Free agent safety McDougald visits Browns

Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 8:40 PM
Updated: Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 8:39 PM

Bradley McDougald could fill a sizeable space for the Browns.

The free agent safety visited on Monday with Cleveland, which is in the market to replenish its secondary after losing Jordan Poyer in free agency and failing to sign Tony Jefferson.

McDougald started 31 games over the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 26-year-old made 16 starts last year, recording 91 tackles and two interceptions. He started 15 games in 2015 and five the previous year.

Needing to address the position, the Browns pursued Jefferson, who wound up signing with the Baltimore Ravens. McDougald has drawn interest from other teams, so it's possible the Browns, coming off a 1-15 season, could lose out again.

But McDougald could be enticed by a larger contract and the prospect of playing for new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Poyer signed with Buffalo two weeks ago, leaving the Browns with Ed Reynolds, Derrick Kindred, Ibraheim Campbell and newly signed Tyvis Powell on their roster.

The 6-foot-1, 209-pound McDougald is from Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. He played college ball at Kansas before signing with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

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Report: Man stabbed multiple times inside Dayton apartment complex

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 1:48 AM

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One person has reportedly been stabbed multiple times inside an apartment on Idylwilde Boulevard in Dayton Thursday morning. 

Police and medics were dispatched to the 3400 block of Idylwilde Boulevard around 1:05 am. on initial reports of a man stabbed. 

Initial reports indicate the victim was stabbed multiple times, but his condition was not immediately known. 

A witness who lives in the complex told our crew he heard a disturbance inside the victim’s apartment and a few people leave the scene before police arrived. 

We’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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OSP: Motorists need to watch out for motorcycles

Published: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 1:27 AM



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The warmer weather has more motorcyclists out on the roadways, and for new or experienced riders, both bikers and drivers need to be aware of everyone on the road with them.

“I ended up buying one and I’m really happy I did. It’s been a blast,” said Charlie Colucci, who works for a motorcycle dealership and has been a biker for a little over a year.

He said he’s been cut off before from drivers not paying attention.

“It definitely gives you an adrenaline rush because you’re not expecting it,” Colucci said. “You can never assume that they’re going to see you so it’s best to keep as much space as possible.”

Accidents involving motorcycles can happen in a matter of seconds, which means riders need to have their heads on a swivel.

“When you’re riding a motorcycle it’s so much more different that an car because you’re so much more exposed,” said Lt. Mark Nichols of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Nichols said this time of year is when motorcycles return to the roadways, so everyone needs to do their part to stay safe. He suggests motorcycle riders to go over safety tips and refamiliarize themselves with their bikes. Those driving four-wheeled vehicles need to be aware motorcycles are going to be out.

“People are excited to get their motorcycles out, excited to get out on the road,” Nichols said.

Last year, there were 200 deadly crashes involving motorcycles in Ohio, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

This past weekend, there were two fatal motorcycle crashes, though neither crash on Saturday involved vehicles other than motorcycles.

Kelly Ann Morgan, 40, of Dayton, was a passenger on a motorcycle who was killed Saturday evening when two motorcycles collided on Ohio 245 in Champaign County, according to the county sheriff’s office.

Blake A. Daniel, 22, of New Lebanon, was killed Saturday night when he crashed his motorcycle on Ohio 726 in Monroe Twp., Preble County, according to the OSP’s Dayton Post.

Quiet overnight, threat for storms returns late Thursday

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 4:56 AM
Updated: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11:45 PM

Clouds will increase overnight with temperatures dropping into the middle 40s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said. There is a chance for a shower by morning, mainly north.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Quiet and cool overnight
  • Warm, increasing clouds Thursday
  • Storms return Thursday night; some strong

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DETAILED FORECAST

Thursday: A mix of sun and clouds is expected with breezy southerly winds. An isolated shower or storm is possible during the day. A round of thunderstorms is expected to arrive late evening into the night. Some of these storms could be strong, possibly severe. Temperatures are expected to climb into the lower 70s during the afternoon, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.

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Friday: Clouds will linger with a chance for storms in the morning and passing showers into the afternoon. Temperatures will start the day near 60 degrees but fall into the 50s during the afternoon. 

Saturday: Clouds will slowly break for some sunshine with highs seasonably cool, in the middle 50s. 

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Sunday: Partly sunny skies are expected with temperatures rebounding to near 60 degrees. There is a chance for a shower by late evening.

Monday: Scattered showers and a thunderstorm is possible, especially by late in the day. Highs will be in the middle 60s.

ATF, Dayton Bomb Squad assist after chemicals turned in to West Milton police

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 8:56 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:45 PM

UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m.

Numerous chemicals found in mason jars consistent with fireworks or bomb manufacturing were turned in this afternoon to West Milton police by a resident whose roommate was moving out, police Sgt. Tracey Hendricks said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Dayton Bomb Squad were called to assist West Milton police, and the Dayton squad helped to identify the chemicals and destroyed them in a remote area.

The type and amount of chemicals found was not released. The investigation is ongoing, Hendricks said.

FIRST REPORT

A resident brought homemade explosives to the West Milton Police Department this afternoon, which prompted a response from the Dayton Bomb Squad.

The resident brought the explosives around 3 p.m. to the police department in the Miami County village. Police then requested the Dayton Bomb Squad, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. Information on the type of explosives or how they were found was not immediately available.

Police and the bomb squad later were seen outside a home in the 600 block of Debron Road in West Milton. Miami County dispatchers said police have been at the house since shortly before 7 p.m. However, dispatchers were not able to confirm the Debron Road home was connected to the earlier incident or that any devices were found in the home.