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UD police to crack down on underage drinking this weekend

Published: Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 1:36 PM

UD Police said they'll maintain a heightened presence in student neighborhoods on Saturday.

The University of Dayton on Friday sent an email to students warning them there will be an “increased staff and police presence” in student neighborhoods on Saturday to better ensure safety.

The heightened police presence is in response to recently increased instances of “high-risk drinking, lack of civility with university staff, police officers and each other, damage to property, disorderly conduct and personal injury,” according to the email obtained by this news organization.

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Police will be dispersing large crowds, citing underage drinking and enforcing occupancy limits, according to the email, which was signed by vice president for student development William Fischer and UD police chief Rodney Chatman.

“We ask for your cooperation as we work to provide a safe environment for all community members,” officials said in the email.

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The email also asked concerned students to contact the department of public safety at 937-229-2121.

The email to students comes just two weeks after 23 UD students were arrested for underage drinking in a sting by the Ohio Division of Liquor Control.

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Ford recalls 117K trucks, SUVs

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 7:59 AM

FILE PHOTO: A Ford Escape is seen on a dealerships lot on September 26, 2014.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images
FILE PHOTO: A Ford Escape is seen on a dealerships lot on September 26, 2014.(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ford has issued a recall involving almost 117,000 trucks and SUVs.

That’s because the company says the bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may break. If they fracture, the seat or the seat belt could fail in a sudden stop or a crash, the Associated Press reported.

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Ford said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries caused by the issue, but customers will be notified. Dealerships will replace the bolts for free.

The 2014 F-Series pickup, 2014 E-Series van, 2014 and 2015 Ford Escape and the 2015 Lincoln MKC SUV are all under this latest recall, the AP reported.

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Dixie Twin Drive-in armed robbery suspect empties register

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

Robbery reported at Dixie Twin Drive-In

Police are seeking a gunman who robbed a drive-in movie theater early today in Harrison Twp.

The armed robbery suspect was wearing all black clothing and a black mask when around 12:30 a.m. he displayed a black handgun to workers at the box office of the Dixie Twin Drive-In, 6201 N. Dixie Drive. He fled with all the contents in the register, according to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch reports.

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The suspect, described as approximately 6 feet tall with a stocky build who weighs about 200 pounds, fled northeast through the woods toward Miller Lane, according to the dispatch center.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

Missing Florida woman found because she saved her scent with kit

Published: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 3:46 PM

Missing Florida Woman Found Because She Saved Her Scent With Kit

A Florida woman with dementia, who was missing for hours, was found within five minutes of a K-9 being dispatched all because she saved her scent. 

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Deputy Justin Williams and a K-9 named Ally tracked down the missing, endangered elderly woman Tuesday using a scent preservation kit she made two years ago. 

The kits require people to swab under their arms with a sterile pad and seal it inside a container. If the person ever goes missing, the unique smell captured can easily be tracked by a K-9. 

“The woman was returned home safely and K9 Ally was rewarded with a special treat, a tasty vanilla ice cream cone,” the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook

Clock ticks as “Skinny” Senate GOP health bill remains a mystery

Published: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 7:36 AM

With half of the debate completed in the U.S. Senate on a House-passed bill to overhaul the Obama health law, Republicans have yet to reveal the details of what may be the only GOP option that can get a majority of votes, a streamlined measure which would change only a few provisions of current health law.

“I don’t know what the “skinny” repeal looks like,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) to a group of reporters, as he acknowledged doing the bare minimum on health care might be about the only way to keep GOP options open on changes to Obamacare.

“What you’re really voting on is to try to keep the discussions alive between the House and Senate,” Corker told reporters.

The way the “skinny” Republican option has been described in recent days is this:

+ Zero out the tax penalty on the individual mandate (note – this does not “repeal” the mandate – it just reduces the penalty to $0).

+ Zero out the employer mandate penalty

+ Repeal the medical device tax.

But there were rumblings on Wednesday that the details of the plan would have to be fiddled with, leaving GOP Senators in the dark on what they might be voting on late on Thursday night, or Friday.

“I want to see what it says; I don’t know what it says – no one knows what it says yet,” Corker said.

“All of this right now is procedural setup to get to an end that none of us are certain what it’s going to look like,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA).

“I’d rather comment when we see it actually formulated,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) of the “skinny” Senate bill.

Down at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, President Trump was continuing to press GOP Senators for action, using his platform on Twitter to make one more direct appeal on Thursday morning.

But as the day began, it wasn’t clear whether there would be 50 Republican votes for any GOP health plan in the Senate – skinny or not.

For seven years, many Republicans and conservative groups have pushed a story line that wasn’t completely true about the Congressional debate on the Obama health law – that few hearings were held, that the bill text was kept a secret until the bitter end, that the House and Senate votes were done in the middle of the night, and more.

Having covered the legislative battle over the Obama health law, many of those criticisms weren’t entirely accurate – but the irony right now is that the GOP may be following a health care script in 2017 which mirrors many of their own complaints from 2009 and 2010.