you can measure the waves “in inches” — and is shallow and safe for swimming, with no sharp drop-offs. Added bonuses include lots of parking, a trolley service to and from the island’s adorable downtown area and plenty of lifeguards. The beach also has natural dunes, which is a bit rare for Florida, and the fine sand is excellent for building sand castles.

“I look for kind of a balance between nature and a developed environment,” said Leatherman, who lives on the other side of the state, closer to Miami Beach. “Fourteen million people go to Miami Beach every year. There’s just too many people there. I think a lot of people are looking for more of a getaway.”

Leatherman, who is director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, uses about 50 criteria to assess and rank beaches across the country. In recent years, he has given extra points to beaches that prohibit smoking, saying cigarette butts are not only environmentally damaging, but can ruin the experience for beach-goers. Safety and environmental management are other major factors, he said.

He’s rated beaches since 1991.

The Maui beach that came in at No. 2 on the list, Kapalua Bay Beach, is smaller than Siesta Beach. It’s crescent-shaped and flanked by palm trees. Unlike lots of Hawaii beaches, there aren’t many waves at Kapalua, he said, making it perfect for safe swimming.

“The coral reefs almost go right to the beach. There are tropical fish swimming all around.”

The third beach on the list, Ocracoke, is unique in both history and location. Leatherman points out that it was once the pirate Blackbeard’s old haunt. And it’s only accessible by a state ferry.

“The only negative I have, it seems like too many cars,” he said. “I wish they would turn car ferries to pedestrian ferries.”

Leatherman says he tries to select locations that are a bit off the beaten path, yet immensely rewarding once visitors arrive. Siesta Beach, he points out, is an outstanding place to watch the sun dip below the Gulf horizon — one more reason why it made the top of this year’s list.

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Attorney general warns gang members: ‘We’re targeting you’

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:56

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning Thursday to gang members in Tennessee and around the country, saying their criminal networks will be devastated as police and prosecutors take a stronger stance on fighting violent crime.

Sessions’ tough talk came as he spoke before more than 90 local, state and federal prosecutors and law enforcement officers in Memphis, a city beset by gang activity, drug crime and gun violence.

Promoting the Justice Department’s efforts to bring the most serious possible charges against most suspects, including drug traffickers and those who use guns to commit crimes, Sessions told the Tennessee officials that “we have your back.”

Sessions has contended that a spike in violence in some big cities and the nation’s opioid epidemic show the need for a return to tougher tactics compared with the Obama administration. Critics have warned the shift would crowd prisons and strain law enforcement resources. The move also has been assailed as a return to failed drug-war policies that unfairly affected minorities and loaded prisons with nonviolent offenders.

One of the poorest big U.S. cities, Memphis saw a record 228 homicides last year. Police say there have been 84 homicides this year, compared with 91 at this time last year.

Statistics show the overall crime rate in Memphis through the first four months of this year is 7 percent higher than during the same period in 2016. But the overall crime rate in the city is down 18 percent since 2006, according to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission.

Still, violent crime seizes headlines every day in Memphis. Residents expressed outrage after three people were shot this week during a vigil for a pregnant 18-year-old who was fatally shot last year.

State and federal law enforcement has targeted gangs in Memphis for years, prosecuting members of groups such as the Gangster Disciples. Courts have closed businesses suspected of gang and drug activity.

But Memphis police officials say they need more officers. As of Thursday, 1,941 officers were active in the Memphis Police Department, down from a high of 2,452 in 2011, officials said. Sessions mentioned this decline in his speech, attended by Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings and Amy Weirich, the city’s top prosecutor.

“If you are a gang member, know this: You think you’re targeting us, well we’re targeting you,” Session said. “We will find you. We will devastate your networks. We will starve your revenue sources, deplete your ranks and seize your profits. We will not concede a single block or street corner.”

Sessions said there’s been too much talk about legalizing drugs and not enough discussion about prevention. He also said long sentences are necessary for people who traffic large amounts of drugs.

“People don’t want to believe that we have to have prisons. I wish it weren’t so, I really do,” Sessions said. Later, he added: “We’ve got to be realistic. Imprisonment, unfortunately, is a part of what is needed to have safety in our streets.”

Advocates point to a crowded Shelby County Jail and say that more police and more people in prison is a bad idea. Instead, officials should be looking at reducing poverty and creating more jobs to prevent crimes such as armed robbery and murder.

Meanwhile, statistics show that more than 80 percent of inmates in Shelby County Jail are African-American, with many of those being drug addicts and low-level dealers with no history of violence, said Josh Spickler, a former Shelby County public defender. About 63 percent of Memphis’ residents are black, according to the U.S. Census.

“A lot of criminal justice reform is simply the application of logic and common sense. Almost all of Sessions’ policies run completely counter to this,” said Spickler, executive director of Just City, a criminal justice reform organization in Memphis. “We must also note that the real costs of these outdated policies and proven failures will not be borne by the Department of Justice — they will fall entirely on the backs of Memphis and Shelby County taxpayers.”

About two dozen people protested outside. They held signs criticizing Sessions’ civil, rights record and chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, Jeff Sessions has got to go.”

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21 indicted in Thailand-to-US sex-trafficking ring

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:51

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that brought hundreds of women from Thailand to America and forced them to work as prostitutes.

Authorities say the members of the ring also laundered millions of dollars in earnings.

The case announced Thursday builds upon an indictment unsealed in October.

The indictment unsealed Thursday says the sex-trafficking ring started in 2009. Women were brought from Bangkok, Thailand, to several U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Washington, Houston and Dallas.

The women were lured with promises of a better life, but were forced to work as “modern-day sex slaves” until they paid back bondage debts.

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Brewing company creates beer in honor of baby hippo Fiona

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:47

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo’s prematurely born hippo named Fiona is getting a new beer in her honor.

Listermann Brewing Company is releasing a Team Fiona New England-style IPA. The hippo’s care team helped brew the beer.

And the brewing company says 25 percent of the beer sales proceeds is being donated to the zoo’s care team.

The brewing company describes the beer as having a soft mouth feel, hazy appearance with a fruit-juice flavor.

Fiona was born at the zoo in January, weighing just 29 pounds (13 kilograms). She now weighs more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms). Zoo caretakers are preparing to move her to a group of hippos that includes her parents.

Listermann’s general manager says watching Fiona grow up has been a joy.

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Emirati man detained over terror fears sues Ohio hotel, cops

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:44

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Emirati man who was detained by police at an Ohio hotel after a clerk heard him speaking Arabic and thought he was pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group sued the hotel chain, police and others, claiming he was the victim of an “unjustified SWAT-style assault.”

The incident occurred in June 2016 when Ahmed al-Menhali, 41, tried to check into a Fairfield Inn and Suites in Avon, a city about 20 miles west of Cleveland, for an extended stay. Al-Menhali and his wife had been living temporarily in Ohio while he received medical treatment at the Cleveland Clinic following open heart surgery the previous February, says the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cleveland.

Al-Menhali was dressed in traditional Emirati clothing — a robe, headscarf and headband — when he spoke with the clerk and was told no rooms were available, the lawsuit says. When al-Menhali began talking on a cellphone in Arabic, the clerk texted family members about a man “in full headdress” with multiple disposable phones “pledging his allegiance to ISIS.” The clerk’s sister and father called 911.

Avon police responded with guns drawn, the lawsuit says. Officers ordered al-Menhali to drop his phone and get on the ground, stripped him of his shoes and threw of one of his phones into some bushes, according to the suit. He was handcuffed, and an officer placed a knee in his back while other officers searched his belongings before determining he wasn’t a terrorist, the lawsuit says.

The clerk, also a defendant in the suit, told police she became suspicious because al-Menhali had two cellphones and never took off his sunglasses.

After police allowed him to stand, al-Menhali collapsed and was taken to a hospital where he spent four days with symptoms of a stroke, his attorney, Terry Gilbert, said Thursday. Gilbert called the incident “the worst kind of Islamophobia.”

“The trauma of this has affected him deeply,” Gilbert said. “None of this should have happened.”

The Emirates issued a statement after al-Menhali was detained recommending that people not wear traditional garb while traveling abroad.

A spokesman for the Marriott hotel chain declined to comment about the lawsuit, which seeks monetary damages.

The mayor of Avon posed a statement on Twitter saying the city is reviewing the lawsuit. Mayor Bryan Jensen said the city once again apologizes to al-Menhali for the “unfortunate” incident.

“However, given the information we received at the time from the 911 caller, we continue to support our officers, who followed the appropriate procedures and protocols the department uses when a possible active threat has been identified,” Jensen’s statement says.

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A toast! To celebrating National Wine Day

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:04

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – It’s National Wine Day and celebrate, we will!

Wine has been around for centuries, and there are some health benefits to drinking a glass! Moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers. Wine has also been known to reduce “bad” cholesterol, or LDL, and increase “good” cholesterol, known as HDL.

And a glass of wine won’t add to your waist line. According to Delish.com, a five ounce glass of wine has just 100 calories, and its fat-free and cholesterol free.

So what kind of wine should you choose? If you’re new to the game, we’ve got the tips to make you look like a pro this holiday, including what to drink, and what to serve to make it taste even better! While there’s no time to break down all the varieties, here are eight main strains according to winefolly.com:

Riesling

First up, you’ve got your Riesling blend. It’s a white grape from Germany. (Tell your friends that and sound like a connoisseur.) Pair this glass of heaven with turkey or some Moroccan food.

Pinot Gris

Next is Pinot Gris, another very popular white wine! This comes from France, and it’s semi-sweet which makes it very easy to drink! Have it with a salad and some mild cheeses to let your wine do all the talking.

Sauvignon Blanc

Now if you’re trying to sound super fancy, this is the one you’ll want to order (and again impress your friends). It’s a white variety too with a bit of honeydew and melon flavors mixed with a hint of mint. If that sounds tasty … this is your drink! Try it with some fish and goat cheese to kick your fancy up-a-notch.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a dry white variety as well! The lemon flavor compliments seafood like crab, shrimp and soft cheeses like triple cream brie.

Pinot Noir

Now to the red wines, and let’s start with a little berry picking! Pinot Noir, a light-to-medium red wine, often tastes like cherry and cranberry, but it can even have a hint of black raspberry cola depending on the region where it came from. Enjoy it with veal, duck and cheeses like gruyere.

Zinfandel

Feeling fruity? Zinfandel is full of exotic fruit flavors. The medium-red wine goes well with chicken, Thai food and cheddar cheese.

Syrah

Syrah tastes of blueberry, plum, tobacco, black pepper and more, but don’t let the complexity of the flavor scare you! It’s a red wine that plays well with lamb, beef, and white cheddar.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine. It tastes of black cherry, baking spices, black currant and cedar. Pair this drink with some smoked meats and aged cheddar to properly enjoy this holiday

Now that you know how to properly pair your wines, go drink up and enjoy National Wine Day!

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Dayton Public Schools offers Summer Food Program

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:55

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Public Schools Nutrition Services Department will sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Children.

Free meals will be served to children 18-years-old or younger, and to mentally or physically disabled adults over 18 who participate in a nonprofit school program.

The program will serve food at several sites in Dayton. See the image below or click here for the list of service locations.

 

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Nan Whaley raises cash to uncapped fund

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:42

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Nan Whaley is using a re-election campaign for Dayton mayor that’s not subject to state contribution limits to raise money for her 2018 bid for Ohio governor.

A notice on Whaley’s campaign website informing potential donors that the mayoral fund is able to accept unlimited contributions was taken down Thursday after the campaign was asked about it by The Associated Press.

Whaley’s gubernatorial campaign says it plans to remedy the potentially confusing situation voluntarily, limiting donations from individuals and political action committees to the annual state limit of $12,000.

It’s the only fund Whaley can operate until the mayor’s race concludes this fall.

She will need to convert the fund into a statewide campaign account by February when fundraising will be legally restricted by state campaign finance rules.

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VIDEO: 6-year-old boy’s Facebook plea to end violence goes viral

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:30

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 6-year-old St. Louis boy’s plea for an end to violence has been viewed by tens of thousands of people.

Jeffrey Laney’s mother posted the video on her Facebook page last week. It shows Jeffrey pleading for the safety of himself and his family, saying, “I don’t want nothing to happen to all my family, and I’m really serious because I’m really scared to die and I’m really scared for my family to die.”

Nearly 100,000 people had viewed the video by Monday afternoon.

Jeffrey’s mother, Leanndra Cheatham, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Jeffrey was upset after watching her struggle to deal with the shooting death of her 17-year-old cousin. Taylor Simpson died in a drive-by shooting last month in University City, a St. Louis suburb.

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Whirlpool completes expansion at Greenville distribution center

WDTN News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:42

GREENVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) — An appliance distribution center in Greenville nearly doubled in size after a major financial investment from its parent company.

Whirlpool Corporation spent $17 million to expand it’s Ohio Factory Distribution Center in Greenville from 372,000 square feet to nearly 650,000 square feet.

The facility handles shipments worldwide for KitchenAid® small appliance.

“We’re excited to expand to accommodate the growing global demand in the small appliance category,” said Ken Hossler, Plant Lead at the Greenville Operations. “Our investment in Greenville further demonstrates our commitment to Ohio’s skilled workforce and reinforces Greenville as the global hub of our small appliance business.”

Greenville Operations manufactures stand mixers, stand mixer attachments and accessories, hand mixers, blenders, aerated beverage machines and cutlery blocks under the KitchenAid brand.

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