Defense contractor opens new Beavercreek office

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 1:38 PM


Defense contractor MEI Technologies has opened a Beavercreek office to focus on providing best-value solutions and support to the U.S. Air Force, the company announced.

“By establishing a presence here in Dayton, we are fully committed to supporting the community, the future of the Air Force and its warfighters,” said Richard (Dick) Watters, deputy program manager and business development manager in Dayton.

MEIT, which has been around for 25 years, currently supports the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center community by utilizing its expertise and experience in engineering, information technology, modeling and simulation and program management.

The new Dayton-area office, at 4031 Col Glenn Hwy, Suite 140 in Beavercreek, is the sixth location for MEIT.

Much more active weather develops over next 24 hours

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 11:00 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 12:15 AM

Several storm systems will cross the region beginning this morning and continuing into early next week, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

The first round of showers and storms of this much more active weather pattern developing over the next 24 hours is expected to push across the Miami Valley during the first half of today. The Storm Prediction Center said there is a marginal chance for a strong storm, which could include damaging winds, hail and/or an isolated tornado.

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Storms should exit the area by early afternoon with a period of calm weather tonight into much of Friday. However, another storm system will bring storms back to the region by Friday evening, Elwell said.

The Storm Prediction Center said severe storms could spread into southwest Ohio by late Friday. This weekend system could bring locally heavy rainfall, Elwell said.

"The Gulf of Mexico will be open for business," Elwell said, "which will mean any storms could be very proficient at generating heavy rain.” 

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The weekend storm system is expected to stall to the west of the region allowing storms to briefly diminish Sunday, but return late Sunday into Monday as the system finally lifts northeast into Canada. More heavy rain and strong storms could be likely to end the weekend as the storm system lifts across the Great Lakes, Elwell said.

FBI conducts investigation at Montgomery County apartment

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 10:04 PM
Updated: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 10:39 PM

DAYTON -- (UPDATE @ 10:30 p.m.) The FBI conducted an investigation at an apartment in the 3800 block of Lakebend Drive. 

A man who identified himself as a security guard for the Northlake Hills Co-Op apartment complex said he was told not to allow our news crew near the address where the investigation is occurring. 

Todd Lindgren, spokesman with the Cincinnati FBI office, confirms only that the FBI has been at the address since late this afternoon.

“The FBI is conducting law enforcement activity in that area,” Lindgren said. He noted that he could not say anything about the focus of the investigation.

We’re told the Dayton police has had a one-unit detail at the address since just before 3 p.m.

A check of the Montgomery County auditor's online records indicates the address is part of the Northlake Hills complex. 

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The man and others working with him are turning traffic around on Lakebend Drive. There are people standing along Lakebend Drive, watching. received a phone call just after 9 p.m. about the FBI being on the property. 

At 10:30 p.m., an FBI agent asked our Center 7 first responder to leave the area.

We'll keep working to find out what's happening at the complex. 

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Disney workers ask company to fight for 500 Haitian refugees

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - OCTOBER 01: Walt Disney World Resort marked its 45th anniversary on October 1, 2016 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Jacqueline Nell/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)
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Union representatives speaking on behalf of 500 Haitian refugees working as Disney cast members in Central Florida are asking CEO Bob Iger to fight for them to stay in the U.S.

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The group is part of 50,000 refugees from the island nation who are living in the U.S. following the earthquake that ravaged the country in 2010.

President Barack Obama gave the Haitian nationals temporary protected status in the U.S.

That status has been extended several times due to repeated catastrophes like cholera, outbreaks and damage caused by Hurricane Matthew.

The refugees’ protected status is scheduled to expire in July, and in a letter obtained by USA Today, members of President Donald Trump’s administration don’t want to see it extended again.

Disney employees, though, are calling for Iger, who sits on Trump’s Presidential Advisory Board, to fight for his employees and keep them from being deported.

If the protection is not extended, the 50,000 Haitian refugees, including the 500 Disney cast members, would be deported.

Facebook Live video leads to suspect in woman's death

Published: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 @ 11:46 PM

A Facebook Live video led police to a suspect in the December 2016 death of a woman in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, neighborhood. 

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Isaiah Booker, 23, of Homestead, was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide, criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and persons not to possess a firearm. 

The charges stem from the shooting death of 25-year-old Myanne Redman, who was found Dec. 19 in her car on the 2200 block of Wilner Drive. 

Redmen left behind three young children, including a 1-year-old. Booker is the father of the 1-year-old child, police said. 

Investigators said they identified Booker as a suspect after he posted a Facebook Live video nearly two months after Redman was shot to death. Gunshots can be heard in the video and a police officer is heard yelling "Stop."