ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Christian Hauser
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Natasha Williams
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
High: 39 Winds: Light Var.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy with Some Snow Flurries!
Low: 27 Winds: NE 3-6 mph
Thanksgiving: A Few Light Flurries to Start - A Breezy Afternoon.
High: 36 ...
Vandals Burning Flags in Kettering
KETTERING -- Residents in the Glenmina Drive area of town are fuming over some ill-timed vandalism.
Neighbors say someone burned at least five flags about midnight Thursday in the southeast section of Kettering.
John Collins said he was out picking up sticks in his yard when he noticed his flag was burned.
"I'm very upset because it's the Fourth of July," Collins said. "We are putting our flags out for patriotism. It kind of dampens your holiday spirit when somebody wants to do this to your flag. My parents, grandparents fought and died for this flag and gave us a right to have it here. We are trying to be patriotic and do the right thing here but somebody for some unknown and ridiculous reason decides to deface and burn them."
Several of the homes in his neighborhood have flags in front, but only the ones on his street were burnt. Neighbors say it's because Glenmina Drive gets so dark at night with lot of trees but not a lot of street lights.
"You got to be kidding me," said Dor-Wood Optimist Club Avenue of Flags chairman David Mills. "Really?"
The Dor-Wood Optimist Club replaced the five flags at no cost to the residents
"To have them burned is mind boggling," said Mills. "The one flag was really burned and the other four were burned on the bottom."
Even though burning an American flag is considered free speech in protest, these arsonists could face criminal damaging charges since they were on someone else's property.
"What they did is illegal. That is an arson. That is not their property. They did not have the right to burn it," said Kettering Police Lt. Craig Moore. "We are asking anyone who was out last night in that area, who might have seen a car, seen people or seen anything to contact us. "That one lead could wrap this whole thing up."
The Dor-Wood Optimist Club Avenue of Flags is a service organization for kids of Kettering. Residents pay them a yearly fee to place these flags out five times a year: Memorial Day, Flag Day, Veterans Day, Labor Day, and Fourth of July.
"This is the time to celebrate our freedom and our freedom is flying a flag and have it left unharmed," said Collins. "Whoever did this I hope they understand the consequences they can face."
Connect with ABC 22/FOX 45 Reporter Wale Aliyu on Facebook and Twitter.
The Ferguson Decision
Miami Valley Crime StoppersIf you have information about a crime that has occurred, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867 (STOP) 800-637-5735, 24 hours a day. Callers can remain anonymous.
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
Major business and economic events scheduled for today:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The list of economic reports expected this morning is longer than usual with everything shutdown for Thanksgiving tomorrow.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
"DANCING WITH THE STARS"-ALFONSO WINS
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The long wait is over for Alfonso Riberio.
DENVER (AP) -- Forget the mistletoe -- think marijuana instead.
IN THE NEWS: APPLE WORTH $700 BILLION
NEW YORK (AP) -- Have an iPhone in your pocket?
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... Family Feud
7:30 pm ..... Family Feud
8:00 pm ..... A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
9:00 pm ..... Modern Family
9:30 pm ..... black-ish
10:00 pm ... Nashville
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline