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Great Pyrenees rescue, kennel in Springfield shelter dogs to help lost pets in Houston

Published: Saturday, September 02, 2017 @ 3:08 PM
Updated: Saturday, September 02, 2017 @ 11:15 PM

A Springfield kennel is partnering with the local National Great Pyrenees Rescue group to do its part to help dogs lost in the Texas floodwaters.

A Springfield kennel is partnering with the local National Great Pyrenees Rescue group to do its part to help dogs lost in the Texas floodwaters.

Neal Kennels, 3945 E. National Road, will be a temporary home for Daisy, Dollie, Trigger, Rock and three puppies. The six Great Pyrenees left their foster homes in Louisiana to make room for an influx of Houston pets to Louisiana after Hurricane Harvey devastated their city.

The dogs were expected to arrive on Sunday in Springfield.

Great Pyrenees rescue, kennel in Springfield shelter dogs to help lost pets in Houston

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"They don't know what's going on ... they don't know where to go ... and they probably couldn't swin that far anyway," Karen Neal of Neal Kennel said of dogs caught in floodwaters. "It's terrifying." 

Seeing images from flooding in Houston, the kennel and rescue group wanted to pitch in. 

"We were kind of trying to figure out how we could help out," Kaira Capenter of National Great Pyrenees Rescue said. 

The Pyrenees shelter is nearly out of space, so Neal is offering room at her kennel on the same property. 

"We can't do a whole lot, but we can do this," Neal said. 

While helping animals with a difficult past is what the rescue does every day, the organization said it's a great feeling to know their gesture could open up a new home for a lost dog in Texas. 

"It means everything, it feels good and it's just a little bit we can do," Carpenter said. 

The rescue group said it needs more foster homes.

National Great Pyrenees Rescue spokeswoman Barbara Mattson told News Center 7 the nonprofit was tasked with rescuing the dogs and has raised $25,000 in the final two days of its fundraising campaign to assist with dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The rescue is caring for the dogs by providing them with veterinary care.

It’s not clear yet how long it will take for the dogs to be ready for adoption. 

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Officers respond to shooting in Fairfield

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:16 AM

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Officers are on the scene of a shooting in Fairfield.

The shooting was reported around 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Gelhot Drive. 

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene, but was unable to fly.

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Officers were reportedly on scene when the shooting happened. No officers were injured, according to initial reports.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Patchy fog this morning; showers, storms return for the morning and afternoon 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:34 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 4:18 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini tracks the chance for more storms Friday.

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  • Patchy fog this morning
  • Few downpours early
  • More storms in the afternoon & evening

>> 5-Day Forecast


TODAY: Some passing downpours and patchy fog this morning with a little dry time later in the morning into lunchtime. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy today and mild with highs around 80 degrees. We’ll see isolated storms redevelop in the afternoon hours as we heat up. Localized heavy rain and strong winds are the main weather threats. Activity for the early evening will then taper off. 

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SATURDAY: A stray shower or two early on. We’ll see broken clouds into the afternoon as highs peak around 80 degrees again. A few showers or storms pop into the afternoon, but expect it to dry out later in the day into the night. 

SUNDAY: It’ll feel muggy with sunshine, scattered clouds, and highs in the low 80s. We can’t rule out a stray shower, but most will stay dry. 

>> County-by-County Weather 

MONDAY: Quiet to start the work week with highs in the low 80s. Expect sunshine. 

TUESDAY: Sunshine and a few clouds for the day. It still feels muggy with highs peaking in the middle 80s. 

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Reward offered for missing guest book of Harrison Twp. stabbing victim

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 1:50 AM

Harrison Twp. family searching for missing guest book

The family of Amber Hoover, who was found with multiple stab wounds behind a Harrison Twp. home last week, are offering a reward for anyone with information on the whereabouts of the guest book that is missing from her funeral.

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Hoover, 42, was found stabbed behind a residence on Embury Park Road on June 10, and was pronounced dead at Grandview Medical Center.  The coroner's office ruled the incident a homicide and said Hoover died of multiple stab wounds. 

Hoover’s mother and daughter, who are still mourning the loss, are now focused on finding the missing guest book.

“We absolutely don’t care who has it or why you have it”, said Kelsey Jewett, Hoover’s daughter. “If you have it, we just want it back”.

They are not accusing anyone of stealing the book and are aware it could have simply been misplaced, as there were plenty of visitors at Hoover’s funeral last week. 

“That’s our one last memory to speak of Amber”, said Theresa Jones, Hoover’s mother.

According to a Montgomery County Sheriff's incident report, deputies found two witnesses and a possible suspect when her body was found. 

Sheriff's investigators know who fatally stabbed Hoover, but they have not arrested the person. 

Anyone willing to come forward with the guest book are urged to contact the family directly or the funeral home. 

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Fire at Greene County home rekindles, displacing family

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 2:10 AM
Updated: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 3:47 AM

A family is displaced after a fire rekindled in Greene County early Friday morning.

Fire crews originally responded to the house in the 500 block of Golden Willow Court Thursday afternoon for a fire in an upstairs bathroom. The fire was quickly knocked down, said Miami Twp. Fire Chief Colin Altman.

Around 2 a.m. Friday, crews were called back out to the house when the fire rekindled.

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“At this point we’re suspecting some of the insulation kept the heat in, and fans stirred it up and got the fire going,” Altman said.
The fire was through the roof directly above the bathroom when crews arrived. The fire was again knocked down quickly, he said.

The fire was contained to the second floor, but the family is displaced.

No one was injured.

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