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Physician who was dragged off flight settles with United

WDTN News - 2 hours 33 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to employees of a partner airline has reached a settlement with United for an undisclosed amount, his lawyers announced Thursday.

David Dao’s legal team said in a brief statement that the agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential.

Lawyer Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz.

Munoz “said he was going to do the right thing, and he has,” Demetrio said in the statement. “In addition, United has taken full responsibility for what happened … without attempting to blame others, including the city of Chicago.”

Cellphone video of the April 9 confrontation aboard a jetliner at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport sparked widespread public outrage over the way Dao was treated.

The footage showed airport police officers pulling the 69-year-old father of five from his seat and dragging him down the aisle. His lawyer said he lost teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion.

The incident arose from a common air travel issue — a fully booked flight. Wanting to seat four crew members, the airline offered passengers $400 and later $800 to voluntarily relinquish their seats. When no one did, United selected four passengers at random.

Three people got off the flight, but Dao refused, saying he needed to get home to treat patients the next day. The airline then summoned the officers, who forcibly removed Dao.

The incident was a major embarrassment for United, and many observers expected Dao to file a costly lawsuit.

United’s response in the immediate aftermath was widely criticized. Munoz first defended the airline and described Dao as “belligerent” before publicly apologizing days later and vowing to do better.

Three airport police officers who dragged Dao from the plane worked for a city agency, the Chicago Department of Aviation. They were placed on leave after the incident.

The agency released a report April 24 in which the officer who pulled Dao from his seat, James Long, gave his version of events. Long said Dao was verbally and physically abusive and was flailing his arms before he lost his balance and struck his mouth on an armrest.

The department’s roughly 300 officers guard the city’s two main airports but are not part of the regular Chicago police force. They receive less training and cannot carry guns inside the terminals.

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Cities participating in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday

WDTN News - 2 hours 46 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Communities around the Miami Valley will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

It is an effort to provide a safe, convenient way to dispose prescription drugs and fight the drug epidemic. Four out of five people addicted to opioids start by using prescription drugs. That is why disposing unnecessary medications is crucial, according to Ohio senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown.

National Drug Take Back Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29. It’s free and anonymous. Only pills are accepted.

To see where you can drop off your drugs, see the list below:

COUNTY CITY COLLECTION SITE ADDRESS Auglaize Wapakoneta Wapakoneta Police Department 701 Parlette Ct Butler Fairfield Fairfield Police Department, Front Lot And Drug Drop Box In Lobby 5230 Pleasant Ave Butler Oxford Talawanda High School 5301 University Park Blvd Butler Oxford Oxford Township Police Department 925 Collins Run Rd Butler West Chester Walgreens Parking Lot 7804 Cincinnati-Dayton Road Butler Hamilton Liberty Twp. Princeton Glendale Fire Station 6682 Princeton-Glendale Rd. Butler Hamilton Hamilton Police Department 331 South Front Street Champaign Mechanicsburg Mechanicsburg Police Department 18 N Main St Champaign Saint Paris St. Paris Police Department 137 W. Main St Clark Springfield Springfield Police Department 130 N Fountain Ave Clinton Sabina Uhal’s Iga Market 440 E Washington St Clinton Sabina Foster J Boyd Md Regional Cancer Center 31 Farquhar Darke Greenville Greenville Police Department 122 W. Main St Darke Greenville Family Health Building 5735 Meeker Road Greene Xenia Greene County Sheriff’s Office 120 E Main Street Greene Fairborn Fairborn Police Department 70 W Hebble Road Logan Bellefontaine Mary Rutan Hospital (Outside Main Entrance) 205 Palmer Avenue Mercer Celina Mercer County Sheriff’s Office 4835 State Route 29 Miami Piqua Piqua Police Department 100 N Wayne St Miami Troy Miami County Transfer Station 2500 N County Road 25a Montgomery Dayton Trotwood Police Department 3035 Olive Road Montgomery Dayton Sugarcreek Township Police Department 4398 Clyro Road Montgomery Dayton Dayton Police Department 2nd District Office 2721 Wayne Avenue Montgomery Dayton Dayton Police Department 5th District Office 248 Salem Avenue Montgomery Dayton Beavercreek Police Department 1388 Research Park Drive Montgomery Dayton Huber Heights Police Department 6121 Taylorsville Road Montgomery Dayton Dayton Police Department 3rd District Office 951 Washington Street Montgomery Dayton Dayton Police Safety Building 335 W. Third Street Montgomery Dayton Dayton Police Department 1st District Office 417 East Helena Street Montgomery Dayton Grandview Medical Center Police Department 405 W. Grand Avenue Montgomery Dayton Kettering Recreation Complex 2900 Glengarry Drive Montgomery Dayton Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office 345 W. Second Street Montgomery Dayton Butler Township Administrative Building, Administration and Police Department Building 3510 Sudachi Drive Montgomery Kettering Kettering Recreation Center 2900 Glengarry Drive Montgomery Vandalia Vandalia Police Department 245 James Bohanan Dr. Montgomery Englewood Englewood Government Center 333 W National Road Montgomery Miamisburg Miami Township Police Department 2660 Lyons Road Montgomery Moraine Moraine Police Department 4200 Dryden Rd. Preble Eaton Preble County Sheriff’s Office 1139 Preble Drive Warren Lebanon Kroger (Parking Lot) 1425 Columbus Ave Warren Maineville Hamilton Township Administration Bldg 7780 South Sr-48 Warren Mason Kroger Parking Lot 5100 Terra Firma Drive Warren Mason Kroger 5100 Terra Firma Dr. Warren Springboro City Of Springboro Municipal Building 320 W Central Ave. Warren Springboro Clearcreek Township Police Department 7593 Bunnell Hill Rd Warren Franklin Franklin Ohio Fall Festival, Franklin Police Department Booth South Main Street Warren Franklin Franklin Police Department, Lobby Drop Box 400 Anderson St. Warren Franklin Walmart 1275 East Second Street

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Central State University removed from fiscal watch

WDTN News - 3 hours 36 min ago

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Department of Higher Education removed Central State University from fiscal watch.

According to Ohio auditor Dave Yost, the university’s administrators found ways to improve its financial status. In March, his office notified the Department of Higher Education that the university implemented, or is in the process of implementing, an effective financial accounting and reporting system.

The university was put on fiscal watch in April 2015.

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Company relocating many employees to downtown Dayton

WDTN News - 3 hours 51 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Taylor Communications will move to downtown Dayton this fall.

Currently, its office is on 600 Albany Street. The company will move its administrative departments to the 111 Building on West First Street. The Albany location will house research and development, technology support and operations.

More than 700 employees will work out of the two locations.

The company will receive $1 million in grants from Montgomery County and the city of Dayton.

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Man arrested for Xenia shooting

WDTN News - 3 hours 59 min ago

XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Xenia police arrested a man Thursday on attempted murder charges.

Andrew Lott (Courtesy: Xenia Police Division)

Police say Andrew Lott, 32, is the suspect in a shooting in the 1900 block of Vermont Drive on Feb. 22. The homeowner was shot in his home, and Lott ran off. The man survived.

READ MORE: Man shot by intruder in Xenia home

In February, Police said a man living at the house heard a noise coming from the backyard. When he went to investigate, someone in the backyard fired several shots into the house, hitting the man at least once.

Lott faces attempted murder charges. Additional arrests are possible. The investigation is ongoing.



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UDRI researchers helping NASA explore Mars

WDTN News - 4 hours 7 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton Research Institute is helping NASA expand its exploration of Mars.

NASA’s next mission to the red planet is called Mars 2020. Scientists expect that rover to land in a warmer site than previous landings.

UD scientists and engineers have been designing and running experiments on a power generator prototype that can withstand those higher temperatures. They spent 36 hours camped next to one of the generators while they heated it to 428 F. The experiment was successful.

“A lot of the information that we generate here in the laboratory feeds directly to the department of energy and NASA,” scientist Chadwick Barklay said. “They can take that information and extrapolate from it future mission profiles, extended mission scenarios, those sorts of things, so a lot of the work that we generate really helps them predict how much power they’re really going to have.”

Mars 2020 is expected to launch in July of 2020. NASA is expected to choose the landing site for that mission in the next two years.

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Toyota recalls 250K Tacoma pickups; rear wheels can lock up

WDTN News - 4 hours 8 min ago

DETROIT (AP) – Toyota is recalling about 250,000 small pickup trucks mainly in North America because the rear wheels have the potential to lock up, causing drivers to lose control.

The recall covers certain Tacoma trucks from the 2016 and 2017 model years.

Toyota says oil can leak from the rear differential. That could damage components and cause the differential to lock up and stop the wheels from moving. A differential allows the wheels to travel at different speeds while a vehicle is turning a corner.

Dealers will inspect the trucks. If no leaks are found, fasteners will be tightened. If there’s a leak, a gasket will be replaced and new fasteners installed. Toyota also will replace any damaged differential parts.

Owners will be notified of the recall by mail starting in mid-June.

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Blood drive honoring Centerville Police Officer surpasses 4,000 units

WDTN News - 4 hours 46 min ago

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) — Today is a reunion of sorts for John Kalaman.

“Over the years we’ve seen a lot of the same people, that have been here years before,” he said.

It was an unexpected reunion 20 years ago. His son, Officer John P. Kalaman, was killed while responding to an accident on I-675.

“I love my son. I miss him terribly every day,” he said, “I would give up all of this in a heartbeat if I could have him back.”

Since the loss of Officer Kalaman, his family has given a scholarship for students to go to college, advocated for a new traffic law, and started a blood drive.

Today, Officer Kalaman would have been 49 years old. His family is celebrating with a larger family.

Officers from across the Miami Valley were giving blood in the name of John P. Kalaman.

“When a tragedy happens to one of us, a tragedy kind of happens to all of us,” Springboro Police Chief Jeff Kruithoff said.

Kalaman’s father says he’s grateful for the community for their continued support.

The event, now in its 20th year, has donated more than 4,000 units of blood. It’s enough to potentially save 12,000 lives.

“I think he’d be humbled, and yet very, very proud of what has been accomplished in his name, and in his memory.”

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New Montgomery County judge to be sworn in - Dayton Daily News

Local News - 5 hours 11 min ago

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New Montgomery County judge to be sworn in
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Blaine, 2006 University of Dayton law school graduate, was appointed to the bench by Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Blaine replaces Michael Tucker, who won an unopposed race for a seat on the Second District Court of Appeals. FOLLOW: Mark Gokavi on Twitter ...

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Study: Just one can of energy drink could be ‘life-threatening’ to heart health

WDTN News - 5 hours 21 min ago

FAIRFIELD, CA (NBC News/WCMH) — Many of us turn to energy drinks to get through a long day, but a new study suggests drinking just one can affect the heart more than caffeine alone.

Researchers at the U.S.A.F Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base monitored a group of young adults after they consumed 32-ounces of a popular energy drink — or another drink with the same amount of caffeine. The energy drinks caused more potentially dangerous changes in the heart’s electrical activity, compared to caffeine drinks.

Dr. Emily Fletcher, who led the study, told The Sun, that they studied the QT interval, which is the amount of time between heart beats.

“If this time interval, which is measured in milliseconds, is either too short or too long, it can cause the heart to beat abnormally. The resulting arrhythmia can be life-threatening,” Dr Fletcher said.

And while both groups had similar increases in blood pressure the effects lasted longer in those who had the energy drinks. Experts say people who have high blood pressure or underlying heart conditions may want to use caution, or avoid consuming energy drinks.

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World's largest Starbucks coming to Chicago in 2019

WDTN News - 5 hours 23 min ago

CHICAGO, IL (WCMH) — Starbucks Coffee Company is getting ready to open the world largest coffee shop of its brand on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

Starbucks say the interactive four-story, 43,000-square-foot building will be designed to bring coffee craft to life by offering multiple brewing methods. There will also be specialty Reserve beverages and mixology, offering a “full sensorial coffee environment dedicated to roasting, brewing and packaging its rare, small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffees from around the world.”

When it opens it 2019, it will be the third roastery of its kind to open in the United States. The first opened in Seattle in 2014, and the second is scheduled to open in New York City next year.

“Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, so we took our time to find an incredible space to match the unprecedented coffee experience our premium Roastery will offer,” said Howard Schultz, Starbucks executive chairman. “To be located on one of the best-known retail streets in the world is a proud moment for all of us and we can’t wait to bring Chicago and the world a coffee experience worthy of their most premier real estate.”

“Chicago’s Magnificent Mile brings in millions of visitors from across this globe and is the perfect location for a world-class coffee destination,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “This Starbucks Reserve Roastery will be an investment in Chicago and a strong addition to Michigan Avenue, where residents and visitors can enjoy incredible coffees from around the world in a remarkable environment.”

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Johnny Depp surprises fans, appears as Jack Sparrow on Disneyland ride

WDTN News - 5 hours 24 min ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Some visitors to the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at California’s Disneyland got a surprise: Captain Jack Sparrow himself.

Johnny Depp donned the getup of his swashbuckling alter ego and interacted with riders on Wednesday. Videos taken by park goers and shared on social media show Depp chatting with fans as they passed by on the ride’s boats. He also spoke to a crowd outside.

Johnny Depp Is filming on the pirates ride in Disney land!!!! Crazy!!!!!!

— Tommy Williams (@Twiller0) April 27, 2017

Just saw Johnny Depp @Disneyland on Pirates of the Caribbean dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow!!! #DeadMenTellNoTales

— Clay Smitty Plays (@ClaySmittyPlays) April 27, 2017

You know those little Disney Myths like…Johnny Depp will dress up as Jack Sparrow and sit in the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride? Well…

— B. (@BaileyNielson) April 27, 2017

Depp returns to the big screen as Sparrow next month in the fifth film based on the ride. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” opens May 26, after premiering at Shanghai Disneyland on May 11.

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Rare pennies fetching up to $85,000 at auction

WDTN News - 5 hours 26 min ago

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Check your purses, pockets, and couch cushions! Rare 1943 wheat pennies are now fetching about $85,000 at auctions, according to CoinTrackers. 

The site says a coin in average condition could be worth about $60,000, while one in certified mint condition could be worth as much as $85,782.

RELATED: Some quarters may be worth a whole lot more than you think

There are some fakes floating around. According to CoinTrackers, it is easy to file down part of a 1948 copper penny to make it look like it is a 1943 penny. The site suggests using a magnet to verify the coin is legit. If it sticks to the magnet, it’s just copper plated steel and thus a fake.

The rare pennies would have been accidentally released into the coin supply. There were are only a few of them ever minted.

And while $85,000 is a lot of money, there have been pennies that have sold for more. In 2015, an avid coin collector shelled out more than $2.5 million for a 1792 Birch Cent, the most even paid for a 1-cent coin. The penny is just one of 10 similar coins experimentally produced when the U.S. Mint was founded.

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4,700 Ohio-licensed educators missing in fingerprint system

WDTN News - 5 hours 28 min ago

COLUMBUS (AP) — About 4,700 Ohio-licensed grade-school educators are missing from the fingerprinting system used to red-flag any new criminal charges against them, so they’re being asked to get fresh fingerprinting voluntarily while officials seek to fix a loophole that led to the problem.

The Ohio Department of Education says at least 1,200 of those currently work in public schools.

State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria says the issue surfaced before the current school year. He says the Department of Education has been checking the Ohio Court Network to make sure none of the educators in question has a noteworthy criminal case that merits notifying their employers. He says no such instance has been found.

He says the issue involves educators such as teachers and coaches dropped from the tracking system because their licensure lapsed.

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Man removed from flight for using bathroom before takeoff

WDTN News - 5 hours 31 min ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man was removed from a Delta Air Lines flight after using the bathroom against crew instructions shortly before takeoff.

Kima Hamilton says he urgently needed to use the bathroom April 18 while on a Milwaukee-bound plane in Atlanta. He says takeoff was delayed and the flight wasn’t moving, so he decided to go.

RELATED: Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

Cellphone video shows Delta agents asked Hamilton to de-board after he got back to his seat, but he refused. The crew emptied the aircraft and allowed everyone but Hamilton back on.

Delta says it’s imperative passengers comply with crew instructions, especially at critical points of takeoff and landing.

Hamilton says FBI agents met him at the gate but didn’t arrest him. He got a partial refund but says it wasn’t enough to cover another ticket.

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Prosecutors say Ohio man planned to join Islamic State group - WHIO

Local News - 6 hours 9 min ago


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In 911 call, wounded Ohio teen pleads not to be shot again during home invasion

WDTN News - 6 hours 29 min ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Police say an Ohio teenager wounded during a reported home invasion can be heard in a 911 call begging someone not to shoot him again and pleading for help.

The boy was found shot after reporting that someone had broken into his Toledo home on Wednesday morning. The Blade newspaper reports that the teen suffered a gunshot wound and a broken hip, but his injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

Police tell WTOL-TV that they believe there were multiple intruders and that a confrontation occurred as they tried to take a video game console.

Investigators are trying to determine whether anything was taken from the scene and whether any neighbors have information that could help find whoever was responsible.

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2 Ohio pastors indicted on child sex trafficking charges

WDTN News - 7 hours 3 min ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio pastors facing federal allegations of sex trafficking of children now have been indicted on child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury in Toledo has indicted the Rev. Cordell Jenkins and the Rev. Anthony Haynes on both child sex trafficking and production of child pornography charges.

The two Toledo men have been in jail since April 7 after being arrested by federal agents at their homes.

The Blade newspaper reports that court documents say Haynes began grooming a 14-year-old girl for prostitution in 2014 and had sexual contact with her.

The documents say Haynes introduced her to other men, including Jenkins who is accused of paying to have sex with the teen.

Attorneys for both men didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment Thursday.

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2 in custody after police chase stolen car

WDTN News - 7 hours 12 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Police in Dayton arrested two men Thursday after they say the men were seen driving a stolen car.

Police tell 2 NEWS the car was stolen at gunpoint Wednesday from the Shell gas station at Free Pike and Gettysburg Avenue.

A Dayton Police Officer spotted the vehicle and the car sped away starting a chase that lasted about two minutes.

The suspect vehicle crashed into another car at Main Street and Forest Avenue but no one was hurt, according to police.were involved in a chase in Dayton Thursday.

The car continued on North Main, hitting at least two curbs before coming to a stop in the parking lot of the Life Enrichment Center in the 1700 block of North Main Street.

(WDTN Photo/Mike Burianek)

Lt. Eric Sheldon of the Dayton Police Department tells 2NEWS one of the two men in the car ran away but was quickly arrested by police. A second man was arrested at the scene.

Sheldon says it is not known if the two men are the same two who stole the vehicle Wednesday. Police detectives have been called in to try and determine that.

Sheldon says the case will be presented to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office and charges will be determined.


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Dayton man arrested for trying to join ISIS

WDTN News - 7 hours 21 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force on Wednesday arrested a Dayton man for trying to join the ISIS.

FBI agents arrested 26-year-old Laith Waleed Alebbini at Cincinnati/Kentucky International Airport for attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Alebbini will make his first appearance in U.S. District Court in Dayton on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

2 NEWS APP users can click here to watch the update from the U.S. Attorney.

A federal complaint alleges Alebbini, a citizen of Jordan and legal permanent resident of the United States since April of 2014, attempted to travel to Syria, via a flight to Turkey or Jordan. Investigators say Alebbini was traveling to fight with ISIS against the Syrian government.

According to information contained in the federal complaint, Alebbini was arrested in January for unlawful entry into the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. The charges were later dismissed. The document state Alebbini refused to say why he was on the property but did say “You are going to regret this” while being escorted off Embassy property.

The documents also say Alebbini attempted to travel to Turkey in January but was denied entry because his Jordanian passport was expired. He returned to the U.S. days later.

On January 23, Alebbini was interviewed by the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service about the incident at the Turkish Embassy. During that interview, Alebbini admitted posting pro-ISIS videos on his Facebook page, according to the complaint filed in federal court. The complaint also says in that interview “I am the perfect recruit for ISIS.”

According to the complaint, Alebbini told investigators security at the Embassy was very lax, and “if I had a bomb on me, I swear to God, three embassies would have gone down.”

Court documents claim Alebbini met a woman from Dayton and moved to the area in March.

You can read the full complaint by clicking the image below.

Alebbini complaint

The JTTF includes officers and agents from the Cincinnati Police Department, Colerain, Police Department, Dayton Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, University of Cincinnati Police Department, U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations, FBI, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Oakwood Police Department, West Chester Police Department, and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

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