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Man froze to death at a bus stop in Cincinnati, group says

Published: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 @ 2:51 PM

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A homeless man froze to death early Tuesday morning at a bus stop downtown, according to the leaders of a local organization. 

Ken Martin has worked as a volunteer for and received assistance from Maslow's Army, according to a post from Sam and Susan Landis, co-founders of Maslow's Army. 

The organization's account lines up with a report from Cincinnati police, which said officers were dispatched to government square at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday with the report of a man unconscious. The man was "determined to have died from unknown cause and there was nothing suspicious at the scene," according to Sgt. Eric Franz.

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"We met Ken on our first Sunday outreach on Fountain Square almost one year ago," the Landis' Facebook post said. "He was inspired to get his life together and began taking steps towards self improvement. For well over five months, Kenny continued to serve with Maslow's Army during our Sunday outreach and he was able to show others that change is possible through his personal testimony."  

In May, WCPO reporter Lucy May interviewed Martin for a story on Maslow's Army. Martin told May that, before Maslow's Army, "he was living in a doorway or under a bridge." He said he experienced homelessness for four and a half years prior to finding Maslow's Army. 

Martin the organization helped restore his self-respect and dignity. At the time of the interview, he was four months sober and had housing.

SWAT on scene in Fairfield Twp. after ‘domestic’ incident

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 6:05 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 6:30 PM



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UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.

A home is surrounded tonight during a SWAT standoff in the 1800 block of Pater Avenue, just north of the intersection at Imlay Avenue.

Law enforcement can be heard periodically over a loudspeaker ordering a suspect to come out of a home with hands up.

A crowd of people who live in the area are watching the situation. One woman said the family involved in the standoff has only lived in the house for a couple months, and that two children are reportedly inside the home. 

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A SWAT standoff is underway tonight in Fairfield Twp.

Police were called at 4 p.m. to the 1800 block of Pater Avenue for a “domestic” incident, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s special weapons and tactics team is on scene for a suspect who reportedly won’t come outside a home.

There is no information about what led to the incident. However, dispatch said it is not connected to a shooting on Saturday afternoon in the Walmart parking lot, 3201 Princeton Road, in Fairfield Twp.

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In that case, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg during what police said was an attempted drug transaction that involved another male between the ages of 16 and 19. The suspect remains at large.

John Coleman, The Weather Channel founder, dead at 83

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 5:39 PM

CORRECTS THAT COLEMAN IS AT RIGHT, NOT LEFT - In this July 30, 1981 photo,  John Coleman, weather channel founder, right, and Frank Batten, publisher of the Norfolk, Va., Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star, and chairman and chief executive of Landmark Communications, Inc., are seen during a news conference in New York. John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel and longtime KUSI weatherman, died Saturdaty night, Jan. 20, 2018, at home in Las Vegas, said his wife Linda Coleman. He was 83.  (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)
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CORRECTS THAT COLEMAN IS AT RIGHT, NOT LEFT - In this July 30, 1981 photo, John Coleman, weather channel founder, right, and Frank Batten, publisher of the Norfolk, Va., Virginian-Pilot and Ledger-Star, and chairman and chief executive of Landmark Communications, Inc., are seen during a news conference in New York. John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel and longtime KUSI weatherman, died Saturdaty night, Jan. 20, 2018, at home in Las Vegas, said his wife Linda Coleman. He was 83. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler, File)(Marty Lederhandler/AP)

John Coleman, who helped found and develop The Weather Channel, died Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 83.

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Coleman, a longtime weatherman, innovated the position when he started at Good Morning America, according to the Washington Post. 

Coleman started The Weather Channel in 1981 with Joseph D’Aleo. Coleman left the network and continued forecasting on stations in New York and Chicago. He last worked in San Diego until he retired in 2014, according to the Washington Post

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Trotwood police investigate assault that shuts down road

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 4:46 PM

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Trotwood police are investigating an assault Sunday near Meadowdale Elementary School.

Crews were dispatched at 2:40 p.m. to Goldenrod Court in Trotwood on a report of a suspicious circumstance involving a vehicle. 

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The investigation shut down Goldenrod Court at Thompson Drive.

Police on scene said it was an assault, but did not discuss the nature of the assault or whether anyone was taken to the hospital. 

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

Service dog, Pluto have magical meeting at Walt Disney World

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 5:41 PM

A service dog met Pluto recently. (Photo courtesy Julian Gavino)
A service dog met Pluto recently. (Photo courtesy Julian Gavino)

What happens when you meet your favorite Disney character for the first time?

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Check out what happened Friday night when Atlas, a service dog, saw Pluto for the very first time up close at Walt Disney World.

With his friend recording, Julian Gavino took his Golden Retriever to meet Pluto Friday night at Epcot.

Gavino told ABC News until this past week, Atlas only knew of Pluto as a giant stuffed doll, because he has one at home that "he loves so much."

But the two hit off when they met as real live dogs.

Gavino posted the video on Facebook and wrote "Atlas was more than excited to meet his best pal look alike."

Gavino, who lives in the Sarasota area, has taken his service dog to Disney about once a week since he got him from New Horizons Service Dogs in Orange City, Florida.