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Published: Saturday, July 29, 2017 @ 10:35 AM
It's a bittersweet chapter in the story of Fiona, the prematurely born hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
The 6-month-old animal now weighs more than 400 pounds, but her successful development means her caretakers, who have doted on the baby in water and land since she was born, cannot share space with her out of safety concerns.
That's according to the latest update on the zoo's popular Fiona blog. The 10th installment was published Friday under the headline, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do."
"At this point, we rarely share space with her anymore as there is not often a need and both Fiona and our care team need to understand that at this point in our relationship, it's just better for everyone if there are safety barriers in place between us," the blog reads.
The caretakers are still feeding Fiona bottles three times a day, encourage her to eat fruits and vegetables and they continue to massage her mouth and check her dental development, but human interactions with the growing animal are decreasing.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4:12 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4:22 AM
FAIRBORN — Fairborn police are investigating a home burglary and shooting in Fairborn.
According to police, someone armed with a handgun burglarized a home in the 200 block of Vine Street. During the burglary, a resident was shot in the foot. Police responded to the scene shortly after 3 a.m.
Police are looking for the suspect, and no arrests have been made.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 2:14 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 2:50 a.m: Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a police pursuit ended in a crash on Needmore Road early Thursday morning.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: 3 critical, 1 dead on U.S. 36 crash in Champaign County
According to officials, they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Stanley Avenue around 1:45 a.m., the suspect did not comply and a pursuit started on northbound I-75.
The suspect ended up crashing into another vehicle after running a red light on Needmore Road not too long after the pursuit ensued.
The suspect and the driver of the other vehicle were the individuals transported to Grandview Medical Center.
Officials did find a loaded handgun and narcotics in the suspect vehicle.
The individual was placed under arrest and will be taken to Montgomery County Jail after their release from the hospital.
A pursuit on northbound I-75 ended as a crash on the Needmore Road exit ramp early Thursday morning.
According to officials, the pursuit started around 1:45 a.m. at the 55 milemarker.
The Ohio Highway State Patrol are handling with assistance from Dayton police.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 12:44 AM
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Published: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 4:33 PM
Updated: Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 5:37 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.
A electrical fire that started in the basement of a residence on Pinehurst Avenue has been extinguished, according to Dayton District Fire Chief Adam Landis.
No injuries were reported. He estimated the damage at $10,000.
Landis also said the cause of the fire is under investigation and the residents will be able to stay in their house.