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Police search for gunman who shot three near Sacramento City College, killing one

Police in Sacramento were conducting a door-to-door manhunt Thursday evening after a gunman shot three people, killing one of them, near a softball field on the campus of Sacramento City College. More trending stories One of the surviving victims was severely wounded and another sustained a minor wound, police said. ...

Man in 1990s hitman case is guilty in sex case

UPDATE @ 8 p.m. (Sept. 3): Douglas Moore, who served time in prison in the late 1990s for trying to hire a hitman to kill his unborn child and now is accused of sex crimes involving a child, changed his plea to guilty today.In a hearing that lasted about 20 ...

Attorney Byron Potts and John Felton met with reporters in Columbus on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Courtesy: WBNS-10TV)

Common tactic behind controversial police stop

The reason a Dayton police officer gave for pulling over a driver Aug. 15 in a now-notorious police stop — that the driver had failed to signal a turn and had made ‘direct eye contact’ with him — stemmed in part from a common police tactic in which minor offenses ...

2 more arrests in gun thefts

Four men have been arrested42 handguns stolen from Vandalia Range & Armory33 handguns stolen from The Miami Armory2 semi-automatic rifles stolen from Palmer FirearmsUPDATE @6:26 p.m.:Police may be another step closer to solving a string of weapons thefts from local gun stores after recovering one of 42 handguns stolen from ...

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Man, 62, jailed on $1M bond in child sex case

A 62-year-old man accused of sex crimes involving children remains in jail on a $1 million cash bond set in Miami County Municipal Court.David Ratcliff was arrested Tuesday and detained in the county jail on two counts of rape involving separate female victims under the age of 13, according to ...

Terry Froman sits in a Warren County Common Pleas courtroom during a pre-trial hearing. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Prisoner lodges 93 complaints about jail conditions

Terry Froman has been in the Warren County Jail for nearly a year awaiting trial for capital murder — and he isn’t happy with the accommodations. During a majority of his pre-trial appearances, Froman, 41, of Illinois, has complained about jail food, his attorneys and the rooms provided at the ...

Talyn Aldridge is facing a charge of animal cruelty after police said they found a puppy in the trunk of his car.

ARC: Pup found in car trunk at traffic stop is fine

UPDATE @ 4:55 p.m.: The Labrador Retriever mix, found in the trunk of a car by a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop, is doing fine, said Mark Kumpf, Montgomery County Animal Resource Center director.The dog will be evaluated and kept for three days, then put up for adoption, Kumpf ...

ACE Task Force rounds up suspected drug dealers

The Greene County Agency for Combined Enforcement conducted a sweep today as they worked to round up 16 suspected drug dealers.NewsCenter 7’s Adam Marshall rode along with police as they conducted the sweep.“There are 98 felony counts, 11 misdemeanor counts. Ninety percent plus of these drug traffickers are trafficking heroin. ...

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Authorities say they found 2.7 pounds of cocaine in woman's bra at airport

A woman was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport after authorities said they found cocaine hidden in her bra during an inspection. NBC Miami reported that a Jamaican woman traveling through the airport was arrested on Aug. 2 after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they found about 2.7 pounds ...

Kettering Meijer reopens after chemical odor caused evacuation

Update@11:55 a.m.:Official statement from Meijer regarding chemical odor:Earlier this morning, our store at 4075 Wilmington Pike in Kettering was closed as a precaution due to an odor resulting from an overnight remodeling project. Store leadership voluntarily closed the store while odor was cleared. Working with the Kettering Fire Department, the ...

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Man accused of hitting woman with hammer

A man was arrested on suspicion of felonious assault after he was accused of hitting a woman with a hammer inside her home.Michael Nixon, 52, was booked into the Montgomery County Jail around 12:20 a.m. today.Officers responded to the residence in the 1900 block of Dewitt Drive on a report ...

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Dayton bank robbery suspect in custody

UPDATE @ 12:00 p.m.:Dayton Police have arrested the man accused of robbing the Troy Street PNC Bank branch this morning.Officers responded to the branch around 9:15 a.m. after the receiving a report that a man entered the branch and demanded cash from the teller, according to a Dayton police report.The ...

 Officer in ‘direct eye contact’ incident reprimanded for accidents

Update@9:51 p.m.: The Dayton police officer who will be investigated for a traffic stop because the driver made ‘direct eye contact’ with him was at fault in two traffic accidents within a week of each other. Officer Randy Betsinger was disciplined for on-duty traffic accidents that happened April 24 and ...

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Greenville police arrest 2 in 2012 robbery spree

Police arrested two suspects this week accused in a 2012 armed robbery spree.Evan L. Bowman, 23, and Heath A. Gessler, 29, both of Greenville, were arrested Monday and booked into the Darke County Jail, where they are each being held on suspicion of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and complicity. Bond is ...

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Greenville woman who hit pedestrian gets 30 days

Sarah Fleming of Greenville is spending the first night of her 30-day sentence in the Darke County Jail. A Darke County judge today ordered 32-year-old Fleming to spend 30 days in jail after she pleaded guilty in July to attempted aggravated vehicular assault and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, online ...

Local doctor accused of operating pill mill

UPDATE @ 11:25 p.m.: One of Dr. John Moore’s patients said she hopes the charges filed against him in a 44-count indictment accusing him of running a “pill mill” out of his Sugarcreek Twp. office are false. Kelly Funderburg, of Springfield, said Moore was her physician for three years and ...

Suit against Miami County prosecutor dropped

Attorneys for lawyer Chris Bucio on Wednesday dismissed civil action filed nearly a year ago against Miami County Prosecutor Tony Kendell.The lawsuit was filed following a search of Bucio law offices in Troy, Tipp City and Sidney and seizure of client files.The dismissal came a day before a scheduled Thursday ...

OVI suspected in Cedarville bike-truck accident

UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m.: The woman on a bicycle hit by a truck suffered minor injuries and the driver is suspected of driving while intoxicated, Cedarville Police Chief Chris Gillaugh said.The driver failed to yield the right of way for the bicyclist, who was in the crosswalk, the chief said. ...

Four killings in 9 days leave police wary

Nationwide, four police officers have been shot to death in the line of duty in just the past nine days. On Tuesday, Fox Lake, Illinois, police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz became the 24th U.S. law enforcement officer killed by a firearm this year.Such attacks against the men and women sworn ...

Community meets on Troy transgender policy

Following the response to the Troy Junior High School transgender student using the boys bathroom, we reached out to area school districts with three questions regarding their policies. Their answers will be updated as we receive them. View school responses » UPDATE @ 8:55 p.m. (Sept. 1): More than 100 ...

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