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Springfield man faces 24 charges after chase, alleged drug deals

A Springfield man with multiple warrants faces charges after he allegedly led police on a chase through Springfield and was later found in a home on Clifton Avenue. Louis R. Gibson, 29, of 314 Neosha Ave., faces more than 24 charges, including six criminal charges stemming from the chase on Tuesday evening. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $40,150...


Clark County sheriff’s sale of items seized from criminals raises $47K

Clark County sheriff’s sale of items seized from criminals raises $47K

An auction organized by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month was expected to raise about $5,000 but earned nearly $47,000. The sheriff’s office auctioned off several unclaimed items from its property room, ranging from lawn equipment to jewelry. Some of the items had been there for decades, Sheriff Deb Burchett said. Many of the items up for bid were seized from drug dealers...
Historic Springfield funeral home director dies

Historic Springfield funeral home director dies

Robert C. Henry II, the director and owner of the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home who had recently been convicted in a federal court for theft, died Thursday, Oct. 12, according to a statement from his family. He had been hospitalized for several weeks at the Ohio State University Ross Heart Hospital, where he was battling an illness. RELATED: Historic Springfield funeral home owner convicted of theft...
Springfield man allegedly rams car after washing machine dispute

Springfield man allegedly rams car after washing machine dispute

A Springfield man has been accused of ramming a car with a truck after an argument reportedly about a washing machine. Charles J. Smith, 38, faces two counts of criminal damaging. He’s scheduled to appear in court at 11 a.m. today. MORE CRIME: Car rams into Springfield drive-thru, money and cigarettes stolen Police were sent to the 400 block of Gallagher Street about 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Smith...
Car rams into Springfield drive-thru, money and cigarettes stolen

Car rams into Springfield drive-thru, money and cigarettes stolen

A car was used to ram into a Springfield drive-thru early Saturday morning where more than 100 packs of cigarettes and money were stolen, according to a police report. MORE: Bystanders rescue 2-year-old from street, grandfather charged The same car used in the incident was later set on fire, according to a separate police report. Police were called to Rogers Four Wheeler, 836 Selma Road, at about...
Bystanders rescue 2-year-old from street, grandfather charged

Bystanders rescue 2-year-old from street, grandfather charged

A Springfield man faces child endangering charges after a 2-year-old boy in his care was allegedly found by drivers in the middle of the intersection of North Bechtle Avenue and Broadway Street last week. Starley Lynch, 60, of 1324 Broadway St., pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court last week. MORE: Springfield woman accused of drug abuse, threatening police officer Police were sent to...
Lawn company repairs for free destroyed Bethel Twp. football field

Lawn company repairs for free destroyed Bethel Twp. football field

A lawn company started repairs Friday to a Bethel Twp. park football field for free after it was vandalized earlier this week. Multiple tire tracks were found on the Wee Arrows home field at Raynor Park on Sunday morning. The team was forced to play its last home game on another field. RELATED:Bethel Twp. looks to improve security after park vandalism Randy Creech is the owner of Lawn Plus. He was...
Man accused of injuring Springfield police officer

Man accused of injuring Springfield police officer

A man faces multiple charges after police alleged he injured an officer after he and drugs were found in a vacant Springfield home. Bryant E. Brown, 59, has been charged with drug possession, drug paraphernalia and assault. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday. Brown’s bond was set at $5,500. MORE CRIME: Springfield man allegedly fired shot at woman Officers were...
Large rock thrown through window of Springfield wireless store

Large rock thrown through window of Springfield wireless store

Two watches were stolen from a Springfield wireless store after a large rock was thrown through the front door of the business, according to a police report. CRIME NEWS: Women allegedly abducted at gun point in Springfield Springfield Police Division officers were sent to the AT&T wireless store at 1636 N. Bechtle Ave. on a report of an alarm at about 1:20 a.m. Thursday evening. When officers arrived...
Women allegedly abducted at gun point in Springfield

Women allegedly abducted at gun point in Springfield

Two women were allegedly kidnapped at gun point in Springfield early Thursday morning, according to a police report. MORE: Springfield man allegedly fired shot at woman Springfield police officers were sent to the area of South Wittenberg Avenue and West Parkwood Avenue at about 1:10 a.m. Thursday morning on a call of a kidnapping. A male witness told officers he was trying to pick up two women he...
Director of Springfield funeral home convicted: 4 things to know

Director of Springfield funeral home convicted: 4 things to know

The director of a well-known Springfield funeral home, Robert C. Henry II, was convicted in federal court for the theft of more than $180,000 in Social Security benefits. Henry, one of the owners of the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home, pleaded guilty to the charge of public theft in September 2016 in a southwestern Ohio court. Here’s four things to know about Henry, how he was convicted on the...
Springfield man allegedly fired shot at woman

Springfield man allegedly fired shot at woman

A Springfield man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly fired a gun at a woman he knows outside of a Warder Street home on Wednesday morning. MORE: Springfield home invaded by gun-wielding men, money stolen Richards E. Burks IV, 22, of 1371 Warder St., was arrested and charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises, domestic violence and receiving...
Historic Springfield funeral home owner convicted of theft

Historic Springfield funeral home owner convicted of theft

The owner of a well-known Springfield funeral home was convicted in federal court of collecting Social Security money on a woman who had died and his license is under review by the state. Robert C. Henry II, one of the owners of the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home, pleaded guilty to a charge of theft of public money in September 2016 in the Southern District of Ohio Western Division, according to court...
Suspects accused of using $100 counterfeit bills in Clark County

Suspects accused of using $100 counterfeit bills in Clark County

Two people have been accused of attempting to use fake $100 bills at several post offices in the Miami Valley, including Clark and Champaign counties. Donye McClesky, 29, and Houda-Ezamane Hamadi, 20, both have been charged with two counts of forgery and tampering with evidence. Ten U.S. Postal Service locations ranging from Christiansburg to Enon to Yellow Springs to Dayton reported the suspects...
Springfield mom concerned about traffic not stopping for school buses

Springfield mom concerned about traffic not stopping for school buses

A Springfield mother is concerned about traffic not stopping when her son’s school bus stops on their busy road but state troopers have investigated and said drivers aren’t breaking the law. Sheryl Fletcher and her 7-year-old son, Tyler, live on West Columbia Street in Springfield. It’s a three lane, one-way street. When the school bus stops to pick Tyler up, Fletcher says traffic...
Bethel Twp. looks to improve security after park vandalism

Bethel Twp. looks to improve security after park vandalism

Bethel Twp. officials are re-evaluating security after a park was vandalized there over the weekend. Raynor Park was found with multiple tire tracks in its football field Sunday morning. The damage uprooted the Park Layne Wee Arrows from playing their last home game of the season on their home field. Clark County Sgt. Erin Trimble said deputies are investigating the damage done to the field after...
Man allegedly assaults woman, spits on Springfield police officer

Man allegedly assaults woman, spits on Springfield police officer

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly struck two women he knows and later spit on a police officer. RELATED: Springfield woman accused of biting police officer, spitting on medic Dayquan M.S. Beal-Ragland, 22, has been charged with two counts of assault and one count each of domestic violence, resisting arrest, disrupting public service, obstructing official business and...
Springfield teen accused of killing brother ruled competent for trial

Springfield teen accused of killing brother ruled competent for trial

A Springfield 16-year-old accused of killing his younger bother last year was found to be competent and ordered to stand trial. Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Douglas Rastatter found Nicholas Starling competent after an evaluation concluded he’s able to understand court procedure and aid his defense attorney. RELATED: Prosecutors: 14-year-old Springfield boy beaten with bat, stabbed &ldquo...
Bellefontaine mom’s psychological eval order heads to appeals court

Bellefontaine mom’s psychological eval order heads to appeals court

The lawyers for a Bellefontaine mom accused of killing her three sons have appealed a judge’s ruling that would force their client to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Brittany Pilkington, 25, is charged with three counts of aggravated murder in connection with the death of her three sons — infant Niall in July 2014, 4-year-old Gavin in April 2015 and infant Noah on Aug. 18, 2015. She...
Clark County to auction cars, jewelry, items confiscated from dealers

Clark County to auction cars, jewelry, items confiscated from dealers

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will auction items from its property room Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. to raise money for the department. The county has a small storage space to house items, Clark County Sheriff Deb Burchett said, and some of them have been there since the early 1990s. “It’s property that was taken, no one claimed or it was given to us through the court on a case...
Clark County animal shelter burglarized, supplies stolen

Clark County animal shelter burglarized, supplies stolen

A Clark County SPCA vehicle was broken into Thursday night and several items the organization planned to use for its Dogtoberfest event were stolen. The SPCA’s Facebook page said the thieves didn’t just steal from the organization, it stole from county animals that are in need. “You have stolen from homeless, abused and neglected animals,” the post says. Items stolen included...
Springfield man caught with 240 grams of cocaine sentenced to 18 years

Springfield man caught with 240 grams of cocaine sentenced to 18 years

A Springfield man was convicted of dealing cocaine this week and was sentenced to 18 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. A Clark County Common Pleas Court jury found Casey Stoermer guilty of multiple charges, including trafficking cocaine and having a weapon under disability. He was accused of having about 240 grams of cocaine in his possession. MORE CRIME NEWS: Springfield woman accused of biting...
Springfield woman accused of biting police officer, spitting on medic

Springfield woman accused of biting police officer, spitting on medic

A Springfield woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly biting a police officer and spitting on a medic earlier this week. A warrant has been issued for Adrianne Allen, 32, on charges of assaulting an officer, obstructing official business and harassment with a bodily substance. Officers saw Allen stumbling on the corner of East High Street and South Clairmont Avenue at about 7 p.m. Tuesday...
New Carlisle: Police, other services to be cut if tax change passes

New Carlisle: Police, other services to be cut if tax change passes

New Carlisle could cut services such as police, snow plowing, brush pickup and more if a change to how it collects income taxes is approved by voters on Nov. 7. But supporters of the ballot initiative said the current system is unfair. Issue 4 will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. It allows voters to decide whether New Carlisle should be required to give credit on their local income taxes to residents...
911 call in Springfield shooting death: ‘Just had a shootout down there’

911 call in Springfield shooting death: ‘Just had a shootout down there’

One man is dead and two others are seriously injured after two unrelated shootings late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in Springfield. Joshua Brown, 26, was shot multiple times in the chest shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday in his apartment in the 1400 block of Delta Road. Brown was transported first to Springfield Regional Medical Center by medics and then flown to Miami Valley Hospital...
Man threatens Springfield post office: “You think Las Vegas was bad?”

Man threatens Springfield post office: “You think Las Vegas was bad?”

A man allegedly threatened a Springfield Post Office employee with “Las Vegas”-style violence because he was infuriated about not receiving his parents’ mail. RELATED: Springfield man injured in Las Vegas shooting: 3 things to know The man entered the post office at 150 North Limestone St. at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Springfield Police Division report. He asked a post...
Springfield man injured in Las Vegas shooting: 3 things to know

Springfield man injured in Las Vegas shooting: 3 things to know

A Springfield native, Todd Riley, who now lives in Thornton, Col., was one of the more than 500 people injured during the largest mass shooting in American history in Las Vegas on Sunday. Riley credited the first responders and medical staff with saving lives that day, calling them the real heroes. Here’s three things to know about Riley and what happened to him during the shooting. RELATED...
Springfield man accused of stealing guns, leading police on chase

Springfield man accused of stealing guns, leading police on chase

A Springfield man faces multiple charges after he was accused of stealing two guns from another man and allegedly was later found with drugs in a vehicle. Andre L. Enoch, 19, of 1884 Clay St., has been charged with theft and drug possession, as well as other charges stemming from a car crash. He is expected to appear in Clark County Municipal Court at 10:30 a.m. today. RELATED: Springfield native...
Springfield native hurt in Las Vegas massacre: Heroes saved lives

Springfield native hurt in Las Vegas massacre: Heroes saved lives

A Springfield native was hit by shrapnel and tried to save the life of a woman near him after she was struck by gunfire during the largest mass shooting in U.S. history at a country concert in Las Vegas. Todd Riley, 47, a 1988 Kenton Ridge High School graduate who now lives in Thornton, Colo., attended the three-day festival with his fiancee and two other couples last weekend, he told the Springfield...
Springfield church vandalized, profanity spray painted

Springfield church vandalized, profanity spray painted

A Springfield church is cleaning up after it was vandalized with profanity spray painted on its building. Springfield Police Division officers responded to Southgate Baptist Church, 2111 S. Center Blvd., shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday after a pastor witnessed a group of six to seven unidentified juveniles walking away from the property, according to a police report. READ MORE: Wayside...
Witt prof hopes study on children, guns in movies saves lives

Witt prof hopes study on children, guns in movies saves lives

A Wittenberg University professor’s recent study on media, guns and its effects on children is getting national attention for its findings and she hopes it can save lives. Kelly Dillon is an assistant professor in the Communications Department. She’s co-author of “Effects of Exposure to Gun Violence in Movies on Children’s Interest,” which was published Sept. 25 in JAMA...
Clark County agencies, venues often revise safety plans after threats

Clark County agencies, venues often revise safety plans after threats

The deadliest shooting in U.S. history has led first responders and venues across Clark County and the Miami Valley to take a close look at their planning and procedures once again. At least 58 people are dead and another 500 were taken to hospitals in Las Vegas on Sunday night after authorities said Stephen Paddock opened fire on a concert crowd from his nearby hotel room window. RELATED: ...
Red light cameras staying off in Springfield — for now

Red light cameras staying off in Springfield — for now

The city of Springfield has no immediate plans to resume its red light camera program, despite Dayton’s decision to turn its cameras back on next month after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled a law restricting the cameras’ use was unconstitutional earlier this year. Last week Dayton announced it will reactivate its cameras without officers present as soon as Sunday. Springfield Mayor Warren...
Wayside Tavern shooting 9-1-1 call: ‘There’s gunfire everywhere’

Wayside Tavern shooting 9-1-1 call: ‘There’s gunfire everywhere’

Clark County investigators say multiple shooters are suspected to have been involved in a shooting that injured at least one person early Friday morning. Deputies and medics responded about 2:30 a.m. Friday to the 2200 block of South Yellow Springs Street on the report of several gunshots fired outside the Wayside Tavern. There were initial reports of damage to nearby homes from gunfire but none have...
Report ranks Springfield 5th highest in the country for burglaries

Report ranks Springfield 5th highest in the country for burglaries

A new report ranks Springfield as a city with one of the highest burglary rates in the country but local police say break-ins have dropped significantly in recent years. The report, “Burglary Odds Across America,” was released by ADT Security Services this week. It uses FBI crime statistics from 2015 to show the states and cities where people are at most risk of burglary. Springfield is...
Springfield mom sent to prison after newborn baby found dead at motel

Springfield mom sent to prison after newborn baby found dead at motel

The Springfield mom of a baby found dead at the Drake Motel last year was sentenced this week to three years in prison. Shania Delawder, 20, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Clark County Common Pleas Court. She was charged in connection with her newborn son Liam Lee Spencer’s death. Liam died Oct. 6, 2016, and the cause of his death was blunt force trauma, according to investigators...
Man sentenced to 11 years for string of Springfield home burglaries

Man sentenced to 11 years for string of Springfield home burglaries

A Springfield man has been sentenced to prison for 11 years in connection with his role in several Springfield home burglaries. Ronald Moore, 48, pleaded guilty to five counts involving breaking into homes in the Ridgewood neighborhood. Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard O’Neill sentenced him last week, just a few days after the judge sentenced Moore’s partner, Jeffery Jenkins...
Kitchen knife-wielding man robs Springfield gas station

Kitchen knife-wielding man robs Springfield gas station

A Springfield gas station was robbed by a man wielding a kitchen knife, according to a report. MORE CRIME: Clark Co. deputy applicant charged with possessing child porn loses appeal The man entered the Speedway gas station at 1314 E. Main St. at about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday morning wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black mask and gloves, the report said. The man pointed a kitchen knife at an employee...
Springfield man accused of hitting teenager with skillet

Springfield man accused of hitting teenager with skillet

A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after he was accused of hitting a teenager with a skillet. Dartayvius J. Grimes, 20, of 276 Eastmoor Drive, has been charged with felonious assault and tampering with evidence. He was placed in the Clark County Jail and is expected to appear in the Clark County Municipal Court this morning. Officers were called to the 1600 block of East Main Street at about...
2 sentenced to prison in connection with Springfield shooting

2 sentenced to prison in connection with Springfield shooting

Two people have been sentenced to prison in connection with a February shooting at a home on Mound Street. Lacey Carroll and Jayquan Holder, both of Springfield, have pleaded guilty to felony charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Carroll and Holder were charged in connection to a shooting where police alleged they attempted to burglarize a home. A bill of particulars filed in the case alleges...
Clark County sheriff’s ‘ghost’ unit targets drugs

Clark County sheriff’s ‘ghost’ unit targets drugs

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has a new cruiser paid for by drug forfeiture money that’s designed to fight back against those dealers. The new cruiser is black and gray — a color scheme called “ghosted” — and has the words “Paid for by Your Local Drug Dealers” on it. Clark County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Beller has been driving the unit...
Springfield man reports squatter damaged boat at storage space

Springfield man reports squatter damaged boat at storage space

A Springfield man reported a squatter had damaged his boat at a storage facility and was allegedly living in it, according to a police report. MORE: Springfield woman stops dognappers, reports wedding ring stolen Officers were sent to a storage facility in the 3000 block of Urbana Road on a criminal damaging complaint at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday. A man told police the galley hatch door and lock had...
Man accused of Ridgewood break-ins sentenced to prison Friday

Man accused of Ridgewood break-ins sentenced to prison Friday

A Springfield man accused of breaking into homes within the last year was sentenced to 8 years in prison Friday. Jeffery Jenkins, 38, took a plea deal earlier this month and pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree in Clark County Common Pleas Court. Jenkins told the court on Friday before he was sentenced that he was sorry. “I’m ashamed,” he said. READ: Two arrested in connection...
Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

Clark County Sheriff identifies needs for office

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office needs some updating and could use more personnel, but the department is doing the best job it can, Sheriff Deb Burchett and one of her staff members said. Burchett and Grants Manager Wendy Holt talked about the office during remarks at the Springfield Rotary Club’s weekly luncheon. RELATED : Clark County drug bust nets 1 pound of fentanyl, meth and cash...
Springfield man pleads not guilty of hiding narcotics in Play-Doh

Springfield man pleads not guilty of hiding narcotics in Play-Doh

Jason Rager appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court Wednesday morning where he pleaded not guilty and bond was set at $10,000. A 30-year-old Springfield man is to be in court Wednesday on felony charges accusing him of mailing narcotics -- hidden inside a Play-Doh set — to someone in Asheville, North Carolina.  Jason Rager, of Willow Road, remains in the Clark County Jail after sheriff's...
Why Ohio may have to break the law to launch its medical pot program

Why Ohio may have to break the law to launch its medical pot program

When Ohio officials award licenses next month allowing two dozen companies to cultivate medical marijuana, the growers will have almost a year to build facilities and produce their first crop. But where will they get the seeds? It will still be illegal to purchase marijuana plants from anyone but themselves. Many of the applicants have cannabis-growing operations in other states, but it’s still...
Father of man accused of killing 6-year-old calls son 'gentle giant'

Father of man accused of killing 6-year-old calls son 'gentle giant'

The father of the 19-year-old man who is accused of killing 6-year-old Dayvid Pakko and leaving his body in a dumpster in Lynnwood, Washington, spoke from Texas on Tuesday. Randy Henckel said he is grieving the death of his grandson, Dayvid, and trying to make sense of the arrest of his son, Andrew Henckel, in connection with it. Andrew Henckel, who was visiting from Texas, is Dayvid's uncle. Randy...
Judge denies Jerry Sandusky's request for new sex abuse trial

Judge denies Jerry Sandusky's request for new sex abuse trial

A Pennsylvania judge has denied former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial. Judge John Foradora issued the order and an opinion on Sandusky's Post Conviction Relief Act appeal Wednesday afternoon. Sandusky argued that he did not receive adequate representation by his lawyers during the trial and that prosecutors failed to turn over information about victims'...

Three killed in Maryland shooting

A Maryland sheriff says three people were killed after a shooting at business park, Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press.  Two others were wounded and authorities are searching for the suspect.
State patrol follows Springfield school buses to catch violators

State patrol follows Springfield school buses to catch violators

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are following school buses in Springfield this week to catch traffic violators and ensure student safety. Stop on Red is the theme for the 2017 National Bus Safety Week. The goal of this week is to remind motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside of the school bus, according to the Ohio Department of Education. RELATED: Springfield mom worried...
Suspects sentenced in Springfield shooting case

Suspects sentenced in Springfield shooting case

A Springfield man was sentenced to seven years in prison in connection to a February shooting on Florence Street. Steven Miller pleaded guilty to felonious assault and drug charges. Miller and Anthony Reynolds went to Colten Mollet’s house on Florence to steal a gun the duo sold to Mollet and that’s when police said there was a fight, where Mollet was shot in the chest. Mollet survived...
Champaign County deputies find 29 pounds of marijuana after shooting

Champaign County deputies find 29 pounds of marijuana after shooting

Gunfire triggered a series of events Tuesday that led Champaign County deputies to 29 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two handguns, according to the sheriff’s office. Donald Murnahan, 26, and Angela Easterday, 34, were arrested and face numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking. They were booked into Tri-County Jail on Tuesday. Champaign County deputies responded to a...
Woman accused of slapping boyfriend with pack of bacon

Woman accused of slapping boyfriend with pack of bacon

A North Carolina woman is accused of slapping her boyfriend in the face with an uncooked pack of bacon during an argument over the weekend, according to multiple reports. A 38-year-old man told police that he was arguing with his 33-year-old girlfriend on Sunday when she hit him with the bacon, WRAL reported, citing a police report. The attack happened at their shared apartment in Goldsboro, ...
3rd Greenon student killed in crash: 3 things to know

3rd Greenon student killed in crash: 3 things to know

A third student from Greenon High School has died in a car crash within a two-month span. Kendal “Kenny” DePhillip, 16 and a junior at the school, was killed in a crash that occurred at Fowler Road between Rebert Pike and Broadway Road in Clark County on Sunday. RELATED: Greenon mourns third student death in two months in fatal car crashes Here’s three things to know about the crash...
Body of missing 6-year-old boy found in dumpster

Body of missing 6-year-old boy found in dumpster

The body of a 6-year-old boy with autism, who was reported missing near Lynnwood, Washington, was found in a dumpster early Tuesday. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Dayvid Pakko was a victim of a homicide. A 19-year-old man, who is a relative of the boy, has been taken into custody. Detectives were processing the crime scene Tuesday morning and are expected to be working...
Want to avoid getting hacked while driving? Check this out

Want to avoid getting hacked while driving? Check this out

Computers control an increasing number of vehicle functions now, and will do so even more in the future when autonomous — or self-driving — cars and trucks become more common. Given that technology in the vehicles we drive is ever increasing, how safe are we from cyber intruders?  “We’ve enabled hackers to gain access to the car by a small set of controllers. Once one...
OSU police issue public safety notice for campus

OSU police issue public safety notice for campus

Ohio State University Police tonight issued a public safety notice for a man who appeared to follow a female student at Thompson Library. The woman was uncomfortable by his presence and left the area, when the man left the building, according to the alert. Police believe the man is the same suspect who previously committed an act of public indecency in the library. The suspect is described as a man...
Woman shot in Las Vegas massacre sues bump stock maker, hotel, festival organizer

Woman shot in Las Vegas massacre sues bump stock maker, hotel, festival organizer

A California college student filed suit Tuesday against the manufacturer of devices that enabled a gunman to rapidly rain bullets on a crowd gathered for a country music festival in Las Vegas earlier this month after she was seriously injured in the deadly attack. Also named in the suit were MGM Resorts International, Mandalay Corp., Live Nation Entertainment Inc. and the estate of Stephen Paddock...
Police officer who stopped Ohio State attack recognized today

Police officer who stopped Ohio State attack recognized today

Alan Horujko, the police officer who stopped the attack on the Ohio State University’s campus last year, will be recognized today at the 2017 Distinguished Law Enforcement Achievement Awards. An award will be bestowed upon Horujko, originally of Fairfield, and members of the Ohio State University Police Division Ordinance Team by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. MORE: Fairfield grad who stopped...
Harvey Weinstein investigations launched in New York, London

Harvey Weinstein investigations launched in New York, London

Officials on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are investigating complaints against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein amid reports that he sexually harassed women for decades, according to multiple reports. Police in London told The Guardian on Thursday that a complaint was made against Weinstein on Wednesday and that officers were investigating the report. The alleged assault took place...
Xenia teacher facing rape charge for incident outside swim bar at lake

Xenia teacher facing rape charge for incident outside swim bar at lake

Update@4:10 p.m.:  Brandon Murray is an employee of Xenia Community Schools, although he teaches at the Miami Valley Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, Superintendent Gabriel Lofton said. He added that Murray was placed on an indefinite leave of absence on Oct. 9.  Lofton declined to comment any further.  The alleged victim is a 25-year-old woman who is an acquaintance of...
$10K reward offered 1-year after Beavercreek hiker disappeared on Pacific Crest Trail

$10K reward offered 1-year after Beavercreek hiker disappeared on Pacific Crest Trail

It's been one year ago today since Kris Fowler was last seen as he was making his way along the Pacific Crest Trail. The last confirmed sighting of Fowler, a Wright State graduate who grew up in Beavercreek, was on Oct. 12, 2016. He had already hiked about 2,000 miles before stopping at a convenience store at a trail head near White Pass, Wash.  The 34-year-old experienced hiker tried to call...
Questions linger six years after tigers and bears ran wild in Ohio

Questions linger six years after tigers and bears ran wild in Ohio

Six years after authorities said 62-year-old Terry Thompson opened the cage doors that contained his lions, tigers, bears, wolves and more on his Zanesville farm and set them free before killing himself, a lifelong friend who grew up next door to Thompson still questions the official account of his death. The events that day put a worldwide spotlight on Ohio as sheriff’s deputies killed 49 wild...
Springfield man killed in shooting protecting friend, dad says

Springfield man killed in shooting protecting friend, dad says

A woman has died from her injuries sustained during a double shooting last week and now Springfield Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect. The victim, identified as Raina Beal, 23, has died after she was shot in the head, according to investigators. Joshua Brown, 26, also died after he was shot multiple times at an apartment in the 1300 block of Delta Road on Oct. 4....
Area FBI office asking for help to ID woman in child porn video

Area FBI office asking for help to ID woman in child porn video

The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who may have critical information that would lead to the identity of a child who is being sexually exploited.  The FBI Cincinnati office released two images of Jane Doe 39, who appears to be of Asian descent with long black hair and is believed to be 25 to 35 years old.  The unidentified woman appeared in a video with a child...
10 charged after LSU freshman dies with .495 alcohol level

10 charged after LSU freshman dies with .495 alcohol level

Ten Louisiana State University students were charged Wednesday for their alleged roles in a hazing incident that killed a freshman from Roswell, Georgia, the university said. Max Gruver had an alcohol level of .495 -- more than six times the legal limit for drivers -- at the time of his death, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said Wednesday. Gruver, 18, died Sept. 14 after a suspected...
Father charged with murder in death of 2-week-old daughter

Father charged with murder in death of 2-week-old daughter

The father of a newborn girl found dead in the woods in Georgia over the weekend is now charged with murder in the child’s death, according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy report released Tuesday showed that the 2-week-old girl died of blunt force trauma. Christopher McNabb was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and concealing a death. ...
Springfield home invaded by gun-wielding men, money stolen

Springfield home invaded by gun-wielding men, money stolen

Two men entered a Springfield home late Sunday evening and pointed a gun at residents as they were watching football, stealing money and credit cards. The men entered the home uninvited at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday night in the 2600 block of Hilltop Avenue, according to a police report. Once inside, each pointed a gun at one of the victims and told them they were going kill them if they didn’t...
Missing K-9 with gunshot wound reunited with handler

Missing K-9 with gunshot wound reunited with handler

An Indiana State Police K-9 was found today after an extensive 12-hour search. A veterinarian determined K-9 Apache suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, but he is expected to fully recover, according to police. Apache was wounded during a gunfire exchange between a suspect and the dog’s handler, Trooper Walter Butt. The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Cortez Lavine Boxley of Indianapolis...
Toddler wanders into rush hour traffic on Springfield street

Toddler wanders into rush hour traffic on Springfield street

Traffic came to a standstill during rush hour Monday after a toddler was found alone in the middle of busy intersection. The boy is safe after motorists and bystanders stopped to help. Kimberly Heckman was waiting for a tow truck with her husband. “Just luckily, I looked in the rear-view mirror looking for that tow truck and there he was,” she said. “I jumped out of the car...
Centerville pilot used drugs for 2-3 years before OD death, report says

Centerville pilot used drugs for 2-3 years before OD death, report says

The mother-in-law of Spirit Airlines Captain Brian Halye said he liked to “speedball” mixtures of cocaine and heroin and “had been using drugs for two or three years” prior to his overdose death in March alongside his wife, according to a Centerville Police Department report. A former co-worker and roommate of Halye’s additionally told Centerville police he had &ldquo...
3 women accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape: report

3 women accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape: report

Three women accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of forcing them into sexual acts in an expose published Tuesday -- accusations that the Hollywood giant denied in a statement through one of his representatives. The allegations came to light just days after The New York Times detailed complaints of sexual harassment spanning decades against the Miramax co-founder. Weinstein acknowledged the accusations...
Beavercreek, Fairborn police to start using drone technology

Beavercreek, Fairborn police to start using drone technology

Beavercreek and Fairborn police are incorporating unmanned aerial technology, or drones, in their day-to-day operations, according to a social media post from Beavercreek police. Two officers from each department have obtained remote pilot licenses from the Federal Aviation Administration and are learning together how to operate and maintain the mini remote-controlled aircraft, according to the post...
Springfield woman accused of drug abuse, threatening police officer

Springfield woman accused of drug abuse, threatening police officer

A Springfield woman is being accused of drug possession and menacing after she allegedly hid a bottle of prescription pills from police at the hospital. MORE: Man allegedly assaults woman, spits on Springfield police officer Amber M. Simason, 28, of Springfield, is facing charges of drug possession, tampering with/or substituting dangerous drugs and menacing, according to a police report. Police were...
Man travels to Florida, brings candy to have sex with 9-year-old, police say

Man travels to Florida, brings candy to have sex with 9-year-old, police say

Police said a 64-year-old man from Austin, Texas, has been arrested on charges he traveled to Orlando, Florida, to have sex with who he thought was a 9-year-old girl. Mark Andrew Nichols was arrested Saturday, WFTV reported. Undercover sex crime detectives created an ad on a website, and Nichols responded to the ad on Sept. 13, investigators said. An internet crimes detective posed as a father...
Woman crashes car with 4 children inside, charged with drunken driving, police say

Woman crashes car with 4 children inside, charged with drunken driving, police say

A woman admitted that she was drunk when she crashed her car with four young children inside early Monday morning, police said. Latrina Randolph lost control of the car just after midnight on the Parkway East inbound, near the Oakland exit, according to police. The car crashed into a concrete barrier and rolled over, police said. The children, ages 2, 7, 8 and 12, were taken to Children's Hospital...
Sex crimes up, drug and alcohol violations down at Miami

Sex crimes up, drug and alcohol violations down at Miami

Sex crimes increased while liquor and drug violations decreased in 2016 at Miami University, according to the school’s annual crime and safety report released.. Miami’s federally mandated campus security and fire safety report states there were 12 alleged sex offenses, including rape and sexual assault with an object, reported on campus last year compared to just four in 2015 and...
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