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Zachary Robinson

Man charged with assaulting police officer

A Middletown man faces numerous charges after he allegedly fired at least one shot at a man in a bar parking lot and later assaulted a police officer and correction’s officer, police said.Zachary Robinson was charged with attempted felonious assault, corrupting another with drugs, assaulting a police officer, assaulting a ...

New Miami woman found safe

A missing New Miami woman has been found safe in Hamilton, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.Lori Ann Warner, 44, who left her Algonquin Dive home on Nov. 2, was located at about 3 p.m. today on Grand Boulevard, where she had apparently been staying with a friend, according ...

74-year-old home invasion victim beaten unconscious

HAMILTON POLICE REPORTSNov. 24A 74-year-old man told officers an unknown suspect attacked him after the suspect knocked on the victim’s door. The home invasion assault happened in the 900 block of Hanover Street. The victim told officers “he was attacked to the point of unconsciousness,” and he woke up with ...

Police reports: Adult granddaughter assaults grandmother

HAMILTON POLICE REPORTSNov. 21An assault was reported at 47 Hancock Avenue. The victim said she was involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect. The victim told officers the suspect became angry and hit her with his vehicle. The victim refused medical treatment and had no visible injuries.A man told ...

Altercation at Middletown bar leads to county-wide search

An altercation at a Middletown bar led to shots being fired and a county-wide search for a suspect.Middletown Police were called to the 400 block of Clark Street at Lil’ Chicago Pub around 2 a.m. Wednesday to a report of shots fired and an unconscious male. Police say a fight ...

These people marching in Cincinnati on Tuesday night, Nov. 25, 2014, in response to the Ferguson grand jury decision, walked onto I-75 north and briefly blocked traffic on the interstate. (Courtesy: WCPO.com)

Ferguson protest in Cincy briefly blocks I-75

A protest march in response to the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision in the Michael Brown slaying shut down I-75 north Tuesday evening and several of the marchers have been arrested. Our news partner WCPO TV in Cincinnati and other Queen City-area media are reporting that the interstate was shut ...

Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier, addresses media members after a Greene County Grand Jury returned no indictment against Beavercreek Police Officers involved in the fatal shooting of John Crawford III who was carrying a pellet rifle in the Beavercreek Walmart. The gun at left is a centerfire rifle, the gun on the right is a pellet rifle. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Lawmaker wants bright colors for replica guns

Twice in less than four months police officers have shot and killed Ohioans who were carrying realistic-looking pellet guns in public — prompting one lawmaker to call for a requirement that all BB guns, air rifles and airsoft guns sold in Ohio be brightly colored or have florescent strips on ...

$226M went to inmates who filed false returns

The IRS paid out $156 million in 2011 and $70 million in 2012 to prison inmates who fraudulently filed income tax returns, according to an inspector general’s report released Tuesday that says the IRS needs to do more to lock down fraud.The report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax ...

Suspect crashes in Monroe after police chase

A Middletown police undercover drug investigation ended with a chase and a crash on Ohio 63 in Monroe this afternoon.Officers initiated an undercover drug buy and tried to stop a vehicle. However, the vehicle’s driver sped off and headed on Ohio 122 into Warren County.The passenger in the vehicle bailed ...

Alicia Coburn

2 arrested in heroin bust thanks to tip

Two Hamilton residents were arrested Monday for drug possession and drug trafficking after a two-month investigation by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office that was sparked by a call to the department’s tip line.Rico Brown, 29, and Alicia Coburn, 28, were arrested in the 800 block of Clinton Avenue in Hamilton ...

Inspector General report clears Lebanon prison

A complaint alleging that top staffers intentionally fudged training hours at the Lebanon Correctional Institution in Warren County is founded, according to a report released today from the Ohio Inspector General’s office.In January, a former state correction officer alleged the prison’s warden asked staff to falsify required firearms training and ...

Greg Osie

Execution date stayed for West Chester Twp. man

The Ohio Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a former West Chester Twp. man who was convicted in 2009 for the murdering his girlfriend’s boss to cover up the woman’s alleged theft.Gregory Osie, 53, was scheduled to die on June 15, 2016, but today the state’s highest court granted ...

Michael D. Galbraith is President of the Dayton Fraternal Order of Police. LISA POWELL / STAFF PHOTO

Ferguson grand jury declines to indict Officer Wilson

Three months after Greene County grand jurors declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a young black man, a grand jury decided Monday not to indict in a Ferguson, Mo., case that sparked rioting there.Dayton-area observers – no matter how they felt about the Ferguson ...

Local observers call for calm in Ferguson aftermath

Three months after Greene County grand jurors declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of a young black man, a grand jury decided Monday not to indict in a Ferguson, Mo., case that sparked rioting there. Dayton-area observers – no matter how they felt about the ...

Alyssa Ferraro 

Woman arrested after fight over Monopoly game

You wouldn't hit a guy in a tux wearing a monocle would you? Alyssa Ferraro didn't but she did go directly to jail without passing go, and without collecting $200. C’mon, you knew we had to say that. Ferraro and her boyfriend were playing a board game when the mini-melee took place. ...

Hearing continued for alleged tanning salon peeper

A hearing for a Batavia man accused or either recording video or taking photos of a woman while she was in a tanning at a Middletown business was continued Monday.David Reuss, 43, is charged with misdemeanor counts of voyeurism and inducing panic in connection with the incident that occurred Oct. ...

State rep wants replica guns to be brightly colored

An Ohio lawmaker plans to introduce a bill titled “John Crawford’s Law” that would require that all replica guns be brightly colored.The bill would require all BB guns, air rifles and airsoft guns sold in Ohio to have bright colors or prominent florescent strips, according to state Rep. Alicia Reece, ...

Driver was on cell phone during police chase

Just minutes before a Middletown man died in a fatal crash after a high-speed pursuit, he told his current girlfriend that he was being chased by police on Ohio 63. The girlfriend didn’t believe him. Three different police departments were involved at different stages of the pursuit of Tommy Christopher ...

ATM found in Dayton may be from Franklin gas station

An ATM stolen from a gas station in Franklin may be the one found sitting in an idling van in Dayton Sunday. The machine found in Dayton was in a stolen white van that was parked on Sheridan Avenue. No ignition was in the steering column, but neighbors said it ...

Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Cleveland police

Associated PressCLEVELAND — A 12-year-old boy shot by police after grabbing what turned out to be a replica gun died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a “probably fake” gun at a playground.Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said one officer fired ...

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