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Missing CDC researcher Timothy Cunningham likely drowned, investigators say

The body found near the Chattahoochee River late Tuesday night is that of missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee Timothy Cunningham, WSBTV and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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Roads remain closed due to high water throughout the Miami Valley

Tuesday’s heavy rains produced high water that have shut down several area roads in multiple counties across the Miami Valley for a few days. 

>> RECORD RAIN TOTALS: New record set in Dayton

Here are a list of road closures by county as of Thursday, April 5:


  • In St. Marys, Barber Werner Road between SR 197 and Center Line Road
  • In Wapakoneta, SR 197 between National Road and Kossuth Loop Road, will be closed for several days 
  • In Wapakoneta, TownLine Road between Buckland Holden Road and Fairmount Road

>> NWS to survery area to confirm tornado report


  • In Fairborn, Haddix Road
  • In Fairborn, Spangler Road
  • In Medway, Lake Road
  • Several areas along Lower Valley Pike
  • In New Carlisle, Tillie Lane
  • In Springfield, Upper Valley Pike near Route 4
  • In Springfield, Route 4 at Lower Valley Pike
  • In Springfield, County Line Road west of US 68 

>>Water rescue due to high water on Lower Valley Pike

DARKE (reported closures are mainly north and south of the region)

  • In Rossburg, Duncan Road off of SR 47 and McFeely-Petry Road between Rhynard-Fink Riad and OH 118

>> STORM DAMAGE: Significant amount reported in Xenia, Beavercreek townships


  • In Sugarcreek Twp, OH-725 at Sackett Wright Park
  • In Sugarcreek Twp., Lower Bellbrook Road at OH 725
  • In Xenia, the entire length of Clifton Road, the road is closed due to high water and trees down 
  • In Xenia, Ludlow Road near Linebaugh Road
  • In Bellbrook, Washington Mill Road at Hess Road and Lower Hillside Drive
  • In Bellbrook, Sheffield Drive at Vemco Drive
  • In Fairborn, Medway Road at OH 235
  • In Cedarville, Weimer Road between Gravel Pit Road and Barber Road
  • In Cedarville, Cummings Road


PREBLE (multiple county roads are closed throughout, but water is receding on major roads)

  • In Jackson Twp, Preble County Line Road at Kinsey Road


  • In Tipp City, State Route 571 between OH-202 and the city limits
  • In Troy, Eldean Road between County Road 25A and Piqua-Troy Road
  • In Covington, Covington Bradford Road between State Route 48 and Rangeline Road
  • In Covington, Marlin Road at State Route 48 
  • In Covington, Perry Road at Crescent Road


  • In Richmond, Nolands Fork Road between N. Centerville Road and King Road
  • In Richmond, Abington Pike between S. Centerville Road and Smelser Road
  • In Richmond, Elks Country Club Road between the northern train tracks and Hayes Aroboretum 

Rescues underway after motorists drive through high water

Crews have been called to at least two water rescues this morning after motorists became trapped in high water on closed roads.

>> Roads closed due to high water throughout region


A water rescue is currently underway as of 7:27 a.m. on Rip Rap Road near Chambersburg in Huber Heights. 

A car became trapped in high water, according to reports.

Authorities said the road is closed due to high water after Tuesday’s storms.

>> PHOTOS: Strong storms, winds wreak havoc on the Miami Valley


A woman who drove around a road closed sign and a family member who came to her aid both had to be rescued when they became trapped in high water early Wednesday morning.

The rescue happened on Lower Valley Pike, east of Old Mill Road, around 3 a.m. Both were being checked by medics on the scene and are expected to be okay. Initial reports indicated both were being checked for hypothermia.

It’s unknown if any citations will be issued.

>> Roads closed due to high water throughout region

>> PHOTOS: Strong storms, winds wreak havoc on the Miami Valley

Flood Warnings continue for multiple area counties

UPDATE @ 1:25 a.m.: National Weather Service investigators on Wednesday will survey damage in northern Greene and southeastern Clark counties, looking to confirm reports of a tornado touchdown on Tuesday afternoon.

MORE: Damage reports as storms pound area

Flood Warning is in effect until 7:00 a.m. Wednesday for eastern Butler, Clark, Greene, Warren, northwest Clinton and until 6:45 a.m. for western Champaign, Darke, western Logan, Miami, Montgomery, eastern Preble, and Shelby counties. 

Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Wednesday for Butler, Clark, Clinton, Greene, Montgomery, Preble, Warren, Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Logan, Mercer, Miami and Shelby  counties.

Flood Warning is in effect until 11 p.m. Wednesday for the Great Miami River in Shelby County and until 2 a.m. Thursday for the Great Miami River in Middletown.

Flood Warning is in effect until 3 a.m. Thursday for the Great Miami River in Troy.

Flood Warning is in effect until 5:15 p.m. Thursday for the Great Miami River in Huber Heights.A Flood Warning is in effect until 8:45 a.m. Thursday for the Great Miami River in Franklin.

Flood Warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Wednesday for the Mad River in Springfield.

>>Storms could bring heavy downpours, damaging winds, flash flooding 


  • Drying out after midnight; A few flurries late
  • Blustery, cool on Wednesday 
  • Chance of rain Thursday evening and overnight


OVERNIGHT: Drying out, but with lingering clouds. We may see a few passing showers or sprinkles changing to flurries by morning. Staying windy through the night with falling temperatures. Lows overnight will fall into the middle 30s.

>>High water prompts closures on several local roads

Stay tuned to WHIO for the latest updates that might develop for the forecast.

>> Flooding: Know your risks

WEDNESDAY: A few early flurries or sprinkles to start, mostly cloudy and chilly with highs in the lower 40s. Still windy with gusts as high as 35mph creating wind chills in the 30s. Some clearing into tomorrow night and cold with lows in the upper 20s. Winds gradually decrease through the night.

>> Severe Weather: Slight vs. Enhanced Risk 

THURSDAY: Some sun early then clouds increase. Still cool with highs in the upper 40s. Chance for rain showers to develop into the evening, becoming more likely into the night. May briefly see some snowflakes mixing in initially across the northern Miami Valley.

>> Impacting your drive: Strong wind, heavy rain 

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy, breezy ad cool. Chance of snow showers into the evening and overnight. Highs in the upper 40s.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

SATURDAY: Decreasing clouds, breezy and chilly. Highs in the upper 30s. 

SUNDAY: Partly sunny and cool. Highs in the lower 40s.

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Texas house explosion: 2 dead, 2 hurt in Lubbock fire, blast

Two people are dead and two others are hurt after an explosion was reported Tuesday night at a home in Lubbock, Texas, authorities said.

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Trump orders expulsion of Russian diplomats over UK spy attack

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats and the closure of the country’s consulate in Seattle in response to an attack earlier this month on a former spy in the United Kingdom.

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3 dead in France supermarket hostage situation, one other killed in carjacking, police say

Three people have been killed, including a police officer who traded places with a hostage, after a supermarket hostage-taking in the southern France town of Trebes, according to local media reports.

Another person was killed when the alleged gunman stole a car before the hostage situation.

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Winter Weather Advisory for Butler County starts Saturday

Clouds will increase overnight, with temperatures falling into the upper 20s by morning, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.


  • Winter Weather Advisory for Butler County from 2 a.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday
  • Scattered snow by late morning, mainly south of I-70
  • Warmer weather pattern next week

>> Winter Storm: ‘Either Dayton or Cincinnati will get nailed’

>> Live Doppler 7 HD Interactive Radar 


Saturday: Scattered snow will develop in the morning, mainly south of Interstate 70. Snow showers will be on and off into the evening. Little or no snow accumulation is expected north of I-70. Accumulation of 1 inch or less is expected across Preble, Montgomery and Clark and Greene Counties. Around 1 to 3 inches will be possible in Butler County along with southern Warren and Clinton counties. Highs will be in the upper 30s with breezy conditions at times.

 >> 5-Day Forecast

Sunday: Clouds will clear with temperatures moderating back into the middle 40s.

Monday: Sunshine will start the day but clouds will increase through the afternoon. It will be milder with highs reaching into the lower 50s.

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Tuesday: More seasonable temperatures are expected but showers will be possible. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

Wednesday: Showers will be likely with highs in the upper 50s.

Travis AFB: Driver dead after gaining 'unauthorized access' to base's main gate, crashing

Officials at Travis Air Force Base in California say a car gained “unauthorized access” to the base’s main gate and later crashed.

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