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Police identify officer killed in Florida shooting

Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the shooting occurred at around 3 a.m. in the Tampa Bay-area city and that a suspect has been taken into custody. The Tarpon Springs Police ...

Scene of a homicide outside the Dayton Mall on Saturday Dec. 20. DREW SIMON/Staff

Miami Twp. police investigate homicide by mall

Police in Miami Twp. are investigating a homicide that occurred outside the Dayton Mall around 10 a.m. Saturday. A male was killed in an apparent altercation that happened near the mall entrance by hhgregg. Officers were dispatched on report of a shooting. The name of the deceased and manner of ...

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Tecumseh has lengthy closed session after superintendent put on leave

Tecumseh Local School board of education members met for nearly four hours Saturday in executive session to discuss personnel matters, but said they took no action. Board members declined to discuss the specifics of the meeting Saturday and no additional special meetings are currently scheduled. Tecumseh Superintendent Brad Martin was ...

Deputies arrested Duane E. Grice following a raid in Bradford on Dec. 20. Grice will face charges of drug trafficking and child endangering. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / DARKE CO. SHERIFF

Darke Co. man facing drug, endangering charges

A Darke County man was arrested on drug charges following a raid Saturday morning of a Bradford house.Deputies executed a search warrant in the 300 block of South Miami Street. They reportedly found heroin, drug paraphernalia and other items suggestive of drug trafficking, according to a release from the Darke ...

A driver crashed into a house on West 2nd. Street in Dayton on Dec. 19. The driver was not injured but fire crews believe the vacant house will have to be knocked down. JIM NOELKER/ STAFF

Car slams into house on W. 2nd Street, Dayton

UPDATE @11:14 p.m.: Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a crash of a car into a vacant house that likely destroyed the structure, a Dayton fire captain said in giving his preliminary assessment of the incident.“She doesn’t even remember the accident,” Capt. James King said of the ...

Overdose deaths tied to potent new drug

A synthetic opioid as much as 50 times more potent than heroin has flooded the streets of Dayton and its suburbs with deadly consequences, leading to a surge in deaths of people who think they are buying straight heroin. What they’re more often buying is illicit fentanyl, which was responsible ...

Deputies have suspect in Amber Owens’ slaying

Investigators have identified a person of interest in the case involving a Harrison Twp. woman found dead along Post Town Road in Trotwood.Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer on Friday did not release details about the person suspected of involvement in the homicide of Amber Owens, 23, whose decomposed body was ...

Theft suspected at Tecumseh, superintendent on leave

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possible theft of thousands of dollars from Tecumseh Local Schools, just a day after the district announced it had placed the superintendent on paid administrative leave.Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly wouldn’t release a total amount of money that may be missing but ...

Man accused of killing Barbara Howe indicted on more charges

A new indictment was handed down Friday against a Kentucky man accused of killing 87-year-old Barbara Howe and stuffing her body in the truck of a car in 2012.Daniel French, 56, of Berea, Ky., is facing charges of aggravated murder with death penalty specification, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, gross abuse ...

Man accused of setting woman’s house on fire for Facebook rejection

A man in Kentucky has been indicted on burglary and arson charges after he allegedly set a woman’s house on fire for rejecting his advances on Facebook. WLKY reports that James Graham, 37, is accused of breaking into the home of Joanie Yount Nov. 28 and setting a box on ...

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