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Catholic schools plan expansions

10:47 PM Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Area Catholic high schools are expanding and renovating their facilities, but officials said the improvements are needed and don’t pit Catholic schools against each other. Chaminade Julienne will break ground next month on a $6 million athletic complex that will include a new stadium, practice field and parking lot. Leaders of the Catholic...
2 arrested; guns, more suspects still on the street

10:59 PM Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

Federal authorities say there are still dozens of guns still missing, and more theft suspects on the loose even after a raid at a Dayton home that netted two arrests Tuesday. A spokeswoman with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives declined to identify the suspects taken into custody at 2928 Marsha Lane following the execution...
Bond set at $1M in child death case

12:25 AM Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

A 26-year-old man will need $1 million to get out of jail on charges stemming from the death of a 2-year-old boy. Justin Payne, of Miami Twp., was arraigned on charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangering for the death of Jacob Barker. The incident happened at an apartment in the 4900 block of Woodman Park...
Dayton police need help building memorial

11:07 PM Wednesday, Aug. 05, 2015

Dayton police are trying to raise $70,000 so that a memorial to fallen police officers can be completed. Since Dayton lost its first officer in the line of duty in 1880, there’s been no place to memorialize that sacrifice. The Dayton police department is changing that, but they need the public’s help. In November, the department&rsquo...
Hoax 911 call results in SWAT callout, charges for teen caller

11:14 PM Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2015

A teen is facing inducing panic and making false alarm charges after allegedly calling in a false hostage situation to police in a prank known as “swatting.” German Twp. police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, along with Eaton and Riverside police, staged outside a home on Eby Road for nearly two hours after receiving...
Dayton battles state to keep traffic cameras on
 The city of Dayton squared off against the State of Ohio in a courtroom battle Tuesday to keep Dayton’s red light cameras running. Download the WHIO Dayton News App for iOS and Android. The hearing was held in Ohio’s 2nd District Court of Appeals, following an appeal filed by the state to fight a local injunction against a state...

11:49 PM Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2015

The city of Dayton squared off against the State of Ohio in a courtroom battle Tuesday to keep Dayton’s red light cameras running. Download the WHIO Dayton News App for iOS and Android. The hearing was held in Ohio’s 2nd District Court of Appeals, following an appeal filed by the state to fight a local injunction against a state...
Trotwood police seek robbery suspect

1:11 AM Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2015

Trotwood police need help identifying a man who injured a woman during a strong-arm robbery at the Burlington Coat Factory on Salem Avenue. The robbery occurred July 13 just after 5 p.m. inside the store located at 5120 Salem Ave. The purse snatcher was described as having a thin build, with short hair, wearing light blue shorts, a dark hoodie...
Arsonist reportedly on loose in east Dayton

10:22 PM Thursday, Jul. 02, 2015

A series of fires in a Dayton neighborhood has led to an arrest, but investigators warn that there is still an arsonist on the loose. William Walters, 34, was arrested this week in connection with a Dayton fire department investigation in the Linden Avenue area. There have been seven fires near there, four on Van Lear Street, within the past...
Auto theft on the rise in Dayton, police says
 Police are asking people not to leave their cars running unattended or unlocked after seeing grand theft auto reports spike more than 100 percent in the past month on Dayton’s east side. In the last 28 days, 30 vehicles were reported stolen. That’s a 114-percent increase over last may, officials said. For the year, 136 cars have...

10:27 PM Monday, Jun. 22, 2015

Police are asking people not to leave their cars running unattended or unlocked after seeing grand theft auto reports spike more than 100 percent in the past month on Dayton’s east side. In the last 28 days, 30 vehicles were reported stolen. That’s a 114-percent increase over last may, officials said. For the year, 136 cars have...
Man gunned down in front of his children

2:39 AM Thursday, Jun. 18, 2015

A Dayton man was gunned down in front of his girlfriend and children Tuesday night, and police are questioning the man they believed pulled the trigger. Dayton police arrested 24-year-old Michael Felton Wednesday afternoon. He was being questioned by detectives for allegedly shooting 40-year-old John Turner Jr. in the parking lot of the Eagle...
Recent area homicides related to domestic violence, officials say

10:36 PM Thursday, Jun. 11, 2015

Following a brutal murder on Gunckel Avenue involving a man who’d acted out violently in a past domestic situation, experts are warning people to watch for the signs of domestic violence turning deadly. Marilyn Burns’ throat was slashed, and her body was found by family members at the bottom of her basement stairs on Gunckel Avenue...
Kids see police, baseball in new light
 Children in Dayton’s Inner-city are getting the chance to learn about baseball and see a different side of their local police department through a free camp. The Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League is a free, co-ed, character-building summer baseball program operated through volunteers and donations. The nearly 200 children participating...

10:29 PM Tuesday, Jun. 09, 2015

Children in Dayton’s Inner-city are getting the chance to learn about baseball and see a different side of their local police department through a free camp. The Cincinnati Reds Rookie Success League is a free, co-ed, character-building summer baseball program operated through volunteers and donations. The nearly 200 children participating...
Open houses mean open season for thieves
 During an open house, not everyone walking through the front door is looking for a good deal. There are roughly 6,000 homes on the market in Montgomery County, and an open house every weekend in nearly every neighborhood. Realtors are warning that open houses can also equate to an open invitation to thieves looking for something to steal...

10:16 PM Thursday, Jun. 04, 2015

During an open house, not everyone walking through the front door is looking for a good deal. There are roughly 6,000 homes on the market in Montgomery County, and an open house every weekend in nearly every neighborhood. Realtors are warning that open houses can also equate to an open invitation to thieves looking for something to steal...
Police crackdown on panhandling

11:15 PM Tuesday, Jun. 02, 2015

Dayton police are cracking down on panhandling, making 81 arrests so far this year for people caught soliciting in unwanted locations or without a license. The city has had an ordinance against aggressive panhandling on the books since 2011. However, it becomes more of an issue when the weather gets warm. Since May, officers have cited 13...
Police: As heroin overdose spikes, so does narcan use
 During one of the largest heroin overdose epidemics in nearly two years, Dayton police have responded to 21 overdose calls in a week, three of which were fatal. The majority of the victims lived because police officers and medics who responded were armed with narcan, which reverses the effects of opiates, officials said. Six of the 21 overdoses...

10:33 PM Thursday, May. 28, 2015

During one of the largest heroin overdose epidemics in nearly two years, Dayton police have responded to 21 overdose calls in a week, three of which were fatal. The majority of the victims lived because police officers and medics who responded were armed with narcan, which reverses the effects of opiates, officials said. Six of the 21 overdoses...
Officer put the pedal to the pavement on bike patrol
 Riding on police bike patrol isn’t as easy as riding a bike. There were many crushed cones and frequent falls as 39 officers made their way through Dayton police’s obstacle course. Ten jurisdictions sent officers to the free International Police Mountain Bike Association training class to receive bike patrol certifications. On...

10:41 PM Monday, May. 18, 2015

Riding on police bike patrol isn’t as easy as riding a bike. There were many crushed cones and frequent falls as 39 officers made their way through Dayton police’s obstacle course. Ten jurisdictions sent officers to the free International Police Mountain Bike Association training class to receive bike patrol certifications. On...
Cops, community tackle graffiti tags

4:00 AM Saturday, May. 16, 2015

Dayton police and the graffiti task force are taking on the rampant graffiti problem on East Third Street one tag at a time. Officers along with volunteers from the East End Community Center spent Friday morning cleaning off graffiti painted on vacant buildings near Harbine Avenue and East Third Street. Officer Zachary Williams said taggers...
Classes bridge language barrier between police, immigrants

10:22 PM Wednesday, May. 13, 2015

For those who say they can’t trust the police, immigrant Ramadhan Ndayisaba challenges them to try living in Burundi. When he first came to the United States a few years ago, Ndayisaba said he had “a lot to learn” about the difference between officers here versus those he knew in his native country. Often those stopped by...
Officers remember their fallen
 Former Officer Jeremy Blum said he can distinctly remember seeing the muzzle of a shotgun, the bullet sliding down the barrel, an object hurtling toward him and knowing he was powerless to get out of the way. That half-second was the longest of his life. The gunfire nearly took his left arm when it struck him, and it did take the life of...

10:55 PM Friday, May. 08, 2015

Former Officer Jeremy Blum said he can distinctly remember seeing the muzzle of a shotgun, the bullet sliding down the barrel, an object hurtling toward him and knowing he was powerless to get out of the way. That half-second was the longest of his life. The gunfire nearly took his left arm when it struck him, and it did take the life of...
Police award officers for McKnight case
 Dayton officers awarded for their dedication solving the Nichelle and Zaden McKnight homicide case Thursday simultaneously renewed their vow to find Zaden, who remains missing. The McKnight case received the most recognition during the Dayton Police Department’s Award Ceremony, an annual celebration honoring the valor of its officers...

10:32 PM Thursday, May. 07, 2015

Dayton officers awarded for their dedication solving the Nichelle and Zaden McKnight homicide case Thursday simultaneously renewed their vow to find Zaden, who remains missing. The McKnight case received the most recognition during the Dayton Police Department’s Award Ceremony, an annual celebration honoring the valor of its officers...
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