Suspect arrested in fatal Hamilton shooting

Published: Monday, December 31, 2013 @ 7:30 PM
Updated: Monday, December 31, 2013 @ 8:48 PM

A man wanted by police in connection a slaying early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Hamilton bar is behind bars.

Myron Lamar “Cowboy” Doby turned himself at the Butler County Sheriff’s Office late this afternoon.

Doby, 54, of Hamilton, is charged with murder for the fatal shooting of Donnell Holland about 1:45 a.m. in the parking lot of the Grub Pub and Patio on Hancock Avenue, according to Hamilton Police. He was also arrested on an unrelated warrant for trafficking in drugs.

The homicide remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Hamilton Police Department detective section at (513) 868-5811 ext 2002 or case investigator Detective Patrick Erb II. at (513) 868-5811 ext. 1284.

Threat for strong storms returns late Friday

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 3:49 AM

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QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Showers tapering off tonight 
  • More storms return Friday evening, some strong
  • Severe weather threat continues into holiday weekend

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DETAILED FORECAST 

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This Evening: Showers and thunderstorms will lingering through sunset before tapering off. Brief heavy rain and even some small hail will be possible. Temperatures will fall back through the 60s.

Tonight:  Clouds will break into the night. Some patchy fog will be possible late. Temperatures will fall into the middle 50s by morning. 

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Friday: Partly sunny skies and quiet conditions are expected through much of the day. Scattered storms will develop toward late evening and continue into Friday night. A few storms could be strong as they arrive before weakening late Friday night. Temperatures on Friday will reach into the middle 70s.

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Saturday: After an early morning shower, much of the day will be quiet with partly sunny skies. Scattered showers and storms will redevelop from south to north by late evening into Saturday night. Some storms could be strong or severe. Temperatures will reach into the lower 80s by late afternoon.

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Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible, especially the first half of the day. A few storms could be strong, possible severe. Temperatures will reach into the upper 70s.

Memorial Day: Partly cloudy skies are expected for the holiday with a slight chance for a shower or storm, mainly north of I-70. Highs will be in the middle to upper 70s.

Tuesday: Expect a mix of sun and clouds with a passing shower possible. Highs will be in the middle 70s.

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Report: Jared Kushner a focus of Russia probe

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:26 PM
Updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:13 PM

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A senior White House official is a person of interest in the investigation into ties between Russia and the Donald Trump campaign, the Washington Post has reported.

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Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson are current Trump administration officials who have acknowledged contact with Russian officials, according to the report.

Body-slamming a reporter just made Greg Gianforte a whole lot of money

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:04 PM

GREAT FALLS, MT - MAY 23:  Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte looks on during a campaign meet and greet at Lions Park on May 23, 2017 in Great Falls, Montana.  Greg Gianforte is campaigning throughout Montana ahead of a May 25 special election to fill Montana's single congressional seat. Gianforte is in a tight race against democrat Rob Quist.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Montana Republican Greg Gianforte’s congressional campaign has raised $100,000 and counting in the hours since he allegedly “body-slammed” Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.

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That’s according to NBC News’ Peter Alexander, who cites a source close to the campaign operation.

The incident occurred Wednesday at a campaign event for Gianforte, who is running in a Montana special election to replace the House seat vacated by now-Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Montana’s only House seat has been held by Republicans since 1996.

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Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs tried to get Gianforte to answer a question about the GOP health care bill when the candidate allegedly exploded on him. As Jacobs intended to record Gianforte’s answer to his health care questions, he recorded the entire incident.

The alleged assault and battery was witnessed by reporters for Fox News and others. Jacobs called police and filed a report.

While Gallatin County police allowed Gianforte to leave the scene (which he quickly did, not even telling the audience gathered what had happened), they later issued him a misdemeanor assault citation.

Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin is a donor to Gianforte’s campaign. Publicly available Federal Election Commission records show he made a $250 donation in March.

Killer clown still on loose, infamous cold case remains unsolved 25 years later

Published: Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7:06 PM

Scary clown costumes are displayed for sale at a store in Mexico City. Authorities in Florida are still trying to solve a cold case murder involving a person who dressed up like a clown and killed Marlene Warren at her front door 27 years ago over Memorial Day weekend.
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On a Saturday morning 27 years ago, death knocked on Marlene Warren’s front door in Wellington, Florida, wearing a clown suit

The murder has remained unsolved for nearly 30 years.

Here’s a look back at what happened that rainy morning on Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 1990.

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Marlene Warren lived in the prosperous Aero Club neighborhood in Wellington, where many of the large homes on one-acre lots have backyard hangars for their owners’ private planes. An airstrip runs through the center of the community.

The steamy season was beginning to settle in across South Florida that Saturday when a clown came to Warren’s door just before 11 a.m.

Answering the door, a smiling Warren accepted the bundle of flowers and balloons the clown held.

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“Oh, how pretty,” her son remembered her saying.

They were the last words she would speak.

Wearing an orange wig, red nose and gloves, camouflaged with white paint creating a grotesque happy face, the death-dealing clown raised a pistol and delivered a single shot at point-blank range to Warren’s face.

Her 21-year-old son, Joey Ahrens, in the living room with a group of friends, reached his mother as she collapsed amid a spreading pool of blood.

He recalled seeing the clown’s brown eyes before it climbed into a white Chrysler LeBaron convertible.

Warren, 40, died two days later.

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Homicide investigators focused on Warren’s husband, Michael, 38, and Sheila Sheltra Keen, 27, whom Warren had hired to repossess cars for his West Palm Beach used car lot. Acquaintances told police Michael Warren and Keen were having an affair, which they denied.

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