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Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 2:38 PM
UPDATE @ 10 p.m.
The railroad crossing at West Stewart Street was shut down for several hours today after a train struck a semitrailer that was stuck on the tracks.
The truck hauling scrap aluminum in the 700 block of West Stewart Street became stuck by the crossing gate arms as they came down for an approaching locomotive. The train struck the rear of the trailer, which split it open and spilled its contents.
“Luckily, the train was going around 20, 25 mph, they said. Of course, with the train weighing several hundred thousand pounds it takes a while for it to stop,” Capt. Merritt Colton of the Dayton Fire Department said.
The truck driver was not injured.
“The only thing that was damaged was the trailer to the tractor here,” Colton said.
The incident affected motorists and rail traffic while crews worked to clean up the mess and haul the rig.
“We have several trains backed up waiting to use this section line. The quicker we can get this cleared, the quicker we can get the commerce line moving here,” Colton said.
The scene was cleared within four or five hours.
No injuries were reported when a semitrailer was struck in the rear by a passing train at a railroad crossing in the 700 block of West Stewart Street in Dayton.
Crews responded to the scene at 2:17 p.m.
We’re working to learn more and will update this story.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:13 AM
MIAMI TWP. — A Lyft driver who found a cell phone loaded with child pornography in his vehicle after dropping off a client helped police make an arrest, according to court documents.
Marvin Hemphill, 27, of Valdosta, Georgia, was arrested Jan. 6 at the Staybridge Suites at Austin Landing and was indicted Wednesday on 24 charges connected to child pornography, according to court records.
According to court documents, Hemphill left his cell phone in the Lyft driver’s vehicle after receiving a ride from a Beavercreek restaurant where he worked.
The driver looked at the phone, attempting to determine the owner, and noticed the child pornography and alerted officers, court documents showed.
Police were able to link the phone to Hemphill, who allowed police to search it, and multiple child porn videos were found, the documents read.
Hemphill admitted to police that he knew he had the child porn on the phone and knew the people in the videos were juveniles, court records showed.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:56 AM
— We know you’ve been waiting.
After thousands of nominations, even more votes, and careful tallying, winners of the Dayton.com Best of 2017 poll were announced at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.
With more than 100 categories, you’ll find winners from Best Burger and Best Pizza to Best Happy Hour and Best Bar Bathroom.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:47 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:31 AM
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Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:27 AM
DAYTON — 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.
Here is everything you need to know about the hospital closure: