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Shooter in murder-suicide ‘raged out’ because of PTSD, ex-Army friend says 
 Army Reservist Jordan King said he believes his friend from their military days — the man police believe shot himself to death after wounding his girlfriend and killing her son Friday morning at a Miami Twp. apartment — lost control because he was suffering from PTSD. In a phone interview with this news organization, King emphasized...

Posted: 15 days ago

Army Reservist Jordan King said he believes his friend from their military days — the man police believe shot himself to death after wounding his girlfriend and killing her son Friday morning at a Miami Twp. apartment — lost control because he was suffering from PTSD. In a phone interview with this news organization, King emphasized...
Ohio man said his gun was a plastic toy; it turned out to be real
 An Ohio man who told police a gun he bought from a "dude" was a plastic toy remains in jail on several preliminary felony and misdemeanor charges, stemming from what he did before Dayton police found the gun on a shelf in the back room of a store. >> Read more trending news  Police arrested Lesley Maurice Johnson III...

Posted: 17 days ago

An Ohio man who told police a gun he bought from a "dude" was a plastic toy remains in jail on several preliminary felony and misdemeanor charges, stemming from what he did before Dayton police found the gun on a shelf in the back room of a store. >> Read more trending news  Police arrested Lesley Maurice Johnson III...
Pink gun he says is a plastic toy turns out to be real; That claim lands him in jail
 A man who told police a gun he bought from a “dude” was a plastic toy remains in jail on several preliminary felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from what he did before Dayton police found the gun on a shelf in the back room of a store. Police arrested Lesley Maurice Johnson III, 52, Tuesday afternoon after he failed to adequately...

Posted: 17 days ago

A man who told police a gun he bought from a “dude” was a plastic toy remains in jail on several preliminary felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from what he did before Dayton police found the gun on a shelf in the back room of a store. Police arrested Lesley Maurice Johnson III, 52, Tuesday afternoon after he failed to adequately...
Troy police officer cuts I-75 pursuit when suspect throws paint can at cruiser
 A Troy police officer was startled, but not injured, Monday night when a driver he was pursuing on I-75 South at more than 100 mph threw a can of paint that exploded and covered the cruiser’s windshield with white paint. “I was a little scared when I wasn’t able to see at 107 mph,” Officer Mike Steffano told whio.com...

3:31 AM Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

A Troy police officer was startled, but not injured, Monday night when a driver he was pursuing on I-75 South at more than 100 mph threw a can of paint that exploded and covered the cruiser’s windshield with white paint. “I was a little scared when I wasn’t able to see at 107 mph,” Officer Mike Steffano told whio.com...
4 Miami County Jail inmates OD on suspected heroin smuggled into facility
 Four Miami County Jail inmates overdosed on suspected heroin Friday night and sheriff's deputies have narrowed their search for the suspected smuggler down to two or three men, said sheriff's Capt. Mike Marion, jail administrator. The overdose victims have been returned from a trip to the Upper Valley Medical Center, but they have been moved...

3:31 AM Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018

Four Miami County Jail inmates overdosed on suspected heroin Friday night and sheriff's deputies have narrowed their search for the suspected smuggler down to two or three men, said sheriff's Capt. Mike Marion, jail administrator. The overdose victims have been returned from a trip to the Upper Valley Medical Center, but they have been moved...
Vehicle slams into home in Miami Twp., driver doesn’t stop
 Whoever drove into a house in the 6100 block of Clematis Drive in Miami Twp. apparently left behind a license plate that has been recovered by police. Police were dispatched to the residence about 8:43 p.m. on a report of a vehicle that hit a structure and did not stop.  No injuries were reported.  The resident or residents were...

2:20 AM Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017

Whoever drove into a house in the 6100 block of Clematis Drive in Miami Twp. apparently left behind a license plate that has been recovered by police. Police were dispatched to the residence about 8:43 p.m. on a report of a vehicle that hit a structure and did not stop.  No injuries were reported.  The resident or residents were...
Harvey: Ohio Task Force 1 evacuates 80 nursing home patients in Katy
 Ohio Task Force 1 box trucks became quasi-watercraft Monday evening when team members used them to evacuate a Katy, Texas, nursing home.  The task force worked six hours in assisting Nebraska Task Force 1 with the mission, Ohio leader Jack Reall told WHIO-TV's Gabrielle Enright. The facility was being threatened by high water. ...

2:45 AM Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017

Ohio Task Force 1 box trucks became quasi-watercraft Monday evening when team members used them to evacuate a Katy, Texas, nursing home.  The task force worked six hours in assisting Nebraska Task Force 1 with the mission, Ohio leader Jack Reall told WHIO-TV's Gabrielle Enright. The facility was being threatened by high water. ...
Medical issue could be reason for car crash into Springboro townhomes
 UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.:  The man who caused significant damage to as many as four Springboro townhomes at Parkside Row may have suffered “some kind of medical issue,” said Asst. Chief Tim Simpson, Clearcreek Fire District. The preliminary investigation reveals that the car traveled off state Route 741, continued through...

9:44 PM Friday, Jun. 09, 2017

UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.:  The man who caused significant damage to as many as four Springboro townhomes at Parkside Row may have suffered “some kind of medical issue,” said Asst. Chief Tim Simpson, Clearcreek Fire District. The preliminary investigation reveals that the car traveled off state Route 741, continued through...
Troopers: Pursuit suspect on the run, but left cell phone behind
 State troopers said a man who ran from a pursuit that ended in Clark County left behind his cell phone in the vehicle.  Investigators with the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the incident started as an attempted traffic stop on Ohio 4 south of Ohio 235 in Greene County. Troopers said they attempted to stop the vehicle...

3:24 AM Friday, Jun. 02, 2017

State troopers said a man who ran from a pursuit that ended in Clark County left behind his cell phone in the vehicle.  Investigators with the Xenia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the incident started as an attempted traffic stop on Ohio 4 south of Ohio 235 in Greene County. Troopers said they attempted to stop the vehicle...
911 call: ‘I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk’
 A woman called 911 after she said she saw a man shove a child into the trunk of a vehicle in a driveway on U.S. 127 south of Greenville. “I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk,” the caller told 911 dispatchers.  "He pulled off into someone's driveway…shoved the child in his trunk and took off."...

12:11 AM Wednesday, May. 24, 2017

A woman called 911 after she said she saw a man shove a child into the trunk of a vehicle in a driveway on U.S. 127 south of Greenville. “I just saw a gentleman shove a child into his trunk,” the caller told 911 dispatchers.  "He pulled off into someone's driveway…shoved the child in his trunk and took off."...
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...

7:07 AM Thursday, May. 04, 2017

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...