Body found in Great Miami River identified as Dayton man

Published: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 12:57 PM
Updated: Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 1:40 PM

Body in Great Miami River

UPDATE @ 9:24 a.m. (12/09/17): The body found in the Great Miami River Friday afternoon has been identified as Samuel Logan, 59, of Dayton.

His cause of death is undetermined at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for later today, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office.

UPDATE @ 1:40 p.m. 

A dead body found in the Great Miami River by the Monument Street bridge in Dayton is being investigated as a suicide, according to investigators on the scene. 

FIRST REPORT

An investigation is underway after a dead body was found in the Great Miami River in Dayton Friday afternoon. 

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A water rescue response was requested to the area of West Riverview Avenue and Monument Avenue around 12:45 p.m. Friday. 

A death investigation is underway after a dead body was found in the Great Miami River in Dayton Friday afternoon.

A Dayton police supervisor told our crew a dead body was found in the river, but additional details were not available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

Car destroyed, driver jailed after crash in Dayton

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:51 AM

SCENE: Car destroyed, driver jailed after Smithville crash

A car was destroyed and a driver escaped serious injury following a crash in Dayton early Friday morning.

Police said the car crashed into an RTA pole in the 900 block of South Smithville Road around 3 a.m. The driver was found at the Speedway about a block away from the crash scene.

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The driver was taken to Montgomery County Jail on outstanding warrants. He was cited for failure to control, police said.

Police said the driver doesn’t own the car, but they are trying to determine who does.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Your guide to Good Samaritan Hospital closing

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:27 AM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 5:02 AM

Good Samaritan closing its doors after decades of service

Premier Health announced Wednesday it will cease operations at Good Samaritan Hospital by the end of the year.

About 1,600 jobs will be moved to other positions within the company, and satellite locations in Englewood and Huber Heights will stay open.

Major services will be moved to Miami Valley Hospital, with the goal of avoiding duplication of services.

Here is everything you need to know about the hospital closure:

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WATCH: Tow truck driver runs onto freeway to avoid being crushed by car

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:34 AM

WATCH: Tow truck driver narrowly misses being hit by car

A tow truck driver working to load a crashed vehicle was nearly hit by another car that lost control in slick conditions.

On Wednesday morning, the tow truck driver was working to load a vehicle that had been involved in a crash onto a truck. 

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A Michigan State Police officer was behind the tow truck, and on cruiser cam, the officer can be heard asking for another cruiser to block the I-96 on-ramp. A moment later, the cruiser cam captures footage of a car losing control on the ramp, crashing into the tow truck.

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The tow truck driver was able to run onto the freeway at the last moment, avoiding being crushed by the car.

The car that lost control ended up on top of the car that was being loaded.  The at-fault driver was cited.

No one was hurt.

No injuries from apartment fire on Summit Square Drive in Dayton

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:28 PM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:16 AM

SCENE: Crews fighting fire in apartment on Summit Square

UPDATE @ 12:12 a.m.: An arson investigator has been called to the scene of the apartment fire in the 800 block of Summit Square Drive. 

Dayton Fire Capt. Brad Baldwin said crews arrived to find heavy fire on the first floor of a unit and at least two people had climbed out of a second-floor window before crews arrived. 

The fire affected three apartments -- flames damaged one, smoke got into the adjoining units. 

One of the occupants said she heard "popping and cracking" coming from the kitchen, Baldwin said. 

No injuries were reported, he said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

INITIAL REPORT

Crews are dealing with a fire in the 800 block of Summit Square Drive in Dayton. 

Dayton crews were dispatched just after 11 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire. 

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We're hearing they arrived to find heavy flames in a first-floor unit. There are no reports of injuries. 

We have a crew on the way. We will update this developing report. Stay with whio.com for breaking news.