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AAA offers tips for the aftermath of a tornado

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 1:22 AM

AAA insurance is offering tips for those caught in the path of a tornado, and what to do once a tornado touches down.

"Our hearts go out to all those who've suffered losses from the recent tornado," said Cindy Antrican of AAA Miami Valley. "Clearly, the first order of business is to protect yourself and your family. The second is to call your insurance company."

Caught in the Path of a Tornado 

  • Leave your car, seek shelter in a sturdy building 
  • Never try to outrun a tornado. Your vehicle offers no protection 
  • Seek shelter indoors, preferably a basement, or closet and small interior rooms. Stay away from walls, windows. Do not seek shelter in a mobile home
  • If you are out in the open, find a ditch, ravine or low-lying area and lie flat. 

Caught in the Path of a Tornado 

  • Check for injuries. Do not move seriously injured persons unless they are in immediate danger 
  • Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed-out bridges. Be on the lookout for fallen objects and downed electrical wires. 
  • Check your house for structural damage, loose power lines, gas leaks and other damage. 
  • Stay out of any building if you smell natural gas. 
  • When dark, use battery-powered flashlights instead of candles; 
  • Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure it's not contaminated;
  • Check refrigerator for spoiled food. When in doubt, throw it out;
  • When cleaning, be cautious and wear protective clothing.
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2 children killed, 1 man hurt in Colorado stabbing

Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

2 Children Killed And 1 Man Hurt After Stabbing In Colorado

Two children were killed and one man injured in a stabbing early Tuesday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Police search for suspects in reported armed robbery 

Published: Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 10:12 PM

Police are currently looking for two suspects after a reported armed robbery at Rich’s gas station on Salem Avenue, according to dispatchers.

Initial reports indicated the two suspects were wearing hoodies. 

There was no report of shots fired. 

It is unknown if anyone was injured.

The report was made around 9:40 p.m. 

We are working to learn multiple details about this developing story.

Vacant home destroyed after it explodes in Dayton 

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 2:19 PM
Updated: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 10:28 PM

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UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m: A vacant home in Dayton is destroyed after being the latest case of an explosion that occurred Sunday afternoon. 

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Crews responded to the 160 block of Bluecrest Avenue after receiving calls that a house was on fire around 1:30 p.m. While en route, responders were also told that neighbors  described hearing multiple explosions.

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The home’s front windows, in addition to stones on the front the house, were all blown off during the explosion. In total, firefighters estimate the damage to be about $45,000. 

No one was hurt as a result of the explosion, even though neighbors told our crew that they reported seeing a homeless person potentially living there.

“The home is vacant, and utilities were shut off months ago” said Tim Rose, District Fire Chief.

Investigators are still working to find out what caused the explosion.


Fire crews have been on scene of a working house fire in the 100 block of Bluecrest Avenue. 

Initial reports indicate there was an explosion. 

Dayton Fire District Chief Tim Rose told WHIO-TV that fire crews received a call at about 1:30 p.m. that a house was on fire. En route, responders were told witnesses heard an explosion.

“The house appears to have had explosions,” Rose said. “The front windows were blown out.”

He said investigators are looking into the situation. 

Police find no evidence of break-in at Fairfield Commons

Published: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 4:06 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 9:32 AM

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UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m.

Police found no evidence of a break-in after a glass door shattered at The Fairfield Commons Mall early Sunday.

According to dispatchers, the glass was unstable and may have broken on its own. The glass was part of the door to Finish Line shoe store. 

Despite earlier reports, police found no evidence of a break-in.


Police are on the scene of a report of breaking and entering at 2727 Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek. 

Construction crews working at a Chick-fil-A said they witnessed broken glass at the front door of the Finish Line shoe store. 

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Mall security did not give any details to our crews on the scene. 

We are working to learn multiple details about this story.