Bitter cold air here to stay awhile

Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

Some clouds will arrive late, but it will remain dry. Temperatures will fall to near zero overnight, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Temperatures back to near zero tonight
  • Chance for snow returns to end the week
  • Another blast of arctic air for the New Year

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Thursday at a Glance(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

DETAILED FORECAST

Thursday: Skies will be mostly cloudy through the day. It will remain cold with highs in the upper teens to near 20 degrees.

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Friday: Expect cloudy skies with a chance for flurries or snow showers, mainly north and more likely toward evening. Temperatures will rise into the middle 20s, and it will become blustery.

Frigid Pattern Locked In: No major warm-up in sight(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

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Saturday: Scattered snow showers are expected, mainly early in the day. Snow accumulation of around 1” will be possible. It will be blustery and colder again with highs only in the middle teens and wind chills falling back below zero.

New Year's Eve Forecast(Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell)

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

New Year’s Eve: A mix of sun and clouds is expected Sunday with high temperatures only in the lower teens. There will be a chance for some passing flurries. Temperatures at night will fall back into the single digits to near zero.

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New Year’s Day: Temperatures will start near or below zero on Monday with highs only in the lower teens despite mostly sunny skies.

Car destroyed, driver jailed after crash in Dayton

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:51 AM

A car was destroyed and a driver escaped serious injury following a crash in Dayton early Friday morning.

Police said the car crashed into an RTA pole in the 900 block of South Smithville Road around 3 a.m. The driver was found at the Speedway about a block away from the crash scene.

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The driver was taken to Montgomery County Jail on outstanding warrants. He was cited for failure to control, police said.

Police said the driver doesn’t own the car, but they are trying to determine who does.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

WATCH: Tow truck driver runs onto freeway to avoid being crushed by car

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

A tow truck driver working to load a crashed vehicle was nearly hit by another car that lost control in slick conditions.

On Wednesday morning, the tow truck driver was working to load a vehicle that had been involved in a crash onto a truck. 

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A Michigan State Police officer was behind the tow truck, and on cruiser cam, the officer can be heard asking for another cruiser to block the I-96 on-ramp. A moment later, the cruiser cam captures footage of a car losing control on the ramp, crashing into the tow truck.

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The tow truck driver was able to run onto the freeway at the last moment, avoiding being crushed by the car.

The car that lost control ended up on top of the car that was being loaded.  The at-fault driver was cited.

No one was hurt.

No injuries from apartment fire on Summit Square Drive in Dayton

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:28 PM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:16 AM

SCENE: Crews fighting fire in apartment on Summit Square

UPDATE @ 12:12 a.m.: An arson investigator has been called to the scene of the apartment fire in the 800 block of Summit Square Drive. 

Dayton Fire Capt. Brad Baldwin said crews arrived to find heavy fire on the first floor of a unit and at least two people had climbed out of a second-floor window before crews arrived. 

The fire affected three apartments -- flames damaged one, smoke got into the adjoining units. 

One of the occupants said she heard "popping and cracking" coming from the kitchen, Baldwin said. 

No injuries were reported, he said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are dealing with a fire in the 800 block of Summit Square Drive in Dayton. 

Dayton crews were dispatched just after 11 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire. 

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We're hearing they arrived to find heavy flames in a first-floor unit. There are no reports of injuries. 

We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.

17 abandoned cats rescued from Wilmington apartment, humane official says

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:02 AM

(Courtesy/Fayette County Regional Humane Society)
(Courtesy/Fayette County Regional Humane Society)

Seventeen cats, most of them feral and unsocial, were rescued from a Wilmington apartment, where they had been abandoned.

Fayette County Regional Humane Society agents were called to the complex, in the 800 block of Xenia Avenue, to help Wilmington police because neither the Clinton County Humane Society nor the Wilmington Area Humane Society has humane agents, Brad Adams, Fayette County humane agent and outreach director, said in a prepared statement. 

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Seventeen cats were found and removed by the humane agents. 

According to FRHS Veterinary Technician and Humane Agent Danyel Bageant, most of the cats were feral and unsocial, clawing at agents. 

(Courtesy/Fayette County Regional Humane Society)

"Fortunately the cats had healthy body conditions and access to food and water inside of the apartment upon our arrival," Bageant said.

The cats that are candidates for the FRHS adoption program will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, tested for FeLV/FIV, rabies vaccinated, flea treated, and micro-chipped.

A Humane Agent has been in contact with the investigating officer of the Wilmington Police Department since the removal. 

A suspect has been identified and reports have been submitted to the Clinton County prosecutor for charges.