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Price of heroin has gone up?

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 5:38 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 5:38 PM

MORAINE – A subject who said he needed money to buy heroin was caught trying to steal nine DVDs worth $224.64 from a big box store by unwrapping them in a bathroom and flushing the plastic wrap down the toilet.

He made his way to the bathroom by first concealing the DVDs behind a couple of pillows he had in his cart, then stuffing the DVDs down his pants.

He left the pillows in the clothing department.

Apprehended, the subject was found to already have been trespassed from all the company’s stores, and also had upon his person a debit card belonging to someone else.

He said it belonged to his mother’s boyfriend. Contacted, the boyfriend said he didn’t know the subject had it, but wasn’t concerned. It was a lot of activity for one pair of pants in one day.

Scammer uses credit cards to go on $100,000 shopping spree

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 1:06 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 1:06 AM

            Scammer uses credit cards to go on $100,000 shopping spree

A Georgia woman is warning others after she said a scammer used her credit cards to go on a $100,000 shopping spree.

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Laura Godfrey said she got a call earlier this month from someone she thought was with the FBI.

She said the man claimed one of her credit cards had been compromised.

"He asked if I had this card, that card and this card and, of course, I'm thinking he's the law so I tell him what I've got," Godfrey said.

She gave the caller the numbers to five of her credit cards.

"I'm disgusted with myself because I didn't pick up on it," Godfrey said.

Within hours, the scammer went on a shopping spree, spending $6,000 at Home Depot, $1,400 at Lowes, $400 at Walgreens and $200 on an Edible Arrangement, among other charges.

The number the scammer has been disconnected.

Godfrey said most of the stores recognized the fraudulent charges and halted the transactions.

"It won't happen again, I assure you, because I'm not answering that phone unless it's somebody I know," Godfrey said.

Survey: Tooth Fairy’s payouts hit all-time high

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 12:31 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 12:31 AM

            Survey: Tooth Fairy’s payouts hit all-time high

This is the best time for kids to lose their baby teeth. The Tooth Fairy is paying out cash at an all-time rate.

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According to Delta Dental’s 13th annual Tooth Fairy survey, cash payouts have soared during the past year to an all-time high average of $4.66, a 75-cent increase over 2015.

The Tooth Fairy’s high payout rate has historically been a good indicator of the economy, USA Today reported. The poll shows the Tooth Fairy’s cash payout increase is within a percentage point of the S&P 500’s, continuing the survey’s pattern of following the index’s direction for 12 of the past 13 years, USA Today reported.

According to the Delta Dental survey, in 2016 the Tooth Fairy paid about $290.6 million in the U.S. for lost teeth, a 13.5 percent increase from 2015. Cash payouts for a first lost tooth have risen about 10 percent to $5.72.

According to the survey, Tooth Fairy payouts are highest in the West: $5.96 ($6.89 for the first tooth); followed by the Northeast at $5.08 ($6.31); the South at $4.57 ($4.88); and the Midwest at $4.04 ($5.70).

Take a tour of WHIO’s SkyWarn office

Published: Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 12:22 AM

News Center 7’s Cheryl McHenry gives a tour of the SkyWarn office just a few steps from the WHIO studio.

When severe weather looms, National Weather Service staffs the Dayton office with some of its trained volunteers to take reports from other trained volunteers out in the field in 15 counties in the Miami Valley and eastern Indiana.

These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.

Hundreds reportedly still without power in aftermath of area storms 

Published: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 8:06 PM
Updated: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 11:45 PM

Power outages are being reported as a result of the storms crossing through the region tonight. 

According to the Dayton Power & Light online outage page: 
  • At 11:30 p.m., there are 123 outages in Miami, 90 in Auglaize, 74 in Logan, 52 in Greene, 33 in Preble, 26 in Montgomery and scattered elsewhere (4 each in Clinton and Union, 2 in Darke and 1 each in Mercer and Champaign).