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Middletown police say bike trail death is suspicious

Middletown police are investigating a suspicious death after finding a body on a bike path next to the Great Miami River. Officers responded to the area of 9th Avenue and Maple Street at 8:40 a.m. today after getting a report of a person down. Upon arrival, officers located a male ...

Springboro Police Chief Jeff Kruithoff says heroin problems in the city often involve people from other communities and users who don’t fit traditional drug users. “It seems we are seeing more use among people who did not historically fall into the category of heroin users,” Kruithoff said.

Springboro, Franklin seek help to battle heroin

Heroin deaths and arrests are increasing in Warren County, and two neighboring northern communities are trying to combat the problem. Franklin and Springboro are separated by Interstate 75 along the Warren-Montgomery county line. Although they have different heroin problems, both are along the path of a drug distribution network that ...

Dayton crime down sharply

The coldest winter in decades contributed to the Dayton Police Department seeing a precipitous drop in crime, according to police and city officials. During the winter months, frigid temperatures and prolonged snowfall kept people indoors and out of trouble, and Dayton police saw violent crimes dip by 9 percent and ...

Esaw Brown, aka Shawn Brown

Trotwood man steals ID to take tax return

A Trotwood man is accused of filing a tax return in a Moraine woman's name.Esaw Brown, 35, was arrested Friday during a search at his Live Oak Drive residence following an investigation by Moraine police.A woman on Jan. 30 told Moraine officers that when she tried to file her federal ...

Man stabbed outside Dayton hookah bar

A 19-year-old man was stabbed outside a popular Dayton hookah bar early Saturday morning.The after-midnight fight in the parking lot near Hookah Bazaar, 958 Patterson Blvd., was prompted by a road rage incident, according to the Dayton police report.The victim and his friends were inside the bar and recognized one ...

Dog attacks, kills other dog in front of Dayton home

A Shih Tzu named Buster was attacked and killed in Dayton Friday by what was described as a pit bull that was on the loose. The incident happened around 2 p.m. in the front yard of a home on Sage Avenue. Buster's owner, Paulene Dickerson, told News Center 7 she was ...

2 detained after 'brawl' in Huber Heights

At least two people were detained in Huber Heights early Saturday morning after a large fight broke out.Police responded at approximately 2:45 a.m. to a residential area on Wayne Meadows Circle near Fisher Drive.Police put handcuffs on two males who may have been involved in what officers characterized as "a ...

Woman stabbed after taking out protection order

A man pleaded not guilty to charges that he stabbed a woman just hours after deputies served him a protection order.A judge set bond at $50,000 for Robert Walden, 47, Friday morning in court. He was booked into the Clark County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, ...

Four men were shot and wounded in this intersection, at North 15th and H streets, in Richmond, Ind., on Thursday night., April 11, 2014. This was how the area looked on Friday afternoon as police continued their investigation of the shooting.

No arrests in shooting of 4 in Richmond, Ind.

Police in Richmond said the four victims in a shooting Thursday night are not cooperating with investigators, who have not made any arrests.Investigators said at least 15 rounds were fired at four men near Shiloh Baptist Church, in the 1500 block of North H Street, just after 9 p.m. Three ...

Body of missing mom found at Stillwater River bank

The body of an adult female found Friday morning near the Stillwater River bank is that of 25-year-old Nichelle McKnight, who was presumed dead following her disappearance in late March, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said. At a news conference, Biehl said the body of McKnight's son, 4-year-old Zaden, has ...

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