Adventurous horse winds up on home's roof

Published: Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 11:17 AM
Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 11:17 AM

The cow may have jumped over the moon, but one Canadian horse is content to just relax on his owner's roof. 

According to CTV News in Canada, a couple who raises horses on their New Brunswick farm were stunned to see a photo of their colt standing on their home's garage roof. 

The owner's brother, Archie, was watching over the farm while the couple was out of town when he spotted the mischievous horse. He quickly snapped a photo of the bizarre scene to make sure he had evidence to share with nonbelievers.

CTV reports the horse was able to get atop the roof by climbing up a small hill next to the back of the home's garage. 

As further evidence that the photo he took is not faked, Archie pointed out that there's a hole now in the roof where the horse's hoof broke through.

He was able to safely guide the horse back down off the top of the home and the family has since put up a fence to make sure this doesn't happen again.

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 4:05 AM

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Sgt. Mark Bowron is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • On southbound I-75 south of the Edwin C Moses Boulevard exit in Moraine, police were dispatched to a crash around 6:30 a.m. that is blocking the left lane. 

Surface Street Incidents

  • In the 3000 block of Beaver Ave. near Dorothy Lane, a car fire was reported around 5:20 a.m.

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 


  • I-75 south ramp to US 35 west will be closed from January 9th to September 30th to replace a bridge deck beam that was not included in the I-75 modernization project. The official detour is: I-75 south to the Edwin C. Moses turn around lane to I-75 north to US 35 west
  • SR 49 south between Brookville-Salem Road and Pleasant Plain Road, Lane closures November 28th through May 31. One southbound lane will remain open at all times. 
  • South Gebhart Church Road between SR 725 and Maue Road, Road Closure February 6th – April 19th. The official detour is: Maue Road to Alexandersville Road to SR 725 to South Gebhart Church Road.
  • SR 49 between Poplar Street and Main Street, road closure March 1st – April 30th. The official detour is: US 40 to SR 503 to SR 722.
  • Old Mill Road between Phillipsburg-Union Road and North Montgomery County Line Road, Road Closure February 6th - May 6th. The official detour is: Phillipsburg-Union Road to Rhinehard Road to North Montgomery County Line Road to Old Mill Road
  • The Webster Street bridge is closed as it is rebuilt. A detour will take drivers to Keowee Street to Monument Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed in November of 2017 


  • I-75 between CR 25A (Piqua) and US 36, Nightly Lane closures February 28th – March 4th 7 pm and 6 am. One lane will remain open in each direction.
  • I-75 between CR 25A (Piqua) and US 36, Lane width restrictions until June 15th. Lanes are restricted to 12 feet. Two lanes will remain open in each direction. 
  • Statler Road between Cromes Drive and Free Road, road closure until June 15th. The official detour is: Cromes Drive/Looney Road to US 36 to Troy-Sidney Road to Statler Road. 


  • SR 571 between US 36 and Jaysville - St. Johns Road, road closure January 16th – March 17th. The official detour is: US 36 to US 127 to SR 49 to SR 721


  • SR 362 between Fort Loramie Swanders Road and Canal Road, road closure February 16th through March 3rd. The official detour is: SR 362 to SR 66
  • Fair Road Ramp to I-75 south, scheduled ramp closure March 13th – 20th. The official detour is: I-75 north to SR 47 to I-75 south.

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Thieves using new trick to lure victims at gas stations

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 3:39 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 3:39 AM

            Thieves using new trick to lure victims at gas stations

Criminals are using decoys to rip off unsuspecting people at gas stations.

“It’s a new twist to an old crime,” Fairburn, Georgia, police Sgt. Mario Jones said.

The crime was caught on tape when three people threw a handbag out the window of a silver Lexus at a South Fulton County gas station and waited for their victim to take notice.

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“When he picked it up to take it inside the store here, that's when the crooks moved in,” Jones said.

Surveillance video captured the 54-year-old man as he stepped away from his car to take the purse inside. Within seconds, a man can be seen jumping from the back of the Lexus and into the victim’s car, stealing a wallet and iPhone.

Harold Byrd told that he rents his basement apartment to the victim in the video.

“He thought he was being a good Samaritan by taking this handbag to a store clerk, thinking someone had dropped it at the gas station off Senoia Road. But the store’s surveillance video shows something different,” Byrd said.

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The Lexus also was stolen, and police believe the handbag tossed from the window was taken the same way just an hour before, Jones said.

“They got his pocketbook, all his information, my address on it. I worry about that. I’m 82 years old,” Byrd said.

Jones said this could become a new trend.

Byrd told us he won’t rest easy until the suspects are caught.

Anyone who may know the suspects are urged to call police. 


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Photo of Kellyanne Conway kneeling on Oval Office couch sparks Twitter debate

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 5:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 5:36 AM

            Photo of Kellyanne Conway kneeling on Oval Office couch sparks Twitter debate

Just as the jokes about the fictitious "Bowling Green massacre" and "alternative facts" were starting to die down, White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway is once again at the center of a Twitter debate.

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According to USA Today and The Week, the Agence France-Presse news service tweeted a photo Monday of Conway kneeling on the Oval Office sofa after taking a snapshot of President Donald Trump with the heads of dozens of historically black colleges.

>> See the tweet here

The image quickly went viral as critics and supporters clashed in a surprisingly fierce – and often humorous – feud over her sitting position. 

>> Click here or scroll down to see what people were saying

Wet morning commute, strong storms tonight

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 5:17 AM

Wet morning commute, strong storms tonight

Showers in Indiana will slowly move into the Dayton region during the morning. Roads will become wet for the commute.

  • Showers arrive for the morning commute 
  • Isolated storms through day 
  • More widespread strong storms through Wednesday morning

TODAY: Temperatures will soar late day to around 64 degrees. Isolated showers and storms possible during the afternoon and evening. Widespread showers and storms may come in rounds tonight. They will start after midnight, and continue through 3 or 4 a.m. Wednesday. Strong to severe storms will be possible. Damaging winds, larger sized hail and minor flooding are the main concerns.

WEDNESDAY: Some storms may become strong with wind, hail and minor flooding the main threat. Highs will be in the low 60s early with temperatures dropping late afternoon and evening behind our front. Some passing rain or snow showers possible at night. Gusty winds over 30 mph possible during the day and night.

THURSDAY: Cooler day in the low 40s. Some passing rain or snow showers late afternoon. Passing snow showers at night.

FRIDAY: Temperatures start in the 20s. Coldest bus stop forecast of the week. Flurries will likely linger especially in the eastern Miami Valley for the first half of the day. Highs in the upper 30s.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, and warmer than normal with highs around 50.