Son’s statements may help police understand Hamilton County homicide 

Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 1:40 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 10:56 PM

State trooper shoots homicide suspect in Vandalia

UPDATE @ 10:14 p.m. (July 5):  A 10-year-old boy might be a key to helping police understand what happened when Dana Dubose stabbed his wife to death in her Hamilton County home and was shot to death by a state trooper in Vandalia a few hours later. 

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According to Springfield Twp. police, the child -- who was the son of 32-year-old Princess Brown -- ran to Vanisha Johnson's home in the aftermath of Monday night's slaying. 

A search of Hamilton County court records shows Dubose and Brown married Aug. 25, 2016. 

"It's just sad that that even happened to her," Johnson told News Center 7's John Bedell of Brown. "Like she didn't deserve that at all." 

According to police, a neighbor called 9-1-1, which brought police to Brown's home after what the boy said: "Mom and them is fighting!" 

(Courtesy/Vanisha Johnson)

The Ohio Highway Patrol is declining to release the name of the trooper who fired the shots that killed Dubose, 36, early Tuesday in the parking lot of a McDonald's in Vandalia. 

The trooper remains on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation and the incident is reviewed by the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office, according to OHP Lt. Robert Sellers. 

Dubose was on parole for domestic violence and having weapons as a felon in Hamilton County. He was released from prison in February 2016 after serving six-and-a-half months with credit for 519 days in jail, according the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

He was sentenced to prison in May 2008 for for four years on convictions in Hamilton County for aggravated burglary and violation of a protection order. 

Dubose was initially released in late December 2011 but violated parole and was sent back to prison in July 2013, then released again in March 2014.

UPDATE @ 1:32 p.m. (July 4)

Officers found 32-year-old Princess Brown dead with stab wounds on the floor of a Murat Court home at about 11:58 p.m. Monday, police said in a news release.

UPDATE @ 10:35 a.m. 

A man shot and killed by a state trooper in Vandalia early Tuesday morning was a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Hamilton County late Monday night. 

State troopers identified the man killed as Dana D. Dubose, 36, of Cincinnati. 

Dana D. Dubose, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, a state trooper, who was not identified, conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 40 near Ranch View Drive in Vandalia, Lt. Robert Sellers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said in a media release. While on the traffic stop, another vehicle not related to the traffic stop, a white Chevrolet Cruze, rammed the trooper’s patrol car. 

“The male driver, covered in blood, exited the car and approached the trooper while brandishing a knife,” Sellers said. 

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The trooper gave verbal commands to Dubose as he exited the vehicle and began to walk across a parking lot next to the roadway. 

“The man continued to disregard verbal commands and lunged at the trooper with the knife extended,” Sellers said. “The trooper discharged one round from the service weapon striking the man.” 

Dubose was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Troopers said Dubose was a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Springfield Twp., Hamilton County at 11:58 p.m. Monday. 

A 32-year-old woman was found dead inside a home on Murat Court in Springfield Twp., Hamilton County, police said in a release. The identity of the woman was not available, pending notification of family. 

UPDATE @5 a.m. 

Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed a male suspect was shot and killed on East National Road early Tuesday.

A OSHP trooper stopped a vehicle that ran a red light, according to Lt. Robert Sellers. During the traffic stop another vehicle, a white Chevrolet Cruze, crashed into the state trooper’s cruiser.

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After the crash, the suspect got out of the Cruze with a knife, Sellers said. 

When the suspect refused to drop his weapon, the trooper shot the suspect. 

The trooper will be placed on routine administrative leave. 

The trooper has sustained minor injuries from the crash. 

INITIAL REPORT (July 4)

VANDALIA — A shooting was reported at McDonald’s on East National Road early Tuesday. 

The shooting occurred after a 12:47 a.m. Ohio State Highway Patrol traffic stop.

We are working to bring you more information on this developing story. 

Amazon announces final 20 cities in the running for second headquarters

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:59 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:52 AM

Amazon Announces Cities Still In Consideration For Second Headquarters

Officials with technology giant Amazon on Thursday announced that the company has narrowed down its list of possible sites for its second headquarters to 20 metropolitan areas.

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The company said it got nearly 240 proposals from across the U.S. Canada and Mexico.

“All the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity,” Holly Sullivan, with Amazon Public Policy. “Through this process we learned about many new communities across North America that we will consider as locations for future infrastructure investment and job creation.”

Residents won’t have to vacate downtown Dayton apartments

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 4:26 PM


            The boiler in the Newcom apartment building at 255 N. Main St. in downtown was shut down because it was releasing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, city officials said. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
The boiler in the Newcom apartment building at 255 N. Main St. in downtown was shut down because it was releasing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, city officials said. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

A Montgomery County Common Pleas judge has granted a temporary restraining order that blocks the city of Dayton from forcing some tenants to move out of a downtown apartment building that has a malfunctioning heating system.

RELATED: Dayton issues vacate order for downtown apartment building

Last week, city of Dayton housing inspection officials issued an emergency vacate order to residents at the Newcom Building, located at 255 N. Main St., citing “unsafe” living conditions.

The residents were ordered to move out by 4 p.m. today if the building’s owners had not repaired its heating system, which was shut off because it was releasing dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

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But about an hour before today’s deadline, Judge Richard Skelton granted the building’s owner, Howard Heck, a temporary restraining order on the condition he purchase small heating units for each apartment and get the boiler repaired or replaced in about a month.

Skeleton said he or court officials would stop by the Newcom building routinely to check on the temperatures inside the apartment building to make sure it is not too cold and check on the progress to repair the heating system.

“I am going to be watching this very closely,” he said.

This afternoon, Judge Skeleton presided over a hearing about the Newcom Building Company’s request for a restraining order and permanent injunction against the city of Dayton division of housing inspection.

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The seven-story apartment building’s boiler was shut down this month after fire crews determined it was releasing high levels of carbon monoxide, which can cause deadly poisoning.

But that left residents without a safe way to heat their homes, and city inspectors told the building owner to fix the boiler or they would board up the structure by this afternoon.

Seven tenants have left the apartment building after the emergency order was issued, leaving about 18 other occupied units, officials said.

Skelton said the owner has 30 days to fix the boiler, but could maybe get a “reasonable” extension if things are going OK and the temperature inside is satisfactory.

4 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina; suspect in custody

Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:30 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 7:26 AM

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WSOC-TV is following breaking news in York County, South Carolina, where officials said four law enforcement officers were shot overnight.

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Simone Biles latest gymnast to claim team doctor sexually abused her

Published: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 6:53 PM
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ 8:06 PM

What You Need To Know About Larry Nassar

Simone Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, went on social media Monday and became the latest gymnast to claim that former team doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused her.

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“I am one of the many survivors who was sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” Biles, 20, wrote on Twitter. “Please believe me when I say it was a lot harder to first speak these words out loud than it is now to put them on paper.”

Nassar, who spent more than 20 years working at Michigan State University and as a physician for USA Gymnastics, has admitted to sexually assaulting gymnasts, ESPN reported. 

In December, Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison on charges of child pornography. He will be sentenced Tuesday for 10 state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, ESPN reported. Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty to those charges in November.

Nassar has been accused by more than 140 women and girls of sexual misconduct. That includes Olympic gymnasts Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, CNN reported.

“For too long I’ve asked myself, ‘Was I too naive?’ ‘Was it my fault?’ I now know the answers to those questions,” Biles tweeted. “No. No, it was not my fault.

“No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG (USA Gymnastics), and others .”

In her tweet, Biles also called Nassar’s behavior “completely unacceptable, disgusting and abusive.”

Raisman offered her support to Biles in a tweet. Raisman accused Nassar of sexual abuse in November.

“I stand with you,” Raisman tweeted.