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Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 11:31 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 12:07 PM
WEST CHESTER TWP. — A driver suffered minor injuries after a SUV went into a pond Tuesday evening in West Chester Twp.
It marked the second time in recent months a vehicle has landed in a retention pond in the commercial area around Union Centre Boulevard.
The SUV exited southbound Interstate 75 at around 4 p.m. Tuesday, went off the road and landed with the rear end of the vehicle in the pond near Cincinnati Marriott North, according to township spokeswoman Barb Wilson.
The West Chester Twp. Fire Department extricated one man, the driver, who was taken to West Chester Hospital with facial injuries, she said
There was no danger of the man drowning, according to Wilson.
The interstate ramp was closed for about 30 minutes while crews completed the extrication.
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 6:12 AM
— Beware: A dangerous pest could be lurking in the shadows of your home this summer.
According to WOOD-TV, brown recluse spiders are becoming more active as the weather warms up.
Here's what you need to know to identify – and avoid – the unwelcome arachnids:
1. What do they look like? The nocturnal spiders can be as large as a half-dollar and usually have violin-shaped markings on their upper body.
They like "dark, secluded places," such as in closets or under garbage cans, Live Science reports. They might be lurking in boxes, shoes or clothes in your garage or basement, Holly Schwarting, who works for Kansas State University's Department of Entomology, told KFVS in 2016.
3. Are brown recluses dangerous? While fatalities are rare, you definitely don't want to get bitten by one.
"The brown recluse spider's bite can be kind of a nasty one," Schwarting told KFVS. "Their venom contains a material that causes our tissue to break down, so it can create a lesion and a slow-healing wound."
The bite may have a red or purple circle around it, according to MedlinePlus. Bite victims may experience discomfort, chills, itching, nausea, fever and sweating, the site says. Rarely, the bites can cause jaundice, kidney failure, blood in urine, seizures and comas.
You should go to the nearest hospital, call 911 or contact the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 if you think you've been bitten, according to MedlinePlus.
4. How can I protect myself around the house?
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 12:53 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 5:21 AM
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Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 5:56 AM
FORT MEADE, Fla. — A 22-year-old Fort Meade, Florida, man was killed and two others were injured Monday evening in a shooting during an argument about a dog, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies were called shortly before 6:45 p.m. to a home on Third Street Southwest near South Charleston Avenue and West Broadway Street after a shooting was reported, Sheriff's Office spokesman Brian Bruchey said.
Teconsa Tyree McDonald was killed and Calvin Johnson, 30, and Edwin Burgess, 18, were injured in the shooting at the home of 48-year-old Charles Peddycoart, Bruchey said.
"The preliminary information – which could change as the investigation progresses – suggests that McDonald, Johnson and Burgess were looking for their dog and knocked on Peddycoart's front door," he said. "After opening the door, an argument ensued, and Peddycoart shot all three men in the area of the front porch."
Detectives said they're interviewing Peddycoart.
Johnson, McDonald and Burgess were roommates, investigators said.
"McDonald died on scene, and the injured men were transported to an area hospital for surgery, with gunshot wounds to the torso," Bruchey said. "Their conditions are unknown at this time."
The shooting remains under investigation.
No other details were given.
PCSO is conducting a shooting investigation in #FortMeade this evening w/3 victims & the shooter in custody - occ'd @ 6:45 p.m. in the 400 block of 3rd St SW. Briefing @ 9 pm @ media staging area, intersection of 3rd St SW and Palmetto St South. Sheriff Judd & PIO on-scene— Polk County Sheriff (@PolkCoSheriff) June 19, 2018
Sheriff Judd is briefing the media & our FB fans on a shooting in Ft. Meade with multiple victims. The shooter is in custody.Posted by Polk County Sheriff's Office on Monday, June 18, 2018
Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 5:19 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Today: Some passing showers are moving through this morning before sunrise in the far northern Miami Valley, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. We’ll see dry time for most of the area during the morning commute. It will be warm and muggy again tonight with highs in the upper 80s and the heat index in the mid-90s. It will be sunny with scattered clouds. Isolated storms will redevelop this afternoon. Passing showers and storms will move through in the afternoon and into the evening. There’s an increased threat for flash flooding during the evening commute. An isolated strong storm could produce strong wind gusts as well.
Wednesday: There will be dry time early. Highs will reach the mid-80s and it will still be muggy. Some passing showers and storms are possible in the afternoon with localized heavy rain being the main threat. Showers and storms will move south into the night.
Thursday: A boundary to our south should keep the rain chance in the far southern Miami Valley. We’ll see a brief break from the heat and humidity with highs around 80, which is normal. Most will stay dry.
Friday: There will be dry weather early. Clouds will increase and scattered showers and storms will return through the day and evening. Highs will be in the mid-80s. The flash flood threat continues.