The 10 most read stories of 2018: Wright-Patt active shooter incident, violent crashes and bed bugs


The past year featured many serious breaking news stories, led by the false alarm active shooter situation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. 

 We saw spectacular crashes and saw our area top a very unfortunate list. 

Look back on the top stories of 2018.

Officials: No ‘real world’ active shooter incident at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base: On Aug. 2, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was placed on lockdown for a reported active shooter. Security forces clearing the building discharged a weapon. At the same time of the reported active shooter, an active shooter training scenario was taking place on base. Our reporters are still waiting on the final report from WPAFB.

Man in King’s Island arrest had 4,000 rounds of ammo:  A 37-year-old Texas trucker accused of trying to snatch a child at Kings Island had three guns and 4,000 rounds of ammunition in his truck in July. 

Ohio 571 reopening today following grain silo collapseIn January, a grain silo collapsed, causing 10,000 tons of corn to spill onto Ohio 571 in New Carlisle. The road was closed for nearly two weeks.

6 juveniles, 1 adult in custody in Huber Heights AT&T robbery, manhuntOn Feb. 1, seven people robbed the AT&T store on Old Troy Pike in the afternoon. The robbery forced Huber Heights schools to go on lockdown.

Significant winter storm possible Friday into Saturday: It didn’t take too long for us to see winter weather in 2018.  Our Storm Center 7 meteorologists were closely monitoring a potential winter storm that would impact the Miami Valley.

Body of registered sex offender found wrapped in plastic; death ruled homicideThe body of a registered sex offender was found at Browns Nursery in Clay Twp. this fall. Authorities say they don’t know how long he’d been dead before he was found deceased.

OSP: Witnesses say driver killed in Miami County passed several cars in right berm before crash: One person died and four others were injured in this early November crash in Miami County. The force of the crash caused a car to split in half.

Remaining victims in U.S. 35 fatal crash have been identified: In August, three people were killed when their vehicle rear-ended a semitrailer that was stopped in traffic because of an earlier crash on U.S. 35 West in Xenia.

Dayton, other cities rank in ‘Top 50 Bed Bugs’ list: Dayton is one of the worst cities for bed bugs. This story explains what to look for to make sure you don’t have a bed bug problem.

Local law enforcement using mysterious new tool to unlock cellphones:  In November, the I-Team revealed the new tool to unlock the cellphones of criminal suspects and access their text messages, emails and voice messages.


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