St. Jude nurse helps young patient's Elf on the Shelf

Published: Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:20 PM
Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:20 PM

Anyone with a young child who loves Elf on the Shelf knows you do not touch the elf.

The story is that if touched, the elf will lose it's magic and it will not be able to move around at night. 

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When a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient learned his elf, Joey, had been touched by a human, he was devastated. One of his nurses decided it was a holiday medical emergency.

"We quickly got a team together and performed a ‘magic resuscitation’ with magic dust CPR," Bone Marrow Transplant Unit nurse Danielle said. "We used a nasogastric tube to remove the ‘human-touch toxin’ and started IVs to circulate the spirit of Santa." 

Joey was on the mend. The young patient was thrilled.

"Nursing provides an opportunity to not only be advocates for our patients’ needs but also to improve outcomes," Danielle said. "That can be with medication or with emotional support."

"I think as nurses it’s essential for us to keep in mind kids are still kids despite what they’re going through medically," she said. "Focusing on the quality of their hospital stay goes hand in hand with the treatment they’re getting."

 Nurse Danielle knew this was exactly the holiday cheer the child needed.

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Power steadily being restored for customers following crash in Preble County

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 12:43 AM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 6:06 AM

SCENE: Vehicle strikes power pole in Preble County

UPDATE @6:10 a.m. About 30 DP&L customers are without power following a crash late Sunday night in Preble County.

Power is expected to be restored around 7 a.m.

UPDATE @ 1 a.m: Only 35 people are without power after a single-vehicle crashed into a pole late Sunday night, according to the DP&L outage site.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Driver killed in Butler County crash

The incident was dispatched around 11:45 p.m. on W. Holtzmuller Road, per initial reports.

Customer’s power are steadily being restored as DP&L are still working to repair the pole that was hit at the base as a result of the crash.

We’re working to learn the condition of the driver of the vehicle. 


Over 100 people are without power after a vehicle crashed into a pole on W. Holtzmuller Road late Sunday night.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Driver killed in Butler County crash

Initial reports indicate the vehicle hit a pole and was reportedly on its side around 11:45 p.m.

DP&L are on scene to repair the pole that was hit at the base as a result of the crash. 

No word on the condition of the driver of the vehicle.

We will continue to update this story with more information. 

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Road reopens after jackknifed semi spills alcohol across U.S. 35 in Eaton 

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 1:40 AM

ON SCENE: Semi splits, spills load of alcohol in Preble County

UPDATE @ 6:15 a.m: U.S. 35 has reopened after being closed due to a crash where a jackknifed semi spilled alcohol across the roadway early Monday morning. 

UPDATE @ 5:33 a.m: U.S. 35 between Lexington Road and Main Street is expected to open in the next hour or so after being closed for over four hours due to a jackknifed semi spilling alcohol on the roadway, according to Eaton police. 

>> WATCH: Crews crush semi trailer to clear U.S. 35

Crews have worked all morning to clean up the spill that was reported around 1 a.m. due to a crash involving two semis. 

UPDATE @ 2:15 a.m: U.S. 35 between Lexington Road and Main Street is closed after a semi spilled bottles, kegs, and cases of alcohol across the roadway Monday morning.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Vehicle drives into unattached garage, drives off in Dayton 

Officials say two semis were involved in the crash around 1 a.m. A semi carrying 40,000 pounds of paper was attempting to turn into the nearby International Paper Company when the other semi carrying the alcohol swerved to avoid hitting the rear of the first semi-truck, causing it to jackknife. 

The jackknifed semi landed in a residential front yard with the truck split in half, causing the alcohol to spill.

Neither of the truck drivers were injured as a result of the incident and the property was not damaged.

Eaton police do not have an time for when the road will reopen, stating it will be closed for “several hours.”

The detour for this closure, per officials, is Lexington Road to Barron Street. 

Officials continue to investigate the crash.


A semi-truck has reportedly spilled bottles of alcohol across U.S. 35 in Eaton early Monday morning, according to officials.

The incident was dispatched around 1 a.m. in the 900 block of Eaton Richmond Pike, per initial reports.

The spill will reportedly have the road closed near Woodland Drive for a while.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to update this story with additional details about the ordeal. 

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Wintry mix, accumulating snow expected to cause slick conditions this week

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

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  • Mild and dry during the day
  • Showers become wintry mix overnight
  • Accumulating snow mid-week

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Today: It will be a quiet and cold morning with temperatures in the 30s, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. There will be some sunshine early with clouds increasing late day. It will be dry during the day and warmer than normal with highs in the mid-50s. Some rain showers will start to arrive from the south later tonight. Cold air will cut in and a wintry mix will develop toward morning.

Tuesday: Spring starts at 12:15 p.m. with the vernal equinox, but it certainly won’t feel like spring. A wintry mix is possible, and anything untreated or elevated could become slick as temperatures will start out in the upper 20s. Any surface below freezing could see some light freezing rain. Moisture will continue to stream into the Miami Valley. A rain/snow mix is possible in the afternoon with temperatures in the 30s and low 40s. It will become breezy. Scattered snow will take over into the evening and continues overnight. Winds will gust around 25 mph.

>> 5-Day Forecast

Wednesday: Scattered snow showers will be falling and will likely create a slick morning commute. Snow will not taper off until the evening hours. Highs will be in the mid-30s. Accumulating snow is expected by morning and through the day. The placement and intensity of this system can still change, but snow is expected to coat the roads by morning and will continue to accumulate during the day. It will be dry for the night, but it will be cold as temperatures drop into the mid-20s.

>> County-by-County Weather

Thursday: There may be a lingering slick spot in the morning. The day looks to be dry and back into the mid-40s. There will be some sunshine as well.

Friday: It will be a dry and quiet morning. Clouds will increase through the day. Highs will be in the mid to upper 40s. Clouds will increase at night with rain showers returning.

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Death penalty for some drug dealers part of Trump opioid plan, report says

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 4:44 AM

What You Need To Know: Opioids

President Donald Trump's proposal to fight the nation's growing opioid epidemic reportedly includes pursuing the death penalty for some drug traffickers. 

According to Reuters, Trump will detail his plan – which calls for stronger penalties for dealers, fewer opioid prescriptions, and improvements to drug education and access to treatment – Monday in New Hampshire.

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Andrew Bremberg, Trump's domestic policy director, said the Justice Department "will seek the death penalty against drug traffickers when it's appropriate under current law," Reuters reported. The death penalty currently can be sought for some drug-related murders, the news service reported.

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