Students allegedly catch teacher abusing puppy

Published: Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 9:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 9:01 AM

Students at a Florida high school say they caught their teacher in an act of animal cruelty.

According to Lee County Domestic Animal Services, Mathew Emans was spotted putting a puppy in his car's trunk while he taught classes.

Investigators say two students at Gateway Charter High School happened to see Emans take the puppy out of the car and then put the Staffordshire Terrier into the trunk and walk away.

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A school resource officer tracked Emans down and ordered him to open the trunk, where the five-month-old puppy was found alive. It was panting heavily and in need of water.

According to the News-Press, investigators determined the temperature in the trunk was about 97 degrees, the temperature inside the car was found to be over 150 degrees.

Emans has given up ownership of the puppy and it was put up for adoption by animal services.

The 28-year-old teacher is facing animal cruelty charges, which is punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

He reportedly told investigators he planned on having the puppy in the trunk for just a few hours while he was at work.

Vehicle hits pole on North Main Street, Harrison Twp., forces road closure

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 10:28 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 10:47 PM

UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m.: The DP&L crew will have to replace the pole damaged in the vehicle crash, which means a section of North Main Street in the 5600 block will remain closed for some time.


A section of North Main Street in Harrison Twp. has been shut down after a vehicle struck a utility pole in the 5600 block. 

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies and a medic unit were sent to that area about 8:40 p.m. on the report of an injury crash. 

Deputies at the scene would not say whether the driver has been injured or whether their preliminary investigation points toward a cause of the crash. 

A Dayton Power & Light crew is on scene to deal with the pole, which has been left leaning. No power outages have been reported. 

The DP&L crew on scene means that section of North Main, in the area of Carson Avenue and Philadelphia Drive, is closed. 

We will update this report when more information becomes available.

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart amid controversy over pedophilia comments

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 3:38 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 3:45 PM

            Milo Yiannopoulos resigns from Breitbart amid controversy over pedophilia comments

Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from his position at Breitbart News after controversial comments about pedophilia surfaced over the weekend and sparked outrage.

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"I do not support child abuse," Yiannopoulos said Tuesday at a news conference. "It's a disgusting crime of which I have personally been a victim."

He said he plans to launch a media venture in the coming weeks and said he has been approached by other publishers since Simon & Schuster announced Monday that it had dropped Giannopoulos' upcoming book, "Dangerous."

In a statement, he praised Breitbart News for providing him with a platform that "allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise have never heard them."

In a separate statement released to The New York Times, Breitbart News said Yiannopoulos resigned Tuesday morning as an editor at Breitbart Tech.

"Milo Yiannopoulos' bold voice has sparked much-needed debate on important cultural topics confronting universities, the LGBTQ community, the press and the tech industry," the conservative news organization said.

He resigned amid scrutiny over previous comments that resurfaced over the weekend by the conservative Reagan Battalion blog. The blog shared video clips Sunday on Twitter in which Yiannopoulos discussed Jews, sexual consent, statutory rape, child abuse and homosexuality.

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In one of the clips shared by the Reagan Battalion blog, Yiannopoulos defends sexual relationships between men and boys as young as 13 years old. He also speaks approvingly of his own sexual relationship with a 29-year-old priest when he was 17.

"In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men — the sort of 'coming of age' relationship — those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can't speak to their parents," he said.

He said he stepped down Tuesday to keep from taking attention away from Breitbart News.

"When your friends have done right by you, you do right by them," he said. "For me, now, that means stepping aside so my colleagues at Breitbart can get back to the great work they do."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Victim in fatal Harrison Twp. crash identified

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 7:36 AM

UPDATE @ 9:57 p.m.

Christine Bowyer, 51, of Vandalia has been identified as the victim in a Tuesday morning crash in Harrison Twp, according to the Montgomery County coroner’s office.

UPDATE @8:49 a.m. 

The victim is female, according to the county coroner’s office.

UPDATE @ 8 a.m. 

Deputies have confirmed a fatality in a crash at North Main Street and Shoup Mill Road in Harrison Twp. 

Additional information is not available. 


Medics have been dispatched to a three-vehicle crash on North Main Street at Shoup Mill Road. 

People may be trapped in at least one of the vehicles. 

Check back for developments on this story. 


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Man sought in shooting incidents at nightclub and hotel is in custody

Published: Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 1:45 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @ 9:12 PM

UPDATE @ 8:45 p.m. (Feb. 21): Shaun Hill, 27, a person of interest in the Feb. 11 shooting outside a Harrison Twp. nightclub as well as in the Jan. 26 police-involved shots fired incident at the Hawthorne Suites in Miami Twp., is in jail on $1 million bail. 

Hill was arrested about 9:30 a.m. by Montgomery County sheriff's deputies and was booked into the jail about 20 minutes later. 

He is being detained in the Montgomery County Jail on charges of felonious assault and having a weapon as a felon. 

Hill is to be in court Wednesday, according to online jail records.

UPDATE @ 5:11 p.m. (Feb. 12): 

The man wanted for questioning by Montgomery County deputies investigating the shooting outside the Liquid Sports Club early Saturday morning is facing a charge from a recent officer-involved shooting.

Shaun Hill, 27, is charged with obstructing official business in the Jan. 26 shooting incident at Hawthorne Suites in Miami Twp.

Deputies named Hill as a “person-of-interest” in the investigation into the overnight shooting at the club, 5202 N. Main St.

Hill posted bond and was released from the Montgomery County Jail about a week ago.

2 indicted in Hawthorn Suites officer-involved shooting case

UPDATE @ 1 p.m.

More details have been released about the shooting overnight at the Liquid Sports Club, 5202 N. Main St.

Montgomery County deputies are looking for 27-year-old Shaun Hill as a person-of-interest in the shooting that left a 26-year-old man in “very serious condition” at Miami Valley Hospital, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Hill is wanted for questioning as detectives have determined he was at the scene, according to the release.

Deputies responded at approximately 1:32 a.m. and found the victim lying on the pavement outside the club. He had suffered an unknown number of gunshots and was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (937) 225-2237.

UPDATE @ 3 a.m. 

A man kicked out of a bar for fighting went to his vehicle, retrieved a gun, and shot one person at Liquid Sport Club in Harrison Twp., according to a 911 call obtained by this news organization. 

A caller into emergency dispatchers reported shot fired, with one person hit by gunfire at the Liquid Sport Club at 5202 North Main Street in Harrison Twp. around 1:30 a.m. 

“We kicked [the alleged shooter] out [of] the bar because he was fighting,” the male caller said in the 911 call. “He ran back to his car, got his gun, and started shooting.” 

According to the caller, the victim was shot in the back, but the victim’s condition and severity of injuries sustained was not released by deputies on scene. 

Additional details were not available. We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

UPDATE @ 2:15 a.m. 

Investigators briefly detained a possible suspect suspect vehicle in the lot of Speedway at 5000 North Main Street, before allowing the vehicle and its occupants to leave, according to initial reports. 

Deputies have not provided an update in their investigation and the condition of the victim is unknown. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 


Medics and deputies have been dispatched to reports of a person shot on North Main Street in Harrison Twp. early Saturday morning. 

Emergency crews were dispatched to the 5200 block of North Main Street just after 1:30 a.m. 

The condition of the victim and severity of injuries sustained was unknown. 

We have a crew heading to the scene and we’ll update this page when new information becomes available. 

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