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Read Jared Kushner’s statement to Congressional Committee

WDTN News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:23

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son-in-law of President Donald Trump says a June 2016 meeting with a Russian-American lawyer was such a “waste of time” that he asked his assistant to call him out of the gathering.

That’s according to a statement Jared Kushner is providing to congressional committees this week.

Emails released this month show Donald Trump Jr. accepted the meeting at Trump Tower with the idea that he would receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton. But Kushner says he hadn’t seen those emails until recently shown them by his lawyers.

Kushner says in his statement that Trump Jr. invited him to the meeting. He says he arrived late and heard the lawyer discussing the issue of adoptions. He says he texted his assistant to call him out of the meeting.

He says that he only had four contacts with Russians during the campaign and presidential transition and that none of them were improper.

Kusher also says he never colluded with any foreign government during the presidential campaign. He also is denying that Russians finance any of his business in the private sector.

He disclosed the information in an 11-page statement provided to The Associated Press. The release of the statement comes just hours before he is to be interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and any possible collusion by Trump associates.

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The interview with the Senate intelligence committee is behind closed doors.

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‘Star Wars’ fan clubs honor Carrie Fisher at Comic-Con

WDTN News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 06:02

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four “Star Wars” costuming clubs held a tribute to their favorite fallen princess at Comic-Con.

The fan groups celebrated the life and work of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia at the pop-culture convention in San Diego on Sunday.

Several women dressed in Leia’s flowing white gown and iconic twin buns spoke about how much the character inspired them. One said she walked down the aisle at her wedding to Leia’s theme. Another said, “You put on a pair of buns, and you’re unstoppable.”

The presentation included an exhibit of fan art created after Fisher’s death last year.

The fans also celebrated the life of Kenny Baker, the actor who played R2-D2, who also died last year. Members of the R2 Builders Club honored him by bringing out four replica droids they built.

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Dayton firefighters busy overnight at 3 house fires

WDTN News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:22

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton firefighters were busy overnight, battling house fires at three locations.

Crews responded to a call in the 200 block of Columbus Street just after 10:30 pm Sunday night.

Just two hours later, firefighters were back in that area, battling a vacant house fire at Xenia and Pritz Avenue.

When crews arrived at the scene on Xenia Avenue, they found flames showing from the first and second floor of a boarded up house.

Crews were able to knock down the fire, but the vacant house was destroyed. Fire officials say the fire is considered suspicious.

Shortly after the second fire, another fire was reported at Xenia Avenue and Corwin Street. Crews were able to contain that small fire quickly.

Investigators are working to learn if the three fires are connected.

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Suspect due in court Monday after 9 die in sweltering truck

WDTN News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 05:10

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

The driver was arrested, and nearly 20 others taken from the rig were hospitalized in dire condition, many with extreme dehydration and heatstroke, officials said Sunday.

“We’re looking at a human-trafficking crime,” said San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, calling it “a horrific tragedy.”

One U.S. official said Sunday evening that 17 of those rescued were being treated for injuries that were considered life-threatening. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the information has not been publicly released.

Authorities were called to the San Antonio parking lot late Saturday or early Sunday and found eight people dead inside the truck. A ninth victim died at the hospital, said Liz Johnson, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The victims “were very hot to the touch. So these people were in this trailer without any signs of any type of water,” San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said.

Authorities would not say whether the trailer was locked when they arrived, but they said it had no working air conditioning.

It was just the latest smuggling-by-truck operation to end in tragedy. In one of the worst cases on record in the U.S., 19 immigrants locked inside a stifling rig died in Victoria, Texas, in 2003.

Based on initial interviews with survivors of the San Antonio tragedy, more than 100 people may have been packed into the back of the 18-wheeler at one point in its journey, ICE acting Director Thomas Homan said. Officials said 39 people were inside when rescuers arrived, and the rest were believed to have escaped or hitched rides to their next destination.

Four of the survivors appeared to be between 10 and 17 years old, Homan said. Investigators gave no details on where the rig began its journey or where it was headed.

But Homan said it was unlikely the truck was used to carry the immigrants across the border into the United States. He said people from Latin America who rely on smuggling networks typically cross the border on foot and are then picked up by a driver.

“Even though they have the driver in custody, I can guarantee you there’s going to be many more people we’re looking for to prosecute,” Homan said.

Mexican Consul General in San Antonio Reyna Torres said Mexican nationals were among the survivors and those who died on the rig.

The Mexican government also released a statement Sunday night expressing its condolences to the relatives of those who died and called for an “exhaustive investigation”

A Guatemalan official said two natives of Central American country were among those hospitalized. Consul Cristy Andrino in McAllen said the two told her they had crossed into the U.S. on foot and were later picked up by the rig.

Guatemala was seeking to obtain witness status for the two survivors so they wouldn’t be deported, Andrino said.

Federal prosecutors said James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Florida, was taken into custody and would be charged on Monday in federal court. The local U.S. Attorney’s Office wouldn’t say whether Bradley was the alleged driver of the truck who was arrested. It was not immediately known whether Bradley had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

The U.S. Homeland Security Department stepped in to take the lead in the investigation from San Antonio police. Department Secretary John Kelly said the incident demonstrates the brutality of smuggling organizations that “have no regard for human life and seek only profits.”

The truck had an Iowa license plate and was registered to Pyle Transportation Inc. of Schaller, Iowa. A company official did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment.

San Antonio is about a 150-mile (240-kilometer) drive from the Mexican border. The temperature in San Antonio reached 101 degrees (38 Celsius) on Saturday and didn’t dip below 90 degrees (32 C) until after 10 p.m.

The tragedy came to light after a person from the truck approached a Walmart employee and asked for water late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, said McManus, the local police chief.

The employee gave the person water and then called police, who found the dead and the desperate inside the rig. Some of those in the truck ran into the woods, McManus said.

Investigators checked store surveillance video, which showed vehicles arriving and picking up people from the truck, authorities said. Walmart released a brief statement Sunday saying it was doing what it could to help investigators.

On Sunday evening, about 100 people gathered at a San Antonio church for a vigil to mourn those killed.

Immigrants’ rights activists and church officials held up handmade signs reading “Who here is not an immigrant” and “No human is legal.”

Those gathered held a moment of silence, then gave speeches blaming federal and Texas authorities’ embrace of harsher immigration policies for contributing to the deaths.

Jonathan Ryan, executive director of a nonprofit called Raices, said it’s “an unfortunate example” of what happens when such polices are enacted.

A new law approved by the Texas Legislature lets police inquire about peoples’ immigration status during routine interactions like traffic stops.

Bob Libal is executive director of Grassroots Leadership, an Austin-based nonprofit that supports more liberal immigration policies.

“These tragedies are compounded when it’s incredibly dangerous and incredibly expensive and we push migration into the hands of illicit actors,” Libal told The AP in a phone interview. “Everyone’s thoughts today should be not in politicizing it but in making sure that everyone who survived this ordeal is treated with respect and get the protection they need.”

A group of immigration lawyers and advocates sued Homeland Security Secretary Kelly and other U.S. officials this month alleging that guards on the U.S. border with Mexico have illegally turned away asylum-seekers.

In the May 2003 case, the immigrants were being taken from South Texas to Houston. Prosecutors said the driver heard them begging and screaming for their lives but refused to free them. The driver was sentenced to nearly 34 years in prison.

“These criminal organizations, they’re all about making money. They have no regard for human life,” Homan said.

The Border Patrol has reported at least four truck seizures this month in and around Laredo, Texas. On July 7, agents found 72 people crammed into a truck with no means of escape, the agency said. They were from Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Authorities in Mexico have also made a number of such discoveries over the years.

Last December, they found 110 migrants trapped and suffocating inside a truck after it crashed while speeding in the state of Veracruz. Most were from Central America, and 48 were minors. Some were injured in the crash.

Last October, also in Veracruz state, four migrants suffocated in a truck carrying 55 people.

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Argument over Facebook leads to stabbings in Dayton

WDTN News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:47

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Police say an argument over a social media site led to a pair of stabbings in Dayton early Monday morning.

Officers responded to a stabbing call around 1:00 am Monday in the 4000 block of Fleetwood Drive.

While police were going to that scene, two men showed up at Good Samaritan Hospital with stab wounds.

One of those men was transferred to Miami Valley Hospital for further treatment.

Police say both men suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators believe the stabbings happened after the men began arguing over a post on Facebook.

Police have not released information about any potential charges.

 

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Dump truck flips over guard rail on I-75

WDTN News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 04:36

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Ohio State Patrol says drowsy driving led to a crash on I-75 in Dayton.

Troopers say the driver of a dump truck fell asleep behind the wheel just south of the Needmore Road exit in the southbound lanes of I-75.

The dump truck ran off the road and flipped over a guard rail.

The driver of the truck wasn’t hurt.

OSP says the driver will be cited for failure to control.

All lanes of traffic on I-75 have reopened after the crash.

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400 pounds of marijuana seized - Norwalk Reflector

Local News - Mon, 07/24/2017 - 01:19


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Norwalk Reflector: 400 pounds of marijuana seized - Norwalk Reflector

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Kahne wins marathon at Brickyard 400

WDTN News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:39

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kasey Kahne needed a break Sunday — and got it.

The 37-year-old driver barely reached the overtime line before the last caution flag came out in a crash-marred Brickyard 400, allowing Kahne to complete a six-hour marathon and snap a long winless streak.

He crossed the yard of bricks under caution with daylight fading and his muscles cramping, just ahead of Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman.

“I had a great car out front. I had a pretty good car all day long. I was really happy,” Kahne said. “Unbelievable to win in Indianapolis. Unbelievable to win a Cup race — it’s been a while. I know it’s great for my team.”

But even before kissing the bricks and posing for photos, Kahne’s long-awaited victory celebration was put on hold as he dropped to the ground and his crew members tried to rub out the cramps he fought through late in the race.

Afterward, Kahne went to the speedway’s infield medical center where he received intravenous fluids. Other drivers said temperatures inside the cockpits topped 130 degrees.

The wacky race had a little of everything — 14 cautions and 55 caution laps, both race records, three red flags and a 1-hour, 47-minute rain delay. Nineteen cars did not finish. It lasted so long, drivers were racing against the impending darkness as much as they were themselves.

For Kahne, his 18th career win might have been the sweetest of all.

He had only three top-10 finishes in the first 19 races. His future with Hendrick Motorsports was in question, and after going almost three full years and more than 100 races without a win, he was finally back in victory lane.

“It puts him in the chase,” team owner Rick Hendrick said after his 10th Brickyard victory. “It puts him in the playoff. We’re excited about that.”

Kahne’s last win came in Atlanta in August 2014.

By any measure, it was a wacky day.

The two fastest cars on Indy’s 2.5-mile oval — Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. — went out in a crash with 49 laps to go. Truex’s car slid up the track going through the first turn and the Toyota teammates both wound in the wall. Busch led the first 71 laps, 87 of the first 110 and swept the first two stages ahead of Truex.

“That’s the way it goes,” Busch said. “Just chalk it up to another one we found a way to lose.”

The finish was even wilder.

Over the last 16 laps, there were five crashes and two red flags.

The craziness began when Kurt Busch, Erik Jones and Clint Bowyer got together coming out of the fourth turn. On the ensuing restart, Kyle Larson hit the wall on the front straightaway to bring out another caution.

Things again went awry when Jimmie Johnson, Keselowski and Kahne went three-wide through the third turn on what was supposed to be the second-to-last lap. But Johnson’s smoking car started spinning and hit the wall to force overtime.

“I wouldn’t call it an absurdity, I just think it was a crazy race,” Keselowski said. “There was some crazy strategy.”

Trevor Bayne got into the mix with two laps in the first overtime when his car was bumped from behind, sending it sideways through the field. Six cars got collected in the crash, bringing out yet another red flag and adding more laps to the race.

Kahne finally ended it by reaching the line just ahead of Keselowski as another multi-car crash occurred behind him.

“As much as I didn’t need him winning I’m happy for @kaseykahne,” Clint Bowyer wrote on Twitter. “People have written him off lately. HUGE win under extreme pressure.”

YOUNG GUNS

The next generation of Cup drivers struggled Sunday.

Larson, who was a big mover early in the race, finished 28th. Chase Elliott was knocked out after 43 laps because of an engine failure and wound up 39th.

Ryan Blaney also was knocked out in one of the late crashes and finished 23rd.

EARNHARDT & DANICA RESULTS

Dale Earnhardt Jr. also had a tough day in his final Brickyard start. The 42-year-old driver damaged his radiator when he hit the back of Bayne’s car on Lap 77 and wound up pulling off the track and stopping underneath the Gasoline Alley sign. When he climbed out, Earnhardt received a loud roar.

“There was just a bunch of cars slowing down, starting a chain reaction. We got into the back of (Bayne),” he said. “It just knocked the radiator out of us. We had a great car. We had a top-10 car. I thought we could finish there.”

Former IndyCar favorite Danica Patrick received a penalty for a pit violation early in the race and finished 11th.

UP NEXT

Next Sunday, the series moves to Pocono, Pennsylvania, where Chris Buescher is the defending champion.

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Spieth wins British Open

WDTN News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:33

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — During one of Jordan Spieth’s many low points Sunday in the British Open, his caddie reminded him of a photo from a Mexico beach holiday two weeks ago that showed him in All-Star company that included Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan.

The message: “You belong in that group.”

Spieth left little doubt with a closing performance that ranks among the greatest finishes in major championship history.

Trailing for the first time all weekend at Royal Birkdale — and lucky it was only one stroke thanks to a shot from the driving range — the 23-year-old Texan followed with a birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie stretch that allowed him to close with a 1-under 69 and win the British Open by three shots over Matt Kuchar.

Spieth captured the third leg of the career Grand Slam and heads to the PGA Championship next month with a chance to be the youngest to win them all.

“This is as much of a high as I’ve ever experienced in my golfing life,” Spieth said.

And it all started in a spot so dire it looked as though he would endure another major meltdown.

The break of the tournament — and a moment that will rate alongside Seve Ballesteros making birdie from the car park when he won at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in 1979 — was when Spieth discovered the range was part of the course.

His tee shot was so far to the right on the par-4 13th hole that it sailed some 75 yards from the fairway and settled in thick grass on a dune so steep he could hardly stand up, let alone take a swing. The only smart option was to take a one-shot penalty for an unplayable lie.

And that’s when Spieth showed his golfing brain is as valuable as any club in his bag.

He had the presence to ask if the driving range was out of bounds. It wasn’t, which allowed him to go back in a straight line from the flag until he was on the range among the equipment trucks. After getting free relief from them, he still faced a blind shot over the dunes to a hole littered by pot bunkers. He hit 3-iron just short of bunker near the green, pitched over it to about 7 feet and made what he considers the most important putt of the day to escape with bogey.

And then came the finishing kick like Phelps, the go-ahead jumper like Jordan.

Spieth hit 6-iron to the 14th that landed in front of the flag and came within inches of an ace, leading to a short birdie putt to regain the lead. On the par-5 15th, he rolled in a 50-foot eagle putt and playfully barked at caddie Michael Greller to pick it out of the cup. “Go get that,” he said, pointing to the hole.

And he wasn’t done.

Spieth rolled in a 30-foot putt across the 16th green for a two-shot lead, and he kept that margin by pouring in a 7-foot putt to match birdies with Kuchar.

The final putt for par was a tap-in, as easy a shot as he had all day.

“To follow that bogey on 13 with great golf shots and great putts, and play the final five holes in 5-under par, I was just very happy for him and very impressed to watch all that guts, determination and skill,” Jack Nicklaus posted on Facebook.

Spieth and Jack Nicklaus are the only players to win three different majors at age 23.

“This is a dream come true for me,” Spieth said, gazing at his name on the silver claret jug. “Absolutely a dream come true.”

For so much of Sunday, it felt like a recurring nightmare.

Just 15 months ago, Spieth lost a five-shot lead on the back nine at the Masters, coming undone with a quadruple-bogey 7 on the 12th hole. It was more of a slow bleed at Royal Birkdale, with three bogeys on the opening four holes and four putts inside 8 feet that he missed on the front nine to fall into a tie with Kuchar.

“I put a lot of pressure on myself unfortunately, and not on purpose, before the round today, just thinking this is the best opportunity that I’ve had since the ’16 Masters,” he said. “And if it weren’t to go my way today, then all I’m going to be questioned about and thought about and murmured about is in comparison to that. And that adds a lot of pressure to me.

“Closing today was extremely important for the way I look at myself.”

Kuchar, playing in the final group of a major for the first time, could only watch. He had a one-shot lead after 13 holes, played the next four holes with two birdies and two pars and found himself two shots behind and out of luck.

Kuchar walked off the green to find his wife and two sons waiting, a surprise because they had been in Colorado the day before, and it added to the emotions.

“It’s crushing. It hurts. And it’s an excitement and a thrill to have played well, put up a battle, put up a fight,” said Kuchar, who closed with a 69. “I can only control what I do, how I play. Jordan is a great champion and certainly played that way in the finishing stretch today. It was impressive stuff. All you can really do is sit back, tip your cap and say, ‘Well done.’ And it was certainly a show that he put on.”

Zach Johnson, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler were among those who waited by the 18th to watch Spieth capture yet another major. Johnson won at St. Andrews two years ago, when Spieth missed the playoff by one shot in his bid for the calendar Grand Slam. Spieth drank wine from the jug that year, which he was told was bad luck for anyone wanting to possess the trophy one day.

“I started to believe them a bit through nine holes today,” he said. “It feels good to have this in my hands.”

From the driving range to the claret jug, Spieth put himself in hallowed territory just four days before his 24th birthday. Gene Sarazen in 1923 was the only other player with three majors before turning 24.

Spieth won for the third time this year, moved to No. 2 in the world and already has 11 victories on the PGA Tour.

Li Haotong of China shot a 63 and finished third at 6-under 274. He was on the practice range in case the leaders came back to him, and it was odd to see Spieth join him there as he tried to figure out how to get out of his jam.

Moments later, when he heard one massive roar after another, Spieth delivered the answer.

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Reds top Marlins with 3 HRs

WDTN News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:25

CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart homered to power the Cincinnati Reds over the Miami Marlins 6-3 Sunday and avoid a three-game sweep.

Billy Hamilton had three hits and stole a pair of bases to increase his major league-leading total to 43 as the Reds finished a 2-8 homestand in which they allowed 23 homers and 72 runs. Opponents reached double figures in scoring four times.

Rookie right-hander Sal Romano (2-2) made his fourth and longest big league start, allowing one run and three hits over six innings with one walk and seven strikeouts. A.J. Ellis homered in the fourth.

Raisel Iglesias gave up one hits over two innings for his first save since July 9, his 17th in 18 chances this year.

Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton went 0 for 4 and finished the series without a home run. The NL home run leader had connected in three straight first innings entering the series.

He did throw out a pair of runners from right field, getting Barnhart at the plate in the second inning on Hamilton’s RBI single and Joey Votto at third base in the sixth on Gennett’s run-scoring single.

Votto also was hitless in four at-bats and went 4 for 33 on the homestand. His average has dropped to .297, down from .315 at the All-Star break.

Tom Koehler (1-5) gave up six runs — five earned — and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. He is 0-4 in eight starts since winning at San Diego on April 23.

Gennett’s 17th homer broke a 1-1 tie leading off the fourth, and Suarez started the sixth with his 16th homer, his fourth of the homestand.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Adam Conley (2-3, 6.75) is to start Monday at Texas, his first outing against the Rangers and his second start since his recall from Triple-A New Orleans. He allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings against Philadelphia on July 18, when he didn’t get a decision.

Reds: RHP Tim Adleman (5-7, 4.96) is slated to pitch Monday at Cleveland. He tied his career high with seven strikeouts against Arizona on Wednesday while allowing three runs and seven hits over six innings in a no-decision, a game won by the Reds 4-3 in 11 innings.

 

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Siri extends streak as Dragons beat Bees

WDTN News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 23:21

DAYTON, Ohio – Bruce Yari blasted a three-run home run and Jose Siri added two triples to lead the Dayton Dragons to a 6-1 victory over the Burlington Bees on Sunday afternoon.  The two clubs have split the first two games of the three-game set at Fifth Third Field.

In his third at-bat of the day, Siri drilled a triple to the fence in right-center field in the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to 29 straight games, tying him for the third longest on record in Midwest League history.  Siri’s hitting streak is the longest in all of Minor League Baseball in 2017 and the longest in the league since 2000 when Garvin Wright of Michigan hit safely in 29 straight games.  The league record is 35, set in 1977 by Waterloo’s Tony Toups.  Robert Fick of West Michigan had a 32-game hitting streak in 1997.  Siri added another triple in the seventh inning, lining a shot to left-center field.

Dragons starting pitcher Tony Santillan (6-6) earned the win.  He worked five innings, allowing one run on just three hits with four walks and six strikeouts.  Relievers Aaron Fossas and Dauri Moreta each tossed two scoreless innings in relief of Santillan.

The game was tied 1-1 when Siri connected on a one-out triple in the bottom of the fifth.  One batter later, Taylor Trammell walked and Yari followed with a two-out, three-run home run to right-center field.  It was Yari’s sixth home run of the season and gave the Dragons a 4-1 lead.  Siri led off the seventh inning with a triple and scored on Trammell’s single to right.  Trammell eventually scored on Michael Beltre’s single to left field to make it 6-1 and close out the scoring.

Santillan faced the minimum nine batters over the first three innings, then pitched out of a second-and-third, no out jam in the fourth.  In the fifth, Burlington scored their only run of the day to tie the game at 1-1, and threatened to take the lead when they loaded the bases with one out.  But Santillan struck out Artemis Kadkhodaian on a 3-2 fastball that registered at 98 mph on the Dragons radar gun, and then got a routine ground out to end the inning.  The Bees were held scoreless on one hit over the rest of the day.

The Dragons 10-hit attack was led by Siri, who became the 15th player in Dragons history to collect two triples in a game, going 2 for 5 with two runs scored.  Beltre had two hits and two RBI, and Trammell had two hits with three runs scored.

Up Next:  The Dragons (11-19, 52-48) host the Bees (13-17, 44-55) in the rubber match of the series on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Field.  Andrew Jordan (4-6, 4.84) will start for the Dragons against Burlington’s Joe Gatto (5-7, 3.75).  Monday’s game will conclude the Dragons six-game home stand.  They have won three of the first five games.

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Man facing reckless homicide charge after deadly “accidental” shooting

WDTN News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 21:55

MIAMI TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – Officials say a woman was shot to death by accident early Sunday morning inside a Miami Township hotel room.

It happened just before 1:00 a.m. in the 1-hundred block of Prestige Plaza at the Hawthorn Suites.

According to authorities, the victim has been identified as 32-year-old Lynsie Davis.

According to a 911 call, a man was showing off a gun inside the hotel room when it accidentally went off killing Davis.

The man has been identified as Mathew Glass. He’s in the Montgomery County Jail facing reckless homicide charges.

 

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Cancer patients’ gray hair turns brown while taking new immune drugs

WDTN News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 14:10

CHICAGO (AP) — Cancer patients’ gray hair unexpectedly turned youthfully dark while taking novel drugs, and it has doctors scratching their heads.

Chemotherapy is notorious for making hair fall out, but the 14 patients involved were all being treated with new immunotherapy drugs that work differently and have different side effects. A Spanish study suggests that may include restoring hair pigment, at least in patients with lung cancer.

With the first patient, “we thought it could be an isolated case,” said Dr. Noelia Rivera, a dermatologist at Autonomous University of Barcelona.
But she said the research team found the same thing when they asked other patients for photos from before treatment.

The 14 cases were among 52 lung cancer patients being followed to see whether they developed bad side effects from the drugs — Keytruda, Opdivo and Tecentriq.

While most patients did not have a color change, the 14 cases suggest it’s not an isolated finding. In 13 patients, hair turned darkish brown or black. In one patient, it turned black in patches.

In another odd twist, the same drugs have been linked previously with hair losing color in patients with another cancer, melanoma.

All but one of the 14 patients in the Spanish study had at least stable disease and responded better to treatment than other patients, suggesting that hair darkening might be an indication that the drugs are working, the researchers said.

Rivera said they are continuing the study to search for an explanation and to see if the cases are just a fluke.

“It’s a fascinating report — one of those things that comes out of the blue,” said Dr. June Robinson, a Northwestern University research professor in dermatology. Robinson is also editor of the medical journal JAMA Dermatology, which published the study online this month.

She said the results deserve a deeper look but cautioned that it’s way too soon to suggest that they might lead to new treatments for gray hair.

Rivera noted that the study drugs have serious side effects that make them unsafe for healthy people. But if it’s confirmed that they do change hair color, a different drug could be developed to treat gray hair, she said.

The pharmaceutical industry has previously capitalized on unexpected drug side effects; examples include the male pattern baldness drug Propecia, the eyelash growing drug Latisse, and Botox anti-wrinkle injections. Active ingredients in these drugs were initially approved to treat enlarged prostates, eye pressure problems, and eye muscle spasms.

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Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion

WDTN News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 13:56

SOUTHPORT, England (AP)- Jordan Spieth is the British Open champion.

Spieth used a remarkable string of holes on the back nine to hold off Matt Kuchar and win the third major championship of his career. He won by three shots — the same margin he started the day with — after a final round 1-under-69.

He played the last five holes in 5-under-par.

Spieth was behind by a shot after 13 holes when he went birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie to snatch the tournament away from Kuchar. The sizzling stretch of play came after he made an improbable bogey from the driving range after taking an unplayable penalty shot.

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Argument leads to man getting hit by car in Dayton

WDTN News - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 13:11

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An argument leads to a man getting hit by a vehicle in Dayton.

According to police reports two men went inside a Sunoco located in the 1000 block of Wayne Avenue around 6:45 a.m. Sunday arguing over money.

As they were leaving, one man threatened the other with a knife in the parking lot of the gas station. When the man who was threatened picked up a rock in self defense, the man with the knife ran off into traffic and was hit by an SUV.

The driver told police he thought the man would stop before going heading into the street. When the man did not, the driver swerved to avoid him while hitting the brakes…striking the man and causing him to fall.

The reports says the victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

No charges were filed in this incident.

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