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Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 12:20 PM
RICHMOND, Ind. — A no-kill animal shelter in Indiana admits it has killed over 50 animals in the last five years, including seven healthy dogs this month.
The board at HELP the Animals Inc. has recently placed its shelter manager on administrative leave, and two of its board members have resigned following backlash from seven healthy dogs being killed, reports News Center 7’s John Bedell.
“We want to take responsibility for what happened. And most of all, we want to improve our practices and move forward,” the board wrote in a letter posted to its website this week.
HELP the Animals Inc. has a policy to euthanize any critically sick cats and dogs, as well any animals that are considered dangerous to the public.
The shelter’s board president told media outlets this week the seven dogs were killed due to be aggressive and biting staff.
John Bedell is in Richmond today and will have the latest on this story starting at 5 p.m. on WHIO-TV.
The shelter said a total of 19 dogs have been killed due to being “bite risks,” and another 33 were too critically ill and were put down, since 2012.
The Palladium-Item in Richmond has reported the shelter’s director was fired, but the shelter listed on its website a manager was placed on leave.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:51 AM
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who were locked in a well-documented feud months ago over the latter’s account of a phone call between the president and the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson, may have a new reason to renew their spat.
Wilson has announced two weeks ahead of Trump’s first State of the Union address that she will be following in the footsteps of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calf.) and others by ditching the occasion.
The Florida Democrat said “recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations” were the reason why she won’t be on hand for the speech.
“For the first time since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president’s State of the Union address. I have no doubt that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump’s address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies,” she said in a statement, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
“During his disappointing and destructive first year in office, Mr. Trump has demeaned the presidency at every opportunity and cast doubt on our nation’s standing as a global leader. The United States’ reputation is smoldering in the ashes of his recent racist and incendiary remarks about Haiti and African nations,” she continued. “Many of his proposed domestic policies are harmful to people of color, low-income communities and the middle class. It would be an embarrassment to be seen with him at a forum that under any other president would be an honor to attend.”
As mentioned, Waters also announced that she will not be attending the SOTU.
Waters, who also called Trump a “racist,” went on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” to say Trump “does not deserve her attention.”
“Oh no, I didn’t go to the inauguration. I didn’t go to the joint session that was held after that; I don’t intend to go to this one. Why would I take my time to go and listen to a liar, to someone who lies in the face of facts?” she said.
“What does he have to say that I would be interested in?” she added.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
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TODAY: Lingering snow-covered roads will mainly be on side streets and off and on ramps after yesterday’s snowfall. It’ll be a bitter cold morning with temperatures continuing to drop into the single digits. A light breeze will keep wind chills from 5 to 15 below zero all day with a Wind Chill Advisory in effect through 3 p.m. for the entire Miami Valley. Partly cloudy skies today with some across the south, shifting out of our area. We could see a few more flurries develop into the evening as highs peak around 11 degrees.
RELATED: WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar
WEDNESDAY: Another cold morning with temperatures starting in the single digits. It won’t be as breezy, so wind chills will be below zero, but not low enough for another advisory. Expect sunshine and scattered clouds as high reach in the low 20s.
RELATED: 5-Day Forecast
THURSDAY: A cold and quiet start to the day with sunshine and a few clouds. Highs peak in the upper 20s.
FRIDAY: It’ll start to her a little warmer as temperatures climb to the mid to upper 30s as clouds increase through the day.
SATURDAY: The weekend starts with quiet weather as temperatures peak in the mid-40s. Moisture starts to increase with the possibility of some drizzle or light rain showers arriving in the evening hours.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:03 AM
One woman was killed after her Fairborn home caught fire and exploded early Monday morning.
Firefighters responded to the 400 block of Forest Street around 10:50 a.m. after being flooded with calls about heavy smoke conditions from the fire, according to initial reports.
Before their arrival, neighbors who heard the explosion and seen the smoke attempted to rescue the woman by creating a human chain to enter the home.
“Everyone in the neighborhood ran toward the home trying to help the woman and protect her family from this kind of loss”, said neighbor Cathy Sheward.
Unfortunately, their efforts were unsuccessful due to the smoke being unbearable.
While on scene, fire crews attempted to clear the smoke by cutting holes in the roof which prompted a search confirming the woman was inside the home, per officials.
Crews did experience another explosion during the search, but there are no reports of injuries as a result.
The Greene County Coroner’s office arrived shortly after the woman was pronounced dead on scene.
The identification of the woman is being withheld at this time until family has been notified.
We will continue to update this story as details become available.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 10:48 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 2:55 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 12:20 a.m. (Jan. 16): Charles Kirchoff is in jail pending the filing of a formal charge of felony domestic violence in the stabbing at a home on Alton Avenue that sent the victim to a hospital suffering from a neck wound.
According to online jail records, Kirchoff, 71, is expected to be in court this afternoon.
The victim’s condition was not available.
UPDATE @ 10:55 p.m. (Jan. 15):
A 71-year-old man is in custody, accused of stabbing a man in the neck with a utility or work knife during an argument, Dayton police Lt. Chris Malson said.
Police and medics dispatched to the home in the 200 block of Alton Avenue found the victim, who was in surgery tonight.
Malson said the preliminary investigation reveals that the stabbing stems from arguing that had been occurring at the residence for much of the day.
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The victim, identified as an adult, and suspect, identified as Charles Kirchoff, live at the Alton Avenue address.
Kirchoff was on his way to the Montgomery County Jail late Monday, the lieutenant said.
One person has been taken to a hospital from a reported stabbing at a residence in the 200 block of Alton Avenue in Dayton.
Police and a medic unit were dispatched to the address for the incident, reported about 8:45 p.m., according to a Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sergeant.
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The victim was stabbed in the neck, according to regional dispatch notes. The victim's condition is not readily available.
We're working to learn more about this incident. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.