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No funeral plans for Dayton children fatally shot
 A Dayton woman is jailed after she allegedly shot her two children, who succumbed to their injuries and died at the hospital. Two children were shot in the head just before 10 a.m. May 18 on Lori Sue Avenue in Dayton. The children, ages 6 and 8, died as a result of their injuries
Dayton police booked the mother on attempted murder charges...

Posted: 8 days ago

A Dayton woman is jailed after she allegedly shot her two children, who succumbed to their injuries and died at the hospital. Two children were shot in the head just before 10 a.m. May 18 on Lori Sue Avenue in Dayton. The children, ages 6 and 8, died as a result of their injuries Dayton police booked the mother on attempted murder charges...
Man found in Dayton with $200K in alleged drug money pleads guilty
 The 21-year-old man accused of having $200,000 in alleged drug trafficking money pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court. Josue Amaya-Salazar pleaded by bill of information in Dayton’s U.S. District Court to one count of attempted international money laundering. As part of the plea — which had been delayed one day — one...

Posted: 8 days ago

The 21-year-old man accused of having $200,000 in alleged drug trafficking money pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court. Josue Amaya-Salazar pleaded by bill of information in Dayton’s U.S. District Court to one count of attempted international money laundering. As part of the plea — which had been delayed one day — one...
Company sues garden center owners for $10 million in asbestos dispute
 A local construction company has sued the owners of the North Dayton Garden Center, alleging that neither they nor the new owners of the location described in the suit disclosed that asbestos was included in debris the company hauled away from the site of the business a half-century ago. The attorney for Dan Powers Construction has asked...

Posted: 9 days ago

A local construction company has sued the owners of the North Dayton Garden Center, alleging that neither they nor the new owners of the location described in the suit disclosed that asbestos was included in debris the company hauled away from the site of the business a half-century ago. The attorney for Dan Powers Construction has asked...
Ex-football player sues UD, woman about sexual misconduct case
 A former University of Dayton football player has sued the school and a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct, which resulted in the player being suspended from the university for two years. Filing anonymously in Dayton’s U.S. District Court as John Doe, the player claims he was falsely found to have been guilty for what he says...

Posted: 9 days ago

A former University of Dayton football player has sued the school and a woman who accused him of sexual misconduct, which resulted in the player being suspended from the university for two years. Filing anonymously in Dayton’s U.S. District Court as John Doe, the player claims he was falsely found to have been guilty for what he says...
Task force releases photos of marijuana grow operation
 The law enforcement task force that raided four local locations Monday and identified three suspects in a marijuana growing operation released photos of plants. Tactical Crime Suppression Unit (TCSU) Director Charlie Stiegelmeyer wouldn’t comment on which of the four locations in Springboro, Dayton and Harrision Twp. that the photos...

Posted: 10 days ago

The law enforcement task force that raided four local locations Monday and identified three suspects in a marijuana growing operation released photos of plants. Tactical Crime Suppression Unit (TCSU) Director Charlie Stiegelmeyer wouldn’t comment on which of the four locations in Springboro, Dayton and Harrision Twp. that the photos...
Properties of crime lab director’s son searched: What we know today
 Here’s what we know today about a police investigation involving the son of the Miami Valley Crime Lab director: Search of properties: On Monday, members of an area law enforcement task force  raided four properties — two in Dayton, one in Harrison Twp. and one in Springboro. Drugs alleged: The investigation involves...

Posted: 10 days ago

Here’s what we know today about a police investigation involving the son of the Miami Valley Crime Lab director: Search of properties: On Monday, members of an area law enforcement task force raided four properties — two in Dayton, one in Harrison Twp. and one in Springboro. Drugs alleged: The investigation involves...
County official’s son, two others suspects in local drug raids
 A law enforcement task force identified three suspects — including the son of the director of the Miami Valley Crime Lab — after raids Monday involving an investigation into an alleged indoor marijuana grow operation. The Tactical Crime Suppression Unit (TCSU) named suspects Thomas J. Betz, Melanie Betz and Michael Dorley after...

Posted: 11 days ago

A law enforcement task force identified three suspects — including the son of the director of the Miami Valley Crime Lab — after raids Monday involving an investigation into an alleged indoor marijuana grow operation. The Tactical Crime Suppression Unit (TCSU) named suspects Thomas J. Betz, Melanie Betz and Michael Dorley after...
Tom Betz once claimed bankruptcy, cited gambling debts
 Thomas J. Betz, whose home and business were raided Monday, declared bankruptcy in 2002 when he owed debts to at least three casinos, according to U.S. Bankruptcy Court records. We also are learning more about his business, TB Livery. Investigators have not offered details of today’s raids thus far. The son of the director of the Miami...

Posted: 11 days ago

Thomas J. Betz, whose home and business were raided Monday, declared bankruptcy in 2002 when he owed debts to at least three casinos, according to U.S. Bankruptcy Court records. We also are learning more about his business, TB Livery. Investigators have not offered details of today’s raids thus far. The son of the director of the Miami...
Montgomery County Jail healthcare provider faces discipline
 The group that oversees medical care at the Montgomery County Jail faces disciplinary action against its license, according to the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. A March 14, 2017, letter from pharmacy board executive director Steven W. Schierholt addressed to Naphcare Inc. and Dr. Brenda Ellis details seven allegations and potential violations...

Posted: 15 days ago

The group that oversees medical care at the Montgomery County Jail faces disciplinary action against its license, according to the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. A March 14, 2017, letter from pharmacy board executive director Steven W. Schierholt addressed to Naphcare Inc. and Dr. Brenda Ellis details seven allegations and potential violations...
Veteran guilty of $20,000 in fraudulent travel expenses
 An area veteran pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to submitting fraudulent claims for the miles he said he drove to get treatment at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center. Troy J. Miller, 33, allegedly submitted travel voucher expenses of $19,974.59 from August 2014 through August 2015, saying that he had been driving to...

Posted: 15 days ago

An area veteran pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to submitting fraudulent claims for the miles he said he drove to get treatment at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center. Troy J. Miller, 33, allegedly submitted travel voucher expenses of $19,974.59 from August 2014 through August 2015, saying that he had been driving to...
Captain in pepper-spraying incident returns to work
 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office captain whose pepper-spraying of a restrained inmate — and the disappearance of records of the incident — sparked controversy, investigations and a lawsuit, returned to work this week. Sheriff’s office records obtained by the Dayton Daily News show Capt. Judith Sealey returned...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office captain whose pepper-spraying of a restrained inmate — and the disappearance of records of the incident — sparked controversy, investigations and a lawsuit, returned to work this week. Sheriff’s office records obtained by the Dayton Daily News show Capt. Judith Sealey returned...
Dayton man faces federal weapons charge after fatal shooting
 The Dayton man once accused of murder for a December fatal shooting and now out on bond for federal charges will be arraigned next week. William Martin, 24, faces a bill of information for knowingly using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. A potential drug charge from the complaint wasn’t included...

Posted: 16 days ago

The Dayton man once accused of murder for a December fatal shooting and now out on bond for federal charges will be arraigned next week. William Martin, 24, faces a bill of information for knowingly using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime. A potential drug charge from the complaint wasn’t included...
Dayton rapper detained before trial on drug trafficking, gun charges
 Dayton rapper Clarence “Chaos” Winn, aka CCSERVA, will remain in custody pending his federal trial on drug trafficking and gun charges. U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice denied Winn’s motion for bond, going against a pretrial services report that said Winn’s deep ties to the community meant he could be out of jail...

Posted: 16 days ago

Dayton rapper Clarence “Chaos” Winn, aka CCSERVA, will remain in custody pending his federal trial on drug trafficking and gun charges. U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice denied Winn’s motion for bond, going against a pretrial services report that said Winn’s deep ties to the community meant he could be out of jail...
Jury finds Dayton man guilty on all charges in strangulation case
 UPDATE @ 4:20 p.m. (May 12): Jerry Ramey has been found guilty on all counts in the trial accusing him of murder in the death of his longtime friend in a Strand Avenue residence in March 2016.  Sentencing is set for June 1, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Dennie Langer's bailiff.  The  jury was given the case...

Posted: 16 days ago

UPDATE @ 4:20 p.m. (May 12): Jerry Ramey has been found guilty on all counts in the trial accusing him of murder in the death of his longtime friend in a Strand Avenue residence in March 2016.  Sentencing is set for June 1, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Dennie Langer's bailiff.  The jury was given the case...
Alleged pharmacy robbers to be detained before trial
 All three suspects who allegedly robbed a Middletown pharmacy will be detained before trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Eric L. Bates, 20, Yasar J. Burnett, 18 and Brandon Dawson, 18 were ordered to remain incarcerated without bond while they await trial in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. All three were in federal court in orange-and-white...

Posted: 17 days ago

All three suspects who allegedly robbed a Middletown pharmacy will be detained before trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Eric L. Bates, 20, Yasar J. Burnett, 18 and Brandon Dawson, 18 were ordered to remain incarcerated without bond while they await trial in Dayton’s U.S. District Court. All three were in federal court in orange-and-white...
Escaped Tri-County inmate faces federal charge, may head to Mexico
 The escapee from Tri-County Jail who prompted a nationwide hunt has now been federally charged and could be headed to Mexico, according to federal court documents. Staling Santos-Reyes, 40, who is originally from the Dominican Republic but last lived in Bronx, N.Y., was told by his girlfriend to flee to Mexico to avoid a possible 11-year...

Posted: 17 days ago

The escapee from Tri-County Jail who prompted a nationwide hunt has now been federally charged and could be headed to Mexico, according to federal court documents. Staling Santos-Reyes, 40, who is originally from the Dominican Republic but last lived in Bronx, N.Y., was told by his girlfriend to flee to Mexico to avoid a possible 11-year...
Feds charge 3 in wake of 26 pharmacy robberies
 Federal and local law enforcement arrested three men in connection to 26 pharmacy robberies in a 7-month span, according to federal court documents. Of the 26 robberies or attempted robberies, 22 have been at CVS pharmacies, with the South Breiel Boulevard location in Middletown having been hit three times. Two robberies were at Walgreens...

Posted: 18 days ago

Federal and local law enforcement arrested three men in connection to 26 pharmacy robberies in a 7-month span, according to federal court documents. Of the 26 robberies or attempted robberies, 22 have been at CVS pharmacies, with the South Breiel Boulevard location in Middletown having been hit three times. Two robberies were at Walgreens...
Judge disturbed by Dayton pastor’s ‘victim’ remark in 2-year-old’s death
 A Dayton pastor and his wife were ordered to prison Friday for the murder and abuse of their 2-year-old foster son, Stanley Thomas III, who died Nov. 18, 2015. Torace Weaver, 38, was sentenced to 18 years to life for the murder and endangerment of Thomas. He was awarded with 253 days of jail-time credit. Shureka Weaver, 40, was sentenced...

Posted: 21 days ago

A Dayton pastor and his wife were ordered to prison Friday for the murder and abuse of their 2-year-old foster son, Stanley Thomas III, who died Nov. 18, 2015. Torace Weaver, 38, was sentenced to 18 years to life for the murder and endangerment of Thomas. He was awarded with 253 days of jail-time credit. Shureka Weaver, 40, was sentenced...
Englewood releases body camera in officer-involved fatal shooting
 UPDATE@3:53 p.m.: Englewood police released body camera video Monday of the Feb. 5 tussle between Officer Tim Corcoran and Shelly Porter that led Corcoran to fatally shoot Porter in the parking lot of the vacant Englewood Inn. Footage shows Porter initially responding to commands to get on the ground, then after demanding to know why he was...

Posted: 21 days ago

UPDATE@3:53 p.m.: Englewood police released body camera video Monday of the Feb. 5 tussle between Officer Tim Corcoran and Shelly Porter that led Corcoran to fatally shoot Porter in the parking lot of the vacant Englewood Inn. Footage shows Porter initially responding to commands to get on the ground, then after demanding to know why he was...
Dead woman’s family sues Atrium/Premier, says she wasn’t seen by doctor
 The family of Theresa Johnson alleged in a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit that she never saw a doctor when she went twice to Middletown’s Atrium Medical Center’s emergency room before dying a short time after. In the lawsuit, James Johnson said that on May 9, 2015, his wife entered the emergency room with a fever of...

Posted: 21 days ago

The family of Theresa Johnson alleged in a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit that she never saw a doctor when she went twice to Middletown’s Atrium Medical Center’s emergency room before dying a short time after. In the lawsuit, James Johnson said that on May 9, 2015, his wife entered the emergency room with a fever of...
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