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Mom, boyfriend under investigation for putting her son in car trunk
 A 10-year-old boy found in the trunk of a car in Darke County on Monday night has prompted a criminal investigation focused on the actions of his mother and her boyfriend.  A passer-by, who saw what appeared to be someone putting a child in the trunk of a four-door sedan about 8:30 p.m., called 9-1-1 and followed the car until sheriff's...

Posted: a minute ago

A 10-year-old boy found in the trunk of a car in Darke County on Monday night has prompted a criminal investigation focused on the actions of his mother and her boyfriend.  A passer-by, who saw what appeared to be someone putting a child in the trunk of a four-door sedan about 8:30 p.m., called 9-1-1 and followed the car until sheriff's...
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...

Posted: 19 days ago

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."
Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting: Pastor from Beavercreek witnesses attack
 UPDATE @ 5:10 p.m.: Rev. John Schlicher of St. Andrew UMC in Beavercreek, in an interview with Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, said the shooter at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport wore a Star Wars T-shirt, did not utter a word and appeared to be alone. “I heard the first shot and as I did, the person right next to...

10:05 PM Friday, Jan. 06, 2017

UPDATE @ 5:10 p.m.: Rev. John Schlicher of St. Andrew UMC in Beavercreek, in an interview with Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, said the shooter at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport wore a Star Wars T-shirt, did not utter a word and appeared to be alone. “I heard the first shot and as I did, the person right next to...
Prepare yourself for dangerous wind chill
 The coldest air of the season is moving into the Miami Valley tonight sending temperatures plummeting. By daybreak Thursday, temperatures are expected to be near zero to 5 above with wind chill readings expected to range from minus 5 to as cold as minus 15 degrees. Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said areas with a deep snow...

3:34 AM Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

The coldest air of the season is moving into the Miami Valley tonight sending temperatures plummeting. By daybreak Thursday, temperatures are expected to be near zero to 5 above with wind chill readings expected to range from minus 5 to as cold as minus 15 degrees. Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said areas with a deep snow...