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A 1-in-30 million shot: Rare yellow lobster caught off Maine coast

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 2:09 AM

Lobsters are a common catch in Maine, but a rare yellow one was caught off the coast on Wednesday.
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Lobsters are a common catch in Maine, but a rare yellow one was caught off the coast on Wednesday.(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Maine is famous for its lobsters, but yellow lobsters are a rare find.

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One of those rare crustaceans was caught off the Maine Coast, the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association reported Wednesday.

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The F/V Short Fuse, of Bremen, caught the lobster this week, WGME reported.

The odds of catching a yellow lobster are 1-in-30 million, according to the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine. In contrast, the odds of catching a blue lobster are 1-in-2 million, according to the institute.

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Trump again contradicts U.S. Intelligence on Russia

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 1:14 PM

For the second time this week, President Donald Trump publicly went against the findings of the U.S. Intelligence Community with respect to Russian efforts to undermine election activities in the United States, as the President shot down a question about whether Russia was still engaged in activities like their 2016 interference in the U.S. elections.

“Is Russia still targeting the U.S.?” a reporter asked, as the President wrapped up a Cabinet meeting at the White House.

“Thank you very much. No,” President Trump said firmly as he shook his head, giving an answer that again runs counter to what American intelligence agencies have been warning for months, that Russia is looking for a repeat of their 2016 interference efforts.

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In brief remarks to reporters, the President said several times that he has been tough on Russia.

“There’s never been a President as tough on Russia as I have been,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “And I think President Putin knows that better than anybody, especially the media.”

On Monday, after Mr. Trump had seemingly sided with the denial of Vladimir Putin at a joint news conference in Finland, the Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, quickly issued a statement reiterating that the U.S. firmly believes Russia meddled in the 2016 election, noting “their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy.”

Mr. Trump then clarified his comments on Tuesday, in a statement read to reporters – but Wednesday’s remarks seemed to take him back to square one – where the President argues that the Russians are not coming after the U.S.

The President’s answer puts him squarely at odds as well with many in both parties in the Congress, who fully believe that Russia is still actively engaged in efforts to meddle with the 2018 and 2020 elections in the United States.

“OMG. OMG. OMG,” wrote Michael Hayden on Twitter, a former Director of the CIA and National Security Agency.

“Mr. President. Walk this back too,” said Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer.

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Enon police officer 1 of 2 arrested after woman stabbed in Perry Twp.

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:06 AM

SCENE: Stabbing reported in Perry Twp.

UPDATE @ 12:12 p.m.:

A part-time Enon police officer and another man were arrested Wednesday following a stabbing that left a woman in critical condition, records show.

Dwight Richard, 49, and Tyler Minton, 31, were arrested at the same address where the stabbing was reported and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault.  Formal charges in the case are still pending, records show.

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Dwight M. Richard (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

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Richard identifies himself as an off-duty police officer when he called 911 to report the stabbing.

Tyler Minton (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

“I’m an off-duty officer,” Richard said in the call to police.

In addition, he refers to himself a part-time officer with the Enon Police Department on his LinkedIn profile.  

Enon Police Chief Lew Wilcox told this news organization he is unable to comment at this time.

The stabbing was reported in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek Pike around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard told authorities the female victim was stabbed in the neck. The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment of her injuries, police said.

Richard asked Minton not to shoot him.

“Tyler please don’t shoot me,” Richard said on the 911 call. “I love you please don’t”

Richard tells the dispatcher there were multiple guns in the house and that he was about 100 yards behind the property when police arrived.

“I’ve gone out back because I think he has a weapon,” Richard said.  “There are multiple firearms in the house and I believe he has one.”

Police have not said what roles Richard and Minton had in the stabbing.  Both men were in the Montgomery County Jail at noon Wednesday on pending charges.

UPDATE @ 9:25 a.m.:

Two men are in custody after a woman was critically injured in a stabbing on Wolf Creek Pike in Perry Twp. late Tuesday, according to investigators.

The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital following the stabbing in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek around 11:30 p.m.

Tyler Minton, 31, and Dwight Richard, 49, were arrested at the same address where the stabbing was reported and were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of felonious assault.  Formal charges in the case are still pending, records show.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to assist in the investigation.

Police said the stabbing was an isolated incident, however did not disclose the circumstances that led to the violence.

UPDATE @ 9 a.m.:

Police are still on scene of a reported stabbing from late Tuesday in Perry Twp.

Evidence markers are in the road and the driveway of a two-story white house in the 11000 block of Wolf Creek Pike.

Wolf Creek Pike is currently closed, according to our crew on scene.

Police were dispatched on a report of a stabbing around 11:35 p.m. 

We are working to learn more on this developing story and will update this page as information becomes available.

INITIAL REPORT (Tuesday):

Crews responded to South Wolf Creek Pike on a reported stabbing late Tuesday.

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Initial reports indicate a person was possibly stabbed in the 11000 block around 11:35 p.m.

The condition of the victim was not immediately available.

We’re working to learn more. This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Clown car: Driver uses clown masks to try to get into HOV lane

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 12:55 PM

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You may have names for the commuters who share the road during rush-hour traffic. Clown may be the safest one to go with. 

But one driver in New York may live up to that moniker.

A driver in the high occupancy lane on FDR Drive in New York City tried to beat the law by adding clowns, to his convertible to qualify for the HOV lane, WNBC reported

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Masks were added to some of headrests in the car, but sitting in the passenger seat was a person-like shape wearing a mask, with an arm and hand draped casually out of the window. 

The unidentified driver was sporting sunglasses, a red clown nose and a cigarette. 

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By law, drivers with passengers in the car can use the HOV lanes, usually with a minimum of two or three people in the car, WNBC reported.

If a police officer sees some alone in a vehicle using HOV lanes, or using a fake passenger to get around the rules, the officer can issue a summons. Drivers face two points on their license for breaking the law, WNBC reported.

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REPORT: Local man arrested after attempted hit and skip for warrant, drug possession

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 1:08 PM

A Dayton man was arrested Tuesday after he crashed a vehicle into a dumpster and attempted to flee the scene, according to a Dayton police report.

Eli D. Price, 37, was reportedly arrested on a warrant for trespassing along with suspicion of drug possession, illegal occupancy of a public place, unauthorized use of a vehicle and probation violation, according to Miami Valley Jail records. He is awaiting court action and a parole hearing for his charges.

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According to the report, Price crashed into a construction dumpster on West Fourth Street around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday. He was then apprehended by a Sinclair officer while he attempted to flee the crash scene on foot. He had been driving the vehicle without a license, read the report.

Price was transported to Grandview Hospital, and after his discharge, was arrested by Dayton police. While searching Price, police discovered a small flashlight that contained 17 pills of Clonazepam (Klonopin), according to the report. Price was transported and processed at Montgomery County Jail.

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