I-75 N lanes clear after 8-vehicle wreck at Edwin C. Moses Blvd. exit in Dayton

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 4:27 PM
Updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 6:06 PM

I-75 crash at Edwin C. Moses

UPDATE @ 6:03 p.m.: All northbound lanes of I-75 are open.

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

One person was taken to a hospital after an eight-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 North at the Edwin C. Moses Boulevard exit.

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The injuries to the one person are not life-threatening, Dayton police said. 

There are five cars and three pickup trucks involved in the accident. Police are speaking with each of the drivers. 

The far right lane continues to be open, but the traffic backup is extensive.

FIRST REPORT

A reported multiple-vehicle accident on I-75 North at the Edwin C. Moses Boulevard exit had the interstate shut down for several minutes. 

There is at least one injury being reported in from the accident, which is said to involved as many as four vehicles. 

The accident was reported about 4:14 p.m. 

At 4:26 p.m., the far right lane has reopened.

We have a crew on scene. We will update this developing report.

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Space heater causes mattress to catch fire in Dayton home

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 3:28 AM

UPDATE @ 4:07 a.m: A space heater being too close to a mattress was the cause of a fire on Adams Street in Dayton early Thursday morning.

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The heater caused the entire bedroom to catch fire in the one of the duplex apartments, according to officials.

Fire crews had no problem getting the fire out or removing residents from the structure.

All of the residents, with the exception of the individual who lives in the apartment where the fire started, were able to return.

The individual did reportedly suffer smoke inhalation as a result of the fire.

There is no word on damage estimates.

INITIAL REPORT

A medic has been requested to the scene of a fire in Dayton.

Initial reports indicate a mattress caught fire in a home on Adams Street around 3:11 a.m. Fire crews were able to quickly put the fire out.

A resident reportedly suffered smoke inhalation.

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

California man to launch homemade rocket to prove Earth is flat

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 3:00 AM

In this Nov. 15, 2017, photograph, daredevil/limousine driver Mad Mike Hughes is shown with with his steam=powered rocket constructed out of salvage parts on a five-acre property that he leases in Apple Valley, Cal. Hughes plans to launch his homemade contraption on Saturday near the ghost town of Amboy, Cal., at a speed of roughly 500 miles-per-hour. (Waldo Stakes/HO courtesy of Mad Mike Hughes via AP)
In this Nov. 15, 2017, photograph, daredevil/limousine driver Mad Mike Hughes is shown with with his steam=powered rocket constructed out of salvage parts on a five-acre property that he leases in Apple Valley, Cal. Hughes plans to launch his homemade contraption on Saturday near the ghost town of Amboy, Cal., at a speed of roughly 500 miles-per-hour. (Waldo Stakes/HO courtesy of Mad Mike Hughes via AP)

A California man is planning to take a 500 mph flight in a homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat.

Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limousine driver, plans to launch himself 1,800 feet and fly one mile over the Mojave Desert in his rocket made from scrap metal, according to the Washington Post.

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He said his ultimate goal is a launch miles above Earth where he hopes to photograph proof the Earth is flat. He has never tested this rocket.

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"It'll shut the door on this ball Earth," Hughes said in a fundraising interview with a flat-Earth group for Saturday's flight.

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In 2014, Hughes was injured when he flew a quarter of a mile in his first manned rocket. He was dragged from the remains of the rocket and had to use a walker for two weeks, he said.

Many believers envision the Earth is a flat disc ringed by sea ice, which naturally holds the oceans in, according to the Washington Post. What's beyond the sea ice, if anything, remains to be discovered.

Piqua police investigate armed robbery at Cassano’s Pizza King

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 2:45 AM

Piqua police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Cassano’s Pizza King Wednesday night.

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The incident occurred on Covington Avenue at Sunset Drive in Piqua around 8:50 p.m, according to a press release. 

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Police are asking to speak with two persons of interest in connection with the robbery who were captured on surveillance footage.

If anyone recognizes these individuals, they are urged to call the on-duty shift at 937-440-9911, or to remain anonymous, Submit-A-Tip here .

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Inmate escapes during treatment at Middletown hospital

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 1:32 AM

Deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office are looking for an inmate that escaped custody of the Community Corrections Center staff late Wednesday night. 

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Robert Langford escaped custody of the CCC staff while in the process of being treated at Atrium Medical Center. He was last seen running north from the Atrium Medical Center in the city of Middletown at 8:08 p.m. in a hospital gown.

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Langford is described as a 31-year-old white male, 6 feet tall, weighing 175 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair. 

He was sentenced to the Community Corrections Center after being convicted of drug offenses.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Robert Langford are urged to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 513-695-1280 or the Warren County Communications Center at 513-695-2525.