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SCLC calls for grand jury to hear officer-involved shooting case.

Community leaders want a grand jury to look into the death of Dontae Martin, who was shot and killed by two Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies in July.Bishop Richard Cox, president of the Dayton chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, spoke on behalf of Martin’s family at a press conference ...

Multiple people shot in Louisiana

There are reports of multiple people shot, including a police officer, in Sunset, La. A law enforcement source tells the local CBS affiliate the suspected shooter is barricaded inside a mini-mart on Hwy 93 and a standoff is underway. “We are at the scene right now. We are fixing to ...

Bellefontaine mom pleads not guilty as family mourns

About two miles separated the courtroom where a young Bellefontaine mother pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges Wednesday and the funeral service where her youngest infant was laid to rest. On the west end of town, Brittany Pilkington sat quietly, only briefly speaking up to answer the judge’s questions ...

Drug sweeps nets 409 arrests in Ohio

Drug task forces across Ohio seized $5 million worth of illegal drugs and $1.3 million in cash and arrested 409 people on 920 criminal charges in a coordinated sweep, according Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.DeWine and the task force commanders said almost 400 officers from 29 task forces were involved ...

Fez Ogbazion is the founder and president of Instant Tax Services. The company is headquartered in Dayton and has 110 offices in 21 major metropolitan areas. (Photo by Lisa Powell)

2 Southwest Ohio men indicted for multiple tax fraud charges

Two Southwest Ohio tax return executives have been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy and tax-related crimes, the U.S. Justice Department’s Tax Division announced Wednesday.Fesum “Fez” Ogbazion of Beavercreek and Kyle Wade, formerly of West Chester, were both indicted on one count of impeding the administration of the ...

Major food stamp fraud ring busted in Butler Co.

Federal, state and local law enforcement agents executed search warrants at businesses and homes in Butler and Hamilton counties Wednesday as part of an investigation into a multi-million dollar food stamp fraud operation.The 18-month undercover investigation found taxpayers have been bilked out of more than $2 million that was supposed ...

Eva Christian, June 2009 at Cafe Boulevard, File Photo by Jim Witmer

Court rules against imprisoned former restaurant owner

The Ohio Supreme Court has restored the most serious felony conviction against Eva Christian, the former Oregon District restaurant owner sentenced to serve nine years in prison for insurance fraud-related felonies. The state’s highest court overruled the Ohio 2nd District Court of Appeals, which in a June 2014 split decision ...

Man who tried to hire hitman in trouble again

A Xenia man who served time in prison for trying to hire a hitman is in trouble again, this time on charges accusing him of sex crimes involving a child younger than age 13.Douglas Moore, 44, through a bill of information is formally charged with gross sexual imposition and sexual ...

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Former Tecumseh superintendent Martin to be sentenced

Former Tecumseh Superintendent Brad Martin will be sentenced in Clark County Common Pleas Court at 2 p.m.Thursday.He faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison and more than $20,000 in fines, in addition to more than $50,000 in restitution sought by the state auditor’s office and Tecumseh Local Schools ...

Maya Dixon and Krystal Dixon, sisters charged in the Fairfield pool fight incident. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Attorney in Fairfield pool fight case wants video thrown out

The attorney representing two women charged with misdemeanor offenses after a melee in June at the Fairfield Aquatic Center has filed a motion to suppress evidence in the case.Clyde Bennett, the attorney representing sisters Krystal Dixon, 33, of Cincinnati, and Maya Dixon, 34, of Columbus, filed the motion Wednesday in ...

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Pot grow op found in Union

Union police discovered a marijuana grow operation inside a garage Tuesday after receiving a tip, investigators said. A Union police detective said officers found 10 marijuana plants and 17 quart containers full of marijuana ready to be sold. Officers dismantled the lab in the 400 block of Merrymaid Drive and ...

Bond stays at $1M for Bellefontaine mom accused in sons' deaths

UPDATE @ 2:44 p.m. Brittany Pilkington sat quietly today as a judge read the aggravated murder charges against her and decided to keep a high bond amount in an effort to keep her in jail prior to trial. Logan County Assistant Prosecutor Eric Stewart asked for the judge to keep ...

Suspect identified in Dayton 5/3 bank robbery

UPDATE @10:32 a.m. 8/27/2015Jason Humphrey, 28, has been identified as the suspect arrested Wednesday for a bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank on Linden Avenue.Humphrey is in jail on charges of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, and parole violation.UPDATE @ noon 8/26/2015Police confirmed the suspected robber is in custody.His ...

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Girlfriend indicted in connection to child’s death

A Bellefontaine woman was arraigned today on felony charges of child endangering and obstructing official business in connection to the death of 5-year-old Michael Barton.Skybree Schindler was the girlfriend of Anthony Barton, 24, also of Bellefontaine, who is accused of beating his son with a switch, killing him.Barton was indicted ...

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose on Thursday, July 30. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ex-UC police officer’s attorney files for change of venue

The attorney for the former University of Cincinnati police officer facing a murder charge in the shooting of a driver during a traffic stop has filed a motion for change of venue to have the trial moved out of Hamilton County.The motion filed Wednesday by Stewart Mathews, attorney for Ray ...

Arson suspected in vacant house fire

UPDATE @ 7:45 a.m.: A vacant house in Dayton was destroyed by fire, only one day after city workers improved the outside appearance. Firefighters responded to the 1st block of Paw Paw Street shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday on a reported fully involved house fire. Crews were able to knock ...

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Heartbreaking: Rescue group discovers neglected horses with 3-foot-long hooves

Animal rescue workers in Woodbine, Maryland, made a shocking discovery during a recent visit to a stable: neglected horses with 3-foot-long hooves living in deplorable conditions. According to HLN, authorities visited the stable after a good Samaritan called the local humane society about the condition of pet pigeons on the ...

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Texas woman arrested, fired after allegedly stealing $3,000 in sausage

A Texas woman is out of a job after she was charged with stealing $3,000 in sausage from her workplace. >> Read more trending stories According to KHOU, Kimberly Carrillo, 28, of San Antonio, was arrested Monday after a witness claimed to see the woman selling sausage at a gas ...

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Chuck E. Cheese's takes heat after turning away police officer with gun

A Kentucky Chuck E. Cheese's is taking heat after a police officer was told she couldn't enter the restaurant with her gun. According to WBKO, the officer, clad in "a marked police polo shirt," recently tried to enter the Chuck E. Cheese's in Bowling Green when a staffer turned her ...

A citizen snapped this photo of the pepper-spray wielding thief outside the Lowes store in Trotwood on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. The suspect used his pepper spray on the person who took the photo, police said. (Contributed)

Pepper-spray wielding thief attacks citizen

Police are looking for the pepper-spray wielding bandit who didn’t get away with the merchandise he took from a Lowe’s store, but used the repellent aerosol on a citizen who stopped the theft.The 37-year-old citizen victim told police he wasn’t hurt in the Sunday afternoon incident, that the pepper spray ...

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