Winter storm timeline: Conditions worsening as snow continue to fall

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 6:28 AM
Updated: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 2:59 PM

A timeline of when the rain, wintry mix and snow is expected in the Dayton area.

Several area agencies are reporting deteriorating conditions on the roads and they’ve issued snow emergencies. 

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Friday morning started with steady rain, wet streets and falling temperatures. As expected, as temperatures dropped rain transitioned to freezing rain. First initial indications of this transition was ice accumulating on elevated surfaces, such as tree branches, decks and cars. Eventually these icy conditions transitioned to the roads. Bridges, overpasses and ramps will be the first to become slick.

Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said the cold air changed the rain over to a wintry mix, which started occurring in the northwestern part of the viewing area as ice is forming on trees before noon..

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The transition from rain to a wintry mix continued from west to east through the afternoon hours, according to Collar.

This wintry mix will change over to snow in the later afternoon and early evening. By sunset everything is snow. 

STAY ALERT: Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

Storm Center 7 Graphic

“This changeover will lead to wet and slick roads at times,” Collar said. “With the ground being so warm, it will take some time for icy spots to develop on area roadways.”

By Friday afternoon, slick spots can be expected area-wide.

Expect a slow evening commute as the snow will begin to accumulate on roadways.

Storm Center 7 Graphic

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Texas schoolwork asking for 'positive aspects' of slave life 'unacceptable'

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 3:05 AM

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro called a school assignment about slavery
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro called a school assignment about slavery "unacceptable."(Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, took to Twitter on Thursday to call out a San Antonio school assignment about slavery that he called “unacceptable.” 

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Castro tweeted an image of the assignment, which asked students to list both positive and negative aspects to living as a slave. 

The charter school where the assignment came from, Great Hearts, has since responded in a statement on Facebook saying that it would conduct an audit of the textbook the assignment at its Monte Vista North campus came from and decide whether or not to use the textbook in the future. The statement also said that the assignment had only been used by one teacher, at one campus: 

"We fully intend to make sure something like this does not happen again and will keep parents posted as we address this issue further," Great Hearts said of the incident.

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Southwest Airlines reportedly gives $5,000 checks to passengers from Flight 1380

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:33 AM

NTSB investigators examine damage to the engine of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380.
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NTSB investigators examine damage to the engine of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380.(Handout/Getty Images)

At least three passengers who were aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 received a $5,000 check in a letter from the airline, CNN reported Friday.

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One passenger, 43-year-old Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died after debris from the plane’s engine blew out a window. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, where Riordan died at a hospital. 

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In a letter to passengers, Southwest expressed "sincere apologies" for the incident and included the check, Kamau Siwatu, who was aboard the flight, told CNN. 

"We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest as the airline you can count on for your travel needs," Siwatu's letter said. "In this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs."

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The letter also promised passengers a $1,000 travel voucher, CNN reported.

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Police investigate reported robbery at Kroger in Piqua

Published: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:34 AM

Piqua police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Kroger on Covington Avenue late Thursday night.

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According to officials, an individual dressed in all black entered the store around 11 p.m., demanded money from a cashier, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber did not display any weapons during the incident and no one was harmed. 

Police are unsure if the person left on foot or in a vehicle.

The incident remains under investigation at this time. 

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Major Wright-Patt gate will temporarily close today

Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 2:14 AM

Major Wright-Patt gate will temporarily close

A major gateway will close at Wright-Patterson today for maintenance, impacting the travel of thousands of commuters.

Gate 19B off National Road will be closed from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to base spokesman Daryl Mayer.

More than 5,700 inbound drivers travel through the entrance and nearly 6,300 drive off base through the gate every work day.

Crews will work on “routine maintenance” at the gateway, Mayer said.

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“Since that (gate) is open 24/7 normally, they never have a chance to work on it,” he said.

Motorists may use Gates 1B off Springfield Street and Gate 22B off Interstate 675 as alternatives, according to Wright-Patterson.

Gate 19B had a major makeover last year with $1.3 million in upgrades that added overhead canopies, more guard booths and a barrier system, Wright-Patterson has said.

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The base closed Gate 26A off Ohio 235 because of security concerns this month. The gate, which had more than 5,000 vehicles a day, remains closed.

A new $10.5 million replacement gate, combining the current Gate 26A and the commercial truck entrance at Gate 16A off Ohio 444, is due to open late next year.

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