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Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 8:18 AM
An area man reported that he shot himself with his own gun during a car accident in Dayton on Tuesday.
Dayton Police received a call about a hit and run accident around 1:21 a.m. Tuesday. When police arrived to Grandview Medical Center, the officer noticed a red Pontiac Grand Am with heavy damage and deployed air bags parked in the emergency room lot, according to a police report.
The officer spoke to the driver of the car who said he had lost control of his vehicle near West Stewart Street and struck a telephone pole.
One of two passengers told the officer that he had been cleaning his gun in his lap in the front seat of the car when the weapon “went off” and struck his left hand. Police checked the vehicle and found a bullet hole pointing inward, indicating that a bullet entered the car from the outside, according to a police report.
The driver of the car then contradicted the passenger’s story, telling police that three of four gunshots rang out when he picked up the passenger. The driver said the gunshots startled him, causing him to lose control of his car, according to a police report.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 4:22 AM
OYMYAKON, Russia — As Americans continue to brave the winter weather, photos from a remote village in Russia might make them count their blessings that it’s not worse.
According to the experts, Oymyakon in Siberia is the world’s coldest permanently inhabited area. Recent temperatures came in at a bone-chilling -62°C, or -79.6°F.
Oymyakon bottoms out at -62C or -80F. Now that is cold https://t.co/WY9OQvcwVY— Jim Edds (@ExtremeStorms) January 15, 2018
Bit colder than usual in Siberia over next few days. Watch some stations like Oymyakon for -70°F pic.twitter.com/nt9PUa5WUo— Ryan Maue | weather.us (@RyanMaue) January 14, 2018
In fact, it was so cold that the town’s thermometer broke.
That's what happens when the temperature reaches -79°F in Oymyakon, Russia. pic.twitter.com/pXR1Z7NKtI— Dose (@dose) January 15, 2018
A few pictures have indicated that bundling up is no match for the weather.
Anyone moaning about the weather...could be worse, this is village of Oymyakon in Russia where it is currently -62c!!!! pic.twitter.com/6RONaURGSh— Greigsy (@Greigsy) January 16, 2018
Despite this, the weather certainly hasn’t deterred the adventurous.
As temperatures sink to -60C in Yakutia, heroic Chinese tourists take a swim!— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times) January 15, 2018
Amazing scenes as Russia’s iciest region of Yakutia plunges to near record lows, and even the thermometer in the world’s coldest village breaks downhttps://t.co/UpCiM5WIZg pic.twitter.com/1lpqOgEFu8
It would seem that besides the thermometer, schools are the only other thing truly feeling the effects of the cold temperatures.
Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 2:26 PM
— Jerry Miller’s daughter was taken from him shortly after she was born in 1978 in Covington, Kentucky.
At that time, he was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, and his chances of recovery were slim, according to WAVE.
His wife was 17 years old the newborn would be too much to take care of, so she was given up for adoption.
Over the years, Miller remarried. He had three children and moved to Hanover, Indiana, according to WAVE.
But he never forgot about the baby he held for 30 minutes that day nearly 40 years ago. He tried to find her, using private detectives. His last hope was social media.
"Please everyone share this,” his daughter wrote in a post that has since been made private on Facebook. “My dad is looking for a daughter that was adopted while he was very ill and was unable to gain custody in 1978.”
The post went viral, and media groups also shared the story.
"If she doesn't see it, I'll probably go to my grave regretting it,” Miller told WAVE. "Wondering if she's dead or alive. If somebody is taking care of her the right way.”
Miller stopped wondering Sunday, when they reconnected.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 8:29 AM
TROTWOOD — A school bus was involved in a crash today.
Around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, a crash involving a Dayton school bus was reported on Lorimer Street at Lensdale Avenue in Trotwood. Damage was reportedly minor, according to initial reports.
Twelve students were on the bus at the time. None of them were injured.
A Trotwood fire official on scene said it involved a car and bus, with minor damage to the car and no visible damage to the bus.
The driver of the car was transported to a hospital to have her arm checked.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — I’m sorry. A what?
Texans who woke up to a frozen windshield this morning proved that creativity strikes at odd times. Not everyone in warmer regions has the foresight to buy an ice scraper for the off chance that they might one day actually need it.
Or not everyone’s dad has insisted having one in the glove compartment could “one day save your life.”
Accordingly, on an oddly icy Texas morning, the state’s residents are forced to get creative.
Just among the Austin American-Statesman’s newsroom staff, reported ice scraper substitutes included: a drawer’s worth of spatulas, several credit cards, a plastic cup and a plastic level.
A little research shows we weren’t far off some common stand-ins:
Check out what some other Texans have resorted to:
I used a kayak paddle as an ice scraper this morning. If you live in Austin and drive to work. What did you use? If answer is ice scraper, well, good for you.— Mose Buchele (@MoseBuchele) January 3, 2018
Other tips for de-icing your windshield include idling your car (but that could be illegal in some parts of the country), spraying your window with either a saltwater solution or an alcohol solution or sprinkling salt on it directly.
You should not use hot (or even lukewarm) water to melt the ice on your windshield. The difference in temperature can shock the glass and cause it to crack.