Today’s Local News

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Thunderstorms led to flash floods and mud­slides in north-​​central Washington State, shut­ting down at least 3 high­ways there. Okanogan (“OH-​​kuh-​​NAH-​​gin” hard g) County Sheriff Frank Rogers found him­self stranded at one point… (TAG) A few homes were dam­aged, but so far no reports of any injuries.
A Russian con­voy was spot­ted rum­bling along a road near Russia’s bor­der with Eastern Ukraine. It is rais­ing sus­pi­cions the mis­sion is a cover for an impend­ing inva­sion by Moscow.
It’s a national day of mourn­ing in Malaysia. At Kuala Lumpur International Airport, a spe­cial plane arrived today car­ry­ing the remains of 20 vic­tims of the crash of flight MH17 after it was shot­down over east­ern Ukraine killing all 298 peo­ple on board. The remains of 23 other Malaysian vic­tims are to be sent home […]
A north­east­ern Pennsylvania resort is clean­ing up after major flood­ing that occured overnight. Flash floods rushed through the Pocono region’s Woodloch Pines Resort Thursday evening, where more than 1,000 peo­ple were stay­ing at the hotel. Resort offi­cials say flood waters flowed through the first floor and base­ment of the resort, destroy­ing about 20 guest rooms, […]
A young base­ball team from Chicago’s South Side is one win away from being cham­pi­ons of the U.S. Chicago beat Philadelphia last night 65 to advance to tomorrow’s cham­pi­onship game at the Little League World Series. Marquis Jackson is one of the play­ers on Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West All-​​Stars… Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t surprised […]
Hope for a cease-​​fire are dim­ming after another day of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli mil­i­tary says it car­ried out at least 20 strikes in Gaza by mid-​​morning today. Palestinian chil­dren climbed through the debris of bombed out build­ings in Rafah, in south­ern Gaza.
Widespread flood­ing in parts of cen­tral and north­ern Indiana early today… Blackford County Emergency Management Director Aaron Henderson said, as of this morn­ing, the rain was just refus­ing to let up..
The World Health Orgazation expects to final­ize next week, a long term plan to to deal with the Ebola out­break in West Africa. W H O spokes­woman Fadela (feye-​​dell-​​uh) Chaib ( sayb) in Geneva…
In north­east­ern Pennsylvania, a famous resort is clean­ing up after major flood­ing that occurred overnight. Flash floods rushed through the Pocono Mountain region’s Woodloch Pines Resort Thursday evening, where more than 1,000 peo­ple were stay­ing at the hotel. Resort offi­cials say flood waters flowed through the first floor and base­ment of the resort, destroy­ing about […]
This year’s September 11th obser­vance at the Flight 93 National Memorial will include the first pub­lic view of the Congressional Gold Medal given to the site. The medal is the high­est civil­ian honor Congress can bestow. It’ll be pre­sented to memo­r­ial offi­cials at the U.S. Capitol on September 10th before being shown the next day […]
Laurel Sheriff’s offi­cers arrested 58 year old Donnie Simpson of London on Thursday night after he was found in pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia, such as a glass pipe, plas­tic bags, and nee­dles. Donnie Simpson was found hid­ing on top of a build­ing, and so he was also charged with flee­ing or evad­ing police. He’s now […]
Some paint­ing got an East Bernstadt man in trou­ble. 23 year old Christopher Ghent was arrested after he was caught spray paint­ing a car and a build­ing off Ky 490 on Thursday night. Ghent was charged with crim­i­nal mis­chief, and then locked up in the Laurel County deten­tion facil­ity. Additional charges of van­dal­ism are pending […]
24 year old Daniel Morgan of London was arrested last evening when deputies responded to a call about an assault. Morgan allegedly pushed his mother onto the ground while he was intox­i­cated, and then tried to pick fights with other fam­ily mem­bers. He’s now in the Laurel County lockup, charged with assault, and also on […]
A fire destroyed an empty house this morn­ing in Lincoln County. The Interior Journal says, It hap­pened along KY 78 near Buffalo Springs Cemetery. A Lincoln County deputy sher­iff called it in when he saw the house on fire around 3:45am. Chase Marcum with Lincoln County Fire Station No. 1 said, the house was unoccupied […]
We’re see­ing a lot of videos lately of peo­ple tak­ing the ice bucket chal­lenge to raise money for ALS, but in a case out of Campbellsville Kentucky, two fire­fight­ers seri­ously injured. The two fire­fight­ers were help­ing col­lege stu­dents take part in an ice bucket chal­lenge. The fire­fight­ers were in the bucket of a fire truck […]
To mark the anniver­sary of the Beatles Music Show in Las Vegas, cast mem­bers from Beatles LOVE joined pas­sen­gers on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Francisco to Vegas yes­ter­day. It’s the same route the actual Beatles took for their August 1964 per­for­mance at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The troupe from the pop­u­lar show […]
South of Carson City the boy who was the sub­ject of an Amber Alert in California was found safe and his mother, who does not have cus­tody and who was dri­ving from California into Nevada, was arrested. People who heard the Amber Alert descrip­tion of the car call the Mineral County Sheriff who they blocked […]
Win or lose this week­end, the first Nevada team ever to make it to the Little League World Series will get a warm wel­come home. Las Vegas city offi­cials will hold a rally and parade for the Mountain Ridge squad next Saturday, August 30th, start­ing at City Hall Plaza and going down the Strip to […]
It’s a new year and a fresh start for the United Way of Paulding County. The orga­ni­za­tion kicked off its 201415 cam­paign this week with a break­fast on Wednesday, when it was announced that this year’s goal is $75,000. Last year’s goal of $60,000 was beat as $68,000 in total was raised. Even so, the […]
Lots of activ­i­ties are planned for the Labor Day Weekend at Sauder Village. Many will come to stay at the Inn or Campground, play in the pool, visit unique shops, enjoy great food, and make spe­cial mem­o­ries while vis­it­ing the Historic Village. Recognized as Ohio’s largest living-​​history vil­lage, the award-​​winning des­ti­na­tion offers plenty for guests […]
Lots of activ­i­ties are planned for the Labor Day Weekend at Sauder Village. Many will come to stay at the Inn or Campground, play in the pool, visit unique shops, enjoy great food, and make spe­cial mem­o­ries while vis­it­ing the Historic Village. Recognized as Ohio’s largest living-​​history vil­lage, the award-​​winning des­ti­na­tion offers plenty for guests […]
It’s never a good idea to drink and drive. This week­end, it’s an even worse idea. Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced there will be an OVI check­point in Williams County Saturday night.The OVI checkpoint,funded by fed­eral grants,is planned to deter and inter­cept impaired drivers.The loca­tion of the check­point will be announced Saturday morn­ing. As […]
The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is con­duct­ing a high vis­i­bil­ity traf­fic blitz in con­junc­tion with the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national cam­paign. The blitz runs through Sept. 1. The sheriff’s office is work­ing this blitz at var­i­ous times and loca­tions in Fulton County, where they say deputies will pri­mar­ily be look­ing for impaired […]
According to an arti­cle in the Bryan Times, an uptick in con­cealed carry per­mits has been noted in Williams County. Sheriff Steve Towns says there was a sig­nif­i­cant increase in appli­ca­tions after the last pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. Ohio’s con­cealed carry laws are slightly more restric­tive than some sur­round­ing states, but even so, Towns says that most […]
The Annual parade in Stryker is set for tomor­row as part of Stryker Homecoming. One of the parade high­lights will be the Brothers in Blue Motorcycle and Car Poker Run. Just as soon as they get through the parade they take off on the poker run. The Styker Area Heritage Center, the old train depot, […]