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Medical issue could be reason for car crash into Springboro townhomes
 UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.:  The man who caused significant damage to as many as four Springboro townhomes at Parkside Row may have suffered “some kind of medical issue,” said Asst. Chief Tim Simpson, Clearcreek Fire District. The preliminary investigation reveals that the car traveled off state Route 741, continued through...

9:44 PM Friday, Jun. 09, 2017

UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.:  The man who caused significant damage to as many as four Springboro townhomes at Parkside Row may have suffered “some kind of medical issue,” said Asst. Chief Tim Simpson, Clearcreek Fire District. The preliminary investigation reveals that the car traveled off state Route 741, continued through...
Troopers: Pursuit suspect on the run, but left cell phone behind
 State troopers said a man who ran from a pursuit that ended in Clark County left behind his cell phone in the vehicle.  Investigators with the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the incident started as an attempted traffic stop on Ohio 4 south of Ohio 235 in Greene County. Troopers said they attempted to stop the vehicle...

3:24 AM Friday, Jun. 02, 2017

State troopers said a man who ran from a pursuit that ended in Clark County left behind his cell phone in the vehicle.  Investigators with the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the incident started as an attempted traffic stop on Ohio 4 south of Ohio 235 in Greene County. Troopers said they attempted to stop the vehicle...
911 call: ‘I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk’
 A woman called 911 after she said she saw a man shove a child into the trunk of a vehicle in a driveway on U.S. 127 south of Greenville. “I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk,” the caller told 911 dispatchers.  "He pulled off into someone's driveway…shoved the child in his trunk and took off."...

12:11 AM Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

A woman called 911 after she said she saw a man shove a child into the trunk of a vehicle in a driveway on U.S. 127 south of Greenville. “I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk,” the caller told 911 dispatchers.  "He pulled off into someone's driveway…shoved the child in his trunk and took off."...
Suspect arraigned in Dayton music entertainer’s murder
 DAYTON — One person has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old Dayton man and prosecutors are asking for a juvenile to be tried as an adult. Friends and clients recall the victim as a knowledgeable music and entertainment promoter.  Elroy Facey, 41, was shot in early May at Summit Square apartments off Hoover...

7:07 AM Thursday, May. 04, 2017

DAYTON — One person has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old Dayton man and prosecutors are asking for a juvenile to be tried as an adult. Friends and clients recall the victim as a knowledgeable music and entertainment promoter.  Elroy Facey, 41, was shot in early May at Summit Square apartments off Hoover...
EXCLUSIVE: Miami Valley Hospital president is leaving post in June
 Miami Valley Hospital President Mark Shaker is leaving "to seek out other career opportunities" and the hospital's COO will serve as executive in charge beginning June 3.  WHIO.com and the Dayton Daily News have obtained an internal communication announcing the departure of Shaker, whose last day with Dayton’s largest...

11:41 PM Monday, Apr. 17, 2017

Miami Valley Hospital President Mark Shaker is leaving "to seek out other career opportunities" and the hospital's COO will serve as executive in charge beginning June 3.  WHIO.com and the Dayton Daily News have obtained an internal communication announcing the departure of Shaker, whose last day with Dayton’s largest...
Mom of N.C. homicide suspect jailed, accused of helping him escape to Ohio
 GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — The mother of a teen accused in the shooting death of a 14-year-old in Mount Holly, N.C., is now in custody, charged with helping the boy escape.   Our sister station, WSOC-TV in Charlotte, reports: A Gaston County grand jury returned a true bill of indictment Monday on Laquita Lynn Garrett for accessory after...

3:16 PM Wednesday, Apr. 05, 2017

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — The mother of a teen accused in the shooting death of a 14-year-old in Mount Holly, N.C., is now in custody, charged with helping the boy escape.   Our sister station, WSOC-TV in Charlotte, reports: A Gaston County grand jury returned a true bill of indictment Monday on Laquita Lynn Garrett for accessory after...
Woman found dead in Dayton alley identified
 Amanda Purcell, 30, of Dayton has been identified as the woman found dead Wednesday evening in Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy was completed but preliminary results are not available yet. Homicide detectives from the Dayton Police Department are working to determine what led to the death of a...

4:04 AM Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

Amanda Purcell, 30, of Dayton has been identified as the woman found dead Wednesday evening in Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy was completed but preliminary results are not available yet. Homicide detectives from the Dayton Police Department are working to determine what led to the death of a...
Package at U.S. Post Office on Salem Avenue, Dayton, not explosive
 DAYTON – UPDATE @ 9:27 p.m.:  A package found at the Dayton View U.S. Post Office on Salem Avenue bore strange markings but was not explosive, based on X-rays taken at the scene, Dayton police Lt. Mark Ponichtera said.  Police, fire and Bomb Squad members don't know what the package is, he said. Police and fire have blocked...

1:34 AM Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2017

DAYTON – UPDATE @ 9:27 p.m.:  A package found at the Dayton View U.S. Post Office on Salem Avenue bore strange markings but was not explosive, based on X-rays taken at the scene, Dayton police Lt. Mark Ponichtera said.  Police, fire and Bomb Squad members don't know what the package is, he said. Police and fire have blocked...
Pickup truck hits house in Riverside; OVI suspected, police say
 Fire crews are on the scene of a truck that hit a house on Ingleside Avenue in Riverside. Riverside police tell us there were two people in the truck. Neither person was injured. The driver is suspected of OVI, police said. A wrecker is on scene. The condition of the house is unknown, but there is damage to the front porch area. The dispatch...

4:39 AM Friday, Feb. 03, 2017

Fire crews are on the scene of a truck that hit a house on Ingleside Avenue in Riverside. Riverside police tell us there were two people in the truck. Neither person was injured. The driver is suspected of OVI, police said. A wrecker is on scene. The condition of the house is unknown, but there is damage to the front porch area. The dispatch...
Dayton police-community relations is leading scorer in this game
 The game was just for fun, but the leading scorer was the continued building of police-community relations.  All lives mattered on this night. No handcuffs. No bullets. No protest march.  Just hands clapping and cheers for the Dayton police officers who took to the basketball court against a team of Dayton Job Corps Center students...

1:10 AM Friday, Jan. 20, 2017

The game was just for fun, but the leading scorer was the continued building of police-community relations.  All lives mattered on this night. No handcuffs. No bullets. No protest march.  Just hands clapping and cheers for the Dayton police officers who took to the basketball court against a team of Dayton Job Corps Center students...
Ohio pastor witnesses airport shooting, calls it 'surreal'
 Rev. John Schlicher of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Beavercreek called the experience at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport "surreal."

11:57 AM Saturday, Jan. 07, 2017

Rev. John Schlicher of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Beavercreek called the experience at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport "surreal."