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Police: Victim found bleeding from stomach in a church

10 min 40 sec ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Dayton Police responded to a call at a church early Sunday morning.

Someone called police to the 300 block of Allen Street.

Police said man was inside Saint Mary’s Church and he was bleeding from his stomach.

According to the police report, the cause of this victim’s injury was unknown.

Officials identified the victim as Felix A. Aguero Chacon. The victim was removed from the church and was being treated inside a Dayton Fire Department medic when police arrived.

Officers said it looked like three to four inches of the victim’s stomach was cut open. Police also received a call about an incident on 100 block of Church Street the same morning. The police officers put the pieces together and noted that the victim was also involved in this incident.

According to the police reporter, the victim did not have any injuries from the second call on the 100 block of Church Street.

The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital. On-scene medics said his condition was life-threating at the time of his injuries.

Later, the victim was stable in the emergency room and was taken to surgery, according to the police report.

Medical staff members said the victim’s injury looked more like a stab wound than a gunshot wound. Then a doctor told police that the victim’s injuries are now not life-threating.

Investigators are looking into this case.





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Vandalia buzzing about new designation

11 min 39 sec ago

VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) –  Vandalia is buzzing about its new designation as Ohio’s first bee city.

The city hopes this program hopes to create a better environment for bees.  According to Bee City USA the bee population is declining at a rate of about 44 percent each year.  This program is a national initiative to help spread the word about bee pollination.

The Vandalia historical society is selling seed packets which are pollinator friendly to both butterflies and bees.  The Vandalia historical society is selling seed packets which are pollinator friendly to both butterflies and bees.  About 90 percent of plants rely on bees to sustain life and Vandalia’s mayor says she’s proud the city is taking on this initiative.  Beekeepers say the two concerns we have now are pesticides and lack of habitat.

“Bees need the flowers to eat the nectar to build up their honey supply. So that’s the main focus of the bee city project is to create and improve pollinator habitat in the area,” Al Tuttle Beekeeper says.

“This is an earth friendly project that shows us how to take care of our community and we appreciate Vandalia taking the lead in this,” Representative Mike Turner said.

Bee City USA became a non-profit a year ago and has 49 cities on its list. Vandalia now joins Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the two Bee City’s in Ohio.

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Police: Robber demands $95 to $150 at a bank

50 min 52 sec ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Dayton Police responded to a robbery Friday morning.

Police talked with the JP Morgan Chase bank manager when they arrived at the scene.

The manager told police the suspect said “give me your money” to a working employee.

According to the police report, the employee said the suspect took between $95 to $150 from the first bank employee.

Then the suspect went to the next bank window and demanded money.

According to the police report, the suspect left the bank, went around the building towards White Oak Drive through apartment buildings.

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Teens can learn safe driving techniques

1 hour 12 min ago

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Parents can sign their teens up to take a driving class from a local police department.

The Kettering Police Department will conduct a Teen Safe Driving Class.

The class will take place Thursday, June 29.

Teens will listen to a power point presentation, learn how to change car tires, jump a dead battery, and check fluid and tire levels from city mechanics.

Teens taking the course will also have an opportunity to practice driving skills at road cone courses. A driving instructor and Kettering Police cruisers will be at the driving course.

For more information about the class, you can contact the Kettering Police Department.



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Eight lives left: Lucky kitten rescued

1 hour 15 min ago

WHEAT RIDGE, Colorado (NBC) – If you own a pet, one of the most terrifying things is realizing your loved one is missing. It’s downright heartbreaking.

A man in Wheat Ridge, Colorado went through that for four straight days. He looked all over for his new kitten. He thought she ran away! Little Vegas was her name. She’s a cute white and black 4-month-old.

He found him, with the help of a local officer, in the most unlikely spot.

As he searched and searched, he had to keep driving for his work. That’s when – Saturday morning – he heard a meow from inside his van.

And her name might have something to do with how she lucked out.

“Vegas is her name,” says her owner, Matthew Sisneros.

The young kitten vanished Tuesday, moments after Sisneros brought her home for the first time off the street.

As he searched and searched, he had to keep driving for his work. That’s when – Saturday morning – he heard a meow from inside his van.

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Police: Grocery manager maybe responsible for $300K theft

1 hour 24 min ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A manager with Fred Meyer is accused of stealing more than $18,000 from the grocery store she was entrusted to prevent theft from, according to court documents.

Emily J. Tallman, 35, appeared in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Friday and was arraigned on one count of aggravated first-degree theft and possession of meth.

Detectives assigned to the Portland Police Bureau’s White Collar Crimes Unit arrested Tallman on Thursday at the Gateway Fred Meyer off of Northeast 102nd Avenue.

According to court documents first obtained by KOIN 6 News, Fred Meyer told detectives with the Portland Police Bureau’s White Collar Crimes Unit that the Gateway Fred Meyer had experienced a cash theft of more than $300,000.

Officials told KOIN 6 News that detectives are continuing their investigation to see if Tallman is responsible for all $300,000 or if she had accomplices.

The theft, according to prosecutors, occurred when Tallman – the person in charge of loss prevention for the Gateway Fred Meyer – took cash from the self-checkout registers.

The thefts began in January 2017, according to court documents.

At first, Fred Meyer wasn’t sure how the store was losing money. They asked Tallman to launch an investigation. Tallman reported to her superiors that she was unable to come up with any explanation for the loss of cash and the thefts continued.

Struggling to find answers, the company launched its own investigation separate from Tallman and was able to review the store’s security cameras.

When officials watched the video for May 24, 2017 they saw Tallman pushing a grocery cart at 1:30 a.m. next to the self-checkout machines. The grocery cart was full of cleaning supplies. Tallman was “looking around the store, apparently, to see if anyone can see her, then opening the secure cash storage area inside the machine with a key, then reaching inside the machine with her hand,” according to court documents.

The video shows her removing something from the machine but the contents were obscured by her clipboard.

When the alleged theft happened on May 24, Tallman was not scheduled to be inside the store.

Video and records from the self-checkout machines shows that Tallman stole more than $18,000 from 3 machines on May 24, according to court documents.

Officials were apparently concerned Tallman might flee the country because she had a vacation scheduled for June 23 and had told employees she was well traveled and backpacked through Africa for an extended period of time. She also had told Fred Meyer officials she had moved out of her residence and was living in area motels.

When detectives arrested Tallman on June 22 at Gateway Fred Meyer police searched her backpack and found methamphetamine inside an eyeglass case, according to court documents.

Tallman, who lives in Ridgefield, told jail staff during her booking interview that she has worked for Fred Meyer for 10 years.

Tallman has no criminal record that KOIN 6 News was able to find during a criminal background check. Her next court date is scheduled for July 7.

On Friday, a spokesperson for Fred Meyer declined to comment.

Police are continuing their investigation into Tallman and are asking for the public’s help in determining her purchases. Anyone with information on how she stored or handled cash is asked to call 503.823.0400.

Attempts to reach Tallman for comment were not immediately successful.

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Store owner gets 8 years for fatally shooting shoplifter

1 hour 31 min ago

SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) — A Spanaway convenience store owner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for fatally shooting a man he suspected of shoplifting.

KOMO-TV reports Min Kim told the judge Friday he accepted responsibility for his actions that led to the death of 21-year-old Jakeel Mason in March 2016.

Mason was fleeing from the store when Kim shot him in the back.

The shooting came a month after Kim’s wife was shot and wounded during a robbery at the store.

Kim said in court he didn’t have the right to “take Mr. Mason’s life or anyone else’s life” and asked the judge for permission to write a letter of apology to Mason’s family.

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VIDEO: Georgia mom, daughter attacked over cold chicken

2 hours 11 min ago

SAVANNAH, Georgia (KRON) — A Georgia restaurant owner and her teenage daughter were beaten up by a couple, and it was all caught on camera.

And the attack all started over cold chicken.

The video is disturbing.

The owner of a Qwik Chick restaurant, Jeanette Norris, says the incident happened Thursday. A couple went to her stand and complained about their food being cold.

After a few minutes back and forth, Jeanette says she refunded their money, but then she says the couple went crazy. They started cussing and beating down the window.

Norris went outside to tell them police were on the way when the woman started punching and slapping her in the face.

That’s when her daughter got out of the truck to help, and the husband punched the teen right in the face.

“One of my employees yelled, ‘He’s got her. He’s got her,’ and that’s when I realized he had hit her,” Norris said. “Who does that? Who punches a child like she’s a grown man standing there? He needs putting under the jail!”

“The camera surveillance footage that we put out tells it all. That’s just brutality,” Baxley Police Chief James Godfrey said.

The suspects in the case are Eric and Latasha Smith. They face several felony warrants.

Norris suffered a broken nose and two black eyes.

And her daughter got a black eye.

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Professor who said Otto Warmbier ‘got what he deserved’ out of a job at Delaware university

2 hours 26 min ago

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – The University of Delaware won’t rehire a professor who said a college student who died after being held by North Korea “got exactly what he deserved.”

In a statement Sunday, the university said that the adjunct faculty member, Katherine Dettwyler, will not be rehired. She had last taught a course in the spring.

The anthropology professor had posted on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” she teaches. The school issued an initial statement denouncing her comments, which she posted when she was not employed at the school.

Warmbier was released by North Korea earlier this month after being held for more than 17 months. He was in a coma and died last week.

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Lancaster police searching for missing teen

2 hours 30 min ago

LANCASTER, OH (WCMH) — The Lancaster Police Department is asking for help locating a teenage girl from the area.

According to police, Judith Reliford, 16, is described as a white female, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 155 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing jean shorts, and a white tank top with orange swirls. She was also wearing black and white Adidas shoes.

Police say she may be in the Athens area.

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Ohio restores websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

2 hours 37 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say they’ve restored 11 government websites that were hacked with a message purporting to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

A spokesman for the Department of Administrative Services says affected websites were restored by Monday morning. That department is working with public safety officials to investigate how sites were hacked Sunday with a message that ended with: “I love the Islamic state.”

READ MORE: Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

It affected websites for the governor and his wife, the lieutenant governor and the inspector general, as well as Ohio’s Medicaid and prisons agencies. The list also included sites for Ohio’s casino and facilities commissions, the offices of Health Transformation and Workforce Transformation, and the government streamlining effort LeanOhio.

The same message infiltrated government websites in Brookhaven, New York, and Howard County, Maryland.

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High Court reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear arguments

2 hours 46 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.

The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

The court did leave one category of foreigners protected, those “with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States,” the court said in an unsigned opinion.

The justices will hear arguments in the case in October.

Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours after being cleared by courts.

The ban would apply to citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The Trump administration said the ban was needed to allow an internal review of the screening procedures for visa applicants from those countries. That review should be complete before October 2, the first day the justices could hear arguments in their new term.

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Second vacant house fire in Dayton Monday

2 hours 47 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Firefighters were called to a vacant home on Fountain Avenue Monday morning after smoke was seen.

The fire was reported just before 10:00 a.m. Monday after someone called 911 saying smoke was coming from the back of the home at 19 Fountain Avenue.

Firefighters responded and quickly brought the fire under control.

The house was searched and no one was found inside. There are no reported injuries from this fire.

This is the second vacant house fire Monday morning. The first was at the corner of Albany and Broadway Streets around 7:00 a.m.

READ MORE: Fire officials: vagrants lived in Dayton house before fire

The cause of both fires is under investigation and both are being called suspicious.



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Ohio concentrates effort to reduce harmful Lake Erie algae

2 hours 56 min ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s environmental regulators who have pledged to drastically cut what’s feeding the harmful algae in Lake Erie will consolidate oversight of the work to make sure money is being well spent and research isn’t overlapping.

The proposal brought by Gov. John Kasich’s administration and approved by the legislature last week will put the Ohio Lake Erie Commission in charge of seeing that the state reaches its goal of a 40 percent reduction of phosphorus going into western Lake Erie within the next 10 years.

Both Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario have pledged to make the same reduction, which researchers say will go a long way to improving water quality.

To cut down on the algae, Ohio and its neighboring states are focusing on encouraging farmers to take voluntary steps that prevent manure and fertilizers from flowing into the lake’s tributaries and reducing overflows from sewage treatment plants.

Environmental groups have expressed doubts about whether the voluntary efforts will be enough to make a significant dent in the algae blooms that are a threat to both drinking water and wildlife.

Revamping the Lake Erie commission, which primarily has overseen state policies on water quality and coastal management, will make sure priorities are aligned when it comes to dealing with the algae, said Craig Butler, director of Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency.

That will help make sure money and opportunities aren’t wasted, he said.

State and federal spending to combat the algae has increased greatly since toxins from algae contaminated the tap water for 400,000 people in Toledo and southeastern Michigan in 2014.

The commission, whose members include the directors of six state agencies, won’t necessarily dictate how the money is spent, but it will coordinate ongoing work while also keeping in touch with universities and environmental groups doing their own research, Butler said.

“We want to know and understand what they’re doing too,” he said.

In addition, the legislation that still needs Kasich’s signature also will pave the way to finding new uses for tons of sediment dredged from shipping channels along the lake.

In just three years, Ohio will no longer allow the sediment to be dumped into the lake.

Both Ohio and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which maintains the shipping channels, have been working on finding new ways of the silt that is dredged from harbors to keep them navigable.

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WWI veteran’s long lost Purple Heart returned to his family

3 hours 2 min ago

SKANEATELES, N.Y. (AP) — A long lost Purple Heart medal awarded to a World War I veteran wounded in a gas attack has been returned to his family in central New York.

Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited says the medal belonged to Cpl. Everett Jesse Proper, who was born in 1894 in a Catskill Mountains town. He served with the U.S. Army’s 77th Infantry Division in France, where he was gassed in August 1918.

Proper survived the war. He died in 1981.

Proper’s Purple Heart medal was found in a house near Lee, New Hampshire. Purple Hearts Reunited was contacted, and it tracked down Proper’s great-nephew, Victor Swart of Skaneateles (skin-ee-AT’-luhs).

Purple Hearts Reunited founder Zachariah Fike returned the medal Sunday to the Swart family at their home 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Syracuse.

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Ohio police stop driverless Amish buggy with energetic horse

4 hours 14 min ago

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police had to make an unusual stop after finding a driverless Amish buggy going down the road.

In a Facebook post, the Wooster Police Department says the horse apparently decided to take a morning run Sunday without its owners.

Officers found the buggy heading down State Route 250, and one sergeant jumped inside and managed to get the horse to stop.

Police say the horse was very excited and tired, but otherwise unhurt. Police were able to track down its owners and return the horse and buggy.

The department says in the post, “every new day brings with it new challenges.”

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Ohio gas prices rise but stay lower than national average

4 hours 23 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices around Ohio have risen a bit but remain lower than the national average.

Ohio’s average for regular fuel was $2.17 per gallon in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up from $2.12 a week ago but down from $2.35 at this time last year.

The national average was $2.26 on Monday, down three pennies from last week. It’s a nickel cheaper than a year ago.

AAA says consumers have been benefiting from low prices at the pump because of strong oil production and low demand for gas.

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Cincinnati considers allowing medical marijuana businesses

4 hours 28 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials this week will consider whether the city should join those allowing medical marijuana cultivation as the state begins to permit it.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that members of a city council committee on Tuesday will review a proposal to allow growing and processing medical marijuana in manufacturing districts.

Some Ohio municipalities have opened their arms to the medical marijuana industry as supporters tout new jobs and tax revenue. Other areas have instituted local bans, including the southwest Ohio communities of Blue Ash and Fairfield.

The state plans to issue a dozen licenses for smaller cultivation sites and another dozen for larger operations. It’s accepting applications for the large-scale cultivators until Friday.

Ohio legalized medical marijuana last year. It is expected to become available next year.

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Fire officials: vagrants lived in Dayton house before fire

4 hours 36 min ago

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A vacant house was destroyed by fire early on Monday morning.

A house at the corner of Albany and Broadway Streets in Dayton was destroyed by fire.

Someone called 911 just before 7 a.m. on Monday saying the house at the intersection of Albany and Broadway Streets was on fire.

When firefighters arrived, they found smoke and flames showing from the first floor of the house.

Fire officials say it looked like vagrants were squatting in the house prior to the fire.

The house suffered nearly $15,000 in damages, according to fire officials, and will likely need to be torn down.

No one was hurt in the fire. It is considered suspicious.

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2 young adults dead in northern Ohio home; no suspect sought

4 hours 49 min ago

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say the bodies of two young adults were found in a northern Ohio home where officers had been asked to check on the residents’ welfare.

Marion police didn’t immediately release details about what caused the deaths but said they aren’t looking for a suspect.

Police say the two individuals in their early 20s were found dead on Saturday night in Marion, about 45 miles north of Columbus. Their identities weren’t immediately released.

Authorities say family members had requested the welfare check.

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