Weather satellite JPSS-1 successfully launches 

Published: Friday, November 17, 2017 @ 2:07 AM
Updated: Saturday, November 18, 2017 @ 7:35 AM

Launch Coverage of Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) from Vandenberg AFB, California.

UPDATE @ 7:27 a.m.

JPSS-1 successfully launched into orbit Saturday morning at 4:47 a.m., according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

Once it reaches its final orbit, it will be renamed NOAA 20. There are about 3 months of tests then the data it collects will be used officially. This satellite was built to operate for seven years.

EARLIER REPORT

NASA, in partnership with the NOAA, will launch a satellite Saturday that will help improve weather forecasts.

The satellite launch was scheduled for earlier this week, but was postponed twice.

The launch for the JPSS-1 satellite is scheduled at 4:47 a.m. Saturday, according to NASA.

A live stream of the launch will be available on NASA’s website starting at 4:15 a.m.

WATCH: Live stream of NOAA JPSS-1 weather satellite 

The satellites will help improve NOAA forecasts for the three to seven day time frame. The data collected from the JPSS is fed into the numerical forecast models to help improve them. The satellites will also collect atmospheric measurements, ground conditions and ocean conditions like vegetation, hurricane intensity, and atmospheric moisture. 

The JPSS-1 will be launch from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California pending proper flight conditions. The launch was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was delayed until today.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

This satellite is a polar orbiting satellite which means it will orbit the earth from the one pole to the other passing the equator 14 times a day. Full coverage of the planet will be provided then twice a day.

JPSS-2 is planned to launch in 2021 and JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 are anticipated to launch in 2026 and 2031.

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Police looking for suspect in nail salon robbery in Dayton

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 10:05 PM

Police are looking for the suspect accused of breaking into Venus Nail and robbing the salon in Dayton Monday.

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A police report stated surveillance video showed a male holding a pry bar and forcing the front door open to the nail salon located at 1070 Patterson Rd. around 3:30 a.m.

The man was seen on video taking the money from inside a drawer and running out of the front door, according to the report. An undisclosed amount of money was reported missing.

The suspect was wearing a black coat, a hoodie over his head and possibly gloves.

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Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Dayton area homes

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:33 PM

The American Red Cross and its partners want to install 850 free, working smoke alarms in Dayton area homes as part of its nationwide campaign effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires.

>>Chief: Fire in vacant house on South Findlay in Dayton deemed suspicious

The American Red Cross, Rebuilding Together Dayton, the Dayton Fire Department and others will hold a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event April 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Job and Family Services located at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton, according to Cory Paul of the American Red Cross Dayton Area Chapter.

Trained volunteers will go to the Carillion neighborhood the same day to install free smoke alarms and help families with a fire escape plan from 9:30 a.m until 3 p.m., Paul said.

“The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of home fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent. To make this impact, we must start locally,” Paul said.

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Seven people die per day due to home fires across the country, with 60 percent of deaths occurring because of no or nonworking smoke alarms, according to Paul.

The Dayton Area Chapter Red Cross is a non-profit organization that has helped thousands of people affected by local disasters for over 100 years.

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I-75 North in downtown Dayton reopens nearly 4 hours after crash

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 7:28 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 9:10 PM

Crash on I-75 North in Dayton closes down highway.

UPDATE @ 9:10 p.m.: The northbound lanes of I-75 in downtown Dayton reopened to traffic at 8:57 p.m., according to a Montgomery County Regional Dispatch sergeant.

INITIAL REPORT

As many as two people have been taken to a hospital from a multiple-vehicle accident on I-75 North in downtown Dayton that shut down the northbound lanes more than two hours. 

According to Dayton police Sgt. Anderson, the driver of a minivan or van apparently swerved and ended up partially beneath the rear of a semitrailer. 

The sergeant shared a photo of the accident, which occurred about 5 p.m. in the area of 75 North at North Main Street. 

A Dayton police sergeant took this photo of Monday afternoon's accident on I-75 North that shut down the north lanes nearly four hours. (Courtesy/Dayton Police Dept.)

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According to Anderson, the driver of the minivan or van was not seriously injured. 

A police department traffic accident reconstruction team continued its investigation into the evening. 

We're working to find out more about the accident and other injuries. 

The northbound lanes were still closed at 7:10 p.m. 

We will update this developing report.

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Driver, 18, killed in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 33 in western Auglaize County

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 8:50 PM

An 18-year-old St. Marys, Ohio, woman was killed Monday when an SUV hit her sedan broadside after she apparently failed to stop at a stop sign at U.S. 33 and south Kettlersville Road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a statement released tonight.

Heaven Leigh Bolinger died at the scene, according to the statement from the Wapakoneta post. She was taken to Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home in Wapakoneta. 

Charles Estle, 24, of Mendon, Ohio, was driving the Nissan SUV that struck the driver's side of Bolinger's Oldsmobile 4-door. He was taken to Lima Memorial Hospital where he was treated for cuts and bruises, then released, a patrol sergeant said. 

Both people were wearing their seatbelts, according to the patrol, and alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the accident in western Auglaize County that occurred about 3:05 p.m. 

The collision sent Bolinger's vehicle into the median. Members of the Buckland Fire Department extricated her from the wreckage. 

Estle's vehicle ended up on the westbound berm of U.S. 33.

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