Where is that food, anyway?

Published: Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 5:51 PM
Updated: Friday, March 22, 2013 @ 5:51 PM

BUTLER TWP., Montgomery County – A woman who complained her fast food wasn’t served fast enough, had already unleashed a barrage of colorful language when the waitress confronted her in a little push-and-shove match in the Miller Lane area.

The customer also said the scratches on her neck were provided by the waitress, although the waitress and other witnesses said that wasn’t the case.

Eventually, the customer was served with a criminal trespass notice, if not a hamburger and fries.

Speedway: Customer rearranges sign to say ‘Free Heroin w/ Speedy Rewards’ 

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 3:19 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 5:15 PM

Speedway sign

UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.

A Speedway customer rearranged the letters on the sign outside the store to create the “inappropriate message,” Stefanie Griffith, communications manager said.

“After approximately 15 minutes, we became aware of the message and removed it immediately,” she said.

Someone, possibly another customer notified the clerk about the sign, she said.

The sign originally read:

3¢ OFF PER GALLON W/ SPEEDY REWARDS 

$I OFF NEXT 2PK NEWPORT PURCH

Griffith said the incident was captured on the store’s surveillance cameras, but that it’s against company policy to release it. She did not rule out pursuing charges.

FIRST REPORT

A sign reading “Free Heroin w/ Speedy Rewards” at a Dayton Speedway store has prompted the company to investigate the incident.

“It was found on Saturday, Oct. 14, and was immediately removed,” said Speedway spokeswoman Stefanie Griffith.  “We apologize to those who may have seen this sign and are currently investigating how this occurred.”

The photo was taken of the sign at the station on the corner of Smithville Road and Huffman Avenue.

LOCAL NEWS: Police identify at-fault driver in I-675 wrong-way crash that kills 2

Preliminary reports from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office indicated there have been 512 accidental overdose deaths so far in 2017.  It’s not clear how many of those accidental overdose deaths are directly contributed to heroin.

Dayton and Montgomery County have been plagued by heroin related deaths for several years.

325-pound Florida woman accused of killing child by sitting on her

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 4:41 PM

Veronica Green Posey
Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
Veronica Green Posey(Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)

A Florida woman is accused of killing her 9-year-old cousin after the woman sat on the child as a form of punishment. 

The 325-pound woman, identified as 64-year-old Veronica Green Posey, was charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

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Posey sat on the girl, Dericka Lindsay, Saturday after she said the girl misbehaved, said a report by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, Dericka’s parents, Grace Joan Smith and James Edmund Smith, sought Posey’s help Saturday in punishing the child.

Posey, who said that Dericka was “out of control,” first struck the girl with a ruler and a metal pipe before Dericka ran to an armchair, authorities said.

Posey sat on top of Dericka in the chair for about 10 minutes before the girl complained that she could not breathe, the girl’s father told police. When Posey stood up about two minutes later, she discovered the child unresponsive. Posey called 911 and began performing CPR.

Paramedics who responded to the call found Dericka unresponsive and transported her to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, the News Journal reported.

Grace and James Smith were arrested and charged with child neglect for not reporting the alleged abuse. Grace Smith was also charged with cruelty toward a child. 

According to the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Smiths had previously had an incident with the agency involving their daughter’s welfare.

Posey, whose bail was set at $125,000, was released from jail Monday. Her aunt and uncle remained in jail.

See more at the Pensacola News Journal.

Bow Wow corrects those who joke on him for Death Row tweet

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 4:18 PM

Bow Wow was joked about for tweeting a fan-made image of himself among Death Row artists, but he has been involved in the label as a kid.
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Bow Wow was joked about for tweeting a fan-made image of himself among Death Row artists, but he has been involved in the label as a kid.(Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Katana Chicago/Getty Images for Katana Chicago)

Bow Wow is correcting some fans and followers who were quick to criticize him for a tweet he posted Tuesday.

XXL Mag reported that the former kid rapper, who goes by Shad Moss, tweeted a photo of himself among iconic rappers Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Tupac and others who were signed to the former label Death Row Records.

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The image appears to be a Photoshopped version of Vibe magazine’s iconic 1996 Death Row cover.

One Twitter user quoted the original tweet saying, “Inaccurate. Where's Biggie?”

In response, Bow replied that he had been on Death Row since he was 6. He posted the picture after a fan sent it to him. 

“(I)t brought back memories. Big was on bad boy (sic) my bros,” he tweeted.

Bow is right. The Notorious B.I.G. was signed to Bad Boy Records, now Bad Boy Entertainment, on the East Coast. It was founded by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, who produces records for many of the artists on the roster.

“Fan sent me the pic its not the original from VIBE,” he further clarified.

For further proof, the TV host tweeted photos of him with Snoop and Dre in 1993 and a screenshot of his appearance in Snoop’s “Gin & Juice” music video that same year.

The Source reported that, although Moss has never been officially signed to Death Row, he became connected to the label when Dre and Snoop made a stop at Moss’ hometown of Columbus, Ohio, during their The Chronic Tour in 1993. The tour manager asked if anyone wanted to come onstage, and Moss was hoisted up by his mother and her boyfriend. His freestyle impressed Snoop and and at 5 years old, he opened the tour for Snoop. He was even heard on skits on Snoop’s explicit “Doggystyle” album.

According to the publication, Bow Wow was supposed to record an album with Death Row, but label discussions fell through and by 1998, Snoop left the label. Bow Wow was introduced to Jermaine Dupri and his rap career soared.

As much as Bow Wow may be joked about for flexing on social media, this time, he was right.

Here’s why travelers from 22 states could face conflict with domestic flights in 2018

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 4:19 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 1:31 PM

Travelers From 9 States Will Need Passports For Domestic Flights In 2018

The deadline is approaching for more than two dozen states that have yet to update state IDs in compliance with the REAL ID Act, which was passed in 2005.

As a result, residents in those states may have to present a valid U.S. passport or other identification -- instead of previously used driver’s licenses or IDs -- to travel within the U.S. and beyond. 

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Travelers who live in the following states could be affected: 

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina 
  • Washington

Residents Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands could also be affected, as could those from Virginia.

The REAL ID Act, which “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification,” 

“established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards,” according to the Department of Homeland Security. The act came after 9/11 as an effort to ensure safer travel within the US.

According to Clark Howard, despite the fact that Congress passed the act 10 years ago, enforcement of the new regulations wasn’t pushed until 2013.

Twenty-six states have provided residents with federally compliant drivers licenses or IDs. 

For those that have not, beginning Jan. 22, other forms of identification that will be accepted by TSA at airports for travelers living in the above listed states will be a permanent resident card/green card or a military ID. Other forms of acceptable identification are listed on the official TSA website.

Those who visit airports starting Jan. 22 without acceptable identification will not be allowed through airport security.

Some states have started working to provide residents with other forms of federally approved identification that would allow travelers to avoid ordering a passport for domestic travel, Forbes reported. For example, those in Washington have the option to apply for enhanced driver’s licenses, which adhere to the REAL ID Act specifications but cost significantly more than regular IDs.

Travelers are encouraged to check with local government officials for any potential options. 

Some of the states under review are scrambling to update state IDs to meet compliance standards in the next three months, and others have requested REAL ID compliance extensions from the Department of Homeland Security. Virigina residents have been granted an extension for REAL ID enforcement until Oct. 10, 2018. Budget shortages have delayed some states, including Oklahoma, from making the ID updates. 

Despite all extensions, there is a hard deadline for states to require compliant REAL IDs: Oct. 1, 2020.

“There are no anticipated changes to the enforcement schedule, and we are tracking that by 2020, 15 years after this act has been passed, that DHS will require that all states are compliant with Real ID as per federal law,” DHS spokeswoman Justine Whelan said, according to The Washington Post

“It is a critically important 9/11 Commission recommendation that others have been willing to ignore, but I will not,” John Kelly, President Donald Trump’s former homeland security secretary and current chief of staff, said in June. “I will ensure it is implemented on schedule -- with no extension -- for states that are not taking it seriously.”

Those who live in one of the states that do not have TSA-compliant IDs may want to consider ordering a passport sooner rather than later. It generally takes four to six weeks to process passport orders, according to the Department of State.

Read more here and here.

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A previous version of this story reported travelers in only nine states would potentially need passports or other forms of identification for domestic flights in 2018.