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What It Means: Clinton Foundation

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:35

In tonight's "What It Means" segment, Jack Atherton looks at new claims that former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation may have benefited financially from Hillary Clinton being secretary of state. Watch the video, and to see more on Hillary Clinton's record of achievement, click on 
Going all the way back 35 years to suspicious investments when she was first lady of Arkansas, claims of payoffs for personal profit and power have plagued Hillary Clinton. But Monday’s "What It Means" looks at what could be the most damaging claims yet.
The New York Times and Washington Post just broke stories about a book by Peter Schweizer. He's a conservative who has slammed both Democrats and Republicans about trading influence for money.
Schweizer claims that after Hillary Clinton became President Obama's secretary of state her husband Bill's speaking fees tripled to more than a half-million dollars per speech. And that companies and foreign governments contributed tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation.
Most troubling, The New York Times confirms that the State department under Hillary Clinton helped approve the acquisition of massive US uranium rights by a company with close ties to Russia's Vladimir Putin. 
According to Fox News: "In other words, Russia now controls what was predicted to be up to half of America's uranium."
Clinton supporters say there's no evidence showing Hillary Clinton pushed that uranium deal. But Peter Schweizer notes that as secretary of state, Clinton did official business through private emails on a personal server she's now destroyed. So Schwiezer is calling for a full investigation -- and many Democrats seem troubled, too.
For more on 35 years of alleged Clinton scandals and -- perhaps far more important -- Hillary Clinton's real record of achievement, go to

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Have You Considered Cutting The Cable?

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:16

DAYTON -- Consider how much you spend on your cable bill to watch all the shows you love. Now consider paying a lot less to watch the very same programming. 
How-to videos are replacing the cable man.
"The notion of people sitting down and watching a television event has become less and less common," said Art Jipson, a University of Dayton Criminal Justice Professor who studies pop culture and media trends.
More and more people are cutting the cord to cable and satellite subscriptions. The most recent Nielsen data shows traditional TV viewership is down more than 10 percent, while streaming is up more than 60 percent.
"Now for pennies on the proverbial dollar, people can watch all kinds of content."
So how do you do it? First, scan your TV for free network channels over the air, like ABC 22 and FOX 45. You may need an antenna, and that will cost you about $20.
Services like Hulu or Netflix have endless movies and shows for less than ten bucks a month. Sling TV, which allows you to watch any of the channels you could get on cable, is $20 a month and you can add in HBO for an additional $15.
To get all this entertainment into your living room, you need devices like Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and the Amazon Fire Stick - just some of the most popular examples.
You pay about $40 for these, a one-time purchase. Only a more sophisticated Roku model goes for just under $100. When you add it all up, you would pay a fraction of what you would pay on your monthly cable bill, and you are controlling that cost. Jipson says this a la carte model is the future of television viewing.
"It's created a really democratic process, so the end user controls the content," Jipson said.

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Phone Scammers Targeting Taxpayers

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:10

KETTERING --  The next time your phone rings it could cost you a whole lot of money.
A warning about an aggressive phone scam and if you pay taxes you could be a target.
The Kettering Police Department is working to warn as many people as possible about this scam, even taking their message to their Facebook page.
Bill and his wife Marynel found a strange message on their answering machine Saturday night after coming home from a baseball game. 
"Saying that they were gonna take legal action if we didn't call and take care of the bill that we owed the IRS," said Bill Bradley, potential scam target.
The number on their caller ID, they didn't recognize, but it showed up as if it was coming from Washington  DC.
The scammers were aggressive.
"They're threatening to put you in jail the police will be there in 20-30 minutes they're going to arrest you if you don't hurry up and give us money," said Officer Ron Roberts, Kettering Police Department.
Bill and his wife had a bad feeling about the message.
"We pretty much felt it was a scam," said Bradley.
So they contacted the police and filed a report, but they're worried others wouldn't do the same.
"Some people may get worried about that since it's just past tax time and some people may have had to file differently or do something differently," said Bradley.
So we wanted to find out what happens when you call the number left on the caller i-d.
"All circuits are busy, please try your call again later," message from the scammer's phone number.
When we typed the number into Google and search there are several web sites saying that the number is a scam.
We also contacted the Internal Revenue Service to find out if they know this is happening.
They sent a statement saying "The IRS respects taxpayers rights, and these angry, shake-down calls are not how we do business."
"The legitimacy of anybody asking for money over a telephone without further identification is where the problem lies," said Bradley.
There's also five things the IRS will never do.
They are, demand immediate payment, demand you pay without the right to appeal, require that you use a specific payment method, ask for credit information over the phone and lastly threaten to bring in local police.
If you get a call don't give them your information and call police.

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SPECIAL REPORT: How Vulnerable Are Your House Keys to Technology

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:48

DAYTON -- Do you know where your keys are at all times? There's a way for a complete stranger to clone your personal keys, just by taking a picture with their smartphone. 
The website claims to be an easy way to ship a copy of your house key right to you instead of making a trip to the hardware store, but ABC22/FOX45 News wanted to investigate how easy it would be for someone with the wrong intentions to use the technology to get into your home.
"If a crook knows where the key goes, the particular house or address and he was able to get a picture of it," said locksmith James Nolen, "it's possible." 
Watch FOX45 news at 10, Wednesday, April 29 to see if the keys we duplicated worked, and how the homeowner reacted!

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Is your Deck, Porch ready for Use?

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 23:36

MIAMISBURG -- If your weren't shoveling the snow off your deck regularly you could pay for it now. How can you ensure your home's structure is ready for use?
Experts say snow and moisture breaks down the wood and cause the deck to give way.

"If you can't see underneath the structure we just go through and do a test where we basically seeing if everything stable and nothings broke," Richard Weese, Deck Renewal Systems owner, explained Monday. "A deck should be checked every season because the winter elements could give way."

Richard Weese has been installing and inspecting decks for 22 years .We had Richard inspect a deck today like he says you should do to yours ASAP.

Step one - make sure the structure is attached to the house properly.

"It shouldn't be off-balance it should be perfectly straight so if we put a level out here it should be level," Weese explained.

Step two - check the support beams and deck planks.

"Movement around the perimeter like this will give you an idea if anything. This is solid. It wasn't you would feel it moving," Weese said while inspecting a Miamisburg porch. "The boards will expand from cold to the warm and that's where we get the stress cracks."

Experts say you should clean and seal or stain every 2 to 3 years. Its not just to make the wood pretty, the layer protects from the elements preventing mildew and wear.

If your porch doesn't pass any of the tests, call an expert before use.

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2 Men Trapped After Awning Collapses on Them

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 19:51

DAYTON -- The Dayton Fire Department responded Monday afternoon to a roof awning that collapsed on top of two workers.

The accident happened off Wyoming and St. Paul streets after workers were adding railings to the porch.

Fire officials say one man was able to crawl out, but a second had to be rescued.

That man is expected to be okay.

Authorities with the city's building inspection say the men did not have a permit to work on the vacant apartment building.

They say people need to be aware of rotting wood, water damage and termite damage on structures with old wood.

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Nylabone Recalls Dog Treat Over Salmonella Risk

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:10

RECALL ALERT -- If you've got a puppy at home, check your treat drawer. You need to know which treats could put dogs and humans at risk for salmonella.
A new pet recall means dog owners will want to check the treat drawer. Nylabone dog chews sold in a Puppy Starter Kit are being recalled for possible salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration says there's a potential risk that dogs or humans handling the bone-shaped chews could be infected.

The recall is voluntary and no illnesses have been linked to the product. Symptoms of salmonella infection include lethargy, fever, vomiting and bowel upset.

The recalled Puppy Starter Kit consists of one lot of dog chews that were distributed nationwide, to Canada, and through one domestic online mail order facility.

Packages carrying the lot number 21935 are affected.

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West Carrollton Testing Tornado Sirens Today

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:51

WEST CARROLLTON -- The City of West Carrollton plans to test its tornado sirens at noon today.

The test had been rescheduled last week because of weather.

The sirens will be tested using the city of Centerville’s Dispatch Center. “This test will allow us to make any adjustments prior to having our dispatch transfer to Centerville on Thursday, April 30,” Fire Chief Chris Barnett said.

Other fire department changes that will go into effect on April 30 include the renumbering of West Carrollton’s fire stations in accordance with the Montgomery County system. Station 1 at 125 W. Central Ave., will be designated as Station 56. Station 2, at 1700 S. Alex Rd, will be designated as Station 57. The medic vehicles, engines, and other apparatus will also receive new numbers in conjunction with the county’s numbering system.

“This will help to avoid any confusion in communications between different jurisdictions who might have previously had the same station or vehicle numbers,” Barnett said.

For more information, call Fire Administration office at 937-847-4645.

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Count of Botulism Cases Tied to Ohio Church Meal Rises

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:34

LANCASTER (AP) -- The numbers of confirmed and suspected cases of botulism tied to a central Ohio church potluck have risen as officials try to pinpoint the source of the illnesses.

An Ohio Department of Health spokesman tells The Columbus Dispatch another person has been diagnosed, bringing the total confirmed cases to 21. He says another suspected case also was reported this weekend, raising that count to 10.

A 55-year-old woman died after the April 19 potluck at Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church in Lancaster.

The health department has said six food samples retrieved from a garbage bag at the church tested positive for botulism. Four were potato salad; the others were macaroni and cheese and pasta salad. More testing was to be done to determine which food initially was contaminated.

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Speedway Clerk Held at Gunpoint in Miami Township

ABC 22 / FOX 45 Dayton's News Source - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 08:11

MIAMI TOWNSHIP -- An armed robber is on the run after putting a gun to a Speedway cashier's head.

One of the employees was held at gunpoint until the man took off with the cash. It happened around 2:30 Monday morning (April 27, 2015) on State Route 741 and Alex Bell in Miami Township.

Police say the suspect entered the Speedway armed with a gun. The employee says she heard him come in but was not looking at him, that is when he placed the gun up to her head and demanded cash.

Police say the man then filled his bag with the cash from the register and ran out of the gas station toward an apartment complex nearby.

When police got to the scene they brought in a K-9 and tracked the man to the apartment complex but lost his scent.

The employee told police that the man had braids and was wearing a green camouflaged hunting jacket, which is similar to the robbery suspect last week at a Speedway in West Carrollton.

Right now, police are reviewing surveillance video to get a better description of the man. At this point, they do not have a description of a car.

The cashier was not injured during the incident.

If you noticed anything during the robbery please contact police.

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