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Gun store owner shoots, kills armed robber, police say

Published: Monday, December 26, 2016 @ 6:14 PM
Updated: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 @ 10:14 AM
By: Ross Cavitt - WSB-TV

            Gun store owner shoots, kills armed robber, police say
Gun Store Owner Shoots and Kills Armed Robber

A gun store owner shot and killed a man attempting to rob his store Monday morning, according to police.

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The owner of Dixie Gun and Pawn in Cobb County was preparing to open the store when two men with ski masks and guns came in, police said. Police said the owner pulled out his gun and fired, hitting one of the gunmen.

The second gunman took off into a nearby Mableton neighborhood, according to police. Police are still searching for that man, and they believe he is armed.

Donald Trump is the new president and local residents saw it happen in person

Published: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4:37 PM
Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4:38 PM
By: Lynn Hulsey

4:20 p.m.

Area residents are in Washington D.C. now for the inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president on Friday.

They are sharing comments, pictures and video about this moment in history that they are getting to experience first hand.

“I thought his speech was great,” said Clayton Councilman Kenneth Henning. “Time for the nation to come together as one for jobs, youth, security, education.”

“Outstanding speech,” said Scott Naill, a teacher from Clark County. “Straight to the point. It was uplifting knowing his goal is putting Americans back to work.”

Jet Express President Kevin Burch said he liked what Trump said about hiring Americans and buying American, bringing back jobs and repairing infrastructure.

“I really loved the speech. It had a clear vision,” Burch said. “As a small businessman I feel President Trump ‘gets it.’”

Local residents sent many photos from the events both last night and today. Here’s a sampling of the sights they saw during inauguration festivities.

 1 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s speech resonated with the crowd, said State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, who was in D.C. for the event.

Antani said the crowd around him was nodding, clapping and saying “yes” as Trump spoke, drawing himself as an outsider who would bring change to Washington. “Restoring American exceptionalism, putting America first, making America great again: I think that really resonated with the crowd here and I think it’s what people want from their president,” Antani said. “I think that really hit home with people.”

12:28 p.m.

Donald J. Trump is now president. His speech was filled with many of the same themes as his campaign.

“We the citizens of the America are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people,” Trump said after taking the oath of office. 

“January 20 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again,” he said.

Trump was sworn in as 45th president by Chief Justice John Roberts.

State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, was there to hear Trump speak.

“I was very impressed with President Trump's inaugural address,” Antani said. “He spoke about restoring American exceptionalism and helping every American, the same things he did on the campaign trail. A lot of Ohioans are disenchanted with Washington, but President Trump's inaugural address sought to restore their hope for our country.”


Mike Pence just took the oath of office and is now the nation’s vice president. 

“It’s amazing. I will never forget this day,” said Preble County Commissioner Rodney Creech, who is at the inauguration.

Now Donald Trump is taking the oath of office.

11:27 a.m

"Absolutely history in the making! Everyone around us are so excited to be here.. Meeting supporters from all across the country who are are true Americans!” said Scott Naill, a teacher from Clark County who is at the inauguration with his wife, Toni.

Friday dawned rainy but people were ready with rain gear, including protesters.“It is very energetic!! The protesters are proclaiming resistance to the system and speaking for protection of rights!” Ramey said. “There have been a few incidents where opposition has occurred between a protester and trump supporter. Arguments have been contained. People have expressed sincere passion for what they believed on both sides.”

Preble County Commissioner Rodney Creech is there with his wife, Preble County Recorder Jeanne Creech. 

“Man this is cool,” said Preble County Commissioner Rodney Creech, who was on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. Thursday afternoon.

He said security was very tight.

“Has to be the safest place in America right now,” Creech said.

Michael D. Ramey, a senior business student at Wright State University, was taking lots of pictures Thursday afternoon.

“It’s been relatively peaceful,” said Ramey, 22, of Franklin. “There was a peaceful protester whose sign was taken from him and thrown in the fountain by Trump supporters.”

Earlier in the day Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

Trump also addressed the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial.

On Friday the inaugural ceremony will be followed by a parade and multiple galas and balls.

We have teams of reporters and photographers in Washington and here in Ohio covering all aspects of the inauguration.

Thank you to my wonderful team of local residents who were in Washington D.C. for the inauguration who sent me photos and comments: State Rep. Niraj Antani, R-Miamisburg, Clayton Councilman Kenneth Henning, Wright State senior Michael D. Ramey, Preble County Commissioner Rodney Creech, Jet Express President Kevin Burch, Scott Naill of Clark County, former Butler Twp. Trustee Nick Bursky, and Teri Schoch of Dayton

Inauguration of Donald Trump: Protesters, police clash

Published: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4:04 PM
Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 4:20 PM
By: Theresa Seiger - Cox Media Group National Content Desk

            Inauguration of Donald Trump: Protesters, police clash
Protesters React at Trump Inauguration

Police and protesters clashed Friday morning as activists took to the streets in opposition to the inauguration of Donald Trump.

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In downtown Washington, police wearing bright yellow jackets confronted protesters wearing all black with what appeared to be pepper spray, The Associated Press reported. The activists carried signs denouncing capitalism and Trump.

Videos posted to social media showed protesters smashing the windows of nearby businesses and throwing trash cans into the street. About 100 protesters chanting, "Hands up, don't shoot" were cordoned off by police, according to the AP. 

A helicopter hovered overhead.

"No KKK, no fascist USA, no Trump," activists chanted as they carried signs down 7th Street.

Police said a group was seen marching south in northwest Washington around 10:30 a.m. As they traveled, some protesters broke off from the group to vandalize nearby businesses.

>> Related: Photos: Activists, police clash on Donald Trump's inauguration day

"More specifically, the group damaged vehicles, destroyed the property of multiple businesses and ignited smaller, isolated fires while armed with crowbars (and) hammers," the Metropolitan Police Department said in a news release.

Officers met protesters near the intersection of 12th and L streets, where they arrested several protesters on charges of rioting.

Pepper spray was used on the activists and two officers suffered minor injuries "from coordinated attacks by members of the group that were attempting to avoid arrest," according to police. Multiple police vehicles were also damaged.

At one point, authorities deployed tear gas canisters to disperse protesters gathered in Franklin Square, according to the Washington Post.


Donald Trump inauguration protests Jan 20, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Malia Obama scores post-grad Hollywood internship

Published: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 3:40 PM
Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 3:48 PM

            Malia Obama scores post-grad Hollywood internship
CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama greets daughter Malia and first lady Michelle Obama on stage after delivering his farewell address at McCormick Place on January 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Though Malia Obama's may not take a political path like her father, her career endeavors are shaping up to be equally exciting.

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According to The New York Post, the eldest Obama daughter has secured an internship with film producer and Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein starting in February.

Weinstein has been a strong supporter of and donor to the Obama administration.

Malia, 18, is currently taking a gap year before beginning college at Harvard University in the fall.

She has shown a strong interest for the entertainment industry. In 2015, she interned with the HBO series "Girls." She has also worked as a production assistant in the CBS series "Extant."

Then-first lady Michelle Obama told People magazine in 2012 that "Malia has expressed some interest in filmmaking."

A look back at presidential inaugurations: Past performers, attendance numbers

Published: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 12:15 PM
Updated: Friday, January 20, 2017 @ 3:39 PM
By: Fiza Pirani - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

            A look back at presidential inaugurations: Past performers, attendance numbers
Past 10 Presidential Inaugurations

Presidential inauguration ceremonies didn't always mean booking A-list celebrity performers and garnering over a million attendees. 

In fact, former president George W. Bush attracted an approximate total of 700,000 attendees for both of his swearing-in ceremonies combined.

» Donald Trump's inauguration: Here's a list of Democrats who are not attending 

Up to 900,000 people were expected to attend President-elect Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony and inaugural parade on Friday, according to the D.C. Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Performers for Trump's inaugural ceremonies include "America’s Got Talent" finalist Jackie Evancho, American country music artist Lee Greenwood, rock group 3 Doors Down, singer Toby Keith, YouTube stars The Piano Guys, DJ Ravidrums, The Frontmen of Country and Jon Voight.

» Donald Trump's inauguration: What time, what channel, live-stream, schedule of events 

It's important to note that the exact number of attendees isn't so easy to count. For decades, the National Park Service provided official crowd estimates for gatherings on the National Mall, according to the Associated Press. But that changed after 1995. 

To come up with this compilation, we relied on news archives to give you the data.

So, how do Trump's attendance estimates and list of performers stack up against past presidential inaugurations?

Here’s a look back at the past 11:

Barack Obama, 2013

Attendance: Approximately 1 million attended Obama’s second inauguration, according to CNN.

Notable performers: Beyoncé and Kelly Clarkson

Barack Obama, 2009

Attendance: 1.8 million, according to CNN

Notable performers: U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, Aretha Franklin, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman

George W. Bush, 2005

Attendance: 400,000, according to the New York Times

Notable performers: Technical Sgt. Bradley Bennett, Denyce Graves, Susan Graham

George W. Bush, 2001

Attendance: 300,000, according to the New York Times

Notable performers: Staff Sgt. Alec T. Maly, Ricky Martin and Jessica Simpson

Bill Clinton, 1997

Attendance: "Hundreds of thousands" attended, according to the New York Times

Notable performers: Santita Jackson and the Resurrection Choir

Bill Clinton, 1992

Attendance: 250,000, according to the New York Times

Notable performers: Marilyn Horne

George H.W. Bush, 1989

Attendance: "Tens of thousands" attended, according to the New York Times

Notable performers: Staff Sgt. Alvy Powell

» Photos: George H. W. Bush through the years 

Ronald Reagan, 1985

Attendance: 140,000 attended, according to the New York Times

Notable performers: The U.S. Marine Band, Jesse Norman

» Photos: Remembering Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004 

Ronald Reagan, 1981

Attendance: 10,000, according to the New York Times

Notable performers: Juanita Booker (Frank Sinatra and Ethel Merman performed at balls)

Jimmy Carter, 1977

Attendance: More than 250,000 attended, according to New York Daily News 

Notable performers: Cantor Issac Goodfriend, U.S. Marine Band

» Photos: Jimmy Carter through the years 

Richard M. Nixon, 1973

Attendance: According to the New York Times, "thousands of persons" attended Nixon's second inauguration.

Notable performers: Ethel Ennis

President Richard M. Nixon, 1969

Attendance: 65,000 people attended, according to the Washington Post

Notable performers: Mormon Tabernacle Choir, U.S. Marine Band


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