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Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 12:49 PM
DAYTON — Six people have been indicted on charges connected to the August 2017 killing of Robert Caldwell, of Beavercreek, who was killed in Riverside in front of his three children.
One of the man’s children, Jacob Lee Caldwell, is missing and the FBI today announced a $15,000 reward for information leading to his recovery.
UPDATE @ 3 p.m.
Those indicted in connection to Robert Caldwell’s death include Sterling H. Roberts, 34, and Tawnney M. Caldwell, 33, of Centerville, both charged with murder. Also charged are:
One of the Caldwell’s children, Jacob Lee Caldwell, is missing. There’s a $15,000 reward to locate Jacob Lee Caldwell. Call 937-310-3200 or visit online at tips.fbi.gov if you have information on his whereabouts.
The FBI believes Jacob Lee Caldwell might not be in Ohio, and he may have a new look and identity. They believe someone knows where he is.
Sterling H. Roberts and Tawnney M. Caldwell are charged with death penalty-eligible crimes, according to the FBI.
Tawnney Caldwell is Robert Caldwell’s ex-wife and mother of his three children, who all witnessed the shooting death of their father.
“According to the six-count indictment, from August 1 to August 5, Sterling Roberts cyberstalked Robert Caldwell via cell phone through the assistance of Tawnney Caldwell,” reads the press release.
The firearm used in Robert Caldwell’s murder was possessed illegally by Sterling Roberts, who “traveled interstate to stalk and murder Robert Caldwell,” according to the FBI.
The charges against Tawnney Caldwell, Deakin, Christopher Roberts and James Harmon relate to aiding and abetting the illegal gun possession.
Tawnney Caldwell is also accused of destroying contents and data of a cell phone.
“Tawnney Caldwell and Chandra Harmon also allegedly conspired to intimidate and threaten witnesses related to the case in November 2017,” reads the FBI media release.
Other charges in this crime include stalking, with a potential sentence of up to life in prison; discharging a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, death penalty or life in prison; tampering with evidence, up to 20 years in prison; and tampering with a witness by intimidation, up to 20 years in prison.
Sterling H. Roberts has been in custody in South Carolina since August 2017. The others were arrested in late February 2018.
The six individuals, who have not been identified, were indicted by a grand jury, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The shooting death happened at the Claypool Building on Linden Avenue on Aug. 19.
Robert Caldwell’s son Jacob Caldwell has been missing in the days following the shooting. Sugarcreek Twp. police had said the boy’s mother had been uncooperative in their investigation.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 12:32 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 2:22 AM
TROTWOOD — UPDATE @ 2:25 a.m: Officials continue to investigate after a person was shot in the mouth in Trotwood early Friday morning.
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Initial reports indicate the shooting occurred in the 4700 block of Knollcroft Road just after midnight.
The suspect was not on scene when authorities arrived, but officials are describing the suspect vehicle as a black Lincoln SUV.
The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital on unknown conditions.
Crews are responding to the 4700 block of Knollcroft Road in Trotwood on a reported shooting that occurred early Friday morning.
The incident was dispatched around 12:20 a.m., per initial reports.
We will continue to update this story with more details.
Published: Friday, March 02, 2018 @ 2:52 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 1:22 AM
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Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 10:30 PM
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson told newly minted “technical leaders” of the Air Force Institute of Technology to never stop asking why and to be innovators who build strong and trusted relationships to solve the nation’s national security challenges.
Wilson, an Air Force Academy alumnae and former Rhodes scholar at Oxford, spoke Thursday night to more than 240 AFIT graduates among an audience of 1,200 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Among three key points of advice, the top Air Force civilian leader told graduates to be critical thinkers who challenge assumptions about why.
“You will also now serve as technical leaders and as leaders in technology and science you have to learn four important words. You have to learn to say, ‘that’s not good enough.’”
The secretary cited recent hypoxia-like incidents among pilots experiencing oxygen loss in some of the most sophisticated aircraft, such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and more basic training aircraft such as the propeller-driven T-6 Texan, as an example to keep asking why and not be pressured to cut short the search for answers.
She told graduates they should not be afraid to say no, even to superiors, until a solution is known.
Wilson told them they must also be innovators.
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“Innovation doesn’t come from requirement statements,” she said. “There was never a requirement statement for a silicon chip. There was never a requirement statement for Uber. There was probably wasn’t a requirement statement for GPS.
“If you’re not making mistakes as an engineer, you’re probably only proving that what you already know really does work,” she said. “That’s not innovation. We need you to push the bounds of what you know.”
The high-flying, record-breaking Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane with a needle-like sleek shape demanded overcoming a series of technical problems, from aviators in space suits ejecting at extreme speeds and altitudes to heat-resistant glass that wouldn’t distort surveillance cameras view.
“The result was an air-breathing monster faster than a speeding bullet,” she said. “What would your innovation be?”
Developing trusted relationships is the third key, Wilson said.
“The work that you are about matters, and the people matter more,” she said.
From her time at the Air Force Academy to serving on the national security council staff, the former New Mexico congresswoman said she could count “on one hand” people she could call on at any time.
“Those kinds of relationships are built over a long period of time are priceless in your life,” she said.
The Air Force’s top leaders listen and trust each other and see things from different perspectives to address national security issues, she said.
“You have everything to gain as young officers and civilians in the Air Force to see alternative perspectives, to find your partners in crime who are going to push you and make you better because steel sharpens steel,” she told AFIT graduates.
“The United States Air Force relies on the most advanced technology to defend our nation and project power in the air and space around the globe,” Wilson added. “We’re going to lean on you. We’re going to lean hard on you as the next generation of scientists and engineers in air and space.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 5:21 PM
— Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data grab scandal started with a personality quiz app but it’s not the only Facebook App you should be worried about, according to tech experts.
“You’ve probably given away a lot of information and unfortunately that information is used to manipulate people,” said Gayle Jenkins, the owner of DNA Computers in Kettering.
Jenkins found over 100 apps on her own Facebook account that have grabbed her profile information, friend list, posts, likes, or even photos she’s posted and photos she’s tagged in.
A look at my phone revealed over 70 apps including “Apply Magic Sauce.”
According to their website, the app translates individuals digital footprints into psychological profiles. Jenkins showed me how to get rid of it.
To remove or modify these Facebook Apps and quizzes using your phone:
Open the Facebook app
Click the menu (which is typically designated by three lines)
Select “account settings”
Choose apps you want to delete
To delete Facebook Apps on a desktop or laptop:
Log on to Facebook
Click the menu (the small triangle in the upper right corner)
Click “apps” (located in a list on the left side of the screen)
Select an app
Select the pencil icon to modify settings or click the “X” to delete the app
You can turn off all app access completely, but Jenkins recommends deleting apps one by one.
“if you scroll down past the apps there is a box where you can turn off Platform. Platform is the interface which allows Facebook to work with third-party websites and software. If you disable it, you can’t log into anything with Facebook anymore,” said Jenkins.
Jenkins warns of another big risk with access you grant these apps.