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Man tells police he accidentally shot himself, causing a car crash

Published: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 8:18 AM

            A man told Dayton Police on Tuesday that he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun in the passenger seat of a car.
A man told Dayton Police on Tuesday that he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun in the passenger seat of a car.

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.

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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.

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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.

The car has since been towed to an evidence garage for processing.

Eyelashes freeze, thermometer breaks as -62°C temperatures hit world's coldest village

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 4:22 AM

World's Coldest Village Drops to -79.6°F

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.

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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.

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In fact, it was so cold that the town’s thermometer broke.

A few pictures have indicated that bundling up is no match for the weather.

Despite this, the weather certainly hasn’t deterred the adventurous.

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It would seem that besides the thermometer, schools are the only other thing truly feeling the effects of the cold temperatures.

(H/T Twitter)

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Man finds daughter after putting her up for adoption nearly 40 years ago

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 2:26 PM

40 Years After Putting Daughter Up for Adoption, Father Finds Her Again

Jerry Miller’s daughter was taken from him shortly after she was born in 1978 in Covington, Kentucky. 

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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. 

Dayton school bus with kids inside involved in crash

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 8:29 AM

A crash involving a Dayton school bus was reported on Lorimer Street at Lensdale Avenue in Trotwood on Wednesday morning.

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.

Bitter cold today; warm up on the way

Twelve students were on the bus at the time. None of them were injured. 

Trotwood school bus crash on Lorimer Street, Jan. 17, 2018. MARSHALL GORBY/STAFF

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.

The crash investigation is still underway.

What to use as an ice scraper when you definitely don’t have one

Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

5 Things You Should Not Leave In Your Car During Cold Weather

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.

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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. 

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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:

  • Spatula These things can do more than flip your burger. If you’re worried about scratching your window opt for plastic.
  • CDs Render that physical copy of an album you’re probably embarrassed you bought even more obsolete by using it to remove the ice from your windshield.
  • Credit cards A quick Google search proves credit cards the most popular ice scraper alternative. 
  • Plastic dustpan Makes for easy cleanup, too. 
  • Kayak paddle Austinites love to kayak, right?

Check out what some other Texans have resorted to:

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.

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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.