Wheelchair dance troupe perform tribute for friend who died

Updated: Thursday, September 01, 2016 @ 9:21 AM
Published: Thursday, January 21, 2016 @ 5:09 PM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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A video of an Ohio dance troupe's tribute performance is garnering lots of attention on the Internet.

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The video shows Revere Dance Studio's Wonders on Wheels (WOW) team dancing to Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On."

The tribute performance was in honor of one the dancers who died unexpectedly last year.

"We unexpectedly lost one of our dancers back in September" Tracey Burgoon, owner and choreographer at the Revere Dance Studio told WCPO. "It was actually the week we were starting back up. We were going to start back up the week she passed away."

Since then, the team has been rehearsing the choreography for the performance, which took place on Sunday. It was the first performance without their friend and fellow dancer, Katie.

The all-girl troupe, whose members range between 6 and 27, chose to the song because Katie loved Celine Dion.  

"Her favorite singer was Celine Dion," Burgoon said. "She loved ballet, so we decided to make this song a tribute to her." 

In the performance, six WOW members were joined by 14 "shadow" dancers, girls who volunteer their time to dance alongside the team and help the girls move across the dance floor.

"They help them maneuver when they can't move their arms," Burgoon said. "We just really try to work with them. It's just as important for the 'shadow' to work with the girls."

Burgoon told People there's a waiting list of dancers who want to volunteer their time with the program, which meets twice per month and is free for participants. 

Over six million people have viewed the video of the performance on Facebook. 

Check out our WOW Team and their shadows.
Posted by Revere Dance Studio on Saturday, January 9, 2016

Female officers are rarely involved in deadly police shootings

Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 11:13 AM
Published: Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 10:44 AM
By: Matt Picht

            Female officers are rarely involved in deadly police shootings
(Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Since 2005, 77 police officers have been charged with manslaughter or murder over an on-duty shooting. Only three of those officers were women.

Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby is the most recent woman to face charges; she was accused of first-degree manslaughter Thursday after she fatally shot Terrence Crutcher.

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But Shelby's case is rare. The New York Times reports female officers are estimated to be responsible for only a handful of the approximately 1,000 people killed by police officers each year.

That's partly because there aren't many women in policing. A 2010 survey from the Bureau of Justice Statistics found women make up only 15 percent of the force in large local police departments.

But even proportionately, female police officers have been found to use less force and incur fewer excessive force complaints then their male counterparts.

Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker says female cops are "more likely to control the situation with voice and presence than any kind of physical tool."

If Shelby is found guilty of manslaughter, it'll be a rare verdict. The other two on-duty female officers who faced similar charges since 2005 were not convicted.

Snag free Krispy Kreme doughnuts Monday for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 9:40 AM
Published: Monday, September 19, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Yes, there's an International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

And the best way to celebrate it is to dress up like a marauder and get free food.

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 For all who "speak ye pirate," Krispy Kreme is offering a free original glazed doughnut. Those who dress like a pirate will receive a dozen free glazed doughnuts.

According to the doughnut chain, customers must include at least three of the following elements: 

  • Eye patch
  • Pirate hat
  • Pirate flag
  • Bandana
  • Peg leg
  • Parrot on shoulder
  • Pirate shirt or loose white shirt
  • Knickers
  • Leather belt
  • Silver and gold necklaces and earrings
  • Pirate hook
  • Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals

SnapChat users can also use a custom Krispy Kreme Snapchat pirate filter to "dress up," according to the event page. Customers who present a photo with the pirate filter can also qualify for a dozen original glazed doughnuts.  

In addition to the chance to score freebies, Krispy Kreme is offering the Pirate Doughnut, a filled doughnut decorated with a pirate face. Another doughnut, the Skull and Crossbones Doughnut, is topped with chocolate icing and finished with white icing and a skull candy piece.

The deal is valid at all chain locations in the U.S. and Canada only on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Sept. 19.

Long John Silver's is offering a similar deal. Customers who talk like a pirate will receive a free fish tender or a piece of chicken, and those who dress like a pirate will receive a free two-piece fish or chicken basket.

Posted by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dress like a pirate on 9/19/16 and get a FREE 2 Pc. Fish or Chicken Basket!
Posted by Long John Silver's on Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Clinton campaign responds to Trump's threat to bring Gennifer Flowers to debate

Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 8:13 AM
Published: Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 7:38 AM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

            Clinton campaign responds to Trump's threat to bring Gennifer Flowers to debate
5 Things You Didn't Know About the Presidential Debates

Hillary Clinton's campaign is firing back after rival Donald Trump threatened to bring a woman who had a relationship with former President Bill Clinton to Monday's presidential debate.

According to Politico, the Republican presidential nominee tweeted Saturday, "If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Jennifer [sic] Flowers right alongside of him!"

That tweet was later deleted and reposted with the correct spelling of Gennifer Flowers' name.

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Trump was responding to an earlier tweet from Cuban, a billionaire and Clinton supporter, who said he will be sitting in the front row at the debate.

>> See Cuban's tweet here

Flowers seemed game, writing, "Hi Donald. You know I'm in your corner and will definitely be at the debate!"

>> See her post here

Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri slammed Trump in a statement. 

"Hillary Clinton plans on using the debate to discuss the issues that make a difference in people's lives," Palmieri said, according to Politico. "It's not surprising that Donald Trump has chosen a different path."

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The Associated Press reported that it was "unclear whether Flowers would actually attend."


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Suspect in Washington state mall shooting arrested

Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 7:45 AM
Published: Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 3:07 AM
By: KIRO7 – Seattle

The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody, authorities said Saturday.

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Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, was found and taken into custody about 6:30 p.m. PDT Saturday in connection with a deadly shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington on Friday night, police said. Authorities say the motive for the shooting, which left four females and one male dead, is unknown.

>> Who is Arcan Cetin, suspect in deadly Washington state mall shooting?

Washington State Patrol public information officer Sgt. Mark Francis tweeted an image of Cetin.

>> Washington state mall shooting: A timeline of events

Law enforcement staged a massive search over more than 20 hours for the suspect, initially described by witnesses as a young Hispanic male wearing black. Cetin wrote on his Facebook page that he is from Turkey.

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Authorities had said that a rifle had been found at the scene.

The FBI was assisting local authorities, but it said there was no evidence to point to terrorism

The Associated Press contributed to this report.