Shots fired by drive-thru worker, suspect

Published: Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 1:17 AM
Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 5:52 AM

            Shots fired by drive-thru worker, suspect

Shots were fired from both a robbery suspect and a drive-thru worker during an attempted armed robbery late Sunday night.

Dayton police responded to the Main Drive Thru, 3401 N. Main St., just before 11 p.m. on reports of shots fired.

Police quickly found the drive-thru was the scene of an attempted robbery at the business.

A suspect, identified as Howard Williams, 28, entered the drive-thru and pulled a gun. The worker inside the business pulled a gun on the suspect in return. Shots were fire from both parties before Williams fled from the drive-thru on foot.

Police found Williams, with the gun still on his person, a few blocks from the business near Odlin Avenue and Cliff Street. He was brought back to the business to be identified by the worker, police said.

During the exchange of gunfire no one was injured but at least one drink case inside of the business was hit by bullets.

Williams was taken to the Montgomery County Jail from the scene of the incident and faces possible aggravated robbery charges.

Man uninjured after crashing into pole, flipping car on U.S. 35

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 7:49 AM

Man uninjured after crashing into pole, flipping car on U.S. 35

UPDATE @ 8:48 a.m.

A man who crashed into a utility pole on eastbound U.S. 35 in Preble County is uninjured, according to Troopers at the scene.

Troopers said the 19-year-old man was the only person involved in the single-car crash that has resulted in at least 3 homes loosing power.

The car has been towed from the scene, according to our crew, as DP&L workers attempt to fix downed lines and restore power.

Troopers said the crash remains under investigation, but at this time believe the man fell asleep at the wheel.

UPDATE @ 8:20 a.m.

State troopers are responding to a crash on U.S. 35 in Preble County Sunday morning. 

Crews were sent to the single-car crash around 7:36 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Crawfordsville Campbellstown Road.

Dispatchers said no one is injured as a result of the crash originally reported outside of New Lebanon in Montgomery County. 

A call for CareFlight was canceled shortly after troopers arrived at the scene. 

We have a crew working to learn more from the scene.


A vehicle is reportedly on its top after crashing into a pole on U.S. 35 in New Lebanon Sunday morning. 

The single-car crash was reported to dispatchers around 7:36 a.m. in the 4700 block of U.S. 35. 

Initial reports indicate a person at the scene with a head injury can be seen walking around the area. 

We have a crew heading to the scene to learn more.

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Trump slams New York Times ad set to air during Academy Awards

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 8:06 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 8:06 AM

            Trump slams New York Times ad set to air during Academy Awards

A New York Times ad scheduled to run during the Academy Awards on Sunday night already has at least one critic – President Donald Trump.

>> Trump tweets he won't attend White House correspondents' dinner

"For the first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save its failing reputation. Try reporting accurately & fairly!" Trump tweeted early Sunday about the commercial, the newspaper's first TV spot in seven years. 

>> See the tweet here

Trump's comment comes days after the Times, CNN and other news organizations said they were denied entry to an off-camera White House "gaggle" with Press Secretary Sean Spicer and one day after Trump announced he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.

>> CNN, New York Times barred from White House press briefing

The 30-second commercial, called "The Truth Is Hard," was posted Thursday on YouTube and has been viewed more than 2.6 million times.

>> Watch the ad here

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The Oscars broadcast begins at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday on ABC.

No injuries reported in suspicious Dayton garage fire

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 5:18 AM

UPDATE @ 6:28 a.m.

No injuries are reported in a Sunday morning fire that destroyed a two-car garage in Dayton. 

A two-car detached garage was destroyed, but no one injured at the scene of a garage fire in Dayton Sunday morning. 

Dayton District Fire Chief James Rose said crews encountered a fully-engulfed fire when they arrived to the garage in the 200 block of McClure Street. 

A fire investigator on scene is determining a cause for the fire which Rose described as suspicious at this time. 

Rose said the flames spread to a nearby fence due to windy conditions, but crews managed to put the fire out quickly. 

A DP&L crew was called to the scene to assist in de-energizing active power lines that caught fire.


Fire crews are responding to a reported fire in Dayton Sunday morning. 

Crews were sent to the 200 block of McClure Street around 4:55 a.m. on a report of a structure fire. 

The fire is, at this time, contained to a detached garage, according to dispatchers.

Initial reports indicate active power lines are laying in an ally in the area.

Our crew is working to learn more from firefighters at the scene.

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Trump speech to Congress this week offers chance to push agenda

Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 7:43 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 7:44 AM

While President Donald Trump has spent a good chunk of time in recent days battling with the news media, his speech to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday will give him the chance to spur some momentum for his legislative agenda, as Republicans struggle to find final agreement on a plan to repeal and replace the Obama health law.

“The theme of the address will be the renewal of the American Spirit,” said White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who told reporters that Mr. Trump will emphasize a series of issues.

“The address will particularly focus on public safety, including defense, increased border security, taking care of our veterans, and then economic opportunity, including education and job training, health care reform, jobs, taxes and regulatory reform,” Spicer added.

The President could well use a line that was part of his Friday speech to a conference of conservatives outside Washington, in which he said it’s time to move on his campaign promises.

“The era of empty talk is over,” the President said to applause. “Now is the time for action.”

That line immediately reminded me of a similar declaration before lawmakers in 1996, when President Bill Clinton said that “the era of big government is over.”

One might also expect some direct talk to Democrats – since they will be sitting in the hall of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Trump did just that on Friday as well, with a little humor.

“I hate having a Cabinet meeting and I see all these empty seats. I said, Democrats, please approve our Cabinet and get smart on health care, too, if you don’t mind,” the President said to applause.

While Mr. Trump seems certain to focus on repealing and replacing the Obama health law, Republicans still have not produced their own plan – that’s expected to happen in coming weeks.