MONDAY MORNING NEWS AND SPORTS

WIMA NEWS COPY MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2019

>>DAYTON - MOTIVE - ONN

THE GUNMAN WHO ATTACKED THE NIGHTCLUB DISTRICT IN DAYTON EARLY SUNDAY MORNING MOWED DOWN SO MANY PEOPLE SO QUICKLY THAT AUTHORITIES SAY HE PROBABLY WASN'T TARGETING ANYONE. O-N-N's DAVE JAMES REPORTS…

INVESTIGATORS SAY IT'S TOO SOON TO SAY WHAT TOUCHED OFF CONNOR BETTS' 30-SECOND RAMPAGE THAT LEFT NINE PEOPLE DEAD EARLY SUNDAY. AMONG THE QUESTIONS: WHY WOULD THE 24-YEAR-OLD HAVE SHOT HIS 22-YEAR-OLD SISTER MEGAN, THE YOUNGEST VICTIM? AND WHAT COULD AUTHORITIES HAVE DONE TO PREVENT THE ATTACK THAT ENDED WHEN OFFICERS GUNNED HIM DOWN? SOME STUDENTS WHO WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL WITH BETTS IN A DAYTON SUBURB NOTE THAT HE GOT SUSPENDED FOR MAKING THREATS. SCHOOL OFFICIALS HAVEN'T DISCUSSED THOSE DETAILS. OTHERS CONSIDERED BETTS A NICE GUY.

THE SHOOTER WAS KILLED BY POLICE LESS THAN A MINUTE AFTER HE STARTED SHOOTING. HE WAS ALSO WEARING BODY ARMOR.

>>Governor Open To Changes In Gun Laws

(Columbus, OH)--Governor Mike DeWine, who campaigned last year partially on his defense of gun rights, says everything is on the table regarding gun laws, including expansion of background checks.But DeWine added it's not known if the deadly weekend mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso were background check problems.He says so-called red-flag legislation, which he proposed this year, is constitutional and would make a difference.The bill would let police confiscate guns of anyone considered a threat to themselves or others.

>>Trump Orders Flags To Be Flown At Half Staff

(Washington, DC)--President Trump is ordering flags be lowered to half-staff following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend.In issuing the proclamation yesterday, Trump said the nation shares in the pain and suffering of those affected and he condemned the hateful and cowardly acts.Flags at the White House as well as military installations and federal facilities will be flown at half-staff until sunset on Thursday.

>>WH Adviser Says China Must End Deadly Sins To Stop Trade War

(Washington, DC)--A top White House adviser is telling China how it could end the trade war with the U.S.On Fox News Sunday, trade adviser Peter Navarro said China must end the "seven deadly sins" before the ongoing trade war with the U.S. can come to an end.He described the so-called sins as stealing our intellectual property, forcing technology transfers, hacking our computers, dumping into our markets causing companies to go out of business, heavy subsidies, importation of fentanyl, and currency manipulation.

On Friday, President Trump announced a new trade deal with the European Union.The deal expands American beef exports to European nations.

Trump called it a "breakthrough agreement" and a big victory for American farmers and ranchers.

WIMA SPORTS COPY MONDAY AUGUST 5, 2019

>>UNOH Golfer Wins Women’s City Title

(Lima, OH) --UNOH golfer Caitriona Griffin outlasted Jill Schmitmeyer to win the Lima Women’s Match Play Tournament yesterday at Shawnee Country Club as the match went three extra holes before Griffin prevailed.

>>Indians Complete Home Sweep Of Angels In Cleveland

(Cleveland, OH) -- All-Star pitcher Shane Bieber threw a complete game with eight strikeouts to lead the Indians to a 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels. With the win, the Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Angels and are now less than three games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place in the American League Central. Jason Kipnis led the Cleveland offense with a home run and three RBIs. The Indians will next welcome in the Texas Rangers tonight as they continue their homestand at Progressive Field.

>>Reds Take Down Braves On The Road In Extra Innings

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Cincinnati Reds earned a split of their four-game series with a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on the road. Heading into the tenth inning with the game tied at three apiece, Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart hit a three-run homer to cement the win for Cincinnati. Starter Sonny Gray worked seven shutout innings but didn't factor in the decision as the Braves tagged the Reds bullpen for all their runs. Cincinnati will now return home to begin a short two-game series with the Los Angeles Angels tonight at Great American Ball Park.

>>Elliott Wins at The Glen

(Watkins Glen, NY)--A year after racing to his first career NASCAR Cup victory at The Glen, Chase Elliott won a second time in the No. 9 for Hendrick Motorsports, besting Martin Truex Jr. just as he did a year ago. The Glen hadn't had a repeat winner in nearly a decade, since Marcos Ambrose in 2011-12.

Elliott, the pole-sitter, led 80 of 90 laps and snapped a long slump.

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