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Top row: Tenika Crusoe, Diante Everhard, Jordan Gay and Nicholas Gay. Bottom row: Bruce Hobson, Daundre Howard and Maurice Ward (Montgomery County Jail)

Dayton raids net 7 arrests, heroin, guns and thousands in cash

A drug bust Monday evening led detectives to seize narcotics, weapons and cash from two homes in Dayton.The Montgomery County Regional Agencies Narcotics and Gun Enforcement task force removed 6 ounces of suspected fentanyl along with heroin, marijuana, three handguns, two stolen motorcycles and several thousand dollars in cash from ...

Liliana Hernandez, 7, and Rene Pasztor, 7 (Courtesy: WANE.com/Indiana State Police)

Mother of slain children in Indiana Amber Alert charged with murder

UPDATE @ 11:31 p.m. (Sept. 26): Mother Amber Pasztor, 29 years old, is charged with two counts of murder, ABC57 News in South Bend, Ind., is reporting.FIRST REPORT (Sept. 26)A 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl found dead Monday night in the back seat of a car in Elkhart, Ind., ...

Springboro police detectives are looking to determine who wrote a non-specific threat on a bathroom wall at the junior high school that was discovered Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Cox Media Group Ohio/archives)

Springboro police looking into non-credible threat at junior high

Springboro police detectives are following up a threat incident Monday at Springboro Junior High School that school district officials concluded was not detailed or credible.A hand-written graffiti message was found on the wall of a boys bathroom stall sometime after 1 p.m., according to a student safety message posted on ...

Esaw Brown

Police seek registered sex offender in child rape case

Authorities are searching for a sex offender last known to live in Kettering who was indicted today in a child rape case. An arrest warrant was issued today for 38-year-old Esaw Brown. He was indicted on four felony counts of rape of a child younger than 10. Brown in 2008 ...

Perry Peterson (Montgomery County Jail)

Columbus man indicted on 4th OVI since 2014

A 49-year-old Columbus man is now facing his 4th OVI charge since 2014.Perry Peterson, was indicted today for two counts of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence — one for three priors within six years and the second for three or four priors in six years with a ...

David E. Yates (Courtesy: Miami County Jail)

Miami County man sentenced to 8 years in prison in child sex case

A Miami County man convicted of gross sexual imposition involving a child under age 10 has been sentenced to prison for 8 years by a judge who called the defendant’s actions “shameful.” David E. Yates, 62, was indicted this year by a county grand jury on single felony counts of ...

FBI: Violent crime increased in Ohio, nation in 2015

After years of gradual declines, violent crime rates increased in 2015 nationally and in Ohio — and by a significant amount in the city of Dayton and the broader region. Violent crime increased by more than 12 percent in the Dayton metro area, which includes Montgomery, Miami and Greene counties, ...

Police release suspect info in school bus stop sex assault

UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m.Dayton police have released a description of a suspect who sexually assaulted a girl this morning at her bus stop on Edgar Avenue.The suspect is described as a tall white man, possibly in his 40s, with a somewhat heavy build and dark, unshaven facial hair. He was ...

Delsia Taylor, mother of the late Carly Hughley, cries as she thanks Montgomery County Prosecutors Office attorneys for their work in convicting Harvey Lee Jones of murder. (Jeremy Kelley/Staff)

Psychologist: Convicted murderer an ‘emotionally damaged’ person

Harvey Lee Jones’ three father figures — one of whom was murdered — drank to excess and beat his mother, Jones’ relatives testified during the mitigation phase of his double homicide trial.On Saturday, a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury found Jones guilty of all eight counts in the shooting ...

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office will release information Tuesday, Sept. 27 on the homicide of a child within the county.

No details released in child’s homicide in Mercer Co.

Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said his office will release information Tuesday on the homicide of a child within the county.In a release Monday afternoon, Grey said a press conference will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility.Grey declined to release additional information Monday.DOWNLOAD ...

200 block of North Broadway Street, Trotwood Monday Sept. 26, 2016. (Marshall Gorby/Staff)

Shots fired at crash where cars fled in Trotwood

UPDATE @ 3:40 p.m.Hubert Shropshire said he was on the telephone when he heard several pops that sounded like firecrackers. When he looked out the window, he saw a vehicle ramming a second vehicle and heard shots being fired from both vehicles.“First I didn’t really realize what it is but ...

Springfield gunshot victim being treated at Dayton hospital

A 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound in Springfield Sunday night and was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital. The victim was listed as a patient Monday at Miami Valley Hospital, but his condition is not being released. According to the Springfield police report, the victim was taken by ...

Dan and Dee’s Cedar Pub. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Liquor bottles stolen from Springfield bar

Dan and Dee’s Cedar Pub on W. Main Street in Springfield was broken into early Saturday.The owner reported she left the business around 1:30 a.m. Saturday and by 2:22 a.m. the business had been broken into.The owner reported about 12 bottles of liquor valued at $300 had been stolen as ...

Phillip Gregory Norman, 53, of Middletown, was charged with felony rape of a 12-year-old.

Middletown man charged in alleged child rape case

A 53-year-old Middletown man has been charged with felony rape in an alleged sexual assault against a 12-year-old girl in Middletown, police said.Phillip Gregory Norman appeared today in Middletown Municipal Court on the charges and his case was bound over to the Butler County Grand Jury.A Middletown woman told police ...

Polcie investigate a death discovered under the bridge at North Broadway Street and Negley Place in Dayton Monday Sept. 26, 2016. (Marshall Gorby/Staff)

Coroner releases ID of man found in Wolf Creek

UPDATE @ 2:35 p.m.The Montgomery County Coroner Office has released the identity of the man who was found deceased this morning in Wolf Creek near the bridge at North Broadway Street and Negley Place in Dayton.The body of 35-year-old Nigel Turner, of Dayton, was recovered from the creek, according to ...

Mohammed Laghaoui

Lawyer questions interview in Warren County active shooter case

The 19-year-old man held since June in an active shooter case in Warren County was questioned after he told investigators he no longer wanted to talk with them, according to his lawyer.Mohammed Laghaoui’s lawyer makes this claim in motions filed in Laghaoui’s case, seeking a delay so that he can ...

Jurors in Bradley Young murder trial questioned on what they know

UPDATE @ 1 p.m.:Jury selection for the murder trial of Bradley Young focused this morning on media coverage of the toddler’s death.At least two prospective jurors said they had made up their mind about Young’s guilt based on media coverage.Judge Keith Spaeth told prospective jurors that just because they may ...

Casey Fryman, 32, of Middletown, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder.

No attorney yet for wife accused in murder-for-hire plot

UPDATE, Sept. 26, 11:55 a.m.: All four people connected in the alleged murder-for-hire case are scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon. They all remain in Middletown City Jail, according to records. Amy Wray, a spokesperson for the Carter family, said the family would release a statement following Friday’s preliminary ...

A man said to be offering self defense classes at the West Carrollton Civic Center had his permission to conduct the classes revoked by police.

Local self defense instructor being investigated

A man said to be offering self defense classes at the West Carrollton Civic Center had his permission to conduct the classes revoked by police.Investigators said they received a complaint from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office that the man was making a profit from the classes, a violation of the ...

We’re hearing reports from multiple media outlets in Houston that there is a reported active shooter situation on the city’s southwest side.

Report: Active shooter reportedly down in Houston

UPDATE @ 8:21 a.m.:The active shooter reported in Houston is said to be down, according to media reports.Initial reports from media outlets in Houston indicated seven people may be injured.CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES ON THIS STORY INITIAL REPORT:We’re hearing reports from multiple media outlets in Houston that there is a ...

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