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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 12:31 PM
— A Dayton brewpub formally rolled out its new menu today, Friday Feb. 9, with items such as a “Pork Lord” sandwich and “Fun Guy in the Garden” mushroom dish among the highlights.
Fifth Street Brewpub’s new menu includes 24 new items, according to general manager Tanya Brock.
“We still have all of the great favorites,” Brock said. “But we added a large selection of new sandwiches and full-plate items, and some vegetarian and vegan options as well.”
The new dishes include an Eat Your Veggies stir-fry, and Fish Tacos that consist of smoked salmon with IPA-jalapeno slaw and citrus-lime sauce, served on a corn tortilla shell.
The Pork Lord sandwich boasts sliced ham and bacon topped with a fried egg, horseradish aioli and ghost pepperjack cheese, while the Fun Guy in the Garden consists of a grilled portobello mushroom cap stuffed with grilled peppers, onions and garlic, served on a bed of fresh spinach with mozzarella cheese and a balsamic drizzle.
Returning favorites include Salmon B.E.L.T., Henry Street Chips, Turkey Avo, and Ohio-raised beef burgers, Brock said.
Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 12:28 AM
— The Georgia jail that mistakenly released a convicted murderer said no one will be disciplined for what happened.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office realized a mistake was made after the murder victim's family saw the murderer on the streets.
"Sounds like somebody didn't relay the right information or didn't look," one DeKalb County resident said.
Jail officials said they didn't know Javoris Hurston had recently pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Fulton County.
"So, there's a murderer on the street again?" one resident asked.
Hurston had been free two days before a fugitive squad located him and put him back in jail.
DeKalb County officials realized the mistake after the family of murder victim, 51-year-old Barry Hawkins, saw Hurston on the streets and called wondering how he got out.
"I don't know this family, but I sympathize with them," said a mother who also lost a son to murder.
Hawkins was killed in 2015 in Atlanta. Hurston was arrested and was freed on bond. Soon after, he was arrested in DeKalb County on aggravated assault charges.
In June 2017, Hurston was returned to Fulton County, where he pleaded guilty to Hawkins’ killing and received a 20-year prison sentence.
Then he was sent back to the DeKalb County Jail to answer the aggravated assault charges. The charges were dropped Feb. 15. The jail then released Hurston.
DeKalb officials say Fulton County officials didn't send over the disposition of the murder case, so it released Hurston.
Fulton County officials are looking into what information it sent.
Residents feel bad for Hawkins’ family.
"My prayers go out to them because that’s not right. It is not right," Butler said.
The DeKalb jail says no procedural errors were made by its employees, so no one will be disciplined.
Hurston is back in the Fulton County Jail awaiting transfer to state prison.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:14 PM
— Over the years, much has been speculated about President Donald Trump’s hair, but he’s never admitted to having a reason for choosing his particular hairstyle other than the fact that it’s the way he “likes it.” However, on Friday, that all changed when he finally admitted to having a bald spot — and trying to hide it.
“Oh, I try like hell to hide the bald spot, folks. I work at it,” he told the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland. “It doesn’t look bad. Hey, we are hanging in, we are hanging in, we are hanging in there. Right? Together, we are hanging in.”
Trump’s honest take on his hair came after a video of him boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Feb. 2 revealed a bald spot on the back of his head when his signature mane was whipped by the gusty wind.
Trump’s hair has been a topic of conversation for years, and he has often talked about it himself. In a much-maligned interview on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” the late-night host was allowed to mess up then-candidate Trump’s hair to prove that it was real.
Trump has also made it clear multiple times that he doesn’t wear a wig or a “rug” as he’s called it. “As everybody knows, but the haters and losers refuse to acknowledge, I do not wear a ‘wig.’ My hair may not be perfect, but it’s mine,” he once wrote on Twitter.
“I do not wear a rug. My hair is 100 percent mine. No animals have been harmed in the creation of my hairstyle,” the former businessman quipped in his book, “Trump: How to Get Rich.”
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 10:58 PM
— The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a breakthrough blood test that can help detect concussions in adults.
It can be administered as soon as 15 minutes after the injury, but results take a few hours to produce.
According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury is a “serious public health problem in the United States.” In 2013 alone, there were about 2.8 million visits to emergency rooms for traumatic brain injury-related conditions. Of these, nearly 50,000 people died.
TBI is typically caused by a blow or bump to the head, or a by a head injury that disrupts the brain’s normal functioning. It can range from mild to severe. About 75 percent of TBIs that occur each year are assessed as mild TBIs or concussions.
Most patients with traumatic brain injury undergo a neurological exam, followed by a CT scan.
For their research, the FDA evaluated data on 1,947 individual blood samples from adults with suspected mild TBI or concussion and reviewed the product’s performance by comparing blood test results with CT scan results.
They found the blood test was 97.5 percent as effective in detecting concussion and 99.6 perfect as effective in ruling out the injury.
The test also costs as little as one-tenth as much as a CT scan.
"A blood test that accurately, reliably and consistently detects the presence of brain proteins that appear in the blood after a brain injury is a major advance," Dr. David Dodick, a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology who specializes in sports medicine and neurology, told CNN. Dodick was not involved in the study.
One of the challenges of diagnosing concussions is that the injury’s symptoms can occur at various times. For some, they appear instantly. Others may not experience symptoms for hours or even days.
Symptoms also vary from person to person. Some may experience light or noise sensitivity, or may lose balance.
“This is something that has been a long time coming,” Col. Dallas Hack, who was director of the Army’s Combat Casualty Care Research Program from 2008 to 2014 and is now retired, told the New York Times.
“The concept originally was that we would have something that medical personnel in the field would be able to use to assess whether somebody who had received a head injury needed a higher level of care,” Hack said.
A new blood test could within a few hours rule out concussion — or guide doctors to perform a full brain scan. https://t.co/VdCqvVdl9I— STAT (@statnews) February 21, 2018
But Dodick told CNN that researchers still need to better understand when brains have fully healed from trauma and how the protein biomarkers may actually affect prognosis. Additionally, it’s unclear whether or not the new test can determine subconcussive blows, hits to the head that don’t always cause symptoms but do cause brain injury.
Subconcussive or repeat blows are believed to lead to the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Over time, that damage may lead to personality changes, mood disorders and other behavioral issues.
"These occur much more often than actual concussions, especially in certain collision and contact sports,” Dodick told CNN.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 9:42 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An arrest has been made after a Memphis couple was found dead in an apartment that went up in flames Thursday afternoon.
Aareon Berryman, 18, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated arson, possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture or sell, and possession of ecstasy with the intent to manufacture or sell.
On Thursday afternoon, a Memphis Police Department officer said he heard multiple gunshots coming from an apartment complex located in the 3500 block of Tall Oaks Circle. Witnesses began yelling, "It's a robbery happening," he said.
Moments later, the officer said he found Berryman running northbound from an apartment unit engulfed in flames. After a short foot chase, Berryman was caught and taken into custody. Officers said they asked the suspect if anyone was still in the apartment.
Berryman said there were two other people inside the burning apartment where he "left them," police officials said.
The Memphis Fire Department arrived at the scene after being notified of the apartment fire. MFD found the body of Brandon Allen lying on the kitchen floor and the body Regina Allen in the back bedroom. They were pronounced dead on the scene.
The couple had just celebrated Regina's birthday four days ago.
Police said Berryman admitted to killing both victims, taking their property, and setting their apartment on fire.
The suspect allegedly had an AR-15, loaded handgun, 2 jars of marijuana, 3 plastic bags of marijuana, 3 prescription pill bottles, and a bottle of charcoal lighter fluid in his possession at the time of his arrest, authorities said.
Officials said 8 to 16 units were completely or partially burned out in the process. The total damage was estimated at $254,000 for the buildings and $76,000 worth of contents, according to MFD.