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Mark Gokavi

Mark Gokavi is a reporter for the Dayton Daily News covering Courts and public safety.

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Group rallies for man shot by Moraine police, says lawsuit coming
 A Dayton-born reverend told a group of more than three dozen protesters that Jamarco McShann’s Oct. 20 death at the hands of the Moraine police department should signal a turning point in the demand for justice for black men shot by law enforcement. “I for one am tired of watching folks sit on the sideline. It’s time to...

Posted: 3 days ago

A Dayton-born reverend told a group of more than three dozen protesters that Jamarco McShann’s Oct. 20 death at the hands of the Moraine police department should signal a turning point in the demand for justice for black men shot by law enforcement. “I for one am tired of watching folks sit on the sideline. It’s time to...
Garth Brooks’ donation helps K99.1FM raise $310,000 for hospital
 Garth Brooks and his fellow county music entertainer wife Trisha Yearwood helped K99.1FM’s “Cares for Kids” Radiothon gather a record $310,713 in its 20th year raising money for Dayton’s Children’s Hospital. Brooks’ and Yearwood’s matching of funds meant each dollar in that hour was quadrupled leading...

Posted: 3 days ago

Garth Brooks and his fellow county music entertainer wife Trisha Yearwood helped K99.1FM’s “Cares for Kids” Radiothon gather a record $310,713 in its 20th year raising money for Dayton’s Children’s Hospital. Brooks’ and Yearwood’s matching of funds meant each dollar in that hour was quadrupled leading...
Foreman says both signatures hers in boyfriend homicide case
 UPDATE (11 a.m. Saturday) The grand jury foreman whose signature is at the heart of a debate of a woman indicted for the manslaughter of her boyfriend testified Friday that she signs documents in more than one style. “Yeah, I have multiple ways to sign my name,” the woman said Friday during a hearing in Montgomery County Common...

Posted: 5 days ago

UPDATE (11 a.m. Saturday) The grand jury foreman whose signature is at the heart of a debate of a woman indicted for the manslaughter of her boyfriend testified Friday that she signs documents in more than one style. “Yeah, I have multiple ways to sign my name,” the woman said Friday during a hearing in Montgomery County Common...
Dayton man sentenced to 25 years in double homicide
 A Dayton man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with a double homicide in November 2016. Davion L. Lyons, 26, had been indicted on six counts of aggravated murder among 24 total counts in the Nov. 29, 2016 shooting deaths of John Dixon, 40, and Donald Nesbit...

Posted: 6 days ago

A Dayton man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with a double homicide in November 2016. Davion L. Lyons, 26, had been indicted on six counts of aggravated murder among 24 total counts in the Nov. 29, 2016 shooting deaths of John Dixon, 40, and Donald Nesbit...
County to vote on $380,000 payment for woman ‘slammed’ into jail floor
 The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a proposed $380,000 settlement of a federal civil lawsuit brought by a former inmate who accused jail personnel of slamming her into a concrete floor. If approved, that amount would be paid to Emily Evans and her attorneys. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on that settlement...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners will vote Tuesday on a proposed $380,000 settlement of a federal civil lawsuit brought by a former inmate who accused jail personnel of slamming her into a concrete floor. If approved, that amount would be paid to Emily Evans and her attorneys. Commissioners are scheduled to vote on that settlement...
Lawsuit: Man ‘wrongfully discharged’ from center before triple homicide
 The Dayton man facing a death-penalty murder trial for killing three people was improperly discharged from health care facilities due to negligence, according to claims in an amended wrongful death lawsuit brought by administrators of the victims’ estates. Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 62, was indicted on 29 counts — including six for...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Dayton man facing a death-penalty murder trial for killing three people was improperly discharged from health care facilities due to negligence, according to claims in an amended wrongful death lawsuit brought by administrators of the victims’ estates. Muhammad Shabazz Ali, 62, was indicted on 29 counts — including six for...
3 men shot in Trotwood house in critical condition; 5-year-old boy hit
 Three men in their 20s are in critical condition after surgery for gunshot wounds suffered in a Trotwood home early Friday morning, according to Trotwood’s police chief. A 5-year-old boy in the home was also hit, police said. The shooting was not related to a Thursday night shooting in Trotwood, police said. The three men and the boy...

Posted: 11 days ago

Three men in their 20s are in critical condition after surgery for gunshot wounds suffered in a Trotwood home early Friday morning, according to Trotwood’s police chief. A 5-year-old boy in the home was also hit, police said. The shooting was not related to a Thursday night shooting in Trotwood, police said. The three men and the boy...
Kettering substitute teacher accused of sex with students due in court
 The Kettering Fairmont and Oakwood school substitute teacher accused of having sex with two students and sending nude photographs to one of them is scheduled to be in court this morning. Madeline Marx is scheduled to appear in Kettering Municipal Court at 9 a.m. No Oakwood students have come forward as possible victims of a substitute teacher...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Kettering Fairmont and Oakwood school substitute teacher accused of having sex with two students and sending nude photographs to one of them is scheduled to be in court this morning. Madeline Marx is scheduled to appear in Kettering Municipal Court at 9 a.m. No Oakwood students have come forward as possible victims of a substitute teacher...
5-year-old shot in leg, 3 men critically injured in Trotwood shooting
 Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson told our news station that the child struck by gunfire is a 5-year-old boy and has a non life threatening leg injury.  Additionally, Chief Wilson informed that three adult males involved in the shooting all went into surgery and will be listed in critical condition until it can be seen how they recover...

Posted: 12 days ago

Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson told our news station that the child struck by gunfire is a 5-year-old boy and has a non life threatening leg injury.  Additionally, Chief Wilson informed that three adult males involved in the shooting all went into surgery and will be listed in critical condition until it can be seen how they recover...
NEW DETAILS: Substitute teacher had sex with students, affidavit says
 A Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher was removed from the school building Wednesday and admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents. Madeline J. Marx, 23, was charged with two counts of sexual battery and the case will be presented to a grand jury, according to the Montgomery...

Posted: 12 days ago

A Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher was removed from the school building Wednesday and admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents. Madeline J. Marx, 23, was charged with two counts of sexual battery and the case will be presented to a grand jury, according to the Montgomery...
Who is substitute teacher Madeline Marx?
 Substitute teacher Madeline J. Marx, 23, was charged Thursday with two counts of sexual battery for allegedly having sexual relationships with multiple Kettering Fairmont High School students. A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed with...

Posted: 12 days ago

Substitute teacher Madeline J. Marx, 23, was charged Thursday with two counts of sexual battery for allegedly having sexual relationships with multiple Kettering Fairmont High School students. A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed with...