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Home invasion suspect shot during “gun fight” with Miami Co. homeowner
A shooting during a home invasion was reported Thursday night, Sept. 29, 2016, in Union Twp., Miami County. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Updated: 2:03 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

UPDATE @ 2 a.m.Deputies with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after one suspect in a home invasion robbery attempt was shot during a “gun fight” with the homeowner.Deputies were first dispatched around 11 p.m. to a home in the 7600 block of North Montgomery County Line Road West ...
Suspect jailed in reported bus stop assault is Tier III sex offender

Updated: 10:54 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

UPDATE @ 5:35 p.m. (Sept. 29): Dayton police have booked a 39-year-old man, whose nickname is “Shrek,” into the Montgomery County Jail stemming from a sexual assault involving a juvenile female said to have occurred at a bus stop, according to police.Randy Stanaford was picked up on a parole violation, ...
Man accused of rape at apartments where he works has Friday court date
Alonzo B. Craft (Montgomery County Jail)

Updated: 8:52 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

FULL REPORT @ 8:15 p.m. (Sept. 29): Alonzo Craft, accused of rape and other felonies at the Claypool Apartments in Dayton, where he works, is to be in court Friday afternoon for an initial appearance on those charges.The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has to formally file the charges — multiple ...
Man detained minutes after Great Clips robbery remains in jail
Michael Joseph Newman

Updated: 6:56 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m. (Sept. 29): A 37-year-old man stopped by sheriff’s deputies minutes after a robbery this morning at Great Clips, 1036 Miamisburg Centerville Road, remains in the county jail.Michael Joseph Newman was arrested just before 11 a.m. and questioned at Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office headquarters in downtown Dayton. ...
Deputy on leave pending use of force allegation against teen

5:47 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy is on paid administrative leave after accusations of inappropriate use of force against a teen-age boy.The juvenile repeatedly called the deputy a racial slur as the boy was being questioned about posting a video online of himself smoking marijuana instead of going to Centerville High ...
Local Democrat slams GOP challenger for claiming he’s a ‘pedophile’
The front of the mailer the GOP sent out about David Sparks.

Updated: 5:26 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

David Sparks, the Clayton Democrat running against State Rep. Jeff Rezabek, R-Clayton, says the Ohio Republican Party is putting him in personal danger with a new mailed campaign ad that Sparks says implies he is a pedophile.“I’m really upset that I’m being painted as a pedophile. It’s over the top. ...
Trappings reveal Zika-transmitting mosquito
Health departments across the region have trapped a species of mosquito that may transmit the Zika virus, although no locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus that causes severe birth defects have been diagnosed in the area.

5:12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Health departments across the region have trapped a species of mosquito that may transmit the Zika virus, although no locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus that causes severe birth defects have been diagnosed in the area.The mosquito in question — identified as the Aedes albopictus mosquito, or Asian tiger ...
County job center renovation aims to spur workforce development

4:04 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

More than $10 million in renovations to the Montgomery County Job Center will spur more workforce readiness in the region in a time when companies are having a tough time finding available workers, county officials said. Montgomery County Development Services on Thursday hosted a tour of the newly renovated Job ...
Deputy on leave pending investigation involving juvenile
A 16-year-old juvenile is facing possible charges after deputies were alerted to him allegedly posting a video of himself smoking a “water bong” and “blunt” after he didn’t show up to school for the day.

3:57 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

UPDATE @ 3:36 p.m.: A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy is on paid administrative leave after accusations of inappropriate use of force against a 16-year-old being questioned in connection to a drug complaint, according to sheriff’s office officials. Deputy Nathan Wilson was placed on paid leave Thursday pending further investigation. Maj. ...
Traffic on Stroop Road to be impacted due to bridge replacement
Mike Campbell/Staff photo

Updated: 12:27 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Traffic along a major road in Kettering will be impacted for an indefinite period of time due to a bridge replacement, the city announced.Stroop Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction — approximately 1,600 feet east of Woodman Drive — until a bridge can be replaced. A ...
Luxury townhomes planned near UD campus

10:54 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

A local architect and businessman is planning to build four luxury townhomes with lower level office space in the 1600 block of South Main street at the intersection of Caldwell Street, just west of the University of Dayton campus. Bo Bauer, the 59-year-old owner of Bottega construction management firm, said ...
Throwback Thursday: When Dayton ended its rattlin’, bangin’ street car era

7:38 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Dayton’s last street car made its final trip this week in 1947, ending a major transportation era in the city. Mindful of the “sentimental hold the street car has obtained on Dayton’s old-time strap-hangers,” a ceremonial celebration for the final day of street car operation was held Sept. 27, 1947. ...
Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center
Staff Photo

Updated: 7:31 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .Sgt. Mark Bowron is updating conditions every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.Major Highway IncidentsNo ...
Extra-lethal heroin raising alarms throughout Ohio
Ken Betz, director of the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory, says carfentanil may be tied to some overdose deaths in the area. The opioid is 100 times stronger than fentanyl, which itself is 30-50 times more powerful than heroin.

6:54 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Columbus police are warning about a deadly batch of heroin there after 27 people overdosed in a span of 24 hours beginning Tuesday. Two men in their 40s have died. The Franklin County overdose outbreak raises the specter that a dangerous synthetic opioid like carfentanil may be involved. Already blamed ...
Montgomery County to combat overdose deaths like public health crisis
As the number of overdose deaths climb, community stakeholders gathered Wednesday to discuss a potential new coordinated Montgomery County effort to combat the opioid epidemic. CHRIS STEWART / STAFF

Updated: 5:56 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Set to take 400 lives this year, the raft of drug overdose deaths in Montgomery County needs to be fought as ferociously as the worst infectious disease, public health and county officials said Wednesday.“We don’t have lots of time,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley, who convened a Collective Impact ...
Grand jury to determine charges against local CCW instructor
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.

Updated: 5:29 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Update@3:05 p.m.:A Montgomery County Grand Jury will determine if charges should be filed against West Carrollton resident Michael Landis, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office announced in a press release Wednesday.Sheriff deputies launched an investigation on Sept. 9 after receiving numerous complaints from people who attended Landis’ CCW classes, the release ...
Dozens still without power in Greene Co.

Updated: 3:29 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

UPDATE @ 3:26 p.m.The power outage caused by a tree falling on wires in Miamisburg has been restored, but 90 remain without power in a separate outage in Greene County, according to the Dayton Power and Light outage map.UPDATE @ 1 p.m.DP&L; reports there are now 97 remaining outages in ...
Downtown ‘renaissance’ helping drive answer to ‘Why Dayton?’

Updated: 3:19 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

The Dayton area is in the midst of a “renaissance” where larger corporations have opened or expanded, millennials are lowering vacancy rates downtown, and small business and manufacturing growth is looking up, area business leaders say. A Dayton Daily News examination of the area’s growth shows the Miami Valley is ...
Drug study: Alcohol and pot remain popular among local teens

12:01 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

As area leaders gathered to get a handle on the local heroin epidemic, a study released Wednesday shows drug use among area school-age teens is not getting worse and in the case of some drugs — including non-prescribed pharmaceutical opioids and heroin — use is declining. The percentage of older ...
Woman jailed in reported stabbing in Dayton
Tracey A. Caldwell

Updated: 11:56 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

UPDATE @ 11:52 a.m.Tracey A. Caldwell, 49, was booked into Montgomery County Jail on a count of felonious assault in connection to this stabbing.The stabbing actually occurred in the 100 block of Indianola Avenue.A 56-year-old man was stabbed in the back. He told police he was on a couch inside ...
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