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Published: Monday, February 06, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
We set up estate plans for our money, our homes, our pets, but what about our digital assets? Your photos, social media posts, music and books are part of your legacy and who controls them when you are gone
When someone dies, Facebook's policy is to "memorialize" the account. Friends and family members an still share memories but no one can log in, not even a spouse or a parent. We learned that the only way to get around the policy, is by appointing a "legacy contact." It is the one person you trust to access your account if you die. The problem is that most people have no idea that this feature exists.
"I have encouraged all of my friends to set up a legacy contact," said Jana Bateman.
Facebook launched the "legacy" feature one month after Jana Bateman's husband, Gale, died of colon cancer in 2015. By then, she had already been locked out of his account.
"It made me feel very violated. It almost made me feel like he had died all over again, " said Bateman. "That was his and shouldn't it have been mine?"
State Rep. Bob Cupp of Lima and Jeff Rezabek of Clayton co-sponsored a probate law reform that requires attorneys in Ohio to talk about digital assets with their clients as a preventative measure.
Governor Kasich just recently signed it into law.
Dayton attorney Greg Gant people should appoint a legacy contact on Facebook and talk to their attorney about putting someone in charge of their digital assets.
"Ultimately, somebody needs to be in control, " said Gant. "So it needs to be the spouse, or the mom, or the dad."
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 2:35 AM
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect as a possible 3 to 5 inches of snow is expected through the morning. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Butler and Warren counties until 8 p.m.
Snow is falling steady, and drifting will be a problem with gusts reaching 25 to 35 mph.
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Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:28 AM
DAYTON — A shooting occurred in the 2000 block of Bickmore Road early Wednesday morning, prompting officials to
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Dayton police investigating shots fired into Haberer Avenue residence
The incident was dispatched just after 1 a.m., per initial reports.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 2:03 AM
SNOQUALMIE NATIONAL FOREST, Wash. — A Mill Creek, Washington, man is facing charges after a treehouse was found in the Snoqualmie National Forest with child pornography hanging on the walls inside.
KIRO-TV first reported on the discovery off the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River in February. The unauthorized treehouse was reported by an employee of the Department of Natural Resources, according to court documents. A DNR worker took a couple of the photographs off the wall to show law enforcement and called the King County Sheriff's Office.
The DNR employee took a detective to the treehouse, which was described in court documents as "an elaborate tree house that resembled a fairy or gingerbread house." The treehouse was about 8 feet off the ground with a porch surrounding it.
Investigators say that inside the treehouse they found photographs of naked young girls framed on the walls. There was also a bed, food, supplies, a book and an electronic keyboard.
They found an envelope with more pornographic images.
The King County Sheriff's Office handed the case over to the FBI to investigate. The FBI sent KIRO-TV new photos of the house on Monday.
The FBI searched the cabin in April 2017 and collected items to test for fingerprints and DNA to find out who built the cabin.
They took construction photos, smoking material, bedding, glasses, photos of girls, bags of batteries and glass from the photograph frames.
They sent the items to the FBI laboratory in Quantico.
Federal investigators said they also talked to a Search and Rescue volunteer who said he had seen an SUV near the cabin on multiple occasions, and he had the license plate information. Investigators tracked down the owner of the vehicle and watched him.
Investigators said they took a swab from the handle of his motorcycle and later got a paper drinking cup he discarded. Those items were also sent to the lab in Quantico.
According to court documents, the items tested at Quantico positively identified the 56-year-old Mill Creek man. Court records show Daniel Wood, of Mill Creek, has been charged with two counts of child pornography possession.
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:56 AM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
TODAY: The Winter Weather Advisory continues for all until 8 p.m. Wednesday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Butler and Warren Counties until 8 p.m. Wednesday as well
Snow is falling steady enough that roads are covered and will continue to take on new snow through the night. “Snow stays pretty widespread with some pockets of intensity through the morning drive”, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
Moisture pulls away with this system and some showers should begin to fizzle out towards lunch.
Winds will be gusty especially north of I-70 early this morning. 20 to 30 mph gusts are possible late this afternoon everywhere once snow stops, which can keep the threat for blowing and drifting.
THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny, with high temperatures in the low 40s.
FRIDAY: Sunny skies to start the day. Clouds will increase in the afternoon. Highs in the low 40s.
SATURDAY: There is a chance of snow in the morning, possibly mixed with rain. A wintry mix or rain will linger into the afternoon. Highs will top out near 40.
SUNDAY: Skies are expected to clear, with highs in the lower 40s.