Author: WNKY Staff

Shortchanged on father’s day

(NBC News) Retail experts say the expectations for Father’s Day gifts are lower this year. “Eighty percetn of consumers plan to to buy a gift for Mother’s Day, and only 70 percent plan to buy a gift for their fathers,” says RetailMeNot’s Marissa Tarleton. According to Tarleton, the averege of $90 projected to be spent on dad is getting closer…

Videos reveal shocking jail abuse

(WKYC/NBC News) Troubling security videos released from Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Jail are raising serious questions about the way inmates are treated there. One video, released this week but taken in March of 2018, appears to show two corrections officers repeatedly punching an inmate who is restrained. In the video, officers Nicholas Evans and Timothy Dugan remove Terrance Debose from a…

Parents demand answers after 12-year-old takes uber to suicide

(WESH) An Florida family is demanding answers from Uber after they say their 12-year-old daughter hailed a ride in the middle of the night and then jumped off a downtown Orlando parking garage. The family of Benita “BB” Diamond said Thursday that their daughter would still be alive if the driver had followed Uber’s policy on transporting minors. Diamond used…

Michigan man accused of sex acts with minor in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Warren County grand jury indicted a Michigan man on child sex crimes Ladonte P. Sims, 31, of Holt, Mich. was indicted Wednesday on one count of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Bowling Green police investigated the case after the child disclosed allegations against Sims to her mother, according…

Facial recognition: who’s tracking you?

(NBC New) Facial recognition is increasingly being used in airports, advertising and even schools. It’s the same technology that lets users unlock iPhones and share on social media. “On Facebook, they company says they use facial recognition to help tag photos and for some security features,” notes Thomas Germain of Consumer reports. But there are other potential uses of that…