Keowee Street bridge scheduled to close today

Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 4:14 AM

Major traffic artery in Dayton to close for bridge replacement in December

The Keowee Street bridge is scheduled to close today, January 2. 

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Replacement of the Keowee Street bridge over the Great Miami River will impact traffic between Dayton and Harrison Twp. and impact some area businesses for almost a year. 

Construction on the bridge will close the roadway north of Stanley Avenue and cause a detour for the RTA Route 17.

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The following will go into effect as a result of the bridge closure: 

  • The official RTA detour for the construction is from Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to Interstate 75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie.
  • Northbound and southbound stops between Keowee Street and Stanley Avenue to Dixie Drive and Siebenthaler Avenue will be closed during this time. RTA staff will mark the closed stops with temporary signs, which will alert riders which stop is the closest stop for them to board. 
  • The southbound stop at Dixie at Wagner Ford will be closed, and southbound RTA riders should use the stop at Dixie at Siebenthaler to catch the bus. The northbound stop at Dixie and Wagner Ford will still be served.

City of Dayton engineers estimate the bridge construction to last throughout 2018 and into 2019.

4 jailed suspects did Facebook Live during standoff in Dayton

Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 11:15 AM
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 6:57 AM

WATCH: Facebook video shows men inside house during SWAT standoff

UPDATE @ 6:45 a.m. (Jan. 19):

Four people remain in Montgomery County  Jail in connection to a SWAT standoff in Dayton Thursday. 

Around noon Thursday, Justin D. Simmons, 23, was taken into custody for aggravated burglary; inducing panic;  and various warrants for traffic and parole violations, according to the jail website.

Also arrested with him were Nichole Floyd, 22, for inducing panic; Eric Simmons, 24, for inducing panic; and Jordan L. Simmons, 23, for inducing panic and parole violation, according to the jail website.

Police were called to the home for a suspicious vehicle believed to have been involved in a burglary on Valerie Arms Drive.

Police had a search warrant for the apartment on Elsmere Avenue.

Justin D. Simmons, Montgomery County Jail

UPDATE @ 4:22 p.m. (Jan. 18):

Dayton police said they believe a Facebook Live video posted during the standoff involved the people they were trying to get to come out of the Elsmere Avenue home.

In the video you see the suspects walking throughout the home and you can hear police banging on the door, asking the suspects to come out.

“You’re ordered to leave the apartment now; come out the front door with your hands up,” hostage negotiators said, at one point using a bull horn.

“Told you, we’re not leaving,” one suspect said during the Facebook Live. 

The names of the suspects have not been released.

Eric Simmons, Montgomery County Jail

UPDATE @ 12:55 p.m. (Jan. 18):

Four people have been detained following a SWAT standoff on Elsmere Avenue in Dayton, police said.

The standoff stems from a robbery at an apartment, where a gun was used, officers said.

The girlfriend of the suspect came to the scene and was able to verify the suspect was in the apartment, police said.

Jordan L. Simmons, Montgomery County Jail

UPDATE @ 11:35 a.m. (Jan. 18):

Four people have been placed in handcuffs following a SWAT situation at an apartment on Elsmere Avenue in Dayton, according to our crew on the scene. 

RELATED: Facebook live showing what a driver was doing, lands two men in jail

Additional details about the standoff are not available. 

During the standoff, at least one of the people inside the apartment was broadcasting on Facebook Live, according to Dayton police scanner traffic. 

Nichole Floyd, Montgomery County Jail
Four in custody after standoff on Elsmere Ave.

FIRST REPORT

We’re working to learn more about police activity at an apartment building on Elsmere Avenue in Dayton Thursday morning. 

Multiple Dayton police officers and SWAT members have responded to the 1900 block of Elsmere Avenue and have surrounded the building, according to our crew on the scene. 

Initial reports indicate a man is inside one of the apartments who has an outstanding warrant for his arrest. 

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.

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VIDEO: Plane that crashed down slope in Turkey removed with large crane

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 6:13 AM

Turkish authorities use massive cranes to lift airplane that skidded off runway earlier this week

A plane that skidded off a runway in Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope has been removed with a large crane.

The plane overshot the runway while landing at the Trabzon Airport Jan. 13. The plane’s nose came with a few feet of the Black Sea.

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A Boeing 737-800 of Turkey's Pegasus Airlines after skidding off the runway downhill towards the sea at the airport in Trabzon, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz said all 162 passengers and crew on board were evacuated and safe early Sunday. The cause of the accident was not yet known.(DHA-Depo Photos via AP)

The 168 passengers and crew on board were evacuated. No one was injured.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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.