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Power restored in Bellbrook after tree falls on home

Published: Monday, June 05, 2017 @ 6:27 PM
Updated: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 @ 11:59 AM

Tree down on Peach Orchard

UPDATE @ 5:26 p.m. 

Power has been restored in Bellbrook. About 350 customers remain without power in Montgomery County, and 29 in Greene County.

UPDATE @11:59 A.M

DP&L reports Monday’s storms were the biggest wave outages they've had since spring/summer storm season started this year. 

Initially 24,000 people were without power. 

Now, DP&L has 33 crews in the field. About 24 are tree crews working on removal and clearing trees/limbs off power lines. 

DP&L brought in extra help from Indiana and neighboring areas.

UPDATE @ 11:12 a.m.

DP&L officials said they are hoping to have 98 percent of the customers that were impacted by Monday’s storms back on line by noon.

Around 1,200 customers were still without power around 11:10 a.m.

RELATED: Widespread storm damage reported in Miami, Montgomery counties

UPDATE @ 9:20 a.m.

Dayton Power and Light is utilizing outside resources to assist with power restoration in areas still impacted from Monday evening’s storms.

Indianapolis Power and Light, South Central Power Company and Meade have been called to assist, according to DP&L.

UPDATE @ 8:28 a.m.

Many of the remaining power outages in the Miami Valley will involve removing trees and branches before power can be restored, according to Dayton Power and Light.

Here are the remaining power outages:

  • Montgomery County: 863
  • Miami County: 349
  • Greene County: 159

MORE: Strong winds split tree at Miami County home, send fishing boat into tree

UPDATE @5:55 a.m.

About 1,500 people remain without power in the Miami Valley after strong storms moved through Monday evening.

Power has been restored to thousands of customers already -- 16,000 were without power last evening.

Here are the current outages:

  • Montgomery County: 924
  • Greene County: 214
  • Miami County: 363

UPDATE @4:09 a.m. 

Current outages: 

  • Montgomery County: 1,193
  • Miami County: 307
  • Greene County: 264

UPDATE @3:13 a.m. 

Current outages:

  • Montgomery County: 1,109
  • Miami County: 402
  • Greene County: 227

UPDATE @1:40 a.m. Power has been restored to some in Montgomery County, but additional outages have been reaported in Greene and Miami counties.

RELATED: Widespread storm damage reported in Miami, Montgomery counties

Current outages as of 1:40 a.m.:

  • Montgomery County: 1,243
  • Miami County: 805
  • Greene County: 304 

UPDATE @ 12:33 a.m. (6/6): Power has been restored to several thousand DP&L customers in the Miami Valley, but over 2,000 remain in the dark.

As of 12:35 a.m., DP&L is reporting the following outages:

  • Montgomery County: 1,688 outages
  • Greene County: 298 outages
  • Miami County: 776 Counties

UPDATE @ 11:30 p.m. (6/5):  Just more than 7,000 homes and businesses are still without power as DP&L works to restore electric service in the aftermath of Monday afternoon’s severe thunderstorms.

Here’s the latest tally about 11:30 p.m., according to the DP&L online outage map:

  • 6,026 in Montgomery County 
  • 820 in Miami 
  • 299 in Greene

UPDATE @ 10:18 p.m.

Nearly half of the over 17,000 Montgomery County homes that lost power Monday evening have had service restored, while over 8,800 remain without, according to a DP&L Outage Map.

Miami County has experienced a fluctuating number of outages throughout the evening with over 900 currently without power.

RELATED: Widespread storm damage reported in Miami, Montgomery counties

Strong winds took down trees and power lines Monday evening leading to, at one point, nearly 18,000 power outages. A DP&L spokesperson was not immediately available for comment. 

UPDATE @ 6:51 p.m.

Storm damage has left more than 16,000 customers without power in Montgomery County, according to a DP&L online outage map.

Numerous reports of trees and power lines down have kept energy crews busy Monday evening.

RELATED: Photos from tonight’s storms

An outage map from DP&L shows over 17,000 without power in Montgomery County. Over 400 are without power in Miami County and another 114 in Greene County.

More than 400 are reported without power in Miami County, according to DP&L, with thousands reported earlier in the evening.

Viewers continue to send us reports and photos of damage throughout both counties, with one caller reporting a boat wrapped around the tree of a home near Ludlow Falls.

Heavy winds left this boat mangled around the trunk of a tree in the front yard of a home on Horseshoe Road near Ludlow Falls Monday evening. (Samantha Freels/Cotnributed)

UPDATE @ 6:37 p.m.:

Nearly 2,200 DP&L customers are without power in Montgomery County, according to the outage map. We will continue to monitor the map and update you on any new developments. 


The severe thunderstorms moving through the region Monday afternoon are being blamed for hundreds of power outages.

About 6:10 p.m., roughly 1,330 outages are being reported in Miami County, 45 in Montgomery because of the storms moving through the region, according to the Dayton Power & Light online outage map.

We will update this developing report.

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Man in car dies after being hit by 35-pound boulder thrown from highway overpass

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:46 PM

Man Dies After 35-Pound Boulder Thrown from Highway Overpass Crashes Through Windshield

Authorities are looking for whoever threw a nearly 35-pound rock off an overpass Thursday, killing a man in a car being driven by his wife, according to officials

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The boulder hit Christopher Lopez, 23, who was in the front passenger seat of a Toyota Corolla being driven by his wife, Guadalupe Gutierrez. Her mother and the couple’s 4-year-old daughter were also in the car, according to KABC

Gutierrez drove her husband to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to KABC.

“This was an intentional act," CHP Lt. Chuck Geletko told KABC. "Even though the person or persons who threw the boulder may not have known who was inside the vehicle at the time, any prudent person would know that a boulder that size would seriously harm someone driving on the freeway below.”

GoFundMe account was started to help the family with funeral expenses. 

"If anybody saw anything, please help us find whoever did this to him," Gutierrez told KABC. "He didn't deserve this. My daughter didn't deserve this."

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Elderly woman navigates busy traffic in Memphis on mobility scooter

Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 10:16 AM

A mobility scooter was an unusual vehicle during Friday's rush hour in Memphis.
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A mobility scooter was an unusual vehicle during Friday's rush hour in Memphis.(Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

A woman alarmed drivers in Memphis on Friday night as she drove a mobility scooter onto a dangerous highway. The woman, who appeared to be in her 70s or 80s, was seen driving around 7 p.m. The incident was recorded live on Facebook

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The video was being filmed as a cry for help. Facebook user, Towanna Murphy, asked her friends to please share the information with police as she followed the woman onto I-240.

"Whoever is watching this video, please call 911, so we can get this lady where she's going,” Murphy said.

The video ended with a Memphis police officer working to assist the woman off the scooter, but she refused to comply. 

Police said the woman is now safe and with officers.

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Children injured in crash involving RTA bus remain in critical condition

Published: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 2:19 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

'Critical' next few days for kids hurt in RTA crash

UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m.:

The two children injured in a car crash involving an RTA and four other vehicles Tuesday remain in critical condition Saturday, according to a Dayton Children’s Hospital representative.

Emmanuel Caldwell, 6, and Eric Caldwell, 7, of Harrison Twp. were in the backseat of the bronze 1998 Cadillac Deville that struck an RTA bus causing a chain reaction into a parking lot of an Auto Zone on North Main Street, according to a crash report.

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The driver of the Cadillac, David L. Gregory, 39, of Harrison Twp. was taken to Grandview Medical Center where his condition is not known.

He is suspected to have been under the influence of drugs and alcohol, the crash report stated.

Eric E. Caldwell, 32, of Harrison Twp. was taken to Miami Valley Hospital. His condition has yet to be released.

No one in the vehicle was wearing a seat belt, the crash report stated.


Two children injured after a crash Tuesday afternoon involving four vehicles and an RTA bus have been on ventilators since the crash, and family said the next few days are critical to their survival. 

The siblings, Emmanuel, 6, and Eric, 7, are best friends, according to family. The family said they've been told by doctors that Emmanuel, especially, may not survive.

>> Vehicle hits RTA bus, alcohol suspected 

Both children are being watched for fevers and additional swelling on the brain after they sustained "horrific" injuries.

“It breaks my heart, you know,” said Ryan Morgan, a police officer and the boys' uncle. "They're my nephews. I was there when both of them were born. I deal with this type of stuff all the time, but when it's your own family, it hits you especially hard." 

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Deputies said they believe the driver of the vehicle the boys were in was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Preliminary indicatations are that the two men in the Cadillac with the children are their father and uncle. 

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Both men remain hospitalized. Neither they nor the children were wearing safety belts, according to a traffic crash report. 

The Cadillac struck an RTA bus, setting off a chain reaction crash that ended in the parking lot of an Auto Zone on North Main Street. 

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Soggy St. Patrick’s Day

Published: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 5:14 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2018 @ 10:21 AM

There will be a wintry mix this morning followed by scattered showers this afternoon.

Clouds will linger through the day with a few breaks possible late morning/early afternoon. Scattered showers may redevelop for the afternoon, according to Storm Center 7 meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs. Some spots far north may see a light max initially, then change to rain. Temperatures will slowly climb into the lower 40s. Skies then begin to clear overnight and temperatures will fall back below freezing. Some isolated slick spots are possible with any damp roads from earlier precipitation.

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

>>St. Patrick’s Day: Freezing rain could impact celebration


  • Chance of showers this afternoon
  • More sun and milder for Sunday
  • Rain/snow possible mid-week


Tomorrow: There will be sunny skies and it will be warmer with highs into the lower 50s.

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Monday: Some morning sun will give way to more clouds through the day. There will be a chance for a few showers towards the evening. It will become breezy with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Cloudy skies are expected with a few rain or snow showers early. It will be mostly cloudy for most of the day. A few more rain/snow showers may return into the night. Highs will be in the lower 40s.

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Wednesday: There will be a chance for a few passing snow showers and chilly with highs in the upper 30s.

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