Judge: No subpoenas for neo-Nazi website publisher's family

Published: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 10:41 AM
Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 10:41 AM

A federal judge has refused to give court-ordered permission for attorneys to question a neo-Nazi website publisher's relatives about the man's whereabouts.

A Muslim-American radio host's lawyers have been searching in vain for The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew Anglin, since they filed a libel lawsuit against him in August. They want to ask Anglin's father and brother under oath if they know where he is living, so he can be served with a copy of the suit.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Preston Deavers denied that request on Thursday, saying the "prejudice" to Anglin's relatives outweighs the need for such testimony. Deavers also refused to authorize subpoenas for services Anglin uses, such as web hosts, domain registrars, internet-service providers or banks.

"The Court acknowledges that locating (Anglin) has proven both challenging and frustrating," the judge wrote. "Yet, the Court is not persuaded that the present record establishes the good cause necessary to warrant the breadth of expedited discovery Plaintiff seeks and that he has exhausted all his efforts in this regard."

However, Deavers said she's willing to revisit the matter if the lawyers narrow the scope of their request.

SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah's suit says Anglin published a post that falsely labeled him as the "mastermind" behind the May 22 terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in England. Obeidallah, a comedian and Daily Beast columnist, said he received death threats after the article's June 1 publication.

Obeidallah's lawyers hired private investigators to look for Anglin in the Worthington, Ohio, area, where they suspect he's living. But they couldn't find him at any of the five addresses they checked.

Obeidallah's lawyers said Anglin has posted on social media about Obeidallah's suit and accused him of "openly mocking" the court.

Anglin's site takes its name from Der Stürmer, a newspaper that published Nazi propaganda. The site includes sections called "Jewish Problem" and "Race War."

The site has struggled to stay online in the aftermath of violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia over the summer. Domain name registration companies Google and GoDaddy yanked the site's web address, effectively making it unreachable, after Anglin published a post mocking the woman killed in a deadly car attack at the Charlottesville rally in August.

Other lawyers also are trying to find Anglin. In April, a Montana woman sued Anglin for orchestrating an anti-Semitic trolling campaign against her family. Her attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center also have accused Anglin of trying to conceal his whereabouts.

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Rollover crash reported on I-75 South just past I-70

Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:56 AM

A rollover crash was reported southbound Interstate 75 just before the Benchwood Road exit around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

>>Crash on southbound I-75 in Monroe cleared; all lanes reopen

According to Ohio State Patrol, no one was injured. 

One man was seen in the back of a police cruiser. 

It is not known if any arrests have been made.

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Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek State Park

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

Injured hikers, showing signs of hypothermia, rescued from Caesar Creek

Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers. 

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Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization. 

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One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury. One, or both of the hikers were also showing signs of hypothermia, according to officials. 

Rescue crews had to use a boat to get the injured hikers to safety. Around 3:15 p.m., scanner traffic from the scene indicated both hikers were off the boat and safely on land at one of the boat ramps with medics tending to them. 

Additional details were not available. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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Drizzle, fog possible tonight; warmer temps return this week

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:11 PM

More sunshine is expected in the Dayton area Sunday, and a warm up is in place.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Snow showers have moved out
  • Drizzle, fog possible tonight
  • Warmer temperatures return this week

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DETAILED FORECAST

Tonight: Snow has moved out, but lingering moisture means we could see some drizzle or fog at times tonight, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Temperatures will continue to drop tonight and overnight, with lows eventually reaching the upper 20s. Due to the dropping temperatures, an isolated slick spot will be possible on the roads. 

>>County-by-County Forecasts

Sunday: Sunshine is expected with highs reaching the middle 40s. 

Monday: Rain returns to the area, and overall it appears to be a rather soggy day. Highs will be in the middle 40s. Highs will climb to the lower 60s. 

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Tuesday: High temperatures will be near 70 degrees but we’ll have a chance for more rain. Rain and even a few storms will be possible in the evening through early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday: Rain to start the day but clouds will break into the afternoon. Given the amount of rain from Monday through Wednesday, flooding will be possible in some areas. Highs on Wednesday will reach the middle 50s. 

Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with highs expected in the middle to upper 40s. 

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3-car crash reported on northbound I-675

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:06 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:39 PM

FROM SCENE: Serious crash on I-75 South in Monroe

UPDATE @7:39 p.m.

Officials said a car merging onto northbound I-675 struck another car.

One person was taken to a local hospital, but no serious injuries were reported.

FIRST REPORT

Crews are responding to a reported 3-vehicle crash on northbound I-675 in Washington Twp.

The crash was reported around 6:50 p.m. at Mile Marker 3, just north of Ohio 725.

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Injuries have been reported.

This story will be updated as additional details become available.

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