Reddish-colored rainbows spotted across the Miami Valley

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 9:19 PM

Red rainbows happen when the sun is on the horizon. They're created for much the same reason that a sunset or sunrise looks red – because...

Many WHIO viewers sent pictures of beautiful rainbows that were spotted across the Miami Valley Monday morning and then again during the evening. Most of the pictures were of reddish colored or rainbows. 

So why the unusual color? 

It turns out, it has a lot to do with the time the rainbows were spotted, which was around sunrise and then again around sunset. 

Rainbows appear when sunlight bends as it passes through airborne water droplets. Different parts of the light spectrum bend by different amounts, breaking the light into its individual color components and creating a colorful arc. 

The red color is because when the Sun is on the horizon, it looks red. When the Sun is on the horizon, its light is passing through more air to reach you because the atmosphere is curved. 

Air scatters away colors with shorter wavelengths (like blue), and the more air there is, the longer the wavelength that gets scattered. 

When the Sun is high, the blue is scattered most, and the sky looks blue. When the Sun is lower, green and even yellow and orange get scattered away, leaving the Sun looking red. 

Since predominantly red light gets through the air, that red light makes up the rainbow. 

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Three dead following small airplane crash in Franklin County, Ind.

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 3:43 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 7:41 AM

Credit:  Contributed WCPO
Credit: Contributed WCPO

A small airplane crashed Saturday near Hamburg Road in Franklin County, Indiana, resulting in three deaths according to Indiana State Highway Patrol and our partners at WCPO. 

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Indiana State Highway Patrol reports the plane originated in Kansas City, Missouri and stopped in Columbus, Indiana to refuel, before taking off for its final destination of Maryland.

The plane was privately owned and ISP reports that three people were inside the plane at the time of the crash around 9 p.m. Saturday behind a home on Hamburg Road.

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Police are still working to identify the victims and the investigation is being handed over to the FAA. Police say the initial cause of the crash has been attributed to engine failure. 

One dog also died in the crash, while a second dog survived and was evaluated by a veterinarian, according to our news partner WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

We will continue to bring you the latest updates in this developing story. 

Dayton man shot in hand during attempted robbery

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 6:06 AM

A 29-year-old Dayton man was shot in the hand Friday night around 9:40 p.m. during a robbery in the 2100 block of North Main Street according to a Dayton Police report.

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Police were called to Miami Valley Hospital after the gunshot victim was admitted to the emergency room for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right hand. 

The victim reported he was walking in an alley on his way back to his mother's home when a man in a black ski mask showed a silver handgun and said, "Give it up." 

The victim said he tried to disarm the suspect and as he reached for the gun he was shot and the suspect fled. 

The suspect was described as standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall, wearing a blue coat with white buttons and black shoes with a reflective or illuminated logo. 

Dayton Police are still investigating this crime and if you have any information you are asked to call 937-333-2677

Mercer Co. K-9 sniffs out marijuana in vacuum-sealed package

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 5:08 AM
Updated: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

Douglas T. Williams, Mercer County Sheriff's Office
Douglas T. Williams, Mercer County Sheriff's Office

A Mercer County K-9 found more than a pound of suspected marijuana during a vehicle search on Friday afternoon. 

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Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey reports that his deputies received a call of a disabled vehicle and upon further investigation found the sole occupant, Douglas T. Williams of Toledo, had an active felony warrant for possession of cocaine. 

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After Williams refused a search of his vehicle, a K-9 unit was called in and the K-9 eventually found the suspected marijuana in a vacuum-sealed package near the back seat. 

Williams was booked into the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility on an outstanding warrant and additional charges are being reviewed by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office.

Miamisburg lifts water boil advisory; more than 200 residences affected

Published: Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 7:44 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 11:00 PM

Miamisburg water main break

UPDATE @ 11 p.m. (Dec. 16)

The water boil advisory has been lifted and door hanger notifications are being distributed for residents who were affected.

The water main break was limited to residents in the area of North Heincke Road near Mary Francis Court, according to Gary Giles, city public information officer.

UPDATE @11 a.m. (Dec. 15)

A boil advisory in effect for Miamisburg remains in effect.

Those under the advisory will receive a second door hanger notice when the boil advisory expires.

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UPDATE @ 7:51 p.m.: The break has been repaired and service should be restored shortly, city PIO Gary Giles said.

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A water main break on North Heincke Road, near Mary Francis Court, in Miamisburg has caused more than 200 homes and apartments to lose water service, city Public Information Office Gary Giles said. 

In a statement released minutes ago, affected residences will get a door hanger notice. The boil water advisory will be in effect at least 24 hours. Repair crews are on site. 

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A second door hanger notice will be delivered when the advisory expires. 

Heincke Road has not been closed to traffic, Giles said. 

We'll update this developing report as information becomes available. 

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