Dayton man wins big on ‘Live with Kelly’ during sixth appearance

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Scott Walker from Dayton, Ohio, was Tuesday's Trivia Contest on Live with Kelly.

We might as well nickname Scott Walker “Winnie McLuckie.” 

The retired Dayton street maintenance worker has been called to play the “Live with Kelly” trivia contest a whopping six times in the past 11 years.

He’s won grand prize trips three of those times.

The part-time Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum security guard’s last victory came on the morning of March 14. 

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His seven-night, six-day trip to the all-inclusive Buccaneer resort in St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands is valued at $9,500. 

LIVE with Kelly airs 9 a.m. Monday to Friday on WHIO-7.

Walker has been enjoying the ride, which has also included trips to St. Lucia and the Bahamas.

“It is just kind of surprising to to me that they keep calling,” Walker said. “It seems like they call every year or every two years.”

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This time around, Walker correctly guessed that actor Stanley Tucci made martinis for “Live” host Kelly Ripa and guest host Michael Weatherly of CBS’ “Bull.”

HOW DID HE WIN ALL THOSE TIMES?

Dayton resident Scott Walker took a trip he won to St. Lucia on Live! with Kelly in January. Photo: Scott Walker(Photo: Scott Walker)

Since retiring, entering to be on the contest and watching and recording the show has been part of his routine.

“It is almost like an addiction,” he said.

If  “Live with Kelly” happens to call -- as it has those 11 times -- Walker reviews his recording and takes notes. 

He noted that the contest often relates to the show’s first guest. 

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Walker won a trip to St. Lucia  on “Live!” last year, and went on that trip alone in January after his companion could not make the trip. He said he made friends and had a great time.

He and his now-late wife Connie went on the trip he won to the Bahamas.

“She always called it her happy place,” Walker said.

Walker is also a frequent K99.1FM contest winner. 

Like this news organization, K99.1FM  is a Cox Media Group Company.   

Scott Walker and his late wife Connie took a trip to the Bamahas in 2013 that he won on Live! with Kelly. Photo: Scott Walker.(Photo: Scott Walker.)

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‘Fargo’ actor Steve Reevis dies at 55

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 9:44 AM

Remembering Steve Reevis

Actor Steve Reevis, who had roles in the movies “Fargo,” and "Last of the Dogmen," died Thursday in Montana. He was 55.

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Ralph Foster, of the Foster Funeral Home, said Friday that Reevis died at a hospital in Missoula. He said he did not know the cause of death.

Reevis was a member of the Blackfeet Nation in northwestern Montana and portrayed Native Americans in the films he made.

In “Fargo,” Reevis played the role of Shep Proudfoot, and in “Last of the Dogmen,” he was featured as Yellow Wolf. 

Reevis also appeared in the movie "Dances With Wolves" and the 2005 version of "The Longest Yard." He acted in several television episodes, including "Walker, Texas Ranger," ''Jag" and "Bones."

75th Golden Globe Awards nominees announced

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 7:04 AM

5 Facts About the Golden Globes

Stars of the small and big screen are finding out who could be taking home a Golden Globes award as the nominations are announced for the Golden Globes Awards.

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According to Vanity Fair, Expected nominees include “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Dunkirk” for Best Motion Picture, Drama. 

For Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, the nominations may include “The Greatest Showman” and “I, Tonya.”

On the television drama side, “This Is Us” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” may go up against the likes of “Game of Thrones” and “Stranger Things 2,” while comedy nominations could go to “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Will & Grace.”

Check back for live updates as the announcements of nominees are made.

A view of signage at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards sponsored by FIJI Water at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for FIJI Water)(Charley Gallay/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

This coffee riddle has baffled the internet – can you solve it?

Published: Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 8:32 AM

8 Things You Never Knew About Coffee

You may want to have a cup of joe – or two – before you try to solve this viral puzzle that is baffling social media users.

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If you've checked Facebook or Twitter over the past few days, you've probably seen the image of four coffee cups under a maze of pipes, followed by the question, "Who gets coffee first?"

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Turns out, the puzzle is easier to solve than you may think.

>> Want to see the answer? Click here or flip the card below!

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Police: Pro wrestler arrested in Florida after putting wife in headlock 

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 12:22 PM

Pro Wrestler Puts Wife In Headlock And Arrested In Florida

professional wrestler was arrested in Florida early Sunday after police said he put his wife in a headlock and dragged her into his car.

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Richard A. Swann, 26, of Orlando, was booked into the Alachua County Jail just after midnight on charges of simple battery and false imprisonment. World Wrestling Entertainment suspended him indefinitely following the arrest. 

Gainesville Police officers stated that Swann and Vannarah Riggs, also a professional wrestler, were in the car when Riggs started to critique his performance earlier that night at 8 Seconds in downtown Gainesville. 

At some point, according to the arrest report, she got out of the car saying she was getting scared because Swann was becoming more angry at her. 

Swann then got out too and chased her, yelling at her to get back inside. When she did not, he grabbed her, put her in a headlock and dragged her back inside the car while she was screaming for help, according to the arrest report. 

Swann denied the allegations.