Statt-us Update 10/8/19 – Today’s Headlines & More

Here’s a quick way to get caught up on what’s going on in the world. Everyday B-105’s StattMan puts together a collection of news stories that might impact the average person in Cincinnati. In no particular order. Nothing political or to heavy, just good country fun.

281 Traffic Citations Issued In 12 Hours On I-75 In Kenton County

Kentucky law enforcement officials issued 281 traffic citations on I-75 in Kenton County Tuesday, the first day of a year-long traffic enforcement safety campaign.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wrote in a news release, officers and troopers from six different agencies collectively wrote the tickets on various parts of I-75 in Kenton County between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. It’s part of a campaign to reduce the number of crashes and deaths on the stretch of interstate.

Eighty-eight of the violations officials recorded were for speeding. The next day of the campaign will be Columbus Day, which this year falls on Monday, Oct. 14.

Research Finally Confirms What We All Thought: People Love Dogs A Lot More Than They Do Other Humans

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Cincinnati Breweries Win Gold In 2019 Great American Beer Festival

“Ohio breweries work so hard every day to create exceptional beers and memorable experiences in their taprooms; it’s great to see them recognized alongside the country’s best,” said Mary MacDonald, executive director of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association in a press release. “A showing like this on the biggest stage in craft beer just reinforces that Ohio has emerged as a leader in the industry and a destination for world-class beer.”

In all, here are the Cincinnati breweries and beers that claimed awards at the national competition:

Brink Brewing: Hold the Reins – Gold medal – English-style mild
& Moozie – Gold medal – Sweet stout or cream stout

Listermann Brewing: Scoring Discrepancies – Gold medal – field beer

Rhinegeist: Quid – Silver medal – English-style summer ale

Taft’s Brewing Company: Are You Pricklish? – Silver medal – Collaboration (with Against the Grain Brewing in Louisville)

Research Finally Confirms: People Love Dogs More Than They Do Other Humans

What if a human and a dog stood side-by-side and both needed help, but you could only choose one. It wouldn’t be an easy decision, would it? Some studies reveal when it comes to feeling empathy, many people pick pooches over other people.

The results: The undergrads felt more empathy toward the dogs than the adult human. The study says, “We also found more empathy for victims who are human children, puppies, and fully-grown dogs than for victims who are adult humans. Age makes a difference for empathy toward human victims, but not for dog victims.” Are you even surprised?

Click here to read the full study