Dayton teen attacked by pit bulls recovering, but his dog has died

Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 1:23 PM

FROM SCENE: Dayton dog attack

The Dayton teenager who was attacked by two pit bulls Friday night is expected to recover, but his dog Loki was found deceased because of its injuries, Dayton police said Tuesday.

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William Talbott, 18, is still at Miami Valley Hospital but is “expected to make a full recovery,” according to Dayton police Sgt. Michael Godsey.

Godsey said detectives are still trying to locate the owners of the dogs that attacked Talbott on Huron Avenue.

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Police said Talbott was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries when he was injured trying to protect his dog.

The two pit bulls were euthanized by police, according to a call log from the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

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15-year-old arrested in ‘revenge fight’ shooting in Xenia

Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:31 PM
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 10:35 PM


UPDATE @ 10:54 a.m. (Jan. 22):

A 15-year-old boy was arrested for his alleged involvement in a shooting police said is “the result of a revenge fight that was setup to happen on Pocahontas.”

Police responded to the shooting around 8:15 p.m. Sunday.

According to investigators, the victim was a 17-year-old male, who was shot in the abdomen and is in stable condition at Kettering Medical Center.

Charges against the 15-year-old are pending.

UPDATE @ 10:35 p.m. (Jan. 21):

A male was shot tonight at the intersection of Pocahontas and South Detroit streets after a report of an altercation between the suspect and victim, police said.

A Xenia detective at the crime scene did not say whether the victim was an adult or juvenile, and said his condition was not available.

Police also did not release information about the suspect, but no arrest has been made.


Police are investigating a shooting that happened tonight in the area of Pocahontas and South Detroit streets in Xenia.

The shooting was reported around 8:15 p.m.

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According to initial reports, the victim was headed to Greene Memorial Hospital. The victim’s name, age and condition were not available.

The suspect is possibly a juvenile, according to reports.

We are on the way and will update this report as we learn details.

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Improvised explosive device detonated at Florida mall

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:33 AM

Lake Wales police are searching for those responsible for detonating an improvised explosive device near the entrance of the JC Penney at the Eagle Ridge Mall Sunday evening.

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Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at the mall on 451 Eagle Ridge Drive around 5:20 p.m.

Firefighters quickly determined an IED had been detonated in a corridor located next to the mall entrance of JC Penney, officials said.

Firefighters said they also found a backpack in the same corridor with another possible IED inside. 

There were no injuries as a result of the explosion, officials said, but the mall was evacuated. 

A drop ceiling and the corridor wall sustained damage from the explosion, officials said. 

After speaking with witnesses, police said they are looking for a person of interest described as a stocky, middle-aged white man wearing a gray shirt and hat. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Hotel evacuated after man walks in carrying multiple firearms, police say

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

Authorities were called to a hotel in Henry County, Georgia, on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after a man was spotted with multiple guns, officials said.
Authorities were called to a hotel in Henry County, Georgia, on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after a man was spotted with multiple guns, officials said.(

Police in Henry County searched a hotel in McDonough on Monday morning after getting reports of an armed man at the hotel.

Hundreds of journals found in home where 13 siblings held captive, DA says

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 6:30 AM

Details Emerge About 13 Siblings Rescued From California Home

We are learning more about the California home where police say 13 siblings were kept in subhuman conditions by their parents

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Although the children in the home, ages 2 to 29, were only allowed to bathe twice a year and eat once a day, they were allowed to write in journals, authorities said. District Attorney Mike Hestrin said in a press conference that the children kept hundreds of journals, and he believes they will be “very significant” in the upcoming court case, the Desert Sun reports. Hestrin added that he thinks the journals will provide “strong evidence of what occurred in that home.”

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Researchers are also interested in the journals as they detail the firsthand accounts of the alleged abuse. One academic told the Desert Sun: “There is a good chance that being able to write may have kept them sane. In an interesting way, this may have helped them come to terms with the bizarre world they lived in.” He even compared them to the journals kept by Anne Frank.

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The journals could prove valuable for prosecutors as they might provide evidence that could be used to cross-examine the parents, David and Louise Turpin. The Turpins are facing life in prison for a series of charges, including torture.

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The journals have not been made public, and law enforcement officials are currently in the process of reviewing them.

The conditions in the home were unimaginable, authorities said. The children reportedly were beaten and chained to furniture. Neighbors recalled seeing them marching during the night. They were discovered when one girl escaped and managed to find a police officer, authorities said.