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Lauren Pack

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Family: Man fatally shot by deputy suffered PTSD
 The Butler County man killed by a sheriff’s deputy Tuesday showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan, according to his family. Donna Faulkner called 911 at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday as her 32-year-old Marine veteran son, Jacob “Jake” Faulkner, shot at a train rolling by Jackson Road...

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The Butler County man killed by a sheriff’s deputy Tuesday showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan, according to his family. Donna Faulkner called 911 at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday as her 32-year-old Marine veteran son, Jacob “Jake” Faulkner, shot at a train rolling by Jackson Road...
Fairfield police sergeant retiring after 31 years of service
 On Aug. 11, 1986, Don Garrett began a “31-year adventure” when he began patrolling the streets of Fairfield. Come July 2, Sgt. Garrett will close the book on his law enforcement career and start a new adventure full of family and community involvement in both his native Hamilton and in Fairfield. “It was just time,&rdquo...

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On Aug. 11, 1986, Don Garrett began a “31-year adventure” when he began patrolling the streets of Fairfield. Come July 2, Sgt. Garrett will close the book on his law enforcement career and start a new adventure full of family and community involvement in both his native Hamilton and in Fairfield. “It was just time,&rdquo...
Mom before son fatally shot by deputy: ‘It is like he is at war’
 Donna Faulkner, Jacob Faulkner’s mother, was among those who called 911 Tuesday evening, telling dispatchers her son was shooting at trains. “He has been going through a really rough time,” Donna Faulkner said in the 911 call. “He doesn’t like the sound the train makes.” MORE: Butler County deputy shoots...

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Donna Faulkner, Jacob Faulkner’s mother, was among those who called 911 Tuesday evening, telling dispatchers her son was shooting at trains. “He has been going through a really rough time,” Donna Faulkner said in the 911 call. “He doesn’t like the sound the train makes.” MORE: Butler County deputy shoots...
Family remembers man fatally shot by Butler County sheriff’s deputy
 Saying Jacob Faulkner was a beloved son, brother, uncle and Marine veteran, his brother-in-law read a statement this afternoon on behalf of the family. Kevin Gitner told the media that the information reported in police reports about the fatal shooting involving a Butler County sheriff’s deputy and his brother-in-law were true, but...

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Saying Jacob Faulkner was a beloved son, brother, uncle and Marine veteran, his brother-in-law read a statement this afternoon on behalf of the family. Kevin Gitner told the media that the information reported in police reports about the fatal shooting involving a Butler County sheriff’s deputy and his brother-in-law were true, but...
Officer-involved shooting in Butler County: 3 new details today
 A Butler County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man after being dispatched on a report of an active shooter on Jackson Road at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday night. MORE: Butler County deputy shoots, kills man firing at moving train Here’s 3 new details the Journal-News has learned this morning: 1. Butler County prosecutor will review shooting...

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A Butler County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man after being dispatched on a report of an active shooter on Jackson Road at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday night. MORE: Butler County deputy shoots, kills man firing at moving train Here’s 3 new details the Journal-News has learned this morning: 1. Butler County prosecutor will review shooting...
5 things to know about man fatally shot by Butler County deputy
 A Butler County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man after being dispatched on a report of an active shooter on Jackson Road at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday night. Here’s new information the Journal-News has learned this morning about the man fatally shot: Jacob Faulkner was the man fatally shot Tuesday by a Butler County sheriff&rsquo...

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A Butler County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man after being dispatched on a report of an active shooter on Jackson Road at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday night. Here’s new information the Journal-News has learned this morning about the man fatally shot: Jacob Faulkner was the man fatally shot Tuesday by a Butler County sheriff&rsquo...
The 5 biggest moments from Kinsley Kinner case
 Bradley Young and Rebekah Kinner, under heavy guard, were arraigned in Middletown Municipal Court on Dec. 4, 2015, just hours after 2-year-old Kinsley received her fatal injuries. Rebekah Kinner, 24, pleaded guilty in March 2016 to involuntary manslaughter, permitting child abuse and endangering children after she did nothing to stop her...

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Bradley Young and Rebekah Kinner, under heavy guard, were arraigned in Middletown Municipal Court on Dec. 4, 2015, just hours after 2-year-old Kinsley received her fatal injuries. Rebekah Kinner, 24, pleaded guilty in March 2016 to involuntary manslaughter, permitting child abuse and endangering children after she did nothing to stop her...
Sentence stands for Madison Twp. mom convicted in Kinsley Kinner death
 The appeal of a Madison Twp. mother serving a prison sentence for her part in the beating death of her daughter has been rejected. Rebekah Kinner, 24, pleaded guilty in March 2016 to involuntary manslaughter, permitting child abuse and endangering children after she did nothing to stop her boyfriend, Bradley Young, from beating her 2-year-old...

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The appeal of a Madison Twp. mother serving a prison sentence for her part in the beating death of her daughter has been rejected. Rebekah Kinner, 24, pleaded guilty in March 2016 to involuntary manslaughter, permitting child abuse and endangering children after she did nothing to stop her boyfriend, Bradley Young, from beating her 2-year-old...
Woman: Ex-Miami U. cop grabbed her butt, pinned her against locker
 A trial date has been set for a former Miami University officer accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a co-worker and inappropriately touching her. Dustin Young, 36, of Trenton, was indicted by a Butler County grand jury for gross sexual imposition, kidnapping and two counts of abduction. Young was in Butler County Common Pleas...

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A trial date has been set for a former Miami University officer accused of sending inappropriate text messages to a co-worker and inappropriately touching her. Dustin Young, 36, of Trenton, was indicted by a Butler County grand jury for gross sexual imposition, kidnapping and two counts of abduction. Young was in Butler County Common Pleas...
Neighbor testifies in trial of Middletown woman accused of killing ex
 Four months after Tony Shearer was fatally shot in his Middletown residence, the trial of his ex-wife, the woman accused of killing him, began Monday. Dawn Shearer, 48, of Ellis Way, is charged with murder and felonious assault for allegedly killing Anthony “Tony” Shearer at their home on Feb. 6. During opening statements in Butler...

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Four months after Tony Shearer was fatally shot in his Middletown residence, the trial of his ex-wife, the woman accused of killing him, began Monday. Dawn Shearer, 48, of Ellis Way, is charged with murder and felonious assault for allegedly killing Anthony “Tony” Shearer at their home on Feb. 6. During opening statements in Butler...
Trial date set for man charged in Hamilton birthday homicide
 A trial date has been set for a Hamilton man accused in a fatal shooting in March. Marquis Hunter, 30, of Short Street, is charged with murder and having weapons under disability. Police say Hunter is responsible for shooting Jaylen Kinney to death on March 23. Kinney, of Trotwood, was shot on his 24th birthday at the end of Chestnut Street...

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A trial date has been set for a Hamilton man accused in a fatal shooting in March. Marquis Hunter, 30, of Short Street, is charged with murder and having weapons under disability. Police say Hunter is responsible for shooting Jaylen Kinney to death on March 23. Kinney, of Trotwood, was shot on his 24th birthday at the end of Chestnut Street...