Semi hits disabled vehicle; 1 killed

The driver said he did not see the disabled Nissan because it was “difficult to observe approaching the stopped vehicle during the nighttime conditions.”

Giving the gift of green in the ‘District of Cannabis’

A 2014 ballot initiative to legalize recreational use passed overwhelmingly. But unlike the eight states that have legalized recreational use, the Washington initiative also maintained it was still illegal to buy or sell the drug.
So instead of the straightforward marijuana storefronts common in Colorado or Nevada, Washington has developed a thriving “gift economy” marijuana industry. These businesses–many offering delivery–sell everything from coffee cups to artwork–all overpriced and all coming with a little something extra.

Now even money is running out in storm-hit Puerto Rico

There are long lines at the banks that are open with reduced hours or the scattered ATMs that are operational amid an islandwide power outage and near total loss of telecommunications. Many people are unable to work or run their businesses because diesel to run generators is in short supply or they can’t spend all day waiting for gas to fill their car.

Fort Wayne Fire captain dies in training

Fire Chief Eric Lahey told NewsChannel 15 Eric Balliet suffered cardiac arrest during an exercise Wednesday night. Funeral plans are pending.

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner dies at 91

Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner, the pipe-smoking hedonist who revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and built a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and television, symbolized by bow-tied women in bunny costumes, has died at age 91.

Saint Francis tops rival Huntington 3-1 in volleyball

Huntington may have won the first set but Saint Francis stormed back to win the next three to defeat their Crossroads League rivals 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-18) at the Hutzell Center on Wednesday night.

NY village changes controversial official seal … kinda

Whitesboro found itself making national news in early 2016 when it held a public vote on whether to change the village seal, which depicted a white man besting a Native American in a hand-to-hand struggle.