5 big stories that happened on a busy news day in Butler County

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Crews battled a large barn fire overnight in Wayne Township

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Today has been busy in Butler County news, from major updates to ongoing issues to breaking news events.

Here’s a look at what you might have missed today:

1. Major drug bust operation in Middletown

Middletown police, working with local and federal agencies, made multiple arrests on Monday of suspects allegedly involved in a drug trafficking organization from an ongoing criminal investigation in Middletown and surrounding areas.

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2. Fired shots lock down Middletown retirement community

Middletown police located the source of shots fired near Garden Manor retirement community today. A man said he had cleaned his gun and went outside to fire a few rounds, said Middletown Major Scott Reeve. The man lives a couple of houses from the facility with a large field located in front.

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3. Multiple fire departments battle large barn fire

Six Butler County fire departments responded to a barn fire this morning on Somerville-Jacksonburg Road. Wayne Twp. Fire Capt. Daniel Hoit said the fire was reported at 2 a.m. and two structures were heavily damaged. He said the animals escaped to a nearby pasture, and several pieces of farm equipment were damaged.

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4. Man arrested after struggle with Hamilton police officer

Hamilton police arrested a man shortly after 11 a.m. today after he refused to leave the courts at the city/county administrative towers. There was a brief struggle with the man, who was told to leave the courts area and refused to do so, police said.

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5. Settlement in Monroe fatal prom night cash case

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kaylie Jackson’s parents against the driver in the fatal Monroe prom night crash has settled. Jackson’s parents and the two other teens who were in 2013 Tesla driven by Chynna Brandon when it crashed on April 27, 2018, settled for insurance money, according to attorney Charlie Rittgers, who represented Jackson’s boyfried, Tanner Allford.

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