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Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 12:20 PM
RICHMOND, Ind. — A no-kill animal shelter in Indiana admits it has killed over 50 animals in the last five years, including seven healthy dogs this month.
The board at HELP the Animals Inc. has recently placed its shelter manager on administrative leave, and two of its board members have resigned following backlash from seven healthy dogs being killed, reports News Center 7’s John Bedell.
“We want to take responsibility for what happened. And most of all, we want to improve our practices and move forward,” the board wrote in a letter posted to its website this week.
HELP the Animals Inc. has a policy to euthanize any critically sick cats and dogs, as well any animals that are considered dangerous to the public.
The shelter’s board president told media outlets this week the seven dogs were killed due to be aggressive and biting staff.
John Bedell is in Richmond today and will have the latest on this story starting at 5 p.m. on WHIO-TV.
The shelter said a total of 19 dogs have been killed due to being “bite risks,” and another 33 were too critically ill and were put down, since 2012.
The Palladium-Item in Richmond has reported the shelter’s director was fired, but the shelter listed on its website a manager was placed on leave.
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:15 AM
— It will be a chilly morning with temperatures climbing out of the 30s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. There will be some patchy morning frost but will quickly melt after sunrise. Some high clouds build for the afternoon but it will stay dry and mild with temperatures approaching 60 degrees. Clouds will linger through the night but it won’t be too cool. Overnight lows will be near 40 degrees.
Sunday: It will be partly sunny and mild again with temperatures closer to normal in the lower 60s.
Monday: Clouds increase with the slight chance of a few showers south, late. Highs will reach into the middle 60s.
Tuesday: We will see mostly cloudy skies with a chance for showers. Highs will drop back into the upper 50s.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10:45 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett Friday night confirmed a jail inmate was found hanging in his cell.
The man was found around 6 p.m.
The sheriff said the Clark County coroner was able to make contact with the man’s family.
His name was not released.
The incident is under investigation.
Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 5:42 PM
— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning to include all types of romaine lettuce. The warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine.
The CDC also asks consumers to “not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.”
Additionally, the CDC suggests that consumers throw away any romaine lettuce in the home, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
At least 31 people have been hospitalized, including three who developed a type of kidney failure, according to the CDC.
No deaths related to the outbreak have been reported.
The CDC has not yet identified the grower or a common brand, and is urging people not to eat chopped lettuce from the Yuma area.
Symptoms of an E. coli infection vary, but often include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. Most people get better in five to seven days. Infections can be mild, but can also be severe and even life-threatening.
People started reporting illnesses that are part of the outbreak between March 22 and March 31.
DNA fingerprinting is being used to identify illnesses that are part of the same outbreak. Some people might not be included in the CDC’s case count if officials weren’t able to get bacteria strains needed for DNA fingerprinting to link them to the outbreak.
To reduce your risk of an E. coli infection, you can:
Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 6:14 AM
DAYTON — Two people have died after a shooting in Dayton Saturday.
Crews were dispatched around 3:40 a.m. to 1824 Lakeview Ave. at the Blue Note Jazz Club on a report of a shooting, according to Sgt. Schloss of the Dayton Police Department.
A 27-year-old male died at the scene and a female was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where she died, Schloss said.
Police found the male and female shot in a blue Ford pickup truck outside of the club, Schloss said.
Further information about the victims was not known.
Police are not releasing if they have any suspects at this time