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WEEKEND WEATHER: Chance for SNOW and COLD!

Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 6:38 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at how cold we stay and when we could see some snow showers this weekend.

Are you ready for bone-chilling cold and snow? The cold is here and we could see snow this weekend.

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It’s not uncommon to have outbreaks of arctic air this time of year, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.

December, meteorologically speaking, is the beginning of winter and the winter solstice will also arrive in just a few weeks.

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A negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation is allowing very cold air to spill into the Miami Valley and stay through the middle of December. This means any storm systems or disturbances this week will have temperatures cold enough to support snow, Zontini said.

WHEN YOU MIGHT SEE SNOW THIS WEEKEND:

A piece of upper-level energy will enter the Miami Valley Saturday and bring the chance for snow showers. The timing looks to impact the morning and afternoon hours.

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said there isn't much moisture so accumulations will be light — likely less than an inch.

You can track it moving in yourself if you have our free WHIO Weather App.  It gives you access to LIVE Doppler 7 Radar anytime, anywhere. It’s LOCAL forecast information, not forecasts from a national app. Take a tour of the apps features and see what it can do for yourself. 

Looking at the past, the Dayton International Airport usually sees the first measurable snow — a tenth of an inch or more — at the end of November. This year we got a little snow around that time.

The first inch of snow at the airport is usually around December 7.

Since temperatures will stay so cold over the week, the chance this weekend for some slick spots on the roads will be something to watch for late Saturday afternoon and evening.

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Waffle House shooting: 4 dead after nude gunman opens fire in Tennessee; 3 victims identified

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 8:12 AM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 3:33 PM

Police: 4 Dead After Waffle House Shooting by Nude Gunman

At least four people are dead after a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.

Killed were Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, a Waffle House employee who was outside the restaurant when the gunman opened fire; Joe R. Perez, 20, of Nashville, who was a patron standing outside the restaurant; and Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch, who was wounded inside the restaurant and died at Vanderbilt University Medial Center. A 21-year-old woman from Gallatin was also killed, but her identity has not been released. family. 

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Florida commissioner allegedly fed, housed couple in exchange for sex twice a week

Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:36 AM

Police: Florida Commissioner Allegedly Fed, Housed Couple in Exchange for Sex

A Florida county commissioner was arrested Thursday on multiple prostitution-related charges after authorities said he housed and fed a couple in exchange for having sex with the man’s wife twice a week, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson, 71, was arrested Thursday by the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with one count of operating a location for the purpose of lewdness, assignation or prostitution and two counts of purchasing services from a person engaged in prostitution, according to the Sheriff’s Office. 

The charges are second-degree misdemeanors for a first offense, and each has a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail. Nicholson posted $3,000 bail, records show.

Florida law allows Gov. Rick Scott to suspend an elected official through an executive order, the Times reported.

"Governor Scott expects all elected officials to behave ethically and responsibility. Our office is aware of this and reviewing the details,’’ spokesman McKinley Lewis told the Times.

The charges followed an alleged domestic dispute in February between Kendel Surette, 33, and Valerie Surette, 30, who were living at Nicholson’s home in Spring Hill. Kendel Surette told deputies that Nicholson had housed and fed the couple for six months; in exchange, Surette said, Nicholson had sex with his wife on Tuesdays and Saturdays, according to court records. Nicholson paid the Surettes $100 every Tuesday and $200 every Saturday, the Times reported.

Kendel Surette also told deputies that Nicholson allowed his wife to have sex with other clients on a mattress in the commissioner’s garage or in a car in the driveway, the Times reported.

Nicholson said in February that he met Valerie Surette at Icon Gentlemen’s Club, where she was a stripper. He denied having sex with the woman.

“She keeps me company,’’ he told the Times. “I’m just a nice guy, so they just took advantage of me.’’

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Who is James Shaw Jr., the man who disarmed the Waffle House shooter?

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 12:52 PM
Updated: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 4:03 PM

Waffle House Shooting: ‘Hero’ Disarmed Shooter and Tossed Rifle Over Counter

One crowded Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, led Nashville resident James Shaw Jr. to the restaurant where a gunman opened fire early Sunday morning, killing four people. Shaw acted quickly to disarm the gunman and toss the rifle over the counter at the Antioch restaurant, an action police said saved several lives, The Tennessean reported.

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Shaw, 29, a graduate of Tennessee State University, said he was at a fraternity house party on Saturday night and decided to go to a Waffle House with some friends, the newspaper reported.

The restaurant on Bell Road in Antioch was crowded when Shaw and his friends arrived at 2:30 a.m., so they decided to go to the one on Murfreesboro Pike, which was two miles away, the Tennessean reported.

They arrived at the second Waffle House at 3:20 a.m., shortly before the shooting began.

According to his Facebook page, Shaw is a wire technician for AT&T.  At a news conference Sunday afternoon, he said that he was born and raised in Nashville and has a 4-year-old daughter.

He’s a vegan and studied online to be an electrician technician at Brightwood College. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University and attended Hunters Lane Comp High School In Nashville. 

“I think I’m a pretty cool guy,” he told reporters.

Shaw began receiving messages on social media, lauding him for his quick action.

“You are my hero!” Jackie Thames posted on Facebook. “You are so brave and your daughter has just another reason to be proud! Thank you for saving lives sir! The world is a better place with you in it ♡”

“Thank you for your act of bravery,” Kelly Tate posted. “You are an angel to those whose lives you saved. God bless you!”

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Who is Travis Reinking, the person of interest in the Waffle House shooting?

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 2:07 PM

Waffle House Shooting: Who is Travis Reinking

Travis Reinking is a 29-year-old man police are seeking in Sunday morning’s shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.

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Police issued a murder warrant for Reinking late Sunday morning.

Little information has been released by authorities about Reinking, who is from Morton, Illinois. 

Police said Reinking sat in his truck in the Waffle House parking lot for about four minutes before getting out of the vehicle and killing two people outside the restaurant around 3:25 a.m. He went inside the Waffle House and continued to shoot, killing a third person. 

A fourth person died after being taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, police said.

This is the second shooting to occur in the Antioch area in less than a year. In September, one person was killed and seven others were injured when a gunman opened fire at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. The church is located less than two miles from the Antioch Waffle House.

Police spokesman Don Aaron said at least seven people were taken to a hospital for treatment after Sunday’s shooting. Two people suffered minor injuries and were released from Southern Hills Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said. Police also identified Reinking after the pickup truck he allegedly drove to the restaurant in was registered to him.

Aaron said police retrieved an Illinois driver’s license that identified Reinking. 

He added that Reinking was known to law enforcement in Illinois and in the federal system.

Morton is a town of 16,000 people in central Illinois, located several miles southeast of Peoria.

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