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Newlyweds share first dance on shut down U.S. 35

Published: Saturday, November 26, 2016 @ 5:57 PM

Bride & Groom Dance On US 35 While Highway Shut Down

UPDATE @ 10 p.m.

A just-married couple on the way to their reception became trapped in traffic Saturday evening after a multiple-vehicle accident shut down the highway for nearly two hours.

Jeff and Rebecca Payne of Centerville celebrated their nuptials in Beavercreek and were on the way to their reception at Top of the Market, 32 Webster St., in downtown Dayton. That’s when they were stuck in the crash that took awhile for crews to clean up. Only one person was taken to a local hospital and no injuries were serious.

The couple used the time to share their first dance as a married couple, and strangers were taking photos and using the hashtag #rescuethepaynes on social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter. You can watch the couple’s special moment captured by videographer Levi Curby above.

UPDATE @ 7:40 p.m.

All westbound lanes of U.S. 35 are back open after they were shut down for nearly two hours tonight following a crash with up to five vehicles.

At least one person was taken to Miami Valley Hospital following a crash tonight that shut down the westbound lanes of U.S. 35 near the Steve Whalen Boulevard exit. No serious injuries were reported in the crash, and there were no fatalities, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

The crash shut down the westbound lanes beginning at shortly before 6 p.m.

UPDATE @ 6:10 p.m.

U.S. 35 W remains shut down at the Steve Whalen Boulevard exit.

The highway is blocked in the stretch between Interstate 675 and I-75 for the crash reported to involve five vehicles. We’re working to find out how many people are injured.


A multiple-vehicle injury crash this evening has shut down the westbound lanes of U.S. 35 in Dayton.

The crash was reported around 5:40 p.m. near the Steve Whalen Boulevard exit.

According to initial reports, as many as five vehicles were involved in the crash, with one car reported on its top.

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Some of Miami Valley to see rain, snow while others remain dry

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 5:37 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has the latest on who could see snow today and how warm we get tomorrow.


>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

We will be starting out in the 20s and will be mostly cloudy, according to Storm Center 7 meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Passing showers move in during the day mixing with snow and possibly some rain in the afternoon. The best chance for this is south of I-70. Snow totals will be limited and most of the Miami Valley won’t see any stick. Butler County is under a Winter Weather Advisory with possible snowfalls reaching 1 inch to 3 inches. The Dayton area might see a dusting on grassy surfaces. North of Dayton will have a pretty quite Saturday. It looks like the Miami Valley dodges the heaviest bands of snow which will stay south. Temperatures climb to around 40. Clouds decrease tonight and we drop to the mid 20s.


  • Most escape accumulating snow in Miami Valley
  • Dry and mild Sunday
  • Warmer next week with spring showers

>>5-Day Forecast


Sunday: It will be a beautiful end to the weekend. We will see highs in the mid to upper 40s. Dry and sunny!

Monday: We see a nice start to the new week with temperatures close to normal with highs in the low to mid 50s. Clouds increase in the evening.

Tuesday: Scattered rain showers will develop with highs in the upper 50s feeling mild and breezy.

Wednesday: Scattered showers continue in the morning. We will see some late day sunshine with highs around 60.

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Texas space lover says NASA photographed 'alien skeleton' on Mars

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

The surface of Mars.
NASA/Getty Images
The surface of Mars.(NASA/Getty Images)

A space enthusiast from Texas believes photographs taken by a NASA rover reveal an “alien skeleton” on Mars, KTRK reported.

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A person from Waxahachie said a group of what looks like rocks is actually the skull and spine of a possible Martian. 

The person filed a report with the Mutual UFO Network, which investigates UFO sightings in the United States and beyond, KTRK reported.

According to the report, the alleged skeleton was photographed by the Opportunity rover on Feb. 1 in Perseverance Valley on the west rim of Mars' Endeavour Crater.

The person who submitted the report to the UFO Network said a 3-D image revealed the bone detail of a spine, KTRK reported.

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March for Our Lives rallies taking place across the globe

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 9:07 AM

Victims of the Florida High School Mass Shooting

Marches and rallies are being held in the U.S. and around the world Saturday as part of the March for Our Lives event. The student-led movement is addressing the issues of gun violence and gun control, prompted by a series of deadly mass shooting in the U.S.

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The movement was sparked by student survivors of the Parkland High School mass shooting in Florida on Feb. 14, in which former student Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed 17 people and injured dozens. 

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Vehicle flips on its top in Washington Twp.

Published: Saturday, March 24, 2018 @ 6:03 AM

Vehicle flipped on its top in Washington Twp.

Crews responded to reports that a red Chevy Trail Blazer flipped on its top in Washington Twp. Saturday morning.

The single vehicle flipped at the cross of Hempstead Meadows and West Alex Bell Road around 5 a.m.

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Medics were on scene but no one was taken to the hospital.

It’s not known what caused the accident.

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