Anthem says it won’t cover non-emergency visits to ER

Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 4:28 PM

Anthem says it won’t cover non-emergency visits to ER

Insurance company Anthem says it will no longer cover emergency room visits that end in non-emergency treatment. 

Winter weather strikes the Miami Valley, other areas

The insurance company released a statement to News Center 7 today saying the company has seen an increase in trips to the ER for things like itchy eyes and seasonal allergies — despite campaigns to inform the public about costs and inconveniences for going to the emergency room for those conditions.

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Anthem already has these policies in place in Kentucky, Missouri and Georgia. 

The new policy will begin in January. 

One dead, one hospitalized after shooting in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:15 AM

UPDATE @ 2:40 a.m.: One person is dead and another individual was taken to Miami Valley Hospital after a shooting occurred in Dayton early Tuesday morning, according to officials.

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Crews were dispatched to the area of N. Upland Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue around 2 a.m. where they found two shooting victims, with once deceased in the back of a vehicle. 

A homicide detective has been called to the scene. 

We’re still working to learn more details about the shooting.

INITIAL REPORT

Officials are responding to the area of N. Upland Avenue at Fairbanks Avenue for a reported shooting victim.

The incident was reported early Tuesday morning around 2 a.m., per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene to learn more details about the ordeal.

DP&L working to restore power; 2,000 remain in dark after thunderstorms

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:07 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:20 AM

Bellbrook hail

There are less than 2,000 reports of power outages in the region after thunderstorms Monday night boiled up quickly and delivered lightning that left more than 8,400 without power at one point.

PHOTOS: January thunderstorms in Miami Valley

Dayton Power & Light crews will be working through the night to restore power, said Kelly Millhouse, DP&L operations director.

At 2:00 a.m. (Jan. 23), the Dayton Power & Light online outage map was showing the following: 

Darke 12 (most south and east of Greenville)

Montgomery 222 (most in the area just north of I-70 West)

Miami 277 (most in the area of the Phoneton community)

Shelby 1 (most just south of Sidney)

Greene 123 (most just south of Beavercreek)

Champaign 2(most east of Urbana)

Clark and Clinton 2 each

First Energy’s online outage map was showing:

Clark 335

Duke Energy's online outage map was reporting: 

Butler 372

Warren 444

Montgomery 3

Hail was reported in Tipp City, Monroe Twp., Bellbrook, Englewood, Gratis and Clayton.

Hail in Gratis on Monday night, Jan. 22, 2018. (Courtesy/viewer)

Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 1:08 AM

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Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

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Surface Street Incidents

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Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.
  • I-70 between Upper Lewisburg Salem Road and Brooksville-Phillipsburg Road, Lane closure Jan. 22 - 29. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Shoulder closures Jan. 22 - Sept. 30. Both the inside and outside shoulders of I-70 will be closed during construction. 

Lightning strikes house in Clayton

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 11:20 PM

Lightning struck a house on Allison in Clayton

Crews are waiting on scene for DP&L to arrive to pull the meter on a house that was struck by lightning. 

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Firefighters responded to the lightning strike at the house on the 8000 block of Allison Avenue at 9:20 p.m. Monday.

According to Michael Seagraves of the Clayton fire department, lighting struck the house and back fed through the electrical meter, the panel and through the wires in the attic, causing heavy smoke.

Storms, heavy rain, lighting, hail and winds moved through the Miami Valley Monday, according to Stormcenter 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

DP&L need to pull the meter in the house so that it’s safe for crews to work on the house.

Residents were home at the time of the incident. Seagraves said the early notification saved the house. 

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It is too early to estimate the damages, but the home will need a complete wiring job, Seagraves said.

No one was hurt, but Red Cross may need be notified if the house is unsafe to stay in. 

Fire officials urge that people give them early notification when something like this happens.