Motorcyclist seriously injured in downtown Hamilton crash

Published: Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 7:36 AM
Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 12:56 PM

A 55-year-old woman involved in a crash in downtown Hamilton this morning is being treated at an area hospital for serious injuries, according to Hamilton police.

Hamilton police and fire department units were dispatched to the intersection of High Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at 7:18 a.m. to aid victims.

The woman, who is from Arcanum, was driving a motorcycle south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and hit a car at the intersection, according to Sgt. Ed Buns, a spokesman for the Hamilton Police Department.

She was not wearing a helmet and sustained what are described as serious head injuries, Buns said.

On the arrival of officers, the woman was found laying in the intersection. She is listed as being in critical condition at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The driver of the car is a 64-year-old Hamilton woman.

Names are not being released until family members are notified, Buns said.

Traffic was shut down at the busy intersection, but lanes were reopened around 8:15 a.m. today.

The crash remains under investigation, Buns said. At this time, no charges have been filed.

Witnesses may call Buns or Hamilton police officer Mike Coleman at 513-868-5811.

7 things to know now: Manchester bomber; Trump meets pope; bodies found in Everest tent; Jon Stewart

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 7:00 AM

Renee Rachel Black, right, is comforted by Sadiq Patel  in front of flower tributes at Albert Square central Manchester, England Wednesday May 24 2017. Police confirmed that more than 20 people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the  Manchester Arena late Monday evening. Britons will find armed troops at vital locations Wednesday after the official threat level was raised to its highest point. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
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Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and the world today.

What to know now:

1. Suspected bomber named: Police in England said Tuesday that Salman Abedi, 22, was the suicide bomber who killed 22 and injured nearly 60 when he detonated a bomb at an arena in Manchester. Abedi did not act alone when he attacked the crowd as they left a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande, the country’s home secretary said. Manchester police have arrested four men in connection with the bombing.

2. Trump meets pope: President Donald Trump met and exchanged gifts with Pope Francis Wednesday. The two had never met in person but exchanged tweets during the past year. Pope Frances attacked Trump’s plan for a wall along the U.S./Mexico border, and Trump said the pope “would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been President” if and when the Vatican is attacked by the Islamic State group.

3. Brennan testifies: John Brennan, the former director of the CIA, told Congress Tuesday that he personally told Russian officials to stop meddling in the U.S. election. Brennan said he could not say whether anyone in Trump’s campaign had colluded with Russian officials, but he warned the Russians amid growing concerns over their contacts with people in Trump’s campaign.

4. Bodies found in tent: The bodies of four climbers were found inside a tent on Mount Everest Wednesday, according to authorities in Nepal. The tent had been pitched at the highest camp on the mountain. The bodies were discovered when a team of rescuers arrived to remove the body of a Slovak climber who died over the weekend. Ten people have died on Everest this climbing season.

5. No Jon Stewart show: HBO will not be producing a new show from comedian Jon Stewart. The show, a short-form digital animated project, proved to be too difficult to produce and distribute “given the quick turnaround and topical nature of the material," a joint statement from Stewart and HBO read. The statement said the network has other projects planned with Stewart.

And one more
Sean Hannity said Tuesday that he would no longer talk about the 2016 shooting death of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee employee. The move came after Fox News removed a story about Rich’s death from its website, claiming "it was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting." The report suggested a link between Rich and the publication by WikiLeaks of thousands of emails from the DNC. Hannity had talked about Rich’s death but said he would no longer do that after Rich’s family requested that he stop.

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Eroding bank pushes house into river

Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 9:18 PM

The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office posted the photo of the house that slipped this week into the Sanpoli River, a tributary of the Columbia River.

An eroding bank pushed a house into water near eastern Washington’s Columbia River – in an area where the season is just beginning for frequent slides and flooding. 

The soil in Ferry County, Washington, is unstable after the historically large 2015 wildfire season, and with the mix of heavy rain and snow – residents have already experienced road-closing landslides and flooding. Read a list of current road closures here.

The Ferry County Sheriff’s Office posted the photo of the house that slipped this week into the Sanpoli River, a tributary of the Columbia River.

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Washington State Department of Transportation photos show washed out bridges and crumbling roads. Even roads intact are creating issues as a Washington State Patrol trooper reported multiple vehicles slid off State Route 20 due to slick road conditions.

A state of emergency has been declared by the Okanogan County commissioners in response to the damage, according to The Omak-Okanogan Chronicle.

WSDOT and local public agencies are working to preserve and repair roadways.

Massive landslide blocks scenic California highway

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 7:10 AM

In this aerial photo taken Monday, May 22, 2017 provided by John Madonna showing a massive landslide along California's coastal Highway 1 that has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt. A swath of the hillside gave way in an area called Mud Creek on Saturday, May 20, covering about one-third of a mile, half a kilometer, of road and changing the Big Sur coastline. (John Madonna via AP)
John Madonna/AP

Part of California’s famed Pacific Coast Highway is covered in dirt and rocks after a landslide covered the highway near Big Sur.

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Many believe that PCH is one of the country’s most scenic drives in the country, but more than a million tons of dirt has buried between a quarter to a third of a mile of California State Route 1 in about 35 feet of dirt, CNN reported.

The landslide also fell into the ocean.

The highway has been closed, and officials are not sure when it will reopen.

No one was injured in the landslide. Officials had closed the highway before the slide because crews had been trying to remove dirt from an earlier slide. Work had been stopped, and equipment had been removed before this weekend’s slide because of threats of more landslides, CNN reported.

Dayton’s highest paid city employees: I-Team Payroll Project

Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Dayton’s deputy city manager Stanley Earley. Staff photo

The city of Dayton paid 90 employees more than $100,000 last year, compared to 68 the year before, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees.

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Local governments make payroll with your money, which is why the I-Team has assembled and made available a searchable database of pay for public employees.

The city’s second highest paid employee last year was Stanley Earley, who left the city in March to take a job with Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earley’s pay included a $130,433 payout through the city’s “executive savings plan.”

RELATED: Large payouts go to Dayton city execs

Earley also received $8,729 for unused vacation, which employees can cash out upon separation. This is less than police Maj. David Wolford, who cashed out $17,214 in unused vacation pay and $29,450 in sick leave; or police Lt. Kenneth Beall who cashed out $19,968 in vacation and $21,632 in sick leave.

An I-Team investigation this year found the ability to cash out unused sick and vacation leave is a rare perk in the private sector, though local governments are on the hook for tens of millions of dollars worth of these payments.

SPECIAL REPORT: Taxpayers on hook for $444M in unused state worker leave

The five highest paid Dayton employees last year were:

1. Shelley Dickstein, city manager: $184,649

2. Stanley Earley, deputy city manager/chief financial officer: $181,327

3. Tammi Clements, deputy city manager: $146,780

4. Terrence Slaybaugh, director of aviation: $142,371

5. Richard Biehl, police chief: $141,035