Firefighter injured during blaze that destroyed home

Published: Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 6:00 PM
Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 6:02 AM

A firefighter suffered an ankle injury while battling a fire that destroyed a Hamilton home on Thursday.

The firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment. No one else was injured.

The blaze engulfed a two-story home at 228 Gordon Ave. on the city’s west side around 3 p.m. Four people were home at the time but were evacuated when police arrived, said Fire Marshal Jeffrey Shaw.

Crews put the fire out within an hour and removed some charred contents. It started outside of the home, Shaw said, and damage is estimated at $30,000.

The cause remains under investigation.

NB I-75 reopens in Butler County after early morning crash

Published: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 1:57 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 4:35 AM

UPDATE @ 4:35 a.m. 

All lanes of Interstate 75 in Butler County have reopened after a crash shut down the northbound lanes for around three hours, according to dispatchers with the Hamilton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 

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State troopers said the crash was originally dispatched as a crash with injuries, but additional details on the incident were not available. 

RELATED: OSP investigates cause of fatal crash on Ohio 129 on Monday

We’ll update this page as more details are released. 

UPDATE @ 2:45 a.m. 

Police from other agencies are diverting traffic from northbound Interstate 75 onto westbound Ohio 129. 

Officers said the suggested detour is westbound Ohio 129, to northbound Cincinnati Dayton Road, to eastbound Ohio 63. 

Additional details about the crash remain unavailable. 


All lanes of northbound Interstate 75 are shut down just north of Ohio 129 in Butler County following a crash Tuesday morning. 

Dispatchers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed troopers were dispatched to a reported crash that occurred before 1:30 a.m. on northbound Interstate 75, between Ohio 129 and Ohio 63. 

Dispatchers confirmed the northbound lanes of the highway were shut down, but it was unknown when the highway would reopen.

Additional details were not available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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The 14 most dangerous sunscreens for kids, according to experts

Published: Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

Whether you and the kids are on the beach, in the backyard or just strolling around under the scorching sun, not using sunscreen under those harmful rays could increase risk of sunburn, potentially doubling your little one’s risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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But according to a new study, nearly three quarters of products on the market don’t even work.

For their 11th annual sunscreen guide, researchers at the nonprofit Environmental Working Group evaluated the UV-ray protections, toxic ingredients and other health hazards in approximately 900 sunscreens, 500 SPF-labeled moisturizers and more than 100 lip products.

The group found 73 percent of the 880 tested sunscreens either contained “worrisome” ingredients or didn’t work as well as advertised.

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Of the products examined that were marketed toward children (using terms like “baby,” “kids,” “pediatric,” etc.), 46 items scored between 7 and 10, with 10 being the worst score on the 1-10 scale.

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The products on the list had multiple strikes against them, EWG researchers said. Many contained toxic ingredients oxybenzone (a hormone disruptor) and retinyl palmitate (a form of Vitamin D with the potential to increase skin cancer risk).

Several also had SPFs above 50 — high SPFs contain more sun-filtering chemicals than others and can lead to other types of sun damage.

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Five aerosol sprays on the list, which scientists have long argued negatively impact sensitive lungs and don’t offer coated protection, also earned a strike against them.

Here are the 14 worst sunscreens marketed for children, according to EWG:

  1. Banana Boat Kids Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 100 (10)
  2. Banana Boat Kids Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100 (10)
  3. Coppertone Foaming Lotion Sunscreen Kids Wacky Foam, SPF 70 (7)
  4. Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray Kids, SPF 70 (7)
  5. Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Kids, SPF 70 (7)
  6. Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Water Babies, SPF 70+ (7)
  7. Coppertone Sunscreen Stick Kids, SPF 55 (7)
  8. Coppertone Sunscreen Stick Water Babies, SPF 55 (7)
  9. Coppertone Sunscreen Water Babies Foaming Lotion, SPF 70 (7)
  10. CVS Health Children’s Sunstick Sunscreen, SPF 55 (7)
  11. Equate Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70 (7)
  12. Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, SPF 60+ (10)
  13. Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70+ (7)
  14. Up & Up Kids Sunscreen Sticks, SPF 55 (7)

More about each product listed and its calculated score at

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Prince William and Kate celebrate 6th anniversary

Published: Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 11:28 AM

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry cheer on runners as they signal the start of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on April 23, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating their sixth anniversary Saturday.

Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a message on Twitter, thanking well-wishers and saying "it's been an amazing six years."

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William and Kate now have two children, George and Charlotte, and remain active in public life. They attend many events together, such as the London Marathon on April 23, where they cheered on runners.

Royals release photo of Princess Charlotte before her 2nd birthday

Published: Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 6:49 AM

Princess Charlotte is about to turn 2, and the royal family is marking the occasion by releasing a new photo of the little princess.

Taken by her mother, Katherine the Duchess of Cambridge, the photograph was taken at their home in Norfolk last month, The Telegraph reported.

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It was released on the royal family’s official Twitter site, Kensington Palace.

Princess Charlotte has rarely been photographed at public appearances. One of the most recent was a Christmas Day outing to church near her grandparents’, Carole and Michael Middleton, home in the village of Bucklebury, The Telegraph reported.

More photos of Charlotte may be seen in the coming months.

She’s going to be a bridesmaid for her aunt, Pippa Middleton, at her May 20 wedding. Prince George will also have a role as a page boy. William and Katherine will be in attendance.