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Middletown woman arrested in theft of 88-year-old man’s wallet

Middletown police have arrested a Middletown woman accused of stealing an 88-year-old man’s wallet Tuesday morning in the Walgreen’s parking lot at 700 S. Breiel Blvd.Police arrested Jami Frisch, 28, Wednesday night and charged her with theft of an elderly person, a felony 5, according to Middletown Municipal Court records. ...

Two years later, Crawford cases unresolved

Nearly two years after a fatal police shooting at Beavercreek’s Walmart, John Crawford III’s sons just know their father is “sleeping with the angels” in Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery. At Beavercreek police headquarters, officer Sean Williams is still working behind a desk as an investigations secretary. In Columbus and/or Washington, ...

This sign on the front door of the PNC Bank by the Towne Mall in Middletown tellers customers to remove their hats and glasses.

FBI: Bank robberies down 41 percent last 10 years

Improved security systems, better trained tellers and robbers who realize the risk isn’t worth the potential reward have contributed to fewer bank robberies in the last 10 years, experts say. Despite two recent area bank robberies, the number of financial institutions hit in the United States has dropped 41 percent ...

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Dramatic video captures screaming man's arrest on hot pavement

Marc LeBeau, 34, was involved in a dramatic arrest involving an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper on Monday. >> Click here to watch the news report Video posted to Facebook by Austin Maxwell, who happened to be driving by when the incident happened, shows a trooper trying to handcuff LeBeau while holding ...

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52 items seized from backpack of man arrested with gun at movie theater

A Georgia man was arrested at a movie theater in Beaver County over the weekend because he had a stolen gun, police said. According to a criminal complaint obtained by WPXI, William Gossett, 21, of Covington, Georgia, was carrying a loaded semi-automatic handgun and a box of ammunition in a backpack ...

Terry Froman in Warren County Common Pleas Court. STAFF FILE PHOTO.

Accused I-75 shooter wants trial moved, attorneys fired

Nearly two years after accused Interstate 75 shooter Terry Froman allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend and her son, the Illinois man’s death penalty trial is scheduled for next month in Warren County. But Froman wants to fire his attorneys and move his trial to Hamilton County, because he argues Warren County ...

John Hinckley stalked Carter in Dayton before shooting Reagan

John Hinckley Jr., soon to be free 35 years after shooting President Ronald Reagan, has a major connection to Dayton — he was accused of stalking President Jimmy Carter here the year before the Reagan shooting. As part of Hinckley’s trial, prosecutors offered video showing that months before he shot ...

Robert Holzworth is shown in this file photo.

Former Oxford police chief has died

Former Oxford Police Chief Robert Holzworth has died, according to the police department.Holzworth was named chief in 2011 and retired due to health reasons in March. He joined the force in 1973, serving for 43 years.On Tuesday, the division of police posted the follow announcement:“Our thoughts and prayers are with ...

Recently retired Hamilton school teacher Barbara Gaston had a recent photo of shooting victim Kalif Goens, 22, who was killed by gunfire at Doubles Bar on Sunday. Gaston called Goens “a peace maker not a trouble maker.” She was one of his teachers at Hamilton High School.

Teachers remember Hamilton shooting victim for smile, kindness

Kalif Goens, 22, died early Sunday morning after a shooting at Doubles Bar, 1555 Main St. The 2013 Hamilton High School student was remembered by two of his former teachers who spoke to the Journal-News about a young man who they said is gone way too soon.Mondale Goens, 21, Kalif’s ...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

John Hinckley, man who shot President Reagan, granted release

A federal judge has granted a request to release John Hinckley, the man who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan in 1981, from custody, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending stories Senior U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman ruled that Hinckley could be released as early as next week ...

Man playing 'Pokemon Go' shot, robbed in Ohio

A man playing "Pokemon Go" was robbed of his cellphone and shot several times late Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, according to reports. According to WBNS, 26-year-old Gregory Wheeler was playing the game at 9:40 p.m. with a friend in the area of Linden Park. A 14-year-old boy rode up to Wheeler and ...

Recyclable bottles and cans. (file photo)

Man faces jail time over haul of nonrefundable cans

A man caught speeding in a truck filled with empty cans may go to jail for up to five years, all over a potential $1,000 pay-out. Police reportedly pulled over Brian Edward Everidge, of Columbiaville, Michigan, after clocking him driving a rented box truck 12 mph over the speed limit. Upon inspecting ...

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Police: Florida man rams into black family with Confederate flag van

Police say before a Lake Worth Florida, man rammed his van into two black people attempting to save a parking space for their family, he wanted to make his point very clear to them: “(Expletive) you (slurs), don’t you see what’s on the front of my truck?” Donald Lee Hicks said, referring ...

Trump fence jumper DiMassimo pleads guilty

UPDATE @ 5:12 p.m. (July 26): The man who jumped a barrier at a Donald Trump rally in Dayton pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday to one year of probation.Thomas DiMassimo, 22, was also ordered to submit to special conditions including avoiding attendance at any Republican presidential event, not to ...

Middletown Police officer Gary Bender lets Angela Hart, 17, try on tactical gear during Middletown’s National Night Out last year at the former Verity Middletown School. Hundreds gathered for free food, games and demonstrations from police and fire departments. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

National Night Out means more for Butler County police departments

Police departments around Butler County said deadly attacks on police officers in Texas, Louisiana and Kansas City make this year’s National Night Out events more important than ever. “We feel it is important to continue on with events like these for our community,” Sgt. Brian Robinson of the Hamilton Police ...

Witness in active shooter case facing unrelated charges

A key witness and alleged victim of the man accused of shooting a Warren County Sheriff’s deputy in June has been indicted on charges of receiving stolen property and forgery.Jason M. Ratliff, 22, testified against his neighbor, Mohammed Laghaoui, during a hearing in Mason Municipal Court after Laghaoui was arrested ...

A 2-year-old boy found unresponsive in a bathtub in Madison Twp. July 21, 2016, was flown to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Baby found in Madison Twp. bathtub dies

A 2-year-old boy found unresponsive last week in a bathtub filled with water has died, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s office. The child’s parents called 911 around 8 p.m. Thursday from their home in the Catalina Manufactured Home Community. Deputies arrived within minutes and began CPR until medics arrived. ...

A bomb squad was called to Miami police headquarters on Tuesday, July 26, 2017, after a suspicious package was found outside the building.

Suspicious packages outside Miami police headquarters prompt evacuation

A bomb squad detonated a pair of suspicious packages found Tuesday morning outside Miami police headquarters. The scene was cleared by authorities around 11:45 a.m., nearly two hours after the packages were first discovered. No explosives were found. >> Read more trending stories The packages prompted an evacuation around 10 ...

Officials stymie request for Pike County autopsies

Three months after eight members of a Pike County family were found shot to death in their homes, officials are refusing to release autopsy reports from the killings that could publicly shed new light on the case.Several Ohio media outlets — including this one — have requested the autopsy reports ...

Indianapolis police officer shot, second injured

The CBS affiliate in Indianapolis, cbs4indy.com, is reporting that one Indianapolis police officer has been shot and wounded, while another officer has been injured in an incident that ended in a pursuit.The news station reports that after the shooting, a chase began on the city’s northwest side about 6:45 p.m.How ...

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