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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...

Posted: 7 days ago

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...

Posted: 22 days ago

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...
Cause of house fire in Riverside under investigation
 UPDATE @ 6:52 p.m.: The cause and origin of the house fire on Brandt Pike that cause extensive damage are under investigation, Riverside Fire Battalion Chief Robert Turner said.  The two residents said they came home to find smoke coming from the house, Turner said, and fire crews found flames on the first floor when they went inside...

11:37 PM Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016

UPDATE @ 6:52 p.m.: The cause and origin of the house fire on Brandt Pike that cause extensive damage are under investigation, Riverside Fire Battalion Chief Robert Turner said.  The two residents said they came home to find smoke coming from the house, Turner said, and fire crews found flames on the first floor when they went inside...
Man asking for gas money turns out to be endangered missing adult
 SOUTH VIENNA, Clark County — An odd request from the 86-year-old man who came into the South Vienna Fuel Mart started a chain of events that led to his being identified as an endangered missing adult. The master links in the chain were sales associate Debbie Lemmons and her two co-workers. They sensed something wasn’t quite right...

11:42 PM Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016

SOUTH VIENNA, Clark County — An odd request from the 86-year-old man who came into the South Vienna Fuel Mart started a chain of events that led to his being identified as an endangered missing adult. The master links in the chain were sales associate Debbie Lemmons and her two co-workers. They sensed something wasn’t quite right...
Man asking for gas money turns out to be endangered missing adult
 SOUTH VIENNA, Clark County — An odd request from the 86-year-old man who came into the South Vienna Fuel Mart started a chain of events that led to his being identified as an endangered missing adult. The master links in the chain were sales associate Debbie Lemmons and her two co-workers. They sensed something wasn’t quite right...

11:42 PM Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016

SOUTH VIENNA, Clark County — An odd request from the 86-year-old man who came into the South Vienna Fuel Mart started a chain of events that led to his being identified as an endangered missing adult. The master links in the chain were sales associate Debbie Lemmons and her two co-workers. They sensed something wasn’t quite right...
Woman recalls suspect in Dayton triple shooting
 Denise Richardson experienced a visceral reaction when she learned the name of the man Dayton police arrested in Wednesday’s deadly triple shooting on Oxford Avenue. Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 61, had another name when he pleaded guilty to killing her sister, Angela, and their unborn baby in 1988. Ali — then Robert Ford — was...

2:01 AM Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

Denise Richardson experienced a visceral reaction when she learned the name of the man Dayton police arrested in Wednesday’s deadly triple shooting on Oxford Avenue. Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 61, had another name when he pleaded guilty to killing her sister, Angela, and their unborn baby in 1988. Ali — then Robert Ford — was...
Woman recalls suspect in Dayton triple shooting
 Denise Richardson experienced a visceral reaction when she learned the name of the man Dayton police arrested in Wednesday’s deadly triple shooting on Oxford Avenue. Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 61, had another name when he pleaded guilty to killing her sister, Angela, and their unborn baby in 1988. Ali — then Robert Ford — was...

2:01 AM Friday, Aug. 12, 2016

Denise Richardson experienced a visceral reaction when she learned the name of the man Dayton police arrested in Wednesday’s deadly triple shooting on Oxford Avenue. Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 61, had another name when he pleaded guilty to killing her sister, Angela, and their unborn baby in 1988. Ali — then Robert Ford — was...
West Carrollton PD shows Dallas officer support
 The mother of veteran Dallas police Officer Stephen Vineyard received a special visit from the West Carrollton police chief, his wife and some of his officers to show support for her and her son following last month’s deadly ambush on police officers in Dallas. Chanda Winston was elated by the visit from West Carrollton Police Chief...

1:37 AM Friday, Aug. 05, 2016

The mother of veteran Dallas police Officer Stephen Vineyard received a special visit from the West Carrollton police chief, his wife and some of his officers to show support for her and her son following last month’s deadly ambush on police officers in Dallas. Chanda Winston was elated by the visit from West Carrollton Police Chief...
West Carrollton PD shows Dallas officer support
 The mother of veteran Dallas police Officer Stephen Vineyard received a special visit from the West Carrollton police chief, his wife and some of his officers to show support for her and her son following last month’s deadly ambush on police officers in Dallas. Chanda Winston was elated by the visit from West Carrollton Police Chief...

1:37 AM Friday, Aug. 05, 2016

The mother of veteran Dallas police Officer Stephen Vineyard received a special visit from the West Carrollton police chief, his wife and some of his officers to show support for her and her son following last month’s deadly ambush on police officers in Dallas. Chanda Winston was elated by the visit from West Carrollton Police Chief...
Former deputy gets life in Ohio cold case homicide
 A former deputy is going to prison for life in an Ohio cold case homicide believed to be one of the oldest of such cases involving the slaying of a law enforcement officer ever to be successfully prosecuted, the state attorney general’s office said. Mitchell Ruble, 65, convicted by a jury in March of aggravated murder in the 1981 killing...

9:50 PM Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016

A former deputy is going to prison for life in an Ohio cold case homicide believed to be one of the oldest of such cases involving the slaying of a law enforcement officer ever to be successfully prosecuted, the state attorney general’s office said. Mitchell Ruble, 65, convicted by a jury in March of aggravated murder in the 1981 killing...
7 juveniles arrested in car-theft investigation
 Seven juvenile males taken into custody late Thursday afternoon as part of a multi-jurisdictional car-theft investigation are believed to be involved with all sorts of ancillary crimes, from break-ins to being in possession of stolen guns. Here are some key facts of the story: The boys range in age from 13 to 16, prosecutors say 2 stolen...

10:58 PM Thursday, Mar. 03, 2016

Seven juvenile males taken into custody late Thursday afternoon as part of a multi-jurisdictional car-theft investigation are believed to be involved with all sorts of ancillary crimes, from break-ins to being in possession of stolen guns. Here are some key facts of the story: The boys range in age from 13 to 16, prosecutors say 2 stolen...
Hoverboard, while charging, starts a house fire
 A Hoverboard connected to its charging unit started a house fire in Miamisburg, causing about $1,000 in damage and triggering more negative endorsements for anyone still interested in owning one. A 12-year-old boy and his mother were at home, on Eagle Mountain Drive, when the popular device, described as a “self-balancing scooter,&rdquo...

11:12 PM Wednesday, Feb. 03, 2016

A Hoverboard connected to its charging unit started a house fire in Miamisburg, causing about $1,000 in damage and triggering more negative endorsements for anyone still interested in owning one. A 12-year-old boy and his mother were at home, on Eagle Mountain Drive, when the popular device, described as a “self-balancing scooter,&rdquo...
Granny gets her gun; now she’s in jail
 A 63-year-old grandmother is in jail after an argument about her grandson’s attendance at school began with throwing a bottle of bleach and ended in gunfire. Lillian Lanier, of the 2000 block of Catalpa Drive, remained in the Montgomery County Jail on Wednesday night charged with felonious assault and misdemeanor aggravated menacing...

1:09 AM Thursday, May. 21, 2015

A 63-year-old grandmother is in jail after an argument about her grandson’s attendance at school began with throwing a bottle of bleach and ended in gunfire. Lillian Lanier, of the 2000 block of Catalpa Drive, remained in the Montgomery County Jail on Wednesday night charged with felonious assault and misdemeanor aggravated menacing...
Fugitive leads cops on 2-state, high-speed pursuit
 A walkaway from an Indiana work release program is in jail after he triggered a high-speed police pursuit that started in Union City, Ohio, crossed into Indiana and ended in the Darke County village of Hollansburg. Michael Penka, 34, was taken into custody from his mother’s house and booked into the Darke County Jail, Union City Police...

3:15 AM Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015

A walkaway from an Indiana work release program is in jail after he triggered a high-speed police pursuit that started in Union City, Ohio, crossed into Indiana and ended in the Darke County village of Hollansburg. Michael Penka, 34, was taken into custody from his mother’s house and booked into the Darke County Jail, Union City Police...
Clark County traffic stop lands relatives in jail
 A traffic stop Friday on Lake Road had led to the arrests of two male relatives on a stolen vehicle charge and the admission from one that he swiped some personal checks from another relative a few weeks ago. Dean and Kyle Valencia are now in the Clark County Jail on felony charges of receiving stolen property and and forgery, sheriff&rsquo...

11:15 PM Friday, Apr. 10, 2015

A traffic stop Friday on Lake Road had led to the arrests of two male relatives on a stolen vehicle charge and the admission from one that he swiped some personal checks from another relative a few weeks ago. Dean and Kyle Valencia are now in the Clark County Jail on felony charges of receiving stolen property and and forgery, sheriff&rsquo...
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