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Victim’s family to shooter: Turn yourself in

UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m. (July 6): The family of William “Billy” Haney is asking whoever shot him in front of his home on Sunday to turn himself in. Haney, 33, 155 Sturgeon St., died after he was shot multiple times during an argument as he stood in his front yard, ...

A shoplifting suspect jumped from the Ohio 41 overpass over U.S. 68 during a police foot pursuit July 5, 2015, in Springfield. (Andy Sedlak/Staff)

Shoplifting suspect jumps from highway overpass

The man who jumped off a highway overpass Sunday while reportedly fleeing police remained at Miami Valley Hospital in serious condition Monday.Meanwhile, his alleged accomplice was arraigned in Clark County Municipal Court on charges related to two different thefts.According to a Springfield Police Division report, Shane Moore, 31, and his ...

Dive team called for car in Champaign Co. pond

UPDATE @ 3:20 p.m.Divers did not find anyone inside a car that landed on its top in a pond off Flatfoot Road north of Cable, according to the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.FIRST REPORTA car is on its top in a pond in the 4300 block of Flatfoot Road north of ...

2 store clerks busted for underage alcohol sales

Clerks at two of 12 area businesses violated state law and sold alcohol to underage individuals, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.Sheriff’s investigators conducted an underage alcohol buy operation Wednesday, using an underage confidential informant.The clerks who completed the illegal transactions have been charged and have been ordered into ...

Residents escape house fire in Springfield

UPDATE @ 10:44 a.m. Residents were awoken by smoke and were able to get out of the duplex quickly. No one was injured in the blaze, but one resident could not find her cat. FIRST REPORT Firefighters in Springfield are responding to a house fire in the 1000 block of ...

Patchy fog overnight; Looking dry for July 4th

QUICK-LOOK FORECASTPatchy fog overnightCalmer, still below normal late weekLooking dry for July holidayDETAILED FORECASTOvernight: High pressure will build in overnight, allowing for partly cloudy skies, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Some patchy areas of fog will develop late as temperatures fall. We will gain one-second at 7:59:59 ...

Gas leak repaired, state Route 235 reopens

UPDATE @ 9:52 p.m.: The gas leak in front of he Dayview Care Center has been repaired and state Route 235 has been reopened.A Vectren spokeswoman tells us a lawnmower hit a meter, causing the leak. Vectren crews made the repair in less than two hours, she said.No one was ...

Springfield police investigate bank robbery

The Fifth Third Bank on the east side of Springfield was robbed Tuesday afternoon and police are searching for a man who fled with an undetermined amount of cash.“Right before noon an African-American male, about 5’5”, 150 (pounds), entered the bank, threatened the employees with a handgun demanding money,” Springfield ...

Driver in fatal Springfield Twp. crash that killed teen indicted

SpringfieldMan indicted in 13-year-old’s deathCharles Heard, 71, of 1020 Summer St., has been indicted in connection with the death of a 13-year-old Springfield Twp. boy.A Clark County grand jury returned indictments on Heard on Monday of two charges of aggravated vehicular homicide with an alcohol specification, a second degree felony, ...

St. Paris PD continues search for masked gunman

UPDATE /2 5:24 p.m. June 28Authorities are still looking for a masked man who used a Taser-like weapon to rob a St. Paris Sunoco gas station Friday night.Law enforcement is still investigating the incident and have made no arrests as of Sunday afternoon, according the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.The armed ...

Holly Fowler

Driver who hit, killed Marine wants out of prison early

An Urbana woman who left the scene of an accident last year after hitting and killing a Marine with her car wants to get out of prison early. Holly Fowler, 27, will be back in the Logan County Jail Wednesday for a judicial release hearing. Fowler on Oct. 30 began ...

Less than 300 without power after storms

UPDATE @ 1:30 a.m. (June 27):The number of DP&L and Duke customers who are without electric service after Friday’s storms and steady rains has dropped to an estimated 270.Here’s the latest:171 in Clinton94 in Montgomery3 in Butler (Duke Energy reporting)2 in LoganUPDATE @ 10:45 p.m. (June 26):Less than 350 customers ...

Storm damage includes downed trees, flooding

Downed trees, flooding and damaged roofs were included in the reports from National Weather Service spotters and citizens in the aftermath of heavy storms that rolled through the Miami Valley region Friday afternoon.UPDATE @ 11:07 p.m.: Darke County law enforcement reports high water along state Route 49, 5 miles northwest ...

Charles Heard

Driver in crash that killed 13-year-old Springfield Twp. boy arrested

The driver accused of striking and killing a 13-year-old Springfield Twp. boy had a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit, according to a warrant issued Friday.Charles Heard, 71, has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide with an alcohol specification, a second degree felony.He was arrested at a ...

Bellvue and Hillside avenues, Springfield June 24, 2015. (Bill Lackey/Staff)

Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Springfield crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured and a Springfield intersection is closed after a crash this afternoon.Police are investigating where a car and motorcycle collided at Bellevue and Hillside avenues.The motorcyclist was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center and is now being flown from there by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital.It’s ...

Springfield man indicted in connection with death of 16-month-old

A 20-year-old Springfield man has been charged in connection with the beating death of a 16-month-old child. A Clark County grand jury indicted Brett Meddock, of 530 E. Cassilly St., on Monday on multiple charges including murder and involuntary manslaughter, Springfield Police Division Detective Trent King said. Kaden Payne died ...

Sheriffs call for black sashes in wake of Sonny Kim’s death

Sheriff’s offices around the state, including here in the Miami Valley, will be wearing a black sash over their badges this week as a show of support for Cincinnati police following the shooting death of one of their officers. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer ...

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Alleged TK Welding safecrackers arrested

Two men are accused of breaking into TK Welding, 2920 Columbus Ave., and stealing money from two safes inside the business. Deputies said Thomas Domer, 23, of South Charleston, and Joshua Yerian, 27, of Xenia, were arrested and accused of breaking into the safes and stealing an undisclosed amount of ...

Jamie Hoberty of Russells Point has been forced to move out of her home because of flooding damage. She stands Monday in an area covered with corn stalks and other debris left once the flood waters receded. Allison Wichie/Staff

Flood waters recede, cleanup begins in Logan County

Clean up efforts have begun in Logan County after flood waters prompted a state of emergency declaration.“I’m happy to report we’re able to turn the corner from response to recovery now,” said Helen Norris, director of the Logan County Emergency Management Agency.The village of Russells Point and the county declared ...

Logan Co. residents cleaning up after flood

People in Russells Point are assessing damages left after the area was inundated with water. Logan County Commission has declared a State of Emergency after heavy rains caused streets and homes to flood last week. Officials are working to find if state assistance will be needed as homeowners start the ...

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