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WATCH: Deer crashes into Troy Kohl’s store; 911 calls released

Published: Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 9:08 AM
Updated: Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 2:42 PM


Troy police responded to Kohl’s Saturday night after a deer ran into the store.

UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m. (Dec. 18)

News Center 7’s Lauren Clark spoke with Kohl’s shoppers Monday, showing them video of the deer running through the store and gathering their reaction. 

“I mean frightened animals in cornered spaces is something I would not want to personally deal with,” one shopper said.

The deer was ramming its head into a mirror in the home goods aisle before a male and female grab the deer, hold it down and try to calm it.

The store was temporarily evacuated Saturday as staff worked to capture the deer before any injuries occurred.

Miami County dispatchers received seven calls about the animal. 


Viewer video sent by Arianne Wetmore Knisley of a deer that ran through a Troy Kohl's store

This happened just after 8 p.m. at the store located at 1869 W. Main St.

Videos are circulating on Facebook, showing the deer running into the store, after first running into the front glass doors.

WHIO Facebook follower Chip Birman shared this video with this news outlet.

Troy police Sgt. Richard Gumerlock said there were no injuries reported in the incident. He said a couple officers and citizens were able to capture the deer. He said they immediately released it and that there are woods behind the shopping area.

LISTSEN: 911 call released after deer enters Troy Kohl's store

"Every couple years we seem to get a deer break through a glass window somewhere into a store, they’re rare,” Gummerlock said. “They get spooked and do a lot of things."

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Winter Weather Advisory continues, Winter Storm Warning issued for some

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:57 AM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 12:04 AM

Here is the latest look at timing and totals of the snow.


  • Winter Storm Warning issued for Butler and Warren Counties
  • Mix of rain and snow changing to snow overnight
  • 3 to 5 inches possible through this morning
  • Weekend storm could bring rain or snow

>>Track the latest conditions with Live Doppler 7 Radar

>>UPDATING: School and business delays and closings


TODAY: Snow continuing this morning, tapering by noon, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. Total accumulations of about 3 to 5 inches expected with isolated areas picking up higher amounts. Gusty winds, creating blowing snow, will continue especially early in the day. High temperatures will hold in the mid-30s.

5 Day Forecast with Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell

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>> Don’t deflate tires to drive on ice, snow

THURSDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny, with high temperatures in the low 40s.

>> Remember these things when driving in snow

FRIDAY:  Sunny skies to start the day. Clouds will increase in the afternoon. Highs in the low 40s.

>> 5-Day Forecast

SATURDAY: There is a chance of snow in the morning, possibly mixed with rain. A wintry mix or rain will linger into the afternoon. Highs will top out near 40.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

SUNDAY: Skies are expected to clear, with highs in the lower 40s.

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Dayton police investigating shots fired into Haberer Avenue residence

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 9:30 PM

From the scene: Dayton police respond to shots fired call

Police have called an evidence crew to the 2900 block of Haberer Avenue, as someone has fired a weapon at the residence where children were inside.

Dayton police tell us none of the children -- or anyone else -- was hit by the gunfire.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Son tells police he cut his father’s throat during argument

Police were dispatched to the address about 8:45 p.m. initially on a report of a possible shooting.

We have a crew on scene and we will update this report. Stay with for breaking news.

Got a tip? Call our monitored 24-hour line, 937-259-2237, or send it to

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Murder suspect tells police his dad hit him with a fireplace poker, so he cut the man’s throat

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:37 PM
Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 9:12 PM

A 54-year-old man is charged with murder and felonious assault after he told police “he used a knife to cut his father’s throat,” according to court records.

UPDATE @ 3:55 p.m.: A 54-year-old Beavercreek man is charged with murder and felonious assault after he told police “he used a knife to cut his father’s throat,” according to court records.

David Simpson was booked into the Greene County Jail on Tuesday afternoon after being discharged from Soin Medical Center, jail records show.

David Simpson is accused of killing his father, Ora Simpson, 85, of Beavercreek.

A Greene County coroner’s investigator said Ora Simpson “sustained injuries on his neck consistent with that of a knife or a sharp edged instrument,” records showed.

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The coroner’s investigator also said Ora Simpson had numerous cuts, evidence of blunt force trauma and defensive injuries, police wrote in a statement of facts filed in Fairborn Municipal Court Tuesday morning.

According to the court records, David Simpson reported he found his father unresponsive in the garage of a home in the 3000 block of Felton Drive on March 18 around 3:45 a.m.

Officers contacted David Simpson at the front door “and saw that he had blood on the front of his sweater,” court records showed.

After searching the home, police found blood on the carpet leading from the kitchen into the living room, as well as on a recliner and other items, according to the documents.

David Simpson told police “he had a verbal argument with his father, and claimed that (his) father struck him,” the statement of facts read.  

“He further stated that he passed out and approximately eight to ten hours later, he found his father in the attached garage when he was taking the trash out,” court records showed.

Police wrote in their statement of facts, while David Simpson was being evaluated for some facial injuries, he made comments to police “that he used a knife to cut his father’s throat and stated this happened after his father struck him with a metal fireplace poker.”

David Simpson’s first court date has not been announced.


Beavercreek police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder and felonious assault.

David Simpson was booked into the Greene County Jail on Tuesday about 2:30 p.m., jail records show.

We’re working to learn more.

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At least 2 injured in vehicle accident on South Edwin C. Moses in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 8:42 PM

FROM SCENE: At least 2 injured in vehicle accident on South Edwin C. Moses

Two people were reportedly injured in a two-vehicle accident at South Edwin C. Moses Boulevard and Germantown Street on Tuesday night.

Dayton police and fire/medic crews were dispatched about 8:18 p.m. on a report of an entrapment crash. There was no trapped victim, but a second medic unit was dispatched.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Son tells police he cut father’s throat

The injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Traffic at the intersection was shut down for a time.

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