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Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 9:08 AM
Wright State University will host a conference later this month focusing on several financial issues.
The fourth annual LIFT2Symposium will address the issues of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, tax reform and retirement planning, among other topics, according to the university.
The conference will start at 8 a.m. on March 23 and the schedule for the symposium is available on Wright State’s website.
Students will have to pay $25 to register for the symposium and advance general admission costs $125 while same-day registration will cost $150, according to WSU.
The two keynote speakers for the symposium are Michael Finke, dean and chief academic officer at The American College of Financial Services, and Gary Wagner, vice president and senior regional officer of the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 10:42 AM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:17 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 2:15 p.m.
A police chase, possibly connected to an earlier incident where shots were reportedly fired at officers, has ended east of Brookville.
Multiple officers and an Ohio State Highway Patrol aircraft were pursuing a vehicle, initially starting on North Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton. The pursuit has ended in the 9900 block of East Westbrook Road.
Initial reports indicate the vehicle was believed to be connected to an incident Monday morning where shots were fired at Dayton police officers on West Second Street.
Police scanner traffic indicates multiple people were taken into custody after the pursuit ended.
We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.
A report of shots fired at officers has prompted a large police response in the area of West Second Street and Bungalow Road in Dayton Monday morning.
Officers requested assistance near the intersection around 10:45 a.m. after shots were fired in their direction, according to police scanner traffic.
The suspects have reportedly fled in a vehicle and no injuries have been reported.
It was not immediately known if the officers returned fire.
We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available.
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:17 PM
DAYTON — A California prosecutor has filed a brief in Brock Turner’s appeals case, the Dayton Daily News and WHIO have learned.
This newsroom is reading through the 95-page brief. Court records show the brief was filed Friday.
Turner, the former Stanford swimmer who ignited a firestorm of controversy after receiving what many thought was a light sentence for sexual assault, is appealing his conviction.
A jury found Turner guilty in 2016 on three felony counts: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, penetration of an intoxicated person, and penetration of an unconscious person.
He was sentenced by Judge Aaron Persky to six months in jail, but served three months of the sentence.
Turner is serving a three-year probation and, having now returned to his parents’ new residence in Greene County, is a Tier III sex offender in Ohio, according to Ohio’s sex offender registry. The designation means he is required to register with the county every 90 days.
The appeal, filed in December, claims that Turner was deprived of due process and alleges prosecutorial misconduct as reasons he should receive a new trial.
Turner’s new attorney, Eric Multhaup, wrote a 172-page appeal seeking to clear his client of a conviction stemming from the January 2015 assault of a 22-year-old woman at Stanford University.
The case — and Turner’s sentence — sparked a nationwide controversy and wide-ranging discussions about sexual assaults on college campuses.
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Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 1:32 PM
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:09 PM
— A self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona was involved in a crash that killed a woman early Monday, KNXV reported.
The vehicle struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg while she was walking outside of a crosswalk, Tempe police said in a statement. Police said the vehicle was in autonomous mode at the time of the crash, and a vehicle operator also was behind the wheel.
Herzberg was taken to a hospital and died of her injuries, KNXV reported.
It is believed to be the first fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle, several sources reported.
An Uber spokesman told KNXV the company was aware of the incident and is cooperating with authorities. Liliana Duran, a Tempe police spokeswoman, said in an emailed statement to Bloomberg that “Uber is assisting and this is still an active investigation."
Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 2:11 PM
At first, Ohio native Taryn Gootee didn’t think twice about the explosion near her Austin, Texas, house.
“I kind of assumed it was maybe like a meth lab or something like that, because it wasn’t super publicized,” Gootee said. “Then it started getting really scary.”
On March 12, another two package bombs went off. One in the morning, another around noon.
And then last night, another explosion tore through a quiet Southwest Austin neighborhood, sending two men to the hospital with serious injuries and heightening worries that a serial package bomber is targeting the city’s residents.
Gootee, who grew up in Union and graduated from Northmont High School, shared her story in an interview with AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO’s Brittany Otto.
“Any time you’d go out to get a package from your front porch, it was scary,” she said. “We’re on edge every time we get a delivery. We all use Amazon all the time.”
Austin police said investigators believe Sunday night’s bomb was similar to the other bombs that exploded in Austin this month, but was activated by a trip wire – a development that authorities say indicates a higher level of sophistication and more danger because a trip wire isn’t targeting a specific person.
“Now it’s like even crazier,” Gootee said. “Now you can just be driving down the street and you can trip one of these things.”
Police said residents should not only avoid suspicious packages, bags or backpacks, but also avoid moving them because of the possibility of trip wires. Authorities say trip wires can detonate a bomb whenever any pressure is put on the wire by wither tripping over it or pulling on it.
“This is 100 percent real, it could affect any one of us,” Gootee said. “I didn’t expect to have to deal with something like this in Austin.”
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The Austin American-Statesman staff contributed reporting.