Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:02:44 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:00:14 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:39:24 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:37:19 GMT
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
Dr. Justin Benoit at U.C. Medical Center says the elderly run a higher risk of cold related injuries. Beta blockers, a medication taken by many senior citizens, make the human body more susceptible to cold injuries according to Dr. Benoit.
He also says the elderly may not feel the cold weather as much as a younger person, and the sub freezing temperatures we're expecting bring a higher risk of hypothermia and frost bite.
"Frost bite is where your hands get a little cold and a little numb, but if the whole body gets cold then it could actually cause changes in mental status, causing confusion where a person isn't answering questions like they normally do. They can get drowsy, they might be slurring their speech or it can even lead to unconsciousness if the cold injury gets worse enough and that's a true medical emergency."
When those emergencies occur it is usually the fire department who responds to the weather-related incidents. District Fire Chief Greg Potter says even trying to stay warm can be hazardous.
"When you're heating make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors. that's a big issue around this time of year," says Potter. He also urges people to not use their stove for heat because the lack of ventilation in stoves can lead to more carbon monoxide.
Potter says freezing temperatures make fighting fires even more hazardous as well. Officials say clearing a path to your front door, clearing snow away from fire hydrants and making sure your house address numbers remain visible are important steps people can do to help fire fighters during the winter months.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >