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.

No injuries reported in Clark County barn fire, investigation continues

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 12:04 AM

UPDATE @ 6:44 a.m.

No one was injured and no animals were harmed in a Friday night barn fire in Madison Twp., according to Clark County dispatchers. 

Dispatchers said the last crew left the scene of the fire in the 6200 block of Old Columbus Cincinnati Road around 2:12 a.m. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to dispatchers, and a damage estimate was not available. 

Dispatchers said Madison Twp., Cedarville and Jamestown fire crews assisted in putting out the fire.

INITIAL REPORT (May 26)

A barn was engulfed when crews arrived late Friday night in Madison Twp., Clark County.

The fire was reported at a property on the south side of Old Columbus Cincinnati Road.

Additional crews were requested from Cedarville and Jamestown.

There were no reports initially of animals or people harmed, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office dispatch said.

The fire happened as strong storms with lightning and thunder moved through the area, but it’s not clear whether a lightning strike sparked the blaze.

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Few public answers to puzzle in Congressional IT investigation

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

An inquiry into possible wrongdoing by IT staffers employed by a number of Democrats in Congress has garnered more attention in recent days, after a prominent lawmaker gave a public tongue lashing to the Capitol Hill police chief, vowing “consequences” over his refusal to return computer equipment that is evidently part of the ongoing investigation.

At issue is a probe into a possible security breach involving Imran Awan, who has worked for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and other Democratic lawmakers, as a shared information technology worker.

Little has been made public by Capitol Police on what exactly is being investigated; news reports in recent months have linked Awan, several of his relatives, and his wife to some type of Capitol Hill investigation that could involve stolen property and more.

The new scrutiny came after a budget hearing on May 18 with U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa; the hearing before a House Appropriations subcommittee had escaped notice, until reports earlier this week by the Daily Caller, noting the sharp words that Wasserman Schultz had for Verderosa.

At the end of her Q&A with the police chief, Wasserman Schultz asks what happens when police find lost items.

“I’d like to know how Capitol Police handle equipment that belongs to a member, or a staffer, that’s been lost within the Capitol complex, and found or recovered by one of your officers,” Wasserman Schultz begins.

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The bottom line from the chief was simple – until an investigation is completed, “I can’t return the equipment,” which is reportedly a laptop from Wasserman Schultz’s office.

That answer did not satisfy the Florida Democrat.

“I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way,” Wasserman Schultz said bluntly, as she told the chief that he should “expect that there will be consequences.”

In the wake of that somewhat jarring verbal exchange, a reporter on Thursday asked House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi about the Awan investigation.

“I’m really not familiar with what you’re talking about,” Pelosi said.

“We’ve been busy with a lot of other things,” Pelosi added.

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U.S. Capitol Police have released little information about what this probe involves, and who exactly is being investigated.

According to U.S. House spending records, Imran Awan was a shared employee for thirteen different House members in 2016, earning in the third quarter anywhere from as little as $300 from a pair of Democrats to $6,624.99 from another.

Wasserman Schultz paid Awan $5,000.01 for work between July 1 and September 30, 2016.

Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, worked for seven Democrats, plus the House Democratic Caucus, earning close to $44,000 in the third quarter of 2016.

Records also show two relatives of Awan’s on the Congressional payroll: Abid Awan worked for eight different House Democrats, while Jamal Awan worked for eight others – all as ‘shared’ employees.

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Person reportedly drowns in Mercer County lake

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 8:05 AM

A person has reportedly drown at Grand Lake St. Marys in Mercer County Saturday morning. WHIO/Stock photo

A person has reportedly drowned at Grand Lake St. Marys State Park in Mercer County, according to officials.

Authorities tell WHIO's Steve Baker a person drowned in the lake near Montezuma around 2:30 a.m. 

Initial reports indicate a man went overboard while on a boat in the lake. 

A spokesperson with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources could not be reached for comment. 

Our crew will be attending a news conference in Mercer County scheduled for 9:30 a.m. 

We will continue to monitor and update this developing story.

Turkey issues arrest warrant for NBA star Enes Kanter

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 7:54 AM

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter.
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The Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terror group, according to The Daily Sabah, a pro-government Turkish newspaper.

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Kanter was detained at a Romanian airport over the weekend because his passport was canceled by Turkey. Kanter documented the experience on Twitter. 

Kanter has been a longtime critic of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and is a vocal supporter of Muslim spiritual leader Fethullah Gulen, a man Erdogan blamed for a coup attempt last year.

After the news of the warrant broke Friday, Kanter tweeted, "Stand For What You Believe!"

Gulen, a Muslim spiritual leader, has spent the last 15 years in exile in Pennsylvania. Gulen has denied claims of involvement with the coup, ESPN reported.

The warrant, ESPN reported, refers to “Kanter's alleged use of an encrypted messaging application called Bylock, Sabah said, which Turkey claims was especially created for Gulen supporters."

n Turkey, Kanter's Twitter account is blocked. In the Daily Sabah last summer, Kanter's father, Mehmet, announced the family was disowning him. Kanter said he hasn't spoken with his family in almost two years.

Kanter was detained last week in Romania after the Turkish government revoked his passport. In a video about it, Kanter said Erdogan is the "Hitler of this century."

Using his green card, Kanter returned to the United States via London on Monday. He told reporters he plans on becoming a U.S. citizen.

"Right now I am country-less," Kanter said in Manhattan. "I am open to adoption definitely. I am going to try to become an American citizen."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.